Wild Lane is named after the homesteader, Alfred Wild, who was granted a section of land including the geologically renown Devil’s Backbone west of Loveland, Colorado. The property has since been divided into smaller parcels with a substantial portion being deeded to open space, thereby preserving it in perpetuity. A high degree of entrepreneurship exhibited by Alfred Wild saw the land developed into a multiple-use property, including an apple orchard, a hops grow for Colorado’s first brewery, a gypsum mine and factory, a brick yard, and even a railhead to ship the products. The current offering is 23 acres, privately located and comprising all the original residential structures of which a mansion and a carriage house, built in 1905, were the focus. Shortly thereafter came the Rose Cottage and the Brick House which was the original brickfield office and today serves as a residence occupying a remote corner of the land. More recent structures include a large, detached garage that includes two dwelling units, a utility barn, a greenhouse and—most recently—an art studio and workshop. All the buildings, except the brick house, are clustered in the western sector accessed by a private driveway. The brickhouse has its own access which would make it the perfect location for a property manager or groundskeeper. The mansion itself is an imposing building of brick and stone with liberal incorporation of the local plaster and is built in two stories with a basement. The original kitchen and dining area have been remodeled into larger, more open spaces than was originally built. With a main floor primary bedroom, ample communal rooms including a south-facing sunroom and another four bedrooms on the upper level, it has served well as a bed-and-breakfast operation in recent times. The City of Loveland provides potable water and four Onsite Wastewater Systems serve the buildings. The property is in both the Colorado and the National Historic Register and is listed as a Centennial Farm, having been in the same family for over a century. There has always been a keen interest in gardening and this is evidenced by the mature landscaping and plant diversity throughout. A permit to pump from the nearby Louden Ditch provides ample water to sustain the entire landscaped area, achieved by a pair of pumps that draw from a concrete pit.