The Fray Frontman Isaac Slade’s Restored Victorian Mansion
The historic home with a star-studded past is in Denver's West Highland neighborhood
In Denver’s beloved West Highland neighborhood, a rare historic home with a star-studded past has just hit the market.
The completely restored Victorian estate, at 3015 Lowell Blvd., is the personal home of Anna Slade and her husband, Isaac Slade, lead singer of the popular band, The Fray. Not long ago, we also featured the Wash Park abode of Joe King, the lead guitarist of rock band The Fray, and his wife and actress Candice Accola. You can also get to know more about Isaac Slade by reading about his 11 favorite things.
The Slade’s have treasured this home for over a decade, and it brims with unique details, history, and one-of-a-kind character.
“I never intended to renovate the entire house,” explains Anna Slade. “As Isaac’s band was creating so much intensity in our lives, burying myself in every tiny detail of the design became an escape. I aimed at creating an anchor and a haven in the chaos. It became art for me, and I truly put a piece of myself into the house. It’s a special place to me.”
“The benefit of the renovation taking multiple years was being able collect things during our travels,” Slade notes. “I dug through boxes in architecture salvage yards and sent home doors and furniture from France and several places across the US. We would joke that we held the floors and bricks in place and replaced absolutely everything else around them—in the end, that was close to reality.”
This charming home is now listed by LIV Sotheby’s International Realty broker, Mckinze Casey, for $2,950,000.
“This location is simply ideal. It is an oversized corner lot with impressive indoor/outdoor usability while also being just blocks from Denver’s popular Highlands Square which is filled with restaurants and retail,” says Mckinze Casey, broker with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty. “We rarely see homes of this era brought back to live with such high quality and care.”
Originally built in the late 1800s, and designed by William Lang, this authentic Victorian home was completely restored by the Slades, who took extra care at every turn, even reinforcing the entire underlying structures without compromising any of the original architecture.
The iconic red brick exterior and colorful trim are a reminder of the era’s classic style. The Slades’ eye for design, artistic touch, and passion for this house are evident in each room of the three-story home, which comes complete with a well-appointed basement and hidden speakeasy.
Just off the foyer, a conversation room welcomes you to the home. The space is warmed by a fireplace, which is adorned in tile what was salvaged from the original hearth. Within this room and through an ornate wooden door, a private reading nook nestled into the turret of the home offers a sunny and secluded spot for taking a moment to yourself.
The living room is a spacious yet cozy setting to enjoy the company of friends and family or simply curl up next to the fireplace to get lost in a good book from your own private library. For an added touch of literary-inspired design, the stunning rouge hue that decorates the room’s walls is an exact match for the red used on the vintage cover of “Crime and Punishment.”
And like many bestsellers, the top portion of the walls are also bound in leather. This space also once housed the piano on which Isaac wrote for many of The Fray’s hit songs.
Take a tour of the home below.
See the full listing here.