Archive for November, 2011

Retired teacher can’t wait for her first snowstorm in a patio ranch in Castle Pines…with somebody else shoveling

Retired teacher Kathy Alfeld, who, right after Christmas moves into a roomy, low-maintenance patio ranch Village Homes is finishing in Castle Pines, has one thing she can’t wait for: “I’m looking forward to the first snow storm, so we can stand out on the porch with cups of cocoa and watch somebody else shovel the driveway.”

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John and Kathy Alfeld and their cocker spaniels join Village’s Andrea Sederberg at The Crossings at Castle Pines, in front of a home like one the Alfelds will move into.

You can see a furnished model today of the same “Sagewood’ plan that she and husband John Alfeld picked at Village’s Crossings at Castle Pines, west of I-25 at Castle Pines Parkway – and you’ll get an idea why they’re making that move here, to Castle Pines, rather than into Denver. more »

In Fort Collins’ Old Town where trolley runs, bungalow reemerges as a custom

During the 1930s, when the old Fort Collins Metropolitan Railway trolley ran along Mountain Avenue’s center tree lawn between downtown and the fairgrounds, there was a small, Queen-Anne styled bungalow at 1516 W. Mountain.
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Doug Means with Coldwell Banker’s Drake office in Fort Collins shows a 4-bedroom custom that retains some styling showed by its predecessor bungalow.

The trolley line shut down in the 1950s…but 30 years later volunteers got it running again (the fairgrounds became City Park Lake and pool); and on weekend afternoons May to September you can catch the trolley from downtown, past that house — now transformed into a 4,621-square-foot custom that’s on view by appointment. more »