Ok, let’s get the disclaimers out of the way. BackCountry by Shea Homes is wonderful for both genders. And of course, men and women like plenty of the same things. But are there aspects to BackCountry that men seem particularly to like? Definitely.
Hop onto one of BackCountry’s trails and you’ll probably run into several of the community’s very active bikers. The in-neighborhood trails connect to trails within the South Rim, the community’s private wilderness of 467 acres, and then to 26 miles of challenging trails within the greater acres of the Backcountry Wilderness Area. Bikers never get bored here. As resident Craig Wilmes says, the trail systems “are very well-maintained and offer various degrees of difficulty from ‘not-too-bad’ to ‘that was really hard.’” An avid biker, Craig hosted a community bike clinic in August and encourages fellow bikers to join him and a group of fellow riders each Saturday during seasonable months.
On October 3, the Homebuilders Association of Metro Denver celebrated excellence in homebuilding at its annual MAME Awards Ceremony. On this, the biggest night of the year for the local homebuilding industry, the master-planned community of Stepping Stone by Shea Homes won big picking up the coveted Community of the Year award.
In addition, Stepping Stone collected awards in the following categories:
* Best Graphic Continuity (Milesbrand)
* Best Brochure for a Community (Milesbrand)
* Best Signage (Milesbrand)
* Best Internet Marketing Program (Milesbrand)
* Best Community Amenity – The Lantern House (HRi Design)
* Best Overall Ad Campaign (David Miles, Brand Strategist)
* Best Landscaping Design (Sage Design Group)
Does your list of New Year’s resolutions include changing your mailing address? If so, you can kick off 2015 in a new home at beautiful BackCountry in Highlands Ranch. Ready now is an exceptional 3-bedroom, 2-1/2 bath Sunshower ranch plan from the Shea Homes Shadow Walk Collection.
Priced at $688,577* this 2,604-square-foot home built on a walkout homesite offers a spacious great room with fireplace, well-appointed kitchen with island, morning room with access to the covered outdoor dining terrace, formal dining room, large unfinished basement, and 3-car tandem garage. Elegant design finishes include hardwood flooring, tile flooring in the bathrooms, slab hanstone countertops with tile backsplash in the kitchen and master bathroom, and montresano maple greyloft cabinetry.
Shadow Walk Collection
Come tour the Shadow Walk Collection of homes with six dynamic plans that incorporate extraordinary design with ideal living spaces. These fabulous homes, base priced from the $500s, range in size from 2,604 to 3,594 square feet and feature three to six bedrooms, beautiful gourmet kitchens, open morning rooms, large master walk-in closets, spacious laundry rooms, convenient mud rooms, and room for three cars. Finally, each home invites you to enjoy the beauty that is BackCountry from a fabulous outdoor dining terrace. [read more…]