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After being on the market for over three years, a former ski area turned luxury ranch in unincorporated Jefferson County sold last month for $14.7 million.

The property on the 1300 block of South Grapevine Road in Golden, also known as Bear Mountain Ranch, was established by John and Debi Medved in the 1990s as a place to raise their large family.

The focal point of the ranch is a grand 17,000-square-foot mansion modeled after an English estate.

Initially listed for $37 million by LIV Sotheby’s International Realty in 2020, it was later relisted in 2021 by Hall and Hall for $25.8 million with additional acreage.

In January 2022, agents from Hall and Hall, Compass-Denver and Re/Max listed the property for the same price but divided it into six parcels.

One parcel, which consists of 10 acres and a 2,500-square-foot ranch home, sold for $2.5 million in May 2022.

After removing the remaining parcels in March, The Northrop Group with Compass-Denver and Re/Max Leaders listed them again in May. The realtors listed the three parcels with the mansion for $14.9 million.

The Oct. 12 sale is the highest this year in the Denver metro MLS and surpasses Jefferson County’s previous highest-price property record.

Brittany Morgan of The Northrop Group with Compass-Denver and Ronda Courtney with Re/Max Leaders represented the Medveds. Lori Gajarsky with Lokation Real Estate represented the buyer, 1334 Grapevine LLC.

Here are the next four priciest October home sales in the Denver metro area, according to MLS data:

Log home builder Beck Builders constructed the custom 5,855-square-foot, four-bedroom, six-bath home with cedar columns on the 4600 block of Eldorado Springs Drive in Boulder. (Courtesy ColoProperty.com)
Log home builder Beck Builders constructed the custom 5,855-square-foot, four-bedroom, six-bath home with cedar columns on the 4600 block of Eldorado Springs Drive in Boulder. (Courtesy ColoProperty.com)

On the 4600 block of Eldorado Springs Drive in Boulder: $7.4 million

Listing agent: Stephen Remmert with Compass-Boulder

Buyer’s agent: The Bernardi Group with Coldwell Banker

Details: Creekside Ranch sits on a 5-acre lot and offers 282 feet of private creekside access for fly fishing. Log home builder Beck Builders constructed the custom 6,000-square-foot, four-bedroom, six-bath home with cedar columns. The house, designed to feel like a luxurious Western retreat, boasts rough-hewn walnut floors with radiant heat.

Initially listed for $8.2 million in July, the property sold for $7.4 million on Oct. 25.

The 13,000-square-foot Tudor on the 5700 block of S. Maple Court in Greenwood Village includes six bedrooms and nine baths. (Courtesy ReColorado)
The 13,000-square-foot Tudor on the 5700 block of S. Maple Court in Greenwood Village includes six bedrooms and nine baths. (Courtesy ReColorado)

On the 5700 block of South Maple Court in Greenwood Village: $6 million

Listing agent: Linda Hantman with Kentwood Real Estate DTC

Buyer’s agent: Keely Sellers with R. Scot Sellers

Details: Initially listed for $6.4 million in September, the 13,000-square-foot Tudor sold for $6 million on Oct. 12. The six-bedroom, nine-bath home sits on 1.85 acres and features an exterior of Kansas limestone paired with a slate roof and copper gutters and downspouts.

The interior features a dramatic main staircase with custom iron balusters, a marble tile entry, knotty alder trim work, and exposed hickory and walnut flooring.

Denver architect Burnham Hoyt designed the Tudor-style mansion in the Country Club neighborhood.
Denver architect Burnham Hoyt designed the Tudor-style mansion in the Country Club neighborhood.

On the 100 block of Gaylord Street in Denver: $5.4 million

Listing agent: Trish Bragg and Maggie Armstrong with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

Buyer’s agent: Emily Lemere with Unique Properties LLC

Details: This 6,000-square-foot mansion at 130 Gaylord St. in the Country Club neighborhood sold for its list price in October. Denver architect Burnham Hoyt designed the four-bedroom, seven-bath Tudor house constructed in 1929. Hoyt, one of Colorado’s best-known architects, also designed the Central Denver Public Library’s north wing, the Red Rocks State Park amphitheater, and the State Capitol Annex Building. Architect Steve Ekman of Ekman Design Studio oversaw the home’s 2017 renovation.

The two-story house on Eagle Pointe Lane in Castle Rock was built in 2003 and includes two bedrooms, five baths and five fireplaces. (Courtesy REColorado)
The two-story house on Eagle Pointe Lane in Castle Rock was built in 2003 and includes two bedrooms, five baths and five fireplaces. (Courtesy REColorado)

On Eagle Pointe Lane in Castle Rock: $5.3 million

Listing agent: Audrey Will with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

Buyer’s agent: Gina Lorenzen and Kara Couzens team with Kentwood Real Estate DTC

Details: The 8,000-square-foot mansion listed for $5.9 million in January and sold for $5.3 million on Oct. 17. The two-story house at 4 Eagle Pointe Lane in Castle Rock was built in 2003 and includes two bedrooms, five baths and five fireplaces.

This story was reported by our partner BusinessDen.

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