Denver, Colorado 2021-07-30 07:02:21 –
After spending 52 years in the same house, Henri Ann Nelson is finally ready to let go.
Last week she marketed a 11,055-square-foot mansion on 11.22 acres of land at 2500 E. Belleview Ave. in Greenwood Village for $ 9.9 million.
“It took me four and a half years to decide that I could leave it,” Nelson said. “I’m old. It takes a lot of work to keep up with the garden, the house, and all the equipment that comes with it. The kids wanted me to move.”
“It’s hard to have no neighbors at my age, and it was time because I just didn’t have anyone to wave or say good morning,” added 88.
She said her husband, HW, who passed by Nelson and Bill, bought the house in 1969. Bill was a certified accountant and owned a company founded by his father, Hama & Nelson, but retired and turned to commercial real estate. He died in 2017.
“This was Mr. Nelson’s domain,” Nelson said. “He loves to live there and I tried to reduce his size many times before he died, and he said,” I’m going to die here, don’t worry about it. ” Told. But he also said he intends to live until he is 110 years old. “
A 7-bedroom, 6-bathroom home has seen a lot of history and “gentle love and care” over the years, she said.
The realtor who represented them when they bought the property told the couple that the previous owner was an avid antique collector. According to Nelson, the fireplace in the house was an original wooden model of a marble fireplace carved and presented by President George Washington from England. The marble fireplace is still in Mount Vernon’s home in Washington.
Nelson was promised the original documents for the fireplace by a previous seller, but did not receive anything due to the divorce.
“Bill and I went to see it, and it’s even the notch on the side that the wood carver mistakenly made,” Nelson said.
The library also features French tiles dating back to the 1780s, banister wood carvings, and a living room, dining room, closet door, and corridor crown molding from the time the Swiss woodworkers once lived.
Nelson said he missed Christmas morning the most. Every year, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren spend the night on Christmas Eve, waking up and celebrating together.
“This will be my first Christmas when my three kids, their kids and their kids didn’t spend the night with me on Christmas Eve,” she said.
“If Mr Nelson knew I was selling, he would probably be ill,” she added. “He loved here every minute, especially when everyone came home.”
address: 2500 E. Belleview Ave., Greenwood Village
Listing price: $ 9.9 million
statistics: According to Nelson, the southern end of the house was originally built in 1905 and the northern end was built in 1911. In 1952, the two were connected by a breeze and then converted into a music room.
The house is on 3.51 acres and the second 7.71 acre parcel is zoned for horseback riding.
“It’s a great corner, and not every part of the city has enough area to get a view of the mountains,” Nelson said. “I came across a lot of wild animals like deer and heard bobcats and coyotes.”
“I hope families with children will buy it and put the stables back in,” she added. “It’s a great place for kids to grow up. I moved in my thirties and that was the answer to our prayers.”
More details: Over the years, Nelson has refurbished modern kitchens with lead-glass kitchen cabinets and doors, as well as bay windows with seats.
“I loved it because my grandchildren, and now my great-grandchildren, love to lie on the cushions while watching the birds,” Nelson said.
They also built a 12-foot brick wall with an entrance gate around the house.
“Before the cell phone, we were around the corner, so everyone would come to my door in the event of a car trouble,” Nelson said.
Outside there is a tennis court and a garage for 5 cars.
“Mr. Nelson had a swing by the tennis court, and after working in the yard all day, he sat on the swing, put on his hat and went to sleep,” Nelson recalled.
seller: Anrian Nelson
Listing agent: Dann Degen from Re / Max Masters Millennium
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