The ancient Roman architect, Vitruvius, stated a structure should have strength (firmitas), utility (utilitas) and beauty (venustas). Vitruvius Properties was established in 2015 to represent an exclusive, non-duplicable Rocky Mountain experience of ownership rooted in strength, utility and beauty.
Nineteenth century gold prospectors migrated in the thousands to the mountains west of Denver to participate in extracting the unbelievable mineral wealth. One hundred and fifty years later, a glorious Continental Divide continues to inspire, the sublime alpine climate and fauna restores the soul, the wild flowers are jewels bestowed upon the snowmelt-fed valleys, and the delicate wildlife ecosystem is abundant.
Vitruvius Properties exclusively represents Colorado Prospector Homes which repurposes celebrated, historic, southerly facing gold mining acreage by integrating sleek, modern, mining-era inspired home designs and construction, and groundbreaking, grid-independent technologies. This outstanding, rural mountain sensibility promotes health, sustainability, independence, contemplativeness, and technology. This lifestyle is not for everyone.
Each home is unique and named after the gold mine lode (mineral rights included) or mill site on which it is built. Documentation on the historic properties, including 19th century hand drawn Plats, and hand written Patents and Field notes are archived at the United States Bureau of Land Management.
Vitruvius Properties exclusively represents Roworth Heights, a National Historic District infill development in the City of Central, CO USA. This community of 5 homes pays homage to the City of Central’s unique 19th century mountain vernacular architecture, scale, and walkability, while establishing a new bar for responsible mountain citizenry. This groundbreaking project is indisputably unique, the first of its kind in over a century.
Additionally, Vitruvius Properties has brokered over the last 5 years the conveyance of more than 200 vacant land parcels throughout Gilpin and Clear Creek Counties, Colorado USA. We are experts in patented gold mining acreage.
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately...to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."
Henry David Thoreau