I bet youâ€™ve had realtors use the old â€œItâ€™s truly a one-of-a-kind homeâ€ line on you before. But indulge me for a moment, because in this case itâ€™s true. If youâ€™re an antique aficionado, you may recognize the name Eron Johnson. Heâ€™s been an antique dealer, importer, retailer and wholesaler in Denver for over 30 years. You may have even visited his store at 5th and Broadway.
When Eron set out to build his dream home in Arvada overlooking Leyden Lake, he did it as only Eron Johnson, the antique dealer, would. Johnson traveled from one end of the globe to the other, collecting a slew of architectural gems that now construct his house. The floors in some rooms are from France and 250 years old. He has doors in his living room and master bathroom courtesy of India and Argentina. The 15th century stone fireplace is French, and I havenâ€™t even started talking about the Gothic stone window, the Civil War wooden fence or other pieces from Denmark.
The home can best be described as French country elegance, with an old-meets-new twist. The appliances and other features are very now, like, for example, radiant floor heating.
Why am I raving about Johnsonâ€™s private masterpiece? Because itâ€™s for sale! The home sits on three acres, backs to Leyden Lake, Jefferson County open space and the original Highline canal dug in 1880. Listed for $1,595,000, this four bedroom, three bath is 7,200 square feet and comes complete with over $200,000 worth of architectural antiques. If thatâ€™s not enough, the property also includes a pond with a free-flowing stream.
Johnson has been collecting, studying and selling antiques since he was a teenager, and when you see the home youâ€™ll agree it shows. Realtor Susan Henderson is listing this spectacular retreat and says if you appreciate antique architecture, this oneâ€™s a must-see.