|Address:||24889 Grandview Ave., Genesee Mtn. 80401|
Agnes Reid Tammen, widow of the Denver Post co-founder Harry H. Tammen, purchased 15 acres on Genesee Mountain in 1930. She had a Spanish-style estate developed similar to those owned by entertainment tycoons in Santa Barbara, California - tile roof, wrought-iron trim, stone walls, patios and walkways. Architects Merrill and Bernham Hoyt employed excellent craftsmen from Mexico to beautify the 8,000 sq. ft. hacienda-style house with verandas, patios, and an outdoor "cantina" with enclosed kitchen, bathroom and grill. The estate includes water rights to a spring-fed well, water treatment system and sewage treatment system as well as a massive sprinkler system to protect the estate from wildfires. Other structures on the estate include a guest house, 12 horse stall barn, 7 car garage, a green house, and gazebo with a fountain. After Mrs. Tammen died in 1942, her niece, Helen Crabbs Rippey, lived there and her family operated a nearby turkey farm. The estate was owned by the Colorado Women's College in 1960 and has had several private owners since.
|Quad Map/Date:||Evergreen, 1994|
|Sec/Town/Range:||S13, T4S, R71W|
|Source:||Interview, Peggy Graue, Coldwell Banker Real Estate, 1998; Interview, McCormick, owner, 1998; Lomond, "Mt. Vernon Canyon Past to Present."|
|Last Modified:||Mon, December 10 2012|