Designed in 1917 by the prominent Denver architecture firm Fisher & Fisher and located in the mountains just outside of Denver, the Boettcher Mansion was constructed of native grey stone and timber, much of it taken from the site.
Originally called Lorraine Lodge and built as the summer residence of magnate Charles Boettcher, this home on Lookout Mountain is an Arts & Crafts exemplar. The English-style Tudor exterior combines stucco, timber and rustic arches. Its mass is perfectly in keeping with its rugged surroundings:
The interior feels massive as well and features light fixtures, wallpapers and other details of the mansion’s restoration that blend seamlessly with the original interior architecture and furnishings:
This is one of several massive fireplaces:
Wooden detail straight out of the Arts & Crafts rulebook:
Period-appropriate patterned upholstery:
Beautiful wood inlay:
An Arts & Crafts-style woodblock print of the mansion, available for purchase and displayed against a William Morris-style floral wallpaper:
The view from Lookout Mountain:
To learn more about the design and restoration of Boettcher Mansion, check out its architectural history and the article Boettcher Mansion: A Classic from the Arts & Crafts Era.