May 16, 2013

Photos: The Barbie Dreamhouse Experience

The Barbie Dreamhouse Experience covers about 1,400 square meters and offers visitors to try on Barbie’s clothes in her walk-in closet, tour her living room and her kitchen in Berlin, Germany.

The Barbie Dreamhouse is a life-sized house full of Barbie fashion, furniture and accessories and will be open to the public until August 25 before it moves on to other cities in Europe.

(Source: The Denver Post)

March 9, 2013

40 years ago the westbound bore of Eisenhower Tunnel opened

Forty year ago, the Eisenhower Tunnel — the highest vehicle tunnel in the world, at 11,155 feet — opened in Colorado.

The tunnel, dug directly through the Continental Divide, eliminated the 9.5-mile drive over Loveland Pass.

Eisenhower tunnel facts

• Cost: $116.9 million westbound; $144.9 million eastbound. (In today’s dollars, the cost to build one bore would be $1 to $1.5 billion).

• Travel width: 26 feet (two 13 foot lanes) each direction.

• Ventilation fans: 16 westbound, 12 eastbound. Each fan is 10 feet, 6 inches in diameter.

• Highest 24 hour traffic count: 50,918 on Aug. 2, 2009.

• Highest 1 hour traffic count: 4,708 on March 9, 2007.

(Source: The Denver Post)

March 1, 2013
PHOTOS: Giant Holes
Chalk one up for the intrepid Denver Post photo staff for compiling the best photo gallery/title of the day.

PHOTOS: Giant Holes

Chalk one up for the intrepid Denver Post photo staff for compiling the best photo gallery/title of the day.

(Source: The Denver Post)

February 16, 2013
Boulder Apple store burglarized
About $63,000 worth of iPhones, iPads and laptops were stolen from the Boulder, Colorado, Apple store early Saturday. In the process, the burglar threw rocks through a custom-made glass door worth about $100,000.

Boulder Apple store burglarized

About $63,000 worth of iPhones, iPads and laptops were stolen from the Boulder, Colorado, Apple store early Saturday. In the process, the burglar threw rocks through a custom-made glass door worth about $100,000.

August 28, 2012

Colorado’s futuristic “Sleeper” house made Forbes list of America’s Ugliest Mansions

The house designed by architect Charles Deaton and made famous by Woody Allen’s 1973 film “Sleeper” has been listed as one of America’s ugliest in an article on Forbes.com which notes that “architectural beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but some mansions are just plain ugly.”

Officially named “Sculptured House,” the mansion boasts 7,700 square feet of living space, five bedrooms and baths, a top level master suite, a state-of-the-art kitchen, and an office with a wet bar and deck.

May 24, 2012

Offbeat Historical Photos

We’ve posted 62 historical offbeat photographs from yesteryear that are just bizarre or just slightly ahead of their time. You be the judge.

(Source: The Denver Post)

May 11, 2012

Boulder, Colorado, couple fulfill lifelong dream, living large in a 133-square-ft. home

Some homeowners prefer the sprawl of suburban McMansions. Others opt for cozy old bungalows near city centers.

Not too many opt for a 133-square-foot home — you read that correctly — that on first glance looks not much larger than a Great Dane’s doghouse.

But Christopher Smith and Merete Mueller did just that. The Boulder couple built a 7-by-19-foot wooden house whose foundation is a two-axle trailer bed. Last week, they towed it to a 5-acre patch of isolated hillside 20 minutes outside this town, which sits on South Park’s eastern edge.

Could you live in (or share) a space this small?

May 8, 2012

The Richthofen Castle, an iconic relic of Denver history, is under contract for sale.

If the deal closes, it will mark the end of 14 years of on-and-off-again efforts to sell the 35-room estate that was built by the uncle of Baron Manfred von Richthofen, better known as the Red Baron flying ace of World War I.

Baron Walter von Richthofen, a Prussian immigrant turned Colorado mining baron, conceived the idea for the limestone castle in the 1870s and finished it in 1887.

What are the most impressive or interesting homes you can think of?

April 29, 2012

Body of likely suspect in Washington double-slayings found in blown bunker

After a 22-hour standoff, police blew the top off a rugged mountain bunker near Seattle on Saturday, only to find their target — a man thought to be a murder suspect who holed up there — dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside.

April 26, 2012
Free to good home: A bridge
Wow, what a deal the Colorado Department of Transportation has for you: All that’s needed is the time, money and equipment to disassemble, relocate and reassemble a 150-foot-long, 33-foot-wide, 77-year-old metal truss bridge that has vertical clearance of 13 feet, 2 inches. Click here for more on adopting the Dotsero Bridge, built in 1935.

Free to good home: A bridge

Wow, what a deal the Colorado Department of Transportation has for you: All that’s needed is the time, money and equipment to disassemble, relocate and reassemble a 150-foot-long, 33-foot-wide, 77-year-old metal truss bridge that has vertical clearance of 13 feet, 2 inches. Click here for more on adopting the Dotsero Bridge, built in 1935.

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