Parker Colorado

Welcome home, Watercolor Collection.

by Shea Homes Colorado on December 14, 2015

 

On Saturday, November 21, hundreds of visitors came to explore Shea’s new Watercolor Collection, which offers four ranch plans tailored to the way families live today. Two beautifully decorated new models wowed visitors with their contemporary style, party-ready open floor plans, and abundant natural light. Read more about the homes here.

Situated in the Butterfly neighborhood, these homes offer families an easy walk to the future Butterfly Park. And the homes themselves, priced from the mid $400s, provide all the convenience of one-floor living, along with a stylish blend of traditional architecture and contemporary accents.

Cimarron Dining Room
This picturesque dining room is set in the Cimarron model

Cimarron Master Bedroom
Relax and sleep soundly in this Cimarron master bedroom

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Stepping Stone shines bright at 2015 MAME Awards

by Shea Homes Colorado on November 2, 2015

 

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.

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In addition, Stepping Stone collected awards in the following categories:

* Best Graphic Continuity (Milesbrand)
Graphic Continuity

* Best Brochure for a Community (Milesbrand)
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* Best Signage (Milesbrand)
Signage

* Best Internet Marketing Program (Milesbrand)
Internet Marketing

* Best Community Amenity – The Lantern House (HRi Design)
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* Best Overall Ad Campaign (David Miles, Brand Strategist)
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* Best Landscaping Design (Sage Design Group)
Landscape Design

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Stepping Stone, then and now.

by Shea Homes Colorado on April 27, 2015

 

Hard to believe, but it’s only been two years since ground was first broken at Stepping Stone in Parker, Colorado.  From stretches of dirt to a thriving community centered around a very active Lantern House and competition-size swimming pool, Stepping Stone has come a long way quickly.  And there’s so much more good stuff to come.

These photos below gauge how our community has grown, and hint at how a few more years will yield even more tree-filled parks, friendly neighbors, and an increasingly vibrant sense of community.  Enjoy!

And so it begins.  Shea Homes starts the earth moving process in November, 2012.  A not-so-glamorous trailer serves as headquarters for home buyers who already catch the vision.

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Now located in beautifully furnished model homes, Shea Homes welcomes visitors to explore four model homes ranging in size from 1,863 to 3,110 square feet with base pricing from the $300s to the $400s.

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Stepping Stone’s lonely first street, in contrast with the streetscapes of today (on warmer days) kids play and adults mingle.

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The Lantern House, from a twinkle in the architect’s eye to building the foundation.

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Residents kept an eye on the progress during the winter, watching as the walls went up and the pool was dug.  Summer 2014 couldn’t come fast enough.

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The Grand Opening in July of 2014 was a blast for every age group.

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Parks and playgrounds are now a beautiful reality.

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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

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 […]

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Ready, Set, Play at Winding Path Park!

December 15, 2014




                There’s no better way to enjoy a beautiful day than with an invigorating walk on the Stepping Stone trails. May we suggest Winding Path Park as your destination? The park, completed in July, offers more than five acres of outdoor beauty and fun. Reflecting the community’s design […]

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