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$3,990,000 Fully Furnished northwoods #B310, Vail 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms . Ski-in/out . Stunning private master suite . Amenities include pool, hot tub, fitness center and recreation room

Liftside #C42, Vail $2,500,000 Fully Furnished 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms . Ski-in/out with mountain and creek views . Very secure building with pool, hot tub, rec room, fitness room, on-site management

manor vail #103, Vail $1,950,000 Fully Furnished 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms . Just steps to Chair 6 and ski school . Fantastic remodel with beautiful finishes . Experienced front desk and strong rentals

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$3,100,000 Fully Furnished 285 Holden Road, Beaver Creek 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms plus caretakers unit . Beautiful ski home on a sunny lot with mountain and valley views . Minutes to village and slopes

vail villAGE PLAZA #25, Vail Village $7,480,000 Fully Furnished 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms . Spectacular ski mountain views . Exquisite home in heart of theVillage lives like a single family . Completely rebuilt in 2010

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O N T H E C OV E R Bi-level kitchen islands with two different surface materials are currently trending. Today’s islands also tend to seat more people, for greater sociability. Photo courtesy Slifer Designs

ven though ski season is winding down, the outdoor recreation opportunities Vail has to offer never end. In fact, most people seamlessly transition from making turns on boards to cycling mountain roads and, soon, trails. It’s what makes the Vail Valley not only an international destination, but also an amazing place to call home. This month, our magazine covers everything from Nesting 101, in the form of nurseries, to island fever — that is, in the kitchen sense. We show you how to spice up your kitchen workspace, and, while you’re in home improvement mode, we motivate you with seven relatively simple do-it-yourself projects. Or, if cleaning is more your mojo, check out our spring-cleaning tips. It’s a great time to invest money in home improvement, since last quarter’s market report shows strong increases in the median sales prices of both single- and multi-family residences, with multi-million-dollar home sales leading the charge. Home construction is also on the rise, which indicates a rebound in the real estate market as well. As consumer confidence grows in the real estate market, our group of REALTORS is here to help guide your selling and purchasing decisions. Our organization, its members and partners exist to provide the most informed, ethical and comprehensive options for clients and their real estate needs for both primary and secondary residences as well as rental properties.

Happy spring,

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10 DESIGN & STYLE Illuminate your home.

14 FACTS & FIGURES A quick look at home and living trends.

16 NESTING 101

Nurseries that nurture the body and soul.

20 ISLAND FEVER

The latest way to spice up your kitchen workspace.

24 FACES & PLACES

28 DOWN VALLEY Q&A

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Seven questions with 7 Hermit’s Matt Marple.

32 NEIGHBORHOOD SPOTLIGHT

Gypsum is brimming with activity.

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Around town at parties, events and more.

Forest Road is Vail’s most prestigious address.

40 MARKET REPORT (BY THE NUMBERS)

The Vail Valley real estate market is looking up.

44 SOMETHING NEW

Transform your home with seven do-it-yourself projects.

47 SPRING INTO CLEAN

How to make your massive dust removal less of a chore and fit it into an already-busy life.

50 REAL ESTATE SHOWCASE

A selection of some of the best properties on the local market.

54 SERVICE DIRECTORY

An extensive list of local professionals, brokers and REALTORS®.

58 THE VIEW

Wildridge is an outdoor enthusiast’s haven, with pocket parks, wildlife and views of Beaver Creek and Avon.


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Eagle Ranch 1877 Eagle Ranch Road Luxurious golf course living

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Eagle Ranch 2485 Haystacker Drive Colorado custom home with magnificent views

$2,895,000 4 Bedroom | 4 Full/2 Half Bath | 4,910 sq. ft. Larry Agneberg, 970-376-7100

Bellyache 514 Jouflas Ranch Road Mountain privacy on 11 acres

$1,089,000 6 Bedroom | 5.5 Bath | 6,283 sq. ft. Mark Weinreich, 970-376-3024

$2,275,000 6 Bedroom | 7 Full/3 Half Bath | 9,178 sq. ft. Craig Denton, 970-376-0087

$2,495,000 3 Bedroom | 3.5 Bath | 2,507 sq. ft. David Cole, 970-331-6867 | Marla Hillerich, 970-390-7049

$1,225,000 4 Bedroom | 5 Bath | 5,009 sq. ft. Joy Ortiz, 970-471-1911

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space can be difficult. We can calculate lighting levels, foot candles and watts per bulb, but with the flick of a switch a space can go as bright as an operating room or as soft as an alpenglow evening. Bright lighting in a kitchen is necessary for the task at hand, but after dessert has been served, dimming is a must. The same can be said for brightly lit bedrooms for rising, and softer, diffused lighting at night for relaxing. The most important thing to consider is flexibility in your lighting scheme to create varying levels of light, which will achieve the most comfort. All science aside, lighting is an exciting accessory in virtually any space. Consider it like a sparkly bracelet or colorful jacket; it accents and completes the look. Take a stroll over to Vail Lights in EagleVail for some inspiration. Kathy is an expert in lighting and all things lighting related. And not to worry: What you might not see in the store she can find in her library of product catalogs. Vail Lights also carries a complete collection of light bulbs, lamp shades and accessories to finish the job.


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made of a hand-carved wooden drum, available small or large, and Fargo lamp made with a natural tree trunk base from Arteriors.

Redefined RAVI SNAKESKIN TABLE LAMP from Arteriors,

OLY onyx sphere lamps and OLY Serena floor lamp with capiz shell shade, available through designers.

Captain’s Wheel GIDGET LAMP from

Arteriors, available through local designers.

ABOUT KELLI HOLTZ, A.S.I.D. | Kelli Holtz has enjoyed living and working in the Vail Valley as an Interior Designer since 2003. She creates unique interior spaces and is passionate about all facets of design. Kelli can be reached at kelli@holtzdesignstudio.com

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2015 Colorow Road | Edwards

1200 Lions Ridge Loop #5A | Vail

Magnificent 5-bedroom + caretaker, 8-bathroom contemporary mountain estate on 34.38 acres offering breathtaking views. This fully-automated “smart home” features solar panels, a geothermal pond, professional telescope observatory, indoor tropical greenhouse, and so much more. $9,000,000

A lovely 3-Bedroom with a spacious 1 level floor plan in a prized Sandstone location. Features include a 2-car garage, high ceilings, multiple balconies, abundant windows, and is a short walk to the free in-town bus stop. $729,000

140 Charolais Circle | Singletree

511 Metcalf Road #1-26 | Avon

Built in 2005 and in like-new condition, this stunning 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom property has accounted for every detail. A lovely, open and modern floor plan, complete with archways and a unique architectural design, air conditioning, slab granite, travertine, marble tile, and 2 fireplaces. $879,000

Great value for 2-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms and a 1-car garage in a convenient Avon location. Features include high ceilings, an open floor plan, hardwood floors, abundant natural light and much more. Just a few minutes to Vail and Beaver Creek ski resorts. $259,000

91 Lupine Lane | Eagle-Vail This expansive 5-Bedroom, 4-Bathroom single family home features newlyremodeled bathrooms, a large 2-Bedroom lock-off apartment with separate entrance, and well-manicured outdoor living space with a 3-car garage. $899,000

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FACTS & FIGURES

2,300 median square feet of a home in the U.S. in 2012 — the highest the annual number has been since 1974.

E AGLE CO U NT Y:

Closet Trends Instead of crowded storage areas, handpicked shoes and clothes become part of the closet’s aesthetic whole.

9,211 VS . 2 ,5 8 8: OWN ER - OCCU PIED HOM ES O R CO N D OS WITH A M O RTGAGE, VS. OWN ER FR EE AN D CLE A R.

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of Eagle County residents carpool, while 66% drive a car alone to work.

homeowners purchase more products and services after moving than an established resident spends in a two-year period.

38%

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of Eagle County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.

SOURCES: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOMEBUILDERS, U.S. CENSUS BUREAU, CITYDATA.COM, EXPERIAN (VIA WWW.STAGEOFLIFE.COM)

median number of rooms in homes and/or condos in Eagle County.


2080 MEADOW BROOK DRIVE | WEST VAIL This beautiful, sunny, 4 bedroom single family home is nestled among a hillside of Aspen groves on a large lot at the end of a cul-de-sac in Highland Meadows. You are sure to enjoy the incredibly private, quiet location adjacent to National Forest land; yet you are only minutes from Vail and Beaver Creek. The living and dining areas have vaulted ceilings and large windows for enjoying the beautiful setting. The kitchen has a center-island, a large walk-in pantry, granite countertops and upscale appliances. The open kitchen, kitchen family room, dining and living area is perfect for entertaining; and, the backyard patio, with an exquisite water feature and hot tub, is great for relaxing and enjoying the mountain scenery and lush landscaping. The large master suite has a gas fireplace and French doors that open onto the back patio offering views of the Aspen grove. The office was a 5th bedroom and could be converted back to a bedroom. As well, the media room has a wet bar and also functions as a family room. This incredible home has been completely remodeled and comes fully furnished with top of the line furniture and furnishings.

$2,495,000 for the home, furnishings and .73 acres - or - $3,270,000 for the home, furnishings and the entire 1.47acre lot.

For additional information go to: www.2080MeadowBrookDrive.com

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NURSERIES

NESTING 101 Nurseries that nurture the body and soul by KIMBERLY NICOLETTI

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nurturing your body and mind to provide the best “home” for your baby within the womb. Now, it’s time to prepare an external space for your child to rest, play and grow. So what is the best way to create a playful and nurturing nursery? Mountain home nurseries tend to reflect the overall style of a specific home — whether it’s mountain modern, Old World European or somewhere in between. But nurseries are also a place to add fun and whimsical touches, from chalkboard paint to over-

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sized stuffed animals. “Incorporating things you have in your house creates cohesiveness within the home,” says Kristin Rieke, an interior designer at Greenauer Design Group in Vail. “A nursery doesn’t have to be kitschy and have ponies all over it. It’s just taking elements you have in the house and layering it with pieces that give it that youthful touch.” She has worked on mountain modern homes that introduce metallic through ottomans and other accents; she says soft pearl white or rose gold metallics fit in well to

nurseries. She also uses life-size stuffed alpaca animals, made from genuine alpaca fur, which blend with the mountain theme and give babies an entertaining and interactive element in their rooms. Sheepskin rugs and throws add an organic aspect to nurseries. Lambskin wool’s natural insulation helps babies stay warm in winter and cool in summer and also absorbs moisture to keep babies dry in warm weather. The washable rugs and throws come in neutral colors, as well as blue, red and gray. “Having a lot of texture, like an area rug on the floor, provides tac-

tile qualities, which makes it more interesting,” says Natalie Andl, principal interior designer of Andl Interiors in Vail. Faux fur, velvet and knitted items also add texture. Lighting also plays an important role in nurseries. Andl firmly believes in nightlights, because darkness can be “scary for kids,” she says. Dim blue and green lights can lend a calming effect, as well. Task lighting — for diaper changing — comes in all forms, from shimmering chandeliers to wall sconces on both sides of the changing table. Rieke’s advice: “Have fun with it.”


HIGHLANDS SLOPESIDE #209 | BEAVER CREEK Ski-In/Ski-Out condo located on Beaver Creek Mountain. The large living and dining area is perfect for entertaining family and friends. As well, the comfortable balcony is ideal for your morning coffee, afternoon cocktails and evening barbeques. After a great day on the slopes relax in the heated pool and hot tubs. Amenities: ski room, common great room, exercise room, underground heated parking and more. Free shuttle service. Good rental property. Great Value in a Great Location! $1,850,000 furnished - Price Reduced For additional information go to www.HighlandsSlopeside-209.com

HIGHLANDS SLOPESIDE #211 | BEAVER CREEK Enjoy spectacular views of Beaver Creek Mountain from this spacious 3 bedroom and 3 ½ bath Highlands Slopeside condominium. You are sure to enjoy the 2 level floorplan and the luxury of true Ski-In/Ski-Out access. A full amenity package includes heated swimming pool, hot tubs, ski room, common great room, exercise room, underground heated parking and more. Free shuttle service. Good rental potential. Perfect 2nd home or investment property! $1,895,000 furnished For additional information go to www.HighlandsSlopeside-211.com

LION SQUARE LODGE | LIONSHEAD The Ski-In/Ski-Out convenience, quality facilities, casual ambiance and excellent service continue to make Lion Square Lodge the perfect place to be. Amenities include: swimming pool, hot tubs, saunas, exercise room, concierge service, valet service, on site restaurant and more. Close to dining, shopping, entertainment venues and full skier services. Lion Square #358 – 1 bdrm/1 bath – SOLD for $740,000 furnished Lion Square North #286 – 1 bdrm plus Murphy bed/1 ¾ baths – SOLD for $875,000 furnished Lion Square North #186 – 1 bdrm plus Murphy bed/2 baths – $885,000 furnished New Listing Lion Square #154 – 1 bdrm/1 bath – $799,000 furnished Lion Square #368 – Hotel room – $500,000 furnished Lion Square #373 – Hotel room – $499,000 furnished

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Other playful elements Wall stickers are particularly popular these days, since homeowners can easily change them as a child’s interests change. Andl likes to place a baby’s name on the walls, whether it’s through wall stickers, blocks or stencils, because it helps a child identify him- or herself. Wall stickers range from animated characters to natural objects, like trees and birds. Some parents even paint 1012-inch stripes or graphics on ceilings, Rieke says, since babies spend time looking up from their cribs. And, speaking of cribs, canvas hammocks that mount from the ceiling help rock baby to bed and can later act as a catchall for stuffed animals as babies grow up. A collage of big family portraits, showcasing, say, mommy’s, daddy’s and baby’s hands, feet and faces, is a nice way of tying the family together, says Dana Hugo, principal designer and owner of j&o studio in Vail. Many parents opt for wainscoting in nurseries, because it can be built durable and finished with high-gloss paints, for easy wiping. Homeowners can get creative with wainscoting, installing corrugated metal that toddlers can place magnets on, or chalkboards that they can draw on. In fact, now companies like Benjamin Moore offer eco-friendly chalkboard (and whiteboard)

WHILE SCIENCE CAN MAKE USEFUL GENERALIZATIONS, REMEMBER THAT PSYCHOLOGICAL RESPONSES ARE DEEPLY PERSONAL.” paint, since toxic gases may release into the room for up to two years, Andl says. Likewise, installing non-toxic flooring is essential. Andl likes wool carpeting for its organic qualities. “People want their kids to be all organic, and they feed them (right),” Andl says, “but all organic, all natural starts at home, with your paint and your carpet.” paint. Rather than install a huge chalkboard, chalkboard paint allows kids to decorate their own rooms by doodling as big and bold as they can. The paint works on tables to paint games like checkers or tic-tac-toe, and even on furniture. Chalk markings clean up with a damp cloth or paper towel. When using any paint, it’s important to choose a low VOC

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Choosing the correct color Color trends for mountain nurseries tend to stick with neutrals, “with crazy pops of color,” Rieke says. Splashes of color can come in the form of reds and browns or other accents, to highlight popular stuffed animals like sock monkeys, Hugo says. She says most parents don’t choose the “typical” pink for girls and blue for boys schemata, but when they do, they tend to employ patterns, such as pink and


white polka dots or blue and white stripes. While visual impact is important when choosing wall colors, perhaps the more important aspect involves the psychology of color. “There’s quite a bit to know about color science and how it affects kids,” Andl says. For example, even though many people associate yellow with cheerfulness and studies link it to higher motivation and concentration, she says too much yellow can aggravate babies and make them more apt to cry, while certain colors like red can increase appetite.

one characteristic can dominate over the other. Purple symbolizes passion, creativity, wisdom, royalty and spirituality, which makes it a strong color that may overwhelm more sensitive children, Baltzer says. Green is a seamless way to incorporate the mountain atmosphere into nurseries, since it symbolizes nature. It also promotes a serene environment, reducing anxiety and increasing concentration. In general, cool colors tend to produce feelings of calm and make nurseries feel spacious and relaxing, akin to blue skies and vast oceans. Warm colors,

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Since red energizes the body and excites the mind, it’s best to contain it to small doses in nurseries — otherwise, it can result in restlessness. Pink and blue have been nursery color staples for decades because they both provide a calming effect on children. Blue lowers blood pressure and heart rates and can be especially helpful for children who experience difficultly sleeping, tantrums or other behavioral problems, says Summer Baltzer, of Houzz. Pink promotes empathy but can become irritating over time, according to Kitty Lascurain of About.com, so it’s often best in small doses, through artwork and accessories. Purple combines the energy of red and the calmness of blue, so depending upon the shade,

on the other hand, create more intimate, cozy rooms. The best bet involves balancing colors to temper any negative effects. But ultimately, color choice is individual. “While science can make useful generalizations, remember that psychological responses are deeply personal,” Lascurain says. “You may feel differently about a color based on your own cultural and personal preferences, and that’s fine. If your little boy loves the color red, don’t worry about the negatives … if your baby is happy, his brain is happy, too.” The same goes for designing your nursery. Trends can spark the imagination, but when it comes down to it, forming a nurturing, comfortable nursery depends upon your own intuition and desires. MAY 2014 | VAIL VALLEY HOME

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ISLAND FEVER The latest way to spice up your kitchen workspace by KIMBERLY NICOLETTI

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nothing new, but these days, mountain homeowners are changing them up with a variety of materials, sizes, shapes and levels. Gone is the ho-hum, single-level island that perfectly matches the kitchen.

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As more and more families and friends congregate around islands (after all, even the name entices) to chat as the chef prepares dinner, islands have become more expansive and multifunctional. “Kitchen islands have become the social focal point of the home,” says Natalie Andl,

principal interior designer of Andl Interiors in Vail. Today’s mountain-home islands often seat six to eight people and have a “casual, laid-back family style,” says Kristin Rieke, an interior designer at Greenauer Design Group in Vail. “We’re not seeing things designed so stuffy

and formal anymore.” Instead, kitchen islands have morphed into dual-level works of art: Upper bar heights accommodate large groups, while countertop-height portions of the islands still incorporate sinks, cabinet space, and perhaps ranges, dishwashers and small refrigerators —

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Some islands are very sleek and contemporary, such as this one designed by j&o studio in Vail.


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just in more interesting ways. “People are making it a statement piece,” says Dana Hugo, principal designer and owner of j&o studio in Vail.

To top off the island experience One of the first things guests notice about a kitchen island is the countertop — and designers are coming up with new ideas for old 22

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Granite is still an option for kitchens, but designers — such as those at j&o studio — are finding other materials, too.

standards in this area, as well. While some Vail Valley homeowners still desire granite countertops, most designers agree that trend has just about reached its shelf life. Homeowners still want a natural, neutral feel, but they’re going with materials that provide a solid, rather than a patterned, look. Travertine slabs, stained concrete, stainless steel and manufactured surfaces such as Silestone and Caesarstone — both made of

pulverized quartz — lend a clean, mountain-modern look. “Homeowners use a lot of composites because they are less expensive, and you get consistent looks, versus veining (in granite),” Andl says. Many people are resorting back to marble, a material that didn’t catch on right away, due to its more permeable composition, which can result in staining. “People are going into livable luxury,” Rieke says, adding that

homeowners are more willing to install marble and accept any possible staining. When designers do use granite in islands, they tend to mix materials, perhaps installing granite at the countertop height and glass at the bar height. They prefer to stack two granite slabs for extra thickness, or at least use extra-thick bullnose around the edges. Granite also blends well with wood. Oak and walnut, stained either very dark or very light (in

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Playing around the islands To begin with, rarely do island countertops and cabinet colors mimic the surrounding kitchen. Instead, designers harmonize colors and materials. “(We’re) playing with the materials and textures that are out there and finding things that complement each other,” Rieke says. “It’s not all about matching.” Rieke points out one exception to the anti-matching trend, and it comes in the way of pulls and knobs; homeowners tend to select one or the other, rather than installing knobs for drawers and pulls for cabinets. Generally, they opt for pulls or flat, full-slab cabinet faces with touch latches or hidden lips, both of which provide a clean, sleek look in line with the mountain-modern style. Next, designers are mixing up their geometry with islands — but in a good way. One popular trend involves a rectangular-shaped workspace with a higher, arched overwrap, surrounded by barstools. Waterfall countertops, which begin on the floor and climb 36 inches up one side, stretch across and “waterfall” on the other end, are another popular form, Rieke says. Designers are also adding unique elements to islands, from transforming the base into a furniture foot, as opposed to a standard toe kick, to hanging chandeliers or huge custom drum shades over the islands. “Adding unique elements like textured metal or barn wood to the wainscoting, using a stone-like onyx that is semi-transparent for the top and adding backlights are all great ways to make your island a focal point the kitchen,” says Sarah McCoy, owner of Sarah McCoy Design Firm in Edwards.


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the size of the island; the more homeowners need, the larger the island will need to be. Of course, there are limits; the kitchen triangle rule of thumb suggests no fewer than 36 inches between the three main kitchen elements, and no greater than 60 inches, lest cooking feel like a mad dash with a hot dish. And, with more expansive islands, homeowners should also consider whether or not they’ll be reaching across the island and how smoothly cleanup will flow from the bar and seating area. Though islands can be fairly straightforward, since they’ve been around for decades, new materials and ideas continue to allow them to evolve just enough to make it seem like there’s something new under the sun.

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FACES & PLACES DOWNRIGHT HOMEY IN NASHVILLE from left: Craig Denton

(Broker at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties), Earl Lee (President of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices), Page Slevin (Broker at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties), Jill Bossow (Director of Operations at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties), and Nancy Denton.

Scooter Slaughter (Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Colorado Properties) and Earl Lee (President of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services).

Craig Denton (Broker at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties), Nancy Denton, Page Slevin (Broker at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties) and Michael Slevin (President at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties).

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DOWN VALLEY Q&A

SEVEN QUESTIONS WITH

7 Hermits’ Matt Marple by SHAUNA FARNELL

Matt Mueller and Tyler Aldrich launched 7 Hermits Brewing Company in Eagle Ranch. Marple’s own six brews (previously created in his garage, just two blocks away) bear the names of nearby mountain bike trails. The 20 taps at 7 Hermits also offer obscure crafts from other Colorado breweries, and food at the brew pub includes a variety of salads, snacks and creative flatbreads. Expect a patio to appear this spring, along with a slew of new menu items.

2. What do you like about Eagle? MM: I moved here in ’92, starting in West Vail. Every couple of years I moved farther west. Eagle is warmer. I liked the outdoor nature aspect of it, how it’s geared more toward mountain biking and four-wheeling. There’s a real sense of community here. 3) How does the brewery fit into the scene? MM: We’re right where all of the trails end, right at the spot where people come down from rides, ready to rehydrate and eat.

4. Who are your customers? MM: Primarily locals … everybody within walking distance. It really only took us a few days for the word to get out. We’re starting to get tourists, too. With all the cool microbreweries along I-70, people are doing different tours, hitting all the towns on the corridor. We’ve already been getting some of those traveling beer fans. 5. When did you take an interest in beer, and how long have you been brewing it? MM: I started brewing when I was about 14 in Michigan. A friend of my dad’s would come over and make it, and I started watching what he was doing. I got introduced into craft beer culture early on when I first moved out here. I remember Tommyknocker and Breckenridge breweries – also the Hubcap in Vail – as the first Colorado breweries. One of the very first beers I did – the

1. Why did you open your brewery in Eagle? Matt Marple: We all live in Eagle. I’ve lived in this community for the last 10 years. We’ve been trying to figure out what it’s been missing for awhile. That was the primary goal … to give us something different and give everybody something different they could walk to. 28

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Hop Rocker IPA – is a loose variation of what the Vail Pale Ale used to be at the Hubcap. Our Paul Imperial Double IPA was the one that was the “A-ha!” moment in the garage, when we knew we had a recipe that was really something special. 6. What sets 7 Hermits apart from other brewpubs? MM: The environment. Every place we go around town and around the valley, they’re more like metropolitan sports bars. It seems like every place you walk into, there’s a football game or soccer game blasting. We’re focused on music. There’s music playing or concerts. We may still have a game on, but we’re really pushing the social aspect of this place. People can socialize easily across the bar and at tables. 7. How did you select your food menu with flatbread as the main feature? MM: That was all Tyler. He’s been making these things for quite a while. There is no deep fried food here. He grew up in a family that owned and operated restaurants. He hand-makes everything … every sauce. It’s not like pizza. The most surprisingly popular flatbread is The Traveler. The first time he explained it to me – that it’s made with lamb shank, hummus, pepper relish, etc., I said, ‘I have no idea what you’re talking about.’ He said, ‘Don’t worry. You’ll like it.’ He amazes us with the stuff he comes up with.

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profit company, KaBOOM, has put Gypsum on their prestigious list of areas around the country that promote “play” within their communities and signifies locales that are building healthier, happier, greener, stronger neighborhoods. An explosion of growth has been experienced in Gypsum, and it is a far cry from the days they had a sign placed on the interstate, advertising the need for a PHOTOS COURTESY PEGGY JENSEN

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local doctor. From the town’s incorporation in 1911, Gypsum has developed into a thriving, autonomous town that even boasts the county’s only airport and CostCo. Plus, situated at an altitude of 6,322 feet, the mild weather hosts an elongated, active outdoor activity schedule that is second to none. As a resident or guest in Gypsum, here is just a taste of the amenities that residents enjoy throughout the year: • The Recreation Center boasts an indoor running track, gymnastics facilities, two full basketball/volleyball courts, lap pool, play pool complete with waterslide and lazy river, sauna, hot tub, climbing wall, fitness classes, strength training equipment, cardio equipment, childcare center, arcade, meeting facilities and more. • Gypsum Daze is a good, old-fashioned three-day gathering that kicks off with a parade and moves on to a 5k run, tents of food and crafts, talent show

and a Saturday-night concert that has drawn such headliners as LeAnn Rimes, Rascal Flats, Charlie Daniels Band and Little Big Town. The performances have reasonable entrance fees allowing access to all and certainly to the delight of country music lovers. • Gypsum Creek Golf Course became property of the Town of Gypsum in 2009, thus a once-private golf course became public and a flourishing pubic asset. The beautiful setting is in the midst of a lovely 468-acre neighborhood with big views and a meandering course that will challenge the most avid golfer. There is a spotlight on junior golf at Gypsum Creek Golf Course and one of the strongest kids’ programs in the state is offered here. • Throughout the summer, the Town of Gypsum hosts an entertaining evening every Friday in the beautiful park and Lundgren Theater where the entire family can enjoy

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live music and movies under the stars. Families come with blankets, lawn chairs and picnics and enjoy a wonderful evening out with friends and neighbors. • A local shooting range, Eagle River Valley Rod & Gun Club, is a park owned by the town that offers 5 stand and trap shooting for members and hosts special events and competitions. One of the growing fun-filled events creates a facsimile of the Wild West where cowboys and cowgirls dress up and participate in fun shooting challenges and

3012 Bellflower Drive | $965,000 | WEST VAIL IN THE TREES!! 4 bedroom + loft/4 bath Single Family home on TOV bus route with 3-car garage. 4th bedroom and family room/second kitchen can be locked off. Hardwood floors. Front deck/covered porch, back patio with hot tub! Offered furnished! Sleep a ton of people! Great value!

completion — it’s rootin’ tootin’ fun for the whole family. Gypsum has been working hard to create a community that proudly provides a quality of life that supports opportunities for business, recreation and is a significant place to raise children. Not only are there noteworthy venues available in Gypsum, such as the public skate park, complete with bowls, ramps and ledges for all levels, there’s also a park system, 18 strong, that covers more than 24 acres and includes such family activities as batting cages, horseshoe pits and camping areas. A bike and walking path is paved and well maintained, and because of the milder climate valued by Gypsum residents, outdoor activities can be enjoyed for a much longer period of time than in other areas of the county. The modern-day Gypsum is a long way from begging a doctor to “please live in our town.” It is often in the top-two on the list of most real estate transactions in the county. Gypsum has not only become a prosperous town and one that is sought after as a place to live, it also has become a flourishing community of neighbors.

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PROPERTY SPOTLIGHT

FOREST ROAD

Vail’s most prestigious address Unrivaled location for a distinct lifestyle by KATHY FILGO

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the most prestigious address since the founding of Vail. Located on the mountainside of Vail Mountain, the refined residences gracing this famed, quiet drive are offered privacy and seclusion surrounded by alpine elegance. They are also situated just minutes from the alpine villages that flank the street: Vail Village and Lionshead. Ascent Sotheby’s International Realty presents two exquisite homes, which will please the most discerning owners. 165 FOREST ROAD is a gracious mountain chalet built in 1992 by Shaeffer Construction and artfully designed by Snowden and Hopkins architects. A delightful small bridge

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presents an enchanting entry, which is accented by a charming Cotswold cottage-styled roof. Natural light fills the interior. The gourmet kitchen includes a cozy breakfast nook, with an enticing ambience in which to enjoy a morning latte. Vaulted ceilings rising from the kitchen, great room and study bestow a sense of grandeur to the living space, while the details crafted by expert architects and designers speak to a refinement of taste. The master bedroom is aptly

located on the main level, with a large master bath that provides a lovely forest view. A large mudroom with flagstone flooring and built-in cubbies for storing necessary gear offers the essential space for comfortable Rocky Mountain living. The family room was designed for entertaining family and friends, and the ground-level walk-out leads into a captivating, lush forest, worthy of the Forest Road name. The outdoor areas are laud-

A CONSTANT REMINDER OF THE PEERLESS LOCATION OF BOTH VAIL AND FOREST ROAD.”

able, complete with a cascading water feature, a stone firepit and a custom stone hot tub, prepared for hours of camaraderie and memory-making opportunities. The main-level, east-facing balcony embraces the inimitable views of Vail Mountain, Gore Range and Gore Creek, serving as a constant reminder of the peerless location of both Vail and Forest Road. 185 FOREST ROAD, custom built in 2009 by renowned local builder J.P. Sunderland, features a distinguished living area with a floor plan created for the modern family. The exquisite proportion of the great room generates a feeling of both discriminating taste and comfort, essential for modern living and entertaining.

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PROPERTY SPOTLIGHT

• 165 Forest Road, Vail Village • 4,837 square feet • 5 bedrooms • 5.5 baths • $8,425,000

LISTING AGENT MATT FITZGERALD Ascent Sotheby’s International Realty 970.390.1290 matt@ascentsir.com www.165forestroad.com

PROPERTY PROFILE • 185 Forest Road, Vail Village • 5,347 square feet • 5 bedrooms • 5 full and two ½ baths • $11,300,000

Dual master bedrooms and baths deliver unique living options not commonly found in Vail. The kitchen offers not only the finest in gourmet chef favorites but also provides a beguiling ambiance that will draw everyone into the heart of the home. For those times when a little

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assistance with luggage or gear is desired, just hop on the elevator, which services all levels of this expansive residence. After an exhilarating day on the mountain, residents can enjoy the surrounding beauty from this home’s outdoor patio and hot tub — the perfect

place to stargaze and enjoy fresh mountain air. With a ski-in, skiout home on Forest Road in Vail Village, access is never an issue, whether you’re hitting the slopes or heading into town. All of the shopping, dining and recreational amenities of Vail Village are simply walking distance away.

LISTING AGENT TYE STOCKTON Ascent Sotheby’s International Realty 970.471.2557 tye@ascentsir.com www.185ForestRoad.com

This home is built for yearround enjoyment and is designed to be the incomparable foundation that creates lifelong memories for both family and friends. For more information about these homes, please contact Matt Fitzgerald and Tye Stockton and arrange your private showing.

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MARKET REPORT

BY THE NUMBERS

Luxury Knows No Bounds Multimillion-dollar homes drive Vail Valley real estate

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came here for the winters, but we stayed for the summers. Although The Great Recession put a damper on the American lifestyle for a few years, we knew it couldn’t keep us down for too long. It also didn’t hurt that we had one of the best ski seasons on record. We had powder day after powder day, followed by beautiful, bluebird days and then more powder, and don’t forget the groomers — carving on perfect corduroy makes us ALL look and feel like

Bode Miller or Lindsey Vonn. So what do you do after a fantastic day on the mountain? You buy property in the place that makes you feel like a million! And that’s what has set the pace for the first quarter in Vail Valley real estate. Luxury home market sets the gold standard When reviewing our monthly MLS numbers, they can seem a bit unrealistic. And, well, they

are — particularly the median sales price. This is specifically because of the luxury market in Vail Village, LionsHead, Beaver Creek Village and Bachelor Gulch. All of these high-end niches saw amazing activity, incredible offers and significant closing sales. In turn, they caused median sale prices to shoot through the roof. For example, the townhouse-condo market saw a 127.9 percent increase in median sales price.


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The median sales price is a number that lands in the middle, between the highest and lowest prices. The increase in multimillion-dollar home pricing has caused the median to skyrocket. Although the luxury real estate market shows great strength, leading the rebound, other Vail Valley neighborhood market niches continue with steady growth. Josh Lautenberg, distinguished REALTOR® and owner of Sonnenalp Real Estate, substantiates our claims with his own perspective on the luxury real estate market. “The luxury market is very strong right now with more affluent buyers taking an interest in both Vail and Beaver Creek Villages’ high-end residences and in other luxury neighborhoods throughout the Valley. Those home sale prices have, in fact, heavily skewed the median and average home prices throughout the Valley, which is why you see such profound increases in those numbers. So, it is important to recognize that these increases are not by neighborhood, but rather a blend of the home sale in Bachelor Gulch with the home sale down Valley.” Led Gardner, widely respected luxury market REALTOR® for Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, offered his personal observations of transactions this winter season when commenting on recent market activity. “The gradual rebound in our market has varied throughout the Vail Valley since the first of the year, depending upon both location and market niche. The core areas of Vail Village and LionsHead are currently setting the bar for the rest of the Valley, highlighted by spec homes listed at $20 million and $15.885 million that are currently under contract. Since Jan. 1, a total of 10 properties listed at $7.9 million or greater either sold or went under contract,” says Gardner, adding, “Bachelor Gulch has also proved active this year with four current property listings at $6.5 million or greater either closing or under contract.”

Construction picks up the pace Another sign of better times is that home construction is on the rise again. This is not something you will see reflected in the numbers, but it definitely supports a rebounding real estate market. From spec homes to custom homes and renovations, confidence is gaining. Both Gardner and Lautenberg reference an increase in construction when reviewing the current market. “Another notable trend that substantiates the growing sense of confidence in our market are several custom, single family homes currently in the planning stages or already under construction in Vail, many of which represent total investments between $15 million and $30 million,” Gardner says. Lautenberg agrees. “Part of the rise in demand for high-end residences is not only the increase in available funds for luxury homebuyers, but also the renaissance of existing home remodels and brand new homes being built in the resort communities,” he says. “These new or remodeled homes are a welcome transformation to areas where older homes occupy the landscape. Not to mention, they are very attractive to the affluent buyer.” Trickle-down effect As seasoned REALTORS® know, when the luxury market makes a jump, the rest of the market attempts to follow. But, it’s not at all about “keeping up with the Jones.’” Here, Vail Valley neighborhoods are distinct. Each one offers a little something that appeals to different buyers for different reasons. That’s what makes this mountain community so unique and desirable to live in. Keep your eyes focused on the future: As the luxury market continues to advance, so, too, will the rest of the markets. Contact your trusted real estate professional if you have any questions or interest in buying a property or putting your home on the market. There’s no time like the present.

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TRANSFORM YOUR HOME WITH SEVEN DO-IT-YOURSELF PROJECTS by KIMBERLY NICOLETTI

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do-it-yourself projects, that, with a little effort and research, can transform areas of your home from dull to distinctive. Here are a few ideas to spark your imagination, as mud season moves in. STONE IT These days, you don’t have to be an expert in masonry to add stonework to an interior or exterior wall. Environmental Stoneworks has removed the messy mortar out of installing cultured stone to walls, replacing it with mounting clips and fitted stones. Environmental Stoneworks’ Clipstone Mortarless Stone Veneer is a new, innovate stone veneer homeowners can install themselves with a screwdriver and some planning. To do-ityourself, just screw the wire forms, designed specifically to fit the stones, into an exterior or interior wall. Use the system to frame a fireplace,

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create an interior stone wall near a bar or kitchen area, or act as an exterior stone base. ClipStone doesn’t require mortar, maintenance, sealing or ongoing cleaning and is backed by a 50-year warranty. It is designed to leave some space between the stone and the wall, which allows the wall to “breathe” and provides drainage planes in exterior applications. The stones come in a variety of textures, colors and shapes — from pebbles and rectangulars to blended stone shapes — and the products even include flat column post caps, hearthstones and electrical outlets. For more information, visit www.myclipstone.com.

TURN AN EXTRA ROOM INTO AN OFFICE A blank room may be daunting, but with a little creativity, you can turn an unused or outdated room into a workable, cozy office space. A simple formula for creating an office includes: furnishing the room with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves on at least one wall, allocating space for a large desk, and adding cozy features, such as an oversized chair, an electric fireplace or other comfortable features. One Colorado couple took a white room and started with wainscoting. They chose a serene green as their color palette, painting the darker color on bottom to ground the room, then adding a lighter green tone — complete

with very subtle and small pieces of gold glitter they hand-added as they were painting — to the top. On one wall, they built custom bookcases, though homeowners can buy quality bookshelves from manufacturers. In the center of the bookshelves, they placed a fairly inexpensive electric fireplace. These fireplaces are available online or at big-box stores, such as Home Depot and Lowes. Because they added bookshelves, there was no need to demolish walls — the bookshelves created a cove to slide the fireplace into. They framed the electric fireplace with oak, and voilà — it looked like a built-in masterpiece. Plus, it pumps out a lot of heat, which is perfect for winter work. This particular couple chose


A BLANK ROOM MAY BE DAUNTING, BUT WITH A LITTLE CREATIVITY, YOU CAN TURN AN UNUSED OR OUTDATED ROOM INTO A WORKABLE, COZY OFFICE SPACE. ” to orient their desk toward the French doors they installed, which open to the rest of the home, but they could have also faced the fireplace — it’s all a matter of personal choice. CAN IT Tired of the canned lights in your ceiling? Now there are plenty of options for converting recessed lighting into more artistic pieces, such as pendants and chandeliers. You can even add ceiling fans or track lighting. Both online and brick-andmortar stores sell recessed fixture converter kits. You’ll need a ceiling medallion to frame the round hole, the hanging light fixture of your choice, a circuit tester, a screwdriver, painter’s tape and a ladder. Make sure you cut the power by switching off the breaker for the location at which you’ll be working, then remove the existing recessed fixture by twisting out the light bulb and removing the casing and releasing the clips that held the shell in. Then, follow the kit instructions. FLOAT YOUR FLOOR Wood flooring adds warmth to mountain homes, but installing traditional solid-wood strips takes expertise. Floating floors, on the other hand, don’t require as much skill, because they’re not nailed down. Instead, the pre-finished planks either glue or snap together. Glue can get messy, whereas tongue-andgroove flooring snaps together by

pushing down until the pieces lock into place. You’ll need a tape measure, taping block, a carpenter square, a hammer or rubber mallet, pull-bar, and a chopsaw or circular saw. If you want the look and feel of real wood, go for engineered flooring. It’s a composition of wood veneer glued to layers of pine or plywood, which ultimately looks like, and provides the stability of, real wood. Floating floors are installed over existing subfloors, though you’ll probably have to prep the floor; obviously, if you have carpeting, you’ll need to remove it, and you’ll also need to ensure that the subfloor is flat, without any bumps or valleys in it. If you don’t prep correctly, it can lead to buckles in the new flooring. The space between the floating floor and subfloor allows for a moisture barrier. That means, if properly installed, interlocking flooring tends to not buckle under moist conditions or, more importantly, develop gaps in Vail Valley’s dry climate. However, a safe bet includes adding an expansion zone around outer walls, cabinets and pipes, in case the subfloor does move during seasonal changes. Cabinets and appliances can’t be placed on top of floating floors, because they cause pinch points, which will lead to buckling.

ORGANIZE YOUR CLOSET It doesn’t sound sexy, but there are so many ways to organize closets beyond the usual shelving units. For instance, in-drawer ironing boards slide out of a sleek cabinet system, which accommodates a top drawer and full-size ironing board. Closet tilt-out hampers hide dirty laundry, while still providing enough room to separate lights and darks; mesh bins also slide in and out of a cubbyhole, on wire forms. Sliding belt racks allow you to find that perfect belt or scarf easily, as you simply pull the rack out to see your wares clearly, and then slide them back into storage. The same applies for slide-out racks, which look like drawers until you pull them out and see pants

hanging on the wooden racks. Reclaimed wood organizers bring a rustic look into your space. These days, even drawers and shelves come with their own organizers: Acrylic dividers help you define areas of the drawer for T-shirts, socks and more. The same applies to jewelry drawers, though the spacers feature velvet lining. HEAT IT UP If you’re up to a trickier do-ityourself project, consider installing a point-of-use water heater in the kitchen or bathroom. A pointof-use water heater is a compact, electrical appliance that supplies hot water to a single faucet, such as a kitchen sink. It comes in 120- and 240-volt models. A typical appliance will generate

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hot water at a rate of 2-5 gallons per minute. These units tend to conserve water by providing hot water almost immediately, instead of running water from a basement water heater. Point-of-use water heaters sit close to the faucets they serve, so less room-temperature water runs through pipes. The heaters use almost no energy when the faucet isn’t running. To install one, you’ll need to either drill a hole in the sink or remove the sprayer and place the faucet for the dispenser there. Then, straighten the copper tubing connections on the faucet and slide a tube bending spring over the tubing, followed by the rubber O-ring, which, along with retaining clips, seals the faucet in place. Mount the tank under the sink with the provided brackets. You’ll also need to connect the filter and the main water supply.

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ACCENT YOUR BATHROOM — QUICKLY Though Vail Valley’s homes may not have plain bathroom mirrors and medicine cabinets, its older condos may. Adding a new frame to an old mirror can transform a bathroom’s focal point. Manufacturers like MirrorMate offer a variety of frames that attach to the surface of the mirror, covering clips and hiding mirrors’ edges.

Its kits include four custom mitered, pre-taped sides with press-on connectors and placement guides to ensure you do it right. Just select a style and send in your measurements. It even works on bi-fold and trifold mirrors. Styles range from traditional to sleek. You can also make your own frame, though you’ll need a miter saw, baseboard molding with cap, paint, caulk, liquid

nails and a caulk gun and correct measurements. Another option for existing mirror frames or medicine cabinet faces involves faux painting. For an antiqued finish, paint the wood black, then, after it dries, softly — with hardly any brown paint on the brush — sweep over the area with thin, light strokes. You can use this technique with any colors you choose. BE AN ARTIST A home is akin to an art project. It’s always evolving and inspiring you to improve it — and your own craftsmanship. So this spring, why not show off your skill and creativity a bit?


HOW TO MAKE YOUR MASSIVE DUST REMOVAL LESS OF A CHORE AND FIT IT INTO AN ALREADYBUSY LIFE by SHAUNA FARNELL

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No … just a gigantic dust ball. They seem to be everywhere this time of year, and the need to clean may be pressing on your conscience. It’s spring after all, time to open the windows, let your home breathe and clear out the winter grime.

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The only thing is, how are you supposed to find time for a thorough round of spring cleaning? You’ve already got a full plate. The good news is that you don’t have to do it all at once. “Deep cleaning takes time. It takes hours. I’d say you need 15 to 20 hours to thoroughly, deeply clean a 1,500 square foot home,” says Tim Szurgot (aka Captain Vacuum), founder and operator of Organic Housekeepers. “I don’t want to blow a whole beautiful spring day inside cleaning. It’s best to stay on top of it all the time and chip away.” REMOVE YOUR SHOES While spring is historically the most popular time for your big clean out and clear out, in the mountains, homes typically get dustier in the summer when windows are open and pollen is blowing in. During winter, there is still a substantial build up of cave-like grime, not to mention the potential mess that comes with clopping in and out of the house with wet, muddy feet. “The best way to keep your house clean is to take your shoes off,” Szurgot says. “Even if it’s not muddy footprints, you have no idea how many pollutants, chemicals, dirt and oils you put in your floor and carpet by wearing shoes in the house. Get a pair of slippers or house shoes. In the winter, it’s a different kind of dust that builds in the house — it’s more like a hairball versus the environmental dust that comes in the summer. The entryway of the home is one of the first things to clean in the spring — the place where the shoes and jackets are. That area gets dirtier than any other in the winter, and the dirt that piles up there comes into the rest of the house.”

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DO ONE ROOM AT A TIME, KEEP PRODUCTS HANDY It’s not a bad idea to make a list of areas of the home that need cleaning and rather than tackling them all at once, hit them individually when you have a window of time, making sure to have the necessary cleaning supplies close at hand. “I like to have all of my cleaning products under the sink. If I’m in the bathroom brushing

my teeth and I notice, ‘Oh, the sink’s dirty,’ Boom, I can clean it right then. I like to clean the shower when I’m in the shower,” Szurgot says. “Having rags around with white distilled vinegar, if I look up at the exhaust fan, I can reach up and wipe it down.” If you are at a loss to come up with a thorough roundup of what needs cleaning this spring, Organic Housekeepers’ website has a deep cleaning checklist isolating cleaning specifics for specific areas of the home. Beyond vacuuming, dusting, cleaning toilet bowls, etc., deep cleaning involves general duties such as vacuuming furniture, fireplaces and window treatments, actually mov-

ing furniture and appliances to clean behind them, wiping down picture frames and glass, cleaning light fixtures, wiping down walls and treating leather furniture. TIME IN THE KITCHEN For a thorough clean, the kitchen is the area of the house where you can expect to spend the most time. It includes cleaning the oven and stove and removing all dishes and kitchenware from cabinets to clean each piece and wipe down drawers and cabinet interiors. As a rule of thumb — especially if you’re busy — it’s best not to wait until the massive spring clean to tackle some of the kitchen upkeep. “A tiny kitchen takes about 10 hours to get everything clean,” Szurgot says. “You don’t want to wait until once a year or twice a year to clean behind your fridge or your oven.”


IF I’M IN THE BATHROOM BRUSHING MY TEETH AND I NOTICE, ‘OH, THE SINK’S DIRTY,’ BOOM, I CAN CLEAN IT RIGHT THEN. I LIKE TO CLEAN THE SHOWER WHEN I’M IN THE SHOWER.” CAPITALIZING ON CLOSETS AND CUBBIES During the wardrobe and equipment transition that inevitably takes place in the spring time — something you will obviously find time to do regardless of how busy you are, unless you plan to stare at your skis all summer or run around in wooly boots in July — there is a prime opportunity to clean those oft-forgotten storage spaces where bikes and bikinis are kept. “Putting the ski gear away and pulling out the bike gear, moving all that stuff — it’s a good time to clean. The garage, too, is another place that needs cleaning.

Over the winter, it’s gathering up all the mag chloride —you’re dragging all of that through the house,” Szurgot says. It’s also a prime time to clean your decks, patios and grills — they’ve been outside getting dirty all winter, so they’re always on the spring-cleaning list. MORE CLEANING TIPS FOR SPRING BUSYBODIES The Globe and Mail recently pointed out common mistakes made while cleaning, all of which are even more likely when you’re trying to juggle a spring clean with all of your other responsibilities.

• For stains, people often try to scrub them out, when really soaking them in soda water and blotting them will do the trick. Szurgot also recommends “letting the product do the cleaning” and leaving toilet bowl and tub cleaner on the porcelain overnight to soak, as well as oven cleaner on for a few hours, to ensure the grease lifts off more easily. As for products, Szurgot recommends a vegetable-based line called Bon Ami. • Wear gloves. Even if you’re

using more natural products, they’re still hard on the hands. • Vacuum baseboards before wiping, and vacuum parallel to them so as not to shove dust and dirt underneath. Make sure you have a decent vacuum that’s picking up dirt and not just moving it around. • Don’t forget to clean in high places. Cobwebs gather in upper corners, and fans grow a thick coat of dust over the winter.

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REAL ESTATE

BEAVER BEAVER CREEK CREEK 292 292 Holden HoldenRoad Road $2,950,000 $2,850,000

ARROWHEAD Pinecone PineconeLodge Lodge#302 #302 $825,000 $945,000

Panoramic Panoramic views of orBeaver Beaver Creek Mountain Mountain from this this 66 bedroom, 66bath bedroom, bath home situated home situated on 1.5 on 1.5 acres. acres. Property Property may may accommodate accommodate well over will over 10,000 SF. 11,000 SF.

Two-story Two-story windowsprovide provide windows natural naturallight lightand and warmth warmthto tothis this33 bedroom, bedroom,33bath bath top-fl oor residence top-floor residence with with partial partialski ski slope slope views. views. Enjoy Enjoy all the amenities all the amenities that Arrowhead that Arrowhead has to offer! has to offer!

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Barbara@ronbyrne.com www.ronbyrne.com

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Barbara Scrivens Barbara Scrivens 970-471-1223 970.471.1223

Barbara BarbaraScrivens Scrivnes 970-471-1223 970.471.1223

BEAVER CREEK 76 Holden Road $4,295,000 Breathtaking 180 degree views from the ski slopes of Beaver Creek Resort to Red and White Mountain. This executive retreat captures a lot of natural light from the abundant east facing windows. The residence has 5 bedrooms two of them master suites and a one bedroom/two bath caretakers lockoff apartment with kitchen and living area. Many thoughtful improvements have been made to this home including a wonderful stone patio to enjoy the summer evenings.

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CONTACT:

Kevin Kenney Fuller Sotheby’s Int. Realty 970-331-6037 Kevin.Kenney@ sothebysrealty.com

BEAVER CREEK Elkhorn Lodge #509 $3,285,000 This 4 bedroom residence has been tastefully decorated and exemplifies the timeless mountain architecture of Elkhorn Lodge. Floor to ceiling windows offer great views and natural light to the home. This floor plan also has a loft and family room for additional living areas to accommodate family members.

CONTACT:

Kevin Kenney 970.331.6037 Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty


VAIL VAIL VILLAGE VILLAGE Vail Penthouse Vail Gateway Gateway Penthouse $4,495,000 $4,495,000 European romance and European romance and style exude from this lavish style exude from this penthouse int he core of lavish penthouse in the Vail Village. Natural sunlight core of Vail Village. Natural floods through skylights sunlight floods through spanning the gracious and skylights spanning the open living areas. Four gracious and open living bedrooms, a lofted study areas. Four bedrooms, and a great room designed a lofted study and a for entertaining have been great room designed for thoughtfully decorated by entertaining have been Venetian designer Katia thoughtfully decorated by Bates, winner of TLC’s Venetian designer Katia Four Houses. Bates, winner of TLC’s Four Houses.

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Ron Ron Byrne Byrne 970-476-1987 970-476-1987 info@ronbyrne.com info@ronbyrne.com Ron Ron Byrne Byrne && Associates Associates

CORDILLERA CORDILLERA 541 Saddle 541 SaddleRidge Ridge $3,395,000 $3,495,000 Commanding Gore Range & Sawatch Mtn Commanding Gore views create the perfect Range & Sawatch Mtn backdrop for this views create the perfect magnificent 5 bedroom backdrop for this residence situated on magnificent 5 bedroom 1.4 acres & adjacent to residence situated on 4.1 open preserve. Found acres & adjacent to open only minutes inside preserve. Found only Cordillera’s private minutes inside Cordillera’s gate, superior attention private gate, superior to detail is evident attention to detail is throughout the generous evident throughout the 6300 SF floor plan. generous 6300 SF floor plan.

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Barbara Scrivnes, 970.471.1223 970.471.1223 Ron Byrne & Ron Byrne & Associates Real Associates Real Estate, Barbara@ Estate, Barara@ ronbyrne.com ronbyrne.com

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VAIL VILLAGE Villa Valhalla 3 $5,295,000 New, designer decorated four bedroom, four bath residence just steps to Gondola One. State of the art electronics system including lutron lighting and blinds and fully integrated sound system. In-floor radiant heat and fully air conditioned. Outdoor pool, two assigned parking spaces, ski locker and storage complete this luxuriously appointed residence in the heart of Vail Village.

CONTACT:

Ron Byrne 970-476-1987 Ron Byrne & Associates www.ronbyrne.com

VAIL GOLF COURSE 2038 Sunburst $5,295,000 Exceptional location at the end of Sunburst Drive offering Gore Range views and an extremely private setting nestled in an aspen forest. Open living areas with soaring ceilings, wine cellar, media room, and elevator complement this spacious four bedroom home. Spectacular outdoor living with pool, hot tub, extensive patios, and water feature. Further expansion possible on the .45 acre lot.

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CONTACT:

Ron Byrne 970-476-1987 Ron Byrne & Associates www.ronbyrne.com


PARADISE LAKE ESTATE 4200 Salt Creek Road $5,495,000

With over three years in planning, design and construction, this exceptional estate is now available. The impeccable custom home was built by renowned Vail Valley homebuilder, John Boles and thoughtfully positioned on over 170 acres in the Brush Creek Valley. Overlooking a breathtaking lake and sweeping meadows, with creeks fl owing through the property and bordering BLM and Forest Service Land, the secluded setting is ideal for nature enthusiasts and casual lifestyles alike. The property boasts a private reservoir, renovated cabin, water rights, and access to endless hiking, horseback riding, and off -roading. Within thirty minutes of the Vail Valley Jet Center, allow yourself to be transported to the tranquil lifestyle of this exceptional estate.

CONTACT:

Teresa Thomas 970-390-0262 Ron Byrne & Associates

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9 East Realty (970) 949-4986 Access Properties of Vail (970) 476-8610 Access Real Estate of Colorado (970) 328-9519 Advantage Real Estate (970) 926-1155

Beaver Creek Mgt./CO. Ranch (970) 926-1122 Belle’s Camp Properties (970) 471-4071 Berg Real Estate, Inc. (970) 376-0215 Berkshire Hathaway - BCL (970) 845-8440

Al Williams Real Estate (970) 471-1200

Chateauneuf Realty LLC (970) 479-7333 Christiania Realty, Inc. (970) 477-7850 Christine Pearson Real Estate (970) 544-4057

Destination Resort Prop. LLC (970) 390-8895

Gore Creek Properties Real Estate (970) 479-2858

Keller Williams Mtn Properties - ED (970) 476-1600

Distinguished Properties Realty (970) 926-3777

Grimaldi International R.E. (970) 926-0029

Ken Wilson Broker LLC (970) 390-1320

DMG Appraisal Services (970) 569-3911

Havlik Realty, Inc (970) 949-0528

Donald L. Horst, Broker (970) 471-1737

Heather Hutto, Broker (970) 260-3779

Double Diamond Real Estate (970) 376-7979

Heather Stolz, Broker (970) 477-0241

KKS Property Mngmnt & RE Sales (970) 328-6890

Helen M. Gies, Broker (970) 390-3455

Landreth Companies LLC (970) 361-1800

High Country Realty, Inc. (866) 376-8807

Lindvall Mountain Real Estate (970) 390-2695

Berkshire Hathaway EDW Alliance Real Estate & Dev. (970) 926-8440 (970) 926-6226 Berkshire Hathaway - ER (970) 328-2482 Alpine Appraisers

Churchill Real Estate Co. (970) 471-0420

Alpine Mgmt. & R.E. Services (970) 855-0083

EagleVail Realty & Colorado Appraisal Group Management (970) 331-0387 (970) 328-1534

(970) 331-3737

Berkshire Hathaway - LH (970) 476-2482 Berkshire Hathaway - VM (970) 845-8700

Alpine Resort Real Estate (970) 845-9599

Beth Runyon, Broker (970) 390-9991

Altima Group (970) 390-7020

Beveridge Real Estate (970) 328-7444

Angelo’s Appraisal (970) 845-5056

Black Diamond Real Estate LLC (800) 862-5105

Antlers At Vail Real Estate (970) 476-2471 AP Resort Concepts (970) 390-3703 Appraisal Services of Vail (970) 476-3126 Ascent Sotheby’s Realty Bridge St (970) 476-7944 Ascent Sotheby’s Realty Covered (970) 476-7944 ASE Real Estate (970) 328-3792 Backhus & Associates (970) 471-0440 Barbara Meese Realty Inc (970) 280-5200

Clink Inc. (970) 748-0971

Coldwell Banker Berkshire Hathaway - GYP Distinctive Pr (970) 524-1150 (970) 476-2113

Alpine Resort Appraisals (970) 390-4670

Anthony Sears Appraisal (970) 376-7226

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Black Diamond Realty (970) 476-4414 Bradley & Associates R.E. (720) 733-8888 Brandess-Cadmus Real Estate (970) 476-1450 Buckner Matthews (970) 331-3377 Buyer’s Investment Group,LLC (970) 926-2305 C & B Real Estate Co., (970) 926-8709 Carl H. Luppens, Broker (303) 394-1400 Cary Realty (970) 926-2567 Century 21 Mountain Luxury (970) 333-9318

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Colorado Mtn & City Homes (303) 841-6618 Colorado Valuation Consultants (303) 238-8626 Commercial Broker Associates (303) 771-4500 CORE Realty Advisors (720) 833-5933 Crystal Watson, Broker (970) 509-9664 D. O’Neill Enterprises, Inc. (970) 390-8228 Dalco Realty, Ltd. (970) 328-7272 Danielle Stoltz, Broker (970) 977-0560 Dantas Colorado Properties Inc (970) 376-6111 Dauphinais Real Estate, Inc. (970) 476-9112 Davos Group Vail (970) 376-8245 Dean A. Johnson - Broker (970) 949-4338

Eagle County Assessor (970) 328-8640

Ebert Appraisal Services, Inc. (970) 949-9615 Elizabeth D. Macleod,Appraiser (970) 926-7817

Equitana Realty (970) 328-5455 Field of Streams (970) 390-7565 Four Seasons Realty, LLC (970) 926-5990 Fuller Sothebys Int Realty BC (970) 845-0400 Fuller Sothebys Intl Realty Ed (970) 748-5150 Garton Real Estate (970) 524-4116 Gary Shields, Appraiser (970) 328-7735 Gateway Land & Development - Ed (970) 926-6777 Gateway Land & Development - Vail (970) 790-6777 Genesis Marketing Group (303) 662-0155

High Life Properties, LLC (970) 926-6097 Highmark Real Estate (970) 343-0703 Hoffman West Real Estate (970) 926-6000 Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc (888) 566-7737 Independence Realty & Property (877) 604-9088 International Prop Specialists (970) 479-0295

Kim Tofferi, Broker (970) 390-4701 King Realty (970) 328-5090

Lodge Real Estate (970) 754-7814 Majestic Real Estate (303) 877-5645 Mayer Properties, L.L.C. (303) 579-2167 McNeill Property Management (970) 479-6047 Minturn Real Estate & Dev (970) 376-2167 Morningstar Mountain Prop. LLC (970) 328-3456

J.F. Real Estate (970) 904-2002

Mountain Properties Real Estate James Trudeau, Appraiser (970) 949-5474 (970) 390-0961 Mountain Valley (970) 926-5692 John Krueger, Broker (970) 926-1858

Jon Reid Lindner Real Estate (970) 331-6111 Katherine McCarty, Broker (970) 471-2276 Keller Williams Mtn Properties - EA (970) 328-2327

Mountain Valley Property Mgmt (970) 390-9664 Mountain West Real Estate (970) 476-0500 Mountain West Real Estate Services (303) 715-8719

My Mountain Realty, LLC (970) 477-1984


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NAI Mountain Commercial (970) 476-6415 Nancy F. Maxon, Appraiser (970) 926-2262 Nancy Lipsky & Co (970) 328-5551 Nancy Powell Real Estate (970) 376-5833 Nash-Johnson Associates, Inc. (303) 761-6103 Navarro Lowrey Properties, Inc (970) 390-5302

Playground Destination Prop. (970) 748-6432

Rocky Christopher Real Estate (970) 476-7990

Slifer Management Co., Inc. (970) 926-7911

Slifer Smith & Frampton/ Highla (970) 845-8053

Ranch Creek Land Company (970) 390-0830

Rocky Mtn. Valuation Services (970) 390-5143

Slifer Smith & Frampton/ Arrowh (970) 926-3000

Slifer Smith & Frampton/ Hyatt (970) 845-9400

RE/MAX Vail Valley (970) 766-7355

Ron Amass - Broker (970) 390-5827

Slifer Smith & Frampton/ Avon (970) 845-2000

Slifer Smith & Frampton/ LH (970) 479-0245

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Slifer Smith & Frampton/ Bridge (970) 476-2421

Slifer Smith & Frampton/ Westin (970) 748-5420

Slifer Smith & Frampton/ Charte (970) 845-3815

Solaris Real Estate, LLC (970) 479-6000

Real Estate Consulting Svcs Ron Byrne & Associates (317) 374-6700 R.E. (970) 476-1987 Renee Wettlaufer, Broker (970) 390-0292

Resort Development Marketing North South Properties Inc (970) 376-0708 (970) 328-6258 Richard Howard and Company Parliament Properties (970) 926-8328 (970) 470-2384 Robert I. Law, Inc. (970) 390-0900

Patricia Nixon RE Sales & Rent (970) 476-7582 Patricia Whetham, Broker (720) 312-2948 Peak Service Realty & Mgmt. (970) 949-4886

Robert M. Kendall Real Estate (970) 470-3953 Robinson Mitchell & Assoc. LLC (970) 477-2153

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Rossi Realty (970) 376-4269

Sadler Real Estate, Inc. (970) 926-3300 Sandy Apps Real Estate (970) 390-0100 Savage Appraisal Services (970) 845-2200 Scanlan Real Estate Group, LLC (970) 331-4292 SkyHigh Properties (970) 331-1181

Slifer Smith & Frampton/ Cordil (970) 926-3505 Slifer Smith & Frampton/ Eagle (970) 328-2550

Sonnenalp Real Estate, LLC (970) 477-5300 SPI Property Management Inc. (970) 479-5444


Star of the West LLC (970) 331-1063

The Kleimer Company (970) 471-1425

Two Rivers Village Realty (970) 337-2300

Vail Real Estate Center LLC (970) 688-7082

Vistar Real Estate, Inc. (970) 476-6223

Steve Hill Mtn. Properties (970) 926-7701

The Mercury Alliance Mtn. Prop (970) 949-8133

United Country Colorado Mtn Pr (970) 328-6600

Vail Real Estate Group (970) 376-0844

Walter Realty Group, Inc. (970) 926-5748

Vail Realty/ Beaver Creek (970) 949-9200

Warner Developments, Inc. (970) 949-4360

Vail Realty/ Vail (970) 476-8800

West Valley Real Estate, LLC (970) 524-0344

Steven J Pier, Appraiser (970) 328-2066

The Valley Home Store, Stockmans Land Exchange LLC (970) 328-8776 (970) 328-7500 Thurston Real Estate Sturm Financial Group (970) 471-3444 (303) 394-5393 Sullivan/Nicholas & Co. (970) 476-4405 Sun N’ Ski Properties, LLC (970) 949-4840 Susie Huxford, Broker (970) 331-3373 Suzanne J. Dugan, Broker (970) 376-4994

Tim Cashin, Realtor, Inc. (970) 390-8462

Vail Buyer Brokers (970) 471-1190 Vail Holm Brokers (970) 471-3333

Vail Sales and Rentals (800) 720-1831

Vail Home Rentals, Inc. (970) 748-5016

Vail Valley Land & Dvlpmnt. Co (970) 376-0228

Timbers Real Estate Co. (970) 477-8030

Vail Homes & Properties, LLC (970) 376-8400

Todd M. Keleske, Broker (970) 390-0070

Vail Mountain Real Estate (970) 949-6349

Torrey Tulley Benson, Broker (720) 284-8045

Vail Properties Unlimited (970) 331-6042

Swanepoel Enterprises LLC Trombetta Mountain Real (970) 376-2201 Estate Terry Krueger, Broker (970) 390-1115 (404) 840-2952 Trotter Real Estate LLC The Appraisal Office, Inc. (970) 524-8323 (970) 926-1650 Turner Real Estate Group (970) 926-4910

Vail Property Brokerage, Inc (970) 476-8850

Willows Real Estate (970) 476-2233 Wirth Management, Inc (970) 479-1082

Vail Valley Properties (970) 476-6789 Vail Valley Real Estate, Inc (970) 331-1110 VailSmith Properties (970) 904-0970 Valuation Consultants, Inc. (970) 949-4898

Wolf Asset Management Corp (303) 250-5166 Wynton Homes Realty (970) 328-4226 Your Castle Mountain Prop, LLC (303) 962-4272

Vail Property Sales & Mgmt Valuations, Inc. (970) 926-5252 (303) 582-5668 Vail Real Estate and Homes Villages Real Estate LLC (970) 390-6125 (970) 315-0326

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