11 Highlands homes for sale from $350K-$1.2m

The Highlands area (Highland and West Highland) is one of the most coveted areas of central Denver. Its close proximity to Lower Highlands (LoHi) restaurants and bars like Avanti, Linger, Recess Beer Garden, and Root Down make it a fantastic area for socializing. Highlands is also extremely convenient for those who work in downtown Denver, as it is typically a 10 minute commute by car at most or a 25-35 minute walk.

View 11 Highlands homes for sale from $350K-$1.2m: https://matrix.recolorado.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?k=813434ZG04&p=DE-152893523-788

Rebecca A. Hunt, Ph.D, Senior Instructor at University of Colorado Denver and resident of Highlands, shares a bit of history of how Highlands was established:

In December of 1858, William Larimer and D.C. Collier waded the partly frozen Platte to examine the land on the west bank. They staked out Highland across from the infant communities of Denver City and Auraria. At first not many people showed an interest in Highland. In fact, land values were so low that lots owners could not give land away. In 1859, A.C. Wright tried to trade 136 lots in Highland to Jose Merival for a horse, saddle, and bridle. Merival declined because the horse was worth more than the land. Through 1859 Highland existed only on paper although hopeful developers gave the streets names like Byers, Wootton, Wing, Wallingford, and Murphy after their peers. None of those names made it onto the official North Denver maps.

On December 3, 1859, the Jefferson legislature consolidated Auraria, Denver, and Highland into the City of Denver, Auraria, and Highland. Later that month they dropped “Auraria and Highland” from the name. The area called Highland in the early plats eventually became North Denver.

The May 1864 flood wiped out parts of Denver so people began to move up the hill. The Fifteenth Street Bridge and then streetcars made North Denver accessible. In 1875 Owen Le Fevre, and other developers petitioned the Arapahoe County Commissioners to establish a village government. After annexing Potter Highlands and then Highland Park they formed the Town of Highlands which became a city in 1885. The 1889 town ordinances restricted livestock in the streets, children’s games, rude language, and the number of saloons.

Le Fevre’s artesian well provided clean drinking water and the breezes from the west provided clean air by blowing away any smog. People supported bond issues for schools, a library, and other civic improvements because those services were what a town needed. Eventually, though the town fathers found it hard to maintain city services so in 1896, the residents voted to be annexed to Denver.

Source: https://www.denverhighland.org/highland-history.html

5 things you should know before building a new house

1) Builder’s Contract

A builder contract to build a new house is designed to protect the builder. This is different from most contracts to buy an existing home as it is designed to protect the buyer.

2) Negotiations

While a builder is not typically willing to negotiate on a house that has not been built yet, they can be willing to on a spec or inventory home, especially if it has been sitting for a while.

If you find a spec home you like, find out how long it has been sitting. The longer it has been sitting, the more likely the builder is to negotiate with you.

3) Add-ons and make goods

Since the builder contract does not leave room for much negotiation, keep in mind that building a new house can come with delays. Though not guaranteed, this may be an opportunity to leverage delays to negotiate in “make-goods”.

4) Get everything in writing

If there’s one thing real estate agents learn in this business it is to get everything in writing. This avoid confusion and prevents a he said, she said situation, especially when it comes to things the builder agrees to do for you that are outside of the original contract.

5) Hire a real estate agent

The biggest reason to hire an agent is that it doesn’t cost you anything to get an expert in the industry to have an extra set of eyes on the situation.

Not only is it helpful to have an extra set of eyes beyond your own, a real estate agent is going to help you do the heavy lifting on the negotiating side. This comes in handy when you need to negotiate those make-goods. 

68 old world Denver condos from $160K-$2.7m

Exposed wood and brick, lofted ceilings, industry themes all encompass how Denver’s old world condos remind everyone of the early 1900 style, now converted into urban dwellings. There’s a condo for everyone on this list with pricing from $160K-$2.7m.

To view all 68 old world Denver condos from $160K-$2.7m, go here: https://matrix.recolorado.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?k=813434ZG04&p=DE-151718143-200

Historic Denver Mid Century Modern 3011 South Franklin Street

The Subry House in Historic Arapahoe Acres was built in 1956 and is a beautiful example of Usonian style with an exterior wood-frame grid, low-pitched roof with deep overhangs, and ribbon windows. Developer Hawkins used natural materials including Phlippino mahogany and built-ins, plus a massive double-sided redstone fireplace with a cylindrical concrete flue. The spacious backyard has two patios (one covered) and a built-in wood burning grill, which greatly enhances indoor-outdoor living.

The open floor plan features dramatic, flowing living, dining, and kitchen areas with a master bedroom suite that includes an updated modern bathroom with floor-to-ceiling tile and geometric hexagon marble floor. The unique second bedroom suite offers a sitting room, two bedrooms, and office space grouped for privacy and quiet. Two-car garage converted into rec space. Close to parks. Arapahoe Acres is a Mid Century Modern Neighborhood is on the National Register of Historic Places.

List Price: $735,000

Style: Ranch/1 Story

Year Built: 1956

Total Beds: 4

Total Baths: 2

Finished Sqft: 2,052

Acres: 0.21

View more listing details here: https://seanmitchell.colistings.com/listing/0/7846337/address/3011-South-Franklin-Street-Englewood-CO-80113

New Arapahoe Acres Mid Century Modern home for sale

The Subry House in Historic Arapahoe Acres was built in 1956 and is a beautiful example of Usonian style with an exterior wood-frame grid, low-pitched roof with deep overhangs, and ribbon windows. Developer Hawkins used natural materials including Phlippino mahogany and built-ins, plus a massive double-sided redstone fireplace with a cylindrical concrete flue. The spacious backyard has two patios (one covered) and a built-in wood burning grill, which greatly enhances indoor-outdoor living.

The open floor plan features dramatic, flowing living, dining, and kitchen areas with a master bedroom suite that includes an updated modern bathroom with floor-to-ceiling tile and geometric hexagon marble floor. The unique second bedroom suite offers a sitting room, two bedrooms, and office space grouped for privacy and quiet. Two-car garage converted into rec space. Close to parks. Arapahoe Acres is a Mid Century Modern Neighborhood is on the National Register of Historic Places.

List Price: $735,000

Style: Ranch/1 Story

Year Built: 1956

Total Beds: 4

Total Baths: 2

Finished Sqft: 2,052

Acres: 0.21

View more listing details here: https://seanmitchell.colistings.com/listing/0/7846337/address/3011-South-Franklin-Street-Englewood-CO-80113

$1.38M church converted to a house

A Complete Loft Modernization! This 1901 Victorian is located in Denver's Berkeley neighborhood & blocks from it's famed Tennyson Street makes a statement. A complete remodel from ground up, the property maintains much of the old charm w/ all new finishes & amazing design. The original exterior had mostly been kept as it was with all new upgrades.

Custom Gothic Windows & hardwood floors. Large SS Gourmet Kitchen w/ huge island & wet bar make entertaining a breeze. Huge 20 ft tall living room w/ floor to ceiling fireplace & accented & leaded glass entry w/ mahogany front doors. Huge loft upstairs can be the extended master suite or the media area. Massive five piece master bath w/ 2 person shower & freestanding tub. Everything state of the art. Large 9 ft full open doors in the dining allow for indoor/outdoor dining. 8000+ sqft. Corner Lot with 3 car detached garage or 2 Car w/ Permitted ADU. Buyer must verify all information. 1 Year Warranty.

3 things to know about a home with existing solar panels

1) Understand what type of purchase agreement the seller has made with the solar company (loan, lease, own outright)

2) Condition of the roof

3) Size of the solar system and how much energy it produces

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40 Denver Victorian style homes you'll want to check out this weekend

The Victorian style roughly coincides with the 1837-1901 reign of British queen, Queen Victoria. According to OldHouses.com some of the typical architectural elements include a steep roof, textured shingles, a partial or full width asymmetrical front porch, and an asymmetrical facade.

Take a look at these Victorian style homes in central Denver and let me know if you’d like to see any of them in person: http://bit.ly/40VictorianHomes.

7 Astonishing Central Denver Contemporary Homes on Sale Now

Here are 7 contemporary style homes on sale in central Denver I found to be incredibly lovely. Due to the dynamic of central Denver, many of these homes are in 75+ year old neighborhoods. This provides an eclectic mix of turn of the century, red brick bungalows, Victorian, and Denver square style homes. The benefit of these ares are that it gives you close proximity to some of the best restaurants, bars, and entertainment in Denver.

If you have any questions or would like to see any homes on the market you can reach me at 719-243-8434.

To take a look at all the details of these properties go here: https://matrix.recolorado.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?ID=7283538920.

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23 charming central Denver bungalows on sale for $400K-$600K

Living in central Denver can come at a premium. Some of the most affordable single family homes in Denver are bungalows due to their smaller size. Typically a bungalow is 2 bed 1 bath but can be larger if the basement is finished or there has been an addition.

Go here to view 23 charming central Denver bungalows on sale for $400K-$600K: http://bit.ly/ViewDenverBungalows

$1.15 million modern Denver new build

$1.15 million modern Denver new build

Welcome to Wilder Lane: Denver metro's only new mid-century modern inspired neighborhood. This innovative development will showcase unique Semi-Custom Homes. 16 Wilder Lane which is COMPLETING Winter 2018, is a 4 bed/4 bath home that has been meticulously designed for a maintenance-free, contemporary lifestyle! The home features an open floor plan, main floor master, indoor-outdoor living with expansive walls of glass. Professional chef's appliances that showcase the gourmet kitchen. The kitchen and bathrooms showcase quartz, stone and tile, and the open main level living has hardwood throughout. Attached 3 bay tandem garage. This lovely neighborhood is located in the exclusive Columbine Valley, and is a mile to historic downtown Littleton's shops, restaurants and light rail. Walk along the Platte River or take your golf cart to Columbine Country Club. This community feeds into the award-winning Littleton schools and highly sought-after Wilder Elementary.

More info: http://bit.ly/16WilderLn

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32 Denver Listings For Mid-Century Modern Lovers

Here are 32 Denver listings for Mid-Century Modern lovers. The prices range from $349,900 - $2.15m and vary in size. Take a look at the link below to view the current listings. If you don’t see something in a desired area or would like to see what other Mid-Century Modern homes there are in Denver give me a call, text, or email.

View Mid-Century Modern homes here: http://bit.ly/2rdFZKg.

For Sale: Denver's most iconic Mid Century Modern home - 1431 East Cornell Avenue, Englewood, Colorado

For Sale: Denver's most iconic Mid Century Modern home - 1431 East Cornell Avenue, Englewood, Colorado

To schedule a showing please call, text, or email me: 719-243-8434 | sean@colistings.com

Home details here:

Current list price: $1.2m

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3

Finished square feet: 2,512

Land size: 0.2 Acres (8,581 SqFt)

Your chance to live in Arapahoe Acres, a historical landmark neighborhood. Both house and garden are a work of art. This iconic Mid-Century Modern home sits on a prominent corner lot. There are three bedrooms upstairs and one non-conforming bedroom on the garden level as well as two-person study, entertainment room, and laundry room. The integrity of design and craftsmanship is seen in the Philippine mahogany walls and built-ins as well as cork tile floors. An open floor plan and clean lines give a sense of architectural flow and continuation. The floor-to-ceiling windows beautifully blur the line between inside and outside. The private backyard has a Japanese garden designed and executed sixty years ago by Yoshimura. In this magical landscape flows a wide waterfall surrounded by character pines and maintained by an ISA Certified Arborist. A small bridge crosses the stream to an open arbor teahouse. Deep two-car garage with seamless vertical wood panel doors. A Mid Mod purist delight!

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3 things you MUST know about a home loan

Fresh new real estate video with one of my lender business partners, Sean Boehmer- NMLS 459697. We cover 3 of the most common questions around lending - closing costs, refinancing, and interest rates. Great for anyone in America who either owns a home and looking to refinance or considering buying a home and wants to understand how interest rates and closing costs will impact you.


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One of Denver's best Mid-mod homes on the market right now!

One of Denver's best Mid-mod homes on the market right now!

The mid century modern you've been waiting for, classic mid mod features completely updated. New kitchen with Bosch appliances, Fisher and Paykel fridge and huge island with carrara marble counters plus waterfall and backsplash. The kitchen opens up to the living room with floor to ceiling windows and clear story above the cabinets. Well equipped basement is all decked out with a full bar, 70" TV and B&W speakers also included as well as two wine fridges with capacity over 100 bottles. All three bathrooms have matching modern tile and floating vanities with carrarra marble counters and shower pans. Master suite boasts a five piece bath with double vanities and a steam shower. Three large functional fireplaces one in the living room, family room and outside adjacent to the patio pergola and hot tub. Two years worth of firewood included in the sale. Large private lot fully fenced and pet friendly. Over $300K worth of improvements tastefully spent towards designer upgrades.

Learn more about the property here: http://bit.ly/2q8tYFq.