Bonnie Brae

Bonnie Brae, meaning “Pleasant Hill”, is as charming as its name. It’s a neighborhood known for its Tudor style architecture, curvy streets and homemade ice cream. Located just 5 minutes south of posh Cherry Creek, Bonnie Brae envelopes a nostalgic neighborhood feel with its mix of classic architecture and newly constructed homes. It is a highly desirable neighborhood for affluent families looking for a luxury home in a good school district and walkable to great local restaurants.

Bonnie Brae Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $1.5M
Lowest Price $480K
Highest Price $11M
Total Listings 45
Avg. Price/SQFT $536

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New Construction Homes in Bonnie Brae:  In recent years, builders have been buying large lots in Bonnie Brae and surrounding neighborhoods, scraping the existing home and building a variety of new urban style mansions.  The style of these new homes vary from modern to traditional.  Many people choose Bonnie Brae as the place to build a custom home in Denver because of the beautiful winding streets, lot size, and its proximity to downtown Denver and other fantastic neighborhoods.  Feaster Realty specializes in building and renovating homes in Bonnie Brae and throughout Denver. If this is something you are considering, contact us and we can help design and build your perfect home. 

History of the Bonnie Brae Neighborhood: In 1870, the land now known as Bonnie Brae was granted to the Kansas Pacific Railroad and eventually sold to farmers.  The Bonnie Brae that we know and love today though really began in the 1920s when a Denver businessmen, George W. Olinger, saw great potential in the area.  Inspired by a subdivision in Kansas City named Bonnie Brae, Olinger and his development company hired landscape architect Saco DeBoer to design the area.  Unlike the grid system used in most other areas of Denver, DeBoer designed Bonnie Brae to focus on the beautiful land and nature in the area.

While the first few homes were built in 1923-1924, the depression delayed the construction of most of Bonnie Brae homes until the late 1930s and continued through the 1940s and early 1950s.  Many residents appreciate this delay as it resulted in homes characterized as Art Moderne and the International Style, unique and exciting styles of architecture. As much of Denver's older neighborhoods are comprised of Neoclassic and Victorian-style homes, Bonnie Brae brings a fresh feel to the area.

Bonnie Brae Park: Also known as Ellipse Park due to it's elliptical shape, this small neighborhood green space is the located in the center of the neighborhood.  Developed in 1936, this park is surrounded by homes of that era and gorgeous large trees.

Shops & Restaurants: Bonnie Brae's small commercial strip along University Blvd is well-known throughout Denver, in large part due to the Bonnie Brae Ice Cream Shop.  This 30 year-old Denver icon can draw quite the crowd on a nice summer day, thanks to its delicious ice cream made at the shop itself.  Originally opened in June 1934, The Bonnie Brae Tavern continues to be another popular neighborhood spot.  Other notable places along this strip include The Saucy Noodle Ristorante, Pink's Boutique, and INK! Coffee Shop.   

Boundaries: The boundaries for Bonnie Brae are University to the West, Steele St to the East, Exposition to the North, and Mississippi to the South.

Neighborhoods Similar to Bonnie Brae: Wash ParkUniversity Park & Observatory ParkCherry Creek, Crestmoor Park

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