c.1905 Thompson-Henry Mansion Overlooking Cheesman Park for $4.5M
$4,500,000 | Built c.1905 | 11,041 Sq. Ft. | 8 Beds | 4.5+ Baths | 0.38 Acres
1070 N Humboldt Street, Denver, Colorado, United States, 80218
The historic Thompson-Henry Mansion located within the Humboldt Street Historic District and overlooking Denver’s landmark Cheesman Park is on the market for $4.5 million. Designed by the Baerresen Brothers, Danish-born architects based in Denver, and built c.1905 for Alonzo Thompson, the 114-year-old residence spans more than 11,000 square feet on four levels with eight bedrooms and four full and one half bathrooms. Sitting on a 0.38 acre property on a tree-lined street among 24 other historic homes built between 1895 and 1920, this Georgian Revival showcases an impressive classical facade, an elegant portico and Palladian windows. The architectural detail and period fixtures continue well into the sprawling home. According to 9News.com, Kathleen and Bob Reginelli purchased the mansion for $650,000 in 1991, it’s been lovingly maintained ever since. The original architectural details include significant and intricate staircases, never-painted hardwood casework/paneling/cabinetry, quarter-sawn oak pocket doors, historically themed fireplace-surround tiles, hand-painted art ceilings including the astonishing classically inspired piece in the main stairwell, and decorative stencil ceiling on canvas in the living room, several unique chandeliers (one with mother of pearl shades), two-dozen stained glass windows including a 5×6 foot hand-painted portrait of Romeo and Juliet, seven fireplaces, gold-leafed ceiling ornamentation, hand-laid parquet floors, and a plethora of historically curated details that truly must be seen to be believed. Movies and TV shows have been shot on the property, and significant dignitaries and politicians have hosted meetings here. It was one of the first residences in Denver built with steel-beam construction, which may have contributed to its extraordinary level of preservation. This is one of the most architecturally and historically significant homes in Denver ever to be offered for sale. The Thompson-Henry Mansion is on the market for $4.5 million with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty.
Dreaming Casually put together a great collection of history on the Thompson-Henry Mansion and its mysterious original owner Alonzo. According to Business Den, Alonzo Thompson claimed to be in contact with his dead father. A newspaper clipping from 1912 mentioned a “forbidden room” where a younger Thompson would hold seances.