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Trading SPACES: New homes in Colorado

by Shea Homes Colorado on June 16, 2015


Maybe it’s time to upgrade your living situation. With a little more space for growing kiddos. Or less space to clean, now that you’re traveling more. Or maybe just better designed space, tailored to big dinner parties or working at home.

Enter SPACES, Shea’s line of freshly rethought homes available at Reunion. And selling at a rather brisk pace, too. Contemporary exteriors, clean lines, stylish interior finishes, and flexible floor plans are all grabbing the attention of today’s Reunion buyers, say the Shea sales team of Mac Orlady and Travis McCarthy. (These two are among the staff members you’ll meet when touring Shea model homes.)


About the 3507 plan, whose newest model opens this month, Mac says, “people like this floor plan because it offers a main floor study space and an upstairs loft—both included in the base price.” Thoughtfully, the study is separated from the living areas, so getting work done with your family at home can become a reality. Mac also notes that growing families appreciate the flexibility in bedroom count. With 2,090 square feet, the plan can be tweaked to give you three, four, or five bedrooms.

The other model, 3554, which also has a newly-updated version, measures a cozier 1,736 square feet, but still offers a spacious master bedroom and bathroom, along with two to three secondary bedrooms. Travis points out that buyers love the “open floor plan where everything connects from the front door to the great room, kitchen and dining area.” This is an ideal layout for fun dinner parties, as well as keeping a young family connected despite their varying activities—whether cooking, playing video games, or doing homework. Plus, the open plan provides a long, artful sightline to entering guests.


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BackCountry, then and now.

by Shea Homes Colorado on April 24, 2015


Hard to believe, but it’s already been eight years since BackCountry’s grand opening.  Back in 2007, Shea Homes’ master plan was inspired by the magnificent views and commitment to conservation of the adjacent wilderness area.  The concept was to build a community that preserved thousands of acres of natural beauty, encouraged an active lifestyle, and nurtured a deep sense of community.  As residents eagerly tell anyone who will listen, mission accomplished.

Enjoy these photos, which show how our community has grown over the years and promise a natural beauty that only increases over time.

Images of the Sundial House, built in 2009.  From an idea taking shape out of bare dirt to an elegant and award-winning heart of the community

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A few intrepid kite flyers in Spring 2009.  The Kite Festival was the predecessor to BackCountry’s highly attended events of today: pool parties, concerts, egg hunts and so much more.

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Reflection Park, opened in 2008.  These pint-sized trees have grown into shade-giving beauties.  (Come on Summer!)







Discovery Park has come a long way since 2009, and it’s a beautiful barometer of the changing seasons.








A model home from the early Spirit Trail Collection.  Good design is timeless, but compare with today’s Somerset model, sporting a cooler palette and cleaner lines.

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View of the 8,200-acre Backcountry Wilderness Area just behind us.  Hasn’t changed a bit.  And best of all, it never will.

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