Established in 1858 on the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Denver began as a gold mining town. Since then, the Mile High City, which gets its nickname for its elevation has become a major metropolitan hub in the midwest. With its mild climates, beautiful scenery, rapidly growing population, and an unlikely locale for major tech companies, Denver shows no signs of slowing down.
Built in 1903 for the Littleton Creamery and later Beatrice Foods Cold Storage Warehouse, the building was lauded for its practical and functioning use as cold storage for 80 years. In 1990, it was converted into New York-style lofts with original exposed brick walls, ductwork, and beams, as well as original arched windows and hardwood floors. The Ice House Lofts is located in a desirable neighborhood that is within walking distance to main restaurants, shops, and entertainment.
Located in lower downtown Denver (LoDo), Acme Lofts was built in 1909 before being converted in 1992. Former tenants of the building included Brecht Chocolate and Candies and the Acme Upholstery Company. Many units have expansive views and fireplaces, as well as communal amenities like a rooftop deck, extra storage, and underground parking.
If former warehouses and factories are not to your liking, there are plenty of other architectural styles to choose from. The Chamber Lofts were named after its former tenant, the Denver Chamber of Commerce. The neoclassical-revival building now offers loft-style apartments with 12-foot ceilings, modern kitchens, and plenty of natural light. Or if art-deco is more in line with your tastes, Buerger Brothers Lofts was previously headquarters of their namesake, which was the western region’s top barber and beauty shop.