Rezoned and repurposed: YEE-HAW! A commercial building done cowboy style

Published February 3, 2012 by housecrazy

It’s a cowboy’s dream home…

a very wealthy cowboy…

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Saddle up for some western fun in Leadville, Colorado! (Sorry, couldn’t resist)

This 3,200 square foot commercial building has been extensively remodeled as a private residence – or saloon – and is currently listed for sale at $474,500.

Here’s what it looks like from the front:

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Come on in to the “Pioneer Club

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Cowhide rug and all! Louis L’Amour fans will feel right at home here.

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According to the listing description:

It has been totally renovated inside and out over the last 5 years with the historic integrity being preserved. Renovations include a new foundation, new wiring, new plumbing, new heating system, cedar siding and roof.


This home seems to be more of a man’s hangout spot – unless of course you are a cowgirl who is fond of wood paneling.

The game room is no exception:

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In fact, the entire house adheres to a consistent theme as a cowboy retreat.

The bedrooms:

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No western narrative would be complete without a jail cell reference…

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Are you digging this?

It looks like a fun place to hang your hat and fry up a big steak with some eggs or something.

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Here is an exterior shot from the side:

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Even though this structure appears as though it has been recently built, it is actually an old commercial building in downtown Leadville, Colorado. Leadville is a historic mining town that has had its share of ups and downs with mining booms and busts and being designated a federal Superfund site due to local mine contamination of the soil and water.

Leadville folks are a hardy bunch – I’ve known a few – and they have to be hardy, living at an elevation of 10,152 feet (3,094 m) above sea level. Leadville is the highest incorporated city in the entire United States.

The place will leave you short of breath for more reasons than one.

This particular building in the historic district is said to have been built in 1878.

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Here’s a view from the roof of downtown Leadville:

If the western lifestyle in a historic high mountain town sounds like your thing, you can check out the complete listing here.

Giddyup – this one won’t last long!



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