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Why the best parties happen at Reunion.

by Shea Homes Colorado on February 29, 2016

 

Some might say Reunion’s festive streak is simply a function of the fun, friendly people who tend to move there. (At Reunion, there’s a great mix of all sorts of folks eager to connect.) Or it could be the award-winning rec center, where the community comes together for everything from movie nights to Fourth of July concerts and fireworks. All true, but there’s another factor at work: Reunion offers perfect places for entertaining in residents’ own homes. Visit any of the model homes and you may find yourself dreaming up the guest list for your housewarming party.

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In Shea’s SPACES Collection, the 3507 model keeps everyone connected at your get-togethers. The kitchen, with island seating, flows right into the dining area and great room. No one gets left out of the conversation, even if they’re busy prepping the meal.

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Lights, camera, Reunion

by Shea Homes Colorado on February 2, 2016

 

Next time you see a family smiling, assembled in well­-coordinated outfits, maybe standing beside the lake at Reunion a master plan community by Shea Homes, take a look to see who’s on the other side of the camera. Chances are it’s Holly Pilz, Reunion resident and up-­and­-coming family photographer.

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Owner of Holly Jean Photography,  Holly found her calling only about a year ago. She had begun to realize how much she loved photographing her own daughters, ages 5, 3, and 1­-1/2, but the turning point was when she took them to a professional photographer. Amazed by the quality of photos and aware of his wife’s passion for photography, Holly’s husband said, “You should become a professional photographer” and bought her her first camera.

She’s never looked back. Besides running her own growing business, Holly is a photographer for a social media company and shoots images for an antiques store. While Holly also shoots in her dining room/studio—especially newborn sessions—her favorite places are in the open spaces of Reunion.

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There’s an acupuncturist in the house.

by Shea Homes Colorado on February 18, 2015

 

(A love story about how one resident found her forever home.)

Deborah Farris-Ruka is a Stepping Stone resident on a mission: to make people feel better. “I can’t tell you how rewarding it is to help people get out of pain without drugs or surgery!” declares Deb.

An acupuncturist and personal trainer, Deb and her husband Tim Ruka moved to Stepping Stone about a year ago. In fact, it was getting closer to her private practice in the Park Meadows area and to Tim’s job north of downtown Denver that inspired the move.

“We had bought a home in Castle Rock, but the commute was getting worse and worse with all the building going on down there,” she recalls. Now Deb is at work within 10-15 minutes and Tim within about half an hour. And their frequent trips to events at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts—a favorite venue—are easier, too.

 

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A better commute wasn’t the only thing on their wish list, though. They wanted a ranch floor plan, in case Tim’s mother-in-law should move in with them; they wanted modern design; and were looking for a reasonable price.

“First we looked around SkyRidge, but those ranch homes were double the price,” Deb estimates. When they found Shea Homes at Stepping Stone’s modern designs—and knowledgeable Customer Representatives—they knew they’d stepped into the right spot. “The sales process was so comfortable and the people so accessible. Shelby and Judy were fantastic. Very informed about the area and they answered all of our questions.”

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The Rukas bought Model 5001, a garden-level ranch with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, which they refer to as their “forever house.” Deb and Tim decked it out just the way they wanted, because they plan to stay, well, forever. “This was the first home we’ve had built from scratch, and we got to choose everything from outlets to cabinetry,” Deb explains. “The interior design choices were far beyond what we imagined, so we got everything we wanted.”

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The Lantern House in the Winter at Stepping Stone

by Shea Homes Colorado on February 17, 2015

 

If you visited Stepping Stone, a Shea Homes Community, in the summer, you saw how much families loved the Lantern House. Pool dates and swim lessons at the competition-sized pool. Parties on the deck. Picnics in the shelters and cabanas. Games on the lawn. And stargazing around the firepit.

But even in winter, there’s no shortage of ways for Stepping Stone families to enjoy the 3,000-square-foot Lantern House.

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The business center is a smart place to hold informal meetings for your business or club.

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You’ll find rooms perfect for classes and meetings with fellow hobbyists. The kitchen with bar seating and dining area create a great, flowing space that seats up to 75 people.

 
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Residents enjoy gathering to watch football and other sports events.

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And when you want to throw a fabulous birthday party, baby shower, or anniversary celebration, The Lantern House offers an elegant option to Stepping Stone residents. Best of all, it doesn’t require you to clean your own home.

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