Etkin Johnson co-founder lists glass house in Denver for $8.5M

David Johnson’s two-story mansion on 2.4 acres has $1M of imported Belgian glass

Etkin Johnson Co-Founder Lists Glass House in Denver for $8.5M
Etkin Johnson Real Estate Partners co-founder David Johnson and 14 Random Road in Denver (Getty, Etkin Johnson Real Estate Partners)

David Johnson is selling an 8,400-square-foot mansion in Denver made with $1 million of imported Belgian glass for $8.5 million.

The co-founder of Etkin Johnson Real Estate Partners listed the two-story home at 14 Random Road, in Cherry Hills Village, the Denver Post reported.

He bought the 2.4-acre estate in 2003 for $3.6 million.

The six-bedroom, five-bathroom home, designed by Michael Brendle, looks more like something built in California than in the Mile High City, according to brokers.

The contemporary-style house has floor-to-ceiling walls of glass, with a second-story wing resembling a clear Lego cube, with views of the mountains and Glenmoor Country Club.

“The natural light you get is stunning. You get to experience being outside while being inside at the same time,” Johnson told the Post. “The views are spectacular in the winter or the summer.”

The mansion, built in 2002, is tucked into a secluded wooded lot. 

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The house has radiant heat on both floors, a glass bridge hallway and two glass staircases. There’s a chef’s kitchen with top appliances, a music room, gym, two offices and a newly remodeled master bathroom with a large walk-in-shower and standalone tub.

Outside, there’s  a pool with water features, fire pits, a hot tub and a pickleball court. A garage can fit three cars.

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Listing agent Trish Campbell of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty described the mansion as a work of art. She said building a glass home like it today would be too expensive.

“It’s amazing architecturally. It’s definitely one-of-a-kind,” Campbell told the Post. “It’s a very California-looking kind of house. It will appeal to a distinct buyer with an artistic eye.”

Johnson founded Etkin Johnson Real Estate Partners with Bruce Etkin in 1989. He retired in 2021 when he and Etkin sold off nearly $900 million in real estate assets, including the firm’s Colorado Technology Center portfolio for $400 million. He and his wife want to downsize and live in Florida and Vail, Colorado.

— Dana Bartholomew

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