Eclectic Denver ranch lists for $21 million

In the small and wealthy Denver suburb of Greenwood Village, this striking estate has been listed recently with an asking price of $21 million. If it sells for close to that, it will be the most expensive home ever sold in the Denver area.

The home’s current owner is Susan Morrice, a geologist and a cofounder of the energy firm Belize Natural Energy. She and her former husband purchased the home in the 90s and spent years renovating and building up the property into something very unique.

The home is a meeting of a wide range of inspirations. Ms. Morrice was born and grew up in Belfast, Ireland. She spent much of her career in Belize and also has an interest in Zimbabwean art. The home thus contains art and influences from Ireland, Belize, and Africa, not to mention the more American elements.

The main home is approximately 6,700 square feet. The exterior is built in a Pueblo style with lots of adobe. The interior mixes brightly painted red and turquoise and adobe walls with more typical ranch style design. The home has four bedrooms in addition to extra space in a guest home.

The grounds are also impressive. The 14-acre property includes main and a guest residence, a caretaker’s home, a greenhouse, and a selection of man-made lakes and waterfalls. One of the more recent additions is a huge tent, 50 feet by 18 feet, constructed on a wooden platform and decked out with chandeliers and exotic rugs.

The mansion is just one of a number of high-end homes to be listed in the past few months in the Denver area. If it sells for the $21 million asking price, it will be the most expensive home ever sold in the region. But there are a number of even pricier listings in Denver, as the high-end market has exploded in Colorado since the onset of COVID-19.

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