Archive for February, 2013

Trend-setting custom from Lowry’s debut, back on the market at $799,000

By Mark Samuelson

Back when the annual Parade of Homes still showcased a single street in a brand new community, one of the best was 1998’s Parade introducing Lowry, newly transformed from a 3-square-mile Air Force Base into a new-urban master plan. If you were at that show, you also remember the best home featured – by Boulder-based McStain Enterprises, one that looks even better now than it did then, back on the market at $799,000.


Parade of Homes custom design in Lowry, on market at $799,000.

“McStain chose something different that set themselves apart from others in the Parade,” said Gail Wheeler of Coldwell Banker Devonshire, who’ll open the home once again today, 1-4 p.m. Up the block, builders were showing big Tudor and Colorado contemporaries with massive masonry and darker colors, styles that were dominant in custom areas; while McStain went for something novel: an urban-look Victorian detailed in bright, Queen Anne colors; a bright-n-light interior; and spaces more in line with what buyers seem to be looking for right now – less grandiose, better planned.
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As final sites in Tallyn’s Reach vanish, Toll Brothers’ model turns lookers into buyers

By Mark Samuelson

Kent and Mitra Kansala, moving here from Texas with kids aged five and two, had absolutely no intention of looking at any new homes; only resales. “We wanted something move-in ready,” recalls Kent Kansala, “but we looked and didn’t find anything.” That’s about the time they saw the sharp-looking model by Toll Brothers you’ll tour today in master-planned Tallyn’s Reach, across from Cherry Creek Schools’ new Black Forest Hills Elementary.


Kent and Mitra Kansala show off their new Bierstadt design in The Vistas at Tallyn’s Reach.

“We gave up on move-in ready; Toll Brothers was the community we wanted, the house we wanted, and the price we wanted.” And, as it turns out, the schools they wanted.
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SPIRE in downtown soars past its 400th sale

By Mark Samuelson

If you haven’t shopped downtown for a luxury condo this year, you’re going to find an entirely new market there: MUCH faster-paced sales led by SPIRE’s amazing performance (soaring past the 400-sold mark) — along with rapidly vanishing inventory, and even more reasons why you’d want to be downtown in the first place. This is the perfect weekend to tour, as SPIRE opens a new 2,100-sq. ft. decorator 3-bedroom residence.


A 3-bedroom home at SPIRE.

…More reasons to live downtown, starting with commuter rail service from new Union Station to DIA that opens in 2016; plans for downtown’s first urban-gourmet grocery; and new dining spots like raw-bar Epernay, and Pizza Republica, already a hit in Greenwood Village, both opening soon near DCPA near SPIRE.
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