427 W Columbia Avenue

    Telluride, CO 81435
    • $6,125,000
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 31 days
    • MLS #: 36427
    UPDATED: 63 min ago
    $6,125,000
    • 3
      BEDS
    • 0.17
      ACRES
    • 4
      BATHS
    • 1
      1/2 BATHS
    • 3,002
      SQFT
    • $2,040
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    1891
    County:

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    Description

    One of the most historic homes in the town of Telluride is the Cornell House. Lucien Lucius Nunn, the father of alternating electrical current, built this house in 1891 and was one of the first homes in the country built with alternating electrical current. In 1902 Nunn housed the ''Telluride Institute'' in this building where students from Cornell University in New York could come to learn the practical application of electrical engineering.When the owners purchased this home in 1996, the foundation was in ruins and the interior in need of repair. Shortly after the owners began to meticulously and lovingly restore it taking it down to the studs, adding a new foundation as well as some modern upgrades all while carefully keeping it true to its original form.Even the parquet wood floors, the only historic inlaid floors in Telluride, were restored to their original piano key pattern. Without changing the front facade of the house, they added a contemporary kitchen on the first floor and a master bedroom suite with his and hers bathrooms upstairs. Today the historic Cornell House is 2,154 sq. ft. with three bedrooms, three and one-half bathrooms plus a large basement housing the mechanical equipment and providing plenty of storage. The detached remodeled guesthouse incorporates the previous garage and today is 848 sq. ft. featuring wormy chestnut interior with a living and sleeping area, kitchenette, a large sleeping loft accessed by a library ladder, bathroom, storage basement and an attached heated one-car garage. Elaborate landscaping, a salt-water hot tub, back yard patio and front yard fire-pit enhance the property.

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    427 W Columbia Avenue Telluride, CO 81435

    • Price: $6,125,000
    • Status: Active
    • Updated: 63 min ago
    • MLS #: 36427
    3
    Beds
    4
    Baths
    1
    ½ Baths
    0.17
    Acres
    3,002
    SQFT
    $2,040
    $/SQFT
    1891
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    W Trde Addition
    County:
    San Miguel
    Area:
    Town Of Telluride - 11 (Major Area 10)
    Property Description
    One of the most historic homes in the town of Telluride is the Cornell House. Lucien Lucius Nunn, the father of alternating electrical current, built this house in 1891 and was one of the first homes in the country built with alternating electrical current. In 1902 Nunn housed the ''Telluride Institute'' in this building where students from Cornell University in New York could come to learn the practical application of electrical engineering.When the owners purchased this home in 1996, the foundation was in ruins and the interior in need of repair. Shortly after the owners began to meticulously and lovingly restore it taking it down to the studs, adding a new foundation as well as some modern upgrades all while carefully keeping it true to its original form.Even the parquet wood floors, the only historic inlaid floors in Telluride, were restored to their original piano key pattern. Without changing the front facade of the house, they added a contemporary kitchen on the first floor and a master bedroom suite with his and hers bathrooms upstairs. Today the historic Cornell House is 2,154 sq. ft. with three bedrooms, three and one-half bathrooms plus a large basement housing the mechanical equipment and providing plenty of storage. The detached remodeled guesthouse incorporates the previous garage and today is 848 sq. ft. featuring wormy chestnut interior with a living and sleeping area, kitchenette, a large sleeping loft accessed by a library ladder, bathroom, storage basement and an attached heated one-car garage. Elaborate landscaping, a salt-water hot tub, back yard patio and front yard fire-pit enhance the property.
    Exterior Features

    Access CityPaved Construction Frame Covered Parking 1 CarHeated Exterior Finish StoneWood (Painted) Extras Central VacFenceGarage Door OpenerGuest HouseHot TubHumidificationLawn SprinklerPatio/DeckSecurity SystemSteam ShowerWindow Coverings Garage 1 Car Garage Garage Sq Ft 240.00 Lofts One Open Area Parking On Street Only Roof MetalShake Or Shingle Secondary Buildings Guest House Special Location North Of Colorado Style Victorian Substructure Crawl SpaceUnfinished View Ski areaBox Canyon

    Interior Features

    Appliances DishwasherDisposalDryerFreezerGas Oven/RangeKitchenetteMicrowaveRefrigeratorWasherWater Softener Fireplaces 1Artificial Gas Logs Furnished None Heat GasRadiant in Floor

    Property Features

    Age 40+ Years Caretakers Unit Yes Communications Regular Phone Deed Restrictions None Disclosures Flood Plain Electric Power Company Gas Natural Historical Qualification Contributing Irrigation YN Yes Major Area 10 REO No Residential Type Within Township/City Limits RETT 3% Telluride Rett Sanitation Sewer Short Sale No Sq Ft Source Assessor Tax Year 2017 Taxes 8217.74 Utility Phone Lines Regular Phone Utility Primary Heat In-Floor Utility Tv Service Satellite Water Public Year Remodeled 1998.00 Zoning Historic Residential

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    © Copyright 2018 by Telluride Association of REALTORS, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED WORLDWIDE. No part of this publication may be reproduced, adapted, translated, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written consent of the Telluride Association of REALTORS, Inc. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or Telluride Properties. Data last updated: 2018-10-19T06:49:28.623.

     
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