Metro Denverâ€™s famous â€œSleeper Houseâ€ sold at a Wednesday foreclosure auction for $1,529,401, $1 more than its mortgage loan holder bid for the home, Jefferson County foreclosure records show.
The house is at 855 Visionary Trail on Genesee Mountain, west of Golden, and is known for its futuristic design and being featured in directorÂ Woody Allenâ€™s 1973 movie â€œSleeper.â€
The homeâ€™s buyer is Trans-Western Management Group Inc. of Arvada, a company owned by residential real estate brokerÂ John Dilday, according to Colorado Secretary of State records.
Bayview Loan Servicing LLCÂ of Coral Gables, Fla., the current holder of mortgage the loan on the house, submitted a bid of $1,529,400 for the property on Nov. 5, according to the county public trustee.
The homeâ€™s current owner, and occupant, is metro-area businessmanÂ Michael Dunahay, who said Wednesday he has 75 days by Colorado law to become current on his delinquent mortgage payments and keep the house. â€œIâ€™m just keeping my options open,â€ he said.
Dunahay attended Wednesdayâ€™s foreclosure auction, met Dilday and invited him to tour the Sleeper House, he said. Dilday had just left the house when Dunahay talked to the Denver Business Journal today.
Bayview filed its intention to foreclose on the property in June, because Dunahay was in default on the home loan. At that time, he still owed $2.77 million on the original $3.13 million loan, according to county foreclosure records. As of September, Dunahay needed to pay $170,773 to become current on the loan.
Bayviewâ€™s local attorney,Â Elizabeth MarcusÂ at Castle Meinhold & Stawiarski LLC of Denver, did not return a call for comment.
Bayview previously started foreclosure proceedings on the Sleeper House in early 2009, but withdrew the action in May of last year, foreclosure records show.
Dunahay bought the house in 2006 from local software millionaire and investorÂ John HugginsÂ for $3.43 million, Jefferson County property records show. Huggins purchased the home in 1999 for $1.33 million.
Also known as Sculptured House, the 7,000-square-foot, four-bedroom Sleeper House was built in 1963 by architectÂ Charles Deaton. Deaton also designed Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.