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Lynwood, a mid-century neighborhood

Lynwood in southeast Denver is unique and very desirable with its retro character and charm stemming from its being built in the 1950s on large lots on what had been farmland. The still-coveted architecture is ranch style homes with their low-pitched roofs, open floor plan, two bathrooms, featuring both indoor and outdoor living with floor to ceiling glass and doors that open to yard or courtyard living space. Variations include a one-car garage rather than a carport, an A-frame model, and somewhat more square footage.

These homes are wildly popular with California transplants who are familiar with them because they originated there. Those Californians and other buyers appreciate the aesthetic value. Also, it is believed that 25 to 30 percent of the original owners still live in their homes. Many of the homes have been updated with modern amenities but still retain their original charm.

This is a “walking neighborhood” within the larger neighborhood of Virginia Village. It is a pleasure to stroll down its wide and curvy quiet streets with its homes, mature trees, and interesting views.

The location is ideal because it is close to downtown Denver and Cherry Creek, the Denver Tech Center, and several attractions.

Cherry Creek Regional Trail

This is a picturesque 40-mile route that starts in downtown Denver in Confluence Park, the area where discovery of gold in 1858 led to the city’s founding.

Highlights of the route include the Cherry Creek Shopping District, the Four Mile House and Historic Park, Cherry Creek State Park with its vast selection of recreational opportunities, the formerly private 107-acre Parker Jordan Centennial Open Space, and more. The trail ends at Franktown close to the scenic Castlewood Canyon State Park.

Four Mile House and Historic Park

This rustic 12-acre historic oasis is in a fantastic location in the center of Denver/Cherry Creek, a farm setting right in the middle of the city You can learn about the rich history of the early pioneers and see Denver’s oldest standing structure, which was built in 1859.

You can stroll the gardens and grounds, tour the museum, see historic reproduction buildings and barns and a general store as well as Native American Tipi, a Miner and Trapper area, antique farm equipment, try your hand at gold panning, and visit goats, horses and chickens.

The Four Mile House was the last stop along the Cherokee Trail and was a welcome sight for weary travelers coming west. It was a place to have a drink of cool fresh water, find a home-cooked meal, and/or spend the night before heading into Denver.

The Four Mile House continued to offer that same hospitality while also building a thriving farm. Millie Booth, one of the first female entrepreneurs in the area, added butter and honey. At one point the property had enough hives to produce 4,000 pounds of honey annually!

The House was restored and the Park was opened to the public in 1978 and became a Denver landmark and on the National Registrar of Historic Places.

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