outdoor living

Enjoy the Best of Outdoor Living in a New Shea Home

by Shea Homes Arizona on February 17, 2017


It’s February in Arizona! While much of the country is buried under snow, we’re gearing up for some fun in the sun. When you live in a state that has some of the best weather in the country (most of the year, anyway), it makes perfect sense to choose a home designed to take full advantage of outdoor living. Here are a few of the latest popular new home features that let homeowners enjoy Arizona living to the fullest.

CourtyardsCourtyards add expanded living space, give your family more room to spread out, and provide multiple entertaining spaces for kids and adults. With the right furniture, a fireplace and maybe a stocked bar, you’ll find plenty of reasons to enjoy the great outdoors year-round.

Casitas, Ramadas and Cabanas
Casitas, Ramadas, CabanasIf you like to entertain, casitas, ramadas and cabanas are great ways to transform your backyard into the ideal party spot. Throw in a flat-screen TV or two, and you can alternate between watching the big game and cooling off with a dip in the pool.

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4 Tips to Cooking up a GRILLicious Summer BBQ

by Shea Homes on July 1, 2016

Rising temperatures and sunshine-filled days make the summer months ideal for an outdoor BBQ. It simply doesn’t get much better than inviting friends and family over to relax outdoors, pouring some refreshing beverages, and catching up while you fire up the grill in true grill-master fashion. Yet, not all of us perform well when the pressure (or grill) heats up. In fact, some of us might be weary of firing up the grill with friends, because we just don’t really know what we are doing – How long do I cook the burger? How do I tell if it’s done?  

To help you with the skills and “know-withal” to stay cool and collected as you entertain, we’ve compiled some of the juiciest grill secrets found around the web, and amongst our grilling tools, to help you navigate a long summer of grilling ahead.  With July 4th celebrations rapidly approaching, make sure to pin and share these tips with friends.

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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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Shea Homes Brings Revolutionary Designs To New Home Market

by Shea Homes Colorado on December 22, 2014


What is Shea3D™
Have you ever toured a model home and found that you love the second-floor layout, but wish you could reconfigure the first floor to accommodate how you live life? Shea3D™ offers three different first-floor options: outdoor, entertainment, and kitchen lifestyles. You can select the first-floor option that best matches your individual preferences. The outdoor lifestyle is for homeowners who feel their outdoor spaces are an extension of interior living spaces. With optimum flow between the kitchen, great room, and dining area, as well as access to the patio, the entertainment lifestyle is perfect for, well, entertaining. Just as the name implies the kitchen lifestyle living is all about the kitchen with its large island, ample cabinetry for storage, double pantries, and abundant counterspace.

What do all these options mean for you? Multiple options mean more opportunities to have the home of which you’ve been dreaming.

Priced from the $340s, this series offers seven plans, including a ranch, that range from 1,925 to 2,835 square feet. These plans offer two to five bedrooms, well-appointed kitchens with eat bars, open dining areas, great rooms, lofts, main-floor studies, unfinished basements, and 2-3 car garages. Architecturally, these plans have beautifully designed traditional, craftsman, and modern exteriors.



Caption: Shea3D™ is exclusive to Colliers Hill in Erie, Colorado. Take a virtual tour our five model homes.

Available Home
Available now is a Shea3D™ Plan 351 priced at $360,539*. Featuring the entertainment lifestyle this 4-bedroom, 2-1/2 bath home has a well-designed kitchen that opens to both the great room and dining area, a main-floor laundry room, mud room off the 2-car garage, and air conditioning. Stylish design finishes include charcoal wood-style laminate flooring, tile flooring in the master and secondary bathrooms, Caesarstone concrete engineered stone perimeter kitchen countertops with a backsplash, pebble beach slab granite kitchen island, Corian medea countertops in the bathrooms, and spring valley maple cabinetry. Price listed includes the $10,000 celebratory pricing.

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Caption: Plan 351 Model Virtual Tour Video – Entertainment Lifestyle

Shea3D™ Ideally Located at Colliers Hill
Colliers Hill is ideally located 3 miles west of I-25 and exit #232 on Erie Parkway. Did you know that the nearest grocery store is just 10 minutes away? And Orchard Town Center with popular retail and restaurants is just a short 11-minute drive? It will take you 12 minutes to get to Costco and Home Depot from Colliers Hill. Travel to Boulder, Denver and Denver International Airport is relatively short and direct. Students will attend Erie Elementary, Middle, and High School in the St. Vrain School District and all schools are within a 3-mile radius.



Top Five Can’t Miss Design and Décor Trends

July 3, 2014

What a fun time it is for decorating our homes! With such a variety of looks and designs trending, it’s easy to find inspiration from nearly any decade. Our Interior Designers from the Shea Homes Arizona Design Studio are experts in helping homebuyers decide on just the right combination of interior flooring, fixtures, paint, etc. […]

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