Featured Home of the Week! The Shanahan – 6600 Secretariat Drive, in Niwot $761,497 This spacious home offers 2,866 finished square feet of living space, 1,347 unfinished square feet in the basement, and a three car tandem garage. Featuring outstanding finishes such as ~ Gourmet Kitchen: – Whirlpool Stainless Steel, Five Burner Gas Cooktop – Whirlpool Stainless Steel Wall, Oven and Microwave Combo – Whirlpool Stainless Steel Canopy, or Downdraft Hood – Whirlpool Stainless Steel, Energy Star Dishwasher • Timberlake Maple Cabinets with 42” Wall Cabinets and Crown Moulding • Slab Granite Countertops with 4” Granite Back Splash • 2 ¼” Red Oak Hardwood Flooring in Kitchen, Entry and Powder Bath • 6” x 6” Ceramic Bath Counter Tops and Wall Tile in Master • 12” x 12” Ceramic Tile Flooring in Bathrooms, Laundry and Garage Entry • Front & Rear Yard Landscaping This beautiful four bedroom, three and a half bath home can be yours today! Just in time for the kids to start school in the award-winning Niwot school district. Don’t miss this unique opportunity! For more information, contact Cindie Reddington or Joan Heller at 303-665-8200 or email Cindie@CopperWest.net or Joan@CopperWest.net.Pin It
Only One Home Remains!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 family. The formal areas of the home complement the gourmet kitchens and are ideal for entertaining guests. Priced at $661,783. 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. Pin It
McStain 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.” Pin It
Are 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 websitesZillow 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 2018according 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.Pin It
McStain Neighborhoods has received a number of accolades over the last few months for our homes in Curtis Park. These three single-family homes are built with the Italinate style that is consistent with the surrounding properties dating back to the 1800’s. With all-brick exteriors, second floor balconies and detailed cornice trim, these green built homes bring a once vacant lot to life and contribute to the authentic urban feel of Curtis Park. Of the awards received, the most recent came from Mayor Michael Hancock, at the annual Mayor’s Design Awards that took place on November 6th, which honors excellence in architecture, design and place-making. Here McStain won for the category “It Just Fit’s”. Winning projects were selected for their contribution to the public realm through innovative design, and range from renovation of historic single-family homes to new, multi-use commercial projects. These Curtis Park homes were also recognized last September as the winner of the “Best Urban Infill Home”, by the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver. These homes have also been entered under this same category for the National Sales and Marketing Association Awards; winners will be announced on February 4, 2014. While all of the homes at Curtis Park are currently sold, our next phase of new homes will be available in January of 2014. For more information or to join our interest list, email Sales@mcstain.com.Pin It
McStain Neighborhoods has recently purchased new home sites in Boulder County! Homes will be ready for sale within the next six months in the following communities: Night Sky at Indian Peaks – Our Classic Collection of homes will grace three expansive lots in one of Indian Peaks most established neighborhoods, surrounded by trails, parks and open space. With close proximity to the 18-hole Hale Irwin signature golf course and clubhouse, these homes will sell quickly! Triple Crown Meadows – This established neighborhood in Niwot, will feature nine unique homes on spacious half-acre lots. The newly designed Classic Collection will include a number of new architectural design elements and boast a fresh exterior look in keeping with the character of the neighborhood. This community is ideal for families with high school children, and offers easy access to Boulder and surrounding areas. For more about these unique opportunities, contact our sales representatives below: Cindie Reddington phone: 303-665-8200 email: Cindie@Copperwest.net Joan Heller phone: 303-665-8200 email: Joan@Copperwest.netPin It
At McStain Neighborhoods, we believe sustainability is about more than just conserving energy – that’s why we build safe, comfortable, enduring homes and communities that create a sense of place, while having a minimal impact on the environment. In keeping with our mission to “Build a Better World”, we’ve been guided by these principles for nearly fifty years, and now we’ve upped the ante by expanding our collection of sustainability features for our homeowners…that’s the advantage of McSTAINability. McStainability is more than just a catchy name; it incorporates six components that enhance the homeowner experience – that’s good for your family and saves you money! These core elements impact all aspects of homeownership and offer benefits for years to come. Here is what you can expect through our McSTAINability commitment:
- Durability – We only use materials that are engineered to last for generations. Materials such as engineered wood products resist strain and weathering, while 2 x 6 wall construction enhances insulation and strength.
- Innovation – As Colorado’s leading, private Energy Star® builder, we know it’s our responsibility to push the innovation frontier a little further with every house we build. That’s why we’ve incorporated cutting edge sustainable technologies into our home design. Options such as Apple-based home automation to digitally control and monitor household energy usage or DOW Powerhouse solar shingles to convert sunlight into usable electricity are just a few examples of our technology-driven focus.
- Energy – Houses can use a lot of energy, which harms the environment and depletes critical energy sources. McStain homes save their owners more than 30% on utility bills through such features as Energy-saving Lighting and Appliances, Tankless Water Heaters and High Efficiency HVAC Systems to reduce energy consumption.
- Conservation – Development tends to change the natural landscape in many communities, but at McStain Neighborhoods we are focused on protecting the inherent characteristics of the land. We act as stewards to the environment by incorporating Xeriscaping to reduce the need for irrigation and planting of native grasses adapted to the local environment.
- Safety – Poor construction can present physical dangers and toxic materials can jeopardize your family’s health. Feel at ease knowing that we incorporate best practices when building your home and feature reliable materials to keep you safe for years to come. These include Low VOC paints to keep household air clean, whole house ventilation systems to flush out toxins, and sealed combustion equipment to prevent leaks.
- Comfort – Even the most energy-efficient home isn’t sustainable, if its owners are not feeling relaxed and comfortable. That’s why we take our owners’ wellbeing seriously, insisting on features that will put you at ease. Vented kitchen hoods keep the air smelling fresh, insulation applied in key areas keeps air temperature constant, and Low E windows reduce unwanted heat gain.
Perry and his wife were very familiar with Boulder County, having lived there since 1998. They enjoy the open space and mountain vistas found there, so when it came time to down-size to a smaller home, they were determined to stay in the area. That day came in January of 2013. Perry had always liked the Indian Peaks South neighborhood and was amused by the sign that boasts “Unlimited Options – Almost”, and wanted to explore the possibilities. His expectations weren’t that high based on his previous experience with other builders. He had built a few new construction homes in the past, and found that most builders were really not that flexible when it came to customization. To his surprise, the team at McStain was more than accommodating and even made suggestions on how to modify the home to fit his needs. “Cindie the sales manager was more than helpful when it came time to personalizing our home. She even suggested that we expand the 3- car garage to accommodate our vehicles. In addition to the garage expansion, we also modified the front porch and mud room, plus we eliminated the fireplace and added some cabinetry”, states Perry. In addition to the professional service they received from the sales staff, Perry was also impressed with the construction team. “Pat Murphy the construction manager runs an incredible operation. He kept me up to date on the progress of my home and the construction project ran like clockwork. I had the best homebuilding experience ever, and feel confident about recommending my friends and family to McStain Neighborhoods in the future”, concludes Perry.Pin It
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.Pin It
Last fall we unveiled the new Bungalow Collection at Indian Peaks South. As we released the first phase of this collection, we had anticipated a positive response from future homebuyers and Realtors alike. However, the popularity of these plans has been overwhelming, and we have sold all but one home from the first phase of this collection! If you missed out, there’s good news…a second release of these homes is slated for mid-January! Join our list, to be one of the first to learn about new pricing and available lots in our next phase of construction. Simply sign up by emailing Cindie Reddington at Cindie@copperwest.net or Joan Heller at Joan@coppperwest.net. Don’t miss out on your next opportunity to buy a new Bungalow home at Indian Peaks South! For more information on Indian Peaks South, check out Mark Samuelson’s Real Estate article on this amazing community!Pin It