Punch Bowl Social founder sells Denver’s Park Hill mansion for $ 4 million – The Denver Post
Two years after a nearly $ 2 million renovation on his century-old Park Hill home, Robert Thompson has lost his mind.
The founder and former CEO of Punch Bowl Social and his wife Mia have sold their 8,300 square foot home at 4433 Montview Boulevard. for $ 4 million last week. They listed it for $ 3.85 million.
Thompson told BusinessDen he found another historic home to renovate in New Orleans, one of his favorite cities, and that he also plans to get into the hospitality business.
“We’ve been here since fall 2019 and we probably would have lived here forever if we hadn’t found this other opportunity in New Orleans,” said Thompson. “It was great to have this beautiful environment to wait for COVID, but it changes things. You know, he closes some doors but opens others.
Thompson founded Punch Bowl Social in 2012 and eventually grew the Denver-based bowling, arcade, and restaurant chain to 20 locations and $ 120 million in annual revenue. In August, he resigned as CEO after the pandemic shut down the company’s sites and Cracker Barrel reduced a $ 140 million investment in the company to zero.
The Thompsons bought the home in 2017 for $ 1.5 million, according to ownership records.
Thompson had previously redeveloped commercial buildings for Punch Bowl Social locations, such as the abandoned air traffic control tower at Stapleton International Airport. But it was his first chance to apply his vision to a residential property.
“Finding adaptive reuse projects on the commercial side is important to me. So since I spent years doing this and had never done anything for myself, I decided to give it a try at home, ”said Thompson.
He hired the Denver-based architecture firm FAM Design, which he had previously worked with to design the majority of the Punch Bowl Social sites.
The Park Hill House, which was built in 1907, previously had an area of 5,000 square feet. Thompsons gutted it and added another 3,300 square feet during the renovation. They used black brick for the exterior of the addition.
“It was important to preserve the history of the house, and that’s why we went out of our way to make sure that none of the new extensions looked like the historic house, because that’s how you respect the history of the structure, ”said Thompson.
The expansion features a new chef’s kitchen with a Miela coffee system, oversized glass-fronted Viking refrigerator, custom walnut cabinets, marble counters and backsplash, and a Nano wall system to create an indoor / dining experience. exterior.
“I’m a restaurateur, and since we put so much energy into this house, the cooking must have been amazing. There’s nothing you can’t do in this kitchen, ”said Thompson.
The preserved finishes remain throughout, including the original hardwood floors, doors and windows with a restored weighted string system.
“Rather than tearing things down and building new, efficient versions of things, I’d rather celebrate history and find ways to modernize it,” Thompson said.
Address: 4433 Montview Blvd, Denver
Sale price: $ 4 million
Statistics: The three story home features 6,186 square feet above grade, plus a 1,544 square foot finished basement with an additional living room and bedroom.
The most beautiful things: The five-bedroom, five-bathroom home features a new interior and exterior sound and electrical system, which includes an app-powered dimming system and remote-powered blinds.
One of Robert’s favorite new home additions is the two-story sliding window, to which he hung a custom tree branch chandelier behind, he said.
Outside, the couple added a three-car garage next to the original shed. There’s also a heated back patio, large gas fireplace, and century-old rose bushes featuring “a rare species of rose cut and used in the Denver Botanic Gardens,” according to the listing.
Buyer: FGCBam Candidate Trust
Registration agent: Scott Petersen with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty
Buyer’s Agents: Dee and Steve Ciancio with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty