Built from 1882 to 1884 by Lyman Robison, a Scottish immigrant who earned his good fortune mining for silver and gold, the Royal Gorge Mansion remains one of Colorado’s most stunning homes. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this turn of the century property is an excellent example of Second Empire Style architecture and Victorian interior design.
Rich in French influence, this elegant 6,500-square foot mansion features a mansard roof with dormer windows, along with 14-foot ceilings accented by crystal chandeliers and intricate molding. Four beautifully appointed bedrooms, two spacious parlors, a gorgeous dining room, gourmet kitchen and sunroom surround a custom walnut staircase.
This grand property sits on four acres of manicured grounds featuring 32 different species of shade and fruit trees, and a spectacular iron-cast fountain – modeled after the only other of its kind designed in New York City in 1860. It also includes a classic gazebo and two-story brick carriage house with an octagonal cupola centered upon its mansard roof. The property is enclosed by a stunning 1,400 square feet of custom iron fence adorned with gold-foiled finial accents.
While the main residence and the grounds are the heroes of the property, not many know about the mansion’s iron-gated wine cellar and 1920’s speakeasy style bar — perfect for evening parties.