Stepping Stone

 

Homes are selling pretty quickly these days in metro Denver area according to the Denver Metro Association of Realtors®.  Shea Homes® Watercolor Collection at Stepping Stone™ offers main-floor living with four ranch plans that bring contemporary accents to classic architectural design. One of these plans is the Cimarron, which you’re invited to walk through via these photos.

Cimarron Overall

Like all four homes in the collection, the Cimarron is designed for modern life, maximizing space with open plans that flow from great room to kitchen to dining room. At approximately 2,374 square feet, the Cimarron offers two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and a main floor study.

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Just say no to hibernating.

by Shea Homes Colorado on February 18, 2016

 

Ah. It’s the season of coziness. Saturday afternoons by the fire. Digging into a big bowl of chili. Blissfully nodding off, lulled by the soundtrack of your latest Netflix binge-watch.

We can do better than this, Coloradans.

Especially if you live in one of our Shea Homes Colorado CommunitiesBackCountry, Stepping Stone, or Reunion – winter need not be a four-walled purgatory until spring. Warm days are coming soon, so now’s the time to take steps (literally) to avoid a panic attack when shopping for your swimsuit.

At BackCountry, there are easy, daily ways to get moving. Strap on your snowshoes and explore the seven miles of trails and 467 acres of open space within BackCountry.  Or venture onto the trails and 8,200 acres of open space in the adjacent wilderness area.  No snowshoes? No problem. Residents can borrow a pair from the Sundial House whenever there is 12” or more of snow on the ground. That same terrain can be a blast for expert cross country skiers to explore too.

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Why the best parties happen at Stepping Stone.

by Shea Homes Colorado on February 11, 2016

 

Some might say Stepping Stone’s  festive streak is simply a function of the fun, friendly people who tend to move there. (At Stepping Stone by Shea Homes, there’s a great mix of young couples, families, and empty nesters all eager to connect.) Or it could be the very active HOA that’s always cooking up special events where neighbors get to know each other. All true, but there’s another factor at work: Stepping Stone offers perfect places for entertaining, both at the Lantern House and in residents’ own homes.

The Lantern House is a beautiful gathering place where residents not only meet for community events, but host private parties. Summer pool bashes are a popular choice, thanks to the competition-sized pool and sundeck. But winter holiday parties are just as easy with a lounge, rooms of assorted sizes, a kitchen with bar seating, and a dining area that accommodates 75 people.

Lantern House Meeting Lantern House Party

That said, Stepping Stone homeowners have some amazing places to entertain right in their own homes. Visit any of the model homes and you may find yourself dreaming up the guest list for your housewarming party. [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.

Plan 4005C

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Welcome home, Watercolor Collection.

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 […]

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Is Stepping Stone right for you? Three questions to ask yourself.

November 30, 2015
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  No man is an island, they say, and neither is a home. It’s critical that your “perfect home” be in a community that’s equally in sync with your tastes and lifestyle. Because after all, you do have to go outside sometime. If you’re thinking about Stepping Stone for your future home, ask yourself these […]

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Fall fashions: The Watercolor Collection at Stepping Stone

November 4, 2015
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  Calling all Houzz and HGTV junkies. Two stylish, new model homes are debuting later this month at Stepping Stone. And here’s a sneak preview of what you’ll see. Shea’s new Watercolor Collection in Stepping Stone’s Butterfly Neighborhood includes four ranch plans with exteriors that artfully blend classic architectural design with contemporary accents. As to […]

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Stepping Stone shines bright at 2015 MAME Awards

November 2, 2015
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  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. In addition, […]

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Shea Unveils New Ranch Plans at Stepping Stone In Parker, CO

September 21, 2015




  Come out to the extremely popular Stepping Stone community in Parker Colorado today to learn all about the new ranch plans offered in the Watercolor Collection by Shea Homes and the upcoming Priority List event on October 3.

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Why Stepping Stone is so much fun. And who’s behind it all.

August 3, 2015




  Being bored while living at Stepping Stone is simply not going to happen on Kimberly Aikens’ watch. Kimberly is Stepping Stone’s Community Manager/quasi-Lifestyle Director, and she’s busy helping to create the traditions that make a new community feel as though it’s been there forever. Right now, residents can find Kimberly at the Lantern House […]

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