Bonnie Brae has some of the most unique and exciting buildings in Denver. The homes in Denver’s Bonnie Brae neighborhood are truly amazing. Current home prices range from a low of around $500,000 to $1,.7 million. This Denver neighborhood is served by more than 2000 Colorado Realtors.
The word Bonnie Brae, means “pleasant hill” in Gaelic. The area was designed in 1923 by landscape architect S.R. DeBoer. His plan was to create a Scottish village within the city. DeBoer was inspired by the area’s natural topography, he created a neighborhood of curvy streets that give the area lots of charm and created the ideal setting for its many elegant homes. Recently the area has been the target of custom builders who have torn down smaller houses which have been replaced with large, upper bracket homes.
Throughout the 1930s and ’40s, many homes continued to spring up in Bonnie Brae, including some rare specimens of the Art Moderne architectural style. These streamlined homes are instantly recognizable thanks to their curved corners, panels of glass block and horizontal bands of highly polished materials such as aluminum, stainless steel, opaque colored glass and glazed terra cotta. Glimpses of the International style of modern architecture can also be found in Bonnie Brae with its asymmetrical composition, smooth continuous wall surfaces and lack of any applied decoration.
The Bonnie Brae business district, centered in the 700 block of South University, is home to numerous restaurants, shopping and conveniences. You will be close to Washington Park and Cherry Creek and you will have easy access to Downtown Denver. This neighborhood really is the heart of the city.
Denver Tech Center: 8 mi (13 min.)
Downtown Denver: 8 mi (15 min.)
Cherry Creek North: 2 mi (5 min.)
The community is served by Cory Elementary School, Hill Middle School, Merrill Middle School, Georege Washington High School and South High School.