Editors' Note: This post was originally published in 2012. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is making himself at home in Denver. Earlier this week, the pro footballer finalized the purchase of this home in Cherry Hills Village for a reported $4.575 million. The home was originally listed in March 2011 at $5.25 million. Wondering what kind of house someone who earns more than $18 million a year would choose? Let's check it out.
The 16,464-square-foot, seven-bedroom, 10-bath, two-story Georgian estate is situated on 3.37 landscaped acres in ritzy Cherry Hills Village. It's close to great schools like Kent Denver, but a bit of a hike to Dove Valley. We've driven south on I-25 from Colorado to Arapahoe in morning rush hour, and it's not always smooth sailing!
The driveway passes through a gated entrance with wrought-iron fence (there go our plans to trick-or-treat here!), through a carport and back to an oversized, seven-car heated garage.
The open, center hall floor plan features a two-story rotunda and custom inlaid black walnut flooring. There's a "safe" room, separate media and billiards rooms, an elevator, and even an attached dog room with indoor/outdoor heated kennel. The living room fireplace (above) is one of several in the home.
The kitchen checks all the boxes with slab granite countertops, custom cabinetry, top-of-the-line appliances, a walk-in pantry and an informal eating area. Nearby is a formal dining room with butler's pantry and china closet.
An adjacent family room offers a casual spot to watch a game. We love that wall of windows.
The main floor master suite includes this bathroom (above) with a spacious shower, radiant heated floor and wet bar/refrigerator.
And of course, there are his-and-hers walk-in closets with custom cherry wood built-ins and center islands.
Major endorsement deals require a major desk to make them on. This one—surrounded by paneled walls and custom built-ins—should fit the bill.
We trust the Mannings will replace the fake plants in this wine cellar with some good bottles.
Surprised there isn't a pool? We were too, but it seems there's plenty of room to add one. In the meantime, the Mannings can enjoy the outdoors on their spacious veranda and patio—complete with a built-in grill.
So readers, here's where you come in. As lovely as this house is, we think it could use a designer's touch (case in point: the billiards room above, decorated by one lonely little fake tree. And we should note these aren't the Mannings' furnishings pictured here). If you had an unlimited budget, how would you zhush up the Manning family's new house? Post a comment below and let us know!