"Winding streets surrounding an elliptical-shaped park make Bonnie Brae a serene residential enclave in the midst of the city,” began the description of the Bonnie Brae neighborhood in Historic Denver’s 1997 Annual House Tour.

The winding streets and elliptical-shaped park were purposely planned by Denver’s most renowned landscape architect Dutch immigrant Saco DeBoer, who put form and substance into Mayor Speer’s vision of a City Beautiful program. Deboer departed from the traditional grid system because he was worried about the impact of the automobile, a growing form of transportation in the 1920s.

Bonnie Brae was originally developed by businessman George Olinger, in the 1920s. He patterned the development after a similar subdivision named Bonnie Brae, “pleasant hill”, in Kansas City. He tried to create the appearance of a Scottish village. His company declared bankruptcy shortly after the great crash of 1929. Only a few homes were constructed in the 1920s.  Building began after the end of the Great Depression. Deboer’s Ellipse Park, now Bonnie Brae Park, was finally constructed in 1936 and homes were built around it. After WWII housing boomed in the neighborhood as elsewhere in Denver.

The delay in building from the 1920s to the late 1930s allowed Bonnie Brae to showcase many new architectural styles developed originally in Europe. These included The International Style, which focuses on a building’s primarily minimal function; Art Moderne, which uses classical elements in different ways, emphasizing horizontal lines, softened angles and curved corners; and Art Deco, which emphasizes vertical lines, ornate detail taken from Native Americans and the Egyptians. Many of these homes still exist today, but, many have been scraped and replaced with current modern designs.

A delightful business district thrives on Bonnie Brae’s each boundary on University Boulevard, between Exposition and Ohio. The neighborhood boundaries are Exposition Avenue on the north, East Mississippi Avenue on the south, Steele Street on the east, and University Boulevard on the west. The neighborhood has easy access to downtown and Cherry Creek.

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6 Bed • 8 Bath • 7,969 Sf


3121 E Ohio Way, Denver

This All New Home Comes Available Summer 2019. A High Efficiency Smart Home Designed In Frank Lloyd Wright Tradition And 2019 Comfort & Technology...

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5 Bed • 5 Bath • 5,240 Sf


810 S Milwaukee St, Denver

This Bonnie Brae Landmark Was Built W/ Solid Brick, Rare Architectural Quality + Attention To Detail. The 2019 Boys + Girls Club Dream Home Boasts ...

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5 Bed • 4 Bath • 5,175 Sf


726 S Columbine St, Denver

Beautiful 2-story Home Built In 2005 On A Quiet Bonnie Brae Street. Grand Entry With Soaring Ceilings And Curved Staircase. Formal Dining Room Con...

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Metrolist Services Inc (Colorado) Logo Keller Williams Integrity Real Estate LLC Status: Active MLS® # 9988588

5 Bed • 5 Bath • 4,647 Sf


1025 S Cove Way, Denver

Welcome To 1025 S Cove Way, Rare Main Floor Master Suite In The Heart Of Bonnie Brae. Light And Bright, Open Floor Plan That Is Great For Entertai...

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6 Bed • 6 Bath • 6,198 Sf


723 S Clayton St, Denver

Opportunity Knocking In Bonnie Brae. Custom Built Home, Grand Entry With Formal Living And Dining Rooms, Study Or Music Room, Gourmet Kitchen With ...

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Metrolist Services Inc (Colorado) Logo LIV Sotheby's International Realty Status: Active MLS® # 7009160

5 Bed • 4 Bath • 3,911 Sf


1090 S Fillmore Way, Denver

Imagine Moving Without The Headache Of A Remodel To A Gorgeous Tudor Home W/ Mature Trees In The Exclusive Denver, Bonnie Brae Neighborhood. Situat...

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5 Bed • 5 Bath • 3,792 Sf


1001 S Josephine St, Denver

Meticulously Cared For And Gorgeously Appointed 2-story Tudor With A Turret On A Beautiful Tree-lined Street On A Large Corner Lot In Bonnie Brae. ...

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5 Bed • 4 Bath • 2,924 Sf


910 S Euclid Way, Denver

This Beautifully Remodeled Tudor Is Located Just One Block From Bonnie Brae Park, A Truly Unbeatable Location. The Open Floor Plan Creates An Effor...

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4 Bed • 3 Bath • 2,388 Sf


810 S Josephine St, Denver

Styling-sophistication And Quality Abound In This Exquisite Bonnie Brae Private Retreat. Ceramic Tile And Custom Rugs Define The Floors, While Floo...

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