Denver New Homes

McStain Neighborhoods to showcase two homes in the upcoming Denver Parade of Homes.

Posted by McStainAdmin on June 19, 2014  /  in What's New  /  No Comments

Year after year, McStain continues to build the best homes and neighborhoods in Boulder County, and this year’s models are no exception. Located in the gorgeous award-winning neighborhood of Indian Peaks South, this master planned, golf course community offers a close and easy commute into the City of Boulder and the surrounding northwest business corridors.

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The Ironwood is an elegant, two-story home that not only entices your senses through design, but showcases the latest in solar efficiency and home automation. This 2,403 finished square foot home includes a generous dining space complemented by a gourmet kitchen that’s perfect for entertaining. Escape from it all and enjoy the private master suite adjacent to the upper exterior deck.

2816 Shadow Lake Road
$672,451

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In keeping with our desire to build the best in Boulder County, the 1,547 finished square foot Wash Park sets a new standard for innovative design. This two-story home is welcoming and connects the living and dining areas for gatherings. The gourmet kitchen boasts a grand island that serves as the focal point for entertaining. At the end of the day, relax in the main level master retreat. Two additional bedrooms grace the upper level, providing a re­prieve for children and guests.

­501 Hoyt Lane
$396,337

Denver Parade of Homes
August 7 – September 1

For more information visit our sales office at 2816 Shadow Lake Road, Lafayette, CO 80026, or call 303-665-8200.  Cindie@Copperwest.net or Joan@Copperwest.net

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Curtis Park Corner Featured in Inside Real Estate News

Posted by McStainAdmin on April 01, 2014  /  in News, What's New  /  No Comments

5145-B-entry-3072McStain Neighborhoods recently broke ground on four single family homes in Denver’s Curtis Park neighborhood.

Curtis Park Corner is at 31st and Arapahoe streets, opposite Mestizo-Curtis Park.

The homes, with just over 2,000 square feet each, will be priced from $575,000 to $590,000.

The homes, scheduled to open this fall, will have three bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths, and unfinished basements.

Curtis Park Corner is McStain’s third urban infill development in the historic Curtis Park neighborhood.

The builder’s first two projects were sold out before completion and won numerous awards, including the Mayor’s 2013 Design Award for a historically sensitive infill development and in February of 2014, a silver award for Best Architectural Design from the National Association of Home Builders.

The new homes at Curtis Park Corner will offer open floor plans, balconies with mountain or park views and fully landscaped yards. They also will have front porches, wood floors on the main level and staircase and energy efficient construction with solar capabilities. Each home also offers quartz countertops in the gourmet kitchen.

Curtis Park Corner is the first phase of the redevelopment of the Enterprise Block, a full city block that includes the Landmark Epworth Church, a Neoclassical architectural gem recently purchased by St. Charles Town Co. for mixed use redevelopment and the Enterprise center, which will be developed into either residential or commercial use during the coming years.

McStain is the first builder to break ground in the new community, which is near light rail and numerous restaurants,.

Curtis Park Corner is being listed by Stacy Neir and John Hayden at Kentwood City Properties.

“I am really excited about it,” said Hayden, a longtime resident of the area.

“This is going to be the beginning of the development of an entire city block, which I think will be really positive for the entire neighborhood,” he said.

Hayden said McStain worked hard to make sure the homes in Curtis Park will look like they belong in the historic neighborhood.

“I think McStain have done a beautiful job with the design to really make them fit in with the historical structures in the neighborhood,” Hayden said.

“They have spent many, many months on this,” he added. “We started working with them last fall on it. They didn’t have to because it’s not officially on a landmark site. McStain spent so much time to make the homes fit in because they felt it was the right thing to do.”

While there was a time when many buyers were skittish about spending north of $500,000 on a home in the Curtis Park area, Hayden said it can now hold its own against any of the trendy neighborhoods near downtown.

“This site, specifically, really benefits from being across from Curtis Park, which is the oldest park in Denver and will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2018,” he said.

“You will be able to walk out your front door and walk to all of the cool restaurants in the area like the Populist and Hutch and Spoon, which are some of the best new restaurants in Denver,” Hayden continued.

“You are also very close to the whole art seen in the RiNo district and you will be a couple of blocks from a light rail station, where in a couple of years you will be able to catch a train to DIA,” he said.

“The fact is, you will have the best transit access in any neighborhood the city, other than maybe Union Station, and this is an actual neighborhood, if you know what I mean. It also is full of bike paths giving you quick access to downtown and is a very walkable neighborhood.”

People also are being drawn to Curtis Park because of its economic and cultural diversity, he said.

“I think its diversity is one of its greatest strengths,” Hayden said.

“This is an area where a young entrepreneur can open a cool new restaurant and afford to live here,” he said. “Waiters and bartenders can also afford to live here, as well as people working in the nearby nonprofits. Unlike some other neighborhoods, where working people have been priced out, I think Curtis Park will continue to offer a wide variety of housing options for people of all incomes.”

Given the shortage of homes, especially in Denver neighborhoods, he expects Curtis Park Corner to sell quickly.

“Some people have already shown interest in buying homes there and it really isn’t even out of the ground yet,” Hayden said.

He said the only regret is that they only have four homes to sell.

“If we could buy more land, we would build more homes,” Hayden said. “Land is in very short supply in this part of the city.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Only One Home Remains at The Night Sky at Indian Peaks

Posted by McStainAdmin on March 19, 2014  /  in What's New  /  No Comments

Don’t miss this last chance opportunity to live in a new home within the established neighborhood of Indian Peaks, surrounded by trails, parks and open space, with close proximity to the pool, and the 18-hole Hale Irwin signature golf course and clubhouse.

2149 NIGHT SKY LANE – The Shanahan Plan sets the standard for elegance in design, and provides a seamless balance between style and function. This home offers a front-loaded garage situated on a large lot and includes upgrades typically found in more expensive homes. This spacious plan maximizes livability by offering 2,940 square feet with 4 bedrooms, study, 3.5 baths, 3 car tandem garage, covered rear patio, enlarged full basement with 10’ walls (1,347 unfinished square feet), perfect for a growing family6750-elev-A-3200-NSL. The formal areas of the home complement the gourmet kitchens and are ideal for entertaining guests. Priced at $617,175

For more information, please contact the Neighborhood Consultants:
Cindie Reddington: 303-665-8200 or email Cindie@Copperwest.net

Joan Heller phone: 303-665-8200 or email Joan@Copperwest.net

Visit our model home located at 2816 Shadow Lake Road, Lafayette, CO 80026.
Office Hours: Sunday: noon-5pm, Monday: 1-5pm, Tuesday-Saturday: 10am -5pm

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Now is the time to buy a new home from McStain Neighborhoods!

Posted by McStainAdmin on February 20, 2014  /  in What's New  /  No Comments

Feature_HomeownersAre you waiting to decide whether it’s time to buy a new home? The spring home buying season may be in full swing sooner than you think.  The weather is not stopping buyers from searching online as noted by real estate websites Zillow and Truila who saw a 25% increase in traffic in December.   With the threat of increasing interest rates and the diminishing supply of homes on the market, buyers are actively looking and ready to buy now.  McStain Neighborhoods presents a unique buying opportunity for those seeking a new home in an established neighborhood.

Home prices are affordable today but prices are projected to appreciate by over 25% from now to 2018 according to the Keeping Current Matters website.   You will find a home that fits your budget and your lifestyle at any of our McStain communities.  Our collection of innovatively designed homes range in size from 2-bedrooms to 5-bedrooms and in many locations are surrounded by trails, parks or open space.

With inventory declining finding the home of your dreams has become more difficult. Many purchasers are surprised that there is no longer a large supply of houses to choose from.  McStain Neighborhoods sets the new standard in the market place today, with diverse architectural design and benefits of “McStainability” including energy, safety, comfort, conservation, durability and innovation.   We offer a variety of new homes to choose from and new home lot releases are happening monthly.  We are prepared to continue to build eco-friendly homes and meet the demands of our buyers.

Buying a McStain Neighborhoods home now could help you save a lot of money in the future.  With interest rates projected to rise to 5% by the end of 2014 according to The Mortgage Bankers Association, the National Association of Realtors, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, buying today ensures you the best possible rate on your new home.  You’ll be able to sit back and relax knowing that you made the right decision at the right time.  At McStain Neighborhoods, we have a passion to give you the best home buying experience and want you to enjoy your new McStain home for years to come. Contact Sales@McStain.com for more information.

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Meet EnergyLogic, McStain’s Trade Partner of the Month

Posted by McStainAdmin on April 25, 2013  /  in News  /  No Comments

Over the years, we at McStain Neighborhoods have worked with many exceptional trade partners, and EnergyLogic is certainly one of those partnerships we continue to value. From the very beginning, this relationship shaped McStain’s passion for using green building materials that were both cost and energy effective, and safe for the environment as well as our homeowners.

It all started in the early 1990’s, when Robby Schwarz, currently a Principle of EnergyLogic and Director of Builder Relations, was an employee of McStain. He was working on McStain’s Eco House, a project designed to analyze the multitude of new green building materials that were new to the market at that time and figure out which ones were applicable to the production building environment.  Robby gained an understanding and interest in applied building science and systems thinking, which is an approach toward building homes that looks for the synergies created through the interactions of all the parts of the house.  This creates a home that truly performs and meets the core values that people have for their homes that are most often not spoken of during the sales processes;  comfort, durability, safety, efficiency, and sustainability.

From what he learned at McStain, Robby sought out additional training and started a home energy rating business in 1994.  McStain Neighborhoods was one of his first customers and quickly adopted a new philosophy of building that was on the cutting edge of technology and building science and in perfect alignment with their environmental and community values.

Over time Robby merged his business, BuiltWright, with his partner’s business, EnergySmiths, and in 2006 they created EnergyLogic.  EnergyLogic specializes in utilizing the simulating performance for energy code compliance.   This is a process that utilizes building science and the interactions created through systems thinking to offer tremendous flexibility to a builder in how they want to design and build their homes in order to not only meet the intent of the Energy Code but also meet the expectations of modern home buyers and programs like Energy Star.

Robby and EnergyLogic were integral in helping McStain become a successful Energy Star partner, and as a result, McStain continues to build high performance Energy Star homes that meet the rigorous guidelines of the program.  His company has grown progressively throughout the years, but he always remembers the principles that have driven his business. “Our vision is a future in which all homes have the least possible impact on the Earth, which is linked with McStains’ mission and makes our partnership so unique”, states Robby. “I’m very grateful for the relationship we have with McStain. Not only did they spark the initial interest to help me grow professionally, but they continue to build eco-friendly, sustainable homes that are aligned with EnergyLogic’s values”.

“We are pleased to have a long-standing relationship with Robby and the EnergyLogic team. Energy efficiency and sustainability is important to both of us and is part of our company cultures.  We appreciate Robby taking us down this path to help make McStain what it is today. This is a vital piece of what sets us apart from other production homebuilders”, concludes David Ware, CEO and president of McStain Neighborhoods.

To learn more about Energy Logic call 970-532-3220 or visit their website at http://www.nrglogic.com for more information.

 

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Meet the newest member of the McStain team, Shawn Weiman – Construction Operations Manager

Posted by McStainAdmin on March 19, 2013  /  in News  /  No Comments

DSC00002 (2)As a third generation Colorado native, Shawn grew up working in the remodeling business, helping his father with rental properties and fix and flip projects.  Here is where Shawn began an interest in drafting home designs.  While he had a knack for architecture, his passion was redirected toward managing the construction processes of the homebuilding business.

After graduating from CU in 1992, he decided to pursue his goals and went to work for McStain Neighborhoods.  As a superintendent and warranty rep, Shawn was highly involved with the “back-end” of the construction process for several new home communities.  He was even involved in the construction of the first model home at Indian Peaks, prior to leaving the company in 1994.

Over the course of the next eleven years, Shawn enjoyed working for Melody Homes, another private builder in the Denver metro area.  He was quickly promoted to Pre-Construction Manager, where he oversaw plan approvals and permitting, as well as managed the architectural design process for various consultants to the company.

Shawn decided to leave in 2005 to pursue a different opportunity with Standard Pacific Homes, a new public builder to the Denver market.  His responsibilities shifted slightly from what he had been doing in the past, and he found himself working in the Purchasing Department.  After working there for a number of years, he had decided to return to school to achieve his Master’s degree in Marketing.  His long-term desire was to understand consumer demographics to better develop housing products for the way people really live.

Then in late 2012, Shawn knew it was time for a change.  He wanted to work closer to home, but was also looking for a private builder where he could have an opportunity to become involved in strategically addressing the needs of today’s homebuyers.  He decided to reach out to the company where it all began…McStain Neighborhoods.  Today, Shawn is the Construction Operations Manager, where he manages the design and construction processes.  “I couldn’t be happier to be back at McStain.  They operate in a niche where a typical production builder can’t compete.  They constantly exceed their buyer’s expectations, and their company culture is second to none,” states Shawn.

“We are thrilled to have Shawn as part of the McStain team again,” adds David Ware, CEO and president of McStain Neighborhoods.  “His design and construction expertise elevates our company to a higher level, so that we can provide a better home buying experience to our customers.”

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Introducing Guy’s Floor Service, McStain’s Trade Partner of the Month.

Posted by McStainAdmin on February 12, 2013  /  in News  /  No Comments

showroom 3At McStain Neighborhoods, we are proud to have established trade partnerships with some of the best companies in our industry. One such business is Guy’s Floor Service, in Denver, Colorado. For over a decade, we have partnered with them to build some of the most beautiful homes in our company’s history.  They are a like-minded, local, family-owned business that prides themselves on quality workmanship and supreme service.

The team at Guy’s Floor Service has always been known for their dedication to their customers during its 70 plus years of business. This business stems through three generations and has more than 200 employees currently working in Denver and Colorado Springs. While their name conveys their flooring services, their business has evolved into a finishing company for hard surfaces.  They provide and install a variety of products from granite countertops, to tile tub surround and much more; some of which can be seen in their extensive showroom.

Over the years, McStain’s relationship with Guy’s Floor Service has continued to grow. Even during a challenging housing market, it was comforting to know that they were still offering the same level of service and quality with their products.  “We are thrilled to have Guy’s Floor Service as part of our team. We always know that our buyers are in good hands and will have a great experience throughout the entire process,” said David Ware, CEO and president of McStain Neighborhoods.

The confidence of this partnership is mutual from to their perspective as well.  Ed Routzon, owner of Guy’s Floor Service says it best in his own words: “It has been a pleasure working with a company with such a high level of integrity. Over the last 15 years, McStain has always exhibited superior quality and a devotion to customer satisfaction.  Guy’s Floor Service is proud to be part of their team.”

McStain looks forward to their continued partnership with Guy’s Floor Service and providing fabulous home interiors to come.  To learn more about Guy’s Floor Service, call 303-371-8900 or visit www.GuysFloor.com for more information.

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McStain Neighborhoods Continues their Partnership with Children’s Hospital Colorado to “Share the Love” during the month of February.

Posted by McStainAdmin on February 01, 2013  /  in News  /  No Comments

Our desire to help the families of Children’s Hospital Colorado continues this month with our “Share the Love” promotion and with a simple click of your mouse – you can participate too! During the month of February, McStain Neighborhoods is donating $5.00 to Children’s Hospital Colorado for each person that “Likes” us on Facebook and becomes a fan from February 1st through February 28th, 2013. Additionally, if we receive a like on Valentine’s Day we’ll double the donation to $10.00! “Children’s Hospital Colorado is a wonderful non-profit organization that benefits children, and we are proud to continue our partnership with such a worthy cause within our community,” states David Ware, CEO and president of McStain Neighborhoods.

Founded in 1908 in Denver, Children’s Hospital Colorado set out to be a leader in providing the best healthcare outcomes for children. That calling has consistently made them one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the nation and a place parents across the Rocky Mountain region have come to trust. Their modern-day mission is to improve the health of children through the provision of high-quality coordinated programs of patient care, education, research and advocacy. For more information on Children’s Hospital Colorado, visit http://www.childrenscolorado.org/

To participate, simply click on our Facebook page – McStain Neighborhoods, to help us make a difference in the lives of children, through Children’s Hospital Colorado.

 

 

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Only One Home Remains at Curtis Park

Posted by McStainAdmin on January 25, 2013  /  in News  /  No Comments

If you’re looking for a home in Curtis Park, time is running out! Only one home remains from this unique collection that offers Italiante Architecture with full brick wrap exterior, a gourmet kitchen and much more.

Don’t delay and miss your chance for this amazing opportunity! For more information  contact Stacy Neir at 720-280-3005, email stacy@neirteam.com, and John Hayden at 303-237-3994, email haydenpryor@msn.com.

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Meet David Ware, President and CEO of McStain Neighborhoods

Posted by McStainAdmin on December 21, 2012  /  in News  /  No Comments

Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, David had lived most of his life in the southeastern part of the country. There he met his wife, while she attended Vanderbilt University for nursing. David himself had a degree in Civil Engineering from Clemson University, and was working with an environmental company.  Then in 1999, they decided to head west to Denver.

David’s Father-in-law was a land developer in Denver and helped him get his first job in construction; an assistant superintendent position with a large national builder.  It didn’t take David long to realize  that this company wasn’t a good fit, and sought another option with a local builder named McStain Neighborhoods, who was hiring.  He was interview by Pat Murphy and hired on the spot, as a construction manager at Indian Peaks.

From that point forward, David’s career path took a number of leaps and bounds, as he worked his way up the ladder at McStain. For many years, he had worked on the construction sites, providing management and technical coordination for various trades and development teams at Lowry and Stapleton.  In 2004, he was promoted as the Construction Administrative Manager and moved to the corporate office to work on the Belmar and Platt Park projects. Being the liaison between planning, architecture, sales, and design, David had a unique understanding of this process and became the construction interface for these teams over the next two years.

In 2006, David was presented with an opportunity to become the president and CEO of a start-up homebuilding company. It was a difficult decision to leave McStain, but David had always aspired to become a president and CEO, and now was his opportunity to lead a homebuilding company. There he wore every hat in the company and worked in all facets of construction. He worked diligently to get the housing project off the ground, but in late 2007, the housing market turned for the worst and the project disbanded.  But, the story doesn’t end there… as a result of preserving his close relationships at McStain, David was welcomed back into the McStain family.

Soon after being rehired, David had become a Senior Project Manager and worked closely with senior management. The skills sets he would acquire during this period would prove to be invaluable and have a great impact during the transition of McStain Neighborhoods. Over the next three years, David was instrumental in working through agreements with homeowners, bankers and vendors; while restoring the construction process within the company. His hard work and dedication paid off, as David became the president and CEO of the MC3 partnership and McStain Neighborhoods in April of 2010.

Since then, David has continued to build the vision of McStain Neighborhoods through his leadership. “David is what I would call the ideal team leader. It’s that rare ability to bring in the diverse skill sets necessary to build a great neighborhood, while leading and empowering a team to keep that fine balance of creating long term value for our customer and staying true to the mission of ‘building a better world’,” states Tom Hoyt, founder of McStain Neighborhoods.

Today, you can see David’s involvement in every aspect of McStain, even though his life is much more than just business.  In the evenings or on weekends, you can find him attending a dance recital for one of his two daughters, or defending his semi-professional titles on the tennis court.  “Maintaining a good balance between work and your personal life is the key to success.  I am grateful to work for a company that holds those same beliefs and thankful to be part of their on-going success and come-back story,” concludes David.

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