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Wanted: A neighborhood for the kids at Stepping Stone

by Shea Homes Colorado on April 25, 2016

Cain Family

A few years ago, Jessica and Brent realized their East Parker home wasn’t quite as kid-friendly as they’d envisioned. A huge house on a half-acre seemed like a smart choice for their three boys. But it was on a corner lot on a hill next to a busy street—dangerous for bike riding. The home was older, so all the original owners’ kids were high-school age, so no playmates for the little ones. The pool was always crowded, the big yard was a headache to maintain, and driving the kids across town to lacrosse games was a hassle. [read more…]

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It certainly wasn’t for lack of trying. Dan Anglin had been house hunting for a long time. But all those resale homes lacked the modern style he prefers. And after he and Susan met at work and eventually married, they were in total agreement.

“All the resale homes we saw needed a lot of updating,” explains Susan. “In this market, the good houses get taken or they need a ton of work. At Stepping Stone we could build a new house for the same price as a fixer-­upper.”

The Anglins discovered the SPACES homes in Highlands Ranch and fell in love with their modern aesthetic and open floor plans. Unfortunately there weren’t many homes left, but the good news was that a new neighborhood with some of the same Shea SPACES home plans was coming to Parker. Both Dan and Susan work at an oil and gas company in Meridian Village, so the location would be perfect. (On a bad day, their commute is all of 15 minutes.)

They showed up the day Stepping Stone opened. Theirs were the first names on the interest list—even though there was no model to see and barely a road to the lots, which Susan “could kind of see in the distance,” she says. Despite that, “we knew when we saw the floor plan and a picture of it that this was the one we wanted. We just had to use our imaginations.”

The home Susan and Dan chose was Shea Plan 4005 in the Modern Prairie elevation, whose clean lines and sleek, white brick exterior spoke to their contemporary tastes. The Anglins entertain often, so they love the modern, open plan.

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A Grand Opening worth the (small) wait

by Shea Homes Colorado on July 7, 2015

 

Crazy, rainy spring weather pushed it back a week, but the two new, Shea SPACES model homes made their debut at a Grand Opening on June 27. Mother Nature is always the wild card in home construction, but thankfully, winter was fairly easygoing. Nonstop spring rains were the only hitch in a generally very smooth process.

At the Grand Opening, visitors were enthusiastic about the modern architecture, open plans, meticulous finish work, and inspiring décor by award-winning HRi Design, seen in these photos.

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Exterior of the model 3554, which offers 3-4 bedrooms, including a spacious master bedroom and bathroom.

 

 

 

 

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Strategic use of natural light makes every room more beautiful and livable.

 

 

 

 

 

Shea-SPACES-3554-LoftFlexible spaces, like this loft, can be customized as playrooms, media rooms, book nooks or offices.

 

 

 

 

 

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A main floor study, upstairs loft, and 3-5 bedrooms make the 3507 plan a favorite with growing families.

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When the kitchen, dining and living areas flow, so do the parties.

 

 

 

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Homework, bill paying, working at home…there’s room for it all in this generously sized study.

Of course, photos can never fully do a home justice—the walkthrough is the true test of whether a home feels right for your family. So what are you waiting for? Grab some directions, and head over for a tour soon. Hours are Mondays from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. and Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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Trading SPACES: New homes in Colorado

by Shea Homes Colorado on June 16, 2015

 

Maybe it’s time to upgrade your living situation. With a little more space for growing kiddos. Or less space to clean, now that you’re traveling more. Or maybe just better designed space, tailored to big dinner parties or working at home.

Enter SPACES, Shea’s line of freshly rethought homes available at Reunion. And selling at a rather brisk pace, too. Contemporary exteriors, clean lines, stylish interior finishes, and flexible floor plans are all grabbing the attention of today’s Reunion buyers, say the Shea sales team of Mac Orlady and Travis McCarthy. (These two are among the staff members you’ll meet when touring Shea model homes.)

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About the 3507 plan, whose newest model opens this month, Mac says, “people like this floor plan because it offers a main floor study space and an upstairs loft—both included in the base price.” Thoughtfully, the study is separated from the living areas, so getting work done with your family at home can become a reality. Mac also notes that growing families appreciate the flexibility in bedroom count. With 2,090 square feet, the plan can be tweaked to give you three, four, or five bedrooms.

The other model, 3554, which also has a newly-updated version, measures a cozier 1,736 square feet, but still offers a spacious master bedroom and bathroom, along with two to three secondary bedrooms. Travis points out that buyers love the “open floor plan where everything connects from the front door to the great room, kitchen and dining area.” This is an ideal layout for fun dinner parties, as well as keeping a young family connected despite their varying activities—whether cooking, playing video games, or doing homework. Plus, the open plan provides a long, artful sightline to entering guests.

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It all started with a trip to the grocery store.

February 27, 2015
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  If it weren’t for the over-the-top King Soopers in Commerce City, Dawn and Johnathon Wilson might not have moved to Reunion last December. “We were living in Green Valley Ranch, but driving three miles over to get groceries,” says Dawn. “The Commerce City King Soopers has a great sushi bar and cheese bar. They […]

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