Why buy a newly built home when you can buy a piece of Colorado history and get to live inside of it?

If you are shopping for a new home and the sprawling estates of Cherry Hills Village or Highlands Ranch don't fit your style then these ten stunning historic homes for sale in Denver and Boulder as listed on Realtor.com are for you.

These historic homes, all built around the end of the 19th or early 20th century, have been lovingly cared for and retain much of that classic charm and sophistication from their architectural periods, but with some modern modifications; it's the best of both worlds.

Denver or Boulder's most expensive homes may have more flash and extravagance, but these historic homes outclass them every time and often have similar luxury.

Take a look inside some of the most beautiful historic homes on the market in Denver and Boulder below -- which historic home, and city, do you prefer? Let us know in the comments.

5. 461 Humboldt St., Denver - $1.29M
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Beds: 4
Baths: 4
House: 6,087 Sq. Ft.
Lot: .29 acres

Via MLS: Dramatic courtyard entry experience with grand historic significance. Originally a stable and a racetrack. The gardens, landscape and charm are unbeatable. Country living in the middle of the city - remodeled and new life brought into this incredible home. Two master suites--one on main.

Images via Realtor.com. For more information on this listing, click here.