Archive for June, 2011

A ‘painted lady’ in Alamo Placita Park

‘Painted ladies’ (a term coined in San Francisco during the 1970s for Victorian homes sporting 3-tone paint jobs that spritzed up their gingerbread) are rare in neighborhoods below 8th Avenue, typically built after the turn of the century.

468 Ogden inside col Sunday 7-3-11Barbara Betcher (left) and Sonja Leonard Leonard show a ‘painted lady’ they have open at 468 Ogden near Alamo Placita Park.

You’ll find a great exception, however, on Ogden Street just north of Alamo Placita Park – a whole block of Victorians and Edwardians, including a remodeled one that Leonard Leonard & Associates has open Sunday, July 3 – with flags, ice cream, and maybe a lottery ticket or two, awarded to visitors. more »

Kentwood bike tours of LoHi and other hot neighborhoods start July 3

Kentwood Cherry Creek agent Berenice Bejarano (she has a contemporary townhouse open today in LoHi, close to La Loma Restaurant) has a unique way to tour home opportunities in popular Denver neighborhoods this summer. Starting Sunday, July 3, she’s conducting 2-hour bike tours of neighborhood properties…beginning with ‘LoHi,’ the hot area between LoDo and Highlands.
LoHi Bike Tour inside column 6-19-11Berenice Bejarano (left) gathers bikers for a tour of LoHi, in front of a townhome at 2525 Bryant Street. Wells Fargo mortgage broker Dan Decter (right) is providing ice cream for bikers.

That tour meets at 2 p.m., Sunday July 3, at 16th and Boulder Streets, a block west of the Highland Bridge over I-25 into LoHi. (There’s one of those new B-cycle bike racks there, in case you’re not bringing a bike; sign up to borrow at bcycle.com). From there, your group will shove off on a 5-mile trip of listings from $250,000 to $600,000. Dan Dexter of Wells Fargo Private Mortgage Banking will buy you something frosty at a LoHi landmark, Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th, near the end of the ride. more »