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W. W. Kimball Co.

Location:

Residence: Lawrence C. Phipps
3400 Belcaro Drive
Denver, CO 80209 US
Organ ID: 71309

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Scofield on July 06, 2022.
Jeff Scofield on July 06, 2022:

The estate was sold in December 2010 to Tim Gill, found of Quark, Inc., to be used as his residence.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on July 06, 2022.

Jeff Scofield on July 06, 2022:

From sah-archipedia.org: One of the last and best designs by the New York master of country houses, Belcaro (beautiful dear one) is Denver's grandest residence, a symmetrical Georgian design with eight massive chimneys. On a low hilltop of what was once a much larger estate, the fifty-four-room, 33,123-square-foot mansion, built for $301,063, retains some of its gardens and its huge, enclosed tennis court. The Fisher firm slightly revised Platt's design for the house, especially its “Italian” tendencies.

The poured concrete building is clad in red brick, with dressed Indiana limestone trim and a slate roof. Beyond the entry, with its columns and broken pediment, are a reception area and stair hall finished in Colorado travertine from Wellsville. The oak paneling of the billiard room was transplanted from a Jacobean house in London. This room, the paneled dining room, and some interior fixtures were provided by Charles Roberson, who also furnished interiors for Edsel B. Ford's home in Detroit and William Randolph Hearst's castle at San Simeon.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on July 06, 2022.
From the 1938 Kimball catalog, via Morel & Associates: Open In New Tab Photo and description
We received the most recent update for this document from Jeff Scofield on July 06, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Exterior of house: Photograph by Jeffrey Beall, via Wikipedia, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2009-06-25

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