Ranch Plan

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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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.









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.”



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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Villas Fill Niche For Carefree Luxury Living At BackCountry

by Shea Homes Colorado on January 26, 2015


The Whispering Wind Collection by Shea Homes is a collection of exceptional detached villas offering upscale, yet uncomplicated, living. Base-priced from $549,900* with 2,457 – 3,475-square feet of living space, each villa in this distinct collection includes a fabulous kitchen and master bedroom, formal dining room, generous great room, and serene outdoor retreat while offering basement finish options for secondary bedrooms, media/game rooms, and recreation rooms. In addition, each plan has room for three cars. Carefree living includes snow removal from drives and sidewalks.

Featured Home
Ready in March will be an elegant 2,457-square-foot Winding Pine villa. Priced at $789,380* this lovely ranch plan has four bedrooms and 3-1/2 bathrooms including a guest suite with full bath. Additional living spaces include a large great room with stacked stone fireplace and adjacent flex room, well-appointed kitchen with island, cozy morning room, covered outdoor dining terrace, and a partially finished basement with two secondary bedrooms, a full bath, recreation room with fireplace, game/media room, and bar with wine refrigerator. Exquisite design finishes include dark hickory hardwood flooring, tile flooring in the bathrooms and laundry room, Alpine White slab granite kitchen countertops with a full backsplash, Caesarstone Ginger slab countertops in the bathrooms, Bayville Chiffon with Desert Glaze cabinetry, and stainless steel gas appliances. [read more…]


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Sophisticated Ranch Home Available Now At BackCountry

by Shea Homes Colorado on January 2, 2015


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.

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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…]