Perrenoud Condos, Uptown

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There is perhaps no more stately condo building in all of Denver than the Perrenoud condos in Uptown, just barely east of the downtown Denver area.

This 4-story, 24-unit condo building was dreamed up and built by three sisters in 1901. Having moved to Denver from New York in 1862, when they were teenagers, the Perrenoud sisters were accustomed to beautiful architecture and a rich lifestyle. Toward the end of the 1800s, as the ladies aged and were unable to find “suitable apartments west of the Mississippi, fit for ladies to live in,” they decided to construct their own building. The Perrenoud is the magnificent result of their efforts.

The Perrenoud sisters managed this building as apartments until 1922, when they sold the Perrenoud. In 1949, the Perrenoud became one of the first and only co-op buildings of it’s kind in Denver, and in 1986, it was converted into condos.

Seemingly, no expense was spared in designing and building the Perrenoud, as evidenced by the Italian marble entryway steps and lobby floor, mirrored entry hall, mosaic tile floor, and hand-carved furniture that remains in the historic condo building’s lobby today. The Perrenoud has the only birdcage elevator still in use in Denver, and the condo building is on the National Register of Historic Places in Denver.

All of this sumptuousness aside, the best reason to buy a condo in the Perrenoud has to be the design of the building. Every condo unit in the Perrenoud has windows on three sides, thanks to six separate wings and light courts reminiscent of New York City buildings. There are four interior staircases, not accessible from the lobby, which were originally designed for the servants to travel from floor to floor. Remarkably, each condo unit has a front door and it’s servant door.

If you’re lucky enough to tour a condo for sale in the Perrenoud, be sure to check out the desk by the elevator, which was once used as a switchboard station, for residents to ring up each other and their servants. And also take a moment to appreciate the original stained glass that’s in the atrium ceiling in the lobby, the window transom above the entrance, and the fireplace front located in the lobby.

If you buy a condo in the Perrenoud, you’ll be in the very heart of Denver’s Uptown neighborhood, with a variety of fine restaurants, bars, and shops within walking distance on 17th Avenue. You’ll also be just eight blocks from the northern edge of downtown Denver.

The Perrenoud has one bedroom condos, two bedroom condos, and three bedroom condos.

If you like the Perrenoud condos at 836 17th Ave, just east of downtown Denver, you might also want to check to see if there are any condos for sale in these historic condo buildings in Denver:
Norman condos for sale, at 99 South Downing St, Denver, CO 80209 (just off Speer Boulevard, near Cherry Creek North)
Waldman condos for sale, at 1515 East 9th Ave, Denver, CO 80128 (on the west edge of Cheesman Park)

Building Details

Name Of Building Or Complex: The Perrenoud
Address: 836 East 17th Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80218
Near These Main Cross Streets: 17th and Emerson
Area In Denver: Uptown
Near These Zip Codes: 80218, 80202, 80205
Year Built: 1901
Types of Condos: 1-bedroom condos, 2-bedroom condos, 3-bedroom condos
# of Condo Units In Building or Complex: 24 condo units
# of Stories in Condo Building: 4 floors
Elevator: Yes
Views: Yes, of the mountains and downtown Denver
Parking: Not on site; but some units have garages across the street from the Perrenoud, on Emerson Street
Pet Policy: Cats allowed, dogs not allowed
Condo Unit Amenities: Large windows, high ceilings, hardwood floors, built-in shelves and alcoves, unique design that creates few shared walls
Building Or Complex Amenities: Fitness center (housed in the historic ballroom), meeting room
Nearby Parks Or Trails: City Park, Cheesman Park


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