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A Perfect Day in Downtown Castle Rock

A Very Special Micro-Brew

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THE SHORT BUT SWEET DAYS OF FALL

As the days grow shorter and chillier, our attention turns naturally toward home with all of its warmth and comfort. Fall is the perfect time to curl up with a cup of tea, a good magazine (South Denver Lifestyles, perhaps?) and dream about all of the season’s possibilities. For this issue, we’ve harvested plenty of great ideas for our fall readers. Go on the perfect day trip to historic downtown Castle Rock. Plan your fall wardrobe with tips from some local fashion experts. Pick up some interior decorating ideas from a design firm that specializes in jaw-dropping model homes. Then, learn about two South Denver communities where you could put those tips into practice—Heritage Hills in Lone Tree and Pradera in Parker.

Shop Colorado’s largest indoor shopping center – Park Meadows “Colorado’s Only Retail Resort” with 185 stores and

I hope you enjoy reading this issue of our magazine, and that it plays a helpful role in making this your best autumn yet. For more information about our communities, please feel free to contact us at 303-706-0466 or to visit CelebrityCommunities.com.

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The developer of Pradera and Heritage Hills, Celebrity Development, has a 50-year history of building some of the Denver region’s most coveted and enduring neighborhoods. Our communities stand the test of time, thanks to careful planning and execution of every detail, ranging from visionary land plans to strong neighborhood associations. We’re a family-owned company committed to making distinctive, familyfriendly neighborhoods that we can be proud of.

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Fall Fashion 10 15 A Very Special Micro-Brew How To – Interior Design 18 23 Fall Jewelry Pradera Homes 24 26 Luxury Real Estate Report Home Maintenance Tips 29

HERITAGE HILLS Custom homes from $1 million.

THE OVERLOOK AT HERITAGE HILLS Semi-custom homes coming soon from the mid-$700s.

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Custom homes from the $900s to over $2 million. Semi-custom homes from the $500s.

New custom homes in Heritage Hills and Pradera are marketed exclusively by Heritage Marketing, LLC.

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Lunch at the Augustine Grill This early 1900s Victorian home is the perfect place to sit outside for a light and refreshing lunch on a crisp fall day. You can choose from a wide variety of salads and sandwiches as well as a “quiche of the day.” And on select Sundays and Mondays they serve high tea (check the website for details.) augustinegrill.com

there is something beautiful and nostalgic about a small downtown

Dream Pastries This is the perfect place to recharge with a cappuccino and a made-from-scratch European pastry. On the menu you’ll find decadent treats like éclairs, chocolate croissants, scones and tarts of all varieties. And their cozy outdoor patio is the perfect spot to enjoy your guilty pleasure. dreampastries.com

A PE R FEC T A F T ER N OO N I N H I S TO R I C C A S T LE ROC K In these days of strip malls and big box stores, there is something beautiful and nostalgic about a small downtown where you can park your car and set off on foot. Downtown Castle Rock is just that kind of place, where locally owned shops and restaurants welcome first timers and regulars alike.

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Castle Café No trip to downtown Castle Rock would be complete without a stop at the Castle Café for their famous pan-fried chicken. This local hangout is like stepping back in time. Housed in what used to be the Castle Hotel and Bar, it was a stop-over between Denver and Colorado Springs as far back as the late 1800s. Now it’s the perfect spot to relax over some of the best comfort food around. castlecafe.com

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Copperfalls Spa After lunch head over to Copperfalls Spa where you can relax, reflect and enjoy a personalized spa treatment utilizing essential oils. Choose from spa packages like Harmony, Balance and Wellness or from individual treatments for hair, skin or body. Relaxing here just comes naturally. copperfalls.com

The Barn Next head down the street to The Barn where you’ll find a treasure trove of antiques, jewelry and gifts. Set in the old Douglas County Mercantile building, built in 1905, you’ll find two floors full of one-of-a-kind gems that you won’t find anywhere else. thebarncastlerock.com

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H ER I TAG E H I L L S: C I T Y C LOS E A legacy of fine living awaits your family at Heritage Hills. After all, spectacular amenities, friendly neighbors and a short commute to work and shopping mean more quality time enjoying all that life here has to offer. Located just minutes from Park Meadows Retail Shopping District and the Inverness and Denver Technological Center office parks, everything that residents of Heritage Hills need is close at hand, including award-winning Douglas County Schools and a grocery store within walking distance. Should you choose to go downtown for work or arts and entertainment, your new community is also within walking distance to the Lincoln Light Rail Station. Traveling or skiing? Heritage Hills has easy access to both Denver International Airport and the mountain resorts via E- and C-470. At Heritage Hills you don’t have to trade the lifestyle you want for the location you need. Here, in addition to beautiful and well-crafted custom homes, you’ll find wonderful amenities including two junior Olympic-sized pools, tennis and basketball courts, a mini soccer field and play areas for kids, in addition to an active community association and close-knit neighbors.

Connect with Heritage Hills online. Become a fan on Facebook: Facebook.com/HeritageHillsColorado Follow on Twitter: Twitter.com/HeritageHillsCO Keep up to date on the blog: HeritageHillsColoradoBlog.com Check out the website: HeritageHillsColorado.com

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Breathtaking Tuscan-style custom home on a large, fully landscaped homesite with 4-bedrooms and 4.5-bathrooms This home has beautiful outdoor living spaces including a large front courtyard with outdoor fireplace and a rear paver patio with trellis and built-in grill A circular entry with exposed stone walls sets the tone for the luxurious interior of the home including a living room with stone fireplace and large formal dining room A gourmet kitchen with knotty alder cabinets, slab granite countertops, Kitchen Aid© appliances, extensive decorative tile, large center island and attached breakfast nook will please even the most discerning cook A circular reading nook with stone walls and built-in bookshelves is located at the top of a circular staircase that leads to the second level The master suite is sure to please with its French doors, coffered ceiling, fireplace and master bath with claw-foot soaking tub, dual vanities and his and her walk-in closets

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So what’s new, and more importantly, what’s worth investing in this fall? FA L L I S I N T H E A I R A N D FA S H I O N S A R E I N T H E S TO R ES

So what’s new, and more importantly, what’s worth investing in this fall? As Rebel owner Robyn Barstow explains, “Skinny is in … skinny belts, cargos and jeans will set the tone this season.” Describing the skinny cargo as “your new best friend,” Barstow says it is the fashion industry’s answer to the inevitable question of “what’s next?” Vintage washes and chic cuts pair perfectly with dressy military blazers and knee-high boots to create the perfect sexy outfit with attitude. Although J Brand’s version of the military-chic trouser is a store favorite, Rebel also carries Sanctuary, Billy Blues, Citizen, SOLD Design, Rich&Skinny and True Religion. And this season frugal fashionistas should not despair. The arrival of the new “it” pant does not mean that your jeggings (the jeanlegging hybrid) are being kicked to the curb. Create an updated look by pairing them and the new baby cord versions with short cowboy boots or oxfords and long, belted sweaters. Add additional interest underneath by layering a fitted long sleeve tee under a short sleeve. Michael Stars, Splendid and LA Made have each created a wide variety of styles and colors, including season favorites of oxblood, bordeaux, hunter green and plum. Joie’s feminine tops also look great with jeggings; pair this look with riding boots for a flirty take on fall. Finally, the outdated t-shirt and jeans look is getting a makeover with skinny denim and cropped tees and sweaters. But take heart, the fashion industry has created a more sophisticated way of wearing the crop top: with other tops. Layer a tailored shirt with a cropped sweater and boyish leather jacket for a girly option with an edge. Vince, White + Warren, 525 America, Autumn Cashmere and Michael Stars have appropriate versions of this ‘vintage’ look. Another tip: Belt everything. Belts, cinching in slimmer t-shirts, sweaters and jackets, allow you to personalize the fashions this season. Pick something with studs for a more dangerous look, sparkles for an evening look, or flowers for something sweet. Rebel’s stylists and owner Robyn Barstow welcome all to come in for help in choosing wisely from fall’s trends. In Rebel’s warm and inviting ambiance, all clients are treated like family. 720-283-1004. shoprebel.com.

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Get ready with an insider’s view of autumn’s newest looks. When every fashion dollar counts, it’s a smart idea to get some guidance regarding all the trendy clothes hitting the stores right now. One excellent source to tap is the group of stylists at Rebel, a Greenwood Village boutique described as the “best boutique import from California” by Judie Schwartz and Evelinda Urman, Rocky Mountain News style columnists and authors of A Fashion-Lover’s Guide to the Best Shopping in Denver and Beyond.

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9600 S. Shadow Hill Circle $1,150,000 • • • • • •

5,162 square foot, rustic Colorado-style home with 5-bedrooms and 4.5-bathrooms The home exterior is fully landscaped and finished with stucco, wood and stone and includes a covered wrap-around porch with built-in grill and fireplace The feeling of rustic beauty is evident as you enter the home through a large, custom wood front door into a foyer accented by a view of the curving staircase to the second level A large gourmet kitchen is packed with features including distressed alder cabinetry, slab granite countertops, commercial-grade Kitchen Aid© appliances, and a large, hidden corner pantry An elegant master suite has a coffered ceiling with crown molding, a tile fireplace, coffee bar, and luxurious master bathroom with oval soaking tub and his and her vanities The finished basement includes a wetbar, fireplace, multiple recreation areas and a fifth bedroom with full bathroom SOUTH DE NVER LIFESTYLES

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A V E RY S PEC I A L M I C RO - B R E W You’d be kidding yourself if you didn’t secretly wish you could find yourself in a comfy chair on the deck of an award-winning private golf club on a warm Saturday afternoon with a cold micro-brew in your hand. Isn’t that really the true Colorado experience? Apparently the guys at the Fort Collins Brewery (FCB) agreed when they began producing Sandbagger Lager exclusively for the Club at Pradera. As if it wasn’t enough to belong to a private Jim Engh-designed golf club - now members also get access to a beer all their own. The new Sandbagger Lager is an Oktoberfest-style lager that has quickly become the members’ favorite with its full body, rich taste and beautiful copper color. We’d be lying if we said it wasn’t great, but we’d also have to tell you that the only way to try it yourself is to become a member at Pradera. Not a bad option actually.

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9573 S. Shadow Hill Circle $1,275,000 • • • • • • •

Elegant 5,309 square foot home with 5-bedrooms, 4.5-bathrooms, and a finished walk-out basement Features a large back deck with trellis and built-in grill and a fully landscaped yard The first level boasts a study with French doors, wainscoting and custom bookshelves A custom kitchen includes cherry cabinets, slab granite countertops, professional-grade Kitchen Aid© appliances, a large center island with prep sink and an eat-in dining nook Just beyond the kitchen is a cozy sunken family room with a large fireplace and a custom entertainment center A tranquil master suite includes its own private deck, a stone fireplace and a built-in entertainment center The finished walk-out basement features a guest bedroom/flex room, a full bathroom and a large entertaining area with wet bar, fireplace, and built-in entertainment center

Major Tom’s Pomegranate Wheat is a perfect summer beer for hot Colorado days. It’s light and refreshing with just a hint of sweet and tart. The Chocolate Stout, the brewery’s most popular, would be a great cold weather beer. It has a taste of bittersweet chocolate and roasted barley with a medium body. Most people seem to agree that whether you’re a sophisticated beer connoisseur or a weekend warrior, pretty much everybody can appreciate the great taste of FCB beers.

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Membership aside, you can try the other seven full-time German-style lagers and seasonals from the Fort Collins brewery, a family-owned business that’s been making beer in Fort Collins for over six years. Even though FCB is relatively new to the Fort Collins Brewery scene, joining New Belgium and O’Dell’s just down the street, you might be surprised by FortCollinsBrewery.com the quality of their award-winning German-style beer and (970) 472-1499 their loyal following (check them out on Facebook).

Next time you’re in Fort Collins try them for yourself at their 30,000 square foot brewery complete with tasting room and full-service restaurant. You might also want to make an afternoon of it and check out New Belgium and O’Dell’s breweries too; they’re just down the street. Or even better yet - give in to the dream and join the Club at Pradera. Because in this case, membership does come with some very special privileges.

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Beautiful 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home on a large, fully landscaped corner lot A gourmet kitchen features cherry cabinets, slab granite countertops, commercial-grade Kitchen Aid© appliances, and a large island with prep sink Adjoining the kitchen are an eat-in nook and a sunken family room with a cozy tile fireplace and custom built-ins Also on the first level is an elegant music room, perfect for a baby grand piano A covered back patio includes a beautiful built-in fireplace and gas grill, perfect for private outdoor entertaining The spacious master suite showcases a two-sided fireplace and coffered ceiling A luxurious master bath includes an oval soaking tub overlooking the fireplace, dual vanities with hammered copper sinks, and a closet with custom built-ins The second level also features three additional bedrooms and two bathrooms A large, unfinished garden level and fully finished 3-car garage complete this home

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9561 S. Shadow Hill Circle Featured in the 2010 Parade of Homes $1,350,000 • • • • • • •

This stunning, traditional stucco and stone custom home features 5-bedrooms, 5.5-bathrooms, and a wealth of space for entertaining including a finished walk-out basement The main level boasts a study with French doors, an elegant dining room, and a fully-finished 3-car garage with epoxy coated floors A beautiful custom kitchen is packed with features including slab granite countertops, cherry cabinets, a large center island with prep sink, commercial–grade Kitchen Aid© appliances, and a large hidden corner pantry The serene and beautiful master suite includes its own private deck, stone fireplace, enormous closet and dressing area with custom-built vanity and mirror A large master bath features his and her sinks, custom tile, a large shower, and an oval soaking tub Also on the second level are three additional bedrooms, each with a private bath The finished walk-out basement of this home includes a guest bedroom/flex room, a full bathroom, and a large entertaining area with wet bar, refrigerator, tile fireplace and custom, built-in entertainment center

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The next step is finding a concept for our color scheme. The cornerstone could be fabric, a painting or perhaps a special accessory. From there we begin to pull fabrics and furniture that tie in that scheme and complement the style of the interior. Once the fabric and furnishings are selected, the draperies, pillows and bedding are designed. It is important to note, as with other interior elements, that draperies should be designed not just for functionality but also to enhance the style of the window. At last, the critical “finishing touches” can begin. Art, accessories and plants are a very important part of merchandising the interior of a home. This is where scale and proportion are critical. Artwork should be sized appropriately to the wall or a grouping of smaller pieces should be used to fill the area. And plants should be chosen with the appropriate style in mind. For instance, the shape of the leaf and the style of the plant should connect with the style of your interior. Selecting a few larger accessories is more pleasing and has greater impact than several small items on cocktail or end tables. Family photos and treasured pieces collected over time are what give a home its own personality and charm.

creating a complete look that flows throughout the home. T H E A R T O F MO D EL H OM E D ES I G N

Remember it’s all in the details! We invite you to visit the new Overlook Models by Celebrity Custom Homes at Heritage Hills in Lone Tree, opening in March of 2011. Come and enjoy four truly unique and beautiful works of art. KTI or Kimberly Timmons Interiors is a nationally award winning interior design firm located in Denver, Colorado specializing in hospitality, commercial, model and residential interior design. For more information visit their website at www.ktinteriors.net or call 303.904.8244.

People are simply captivated by model homes. Whether they are potential buyers or just looking for new decorating ideas for their existing home, we are constantly being asked: “What’s the secret? How do you make the models so beautiful?” In our work with builders and developers across the country, our creative process begins by studying the exterior architecture of the home. Understanding the architectural design allows us to tie our interior designs with the basic feel of the architect’s vision, thereby creating a complete look that flows throughout the home.

This is exactly what we have done with the interiors for Celebrity Custom Homes’ Overlook Models at Heritage Hills. There will be four model homes, designed by Woodley Architectural Group, with four distinct architectural styles; Tuscan, French Country, Italian Country and Andalusian. All spaces in the rooms of each specific model require attention. Floors, ceilings and walls all need to be designed with the individual styles in mind. The pattern in which flooring material is laid, the texture on the walls, the addition of beams to a ceiling, decorative lighting, the design of an iron stairway railing; each and every detail is created to enhance the overall feeling of the home and provide a backdrop on which to build.

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In much the same way an artist creates a painting, you must first start with a background then begin layering details. The process starts at the front door and continues throughout the home.

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S E M I - C US TOM H OM ES FROM T H E M I D -$70 0 s Homes with European flair are coming to Heritage Hills’ highest elevations Semi-custom homes with beautiful Spanish, French, English and Italian influences are coming to the last, and most prominent, homesites available in Heritage Hills. At The Overlook, Celebrity Custom Homes is melding European architecture with special features that make the most of the Colorado lifestyle. Outdoor living is a priority in these homes with festive outdoor rooms and courtyards with kitchens, fireplaces and more. Interior features are equally mindful of entertaining with generous gathering rooms, libraries, mud rooms, butler’s pantries and even casitas that provide private enclaves for houseguests. As with all of Heritage Hills, The Overlook offers access to neighborhood amenities like the pools, tennis courts, parks and trails. But because of its premier location, The Overlook also offers the most expansive, breathtaking views of the Front Range, as well as the closest walk to light rail for trips into the DTC and downtown. The four Overlook model homes are scheduled to open in the spring of 2011. An interest list is currently forming. For more information, please contact the sales manager at 303-706-0466 or info@heritagehillscolorado.com.

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CHANEL Make a sporty statement with the Chanel J-12 Marine.

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IVANKA TRUMP Add some understated glam with this mother-of-pearl cabochon and diamond cocktail ring from Ivanka Trump.

JOHN HARDY This bold chain necklace from John Hardy pairs perfectly with fall’s skinny jeans and boots look.

ROBERTO COIN Stack multiple bangles or cuffs to give an instant jolt to any outfit.

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CARTIER Stand out in a crowd with the new Captive de Cartier.

10113 S. Shadow Hill Drive $1,607,000 • • • • • •

This beautiful Old World style home sits on a large, professionally landscaped homesite Generous outdoor living areas include a front courtyard with fireplace, a rear deck with built-in grill, and a lower level patio The main living area is perfect for entertaining and family gatherings with a large open kitchen/family room/eat-in nook and separate living and dining rooms The finished walk-out lower level features a game area, family room with fireplace, a full wet bar, an exercise/flex area, and a large unfinished storage area The second level boasts an elegant master suite with a fireplace, private deck, his and her closets, and a large five-piece bath with oversized soaking tub The home is completed by a fully finished four-car garage with epoxy coated floors

BREGUET The ultimate in fine timepieces, this Breguet watch is a conversation piece.

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PR A D ER A : CO U N T RY Q U I E T Room to grow a family. Play golf. And explore hundreds of acres of open space. Nestled in the rolling countryside between Parker and Castle Rock, Pradera offers families wide-open vistas with an attitude to match. Pradera is a friendly, unpretentious community gathered around a private links-style golf course designed by renowned golf architect Jim Engh. A beautiful blend of traditional Irish design and rugged Colorado terrain, the course incorporates the natural lay of the land and offers panoramic Front Range views. But award-winning golf is only one aspect of The Club at Pradera. At this friendly club, members also share tennis, fitness facilities, fine dining and a genuine sense of camaraderie at the club’s full calendar of social events.

Located close to shopping, restaurants, and highly respected Douglas County schools, Pradera is truly a family-friendly place. On spacious homesites from ½ to 3 acres, our carefully chosen builders craft fine semi-custom and custom homes from the $500s to $2 million and up. With generous spaces—and attitudes—Pradera makes room for everyone.

Connect with Pradera online. Become a fan on Facebook: Facebook.com/PraderaColorado Follow on Twitter: Twitter.com/PraderaColorado Keep up to date on the blog: PraderaColoradoBlog.com Check out the website: PraderaCustomHomes.com

4848 Bandera Place Featured in the 2010 Parade of Homes $1,198,500 • • • • • •

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Colorado-style two-story family home on a 1-acre homesite with beautiful golf course views and front yard landscaping A formal living and dining room flank the entry and a beautiful gourmet kitchen overlooks the family room in the rear of the home Custom finishes include Viking® stainless steel appliances with built-in refrigerator, stained alder wood cabinets, doors and trim, and a concrete tile roof The master suite features a private deck with beautiful Pradera views, a five-piece bath and oversized walk-in closet The second level is complete with three secondary bedrooms, each with its own private bath and walk-in closet The lower level features a guest room with a private bath, a flexible recreation or home theater space, a fireplace and ample finished and unfinished areas to fit your needs

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Neighbors also connect at the community center, where all can enjoy the pool, sun deck and party facilities as well as the surrounding park with its tot lot, basketball/inline hockey court, two soccer/ lacrosse fields and a baseball/softball field. A trail system winds throughout the community’s vast open spaces, providing residents with panoramic views and an abundant variety of hikes and bike rides.

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What goes down must come up. And so it is with luxury home sales of $1 million and above in the Denver Metro area. The luxury home market has been gaining momentum through 2010 as evidenced by recent sales figures and reports. During July 2010, million dollar plus home closings increased 9.8% from July of 2009. In addition, average days on market for a sold property declined 10.2%. Figures such as these are buoying future expectations that the market has bottomed out, prices are firming and a gradual rebound has begun. In addition to the July home sales figures, the year-to-date luxury home sales statistics also confirm an improving market. Through July, there were year-to-date 348 sales at $1 million and above for the metro area. The same time period in 2009 had only 277 sales, representing an impressive 24.2% increase in 2010*.

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In addition to the decline in interest rates, prices have also followed the same downward trend. While depreciation has varied significantly between tony subdivisions and different price bands, the decline has been present for the past three years and can be calculated on an individual subdivision basis. However, a July 27, 2010 report by the closely watched Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Indexes showed a 3.6% increase in Denver home prices from one year ago and a 28.2% increase from January 2000 to June 30, 2010 for all homes. As the luxury home market continues to rebound and gain strength, the best values are beginning to disappear. Home buyers could be missing the opportunity of a lifetime with high inventory, low interest rates and prices at levels not seen since March 2004. Home prices and interest rates will likely begin to rise as the economy recovers. The buyer looking to move up should consider taking action before rising prices and interest rates exclude them from their dream home which is available today.

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*Figures are based on data supplied by the Denver Multiple Listing Service for all homes selling in the Denver Metro area at or above $1,000,000.

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Colorado-style custom home on a large 1+ acre homesite with views of surrounding hillsides Extensive outdoor living area with wrap-around deck, fireplace and built-in grill Gourmet kitchen features an oversized island, slab granite countertops, knotty alder cabinetry and commercial-grade Kitchen Aid© appliances The family room includes dramatic 2-story ceilings, a fireplace, media cabinets, and art niches The second level boasts a serene and spacious master suite complete with a coffee bar and fireplace, a master bath with soaking tub, his and her vanities and a custom paneled walk-in closet Also on the second level are three additional bedrooms, each with a walk-in closet and private bath A finished walk-out level features a family/media room with fireplace and wet bar, an exercise/game area, a 5th bedroom/flex room and a full bath Fully-finished oversized 4+ car garage with epoxy coated floors

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FA L L H OM E M A I N T E N A N C E T I P S Winter is just around the corner and before you know it, we’ll be getting ready for the holidays. Take time now to prepare your home for the changing weather with this quick home maintenance checklist. • To ensure that an early cold snap doesn’t freeze your sprinkler system, contact a qualified company to drain and blow out the system.

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• Unhook all garden hoses from exterior spigots to prevent freezing. A broken exterior spigot typically won’t leak until its next use when the water is turned on. • Inspect fireplace flues and chimney caps for any obstructions. Sometimes birds will build nests during the summer months that can obstruct ventilation.

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• Maintain all interior shower and sink drains by ensuring that drains are not clogged with soap and hair build-up. Contact a qualified plumber, or try pouring boiling water down the drain to flush away build up. • Keep snow cleared away from the gas meter and any exterior exhaust pipes.

• Inspect caulking in all wet areas (showers, sinks, bathtubs, kitchen, laundry, etc), and re-caulk as needed to prevent leaks that will cause damage to the sub-structure.

5043 Raintree Circle

• Replace furnace filters, and check dampers for proper operation.

• Check that bathroom fans are working properly, and clean grill covers to assure adequate air flow.

$1,325,000

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Rustic Colorado-style ranch walkout home on a large, fully-landscaped 1.78 acre homesite with 5,380 square feet of finished living space This family home includes 4-bedrooms and 4.5-bathrooms plus a 1-bedroom and 1-bathroom casita and a unique motor court flanked by a 4-car garage A gourmet kitchen boasts custom alder cabinetry, slab granite countertops, and Viking® commercial-grade appliances with a custom stone hood over the range The main-floor master suite includes a large sitting area, a 2-sided fireplace, access to the back deck and a luxurious master bath with an enormous walk-in shower room, his-and-her closets and dual vanities The finished basement of the home includes a full wet bar, extensive recreation area and a fireplace with entertainment center Custom finishes include: extensive use of wood beams inside and out, walnut hardwood floors, custom tile and stone work and four cozy fireplaces, including one on the back deck to take advantage of the Colorado weather and scenery year-round

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• Clean out dryer vents, and vacuum out extra lint that passes by the built-in filter.

• Last but not least, remember to replace batteries in smoke & carbon monoxide detectors.

Hopefully these tips and reminders will help keep your home in tip-top shape and ensure that it is ready for the coming winter season.

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PR A D E R A’S S E M I - C U S TOM H OM ES A R A R E COM B I N AT I O N O F S T Y L E & S I T UAT I O N

Start with a series of spacious semi-custom homes, including both twostory and ranch plans, created by two of Colorado’s most celebrated homebuilders. Give the homes a richly detailed architectural style inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement and Tuscan style. Add a long list of standard features and an even longer list of choices for room layout, finishes and fixtures. Place each home on a generous homesite of at least a half-acre up to one full acre. And locate many of these homesites right alongside the rolling fairways of Pradera’s links-style golf course. Oh yes, and get all this for prices in the $500s to the $800s.

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What you have is much more than a home. It’s an opportunity. BAINBRIDGE, INC.

Bainbridge offers three floor plans in Pradera: the Milano, the Kalena and the Bellavita. The homes are as romantic as their names. Expect to find features such as a gently curving staircase, an octagonal private sitting area in the master bedroom and a stone-surrounded fireplace in the eating nook. Also expect to fall in love. GREENBUILT HOMES

GreenBuilt has created three home designs for Pradera: the Stickley, the Pasadena and the Oak Grove. All possess a classically handsome architectural style. Eight-foot interior doors, wrought-iron stair balusters, and unique ceiling treatments are among the many details that leave a lasting impression.

Cherry Hills Marketplace 5910 S. University Blvd. Greenwood Village, Colorado

720.283.1004 249 Newport Center Dr. Newport Beach, California

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5760 Campina Way

4691 Bandera Place

$1,390,000

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Beautiful rustic Colorado-style custom home on a one-acre homesite overlooking open space The entry opens to a two-story foyer with a dramatic curved staircase and a formal living room featuring a hand carved limestone fireplace The open kitchen and family room design provides access to the back deck complete with built-in grill and beautiful Pradera views A gourmet kitchen boasts rustic beech cabinets, a large island, commercial-grade Kitchen Aid© stainless steel appliances and granite countertops The master suite features a hand carved limestone fireplace, private deck, 5-piece bath, and a large walk-in closet. Also on the upper level are 3 additional bedrooms, each with a private bath and walk-in closet, as well as space for a second laundry room/bonus area A finished lower level walkout includes a large recreation room with wet bar, a 5th bedroom/bonus room and a full bathroom Special custom finishes include a stucco and stone exterior with cedar wood detailing, a concrete tile roof, fully landscaped lot, 4-plus car garage, hickory hardwood floors, and a study with floor-to-ceiling wood paneling and access to the courtyard

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$1,595,000

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This breathtaking ranch walk-out home utilizes extensive outdoor living space including an enclosed courtyard with fireplace, wood ceilings and stone walls, a dramatic enclosed entrance, and a large front covered deck with adjacent sun deck to enjoy the view of Pikes Peak The dramatic entry boasts extensive exposed wood detailing and an adjacent study with a wood beam ceiling, French doors, and custom built paneling and bookcases Custom finishes include knotty alder wood doors and trim, extensive ceiling details, white oak hardwood, tumbled stone floors and Pella® wood windows and doors The gourmet kitchen features exposed stone detailing, alder wood cabinetry, slab granite countertops, commercial-grade appliances and a large island with prep sink The master suite is accessed through French doors and includes deck access, a stone fireplace, comfortable sitting area and a master bathroom that is sure to please with a large corner soaking tub, dual sinks, large shower room and a large walk-in closet The lower level of this home is packed with amenities including a full bar, climatecontrolled wine cellar, sunken family room with fireplace, theater room, billiards room and two guest suites

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R ES O U RC E G U I D E

The following companies are happy to assist you with any of your home projects.

DOOR AND WINDOW REPAIR

Best Service Company Tom Hankins 303-733-5000 www.bscappliancerepair.com tomhankins@bscappliancerepair.com 1295 S. Huron St., Denver, CO 80223

AEI Windows Del Ambrosio 303-810-5101 del.ambrosio@gmail.com 5908 E. Valley Hi Dr., Parker, CO 80138

ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES

D&B Fence David Harper 303-766-9018 www.dbfence.com fencedude@aol.com 43185 Meadow Brook Cir., Parker, CO 80138

Woodley Architectural Group Toni Markow 303-683-7231 www.woodleyarch.com tm@woodleyarch.com 9137 S. Ridgeline Blvd. #120, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

ARCHITECTURAL AND INTERIOR DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHY HDR Homes Ryel Kestano 303-870-8650 www.hdrhomes.com ryel@hdrhomes.com Koerner Imaging Nate Koerner 303-884-8196 www.koernerimaging.com nate@koernerimaging.com

ARCHITECTURAL STONE AND TILE Materials Marketing Megan Jacobsen 303-521-2409 www.mstoneandtile.com mjacobsen@mstoneandtile.com 600 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80209

BLINDS AND SHUTTERS Value Blinds and Shutters Paul Campbell 303-663-8117 www.valueblindsandshutters.com paul@valueblindsandshutters.com

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FENCE INSTALLATION AND REPAIR

FLOORING AND COUNTERTOPS (Design Center Consultation) Guy’s Floor Service Paul Anderson 303-375-8853 www.guysfloor.com paula@guysfloor.com 10275 E. 47th Ave., Denver, CO 80238-2601

GARAGE DOORS AND OPENERS Ankmar Door Dick Neuhalfen 720-581-6363 www.ankmardoor.com dneuhalfen@ankmar.com 4200 Monaco St., Denver, CO 80216

GARAGE FLOORING AND STORAGE Custom Garage Works 866-727-2431 www.customgarageworks.com info@customgarageworks.com 360 S. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80537

HVAC SYSTEM INSTALLATION Four Seasons Heating Brian Stamm 303-423-1982 www.e-homecomfort.com brian@e-homecomfort.com 4896 Marshall St., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

AUDIO, VISUAL & HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEMS

STUCCO, STONE, BRICK & BLOCK

Ron Groves Interior Remodeling Ron Groves 303-907-3152 grovesremodel@comcast.net

Solstice Multimedia Travis Deatherage 303-698-9900 www.solsticemultimedia.com travis@solsticemultimedia.com

KITCHEN CABINETRY AND COUNTERTOPS

CUSTOM MIRRORS AND SHOWER DOORS

Montiels Plastering Juan Montiel 720-373-2855 Monteils-plastering@yahoo.com 1545 S. Carlan Ct. Denver, CO 80219

The Kitchen Showcase, Inc Doug Pfaff 303-799-9200 www.kitchenshowcase.com doug@thekitchenshowcase.com 6528 S. Racine Cir., Centennial, CO 80111

Five Star Glass and Mirror Bill Anderson 303-934-4534 www.fivestarglass.com bill@fivestarglass.com 995 W. Iliff Ave., Denver, CO 80223

KC Cabinetry & Design Craig Cruz 303-623-5000 www.kccabinetry.com info@kccabinetry.com 231 W. County Line Rd., Littleton, CO 80129

Rocky Mountain Hardscapes JC Coniff 720-252-4079 www.rmh1.com jc@rmhl.com P.O. Box 1506 Eastlake, CO 80614

LANDSCAPE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

ROOFING

INTERIOR REMODELING (Basement finish and outdoor living areas)

American Design & Landscape Kristina Smith-Becker 303-841-2820 www.americandl.com kris@americandl.com 9432 Motsenbocker Rd., Parker, CO 80134

LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE AND SNOW REMOVAL Heritage Lawn & Landscape Ryan Brown 720-261-1126 heritagelandl@comcast.net 8793 Cloverleaf Cir., Parker, CO 80134

PAVERS AND STONE

Arapahoe Roofing & Sheet Metal Mark Bellitt 303-472-5385 www.arapahoeroofing.com mark@arapahoeroofing.com

SECURITY SYSTEMS (Installation, Monitoring and Servicing) Security Central Jordan Jackson 303-721-0111 www.securitycentralinc.com jordan@securitycentralinc.com 7100 S. Clinton St., Suite 200, Centennial, CO 80112

SURFACE SEALANT (Windows, Concrete, Countertops, Sinks, Showers & Bathtubs) Knoles Caulking Services Kory Knoles 720-226-1479 kcdknoles@hotmail.com 3515 Buffalo Ave., Broomfield, CO 80020

WINDOW WASHING & DETAILED HOUSEKEEPING Clearview CO Margie Holmes 303-995-9324 clearviewdetail@comcast.net 6402 S. Birch Cir., Centennial, CO 80121

WROUGHT IRON & WELDING SERVICES

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APPLIANCE REPAIR

Taylored Iron, Inc Ed Taylor 720-851-0535 etinparker7@msn.com 1016 Singing Hills Rd., Parker, CO 80138

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Just around the corner. But far from the

mainstream.

It’s close, yet a million miles from everyday. Where the homes are unique and interesting, pools and playgrounds abound, neighbors become friends and kids enjoy being kids. And for a lifestyle that would be worth a long commute, it’s gratifying to know, here, one won’t be necessary.

HeritageHillsColorado.com 303.706.0466

Heritage Hills is a gated luxury home community in Lone Tree — near Park Meadows, Inverness, the DTC and light rail, in the Douglas County School District — with custom homes starting around $1 million and semi-custom homes coming soon from the mid $700s.

Exclusively marketed by Heritage Marketing, LLC.


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