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kitchens, covered patios, and more. Coleen Ligotke, also of ReMax Alliance, notes that lots are also becoming scarce on Rossum Drive, reflecting the interest of those who want the Colorado lifestyle that is almost in the foothills, but still close to town. “You can bring your own builder, and we also have some of Loveland’s best builders of custom and semi-custom homes here,” she noted. Residents with young children appreciate the proximity to Namaqua Elementary, and those with aging parents have easy access to a local assisted living facility. Mountain Gate at Mariana Butte, by Savant Homes, Inc., will include 51 homes, with 23 paired and five single-family homes. Given current demand, 38 will be ranches and 45 have main-floor master suites. Seven different floor plans have from 1,400 to 2,200 finished square feet and 2,000 to 3,600 square feet. All include unfinished basements, two-car garages, and front and back landscaping. Savant Homes owner Alan Strope notes that Mountain Gate is the areas 25th subdivision and last plot of land. “It’s an amazing location,” he said, “and we provide modest homes with a lot of custom features to make it custom for each homeowner. Our designers work closely with each buyer to give them the feel they want, whether contemporary, craftsman, mountain modern, or whatever they desire.” The advantage to buying new, Strope notes, is that once a home is contracted to be built, buyers don’t lose out to someone else over bidding. “We commit to you,” he said, “to design and customize your home your way, using our online selection process available 24/7. We can add water features, trees, finished basements. Our energy ratings come in 40 to 50% better than code in most cases, and we have double 2x6 walls between attached units. We have a great solar package you can add, and a tankless water heater option. Best of all, you can’t get bumped out. We’re working with a great local Realtor, D.J. Johnson of ReMax Alliance, who has a team of six ready to help.” The Ridge at Mariana is on the north end of Rossum Drive at it continues north to US 34/West Eisenhower Boulevard. Six lots are left, from 9,000 to 14,000 square feet, and $150k to $190k, and completed homes are expected to range from $600k to more than $1 million. Developer LC Homes will build on the east side, while Custom On-Site Builders and Schroetlin Custom Homes will build on the west side. Mandi Krueger of C3 Real Estate moved here after her parents fell in love with it, she said. “The new trail system is great. I coach cross country and track as a volunteer for Walt Clark Middle School, and the kids love running here. We visit the clubhouse restaurant at the golf course, and no other place in the area has that amazing a view. My dad is a marshal for the golf course, and many folks say the course is in their top five favorites.” Krueger mentioned that, with fewer lots available each week, those who appreciate the value of living on Loveland’s west side might consider the new Parkside Village neighborhood going in just south of First Street on the north side of Boedecker Lake, which will include 74 homes and add 17 acres to the City of Loveland’s open space, including nearly a mile of lakeside access to the public. Prices are expected to range from $400k to $800k. “We really wanted to be part of this community,” she said, “and we love the neighborhood. We’ve had a herd of elk right in our back yard, have seen a bear, and you can’t beat the views and location.” Golf Mariana Butte golf course, designed by Dick Phelps, is a premier, 18-hole, 6,583 Yard, Par 72 course with a slope rating of 127, 70.7 (from back tees). Golfers find soaring elevated tees, challenging holes that border the rushing Big Thompson River, and breathtaking vistas of the Rocky Mountain Front Range. Repeatedly chosen as one of Colorado's favorite courses, Mariana Butte is the perfect place to relax and rediscover the good things in life. Even if you don’t golf, enjoy “Games on the Range,” a fun combination of golf, friends, food and fun. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m., a section of the driving range at Mariana Butte is transformed with range ball targets to play point-scoring games such as Golf-Tic Tac Toe, 21, Climb the Ladder, and H.O.R.S.E. The Wapiti Colorado Pub, the on-site restaurant at Mariana Butte, provides the food and beverage menu to make the evening even more enjoyable and will take your order and serve it to you at your table - right on the range. Single and double driving range bays are available for rent, by the hour, for $25 single bay/$40 double bay, for 2 to 6 participants per bay. Each bay rental is complete with table and chairs and unlimited range balls for use while playing. Use the clubs provided or bring your own. Greens fees for regular golf range from $22 to $46. Cart fees are $11 for 9 holes, $16 for 18. Gift cards and punch passes are available. Range balls are $4, $8 and $12 for small, large and jumbo baskets. Services include a driving range, full pro shop, full-service restaurant (The Wapiti Colorado Pub, with great views and one of the best outdoor dining experiences in the area), PGA golf instruction and tournament or special event coordination. Find details at marianabuttegolfcourse.com, or call 970-667-8308 for the pro shop and 970-669-5800 for a tee time. Mariana Butte is a non-metal spike facility.

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2017-09 Lydia's Style Magazine  
2017-09 Lydia's Style Magazine  

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