One of the most historic homes in the town of Telluride is the Cornell House. Lucien Lucius Nunn, the father of alternating electrical current, built this house in 1891 and was one of the first homes in the country built with alternating electrical current. In 1902 Nunn housed the ''Telluride Institute'' in this building where students from Cornell University in New York could come to learn the practical application of electrical engineering.When the owners purchased this home in 1996, the foundation was in ruins and the interior in need of repair. Shortly after the owners began to meticulously and lovingly restore it taking it down to the studs, adding a new foundation as well as some modern upgrades all while carefully keeping it true to its original form.

  • MLS# 36427
  • Style House
  • Sub-Type Resale
  • Status Active
  • Year 1891
  • Days On Site 215
Bed(s) 4
Bath(s) 4 Full, 1 Half
SQ Feet 3,002
Garage 1
Story(s) NA
Acreage 0.17
Listing Provided By:
George Harvey  of  The Harvey Team Inc.
Cornell House
Front entry & staircase
Parlour3 view of ski area
Built-in office drawers by pantry
Second floor Front Guest Bedroom Dressi
Second floor Front Guest Bedroom
Second floor Front Guest Bedroom view
Second floor Front Guest Bedroom2
Second floor Guest Bath
Second floor Hallway
Second floor Office or Guest Bedroom#2
Second floor Master Suite
Second floor Master Suite2
Second floor Master Her Bath
Second floor Master Hers Bath2
Second floor Master His Bath
Guesthouse Living/Sleeping
Guesthouse with sleeping loft
Guesthouse Bath
Guesthouse Kitchenette
Guesthouse Bath2
Guesthouse Loft
Front zoomed out
Front with fire pit
Front fire pit
Fire pit looking east
Front zoomed
Front east side
Looking south
Salt water hot tub
Hot tub & Guesthouse2
Hot tub & Guesthouse
Rear patio
Rear patio2
Rear upper patio
this listing $6,125,000
$5,995,000 in W Trde Addition
this listing 3,002 SqFt
4,865 SqFt in W Trde Addition
this listing $2,040 $/SqFt
$1,232 $/SqFt in W Trde Addition
this listing 215 on site
106 on site in W Trde Addition


State CO
County San Miguel County
City Telluride
Zip Code 81435
Area Town of Telluride
Community Name W Trde Addition

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