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I HAVE NEVER BEEN accused of being an outdoorsy person. Oh, I go outside: from the house to the car in the morning, then from the car to the office. Then I reverse that in the evening. Sometimes, if I’m feeling especially energetic, I’ll even venture across the vast expanse of the street outside our offices for a little lunchhour shoe shopping. But even though I may not be out doing all those wonderful activities for which our great state is famous, I do love when it’s finally warm enough to end a desk-bound day on the back deck with a nice glass of chilled Sauvignon Blanc, watching a glorious sunset. And I’ve always been of the mind that food tastes best when eaten out of doors. Our June/July issue celebrates good outdoor living by featuring plenty of lovely spaces for enjoying a glass of wine and a sunset, including our Landscape of the Year winner on page 48. Colorful furnishings and accessories (page 19) and cool, mod table settings (page 35) will inspire you to bring summer in. And when you’re ready to get out, look to our roundup of summer festivals, including one of our absolute favorites: the Cherry Creek Arts Festival (cherryarts.org), July 2-4. We’ll be there, as we always are, and hope you’ll stop by our booth and say hello. Here’s to the blissful days of summer!

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Dine OUT TWELVE YEARS AGO, chef Jim Denevan began hosting “farm dinners” at his California restaurant, inviting local farmers to the table as honored guests. These special dinners eventually moved out of the restaurant and onto the farms. Today, the event, dubbed “Outstanding in the Field,” is a roaming culinary sensation that draws local farmers, chefs, food artisans and winemakers—plus a group of lucky diners—to gather at a long table for an alfresco feast. The event lands in Colorado this summer on July 19 at Divide Creek Farm in Silt, July 20 at Copper Bar Ranch in Edwards, and July 22 at Red Wagon Organic Farm in Boulder, where beloved Colorado chefs will enchant guests with a multi-course, farm-totable banquet. True to Denevan’s original vision, diners will rub elbows with the farmers themselves, whose crop and livestock make the meal possible. outstandinginthefield.com

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BELIEVE IT OR NOT, the Mile High City has never hosted a county fair. But two inspired Denverites are about to change that. Dana Cain, the events-planning mind behind Denver Modernism Show, and Tracy Weil, visionary behind the RiNo Art District, are collaborating with major city players (like Denver Art Museum and Denver Urban Gardens) to imagine an event that celebrates Denver’s industrious and creative spirit. You’ll find the typical petting zoo and carnival flair, as well as a few decidedly urban touches, such as a Fine Art Pavilion. July 28-31 at the National Western Complex; denvercountyfair.org.

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SUMMER IN COLORADO brings fabulous festivals of all sizes and stripes. We’ve got you covered with this (almost) complete roundup of fêtes—just pick your theme and hotspot and mark your calendar.

For finding the perfect piece of fine art Vail Arts Festival, June 24-26, eaglevalleyevents.com/vail-arts Boulder Festival of the Arts, June 25-26, artfestival.com Aspen Antiques & Fine Arts Fair, July 1-10, aspenartfairs.com Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, July 2-4, cherryarts.org Pikes Peak Arts Fest, Colorado Springs, July 2-4, pikespeakartsfest.com Crested Butte Arts Festival, August 6-7, crestedbutteartsfestival.com Telluride Festival of the Arts, August 12-14, telluridefest.com

For fine fare and delicious sips Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival, June 4, manitousprings.org Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, June 17-19, foodandwine.com/promo/classic-in-aspen Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival, July 20-24, crestedbuttewine.com Telluride Wine Festival, June 22-26, telluridewinefestival.com Steamboat Wine Festival, Steamboat Springs, August 4-7, steamboatwinefestival.com

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WHERE IT BEGAN The tranquil oasis that rests behind this Castle Pines Village home is a far cry from the landscape Courtney McRickard encountered when she first visited the site. “It was a very native landscape, with an existing water feature, that had gotten extremely messy over the years,” the landscape architect and principal at Denver-based Three Sixty Design recalls. Fortunately, the homeowners had some directives for bringing order to their overgrown backyard: “The design needed to be all about entertainment, exercise and appreciating the views,” McRickard says. To create good flow for mingling during parties, McRickard designed terraced forms that follow the contours of the site. “To accommodate groups of all

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McRickard classifies the terrain as “an extremely sensitive site”—one that would require a careful design touch. Happily, that’s what her philosophy is all about. She used water in a smart, sparing way, keeping the depth of the pool shallow and using shiny glass tile near the steps to give the effect of more water than there actually is. Stone and soil weren’t hauled off during construction, but reincorporated into the new design. And native, low-maintenance plantings encircle the space.

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A “floating” deck made of ipe wood promises a moment’s escape. In fact, McRickard likens the deck to an island you’d find in a Japanese garden. “You have these intimate spaces in Japanese gardens, these destination points that offer solitude.” Ipe, a Brazilian hardwood, was a natural choice for the platform; it’s resilient to the elements and “perfect for bare feet.” The understated furniture—all from Restoration Hardware and chosen by the homeowners—is the ideal companion to McRickard’s clean design. Simple lanterns prove that pretty accessories aren’t just reserved for interior spaces. And what about the views? Big to begin with, the surface of the pool makes them appear even grander. “When you’re in that space looking out from the main living area, you get this total extension of mountains and sky,” McRickard says.

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7:00 AM: Rise to a mid-century morning

Chilewich Oval Placemat $16, Design Within Reach, Denver, dwr.com

Shapely dishes and serveware with classic silhouettes from Design Within Reach pair with handsome matte flatware and a punchy tablecloth in a spread that’s worth waking up for.

Granit Teapot and Five-Piece Dinnerware Setting by Eva Zeisel $24-60, Design Within Reach, Denver, dwr.com Almoco Flatware in Black Matte $40 for five-piece setting, Design Within Reach, Denver, dwr.com

Black Serving Bowl by Donna Karan Lenox Collection $425 for seven-piece set, Neiman Marcus, Denver, neimanmarcus.com Maillard Sugar & Cream Set $70, Design Within Reach, Denver, dwr.com

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5:00 PM: Raise your glass to a high-style happy hour Distinctive cocktail glasses and accessories, a sculptural shaker and a cheery tablecloth, and an umbrella in your drink (what else?) all offer a lively way to end the workday. Cocktail Cup by Schott Zwiesel $12.95, Sur La Table, Denver, surlatable.com

Bodega Vino Milk Glass $14, Anthropologie, Denver, anthropologie.com

Orange Glass Dish by Art Glass $285, Neiman Marcus, Denver, neimanmarcus.com

Iced Tea Glass in Amber by Mariposa $18, Hutch & Fig, Denver, hutchandfig.com

Montgomery Cocktail Shaker $195, Ralph Lauren, Denver, ralphlauren.com

Broughton Double Old Fashioned Glass $115, Ralph Lauren, Denver, ralphlauren.com

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A treehouse in the mountains marries form, function—and plain ol’ fun BY HILARY MASELL OSWALD

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THE BIG IDEA The owner of this Carbondale property wanted a whimsical treetop sanctuary where his kids could indulge their artistic fantasies, so he sought out architect Steve Novy and designer and craftsman David Rasmussen of Green Line Architects. Together the three dreamed up a retreat that feels organic and playful—for both children and adults.

(above from left) The treehouse is made of reclaimed and recycled beams, logs and lumber. A leather chair and ottoman from Ekornes

DEFINING DETAILS Free from the practical constraints of most buildings, the structure “has very few right angles,” Rasmussen says. But it does borrow design elements from the main home: The rooflines are similar, as is some of the siding material. A window configuration on one wall is a riff on the windows in the main house. “We kept the language of design within the same family so that [the main house and the treehouse] look like they’re brothers or cousins,” Rasmussen says. “Obviously, the treehouse is the funky cousin.” And as you might expect from a treehouse, most of the materials are reclaimed and local. For example, the exterior is clad with a rough-sawn cedar from a local mill, which means it’s less processed, greener and a bit less polished, perfect for a home among the branches. 44

complete a cozy corner by the handmade front door. A side door leads to a platform above the Crystal River. “We wanted to give the owner some different options for enjoying the beauty of his property,” says designer and furniture maker David Rasmussen.


With interiors, you want to balance the “natural elements with manmade things to keep it interesting,” interior designer Robyn Scott says. “We felt we could bring in a few iconic pieces and mix styles in such a playful space.


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No trees? No problem. The team at Green Line Architects constructed “trees” that would support the structure by driving steel rods through the centers of blowndown oak logs. No heavy excavation required—though you might enlist the help of a structural engineer. Get in the zone. Before you break ground (or branches) check with your county’s zoning board. Structures under a certain square footage can sometimes be constructed without a permit, but you want to be sure that you’re building within the rules. Go natural. It’s easy to find beautiful materials that are less processed, more eco-friendly—and far more charming than their polished counterparts.

FINISHING TOUCHES For CH&L’s photo shoot, interior designer Robyn Scott of Basalt-based Robyn Scott Interiors played up the structure’s extraordinary design with art and grown-up furnishings that balance the space’s organic style. “[The treehouse] is kind of like an art piece, so we brought in other art pieces,” she says. Take the chaise, for example. Called the LC4 Chaise Lounge, it was designed by Swiss modern architect Le Corbusier and is perhaps one of the modern era’s most recognizable shapes. The same goes for the Saarinen side table from Knoll. The crowning touch comes from equine-inspired artwork—some pieces in bright, bold colors and others in black and white—from local artist Summers Moore. The final design proves that treehouses aren’t just for youngsters. “Adults need to have places that are less serious, where you can see the frivolity or folly or fantasy of life,” Novy says. “We need places that inspire creativity. That’s why places like this are so important.”

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Architect STEVE NOVY Designer and Craftsman DAVID RASMUSSEN GREEN LINE ARCHITECTS greenlinearchitects.com Designer ROBYN SCOTT ROBYN SCOTT INTERIORS rsidesigns.com For more information about the products in this home, visit ColoradoHomesMag.com/HighLife

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(opposite, left) In the main living space, interior designer Robyn Scott opted for bold rugs from the Isberian Rugs showroom in Basalt to soften the abundance of wood. Rasmussen built the green chair. The spiral ship’s ladder leads to a sleeping loft that reveals views of the Crystal River and Mount Sopris. (opposite, right) It’s easy to imagine a Hobbit peeking out from the front door, which Rasmussen built in his furniture studio. “I put windows low on the door so that the kids could see out,” he says. (right) Pull up a seat at the bar, courtesy of Rasmussen, who built the stools. Local ceramic artist Alleghany Meadows crafted the pottery. The custom-made elliptical windows pivot in the center to open.


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YEAR “As in many of our gardens,” says landscape architect Kurt Culbertson, “the more manicured landscape is contained by buildings or within walls; beyond the walls the native landscape is recreated.” Horticultural displays are limited to the immediate foreground of the home and the entry so they don’t compete with the distant views.

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A high-alpine landscape proves the staying power of well-edited design BY CHERYL MEYERS PHOTOGRAPHY BY DALE HORCHNER/DESIGN WORKSHOP

IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE CONSTRUCTION ON Red Butte Ranch was completed just three years ago. The grounds that encircle the elegant, Craftsman-style Aspen home and its surrounding buildings are peppered with large Gambel oak, stands of aspen, and lichencovered boulders that make the whole compound feel established on the land. And this was precisely the goal of the project’s lead landscape architect, Kurt Culbertson. The building’s architect initially wanted to push the house to the edge of an escarpment that overlooks nearby Red Butte and Mt. Sopris, explains Culbertson, principal at Design Workshop, a nationally recognized landscape

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(above) The pool is ideally situated to enjoy magnificent views. (left) A drystone wall defines the edge of the bluff in this garden; existing boulders were incorporated into the wall to make it feel indigenous to the space. In the foreground stands Dirt Man with Shovel II by James Croak. (opposite) An extensive art collection adds drama and beauty to the landscape.

architecture firm whose projects include Riverfront Park in Denver and the pedestrian mall in Aspen. Instead, Culbertson and his team suggested pulling the home back from the slope so the garden would become the foreground of the view, saving the existing trees and boulders and giving the yard a mature feel from the start. “Preservation of plant material is paramount—particularly the oaks, which are extremely slow-growing and difficult to transplant,” he says. This idea of working with what already exists plays neatly into Design Workshop’s central philosophy. Namely, that landscape projects should succeed on four points: environment, economy, aesthetics and community. At Red Butte Ranch, preserving the existing landscape tempered the environmental impact (native plants support wildlife habitat and require no energy to transport and install), supported the bottom line (there were less trees to buy and earth to move), and scored visually (you feel like you’re nestled into an idyllic mountain meadow).

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As in many of our gardens, the more manicured landscape is contained by buildings or within walls; beyond the walls the native landscape is recreated. —Kurt Culbertson

(above and opposite top) One of the challenges with the design, says Culbertson, was creating a sense of order to the four buildings on the property (the main home, guest house, studio and pool pavilion). This was accomplished with a straight walkway that leads from the entry to the pool. “This provides a baseline in the landscape that gathers and organizes the various structures.” (opposite bottom) A quiet side entry provides a place for one of the many garden sculptures.

Sculpted Spaces Landscape architect Kurt Culbertson digs up his best tips for placing art in your outdoor space. START WITH ART Art should be planned as part of the landscape from the outset of the design process. “By doing this, you avoid what is sometimes referred to as ‘plop art’—the sense that art pieces are added to the landscape without any sense of their context. Consider the artist’s intent and the characteristics of the artwork to aid in designing a suitable setting for the piece.” SEE THE BIG PICTURE When adding new pieces to your collection and landscape, consider: Is the artwork appropriately scaled to the space? Do materials and colors complement the landscape? Does the form of the piece support other design objectives? MAKE A MASTER PLAN If you already own pieces or know that you’ll collect pieces over time, think ahead to how you’ll integrate them. “We find it is very useful to prepare an ‘art master plan,’ indicating the best location for existing pieces and describing the location and characteristics of pieces that would be desirable to complement and accentuate the design.”

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As for the design’s community impact, Culbertson explains it like this: Many mountain homes dominate the viewshed; that is not the case here. “One of the things that I am particularly pleased with in this project is that the residence enjoys magnificent views, but the home is almost invisible from the surrounding countryside,” he says. For plantings, Culbertson opted for a minimalist concept. The site is relatively shady because of the hill behind the home and the existing trees on the property. But where there is sun, there is a profusion of color, notably in the variety of perennial daylilies, which Culbertson chose because they are one of the longest-blooming and most reliable performers in the mountains. “You get this great punch of yellows and oranges in contrast to the [areas of] shade and filtered light elsewhere,” he explains. And in a departure from most modern landscape projects, Culbertson’s design avoids elaborate hardscaping (paving, walls, steps), incorporating instead a simple, elegant lawn. The lawn, in turn, provides the perfect setting for the owners’ robust sculpture collection, which includes works by sculptors James Croak, Tom Otterness and Jaume Plensa. When it comes to placing art in outdoor spaces, Culbertson says, it’s best to prepare an “art master plan,” which identifies where certain pieces might be placed, marking ideal locations for future installations. “The collector might then purchase artwork with a particular location in the garden in mind,” he says. Overall, the design is intentionally subdued. Traditionally, Craftsman-style homes were built as lakeside or mountain getaways with very simple landscapes, not elaborate gardens, explains Culbertson. “We’ve tried to be sensitive to that tradition rather than create a landscape that overwhelms the home.”


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Serendipity in the City A fateful real estate find changes a Denver neighborhood and architect Chris Davis’s modern life

(opposite) The entry leads to a small foyer adjacent to the living room, where a dramatic red contemporary painting is accented by a West Elm rug. “All of the artwork in the home was created by friends or myself,” Davis says. The vintage front door was salvaged from a church. (this page) Twelve-foot windows open up the living room; neutral sofas from Room & Board help the room feel uncluttered and airy.

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BY ELIZA CROSS PHOTOGRAPHY BY J CURTIS

Perhaps it was destiny. When architect Chris Davis found a dilapidated house on a narrow lot in Denver’s mixed-use Highlands neighborhood, the structure was beyond repair. Still, the principal at BOSS Architecture was intrigued by the narrow 25-by-150-foot “shotgun” lot— and the community in which it resides. “Our firm is very invested in revitalizing urban areas of Denver,” Davis says, who works with fellow architect and business partner Kevin Stephenson at the Denver-based firm. “I was immediately attracted to the Highlands neighborhood, and this block in particular.” He put an offer on the property, and at the closing something else caught his eye—realtor Brighty Bradley, who would later become his wife. It didn’t take long for Davis, Bradley and Stephenson to begin conceptualizing plans for a new home on that fateful lot. “Many of the homes on our block were built in the late 1800s,” Davis says. “I was especially inspired by one 1870s Victorian brick square house in particular, and I decided to reinterpret the design in a new way with a context appropriate for the neighborhood in scale, material, size and color.” The team conceived a streamlined, efficient floor plan that was carefully designed to maximize space. Acting as a general contractor for the project, Davis hired Mallory Construction to

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“The kitchen table is the heart of our home,” Davis says. He designed and built the piece, attaching a large slab of African mahogany to sturdy steel legs. Stainless-steel-andlacquered-MDF cabinets are fitted with touch latches to eliminate knobs, and the oven hood is embedded in the ceiling to keep lines clean.


frame the 1,800-square-foot home, which includes three bedrooms, four bathrooms, an exercise room and office in the basement, a courtyard, and a two-car garage with a rooftop deck. For the new home’s exterior, Davis had hoped to duplicate the old orange pressed brick prevalent in the neighborhood, but he couldn’t find the quantity of salvaged brick he needed. So he got creative and applied new brick with the smooth back side facing out and the textured side facing in. To modernize the façade, Davis and Stephenson fabricated and installed a blackened hot-rolled steel balcony enclosure. “It’s a very simple, classic palette,” Davis says. Inside, an open living room flows into the kitchen and dining area. Stainless steel-and-lacquered-MDF cabinetry and stainless appliances merge to create a sleek wall that provides smart prep space as well as storage. In lieu of an island, Davis handcrafted a massive table of African mahogany. “That table is the heart of our home,” he says. “We cook there, eat there and work there.” Opposite the kitchen’s work wall stands a modern staircase. “The stairway is an element in the space that acts like a sculpture,” Davis says. The custom laminated-wood stair treads cantilever out of the wall, connected by exposed steel pipe

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(above) The kitchen’s glass mosaic tile backsplash frames a long, horizontal window that brings light into the streamlined space. Bamboo was planted outside the window to provide a natural privacy screen. (left) Brick and blackened steel create a classic palette in keeping with the home’s clean, contemporary design. (opposite) Carefully placed windows capture and optimize natural daylight in the home. Davis and his wife reupholstered the classic Hans Wegner Shell Chair.


(this page) Daylight streams from a secondfloor skylight through the stairwell and down to the basement. Four wide stair risers eliminate the need for an intermediate landing on the custom steel-and-laminatedwood staircase. (opposite) A steel and glass pivot door extends the living space into the private courtyard. The hand-built wooden

bench and yellow butterfly chairs provide comfortable seating.

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W I T H L I M I T E D S PAC E “It’s critical to have outdoor living space in a home,” says architect and homeowner Chris Davis, who created a private courtyard with comfortable seating, landscaping and a water feature, all within a 15-by20-foot rectangle. Here’s how you can follow his lead. Bigger isn’t necessarily better. The outside space should be proportional to the scale of the home. “In my opinion it’s worse to have a space that’s too large than one that’s too small,” Davis says. Create a palette of plantings. “We had mature ash trees and added two young catalpa trees; I like the contrast and juxtaposition,” Davis says. Potted plants and shrubs can fill in empty hardscaped areas. Create easy access. In Davis’s home, a pivot door swings wide open, blurring the boundaries between inside and out. “The courtyard is a nice amenity to have right off of the kitchen,” the architect says. Furnishings should be comfortable and inviting. Davis built the simple wood bench to fit the space and added two classic butterfly chairs for seating. Consider adding a water feature, such as a fountain. “An element of water is important,” Davis says. “It cools the space and creates a sound that muffles the noises of urban living.”

stringers. From above, light streams down on the staircase through a skylight, filtering all the way down to the basement. Light also floods the back of the house through a large custom glass and steel pivot door that slides open, extending the living space to a private courtyard. This oasis is where Davis ends most of his days—enjoying the property he was destined, it seems, to revitalize. “The courtyard is my favorite ‘room’ in the house; my wife and I sit back there and have a glass of wine together nearly every night.”

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Family Interior decorator Ramey Caulkins knows how to mix treasured heirlooms, collected objects and new pieces to create a pretty yet livable home for her young family

BY MARY BARTHELME ABEL PHOTOGRAPHY BY EMILY MINTON REDFIELD

Mix and match

The Caulkins’s formal living room may not be the hub of the home, but its easygoing elegance keeps it from being too prim and proper. “I didn’t want a room the kids couldn’t sit in,” says interior decorator and homeowner Ramey Caulkins, who believes that a home should be filled with treasures collected over time. Accents such as the green obelisks and white étagère came from her childhood home, the floral-upholstered chairs from a friend, and vintage lucite and rattan coffee tables were found on 1stdibs.com. After spending years in storage, a rug purchased during a trip to Santa Monica also found its place in the room. “My home is a wonderful combination of my childhood, my new life in Denver and my love of beautiful things.”

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A new history

NEARLY TEN YEARS AGO, when Ramey Caulkins and her husband, Max, were newly married, a realtor friend who knew she liked to decorate showed her a home that was in the middle of a renovation. “They had run out of money, and we thought we would finish the remodel and flip it,” Caulkins says. But some zoning issues complicated that plan; at the same time, the house next door went up for sale. They decided to buy that house, scrape both and build a new home in which to raise a family. Insistent that the home shouldn’t “stick out as the new house on the block,” Caulkins and architects Scott Parker and Dean Lindsey of Denver-based Nest Architectural Design used the Colonial Revival style as a starting point. “We used many of the traditional architectural conventions and elements of the style,” says Parker, “then we played with the scale and proportion to bring it up to date.” The result is a grand home, but with a footprint that doesn’t fill the entire double lot (“a sure sign of many new homes,” Parker says), that keeps passersby guessing its age. “When others think our home is old,” says Caulkins, “I think, ‘Mission accomplished.’”

Welcome home

Traditional architectural flourishes and painted wood in the entryway speak to Caulkins’s east-coast upbringing. “I really love architectural elements; the mouldings and elegant details throughout the house were really important to me,” she says. So important, in fact, that instead of using plastic store-bought child-safety gates, Caulkin had gates built into the walls in the same style as the rest of the woodwork. “They’re so beautiful that we still have them although the kids are older.” Carpeting by Stark adds texture and softness to the stairs; a round, zebra-print rug from Gilt Groupe adds whimsy. During the holidays, the skirted table (which faces the formal living room) is replaced with the family Christmas tree.

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Eating in

Formerly the manager of hospitality sales for Ann Sacks, Caulkins knows a thing or two about tile. That expertise is apparent in the large, bright kitchen. “I knew I wanted a white kitchen, and after working in the tile and stone industry, I also knew I wanted a stone floor with radiant heat. The juxtaposition of the hard surface with the warm temperature is heaven.” Caulkins scored 5,000 square feet of the French limestone flooring tile after the shipment was rejected by Ann Sacks. Convincing the wholesaler that selling it to her at a deep discount was cheaper than sending it back, Caulkins had the whole lot shipped to Denver, where she stored it for more than two years. The installation was, in fact, worth the wait. “It looks amazing! I’ve never seen another stone this color.” Not surprisingly, the glass backsplash tiles and limestone slab countertops are also from Ann Sacks. “Limestone gets a bad rap,” Caulkins says, “but I think it’s the single greatest material for countertops. It can be repaired, buffed, cleaned and sealed. It’s very forgiving.” To add warmth, the decorator opted for wood to top the island. Inspired by the floor of a New York City restaurant, it is a slab of end-grain walnut. The formal dining room (opposite) is also a cornucopia of collected and custom pieces. “It started with the rug and evolved from there.” Rich, red grasscloth wallpaper from Schumacher covers the walls; the custom table, built by Martin Shea Millwork, can seat as many as 12. The custom chairs were painted green and upholstered with a playful Brunschwig & Fils leopard fabric.

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The gathering place

“I love this room,” says Caulkins of the spot where parents and children gather at the end of the day, located just off the kitchen. The espresso-colored walls were inspired by one of Caulkins’s favorite designers, Sister Parish, who often used very dark or black paint. A wall of French doors lets in the southern light and keeps the space feeling fresh. Again, collected furnishings and accessories give this room charm and history. The raspberry-upholstered chairs were Caulkins’ grandmother’s; the lamp a serendipitous find in New York City. Prized possessions fill the bookshelves while kids’ toys and games are stored neatly in the cabinets beneath. Soft and colorful Moroccan poufs, Caulkins’s signature accessory, replace a coffee table. Splurges include a Stark rug and the striped sofa fabric. “Young families don’t have unlimited budgets, but rugs and sofas are where you should spend some money,” Caulkins attests. “The kids are always in here and we’ve had lots of parties; you can’t see a thing.” 71


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Pretty spaces continue in the family’s bedrooms. Fouryear-old Eliza has a bedroom fit for a princess, with soft pastel walls and a charming mix of furnishings and accessories. “When you collect things over time, each piece has a story to tell,” Caulkins explains. The headboards, for example, were found on the side of the road by her mother, who then painted them. The chair is from her sister’s childhood bedroom, the lacquered mirror was her grandmother’s. And the vintage Baker dresser? “I found it in West Palm Beach and it remains exactly as I bought it.” The master suite includes a sitting room (opposite), perfect for bedtime stories and quiet moments. “I wish I used this room more,” Caulkins says. “There’s tons of light; it’s such a pretty room.” The terrarium, one of a pair picked up at an HW Home warehouse sale, provides the perfect space for orchids. A tribute to Caulkins’s love of tile, the clean, classic master bath focuses on texture rather than color. “To me, it has a classic European feel to it; it’s not traditional, but it’s timeless.” Ann Sacks tile graces the floor, tub surround and shower walls; Scalini Grigio tile adds interest to the shower floor.


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(opposite) A trellised walk is a good way to create an open transition between a garden and the surrounding landscape, according to Christopher Alexander’s A Pattern Language. (above) In the “gathering room,” the sofa and chairs are upholstered in shades of tan that recede into the room’s muted palette. “Sometimes it’s important for the furniture to be a quiet companion as opposed to the main element in the room,” says interior designer Judy Gubner. Sofa by Hancock & Moore, available at HoffMiller; chandelier by Oggetti, Charles Eisen & Associates.

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ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS often talk about “bringing the outside in” to unify a home and its surroundings. But in his 1970s design tome, A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction, architect Christopher Alexander puts it another way: “Prepare to knit the inside of the building to the outside, by treating the edge between the two as a place in its own right, and making human details there.” Alexander’s iconic book—and the mindful design it proposes—inspired one Loveland couple to build a home that honors the landscape with quiet, spacious interiors, walls given over to large-scale windows and the family’s art collection, and well-appointed entertaining areas inside and out. 75


(above) The open-concept kitchen features end-grain wood floors and granite countertops. Instead of hanging pendant lamps from the ceiling, the design team mounted hand-blown glass fixtures by Oggetti on the countertops. “The architect did some really interesting things with ceiling angles, so the lighting throughout the house was a challenge,” designer Colleen Johnson says. They recruited help from Gregg Mackell of 186 Lighting Design Group in Denver. (below) Beside the trellised path, the homeowners tend raised beds of vegetables. They worked with Loveland-based landscape architect David Beadle to design the grounds.

“We followed the book through the initial design of the home,” says Chuck Mayhugh of CRM Architects in Wellington, who has worked with the homeowners on various projects for more than 30 years. In response to Alexander’s belief that there are certain patterns in architecture and design that encourage human interaction, they structured the home in a modified “L” shape, with a guesthouse and studio on one side. This move formed an open-ended courtyard, which, according to Alexander, adds life to the structure and helps minimize the home’s grand scale. They also varied the ceiling height throughout the home to create more intimate settings for private spaces and airy, light-filled rooms for communal spaces—another Alexander tack. Inside, the focus is on the lakefront views, so much so that the home’s furnishings seem to serve as a backdrop—and that’s just what the homeowners and their

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(above) To marry the garden room’s interior with the patio just outside, the design team used the same indigenous red sandstone tiles for both. “You can sit in there during the winter and it always has that summer feel to it,” Gubner says. (below) Architect Chuck Mayhugh and the homeowners tested their design concept by first building a boathouse to see if the aesthetic would work before breaking ground for the home. The husband is a sculptor and his creations dot the landscape.

design team intended. “We were attempting to create viewing conditions where you could see through the interiors to the exterior,” says designer Judy Gubner, who collaborated closely with Mayhugh and the homeowners, with the help of her partner at Denver-based In-Site Design Group, Colleen Johnson. “Everything was designed with the views in mind.” In the main living space—which they call the “gathering room”—the design team settled on a muted palette of creams, tans and natural wood tones. They outfitted the room with a carefully edited selection of furniture that’s well proportioned so the interiors aren’t too busy. “The finished package is very monochromatic and quiet, to allow the views—and the art— to dominate the space,” Gubner says. To create inviting outdoor spaces, the homeowners worked with Loveland-based landscape architect David Beadle to erect a dry-stacked stone wall and

lengthy trellis, plant a bed of wildflowers and welltended vegetable patch, and set up comfortable, conversational seating areas. These elements also circle back to Alexander’s philosophy in A Pattern Language, where the architect suggests you “build outdoor details to finish the outdoors as fully as the indoor spaces.” The finished result is a home that melds interior and exterior living spaces, knitting inside and outside together by blurring the edge between the two. Christopher Alexander just might approve.

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Interior Designers JUDY GUBNER COLLEEN JOHNSON IN-SITE DESIGN GROUP insite-design-group.com Architect CHUCK MAYHUGH CRM ARCHITECTS (970) 222-8228 For more information about the products in this home, visit ColoradoHomesMag.com/OutsideIn

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POLO CLUB NORTH DENVER

NO. 25 DOWNING—A PERFECT 10 $788,650

DENVER

SOLD

All new, just renovated. Most sought-after large ranch patio home, lower level partially finished. Remodeled kitchen, new bathrooms, new hardwood floors, new balustrades, new carpet, new paint throughout. In a gated/ guarded neighborhood, close to Cherry Creek shops and bistros.

Tastefully renovated, overlooking the Denver Country Club golf course. Features upscale appointments of marble, granite, light maple floors, stainless steel, built-ins, tall windows, auto blinds, and two parking spaces. Easy walk to Washington Park and Cherry Creek shops.

JUDY JOHNSON 303.888.4727 | judy.johnson@devonshirehomes.com judyajohnson.com

JUDY JOHNSON 303.888.4727 | judy.johnson@devonshirehomes.com judyajohnson.com

POLO CLUB NORTH

HILLTOP

DENVER

$1,350,000

DENVER

$540,000

Minutes from Cherry Creek, this four bedroom, seven bathroom home overlooks the waterfall, stream and pond. Offering more than 7,500 square feet, it features a main-floor master, moldings, hardwood floors, high ceilings, bay windows, pool, hot tub, workout room, and four patios.

Charming three bedroom, two bathroom Tudor is located on a great block. It offers excellent curb appeal, lots of character, built-ins, arches, coved ceilings, and nice outdoor spaces. Feeds to Steck Elementary School.

MARILYN DANA 303.378.1089 | marilyn@marilyndana.com marilyndana.com

MARILYN DANA 303.378.1089 | marilyn@marilyndana.com marilyndana.com

COLORADOHOMES.COM | CB03


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COMING SOON IN COUNTRY CLUB

MOREY HILL

DENVER

DENVER

PRICE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

PRICE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

This Country Club classic has it all. The impeccably-maintained home offers three plus one bedrooms, five bathrooms, a rare three to four-car garage with shop, formal living and dining rooms, den, family room/ kitchen, plus a large at-home office. A wall of French doors and tall windows overlook the beautiful yard and patio. It is located on one of the best blocks in Country Club, and Bromwell School.

Charming “Connecticut country” home is rich with quality detailing. Features include pine and English roof tile floors, fireplace and French doors. This more than 5,000 square foot home, with four bedrooms and six bathrooms, enjoys front and back staircases, a screened porch, sunroom, master with study/sitting area, dual bathrooms, and secondfloor laundry. Enjoy the oversized wooded site of approximately 31,200 square feet.

GREEN OAKS

PREMIER VILLAGE ROAD LOCATION

GREENWOOD VILLAGE

$1,050,000

The “designer level” architectural details of this charming four bedroom, four bathroom home are immediately apparent in every room. It offers formal and informal spaces, with detailed, custom millwork, stone, hardwood, and designer carpet. The beautiful, expansive backyard has a lovely waterfall/pond and decks, great for family and social gatherings. Coupled with the neighborhood swim and tennis amenities, makes this property a real “10”.

DENVER

This sprawling country home sits on almost 2.5 landscaped acres with irrigation well. Meticulously maintained for 25 years by the same family, the six bedroom, eight bathroom home has it all. It features a gourmet kitchen with informal dining space looking out to the saltwater pool, many cozy spaces and separate nanny/guest wing. The second-floor master features spa-like amenities along with two additional suites with back-stair access.

CHRISTY OWEN 303.906.9574 | christy.owen@devonshirehomes.com christyowen.com

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$3,350,000


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BEAUVALLON—COMING SOON

UNIQUE UPTOWN PENTHOUSE

DENVER

DENVER

PRICE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

$695,000

The great central location of this penthouse makes it a “best of all worlds” property. It is just steps to art museums, bike paths, convenient local transit, and minutes to Downtown, Lodo and Cherry Creek. The open floor plan of this sleek three bedroom, three bathroom unit offers designer finishes, custom cabinetry and built-ins throughout, and incredible mountain, city and park views. Enjoy expansive balconies and two private terraces, plus much more, including great amenities.

Enjoy the open space floor plan in this very sleek, very cool penthouse. It offers a rare three bedrooms, three bathrooms, plus media area/ study and an additional bonus, four large walk-in closets. The full-length terrace has a natural gas hookup, plus expansive city and mountain views that create an amazing backdrop. This is a true “in-city” community located in the Uptown neighborhood, convenient to many 17th Avenue restaurants and Marczyk Fine Foods Market.

HILLTOP DELIGHT

MAINTENANCE-FREE LIVING

DENVER

$879,000

Enjoy great light with an abundance of windows in this charming brick traditional home. Located on one of Hilltop’s favorite blocks, this four bedroom, five bathroom home is a rare find. Additional rooms included formal living and dining, family room/kitchen, office/study, plus large play room. Lovely brick patios and a larger site are great features. The home is thoughtfully priced to reflect comparable sales, allowing for renovation of the kitchen and bathrooms. Or, choose to enjoy it as-is.

DENVER

PRICE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

Enjoy a patio home in a 24-hour gated community or a condominium in a full-service concierge building, both offering great spaces and maintenance-free lifestyles. The ranch-style patio home offers two brick terraces, hardwood floors, and pool, tennis, fitness, and clubhouse amenities. The ranch-style condominium offers two balconies with mountain views, two fireplaces, and unparalleled building amenities. Both are located within minutes to Cherry Creek, downtown, and I-25.

CHRISTY OWEN christy.owen@devonshirehomes.com | 303.906.9574 christyowen.com

COLORADOHOMES.COM | CB05


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INCREDIBLE VIEWS IN SLOAN’S LAKE DENVER

WOODLANDS GEM NEAR OPEN SPACE $560,000

CASTLE ROCK

$295,000

Fabulous three-story, south-side, half duplex is located in the Highlands area, just one-half block from Sloan’s Lake Park. It offers large, open living spaces with all the upgrades, and breathtaking views from two rooftop balconies.

Stunning Woodlands home in a peaceful cul-de-sac is next to 28 acres of open space and trails. It features an open floor plan, four bedrooms upstairs, new high-end carpet, and a beautiful redwood deck.

RYAN CONOVER 303.819.1818 | ryan.conover@coloradohomes.com ryanconover.com

RYAN CONOVER 303.819.1818 | ryan.conover@coloradohomes.com ryanconover.com

AMAZING CHERRY CREEK LOCATION

WELCOME TO 8459 HOMESTEAD ROAD

DENVER

$815,000

PARKER

$899,000

Located in a secure building, this condominium offers one-level living, hardwood floors, a gourmet kitchen, wine fridge, media area, in-suite laundry, two underground parking spaces, storage area, and views of the city and mountains. Enjoy sophisticated, maintenance-free urban living in the heart of Cherry Creek.

This home has been completely remodeled, with fabulous attention to detail. Some of the many high-end materials used include wide-plank pine floors, crown molding, wainscoting, travertine, limestone and tumbled marble. The rooms are spacious and the features many in this luxurious home.

ROBIN BUNNELL 303.880.5834 | robin.bunnell@coloradohomes.com ColoradoHomes.com/robinbunnell

LINDA BOURGEOIS, GRI, REO CERTIFIED, SFR 303.601.3090 | linda.bourgeois@coloradohomes.com coloradoshomehunter.com

CB06

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WONDERFUL VIEWS HIGHLANDS RANCH

LUXURY, COMFORT AND CLASS $560,000

LITTLETON

$1,750,000

This Mission Viejo, semi-custom home features five bedrooms, four bathrooms, approximately 4,900 square feet, and majestic views of the Front Range and downtown. It also offers a remodeled master bathroom and full basement with guest quarters.

This beautiful, European-style custom home sits on a peaceful culde-sac in Brookhaven, Littleton’s premier neighborhood adjacent to Columbine Country Club. The gorgeous details of this open floor plan blend exquisite glazes, stonework, soffits, and natural woods. Please visit www.19BrookhavenTrail.com for additional information.

NICOLE PURVIS 303.638.6398 | nicole.purvis@coloradohomes.com ColoradoHomes.com/nicolepurvis

WADE PERRY, ABR, CNE, E-PRO, GRI, SFR 303.895.9493 | Wade@WadePerryProperties.com WadePerryProperties.com

BATELEUR IN THE PRESERVE

RAINBOW RIDGE ESTATES

GREENWOOD VILLAGE

$799,000

LONGMONT

$850,000

This spacious two-story home in Bateleur features more than 5,200 square feet, five bedrooms plus loft, four bathrooms, private yard, gourmet kitchen, main-floor master, media rooms, and a finished basement. It is located in a low-maintenance community, boasting award-winning Cherry Creek schools.

This six bedroom home is in luxurious Rainbow Ridge Estates, situated across from the community park. The spacious, open floor plan includes a gourmet kitchen, loft, and three fireplaces. The finished basement features a home theatre, bar, and fireplace. The home also boasts exquisite landscaping.

PEGGY BRANNICK, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR, SRES 303.518.2401 | peggy.brannick@coloradohomes.com www.peggybrannick.com

ANN NAPIER 303.775.5234 | ann.napier@coloradohomes.com AnnNapier.com

CB07

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COLDWELL BANKER | Colorado Homes of Distinction THIS HOME HAS IT ALL GOLDEN

$1,350,000

This is an incredible opportunity to live in a custom, two-story home on an approximately one-acre lot in an exclusive gated community. Enjoy the rich finishes and amenities including six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, four fireplaces and a finished basement with theatre room and wet bar. You’ll love the gourmet kitchen with slab granite countertops and high-end appliances. There is also a four-car oversized garage and accessory building with office and bathroom.

BEAUTIFUL AND LUXURIOUS GOLDEN

$1,349,000

This stunning custom home in Applewood near Rolling Hills Country Club offers luxurious finishes and exceptional craftsmanship throughout. The gorgeous open floor plan and spectacular gourmet kitchen with unique barrel ceiling flows beautifully with the great room. Enjoy the five-star hotel mainfloor master suite with spectacular bathroom and amazing finishes. Spoil yourself in this exquisite home.

INCREDIBLE DREAM HOME GOLDEN

$1,325,000

This is a golden opportunity to live in a custom ranch dream home, on an approximately one-acre lot in an exclusive gated community. Enjoy the wonderful finishes and amenities including five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, three fireplaces, and a finished basement with theatre room and wet bar. You’ll love the carriage house upstairs, which is a very special hideaway. There is also a four-car oversized attached garage and huge accessory building with an office and bathroom.

UNBELIEVABLE PRICE GOLDEN

$1,299,000

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to live in a custom dream home on an approximately 1.5-acre premium lot in a nine-home gated community. Features include a gourmet kitchen, high-end appliances, and a great room with stone fireplace and wet bar. The main-floor master suite offers a fireplace, master bathroom, walk-in closet, and personal laundry. Additional features include a theatre room, second family room, kitchenette, two large accessory buildings, and RV parking.

TERESA D. CASTOR 303.898.3297 | teresa.castor@coloradohomes.com TeresaCastor.com

CB08

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WEST WOODS RANCH ARVADA

FABULOUS LOT AND LOCATION $625,000

GOLDEN

$625,000

Gorgeous two-story offers high-end updates and luxurious finishes. This home features a beautiful kitchen with granite, stainless steel appliances, and a large pantry, and a finished basement. The fabulous master suite boasts a large walk-in closet, and a bathroom with granite, and travertine tile.

Sitting on approximately .75 acres, this ranch offers vaulted ceilings, formal living and dining rooms, expansive windows, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, and a finished basement. The large master suite offers access to the back deck, a walk-in closet, and luxurious bathroom.

TERESA D. CASTOR 303.898.3297 | teresa.castor@coloradohomes.com TeresaCastor.com

TERESA D. CASTOR 303.898.3297 | teresa.castor@coloradohomes.com TeresaCastor.com

SODA CREEK

BEAUTIFUL GENESEE HOME

EVERGREEN

PRICE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

GOLDEN

$1,000,000

Located about 35 minutes outside Denver and roughly one hour from ski resorts, this gated estate is situated on approximately 7.88 acres. It features more than 10,000 square feet, seven bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, wine cellar, and home theater. For more information, visit meadowmountainestate.com.

This ranch-style home sits on a flat lot, offering main-floor living, with a total of five bedrooms, four full and two-half bathrooms. It features a gourmet kitchen with large windows and an island. A wine and beverage refrigerator, wine room, home theater area, sunroom and playroom complete the offering. It is situated on an approximately .71-acre lot.

ANNE J. HARDT & ERICA TOPEL 303.810.0485 | 720.261.0448 | anne.hardt@coloradohomes.com meadowmountainestate.com

ERICA TOPEL 720.261.0448 | erica.topel@comcast.net ColoradoHomes.com/ericatopel

CB09

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GENESEE MOUNTAIN ELEGANCE GOLDEN

A MUST SEE $1,499,000

FORT COLLINS

$945,000

Offering privacy, magnificent views, and approximately three wooded acres, is this more than 6,000 square foot home. Boasting award-winning design, it features four bedrooms, four fireplaces, a four-car garage, two family rooms, a tennis court, and three decks to enjoy the outdoors.

Stunning lakefront property with expansive views of the lake and Rockies boasts outstanding character, luxury, and convenience. The exquisitely designed and quality built custom home is timeless in design and detail, with high-quality finishes and efficient systems throughout.

SUELLEN PALCANIS 303.907.8325 | spalcanis@msn.com ColoradoHomes.com/suellenpalcanis

KIM CHOI 970.402.3582 | kim.choi@coloradohomes.com kimchoirealestate.com

ELEGANT CHAUTAUQUA HOME

GOLF COURSE HOME WITH VIEWS

BOULDER

$1,300,000

ERIE

$974,000

Surround yourself with nature in this brick four bedroom, three bathroom ranch home, located on a private, approximately .41-acre lot just steps away from Boulder Mountain parks. This remarkable home offers tremendous charm, with Flatiron and city views.

This stunning, energy-efficient ranch with finished walkout, positioned on the lot to maximize mountain and flatiron views, offers a thoughtfully designed home with exquisite attention to detail. It offers three bedrooms, four bathrooms, two fireplaces, oversized two-car garage, study, media and exercise rooms, tons of built-ins, a covered deck, and patio.

SANDEE SWANSON 303.358.5661 | sandee@sandee.com sandee.com

SANDEE SWANSON 303.358.5661 | sandee@sandee.com sandee.com

CB10

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COZY MOUNTAIN HOME BELLVUE

AN EQUESTRIAN RETREAT $539,000

LOVELAND

$612,000

This recently rebuilt home is approximately 2,515 square feet on just over 14 acres. It features two bedrooms, plus two additional rooms that could be bedrooms or office space. An additional building offers a one bedroom apartment and a setup for a huge shop. There is also a large landscaped pond in the park-like setting.

Remodeled with European flair, this five bedroom, three bathroom twostory home sits on approximately 2.29 acres. It offers a walkout lower level, a three-car garage plus shop, and a four-stall barn with tack room. It is a true country manor overlooking Boedecker Lake.

LOUISE CREAGER 970.217.6843 | LouiseC57@aol.com LouiseCreager.com

CHER SMITH 303.772.7478 | cher.smith@coloradohomes.com ColoradoHomes.com/chersmith

LOG HOME ON ACREAGE

VIEWS OF SPRUCE MOUNTAIN

RIDGWAY

$1,499,000

LARKSPUR

PRICE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

This custom home on approximately 40 acres offers expansive views of the San Juan and Cimarron Ranges. It features a great room with fireplace, updated kitchen and bathrooms, three bedrooms plus loft, guesthouse, barn, corrals, outbuildings, and privacy. Great for a primary or second home.

Gracious architecture displays the flare of this approximately 2,230 square foot home on about five acres. Features include four bedrooms, three bathrooms, studio/multi-purpose room, 30-foot by 70-foot garage, and a flowing floor plan that is great for entertaining. A retreat, readily accesible from Denver or Colorado Springs.

KAY ARBOUGH 303.517.8851 | kayarbough@comcast.net KayArbough.com

BRYAN DAVIS 303.619.5305 | Bryan.Davis@comcast.net TeamDavisRealtors.com

CB11

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WATERFRONT OPPORTUNITY

IMPECCABLE CRAFTSMANSHIP

LUXURIOUS GATED ESTATES

BRIGHTON

BRIGHTON

BRIGHTON

PRICE UPON REQUEST

SOLD

PRICE UPON REQUEST

Own this exquisite lakefront estate, overlooking a lake, park, fountains, bridge and Koi pond. This six bedroom, seven bathroom chateau awaits you.

This home has been perfectly designed for luxury and comfort, with a dry sauna, full gym, expansive elevated main-floor bar and much more.

Experience resort living fit for a king. This home features all the bells and whistles in the custom interior, mountain views and lush park-like landscape.

JOANNE WRIGHT 303.604.1212 | JOANNEWRIGHT.COM joanne.wright@coloradohomes.com

JOANNE WRIGHT 303.604.1212 | JOANNEWRIGHT.COM joanne.wright@coloradohomes.com

JOANNE WRIGHT 303.604.1212 | JOANNEWRIGHT.COM joanne.wright@coloradohomes.com

ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME DREAM

AWARD-WINNING MASTERPIECE

PRESTIGIOUS AND STUNNING

BRIGHTON

BRIGHTON

BRIGHTON

SOLD

PRICE UPON REQUEST

SOLD

This gated property sits on approximately two acres, with unbelievable views. It offers elegant finishes and an outbuilding for all your toys.

Absolutely gorgeous designer turnkey offers artistic faux finishes, finished workshop, bonus cave and an outdoor Jacuzzi getaway. It sits on a peaceful lot.

Country elegance and outstanding comfort hallmark this luxurious residence, tucked away with city and mountain views and private outdoor spaces.

JOANNE WRIGHT 303.604.1212 | JOANNEWRIGHT.COM joanne.wright@coloradohomes.com

JOANNE WRIGHT 303.604.1212 | JOANNEWRIGHT.COM joanne.wright@coloradohomes.com

JOANNE WRIGHT 303.604.1212 | JOANNEWRIGHT.COM joanne.wright@coloradohomes.com

PARADE OF HOMES BEAUTY

DREAMS DO COME TRUE

HOMES OF DISTINCTION

BRIGHTON

BRIGHTON

SOLD

This opulent luxury is the builder’s finest, with stunning elegance, superior upscale appointments, fruit orchard and fenced for horses.

SOLD

A magnificent home of high quality, this grand property offers a theatre area, pool table, wet bar, gym, multi-level decks and a two-story outbuilding.

JOANNE WRIGHT 303.604.1212 | JOANNEWRIGHT.COM joanne.wright@coloradohomes.com

303.604.1212 | joanne.wright@coloradohomes.com JOANNEWRIGHT.COM

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PRICE UPON REQUEST

Escape the ordinary in this premium location with expansive lake and mountain views. Four fireplaces create a cozy and warm Colorado comfort. JOANNE WRIGHT 303.604.1212 | JOANNEWRIGHT.COM joanne.wright@coloradohomes.com

JOANNE WRIGHT

CB12

BRIGHTON


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WEST-FACING VIEWS DENVER

MONTBELLO $150,000

DENVER

VERY CUTE $148,000

DENVER

$100,000

Situated in a great location off the park and near schools is this three bedroom, three bathroom home with finished basement. HUD #052-373807.

Beautiful four bedroom, three bathroom home is located near the park, ball fields, and DIA. HUD #052-352820.

Two bedroom, one bathroom home with wood floors is located near Regis University, with easy access to the mountains or downtown. HUD #052-303056.

GREAT LOCATION

LARGE LOT

WONDERFUL VIEWS

AURORA

$140,000

AURORA

$115,000

THORNTON

$123,000

This very nice three bedroom, two bathroom house sits on a peaceful cul-de-sac. HUD #052-319771.

Three bedroom, two bathroom tri-level home offers a garden-level basement, and sits on a huge lot. HUD #052-481005.

This beautiful, end-unit condo is located off the golf course, offering expansive mountain views. It features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and upgrades. HUD #052-391444.

WONDERFUL TOWNHOME

GREAT LOCATION

LAND FOR SALE

THORNTON

LAKEWOOD

$94,000

Two bedroom, two and one-half bathroom endunit townhome backs to green space, and boasts lots of natural light. HUD #052-380634.

$115,200

This two bedroom, three bathroom townhome backs to the creek and open space, with easy access to mountains and downtown. HUD #052-340075.

CASTLE ROCK

$95,000

Build your dream home in this private estate community, boasting amazing mountain views. Bank financing available to build.

CARR/PECK GROUP 303.409.6100 | hud@coloradohomes.com hudhomestore.com | hudpemco.com

CB13 | COLORADOHOMES.COM


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BACKYARD ENTERTAINING

LUXURY TOWNHOME

LAKEWOOD

DENVER

$325,000

SERENE SLOAN’S LAKE $243,900

DENVER

$350,000

This large, traditional two-story, on approximately one-third of an acre, features hardwoods, extensive remodeling, a covered patio, and office.

Professionally-decorated townhome in Pinehurst features wood floors, granite countertops, and a private patio with bonus room.

Patio home with main-floor master suite features hardwoods, private fenced patio, and a loft with stylish built-ins for an office or workout room.

BRENDA SOMMERS 720.218.6856 | Brenda@BrendaSommers.com BrendaSommers.com

BRENDA SOMMERS 720.218.6856 | Brenda@BrendaSommers.com BrendaSommers.com

BRENDA SOMMERS 720.218.6856 | Brenda@BrendaSommers.com BrendaSommers.com

CHEESMAN PARK

LIGHTHOUSE AT THE BREAKERS

HUNTINGTON ESTATES

DENVER

DENVER

DENVER

$479,500

$444,000

$379,000

Live on the park in an elegant two bedroom, two bathroom home with open floor plan and extensive updates. See virtual tour at obeo.com/572448.

Beautiful four bedroom plus study, four bathroom home is in a gated community, offering terrific design and a finished basement. Obeo.com/613772.

Contemporary five bedroom, three bathroom home offers a new exterior plus architectural integrity. See the virtual tour at Obeo.com/620452.

GLORIA HUSNEY 303.409.6115 | gloria.husney@coloradohomes.com GloriaHusney.com

GLORIA HUSNEY 303.409.6115 | gloria.husney@coloradohomes.com GloriaHusney.com

GLORIA HUSNEY 303.409.6115 | gloria.husney@coloradohomes.com GloriaHusney.com

LOWRY

WELCOME HOME

SADDLE ROCK GOLF CLUB

DENVER

$487,000

DENVER

$350,000

AURORA

$396,000

Located on a premier lot overlooking the park, this updated home features approximately 2,700 square feet, four bedrooms, and four bathrooms.

Fabulous tri-level features four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a finished basement. You will love the open floor plan and expansive kitchen.

In a stunning location on the 17th fairway, this fabulous ranch home offers two bedrooms, a study, built-ins, crown molding, and a large kitchen.

KATE PERRY 303.810.0474 | kate.perry@devonshirehomes.com ColoradoHomes.com/kateperry

TAMMIE SANDEMAN | 720.849.9202 tammie.sandeman@coloradohomes.com ColoradoHomes.com/tammie.sandeman

KATHY GRIMES 720.988.4818 | klgrimes2@comcast.net KathyGrimes.com

CB14 | COLORADOHOMES.COM


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BEST KEPT SECRET

BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME

WONDERFUL AMENITIES

DENVER

LITTLETON

LAKEWOOD

PRICE UPON REQUEST

$194,900

$255,000

Beautiful home offers three bedrooms, four bathrooms and a finished basement. The yard backs to a greenbelt. Centrally located between downtown and DTC.

Imagine your city-close mountain home on this sprawling, more than 35-acre estate, situated among the seclusion of wildlife, meadows and trees.

Remodeled three bedroom, three bathroom, tri-level has granite countertops, cherry cabinets, stainless appliances, multi-level decks, and mountain views.

ANN MEADOWS 303.478.1201 | Ann@AnnMeadows.com AnnMeadows.com

DAVE TODD 303.918.5117 | Dave@ToddREGroup.com ToddREGroup.com

NITA WASSENAAR 720.560.1319 | nitwas@comcast.net ColoradoHomes.com/nitawassenaar

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$315,000

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$390,000

Amazing townhouse has views of downtown, the mountains, and the golf course. Close to shopping, restaurants, parks, and easy access to C-470.

On approximately five acres, this cabin features four bedrooms, four bathrooms, walkout basement, oak floors, and six-foot by 12-foot rough hewn logs.

Experience outdoor living and entertaining at its best on approximately one-third acre. This home features all the bells and whistles, with million-dollar views.

LARRY & MARILYN MCFALL 303.409.6630 | larry.mcfall@coloradohomes.com mcfall2home.com

LINDA BOURGEOIS, GRI, REO CERTIFIED, SFR 303.601.3090 | linda.bourgeois@coloradohomes.com coloradoshomehunter.com

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Custom, ranch-style home on acreage is just minutes to Old Town amenities. Enjoy mountain sunsets from the deck or fish in the neighborhood lake.

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$1,950,000

WOODED CUL-DE-SAC SITE

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CASTLE PINES VILLAGE

CASTLE PINES VILLAGE

$875,000

$799,900

Old world charm emanates through this renovated stone and stucco two-story with five bedrooms, six bathrooms, approximately 7,197 square feet, and a walkout. It features exquisite updates, built-ins, a home theater and threecar garage. It sits on approximately .71 acres with views.

Contemporary two-story offers four bedrooms, five bathrooms, approximately 5,066 square feet, and a walkout. It sits on approximately .36 acres. Features include a hearth room with fireplace, gourmet kitchen with granite, private deck off the master, four fireplaces, and a threecar garage.

This four bedroom, three bathroom home features a main-floor master, expansive mountain views, attached garage, approximately 4,141 square feet, and a walkout. It also offers a gourmet kitchen, game room with wet bar, bonus room, and deck off the master. It sits on a peaceful cul-de-sac.

LOUIE LEE 303.549.6925 | llee@castlepines.com castlepines.com

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$599,000

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$698,000

Traditional home has three bedrooms, four bathrooms, approximately 3,912 square feet, and a walkout. It overlooks abundant pines and mountain views, and backs to treed open space. Features include hardwood floors, superior finishes throughout, four fireplaces, and a threecar garage. Lease option available.

Custom estate with six bedrooms, five bathrooms, and approximately 7,400 total square feet is nestled on red rock, boasting stunning views. It offers a granite kitchen, lots of windows, expansive patios, and an outdoor fire pit. Sitting on more than one acre, it is bright and sunny.

This property can have horses, and has organic farm potential. It features four bedrooms, gardens, fruit trees, water rights, barn, two-car attached garage, four-car detached garage/ workshop, and a storage loft. It boasts views of the Rocky Mountains, and sits on nearly six acres.

LOUIE LEE 303.549.6925 | llee@castlepines.com castlepines.com

LINDA GRUBER 303.886.3200 | linda@lindagruber.net 6489wingedfootct.com

LINDA GRUBER 303.886.3200 | linda@lindagruber.net longmontfarm.com

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CASTLE PINES VILLAGE

$1,790,000

LUXURY LIFESTYLE LIVING $900,000

CASTLE PINES VILLAGE

$669,900

Old world charm emanates through this mountain retreat, with three bedrooms, six bathrooms, more than 7,300 square feet, and a walkout. Features include vaulted ceilings, stone and wood beams, two fireplaces, four-car garage, and views. It sits on approximately .86 acres.

Contemporary two-story stucco estate offers four bedrooms, five bathrooms, approximately 5,472 square feet, and a walkout. Features include a main-floor master suite, custom builtins, maple cabinetry, and multiple outdoor living spaces. It is situated on an approximately .36acre homesite.

This paired patio home features three bedrooms, four bathrooms, fully-finished walkout lower level, and more than 4,099 finished square feet. Adjacent to open space, it also offers a pond and mountain views. The home is ready now.

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STEVE REDMOND 303.359.7559 | sredmond@castlepines.com castlepines.com

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CASTLE PINES VILLAGE

$1,399,000

CASTLE PINES VILLAGE

$840,000

CASTLE PINES VILLAGE

$825,000

Classic ranch home has four bedrooms, six bathrooms, approximately 5,128 square feet, and a walkout. Features include a gourmet kitchen with hearth room and island, loft area that can be used as studio or office, built-ins, and expansive decks.

Traditional two-story home includes four bedrooms, four bathrooms, approximately 3,874 square feet and a lower level. It features a main-floor study, gourmet kitchen, fireplace, and three-car garage. The lower level is ready for your personal touches. It is situated on an approximately half-acre.

This contemporary two-story home offers four bedrooms, four bathrooms, approximately 4,006 square feet, and a lower level. Backing to open space, it also features a gourmet kitchen with granite and stainless appliances, 14-foot ceilings, plantation shutters, and an oversized garage.

AUDREY WILL 303.503.0321 | audreywill@comcast.net castlepines.com

AUDREY WILL 303.503.0321 | audreywill@comcast.net castlepines.com

AUDREY WILL 303.503.0321 | audreywill@comcast.net castlepines.com Special financing by

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$1,350,000

This four bedroom mountain home offers a warm, inviting floor plan. Upgrades include log accents, hickory floors, alder cabinetry, moss rock fireplace, in-floor radiant heat, and Sub Zero appliances. Enjoy the mountain views from the outdoor patio with pond and water feature. Located minutes from the Frisco Marina and easy access to year-round activities. TIM GARRETT 720.201.3240 | coloradorockiesrealestate@gmail.com summitcountylistings.com

THREE PEAKS GOLF COMMUNITY SILVERTHORNE

$1,495,000

Stunning architecture and finishes define this single-story mountain residence. Features include four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a heated “Colorado” room opening to a gathering room. A gated courtyard entry, game room, study, gourmet kitchen, and wine room complete the home. It is located just minutes to resorts. MELISSA RICE 970.390.2120 | melissalynnrice@hotmail.com SearchSummitCounty.com

A WONDERFUL RETREAT DILLON

$879,000

Located just minutes to both Keystone and Lake Dillon is this immaculate six bedroom mountain retreat at the end of culde-sac. Features include a huge game room with kitchenette, heated, oversized two-car garage, eight-person hot tub, fire pit, lush landscaping, and views. MELISSA RICE 970.390.2120 | melissalynnrice@hotmail.com SearchSummitCounty.com

EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION AND VIEWS KEYSTONE

$2,245,000

With decks and a spa patio overlooking the 8th fairway of Keystone’s renowned River Course, this six bedroom, six full bathroom home is built green efficient and fully furnished. It is the winner of six first-place awards in design, architecture and building. MARK R. MCCREREY 970.418.1455 | markm@mccrereyfinehomes.com mccrereyfinehomes.com

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Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties lives, breathes, and sells the luxury resort lifestyle. If you would like to enjoy the Steamboat life, just call one of our Resort Real Estate Experts today. Delivering a better resort brokerage experience.

ALPINE MOUNTAIN RANCH STEAMBOAT SPRINGS

$4,600,000

Nestled in Colorado’s Yampa Valley, defined by the mountains, and open to the sky of sun and stars, sits the Alpine Mountain Ranch and Club. This premiere, private community boasts approximately 1,215 acres, dedicated open space, an approximately 900-acre wildlife preserve, blue heron rookery, elk calving area, and just 63 exceptional homesites. The incredible location borders beautiful Steamboat Springs.

ONE STEAMBOAT PLACE STEAMBOAT SPRINGS

$4,259,000

Of the western towns we know and love, Steamboat Springs is just a bit different. The parade is in the winter, with the marching band on skis. Cozy, colorful, friendly and flat out fun, Steamboat offers true “local” mountain living. One Steamboat Place, wonderfully positioned at the base of the world-class Steamboat ski area, offers the finest in Steamboat real estate and private residence club opportunities, and the ultimate amenity - being able to step out your door and onto the slopes.

HOWELSEN PLACE STEAMBOAT SPRINGS

$1,950,000

Occupying Steamboat’s most prominent downtown corner, 7th and Lincoln, this is downtown mountain living at its finest. With 42 unique residential flats in a wide variety of one, two and three bedroom floor plans, Howelsen Place offers a luxuriously comfortable and vibrantly chic lifestyle for its owners. It is sharp, sophisticated, connected, hip and local.

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SKI AREA AND TOWN VIEWS

AMAZING HOME

$3,890,000 BRECKENRIDGE

$3,199,000 BRECKENRIDGE

$1,975,000

Wake up to fabulous ski area views and sunlight This five bedroom, five and one-half bathroom home Custom home offers four bedrooms plus an office, in this four bedroom, four and one-half bathroom is nestled in the trees at the end of a cul-de-sac, four and one-half bathrooms. It features highend finishes, and is walking distance to town. boasting expansive windows facing the ski area. dream home, an easy walk to the gondola. DEBBIE STITES 970.389.8900 | debbies@breckrealestate.com BreckRealEstate.com

RICK BUNCHMAN 970.390.1619 | rickb@breckrealestate.com BreckRealEstate.com

EXPANSIVE MOUNTAIN VIEWS BRECKENRIDGE GOLF COURSE BRECKENRIDGE

$1,499,000 BRECKENRIDGE

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AMAZING VALUE

$1,399,000 BRECKENRIDGE

$575,000

Exciting Highlands Park listing has a lot bordering Impressive four bedroom, five and one-half bathroom This furnished, top-floor condominium offers hole 5 of the Jack Nickalous-designed Breckenridge home is situated on the fairway of the Breckenridge three bedrooms, three bathrooms, loft, cathedral Golf Course. It offers a great floor plan and privacy. Golf Course. Excellent rental numbers. ceilings, and views. Walk to town and ski slopes. TURK MONTEPARE 970.390.3500 | turkm@breckrealestate.com BreckRealEstate.com

MICHELE HART 970.376.7799 | mhart@colorado.net BreckRealEstate.com

HIGHLANDS AT BRECKENRIDGE INCREDIBLE LOCATION BRECKENRIDGE

$1,495,000 BRECKENRIDGE

MICHELE HART 970.376.7799 | mhart@colorado.net BreckRealEstate.com

LAKEFRONT $649,000 BRECKENRIDGE

$2,399,000

Enjoy this four bedroom retreat with amazing ski This three bedroom, two bathroom, ski-in/ski-out Fabulous five bedroom, five and one-half bathroom area views and location. Located in a prestigious condo offers sun and views. In excellent condition, it lakefront estate boasts views, stables, tennis court, neighborhood, close to town, skiing and golf. is nicely furnished. Ski almost to your front door. boathouse, trails, skeet range, and picnic area. JILL BEGLEY 970.376.7799 | jillbegley@gmail.com BreckRealEstate.com

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Coldwell Banker Devonshire 303.888.4727 judy.johnson@devonshirehomes.com judyajohnson.com

Coldwell Banker Devonshire 303.906.9574 christy.owen@devonshirehomes.com christyowen.com

Coldwell Banker Devonshire 303.810.0474 kate.perry@coloradohomes.com ColoradoHomes.com/kateperry

Coldwell Banker Evergreen 303.810.0485 anne.hardt@coloradohomes.com meadowmountainestate.com

Erica Topel

Kim Choi

Pam Collier

Louise Creager

Ann Napier

Coldwell Banker Evergreen 720.261.0448 erica.topel@comcast.net ColoradoHomes.com/ericatopel

Coldwell Banker Fort Collins 970.402.3582 kim.choi@coloradohomes.com KimChoiRealEstate.com

Coldwell Banker Fort Collins 970.215.3439 pam@pamcollier.com pamcollier.com

Coldwell Banker Fort Collins 970.217.6843 LouiseC57@aol.com LouiseCreager.com

Coldwell Banker Longmont 303.775.5234 ann.napier@coloradohomes.com AnnNapier.com

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Joanne Wright

Linda Bourgeois

Peggy Brannick

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Coldwell Banker Longmont 303.809.9628 cher.smith@coloradohomes.com ColoradoHomes.com/chersmith

Coldwell Banker North Metro 303.604.1212 Joanne.Wright@coloradohomes.com JoanneWright.com

Coldwell Banker Southeast Metro 303.601.3080 linda.bourgeois@coloradohomes.com coloradoshomehunter.com

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Coldwell Banker Southeast Metro 303.663.1880 bryan.davis@comcast.net TeamDavisRealtors.com

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Coldwell Banker West 303.898.3297 teresa.castor@coloradohomes.com TeresaCastor.com

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Steve Redmond

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Tim Garrett

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Coldwell Banker Castle Pines 303.549.6925 llee@castlepines.com castlepines.com

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Coldwell Banker Colorado Rockies 720.201.3240 coloradorockiesrealestate@gmail.com summitcountylistings.com

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Coldwell Banker Colorado Rockies 970.390.2120 melissalynnrice@hotmail.com SearchSummitCounty.com

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Buying raw land? Ask the right questions BY PATRICK SORAN

WHEN PEOPLE DECIDE TO buy raw land for the house of their dreams, one of the first questions is often, “How raw is raw?” For some, a couple of acres on the edge of town fits the bill. Others want acres upon acres of untouched wilderness miles from nowhere. “There’s ‘out there’ and there’s ‘way out there,’” says Joseph “Joey” Burns, real estate broker and owner of the Lone Eagle Land Brokerage in Montrose. Burns has had clients who insisted they wanted to be “way, way away” only to watch them start fidgeting as soon as they ventured past the last gas station in town. “Most people who buy raw land don’t want to be too far from a few restaurants and a movie theater.”

In other words, buyers might want something closer to town that has already been subdivided. Luckily, Colorado has dozens, maybe hundreds, of such developments all over the state. How much individual lots cost in those developments has a lot to do with access to the “ings,” says Burns—skiing, fishing, hunting, biking, hiking, four-wheeling or allterraining. “The closer you get to the more desirable activities, the higher the price.” Cost is also affected by the view, the level of infrastructure provided and the lay of the land itself. Warm, sunny, south-facing sites may command nearly twice the cost per acre as land on a cooler, wetter north-facing slope. Indeed,

location is everything. While 35 acres near Colorado City might run $35,000, that same acreage 25 miles outside of Steamboat Springs could cost $170,000. Place that parcel 15 minutes north of Edwards and you’re in for almost $6 million. If location is king then infrastructure is queen. No matter the land’s size, price or locale there are a number of questions to ask. Is the access road dirt, gravel or paved, and who maintains it, the county or the homeowners? Is the electricity above or below ground? Is there a water line? (Drilling can be an expensive and unpredictable proposition.) What about a sewer? (Only rarely is a sewer line provided, so a septic system is a must.) Where

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regarding the maximum and minimum size of the house, the style of design, the materials used and even the placement on the property. Is there any chance your neighbor can put a mobile home or four-story monstrosity smack dab in the middle of his lot, destroying your view? And can you store your boat and RV in the driveway? Questions, questions, questions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Before you buy,â&#x20AC;? Burns advises, â&#x20AC;&#x153;get the answers.â&#x20AC;?


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INFILL NOT EVERYONE LOOKING FOR LAND buys outside the city limits; some want to build their dream house in the heart of town. “Many people prefer the diversity and amenities of in-town living,” says William Moore, AIA, who as President of Denver-based Sprocket Design Build has guided individuals and developers through the sometimes-complicated process of buying vacant land near the city center. He shares some urban-infill caveats to keep in mind: Many great older neighborhoods have lots sized to accommodate 1,800-square-foot homes, while some homeowners may want larger dwellings. You and your architect will need to work with neighbors and city agencies to obtain any required zoning variances.

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Understand that historically-designated neighborhoods add another layer of restrictions and planning to wade through. Utilities are usually easily available, but be sure to account for the time it takes for service providers to connect them. Only seldom are upgraded electrical, gas, sewer or water required. The upside? “Buying urban land lets you not only build custom, it gives you a unique opportunity to add to the fabric of the city,” Moore says.

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From pot to plot. Whether it’s tomatoes in a balcony container or a flower garden on a median strip, urban gardening is practiced by people with limited space and unlimited creativity. A growth industry. Urban gardening has been on the rise in Denver since the 1980s, according to Abbie Harris of Denver Urban Gardens (DUG; dug.org), a nonprofit whose mission is to build and support community plots throughout Denver. “The year we started [2004], we helped build three gardens,” Harris says. “This year we’re at twenty.” Why the upswing? “Interest in urban gardening often goes up when the country is in a recession,” says Diane Stahl, owner of Urban Roots, a Denver shop that focuses on the needs of small-space gardeners. And these small plots can be mighty: A 10-by-10-foot plot can feed a family for a summer. Add to that canning, and you have food for most of the year. Research says... According to a study conducted by the Colorado School of Public Health and Urban Roots, people

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who maintain urban gardens eat more healthfully, are more active and feel a greater sense of community. (Go to urbanrootsdenver.com to see the study.) Grow locally, eat locally. In the wake of books like Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma and films like Food, Inc., many people are seeking less processed fare that is grown closer to home. Urban gardening, which fulfills both missions, is the ultimate green activity, Stahl says. Before you get dirty. You have to know your microclimate, which isn’t necessarily the same as your neighbor’s. Does your plot get sun? How’s the drainage? Are there big shade trees nearby? How close is it to asphalt and concrete? Dig into it. Soil testing is critical for any kind of gardening. Colorado State University offers a test kit—just put a square of soil in the bag and mail it to CSU for an analysis. Get yours at soiltestinglab.colostate.edu.

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Think outside the plot. Want bees or chickens? DUG has beekeeping guidelines at dug.org for home honey producers, and new chicken guidelines were piloted at a community garden at Park Hill Elementary School last fall. (If you live outside Denver, check your municipality’s laws regarding food production.) Read a little first. According to Stahl, the best books to read before starting a garden in Denver are Durable Plants for the Garden (produced by CSU, Denver Botanic Gardens and Green Industries of Colorado) and The Colorado Gardener’s Guide by John Cretti. Batter up. When you can’t unload your giant zucchinis at season’s end, do what the expert gardeners do: Invite friends over for an afternoon of zucchini whiffleball. After all, when zucchinis are over 12 inches long, they’re too watery for good eats—so bat away!

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