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New Denver Listing in Highlands Sunnyside Neighborhood

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New to the Denver real estate market this weekend is this wonderful 3 bedroom, 2 bath completely renovated brick stunner in one of Denver’s most popular neighborhoods.  Well located at 2770 West 40th Avenue, this home is situated amongst the thriving Denver Highlands neighborhood of Sunnyside.

Residents can enjoy walking to trendsetting venues such as Root Down, Tony P’s, the Highland Tap.

The home is over 1,846 square feet with beautiful hardwood floors and an open concept floor plan.  The kitchen is a foodie’s dream with granite counters, custom cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances.  The main level of this home hosts two bedrooms and a newly renovated bathroom.  The lower level features a luxuriously appointed guest suite complete with a walk-in closet.  This floor also includes a fully finished family room, a flex space, and laundry room.

2770 W 40th Ave, DenverThe exterior of the home provides an oasis from the hustle and bustle of Denver city life.  The large double lot has been professionally landscaped and includes an underground sprinkler system.  The large elevated front porch offers plenty of room to enjoy an evening in this quaint neighborhood setting.  The back yard provides three different areas for entertaining and enjoying Colorado’s amazing weather.  The covered back patio can be used throughout the year and boasts a hot tub for chilly nights.  There is also an open patio to enjoy the Denver sunshine, complete with trellis.

This home has a newer roof and plumbing, and those rays of sunshine have been harnessed in an energy providing solar package.

This home is being offered at $490,000.  For a showing of this home or any home in the Denver metro area, contact Jesse Sehlmeyer with Vintage Homes of Denver at 303-564-2245.

 

 

Denver New Year’s Eve Celebrations offer something for everyone!

Denver New Year’s Eve Celebrations – 2014 is quickly drawing to a close and 2015 will be here with a bang!  Whether you like to go out on the town or keep it mellow, you are bound to find a celebration to suit your fancy!  Let Vintage Homes of Denver guide you through your many New Year’s Eve Celebration options:

Downtown Denver’s Firework Displays – December 31st at 9 pm and Midnight.  16th Street Mall is the place to be for two fabulous firework displays that will light up the Denver skyline.  Come to one or stay for both, as there will be live costumed entertainers interacting with spectators in between shows.  Come see magicians, balloon artists, stilt walkers, mascots, comedians and more.  This will be a fun celebration for all!

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Union Station’s Great Hall – Locale for the 1st Annual Bootlegger’s Ball

1’st Annual Bootlegger’s Ball – December 31st from 8 pm til midnight.  The newly revived Union Station is hosting this years First Bootlegger’sBall which is a tickets-only event. A general admission ticket priced at $150 a person includes access to the Terminal Bar and Great Hall, entry to the underground speakeasy, appetizers and desserts, three drink tickets for wine and beer (there will be a cash bar beyond that), free bubbles at midnight, a live band, DJ and dancing, and the usual New Year’s gear.  The 1920’s theme is in line with Union Stations History and should be a festive and swank celebration to remember. For more information, click HERE.

Resolution New Year’s Eve 2015 – December 31st from 8pm til 2 am at the McNichols Event Center.  Prepare yourself for a WOW experience complete with three floors of entertainment, including live music, DJs, performers, dancers and theatrics, plus State-of-the-art festival style sound, lighting & laser displays. This is a 21 and over party complete with open bar, party giveaways and New Year’s Eve hats, noise makers and party favors.  The parties countdown will be hosted by Fox 31 & Channel 2 Emmy Award Winning Anchor Chris Parente.  For ticket information, click HERE.

 

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Annual White Rose Gala – December 31st from 9 pm – 2 am.  Shimmy your way into the New Year with an elegant 1920’s theme gala hosted at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.  Ladies put on your best flapper or sequins dress, gentlemen pull out your suit and hat and dress to the 9’s.  Entertainment includes ballroom dance exhibitions, flapper girls, multiple DJ’s playing Vegas style mash-up club music, swing, big band and 80’s music, a Live 10 Piece swing band – “The Swing Cats” will perform.  Party Hats, noise makers and a confetti blast at Midnight will make this a gala to remember.  For more information, click HERE.

Jazz at Jack’s – 500 16th St. #320, Denver. Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Bunker Funken Jazz and Headliner, Saxophonist Warren Hill. Appetizer Buffet, Champagne toast and party favors – Doors open at 8 pm, a coupled package is $175.00. For more information visit, www.jazzatjacks.com

Lannie’s Clock Tower – December 31st at 8 pm – 1601 Arapahoe St., Denver. Celebrate with Lannie Garrett and her Big Band, “AnySwing Goes!” featuring nostalgic songs from the Swing and Jump eras performed by an incomparable 10-piece orchestra. A celebration complete with fireworks on the 16th Street Mall, a champagne toast, party hats and noisemakers-$125. Visit www.lannies.com for more information.

Miners Alley Playhouse: 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. December 31st at 7 pm. Enjoy Captain Quirk and Friends performing an evening of music in tribute to Pink Floyd, including Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety. Hors d’oeuvre buffet served at 10:30 p.m. and champagne toast at midnight, tickets are $45. For tickets, click HERE.

ZOO Year’s Eve – December 31st from 5:30 pm – 10 pm.  This is a perfect New Year’s Eve celebration the whole family can enjoy. A special New Year’s Eve countdown at 9 p.m. will allow your little ones to enjoy the holiday, but still get home for bed. Activities are included with Zoo Lights admission.
Noon Year’s Eve – December 31st from 9 am – 5 pm at the Butterfly Pavilion.  Come celebrate the New Year with your kiddos.  Party complete with confetti, bubble wrap and a ball drop every half hour from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.  Space is limited and reservation times fill up quickly, so be sure to get your tickets soon.  For ticket information, please click HERE.  Children’s Museum members are free.
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Skate the Lake – Evergreen Lake House – December 31st from 6 pm – midnight. Skate the Lake, is a non-alcoholic New Year’s Eve tradition since 1996, geared towards families and those who wish to ring in the 2015 New Year safely. Skate the Lake offers ice-skating, fireworks, fire barrel bonfires, sleigh rides, food, music and ice games such as pick-up hockey and broom-stick hockey along with games/activities (face painting), food vendors, a beautiful ice sculpture from Colorado Ice Sculptures, music and dancing all on firm ground! Fireworks displays are held at 8pm and Midnight to ring in the New Year. Once you’ve experienced it, you’ll always remember how magical it is.Ice skate rentals are available from the Lake House for $7.00, but quantities are limited. Bringing your own skates as well as a winter sports helmet are strongly encouraged.  Admission tickets are $20* (Children under 8 years old are free).  Proceeds from the event benefit Drive Smart.
Safe Travels – If you are going out Downtown, public transit/light rail will be running late and remember to party safe and have a designated driver or cab available.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! No matter how you decide to celebrate the New Year, we at Vintage Homes of Denver wish you and your family a 2015 filled with all the things that make you happy, healthy and fill your soul.  For information about the Denver Real Estate Market or investment opportunities, please contact Jesse Sehlmeyer at 303-564-2245.

 

Posted on December 22, 2014 in Denver Colorado Vintage Homes for sale, Our Blog, by Jesse Sehlmeyer

Denver Holiday Craft Markets – find local, handmade treasures and unique gifts.

Denver Holiday Craft Markets – find local, handmade treasures and unique gifts.

We all know the feeling of excitement, when we find that perfect one-of-a-kind gift for someone special during the Holidays.  With the growing shift to buy local, artisans are displaying their creative talents at numerous craft fairs throughout Denver.  Find fun, unique, vintage and distinct gifts and wares, mostly made from recycled materials.  You can feel good that you are supporting the local economy and helping the environment at the same time.  This Holiday Season explore some of Denver’s best known Craft Markets:

Denver Christkindl Market – Now – December 23rd – Enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the 14th annual Denver Christkindl Market presented by America It’s Time.com!  A traditional German Market with gifts and food is set up at Skyline Park – 16th and Arapahoe Streets. The Denver Christkindl Market is always striving to make visitors’ experience an unforgettable one. Enjoy live music and dancing, German, European and local craft vendors, authentic food and drink, and a true spirit of an Old World Christmas. Click for DETAILS.

Winterfest on Old South Pearl – Friday, December 5th – 5 pm-9 pm and Saturday, December 6th – 11 am-5 pm.  The 1500 S. Block of Pearl St. is transformed into a charming outdoor winter market.  Stroll the street while listening to music, sip on Hot Chocolate or Apple Cider, enjoy local food and craft vendors.  Bundle up and go for a ride in the Box Elder horse drawn wagon, then let the kids visit with Santa and pick out a Christmas tree.  Make this your one stop for a cozy, authentic and local Christmas.  The Pearl Street Shops will host open houses for those wanting to get a start on their Christmas Shopping.             Visit Old South Pearl Street EVENTS for more information.

Rue de Noel – A Paris Street Christmas Market – Friday, December 5th and Saturday, December 6th from 1o am til 7 pm – Come enjoy a visual feast of local, vintage and handmade furniture, gifts and Holiday wares.   This event is held indoors at the Aspen Grove Shopping Center, next to Talbot’s.

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Denver Flea – Holiday Edition – Saturday, December 6th and Sunday, December 7th from noon til 6pm – The Denver Flea returns in Holiday form for a two day wintery extravaganza at The Bindery (29th and Blake) for a celebration of the finest Colorado-made goods, beers and food.  Get more information HERE.

Firefly Handmade Markets – Saturday, December 6th 11 am-7 pm and Sunday, December 7th from 11 am-5 pm at  EXDO Event Center, 1399 35th St. (at Walnut), River North (RiNo) Art District.  Firefly Handmade Markets draw a loyal following of vendors and customers who are passionate about the handmade movement, and who have made it the largest and premier “handmade only” market in the Boulder/Denver region. As a curated market, Firefly is constantly re-inventing itself, through new vendors and venues, creating new experiences at each market.  For more information on Firefly, click HERE.

Horseshoe Holiday Market – Saturday, December 13th and Sunday, December 14th from 10 am- 5 pm, Highlands Masonic Temple – The Horseshoe Market has a passion for bringing together community  and local artists, designers, handmakers, collectors and entrepreneurs. The Horseshoe Market is dedicated to providing exceptional handmade and vintage vendors a unique showcase for their goods and offers customers a chance to take home some of Denver and Colorado’s best, Lucky Finds™! For a list of participating vendors and information, click HERE.

The Denver Handmade Homemade Holiday Market – Saturday, December 13th and Sunday, December 14th from 1 pm til 7 pm.  Held at The Denver Art Society – 734 Santa Fe. The Handmade Homemade Market is a place where you can find local, high-quality food and products (including art and crafts) made by your neighbors and friends here in Denver. You can also attend a workshop, enjoy the live music and grab dinner!  

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We hope this information helps you find that unique gift for the special people in your life.  Happy Holidays from all of us at Vintage Homes of Denver.  If you would like more information about Vintage Homes in Denver or have other Real Estate questions, please contact Jesse Sehlmeyer at 303-564-2245.

 

Posted on December 2, 2014 in Denver Colorado Vintage Homes for sale, Our Blog, by Jesse Sehlmeyer

Lower Highlands Denver Real Estate – Charming Victorian Home Just SOLD

Lower Highlands Denver Real Estate – Charming Victorian Home Just SOLD

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3460 Bryant St. SOLD

Vintage Homes of Denver was fortunate to assist in the listing and sale of 3460 Bryant St., a charming historic Victorian located in the much sought after Lower Highlands neighborhood.  With multiple offers and competitive bidding, this house sold in record time.

This 2-story Victorian located on a beautiful corner lot sold for $430,000. This home featured 4 bedrooms, 2 remodeled bathrooms and just over 1,600 sq. ft.  The main floor has beautiful hardwood floors, an open concept floor plan, kitchen with granite countertops, 2 bedrooms and full remodeled bathroom.  The second floor features a master bedroom with walk-in closet, and a beautiful bathroom with dual vanity and custom tile shower/tub.  The homes plumbing and wiring was recently updated and was in great shape.  The large backyard has a flagstone patio and covered area and the large front porch is the perfect spot to sit and watch the autumn leaves fall.  

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This home is located on a block with other historic homes that are located within walking distance to some of LoHi’s hot spots, such as Root DownLingerLoHi Steak BarHighland Tap and Highland Tavern.  This home was a great find in Denver’s competitive market and a pleasure to sell.   If you are looking to sell your home, or have other real estate or investment questions, please contact Jesse Sehlmeyer of Vintage Homes of Denver at 303-564-2245.

 

Posted on December 1, 2014 in Denver Area Real Estate, Denver Colorado Vintage Homes for sale, Our Blog, by Jesse Sehlmeyer

Thanksgiving Weekend kicks off the Denver Holiday Season

Thanksgiving Weekend kicks off the Denver Holiday Season-

Thanksgiving is not only a celebration of gratitude, but traditionally marks the beginning of the Winter Holiday Season.  Denver comes alive with Holiday Festivals, lights, parades, Santa Claus and traditional and off-beat Holiday performances. May your spirits soar as you discover all the festive Holiday activities the Mile High City has to offer.

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Lighting Festivals:

The Grand Illumination – Friday, November 28th – Watch in awe at this much anticipated annual event where a brilliant light display travels from the newly renovated Union Station up the 16th Street Mall to Civic Center Park and ends at the City and County Building.   Festivities start at Union Station at 6pm where you can enjoy music and refreshments before the countdown and final lighting of this historic building at 6:30 pm.  Union Station will be ablaze with colored flood lights and the tree out front will twinkle bright and lead all on a lighting of the trees up 16th Street Mall to the City and County Building where this Neoclassical Beaux Arts Building will be highlighted in all its historic glory with colorful flood lights, transforming it into a site to see throughout the Holiday Season.  Festivities at Civic Center Park will begin at 6 pm and end at 7 pm.  For more information click HERE.

Candlelight Walk  – Friday, November 28th – This Littleton tradition is a festive evening of holiday lights and music for the whole family. Starting at 6:30 pm, Santa Claus and his sleigh will travel down Main Street, magically illuminating more than one million lights in the trees as he passes each block.  At the end of Main Street, Santa will draw the name of one lucky child to help him throw the switch on the big Christmas Tree in the plaza. After the lighting of Downtown Littleton, Santa will be available at the Town Hall Arts Center  to listen to the first wishes of the season and for photo opportunities.  Sip hot cider, listen to holiday music and enjoy the spirit of the season. Donations of non-perishable food and toys will gladly be collected at the event to donate to local charities. Downtown Merchants will be open late for those who wish to get a head start on their holiday shopping.  

A Hudson Christmas – November 28th – January 3rd – Just up the road from Downtown Littleton, is the beautiful Hudson Gardens that transform into a Winter Wonderland, with over 100,000 lights shining the way through paths with dancing trees and a dazzling crystal lake.  Visits with Santa, and a candy land adventure await!  Hudson Lights are available for viewing on select dates from 5 pm – 8:30 pm.  For more information, please visit their Calendar.

Holiday Lighting @ Little Man Ice Cream – November 29th – 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm.  Located in the heart of the Lower Highlands neighborhood, this charming and popular Ice Cream Shop will host a tree lighting celebration in the plaza complete with Santa and his reindeer, caroling, hayrides, roasted chestnuts, free food and more.  Afterwards, visit many of the great restaurants and shops that are located in the trendy urban neighborhood.  For more information click HERE.

Blossoms of Light – December 5th – January 1st – 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm.  Walk through the Botanic Gardens and witness its transformation into a magical winter scape where lights thoughtfully drape through winter foliage and line walkways.  Enjoy new installations and the always anticipated HoloSpex glasses.   Also visit Chatfield’s Trail of Lights – where there are different lighted paths to choose from, a children’s play area, and free hayrides.  For more information, visit: http://www.botanicgardens.org/events/special-events/all-is-bright.

Denver Zoo Lights – December 5th – January 4th – 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm.  Experience a Holiday Safari as you wander through more than 38 acres covered in brilliantly illuminated lights, featuring more than 150 animated animal sculptures.  Visit Santa at the North Pole and listen to choirs perform on various stages throughout the zoo.  Bundle up, sip on Hot Chocolate and enjoy the season.  For more information, click HERE.

 

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Holiday Theater:

The Santa Land Diaries – November 28th – December 24th, Denver Center for the Performing Arts – David Sedaris’ off-beat tales from his stint as a Macy’s elf in New York City is the sure cure for the common Christmas show.  This one man show is 90 minutes long.  For more information or to purchase tickets, click HERE.

A Christmas Carol – November 28th – December 28th – DCPA’s The Stage Theater – This essential Holiday Classic is a joyous musical adaptation that traces money-hoarding Ebenezer Scrooge’s triumphant overnight journey to redemption. According to  The Examiner, A Christmas Carol promises to “warm your heart and renew your holiday spirit”.  The play length is 2 hours and 10 minutes.  For show times and ticket information, click HERE.

Santa’s Big Red Sack – The holiday show you shouldn’t bring your kids to – November 28th – December 21st – Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th Ave. – Witty, raunchy and relentless are words used to describe this adult only Holiday performance that has “graced” Denver for six straight years at the Avenue Theater.  If you are looking for some good laughs and non-traditional holiday entertainment, than this is the show for you.  Anyone who wears an ugly Christmas Sweater on opening weekend will receive a gift bag.  For more information or to purchase tickets, click HERE.

The Nutcracker – November 29th – December 27th, Ellie Caulkins Opera House – Colorado Ballet presents the 54th annual production of The Nutcracker featuring unforgettable characters, dazzling costumes, onstage blizzards, timeless choreography and Tchaikovsky’s extraordinary arrangement performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.  Bring the whole family to enjoy this timeless and magical performance. For more information or to purchase tickets, click HERE.

 

 

 

Children’s Activities:

The Ice Palace and Santa Now through December 24th – Cherry Creek Shopping Center – Inspired by the Disney Movie Frozenthe Ice Palace is an interactive display with a 30 foot Ice Palace and falling snow.  Children get to see their favorite Frozen characters Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven, as clips from the movie play throughout the display.  Feel your hands get icy cold at  at The Icy Hand Print experience, and get your picture taken with a plush Olaf at the Ice Throne.  End your magical journey at the Ice Palace with a visit to Santa and a special Disney Frozen Look-and-Find book!  For more information, click HERE.

The Polar Express Train – Now – December 28th, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays – For the first time in the history of the Colorado Railroad Museum, the story of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ is being theatrically re-created for you and your family.  Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and intrigue of this classic children’s tale. May this journey renew your sense of magic and wonder and may you leave filled with the spirit of the holiday.  For more information or to purchase tickets, click HERE.

Parade of Lights – Friday, December 5 at 8 pm and Saturday, December 6 at 6 pm. Don’t miss the 40th Annual 9NEWS Parade of Lights. This two-mile parade route through Downtown Denver is the stage for Colorado’s brightest holiday tradition. The FREE holiday spectacular features marching bands, ornate floats, floating balloons, and  a special appearance by Major Waddles the Penguin and Santa Claus.  Spectator viewing is free along the parade route, and grand stand seating in front of the City and County Building is available for purchase on a first come, first served basis. Bundle up and bring your hot chocolate to enjoy this fabulous and fun Holiday event.  For more information, click HERE.

 

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We at Vintage Homes of Denver hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We are grateful for all of you who have placed your trust in us over the years!  For information about Denver area Real Estate, please contact Jesse Sehlmeyer at 303-564-2245.

 

 

 

 

Posted on November 24, 2014 in Denver Area Real Estate, Our Blog, by Jesse Sehlmeyer

Haunted Denver Real Estate – Croke-Patterson-Campbell Mansion

Have you ever wanted an inside look at a real haunted house?   The Croke-Patterson-Campbell mansion, now the Patterson Inn, offers a glimpse into Denver‘s historic past, as well as the afterlife.

Built in 1893 for Thomas Croke, a successful experimental farmer, the mansion was an elaborate example of the rare Chateauesque style.  Using local sandstone, the red castle looms large with parapets, turrets and stained glass windows.  The home is a massive 12,000 square feet with four levels and an attached carriage house.  Even among the other Victorian monoliths that populate the Capitol Hill neighborhood, the Croke-Patterson-Campbell mansion stands apart.  Unfortunately, upon his first visit to his newly constructed home, Mr. Croke felt something just wasn’t right about the place and never returned.  He sold the mansion in 1892 to the Patterson family.

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The Patterson’s were a prominent Denver family, with both the senior Patterson and his son-in-law Richard Campbell serving in the state senate.  The family was also longtime overseers of the Rocky Mountain News.  Thomas Patterson lived with his daughter and her family until they sold the home in 1916.

The home saw many reincarnations throughout the 20th century.  It has been utilized as a dance hall, a boarding house, apartment building, a radio station and an office complex.

The most notable haunting activity was documented during the renovations in the 1970′s while creating the office spaces.  Workers would return each day to find the work from the previous day undone.  After many such events, the contractor purchased a pair of Doberman Pinschers to act as guard dogs.  Sadly, one day the workers came to the mansion to find the two dogs dead on the sidewalk apparently after jumping from a third floor window.

Naturally, the ghostly activity did not halt with the completion of the offices.  Office employees would hear equipment being used in empty rooms, feel sudden drafts from the basement, and often complain of loud partying from the top floor.  Of course, there was no one residing on the top floor.  After holding a seance, it was revealed that the spirit of a young girl haunted the castle.  Supposedly, her body was entombed in the cellar.  There was an excavation, and while a chamber was found, it was filled with sand.

Other specters are claimed to be present within the walls of the maze like Denver home.  Reports of knocks, bangs, footsteps and an infant’s cry are the most commonly reported.  There have also been several sightings of a gentleman in period garb walking between the home and the carriage house.  This is believed to be the spirit of Thomas Patterson.

Dubbed as one of America’s most haunted mansions, the Croke-Patterson-Campbell mansion is certainly a fabulous visit to the past.  Though it has been altered to accommodate each wave of residents, there has been care taken to preserve the unique attributes of the mansion.  The fireplaces retain the original tile surrounds and mantles.  The stained glass is strikingly beautiful and intact.  The stately mahogany trim and paneling is unpainted as are the art niches.  While the off-street parking is tight, the large carriage house could be restored allowing plenty of space for vehicles.

This piece of  historic Denver real estate was purchased a few years ago by Award-winning Denver Architect, Brian Higgins. His vision was to restore the home and create the now stately and charming Patterson Inn, featuring 9 unique guest rooms, dining room, pub, reading room and courtyard.

This video was created pre-renovation before Mr. Higgins purchased the property.  You can the beautiful architectural details and compare to see all the work that went into creating the magnificent Patterson Inn.

 

For more information on Vintage homes in Denver, or any other Denver real estate, please contact Jesse Sehlmeyer with Vintage Homes of Denver at 303-564-2245.

 

Posted on October 30, 2014 in Our Blog, Real Estate News, by Jesse Sehlmeyer

Lower Highlands Real Estate – Historic Victorian just listed at 3460 Bryant St.

Lower Highlands Real Estate – 3460 Bryant St.

This Historic Lower Highlands home was just listed.  Live in a great neighborhood with other historic homes that are located within walking distance to some of LoHi’s hot spots, such as Root Down, Linger, LoHi Steak Bar, Highland Tap and Highland Tavern.

 

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3460 Bryant St.

 

Offered at $430,000, this home has 4 bedrooms, 2 remodeled bathrooms and just over 1,600 sq. ft.  The main floor features beautiful hardwood floors, an open concept floor plan, kitchen with granite countertops, 2 bedrooms and full remodeled bathroom.  The second floor features a master bedroom with walk-in closet, and a beautiful bathroom with dual vanity and custom tile shower/tub.

 

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The house has updated plumbing and wiring and is in great shape.  It is on a large corner lot and has a great backyard with flagstone patio and covered area.  Enjoy the cool autumn afternoons on your front porch and watch the leaves fall from the many trees on the property.

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This is a great home in a wonderful neighborhood that is close to downtown and all that the Highlands and Lo-Hi neighborhoods have to offer.  For more information on this property or any other real estate questions, please contact Jesse Sehlmeyer at 303-564-2245.

 

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Posted on October 23, 2014 in Denver Area Real Estate, Our Blog, Real Estate News, by Jesse Sehlmeyer

Cherry Creek Colorado Real Estate – New Residential Development Project

Cherry Creek Colorado Real Estate – New Residential Development Project – 11 S. Monroe Street

Vintage Homes of Denver is excited to be working with the Cline Design Group on the New 11 S. Monroe St. Residences.

 

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11 S. Monroe St. Residences

 

When you couple an award-winning builder and the up-scale Cherry Creek neighborhood, you are sure to receive a truly remarkable living experience. The Monroe Street residences will be completed in the spring of 2015, a season showcasing the “pedestrian village” of Cherry Creek at its finest. Spring flowers will be in full bloom, walkways and the Cherry Creek bike path will be ready for afternoon strolls, jogging, and bike riding. Cherry Creek North, with all of its coffee shops, restaurants, galleries and boutiques, comes alive with people enjoying patios, outdoor fountains, and parks. This rich cultural and trendy neighborhood is the place to be.

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Located within walking distance to the Cherry Creek Shopping District, these thoughtful, modern and luxurious residential duplexes boasts over 3,600 finished square feet. Each home will feature bright open floor plans, sleek interior finishes, 3 bedrooms (2 master suites), 5 bathrooms, main floor study, 2nd floor laundry, fully finished basement with theater area, covered backyard patio and a third floor penthouse space with rooftop terrace offering breathtaking views and a great place to entertain.

 

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Cline Design Group, an award-winning design-build firm located in Littleton, CO., is the builder for these outstanding residences. They are the solution for those wanting simplicity in development, quality construction, and superior design. You can rest assured in knowing that attention has been paid to every detail, and that you will receive a living experience like no other.

For more information about the 11 South Monroe St. Project or if you have any other real estate needs, please contact Jesse Sehlmeyer at 303-564-2245.

 

Posted on in New Construction, Our Blog, Real Estate News, by Jesse Sehlmeyer

Halloween, Howls, Haunts and Happenings

Whether you like to get spooked out of your socks or just enjoy the outdoor activities that Halloween brings, Vintage Homes of Denver has got you covered.  Check out our list of Howls, Haunts and Happenings near Denver for Halloween.

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HOWL-O-WEEN – October 25, 5pm – 7pm

The Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Sanctuary, located in Divide, CO, hosts an evening of Wolf Howling, refreshments and a bonfire.  Come and watch as these majestic wolves are fed pumpkins filled with meat, then listen as they howl at the Moon.  You can join in if you feel so bold.  Cost of admission is $25 per adult and $15 for children 12 and under.  For directions, click here.

Haunted Field of Screams – Now – November 1, sundown til late.

Located in Thornton, this 35-acre corn field offers 3 frightful attractions (Haunted Field of Screams, Dead Man’s Night Maze and Zombie Paintball Massacre) guaranteed to get you screaming and your heart pumping. For more information, please visit: http://www.hauntedfieldofscreams.com/

Elitch Gardens Fright Fest – Now -November 2

Once the sun goes down, this lively amusement park is transformed into a scream park with haunted houses, ghosts, gouls and zombies.  Get into the spooky spirit of the season.  Admission to Fright Fest is free with the purchase of a regular admission ticket. Hours of operation are: Fridays 6pm – 10pm, Saturdays 12pm – 10pm, Sundays 12pm – 9pm.  For ticket information click here.

Mile High Horror Film Festival – October 9-12

Hosted by the Alamo Draft House in Littleton, CO at 7301 S. Santa Fe Dr., The Mile High Horror Film Festival is dedicated to honoring independent and classic horror films from around the globe.  This years Festival will feature cult classics such as Shaun of the Dead, The Little Shop of Horrors, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, American Psycho and Ghostbusters.  Most films are appropriate for ages 18 and up, children 6 and older must be accompanied by an adult.  Children 6 and under not admitted.   For more information and tickets, visit: http://drafthouse.com/packages/october-2014-denver/denver

Victorian Horrors XXI at the Molly Brown House Museum – October 17-18 & 24-25, 6:00pm – 8:45pm

In the darkened halls of the Historic Molly Brown House, actors will bring to life heart pounding tales of horror from Victorian gothic literary Masters such as Edgar Allen Poe, HG Wells and Mary Shelley.  Suitable for ages 12 and up.  For Tickets: click here.

COLOWEEN – October 31, 9pm

Get ready for this much anticipated Halloween Party being held at the new City Hall Events Center.  Put on your best Halloween costume and check out this Halloween Party Experience featuring massive Halloween Decorations, Sexy Halloween Costumes and Colorado’s best DJs playing Top 40, Electronic, Reggae and more. Ages 18 and up.

Ghosts in the Gardens – Denver Botanic Gardens – October 25, 9pm

Walk the paths of the Denver Botanic Gardens after dark, as you are guided through one of three ghost stories of your choosing.  Tour guides will share scary tales from years gone by and share information, security guards personal accounts and the history of “The Boneyard” which was located just outside the garden walls.  Tours appropriate for children 12 and older.  Please dress accordingly and wear shoes suitable for walking.  For more information, click here.

Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Cornmaze  – Now – November 1, 9am – 5pm

Come get lost in this 8 acre corn maze Friday – Sunday.  Wind through the field and stop for photo opportunities with animal cut-outs along the way.  Then witness the Butterfly shape of the maze from a 15-foot bridge that overlooks the maze.  Pony and horse rides will be available for an additional fee.  Enjoy treats of the season from local food vendors.

Boo at the ZOO – October 25-26, 9am – 5pm

The annual Boo At The Zoo at the Denver Zoo offers more than 25 trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly animal demonstrations and exciting family-friendly entertainment under the canopy of the beautiful fall foliage of the Denver Zoo. Activities free with zoo admission.  

Trick or Treat Street – October 24-26, 9am – 7:30pm

Bring your little ghosts, fairies and super heroes to this safe and fun trick-or-treating experience. Let them roam from Treat house to Treat house collecting goodies and making desserts and crafts.  Sure to be fun for the whole family.  For more information, click here.

Old South Pearl St. Farmer’s Market Halloween Fest – October 26th, 9am – 1pm

Come enjoy local, organic produce, meats and handmade goodies.  Listen to musicians as you watch youth parade the street in their Halloween costume creations.

Old South Gaylord Halloween Safe Street – October 31, 4pm – 7pm

This is an annual tradition and a great way for the whole family to safely celebrate Halloween.  Bring your kiddos and or pets in costume and wander from shop to shop (On south Gaylord St. between Tennessee and Mississippi) as merchants hand out candy and other goodies.  Pet parade and costume contest are part of the highlights of this great community event.

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For more ideas on how to celebrate Halloween, visit The Denver Posts Calendar of Events.

Regardless of how you decide to celebrate Halloween, we at Vintage Homes of Denver hope you have a spooktacular time!  If you are looking to buy or sell a home or have any real estate questions, please contact Jesse Sehlmeyer at 303-564-2245.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on October 10, 2014 in Denver Colorado Vintage Homes for sale, Our Blog, by Jesse Sehlmeyer

Denver Area Fall Festivals and Fairs

Denver Area Fall Festivals and Fairs – Fall is officially here and so are all the things that make it a great time of year.  Cozy sweaters, colorful trees, leaves crunching under your feet, hot apple cider, pumpkin pie and a briskness in the air.  Denver offers many wonderful and unique Festivals to help you enjoy the Fall Season.

 

Great American Beer Festival – October 2-4, 5:30 pm – 10 pm

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The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition.  This is a huge event for beer lovers and aficionados covering over 188,000 sq. ft. at the Colorado Convention Center.  Participants get to enjoy  1 oz. beer samples from both local and national breweries.  Many of the brewer’s staff the booths at the festival providing participants opportunities to ask questions and get the latest information on brewing techniques.  Enjoy samplings of diverse beers created from all over the United States.

Pumpkin Harvest Festival – October 4-5, 10 am – 4 pm

Head over to Four Mile Historic Park to pick out your very own pumpkin from the patch, build a scarecrow, dance to live music, play pioneer games, make a craft, and try your luck at county fair amusements. Love dessert? Try your hand at the pie-eating and cakewalk contests.   Enjoy tours of the Museum and learn what it was like for our pioneer ancestors to live in the 1800’s.  Enjoy horse drawn carriage rides and refreshments such as kettle corn, apple cider, and caramel apples.

 

Fall Horseshoe Market – October 4th, 9am – 4pm 

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Located in the parking lot behind Olinger at 46th and Tennyson, find that perfect up-cycled or handcrafted piece of furniture or clothing item for your home or get a head start on your holiday shopping.  The Horseshoe Market features handcrafted clothing, body products or vintage treasures from over 120 local vendors.  Visit a number of local food trucks when you are ready for a break from shopping.  For more information click here.

Festival of Scarecrows – October 11th, 10am – 2pm

Head over to Olde Town Square at 57th St. in Arvada for a variety of fun family-friendly activities.   You can purchase pumpkins, participate in a kids costume parade, pie eating or pumpkin seed spitting contests, or enjoy hay rides and wander through a corn maze.  For more information please click here.

 

Pumpkin Fest – October 10-12, 9am – 5pm each day

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Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield comes alive with PUMPKINS!  Thousands of pumpkins will be ripe for the picking in Chatfield’s 10-acre patch, so bring your wagon and pick away.  Enjoy live music, face painting, pumpkin carving demonstrations, pony rides and carnival games.  This festival is sure to have something for everyone.  Come enjoy the beautiful scenery at Chatfield and get a taste of fall.

Flatirons Food Film Festival – October 15-19th, 

“Feast on reel food”, this annual multi-day feast celebrates culinary cinema from various nations.  The Festival takes place in Boulder,CO and is part of the International Film Series at the University Colorado at Boulder.  All films screen on the CU-Boulder campus.  The festival includes film showings, discussions and food and beverage events.  If you enjoy food, are passionate about local natural foods, and want to learn from some of Colorado’s great chefs and food experts, then this is the event for you.  For information on festival schedule and ticketing, click here.

 

Choctoberfest Colorado – October 17th from 4pm – 10pm and October 18th from 10am – 9pm

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The Denver Marriott Tech Center will be transformed into a 15,000 sq. ft. Chocolate Heaven.  Chocolate Lovers can experience pure decadence as they wind through booths featuring chocolate of every kind.  Sample everything from dark and pure to rich and milky.  Experience chocolate infused with tea and alcohol or baked into brownies or wrapped into rich truffles.  Learn tricks of the trade with cooking demonstrations or just enjoy smelling the richness around you while listening to entertainment.  This event is sure to please your sweet tooth.  For more information click here.

 
Denver Arts Week: November 7-15,  Nigh at the Museums – November 8

Denver’s Arts Week celebrates the Mile High City’s vibrant arts and culture scene.  The week kicks off with the well know First Friday Art Walk, where art galleries in neighborhood art districts throughout Denver open their doors and host exhibits complete with wine and hors d’oeuvres.  This is a great opportunity to meet artists, curators and see new noteworthy collections.

Saturday, November 8th is Night at the Museums, where a number of Denver Museums offer free admission, provide complimentary shuttle service to and from the museums, and have extended hours til 10 pm.  What an amazing opportunity to get access to a number of premier museums.

There will be many deals and discounts for participants of Denver Arts week.  Hotel discounts will also be offered for those from out of town or locals looking to make an occasion out of the week.  For a list of events held each day during Denver Arts Week, Click here.

 

Starz Denver Film Festival – November 12-23

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For all film buffs and artists alike, the Starz Denver Film Festival is sure to have something for everyone.  The dates have been set, but the details are still being worked out.  Please visit the website: http://www.denverfilm.org/festival/ to get more information on films and showtimes.

Denver International Wine Festival – November 20-22,  Omni Interlocken Resort

The 10th Annual Denver International Wine Festival is the premier wine and food festival in the Rocky Mountains.  Come sample over 400 wines, beers and spirits, explore food and wine pairing demonstrations and educational seminars.  For information on the schedule and ticket pricing, please click here.

 

We at Vintage Homes of Denver hope you enjoy all the magic of the season!  If you have any real estate questions, please feel free to contact Jesse Sehlmeyer at 303-564-2245.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on September 30, 2014 in Denver Colorado Vintage Homes for sale, Our Blog, by Jesse Sehlmeyer

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