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It all started with a trip to the grocery store.

by Shea Homes Colorado on February 27, 2015


If it weren’t for the over-the-top King Soopers in Commerce City, Dawn and Johnathon Wilson might not have moved to Reunion last December. “We were living in Green Valley Ranch, but driving three miles over to get groceries,” says Dawn. “The Commerce City King Soopers has a great sushi bar and cheese bar. They even sell jewelry and furniture.”

On one of their shopping forays, the couple spied Reunion, with its ponds and statement-making rec center “I’m gonna live there someday,” Dawn declared to her architect dad, as she drove him around the community one day.

What really sealed the deal was the “funkiness” of the Shea SPACES model homes. “The minute we came around the corner, we were saying ‘Whoa, what are these?’ They were so us. We like clean lines with modern, open floor plans and we instantly fell in love. These are the coolest homes,” says Dawn.

The Wilson’s settled on Model 3507, crazy for modern touches like the clear garage doors, vaulted ceiling in the entry, glass gas fireplace and open design that allows for a clear view from front to back. They have lots of wall space for Dawn’s art collection, too, “and the kitchen is perfect,” she says. “There’s a giant island with a seating area where you can look right over into the living area. It’s one cohesive area. We have friends over a lot, so it’s perfect.”

Besides entertaining at home, the couple enjoys Denver’s music scene. In fact, Reunion’s location was another big selling point, as the Wilson’s often take the “straight shot into downtown” for shows at the Fillmore, Ogden, and Bluebird. This balance of rural and city suits Dawn well. She grew up in Montana and appreciates the balance of easy access to urban entertainment and quiet walks with their two dogs, a Chiweenie (Chihuahua and Dachshund) and a Papillon, who enjoy the parks, tracking the scents of the rural area’s bunnies and foxes, and other neighborhood dogs—always the perfect ice breaker.

“We have great neighbors,” says Dawn. “Everyone has a dog and stops to chat.”

Between the fellow dog lovers, modern homes, and rural/city mix, Reunion is turning out to be a very good fit for the Wilson’s. Thanks, King Soopers.

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