Summit County Home
The May/June 2014 edition. Real Estate & Mountain Lifestyle Monthly.
REAL ESTATE & MOUNTAIN LIFESTYLES | M ay/June 2014 3D TECHNOLOGY: THE NEXT BIG THING HOME FRONT Visit summitdaily.com/realestate to read our tablet and desktop edition. MARKET REPORT DESIGN & STYLE Summitdaily.com/realestate 1 PROPERTIES OF THE SUMMIT Each office is independently owned and operated. Welcome Home MOUNTAINWOOD 2BR/2BA condo yards from QuickSilver Lift | $459,000 .5 Acre Frisco Home Site Bills Ranch | $425,000 DOWNTOWN BRECKENRIDGE with picturesque views of the Ski Slopes. 3 bedroom / 2 bath | $795,000 Slopeside 2BR + Murphy 3BA Corner Unit Less than 150 Steps to River Run Gondola | $599,000 Sunny 3BR/3BA with 2-car garage in quiet Mountain Pines Subdivision | $679,000 VICTORIAN GABLES 2 bedroom /2 bath + garage | $545,000 www.VictorianGablesHome.com Call Butch Today for a Showing! Voyd J. “Butch” Elich II Broker Associate 970.389.4005 RE/MAX Properties of the Summit 305 Main Street, Frisco email@example.com Nancy Burniche Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist 970.389.1212 Nancy@NancyBurniche.com REMAX Properties of the Summit 220 S Main St Breckenridge 3 Bed/2.75 Bath. Price reduced to $375,295. Great Keystone Penthouse! THE BERGMAN’S Making “Mountain Dreams” a Reality since 1970 The Bergmans, 1957: Lolly, Keystone Founder - Bill Sr., Bill Jr., and Jane 4 Bed/2 Bath a “Stone’s Throw” from the Snake River and Adjacent The Tradition Continues: Bill Bergman Jr. 1 CE 98 1 Bill Bergman · MBA BROKER ASSOCIATE 120 Buffalo, Dillon, CO (720) 291-3299 SIN REAL ESTATE AT A HIGHER LEVEL firstname.lastname@example.org Elevated Resort Living Roomy condo w/vaulted ceilings, new finishes. 1,006 sq ft 1 bed/1 bath. Flying Dutchman Unit 1170, Keystone. Offered at $184,500 Horse property and Huge Gore Range Views. $899,000. 4 bed/3 bath 2357 sq ft on 40 acres. Silverthorne. Lake Dillon Views. Backs to National Forest. Upscale Finishes in Remodeled Single Family House. Corinthian Hill. $690,000. 5 BD/3BA/2894 sq. ft. Dillon. Shuttle to the ski lift from your front door. Spacious 1671 sq. ft., 3 bed/3 bath with a slope view, remodeled kitchen, under-bldg. parking, Sts John in Keystone $450,000 Laurie Williams A Managing Broker RE/MAX Properties of the Summit 970.485.3994 Laurie@SummitCountySkiProperty.com SummitCountySkiProperty.com Newly completed luxury paired homes with slope views.Â Sanctuary at Keystone Units 17 & 18. $819,500 and $840,000. 3 bed/2.5 bath. 2180 sq ft. 2 living areas. Keystone. Parade of Homes award-winning residence. 3,751 sq ft. 4 Bed/4 Bath. 353A Ensign Dr., Corinthian Hill. Offered at $1,225,000. Spacious Keystone Single Family Home On One Level, $1,350,000. 4bed/5 bath/4615 sq. ft. Half acre fenced. Access to pool. 248 Wild Irishman. Saddle Ridge Townhomes in Silverthorne for $389,000. 3 Bed/3 Bath. Family Room 1 car garage ~1,900 sq ft. All new stainless appliances. Perfect get away! Privacy, Views and Best Location at Keystone!. Walk to village, activities, shops and dining. Spacious 3-bed/3-bath, 1900 +/- sq ft w/ attached garage. Exquisite furnishings included. Red Hawk Townhomes, River Run Village. Now Offered at $945,000 Kouri Wolf MRE Broker Associate RE/MAX Properties of the Summit 970.333.0303 Kouri@kwolfrealestate.com KWolfRealEstate.com Luxury at Keystone Ranch Golf course for $1,895,000. 326 Mountain Bluebell 6 Bedroom / 4 Bath / 4,539 +/- Sq Ft. Panoramic Views, Open Floorplan, Gourmet Kitchen. 6561 Settlerâ€™s Creek Townhome for $320,000 1/2 ownership. 3 Bed/3 Bath/1585+/- Sq Ft 1 Car Attached Garage. Very sunny, private, great views, steps to free shuttle. New Development in Breckenridge: Peak Ten Bluffs. Starting at $1,282,500 Now Under Construction! 3 Bed/ 3.5 Bath/2,823 +/- Sq Ft. 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REAL ESTATE & MOUNTAIN LIFESTYLES | M AY/JUNE 2014 3D TECHNOLOGY: THE NEXT BIG THING 10 MARKET REPORT March monetary volume is up 30% from March 2013. 12 FACES & PLACES FIRC’s new building, Mardi Paws, dancing and more! 15 3D TECHNOLOGY Software program allows owners to walk around inside their house before contruction even begins. 21 MOUNTAIN WEDDINGS 28 SERVICE HOME FRONT Visit summitdaily.com/realestate to read our tablet and desktop edition. MARKET REPORT DESIGN & STYLE Summitdaily.com/realestate Homes offer unique venue opportunities for your special day. DIRECTORY 1 An extensive list of local professionals, brokers and REALTORS®. ON THE COVER This Breckenridge house is in the Highlands, near the golf course. PHOTO COURTESY OF CLAY SCHWARCK PHOTOGRAPHY 26 PROPERTY SPOTLIGHT 128 Masters Drive on Copper Creek Golf Course. 30 THE VIEW Unique perspective within an aspen glade. 29 TRANSACTIONS Summit Real Estate Transactions, April 2014 8 Summit County HOME | MAY/JUNE 2014 PHOTO BY NICK YOUNG market report MAR KET PER SPECTI VE historical Transaction breakdown MARKET SNAPSHOT 205 YTD GROSS VOLUME BY YEAR - number of residental transactions, year to date - 239 254 2012 YTD 2012 $109,278,500 2013 $116,142,700 2014 $129,120,700 2013 YTD 2014 YTD March monetary volume ($60,774,200) is up 30% from March 2013. Transactions volume is up +1% from March 2013. March numbers indicate the best increases since March 2008. The most active price points in January were between $400k-$500k. March had 27 Single family, 77 Multi-family and 7 Vacant land transactions. PURCHASER HIGHLIGHTS SECOND HOMEOWNERS TRANSACTIONS YTD 2014 33% OUT OF STATE 49% FRONT RANGE 17% LOCALS 1% INTERNATIONAL 2014 AVERAGE PRICE HISTORY Average Residential pricing for 10 Single family is $844,781 YTD Vacant Land is $414,465 YTD Summit County HOME | MAY/JUNE 2014 COURTESY OF LAND TITLE Multi-family is $370,038 YTD SCHOLARSHIPS SUMMIT ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS GRANTS COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS TO SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS The Summit Association of Realtors is dedicated to supporting our local community in a number of ways. Each year, SAR continues its long-standing commitment to local high school students by participating in the annual Summit High School Local Scholarship Night. This year the event was held on Monday, April 7th at Summit High School. SAR Scholarship Committee representatives Anne Marie Ohly and Jackie McPheeters were honored to present scholarships totaling $8,000 to ten collegebound Summit High School seniors. This year’s recipients are as follows: NEGOTIATING TABLE SAR TAKES ON WILDFIRE MITIGATION; UNCONTROLLED PROPERTY INSURANCE PREMIUM ESCALATION Last summer, the Governor’s Wildfire Insurance and Forest Health Taskforce made strong recommendations that could severely impact the real estate market in Summit County, and across mountain resort communities. The recommendations suggest a risk-rating map for every individual property in the wildland urban interface (WUI), with Summit County having the most in the state with 23,000 properties. Homes in these areas would be required to provide a disclosure at point of sale that indicates the property is in a high wildfire risk area. Also concerning are suggestions that there be additional fees on properties in the high-risk areas to help offset the cost of wildfires, and requirements for wildfire mitigation on each property. There are many concerns that these recommendations could stigmatize properties, and unintentionally increase property insurance premiums, already skyrocketing. This legislative session though, legislators are ignoring the task¬force recommendations and taking a positive approach: education. Local organizations working together can be more successful in deter¬mining local wildfire mitigation needs than the state at large. To that end, The Summit Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors recently voted to take a pro¬active approach to wildfire mitigation in Summit County. The Board will work to create a task¬force with the Towns in Summit County to work together to educate home and property owners on ways to voluntarily create defensible spaces. The task force will also look at opportunities to obtain grant dollars for individual homeowners to assist in the cost of mitigation. The Summit Board will also partner with the Vail Board of Realtors in asking our U.S. Senators and Congressman to obtain federal aid to assist the U.S. Forest Service and BLM in cleaning up the forests adjacent to our communities. By taking a pro¬active approach, SAR hopes to help educate our local community through our realtors, local and federal governments, and fire districts in a county wide education campaign to help prevent any future efforts to mandate potentially negative, impactful requirements in our areas, while also protecting our community from catastrophic wildfire. DUNCAN BIGGIN MEGAN ELIZABETH COSTELLO GRACE COTTRELL DOMINICK DILALLO TESSA GUNNIN SERENITY STREAM MITCHELL CRISTINA ALEXIS ORTIZ ANNE LOUISE PARKER MADISON HUNT SNYDER JULIA LOUISE PARKER SAR Representative Anne Marie Ohly presents a scholarship at SHS Local Scholarship Night. LOCAL REALTORS TEN REASONS WHY YOU NEED A LOCAL REALTOR Com m un it y Challe n g e This month’s challenge: With spring upon on, the melting snow can uncover lots of trash that has accumulated throughout the winter. Organize a neighborhood clean-up day and spruce up the area around where you live! Summit County realtors are making a tremendous difference in the lives of people and our community every day. From volunteering for their favorite charity to donating time and money to help support low-income residents with emergency housing needs, our local realtors are making a difference in our community. We invite you to join our realtors in a “community challenge” that will be shared each month in this column. 1. When selling your home, your local REALTOR® can give you up-to-date information on what is happening in the marketplace including the price, financing, terms and condition of competing properties. 2. Your REALTOR® can help you determine your buying power -- that is, your financial reserves plus your borrowing capacity. 3. Your REALTOR® has many resources to assist you in your home search. Sometimes the property you are seeking is available but not actively advertised in the market, and it will take some investigation by your agent to find all available properties. 4. Your REALTOR® can assist you in the selection process by providing objective information about each property. Agents who are REALTORS® have access to a variety of resources including local community information on utilities, zoning, and schools. 5. Your REALTOR® can help you negotiate. There is a myriad of negotiating factors, including but not limited to price, financing, terms, date of possession and often the inclusion or exclusion of repairs and furnishings or equipment. Your agent can advise you as to which investigations and inspections are recommended or required. 6. Your REALTOR® provides due diligence during the evaluation of the property. Depending on the area and property, this could include inspections for dry rot, asbestos, faulty structure, roof condition, septic tank and well tests, just to name a few. Your REALTOR® can assist you in finding qualified responsible professionals to do most of these investigations and provide you with written reports. 7. Your REALTOR® markets your property to other real estate agents and the public. Often, your REALTOR® can recommend repairs or cosmetic work that will significantly enhance the salability of your property. 8. Your REALTOR® will know when, where and how to advertise your property. There is a misconception that advertising sells real estate. A study by the National Association of Realtors shows that 82% of real estate sales are the result of agent contacts through previous clients, referrals, friends, family and personal contacts. HOMEFRONT SOCIAL GALLERY FACES&PLACES BELOW: FIRC Open House: County Commissioners Dan Gibbs, left, and Thomas Davidson, right, helped cut the ribbon at the FIRC Open House event celebrating the nonprofitâ€™s new office in Silverthorne. Dancing Delectables duo: Thekla and Merl Schultz practice their swing dance moves for the Evening of Dancing and Delectables fundraiser for the Summit High School music department. Mardi Paws Barkus Parade: Kim Nicoletti and her four-legged friend joined others dressed to the nines for the Mardi Paws Barkus Parade this February, an event to benefit the League for Animals and People of the Summit (LAPS) nonprofit organization. ABOVE: Peak 9 Restaurant owner Kevin Brown, left, shared a moment with skiing legend C.J. Mueller on closing day of the restaurant, Sunday, April 20. 12 Summit County HOME | MAY/JUNE 2014 It is totally within your power to decide whether it is the right time for you and your family to move or purchase a second home. Even in the current market.“How?” Let’s look at the simplicity of the famous Serenity Prayer and apply it to buying a home in today’s real estate market. Price will only be higher later this year and though interest rates are rising, they are still at historic lows. That means that your monthly housing expense will still be lower than almost any time in the last 50 years. The wisdom to know the difference. With the winter over, the outlook on inventory is moving up. Sellers will look to come out of hibernation and list their homes. The question is whether or not it makes sense to delay moving on with your life until everything gets ‘better’. Should you not buy a property and not live your mountain dream? Should you hang on to a property here even though your doctor recommends you move to a climate better suited to your current medical situation? This is where your wisdom must kick in. You already know the answers to the questions we just asked. You have the power to take control of the situation by moving forward. The time may have come for you and your family to move on and start living the life you desire. W hy does any house sell? Simple. The Buyer and Seller came together! The Buyer believed the property was a good value and it fit their needs. The Seller believed the offer would work for them to move onto their next adventures! Our Summit County real estate market is in transition right now – moving in a very positive direction - and in a transitional market, the predictability of market value is diminished. I came across an article that may help you feel more stable from the “Keeping Matters Current” blog (used with permission!) HOW THE SERENITY PRAYER MAY HELP WHEN BUYING A HOME You may be frustrated while attempting to buy a home in today’s market. You may feel powerless in the process. How could anyone possibly know whether the current good news about housing will continue? There is no doubt that today’s real estate market is difficult to navigate. However, know that thousands of homes sold yesterday, thousands will sell today and thousands will sell each and every day from now until the end of the year. “GRANT ME THE SERENITY TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE; COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN; AND WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.” Accept the things you cannot change. The two main concerns many talk about when discussing the housing market are: 1. The current lack of inventory in many segments is impacting housing prices 2. The impending raise in interest rates As an individual, there is very little you can do to impact either of those two situations. The best think-tanks in the country are struggling to discover what impact each of these items have on real estate. Have the courage to change the things you can. Whether you are a first-time buyer or a move-up buyer and you believe now is the right time for your family to purchase a home or a vacation home – DO IT! That is what truly matters. Agent: For answers to your real estate questions, call Allison at 970-468-6800. Email - Info@SummitRealEstate.com. Her philosophy is simple, whether buying or selling, she understands that the most important real estate transaction is yours. Want to know the value of your Summit County property? Visit www.SummitHomeValue.com Allison Simson Company: Summit Real Estate, The Simson Team Contact: 970.468.6800 Allison@SummitRealEstate.com Summitdaily.com/realestate 13 TECHNOLOGY A Glimpse of the Future I by JESSICA SMITH f a photo is worth 1,000 words, how much is a threedimensional design worth? While Michael Rath, managing partner of Trilogy Partners in Breckenridge, doesn’t have a tangible number, he’s experienced the power of a 3D design tool. Just over two years ago, he incorporated the three-dimensional modeling program SketchUp into his process, and hasn’t looked back since. “It’s kind of a game changer,” he said. HOMEFRONT TECHNOLOGY THE 3D MODELING PROGRAM SKETCHUP SHOWS EXACTLY WHAT A BUILDING WILL LOOK LIKE BEFORE IT’S BUILT. THE MODELS ARE A MORE HIGH-TECH VERSION OF BLUEPRINTS, WHICH WERE TRADITIONALLY HAND-DRAWN. PHOTO BY NICK YOUNG. DESIGN MODELS COURTESY TRILOGY PARTNERS. Designed in Boulder, SketchUp software came into being around 2000, spent a few years as property of Google and now is owned by Trimble Buildings, a group that builds construction technology. Unlike programs like Revit and others from AutoCAD that cost hundreds of dollars and more, SketchUp is free. For people like Rath, that means that not only can he and his colleagues easily download and use the program, but so can his clients. “With this we’re trying to create a comprehensive process that allows the client to totally understand what they’re paying for, what’s being designed,” Rath said. Ralph Henderson’s Breckenridge home is currently going through a large remodel and he has used SketchUp with Rath throughout the process. “For me, the customer, to look at an idea and see what it would look like, … you see it and get a feel for it,” Henderson said. WHAT IT IS In the past, architects used hand-drawn blueprints to convey the aspects of the to-be house to customers. Computers ushered in more complicated pictures and 3D models, but now programs like SketchUp have reached a new level of detail. “The days of drawing plans and elevations, we’ve gone past that, and that’s going to be the trend,” said Marc Hogan, architect and principal of bhh Partners in Breckenridge. He feels this is a good thing. “I don’t really think the artistry is lost. I think it’s actually improved because you get to look at more options,” he said. Using the GPS coordinates of the house-to-be and Google Earth, Rath “drops” the three-dimensional outline of the house onto the property. Later, this will get more detailed, from furniture placement all the way down to wall textures and the tile design in the bathrooms. Once the house is geo-located, Rath (and anyone with the SketchUp technology) can look at it from an eagle’s eye perspective, then with a few clicks of the mouse, zoom inside any room. Once inside, turning toward the windows will show the outside view, particularly any mountains, as it will be seen from inside the actual building, courtesy of Google Earth. On paper blueprints, an architect would draw an arrow indicating the direction of the view, but with SketchUp, Rath can actually show it. HOW IT WORKS 16 Summit County HOME | MAY/JUNE 2014 WITH THIS WE’RE TRYING TO CREATE A COMPREHENSICE PROCESS THAT ALLOWS THE CLIENT TO TOTALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY’RE PAYING FOR, WHAT’S BEING DESIGNED – MICHAEL RATH, MANAGING PARTNER, TRILOGY PARTNERS ABOVE/LEFT: THE SKETCHUP BATHROOM MODEL COMPARED WITH A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE FINISHED PRODUCT. BELOW: A KITCHEN AS SEEN IN THE SKETCHUP 3D MODELING PROGRAM BESIDE A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE KITCHEN ITSELF. PHOTOS BY NICK YOUNG. DESIGN MODELS COURTESY OF TRILOGY PARTNERS. “This is exactly what you’re going to see,” he said. That way, he can orient the windows exactly to match the ideal view. If the mountain doesn’t fully show up in the window, the plans for the windows can be changed. If a muntin (the strip of wood separating panes of glass in a window) is blocking the mountain, it can be moved — and all before construction even starts. “If we don’t make mistakes, then we save money too,” said Rath. “When we design these houses, we know exactly what we’re doing, exactly what we’re going to build.” This is particularly helpful for the engineers and architects, like Hogan, working with Rath. “It actually saves us time. We’ve been able to cut our costs by about 50 percent by having the 3D capabilities. It allows you to do things quicker and then the programs are smarter, so accordingly, it’s taken a lot of the drudgery out,” said Hogan. “It helps you troubleshoot problems before you’re out in the field. … It saves a lot of stress.” One of the features that Henderson liked best about using the program was how it helped him and his wife visualize all aspects of the remodel. “I’m pretty decent looking at 2D stuff, standard old architecture drawings, but there are a lot of people that probably aren’t so good at visualizing,” he said. Another feature of the 3D model can be used to calculate maximum energy efficiency. The program shows what direction sunlight will come from at any given date or time, which will affect window placement. Windows are popular features of Colorado houses, Rath said, but sometimes they’re not always thought out. If windows are placed into a wall that receives a lot of sunlight, the house will stay warmer in the winter. However, if an array of windows is put into a side of the house that receives little to no sun, the place will be colder, requiring more energy and money to heat it, particularly during the winter months. Problems like this can easily be avoided by looking at the 3D model. It’s also incredibly precise. For example, Rath can look up exactly where the sun is going to hit on a house at 7:02 p.m. on Aug. 9, 2014. Summitdaily.com/realestate 17 HOMEFRONT TECHNOLOGY TOP: A HOUSE IN SUMMIT COUNTY CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION. THE OWNERS USED SKETCHUP TO VIEW THE PROJECT AND MAKE THEIR DECISIONS BEFORE CONSTRUCTION STARTED. ABOVE (2): SKETCHUP STAIRCASE MODEL, LEFT, AND PHOTO OF FINISHED STAIRCASE, RIGHT. PHOTOS BY NICK YOUNG. DESIGN MODELS COURTESY TRILOGY PARTNERS. Not only does the SketchUp model assist in the architectural aspects of building a house, but in its design as well. Rath has used SketchUp for brand-new houses as well as already-built hoses in need of a remodel. “The amount of detail that’s getting into these houses because of this is extraordinary,” said Rath. “I detail everything down to the nth degree.” To provide the detail, Rath uses a file of hundreds of textures and designs for tiles, walls, fireplaces and outdoor siding. If a texture isn’t in his database, he does some research — sometimes driving around town — and takes a picture, uploads it into Photoshop and adds it to the model. This way, clients can view changes with the click of a mouse, before any materials are ordered. “(It’s) not just ‘the wall’s going to be green,’” said Henderson, of the exact detail of the software. “It’s whatever color of Sherwin Williams’ green you pick out.” Rath can also do concept design. For example, he could create a custom chandelier in the program, and if the customer likes it, he would contact various contractors to see if it could then be made. “We can not only design it but we know how it’s going to look,” he said. “We can tweak it, we can make a decision, if it’s worth spending four or five thousand dollars.” The program also allows for the distribution of furniture and appliances, down to the exact models, all uploaded by Rath and easily manipulated with the mouse. INTERIOR DESIGN TOOL 18 Summit County HOME | MAY/JUNE 2014 One of the things Rath likes best about SketchUp is that he and his clients have constant access to it from their computers. “A lot of our clients don’t live here,” he said. “They can have a copy of the model on their computer, I can make changes, upload it to Drop Box,” and then customers contact him with their comments, ideas and suggestions. It is, essentially, a communication tool between Rath and his clients, whether they’re on the Front Range or across the world. They can enter their house-tobe anywhere at any time, and often Rath will go through the model at the same time as his clients, discussing each aspect and design decision along the way. CONNECTING “It’s literally walking through the house together,” he said. This is true for Henderson, who is based out of Denver. “You don’t have to leave the comforts of your own home,” he said, while he’s discussing the project with Rath. “Michael takes control (of the SketchUp model), and he walks you through … and in no time at all we can say ‘we like that’ and ‘no we didn’t like that over there, can we change it?’ He does it on the SketchUp model thing and click, you’re looking at it!” Henderson said he would definitely recommend using the 3D model to any friends who were remodeling or building a new house. “As in all these things, none of them are perfect, but this is pretty close. It’s an excellent communicating tool, to communicate sometimes hard to grasp concepts,” he said. “I’m impressed; I’m hooked.” LEFT: EARLY STAGES OF A 3D SKETCHUP DESIGN. BELOW: SKETCHUP ALSO HELPS WITH WINDOW PLACEMENT, FROM SHOWING WHAT THE VIEW WILL BE THROUGH GOOGLE EARTH, TO DETERMINING WHICH AREAS GET THE MOST SUNLIGHT. BOTTOM (2): MODEL AND REAL LIFE COMPARISON. PHOTOS BY NICK YOUNG. DESIGN MODELS COURTESY TRILOGY PARTNERS Summitdaily.com/realestate 19 20 Summit County HOME | MAY/JUNE 2014 DESIGN & STYLE MOUN TA IN WEDDINGS YOU’VE FOUND YOUR “PERSON, ” you’ve accepted the ring, and the time has come to start planning your dream wedding. While Summit County may be most well known for its skiing, locals know that summertime in the mountains is near perfect. Why not celebrate your big day with the resplendent Rocky Mountain landscape as your backdrop? Step away from a traditional ballroom and into the woods for a refined and rustic mountain wedding. There are a handful of lovely churches and event venues to choose from throughout Summit County. Another appealing and cost effective option is to rent a mountain home to host your entire ceremony, reception, and a place for you and your bridal party to spend the weekend. These beautiful homes often have large common area rooms that can be situated to comfortably host a smaller wedding. Turn the outdoor deck into the ceremony area to fully enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds you. Use the living room as a reception area, and the dining room as a buffet area. These well appointed homes often come with large commercial kitchens that are perfect for caterers. The multiple bedrooms allow you to invite your family members to stay with you in the home, and be surrounded by love and joy all weekend long. Once you’ve selected the perfect home for your wedding weekend, the fun begins. When it comes to decorating your wedding, there are three areas to consider: theme, color and accents. Before you jump by JASMINE LISTOU BIBLE PHOTO BY KELLY SHROADS into the details, consider an overall theme for your wedding. How formal or informal would you like it to be? Vintage or modern? Start a Pinterest page of the weddings you like and see if there is a common theme among them. While this doesn’t have to be a strict style rule, agreeing on an overall vibe may help when moving on to the next steps. Your mountain wedding can be both rustic and refined if you keep a cohesive theme throughout. 21 Summitdaily.com/realestate DESIGN & STYLE MOUN TA IN WEDDINGS The next step is choosing colors for your wedding and bridal party. Consider the interiors of the home that you are renting. For example, if there are bold red accents in the home, consider choosing harmonious colors like blues, turquoise and green shades. Or choose a neutral palette with textural elements like french linen, ivory lace and creamy silk. When it comes to flowers, stick with your color theme, and consider using mountain wildflowers. A tiny sprig of lavender tied with twine can be an impactful place setting. Loosely arranged wildflowers in mason jars can be a delicate and rustic centerpiece on tables. The third step is to choose accents. Avoid becoming trend obsessed and focus on personalizing your wedding. If you are an avid reader, choose a stack of books with spines that match your wedding colors as an accessory to the guest book signing table. If your soonto-be husband is a fisherman, have a florist create a boutonniere with a fanciful fishing fly, sans hook. Elements that are true to your personalities will never go out of style and will be the most memorable for you and your guests. Once you have a game plan for the ceremony and reception areas, think about creative ways that you can utilize the multiple rooms in the house. Transform a guest room or den area to a photo booth, or photo room. Photo booths or rooms are a great way for guests to loosen up and have fun, gifting you with silly images to enjoy for years to come. Choose your backdrop - a solid wall or curtains in your wedding colors, and perhaps a banner with your wedding date. Set out a basket of fun props - hats, glasses, mustaches and scarves in colors that coordinate with your wedding style. If your wedding has a vintage vibe, choose an old fashioned suitcase to house the props. Enlist the help of your photographer to provide proper lighting and camera setup. Turn the game room into a gentlemanâ€™s whisky bar - a swanky room for your male guests to toast to the happy couple. Turn a guest room into a tea room - ask the caterers to set up coffee and tea for your guests to enjoy throughout the evening. Personalize the room with pictures of you and your groom growing up and your parents or grandparents on their wedding day. Hang the wedding gowns of your mothers and grandmothers for the guests to admire and enjoy the memories of their own weddings. When it comes to wedding favors, send your guests home with a piece of Colorado. Perhaps tiny jars filled with local honey, seed packets with Colorado wildflowers, or tiny soaps from a Summit County soap maker. Enlist the help of your bridesmaids to scan vintage images of Summit County and create postcards on thick paper stock for your guests to take home, reminding them of your beautiful Colorado mountain wedding. ELEVATE YOUR FINANCING. OPPOSITE PAGE, BOTTOM (2): PHOTOS BY KELLY SHROADS BUYING INTO THE RESORT LIFESTYLE? FINANCING PRIMARY & SECONDARY RESORT HOMES CALL ME TODAY Betty Lauziere Mortgage Loan Officer 617.645.2715 | NMLS ID: 91413 email@example.com everbank.com/blauziere Lighting | Furniture | Accessories | Rugs | Western Art | | 695 Summit Blvd. | Frisco, CO 80443 | 970.668.9989 14ERM0059.01. NMLS ID: 399805 © 2014 EverBank. All rights reserved. Carbonate Real Estate Company TOM MALMGREN ~ CARMEN YONN Copper Mountain, Colorado Tom Malmgren Owner/Managing Broker Realtor firstname.lastname@example.org 970-968-6854 www.skicopper.net 1-800-526-7737 SELLING COPPER SINCE 1974 Carmen Yonn Broker Associate Realtor email@example.com Golf & ski from this gorgeous 6 bedroom, 6.5 bath home. 3 fully finished / furnished levels with rec room, library, den, 3 car garage, heated driveway & patio! Offered for $3,100,000 COPPER - THE MASTERS HOME Sweeping Copper Mountain Resort VIEWS from this high-end townhome. All new interior “top to bottom!” 3 bedrooms + den with 3.5 baths. Offered for $988,000 COPPER - BEELER PLACE TOWNHOME Located just steps from Copper’s Center Village, these townhomes offer great value, spacious floorplans & renovated interiors! Pricing from $369,000 to $1,150,000 COPPER - TOGWOTEE LODGE TOWNHOMES Located in Copper’s East Village. 2 level condos in true turnkey condition with views west across the golf course! Building: hot tub, garage, saunas, elevator & storage. Pricing starts at $299,000 COPPER - SUMMIT HOUSE EAST CONDOS Gorgeous golf & ski townhomes back to fairway #11 with sweeping SKY chute & ski slope views! Large private decks & dedicated garages! Pricing from $658,000 by motivated Sellers! COPPER - THE WOODS TOWNHOMES Just listed! 2 bedroom/2 bath condo with open deck, gas fireplace, fully furnished & equipped to meet short term rental requirements. Offered for $359,000 COPPER SPRINGS LODGE CONDO PROPERTIES OF THE SUMMIT Each office is independently owned and operated. Mary D. Brooks Broker/GRI/CRS Realtor-Stager Frisco 4 BD + Family Room Townhome $469,000 â€” Upgraded 3 blks to Main Street. $2,149,000 Gated Community 6 BD Ruby Ranch Cedar Log Estate Home Theater Library Wine Cellar Great Views Breckenridge 1 BD Condo in Town $389,000 Walk to Slopes. Nice Finishes. 2 BD + Loft $387,000 New Upgrades Sleeps 8 Financing Available Mary Brooks Amon Team Bret Amon 970-376-3813 www.amonteam.com 220 S Main St, Breckenridge Brokers/GRI/CRS/Realtor-Stager 970-390-6160 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.breckenridgehouses.info Breckenridge Office 5 BD Single Family Home Keystone Ranch Only $929,000 5 BD + 3.75 Bath Charming SFH on Large Corner Lot $795,000 Finished Basement, Private Patio Fit for Hot Tub 4 BD Penthouse River Run Village $899,999 Great Rental! Catheryn Carlson 970-333-8102 | email@example.com www.catheryncarlson.remax-mountainstates.com John Pringle Keystone Specialist 970-389-0645 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.KeystoneResortRealEstate.com 135 Dercum Drive, Unit 6, Keystone Two Convenient Summit County Locations Breckenridge 970.389.3019 220 S Main St. Breckenridge, CO Frisco 305 Main St. Frisco, CO 970.668.3000 PROPERTY SPOTLIGHT 12 8 M A S T E R S DR I V E RIGHT on COURSE by MEREDITH METZ LISTING AGENT Carmen Yonn & Tom Malmgren Carbonate Real Estate Company 970.968.6854 / 1.800.526.7737 CarmenYonn@aim.com / Tjmalmgren@aim.com PHOTOS COURTESY CARBONATE REAL ESTATE COMPANY C opper Creek is an 18-hole championship golf course tucked into the base of Copper Mountain Resort. To own a home on a golf course is appealing in and of itself, but when the backyard also boasts expansive views of the Tenmile Range, Gorge Valley and SKY chutes, the home becomes a dreamlike escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Located on Masters Drive backing up to the 16th hole fairway is a custombuilt ski-in, ski-out, single-family home with vaulted ceilings and warm wood beams to tie together an open-concept floor plan that is cleverly compartmentalized at the same time. Up the stone steps to the front door, a 9-foot entrance to the home made of glazed Douglas fir gives a warm greeting. Just through the door, an art niche on the left holds a brass statue of an elk, making no mistake that the home is situated in a land of wildlife and serenity. Coming up the half flight of stairs to the main level, oneâ€™s eyes are drawn from left to right with the openness of the floor. Starting from the left is a 10-person dining room then kitchen, a hearth room for a warm fireside conversation, the living room to the right of that, a staircase that begs a visit further upstairs and two bedrooms to the far right. It is hard to know where to start. The kitchen cabinets are made with the same rich wood found walking through the front door. Deep granite, complimenting the warm theme, shows off ample counter space spanning a wine bar, a coffee bar, plenty of room for preparation, cabinets in every crevice, a double ovenâ€Ś the list goes on. The granite is also found in an elegant backsplash complete with a slate mountain range graphic carried across the kitchen. The hearth room centers around a floor-to-ceiling stacked stone double-sided fireplace that also serves as a source of warmth and gathering in the living room on the other side. The living room has vaulted ceilings with wooden beams and stacked stone columns to tie together similar touches throughout the home. Floor-to-ceiling windows draw the eye outside to watch skiers head down the eastern slope of Copper Mountain and down to Crystal and Pacific Peaks in the near distance. The home is offered completely furnished and the current owners collect antiques. A massive iron chandelier above the living room and an old wooden sled as a coffee table remind one of the history-rich culture in Summit County. Down the stairs from the entrance on the main floor is a three-car garage and another mud room for skiers to leave 26 Summit County HOME | MAY/JUNE 2014 Property Highlights: 128 Masters Drive for sale at $3,100,000 • • • 6 bed, 6.5 bath Elevator access to all 3 floors 2 double-sided fireplaces, 1 next to master Jacuzzi tub Granite master steam shower Master suite spans entire upstairs for ultimate privacy Backyard sits on 16th hole fairway Copper Creek Golf Course Each bedroom has own private ensuite bathroom Iron baluster touches and chandelier Fully furnished with antique touches • • • • • • • their gear and the snow behind. The ground-floor level has its own kitchen, two bedrooms, a billiards room, living room and laundry room, in addition to the large laundry room on the main level. Also off the entrance from the garage is a door that leads to a wine cellar, complete with a unique wine cork wall. The heated patio, along with heated outdoor walkways and driveway, allow one to step outside and enjoy the view at any point in the year. Even better, there is a mud room off the exit to the patio for the ski-in, ski-out days to rest skis and unclip boots. As the snow begins to melt and the spring sun shines once again, this Masters Drive home is perfect for a backyard grill out and a lazy day in the sun. Steps from the fairway, the sights to be seen are endless. With two bedrooms on the main floor and two bedrooms on the ground level, the entire space on the top floor is considered the master suite, complete with a private library and office. Crossing through two wooden double doors, the master bedroom easily hosts a king-sized bed with enormous windows to greet the sun each morning and stargaze each night. The master bath has an impressive stand-up granite steam shower and also a Jacuzzi tub. The highlight of the bathroom: a double-sided fireplace shared with the bedroom. The tall windows looking out at the mountains make the Jacuzzi a romantic, warm, inviting space to unwind after a long day. Through the customized walk-in closet is the office where light pours in and bounces off the rich cherry wood desk. The office also has its own bathroom so it can also be converted to a bedroom if the buyer prefers. This home was built to welcome guests through the door and invite them to explore the layout while immediately feeling at home. The ample natural light is simply beautiful as the view past the windows draws the eye outward. The space is designed to entice a gathering around the fire or a meeting on the outdoor patio with custom antique touches, stacked stone pillars and warm glazed Douglas fir wood. 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Printed in the U.S.A. 7 Sylvan Way, Parsippany, NJ 07054 market report TR ANSACTIONS SUMMIT REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS APRIL 2014 LOCATION Purchaser | Price | SELLER LAKE FOREST CONDOS UNIT 201-B, Susan Stokes | $390,000 | BILL & PENNY GLASS BRECKENRIDGE PARK MEADOWS CONDO, UNIT 5-A, HAMILTON CREEK One acre setting in Sun Bowl | $989,400 John D Schoffman | $160,000 | LAURA & LYNN JOHNSON WELLINGTON NEIGHBORHOOD SUB, LOT 24-A, BLK 1, Matthew J Krigman, Truly C Check | $275,000 | JANNINE WALLDAN LIFTSIDE @ BRECK CONDO UNIT 503, DILLON VALLEY EAST CONDO, UNIT 102, Holly E Holden | $113,000 | KATHERINE PULLEN & DAVID GARNER WOODEN CANOE, LOT 44, FAIRPLAY LOG HOME Nearly 20 acres by National Forest | $579,000 Drakester Development LLC | $205,000 | DONALD & MARY TOURTELLOTTE Jeanne L & R Michael Henry | $910,000 | CLAUDIA J SVARSTAD TRUST HIGHLANDS @ BRECK SUB, #1, LOT 10, WARRIORS MARK SUB, #2, LOT 52-A, Scott H & Whitney L Cain | $375,900 | JOANNE SPROUSE SAWMILL CREEK VILLAGE SUB, LOT 6, Renee A J & Danny L Thompson Trusts | $1,450,000 | RENISCK TRUSTS MOUNTAIN THUNDER LODGE, #2, UNIT 702, CHATEAU ACADIAN Tally Ho Court 4 bed/3 bath $439,000 Robyn S Stinnett, Richard M Pokorny | $775,000 | ROBERT & KATHY WOLCOTT Kevin S Paley Trust | $667,500 | WARREN & JENNIFER PAROLY PASSAGE POINT CONDO UNIT 301, CHIMNEY RIDGE TOWNHOMES, #2,UNIT 503, Steven R Earl | $628,800 | SPCG LLC VALLEY OF THE BLUE SUB, LOT 97, Jose R S Gigante Carla B Dieterich | $215,000 | BAHADOR SARFARAZ TENDERFOOT LODGE CONDO UNIT 2658, JEWEL OF BLUE RIVER Just Listed! Along Green Belt and Creek Offered at $669,000 Thomas I & Erin D MacDonald | $524,500 | MATTHEW & KELLY SMITH BASE 9 CONDO, #2,, UNIT B 302, UNIT B 302, & CHRISTOPHER HUNTERS TRUSTS HIGHLANDS @ BRECK HIGHLANDS PARK, LOT 80, Clive R Greatorex Deborah R Gillis | $325,000 | DOMINIC & JONI FOTI WHISPERING PINES RANCH, #9, LOT 17, BLK 15, Erika M Palmer | $385,000 | CHERYL Bruce L & Diane Weid | $153,500 | ROBERTS FAMILY TRUST HIGHLAND MEADOWS PUD, LOT 2, FAIRPLAY RANCH-STYLE HOME 3 BR 3 BA unique and charming home you must see – only $293,000 Lisa M & Thomas J Corley | $2,610,000 | GUINN FELDHAUS TRUST BUFFALO LODGE/DAKOTA CONDOS, UNIT 8453, Farhad & Mojgan Fhalafi | $230,000 | KEITH& MICHAEL KARTZ HIGHLANDS @ BRECKENRIDGE SUB, #8, LOT 240, Carol C Olson Amanda C Wilson | $105,000 | BETSY BOWEN PRO Properties LLC | $220,000 | REBECCA & WAYNE STAMPER RENÉE IMAMURA Coldwell Banker Rounds & Porter 137 South Main St., Breckenridge 970-393-2308 Summitdaily.com/realestate 29 THE VIEW LOCALES into the canopy Tall trees at the center of an aspen glade frame Colorado’s famously blue sky. 30 Summit County HOME | MAY/JUNE 2014 PHOTO COURTESY OF BILL LINFIELD PROPERTIES OF THE SUMMIT Each office is independently owned and operated. LAKESIDE LIVING FRISCO Timberline Cove LIVE IN THE HEART OF THE VILLAGE 3 BED / 3 BATH / $619,000 2 BD+ Den / 2.5 BA $725,000 Elegant alpine ambiance with highend finishes incl. granite countertops and floor to ceiling rock fireplace. Access the outdoors from this ground floor condo. TOP FLOOR 3 BEDROOM WITH MOUNTAIN VIEWS Unobstructed Views LUXURY HOME IN BRECKENRIDGE 5 BED PLUS DEN / 4 BATH / $743,500 3 BD / 2 BA $260,000 YOUR COTTAGE IN THE WOODS 3 BED / 2.5 BATH / $474,000 Corner rock fireplace and wood floors make this lake view property with endless amenities an ideal spot with unbeatable views. Your Resort Real Estate Expert! Wendy Tancheff Broker Associate RE/MAX Properties of the Summit 970-389-3019 | Mobile www.MountainLivingMLS.com firstname.lastname@example.org RE/MAX Properties of the Summit 220 S Main Street Breckenridge, COÂ 80424 970-389-7616 | O 970-453-7000 www.lisaangell.remax-mountainstates.com Summitdaily.com/realestate Lisa R. Angell 31 32 Summit County HOME | MAY/JUNE 2014