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BackCountry: The summer home that wasn’t…

by Shea Homes Colorado on June 17, 2016

 

Cathy and Sam loved Colorado. They’d been vacationing here for years to escape the sticky Houston summers. So when they retired a few years ago, and with their son married and living in England, they turned to each other and said, “Now we can live where we want to live.”

Thinking they’d buy a condo in the Denver area for summer living, they scoured the city with a Realtor® for days—but found nothing they liked. Discouraged, on the last day of their trip they took off on their own, wandered into Highlands Ranch and somehow “stumbled across BackCountry, a Shea Homes® Community,” says Sam. “Two hours later, we’d written a check.” Suddenly, that summer condo turned into a year-round dream home.

Autumn Haven Exterior

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Summer Preview: Shadow Walk Collection at BackCountry

by Shea Homes Colorado on May 31, 2016

 

Shea Homes’ Shadow Walk Collection is currently generating a lot of interest with six plans, including one ranch and five two-story homes. Best of all, the collection has four models readily available for tours. To whet your appetite, here’s a preview of the entire collection, and you can get even more info, including floor plans, here.

Let’s start with the model homes.

Autumn Haven
Fans of entertaining will find this plan particularly hard to resist. A covered outdoor dining terrace—with option for expanding—connects to the dining area for extra flexible dinner parties. BackCountry residents have especially enjoyed the open floor plan for their out-of-town guests. Two stories, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and approx. 2,875 square feet. Click here for information on pricing.

Autumn Haven Model

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Plan before you plant.

by Shea Homes Colorado on May 26, 2016

 

Is it a mere coincidence that plan precedes plant in the dictionary? We think not. As any master gardener will tell you, a thoughtful plan is as indispensable a tool as, say, your gardening spade. And, as any sun-starved gardener will tell you, the snowy/rainy days of early spring are the perfect time to strategize for the growing season to come. To help guide our Shea homeowners in all their upcoming gardening adventures—especially those who have recently moved into a new home that needs a few final landscaping touches—we’ve gathered the helpful links below.

BackCountry Model Front

Your first stop is actually very close to home at Shea Homes’ Pinterest Plan Before You Plant board.  Container gardening is a smart choice if your yard is small, or maybe you just need some color and texture for your porch or patio. Chances are good that you’ll find a terrific solution from these 121 Container Gardening Ideas or these suggestions that focus on heat- and drought-tolerant succulent container plants, complete with instructions on propagating from the mere pinch of a neighbor’s plant. (Talk about economical.) If you long to grow a bit of your own food, but don’t want to lose a chunk of your yard, try vegetable container gardening.  You’d be surprised how much yield you can get from small spaces. Wondering when it’s safe to plant those veggies? Keep this planting guide handy, and you’ll know not to plant your tender peppers and eggplant until June 1.

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Sneak Peek: New Ranch Collection Coming to BackCountry

by Shea Homes Colorado on March 16, 2016

 

If you grew up in a ranch-style home, you know how convenient it is to have everything on one floor. And if you didn’t, then the new Painted Sky Collection is sure to make you a convert.

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Three new home plans are coming to BackCountry, tailor-made to meet the metro area’s growing demand for main-floor living. (Shoppers, mark your calendars—the Painted Sky Collection sales office opens at the Discovery Center at 10am on Saturday, Mar. 19). Priced from the upper $500s to the upper $600s, each of these homes is thoughtfully designed for easy living and entertaining. [read more…]

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Good Times In BackCountry: Indulge at Pikes Pub

March 8, 2016




  Everyone needs a local hangout. That place where the staff knows your favorite beverage. Where you can relax and share tasty food with friends and family. If you live at BackCountry a Shea Homes Community, getting to that happy hangout is as simple as a stroll over to the Sundial House.

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Good stuff for guys at BackCountry

December 30, 2015




  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 […]

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