Extreme homes of Colorado: Rare penthouse condo at 25 Downing Street for sale for $5.25 million

DENVER - A rare penthouse is for sale in Denver -- it's a condominium listed at $5.25 million.

Denver real estate broker Douglas Kerbs says it's rare because "less than 1 percent of real estate around the world are penthouses. To truly be a penthouse, the property needs to be on the top floor and encompass the entire floor."

While thousands of people drive by the building at the corner of Speer Boulevard and Downing Street every day, few have been inside the penthouse. 7NEWS anchor Anne Trujillo recently took a tour of this exclusive property.

Here's a look inside.

The tour starts in the courtyard, between the two towers at 25 Downing Street.

We're heading to the top floor of the tallest tower -- the 12th floor.

The elevator opens on the entryway with exotic stone flooring, columns and custom-made, wood bookcases.

There's also a unique armoire. Open the door and you'll find it's actually a walk-in closet for guests.

From the entryway, there are rooms in all four directions. Each features windows with impressive views.

"You can see in every direction -- day and night," Kerbs explained. "You have 360-degree, unobstructed views."

Let's head first to the northeast corner.

Take just a few steps and you're in the formal living room.

The fireplace was imported from Europe and the wood for the bookcases was milled and custom-built on site.

Because this is a penthouse, it's the only floor in the building that features 12-foot high ceilings.

The living room is large enough for a piano and a second sitting area.

And that balcony off the living room? It has views of the Denver Country Club and the eastern skies.

Imported doors from the living room open into the billiards room on the southeast corner of the building.

While enjoying a game, you can gaze out the windows at Pikes Peak to the south...

or have a drink at the bar.

The nearby bathroom features gold fixtures and a gold-inlaid sink.

On the other side of the living room is the large, gourmet kitchen.

That's Texas limestone on the floor and Rojo Alicante countertops imported from Spain.

Standing at the sink, you'll once again enjoy views of the Denver Country Club below. Makes washing the dishes not so bad, huh?

While there's room in the kitchen for a table and chairs, just steps away is the formal dining room.

From the window, there's a view of the state Capitol in the distance. However, make sure you don't miss the ceiling. Those curved beams, like much of the wood here, were milled on site. The painting at the center was designed by one of the owners.

The woodwork and all of the details in the condominium took three years to craft.

"The level of detail is spectacular," Kerbs said. 

If you'd like a bottle of wine with dinner, the walk-in wine room is in the hall between the kitchen and the dining room.

The door was imported from France and incorporated into the home.

At this point, we've only explored one side of the house, let's move from the formal side to the informal side -- the offices, the gym and master suite.

Let's start with the his-and-her offices.

His office is in the library, complete with rolling ladder. There are views to the west and south.

For those chilly days, there's a fireplace of imported marble.

Her office may be smaller...

However, it also features several bookcases, a balcony with views of the Rocky Mountains and a fireplace made of stone that is 200 to 300 years old.

There's no excuse for skipping your workout in this condo.

Steps from the offices is a gym with plenty of room for several machines, weights and even a therapeutic hot tub.

Yes, a hot tub, built into the floor in the gym, on the 12th floor.

The hot tub has an impressive view.

The attached bathroom also has large, sit-down, steam shower.

Let's head into the master suite, starting with the separate sitting room.

The sitting room shares a balcony with the office, so it has views of the Rocky Mountains. The imported-stone fireplace matches the fireplace in her office.

On the other side of the room, there's even a small sink, in case you need a drink and don't want to go down two halls to the kitchen.

Doors from the sitting room lead to the master bedroom. Here you'll find a fifth fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows featuring views of the snow-capped peaks to the west and the downtown Denver skyline to the north.

In the hallway between the bedroom and the master bath are his-and-her closets. Here's one of them...

And while the closets are impressive, the bathroom may be the most impressive powder room you've ever seen.

This is the view into the rotunda-shaped bathroom.

On the right side is her sink, her vanity and her toilet.

On the left side of the bathroom is his toilet, his sink and the bathtub with a view.

We had to take a photo of the tub showcasing its view.

And the sinks -- once again with gold features.

At $5.25 million, this condo is not the most expensive condo in Denver.

"This is truly a value at $5.25 million," Kerbs said. "A lot of clients are relocating from the west coast and east coast, so the price isn't unusual."

Kerbs said this penthouse is for someone who wants something exclusive, rare and private.

"It has a homey feel and as you walk toward the windows, you realize how special it is," Kerbs said.

And there's actually more.

The penthouse includes a four parking spaces in the underground, heated garage and there's the laundry room we haven't seen yet on the 12th floor.

It's down another hall and quite large.

Oh, and, of course, it features floor-to-ceiling windows with a view.

The home is officially 3 bedrooms with 4 baths. It is 6,419-square feet.

See more photos and learn more about this property on Douglas Kerbs website.

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