The ancient Roman architect and engineer, Vitruvius, postulated that a structure must have strength (firmitas), utility (utilitus), and beauty (venustas).

Vitruvius Properties is a mountain focused real estate firm that aligns with this prescription through our crafted structure and balance of real estate services.

Vitruvius Properties exclusively represents Colorado Prospector Homes and secures the properties on which CPH develops, designs, and constructs. We select only special, stand alone properties that tell us what home will emerge from the forest. This alpine sensibility promotes health, sustainability, independence, contemplativeness, technology, and just enough ruggedness to be authentic.

Our portfolio of modern architecture on Alps Hill in Gilpin County, CO, is immediately inspired by Colorado's widely appreciated, gold belt vernacular. But this appeal is universal, as is our appreciation of what the Japanese call wabi sabi. These homes are at the forefront of 'grid independent' lifestyles that employ the latest in solar PV, lithium battery storage, and backup power technology. All homes are sold, excluding at current the Delaware Mill.

A home is named after the gold mine lode claim or mill site on which it is built. Documentation on these historic properties (many worked before Colorado became a State) including 19th century hand written Patents and Field Notes, and hand illustrated Plats are archived at the United States Bureau of Land Management.

Vitruvius Properties is now pleased to represent the 5 homes of Roworth Heights, a minor subdivision infill project currently under construction and located within the National Historic District of the City of Central, CO. We are excited to again participate in bringing to market a rare and supremely unique lifestyle opportunity.

Additionally, Vitruvius Properties has brokered in the last 5 years the sale of over 200 vacant land parcels in both Gilpin and Clear Creek Counties, Colorado.

"I went to the woods because I wished to live 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