Colorado Living

Colorado Living

As a 5th Generation Native, I love seeing and hearing about all the rich History this state has, with the Estates and Homes to suit it. Like this Magnificent Luxury Taylor Estate in Lakewood, CO going up for Auction in July.

Image titleAnn and Vernon "Moose" Taylor, Jr. Owned this Estate, Ann Bonfoey was a women for all season, a true pioneer. Ann was raised in Illinois by her family whose wealth came from a pharmaceutical manufacturing company. In the early 1920s, flying was considered to be a man's pursuit, so when Ann's father hired a pilot to teach her to fly at the age of 12, the teacher was ill-tempered and insulted. Completely unconcerned, Ann learned to fly quickly and loved it. With the onset of World War II, Ann became a flight instructor teaching the men how to fly - Army and Navy Pilots. As a women of many talents she was a great tennis player, competed at Wimbledon. Taught herself to Ski, nick named "Nose-Dive Ann" was an alternate in 1939 on the Women's Olympic Ski Team. Ann Designed ski outfits and invented the first fanny pack. Her ski clothes in the fashion world seen on the covers of most of the upscale couture magazines and in the windows of Fifth Avenue's most Elite clothiers. Ann and Vernon met at her ski shop and married, she gave it up to move to Colorado in 1951 to raise their family. The Taylor's loved skiing; saw the potential of the Vail Area and were instrumental in the development of the town. They also built the first two Chalets there.

This 1932 manor was designed by Denver architect, Burnham F. Hoyt, who was known for designing Red Rocks Amphitheater, as well as landmarks such as the Central Denver Public Library and State Capital Annex Building. The Taylor's entertained Royalty, Heads of State and other notable guests in their homes in Vail and at this beautiful farm in Lakewood, such as the wives of the world leaders during the G-8 conference in 1997, and hosted Princess Anne and her father, Prince Philip, of the United Kingdom during visits to Colorado. Imagine is these walls could talk.

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