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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.

 

 

Highland’s Denver Comes Alive with Summer Events and Festivals

The Highland’s neighborhood has become a thriving urban community with some of Denver’s best restaurants, gift shops and galleries.  This summer enjoy a sampling of the diversity this wonderful neighborhood has to offer by participating in some of the local festivals and events.

In the Heart of the Highland’s:

32nd Ave. Farmer’s Market – runs from June 1st through the end of September and is held every Sunday from 9am – 1pm at 32nd Ave. and Lowell Blvd.  Enjoy the summer sun as you stroll and shop the local produce, coffee, meats and other delectable goodies.  To see what produce is in season, here is a link to the Colorado Crop Calendar: http://highlandssquare.com/FarmersMarket/CropCalendar2014.pdf

 

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Taste of the Highlands – August 16th, 2014 from 3pm – 7pm – Treat your taste buds to diverse culinary delights provided by local Highlands Retaurants and food merchants.  Last year’s event featured Live Music and a beer and wine garden.  Details for this year’s event have not yet been released, visit http://highlands-square.com/Taste/ for more information on vendors.

 

 

 

In Highlands and surrounding neighborhoods:

First Friday Art Walks – Held the First Friday of every month, year round, from 5pm – 8pm  at both the First Friday Highland’s Square (32nd Ave. and Lowell Blvd.) and the Tennyson Street Cultural District Art Walk  (along Tennyson St. from 38th Ave. up to 48th Ave).  Feast your eyes on works of Art from local Artists and Artisans and sip wine as galleries and boutiques host open houses into the evening hours.

Highland’s Garden Village Summer Film Series – Highland’s Garden Village is an award winning, 27 acre, mixed-use development built on the former Elitch Garden Amusement Park site at 38th Ave. and Tennyson. They, in conjunction with the Historic Elitch Garden Theatre Foundation, hosts a summer film series every other Friday.  Lawn seating and live music starts at 7pm.  For a complete list of movies please click on the link: http://historicelitchtheatre.org/2014/05/2014-summer-film-series-announced/.

 

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Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, Sloan’s Lake – Saturday and Sunday, July 19th & 20th.  Enjoy a cultural experience honoring the ancient Chinese Sport of Dragon Boat Racing.  A Sport that’s catching on across the US, as well as internationally, with competitions and cultural festivals held worldwide.   The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival has grown from 16 teams in its first year to over Fifty teams this year.  Watch as teams of 18 rowers race across Sloan’s Lake in boats with colorfully painted dragon heads and tails.    

The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival is also well-known for having the best collection of authentic Asian food, from Korean, Japanese, Filipino and Chinese to Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, Hmong and more.   Enjoy dance and musical performances honoring various cultures and traditions.  For a complete guide to this years Dragon Boat Festival, please visit: http://www.cdbf.org/about/.

 

Horseshoe Market – Saturday, July 12th from 9am – 4pm is one of Denver’s most popular Markets with over 100 Colorado vendors selling their art, handmade crafts and vintage treasures.  This year’s market will be held at 4345 W. 46th Ave. in the lot behind Olinger Moore Chapel.  For more information: http://horseshoemarket.com/our-markets/summer-market/

If you are interested in learning more about the Highland’s Denver neighborhood and Real Estate opportunities, please contact Jesse Sehlmeyer of Vintage Homes of Denver at 303-564-2245.

 

 

New Contemporary Home Sells in the Highlands

New Contemporary Home Sells in the Highlands

Vintage Homes of Denver sold this wonderful new Contemporary home located within walking distance to the heart of the Highlands Neighborhood.  It is completely brand new from the main floor – up!  There are three floors covering over 2200 sq. ft. with 3 bedroom suites, 3 ½ bathrooms, a study/flex room, and lots of storage in the basement area. The main floor features an open floor plan with an entertainer’s kitchen complete with custom cabinets, granite countertops, stainless appliances, and gas stove.

The second floor master suite is a great space with a large 5-piece master bath and a walk-in closet. There are two additional bedrooms and laundry on this level. The family room is located on the top floor with an amazing walk out deck to enjoy evenings watching the sunset over the Rocky Mountains.  The outdoor space is perfect for entertaining with two large patios, large corner lot, gardening space and an oversized two-car garage.

The location of this home could not be beat with its close proximity to the shops and restaurants at 32nd & Lowell Blvd. It is also close to Sloan’s Lake and the newer shopping district, Green Commons, at 38th and Lowell, anchored by a 24-hour Fitness and Sprout’s Market.

For more information about new construction projects in the Highlands neighborhood, or any of your real estate needs, please contact Jesse Sehlmeyer of Vintage Homes of Denver at 303-564-2245.

Please watch our You Tube video of 3274 Vrain St.

Posted on June 12, 2014 in Highland Homes for sale, Our Blog, by Jesse Sehlmeyer

Vintage Homes of Denver Sells Beautiful Highlands Remodel

Vintage Homes of Denver enjoyed seeing the transformation and remodel of this Highland’s property at 3106 Perry St.  It went from a run down, as-is property to a beautifully restored 1910 Bungalow.  It is the perfect combination of preserved character with attention to detail and modern updates.

 

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This house featured a restored front porch, all new landscaping, in-ground sprinkler system, large deck, new re-decked roof, and full brick and paint restoration. The interior featured an open floor plan, restored hardwood floors, doors, and trim work. The modern design of the bathrooms and kitchen featured carrara marble countertops, euro cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and designer fixtures throughout.

Both the main floor and basement bathrooms were completely new and had custom tile and amenities. The home had new insulation, wiring, plumbing including sewer line, new furnace, and a new hot water heater installed.

The basement was professionally finished with a lowered floor and high ceilings. All walls in the basement were brand new creating a bedroom, bathroom, and a loft style living space. The plaster was a smooth coat finish and period correct.

The private back yard and restored front porch make for great entertaining spaces.  A quick walk to the restaurants and shops on 32nd Ave. make it easy to take advantage of all The Highlands has to offer.  This is a project we were proud to be a part of.  Please watch our YouTube video on this property.

Some of the few Hot Spots in Highlands include: Trattoria Stella, Mead St. Station, bang!, Happy Cakes Bakeshop, and Pinche Tacos.  This is a neighborhood that has come along way and is thriving.  For more information about listings available in the Highlands or surrounding Metro Denver Neighborhoods, please contact Jesse Sehlmeyer at 303-564-2245.

 

 

 

Posted on May 24, 2014 in Denver Colorado Vintage Homes for sale, Highland Homes for sale, Our Blog, by Jesse Sehlmeyer

Denver Highlands – Berkley Modern Duplex Homes

Due for completion in June of 2014, the Berkley Modern duplex homes at 4528 Utica Street are in the heart of the the exciting Highlands neighborhood in Denver, CO and are being offered by Jesse Sehlmeyer of Vintage Homes of Denver.

This elegant residence is the one you have been waiting for. You have the best location in Berkley with the park steps away and shopping one block away. This home will feature a very distinct modern vision and has the modern features the most discriminating owner would expect. The main floor has a private study up front, open gourmet kitchen with stone counters, stainless appliances, and custom cabinets. The floor plan is open to the back yard space and light abounds through the home. The second floor features dual master suites with spa style bathrooms and a large closets. The third level is an amazing penthouse space with a bathroom and large deck with sweeping views. When you want to relax in the lower level enjoy a theater room area and also a private guest suite. The whole home has custom fixtures, designer paint, and a well designed floor plan. Think of enjoying every evening watching the sunset over the mountains from this custom residence. 

 

3,355 sq ft   –   Dual Master Suites   –   Third Story Penthouse   –   4 Bedroom/ 5 Bathrooms

Main Floor Study   –   Rooftop Deck   –   Second Floor Laundry

Mountain Views   –   Finished Basement   –   Open Floor Plan

Fully Landscaped   –   Theater Room   –   Modern Interior Finish   –   Private Patio

Pre-wired for Audio/Security   –   2-Car Garage   –   Walk to Tennyson/32nd

If you would like a tour of these beautiful homes or any other property in the Highlands neighborhood, contact Jesse Sehlmeyer with Vintage Homes of Denver.

Posted on April 30, 2014 in Highland Homes for sale, Our Blog, by Jesse Sehlmeyer

Highland – Denver’s Forgotten Past

Known to history as Highland, this community was once the Arapahoe Indians’ winter camp and a stage stop en route to the mining camps.  Not to be confused with the later Highlands neighborhood to the northwest of Denver, or Highlands Ranch to the south, Highland was a brief chapter in the life of the adolescent Denver.

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The first townspeople in the Highland neighborhood were primarily English and German. The German immigrants were in search of work, and the brewery business was booming. Established in 1859, the Rocky Mountain Brewery called Highland home. Being the first brewery between the Mississippi River and the Pacific Coast insured prosperity for the owners, John Good and Philip Zang. Originally delivered by Zang himself with his trusty wheelbarrow, the brewery soon was producing enough to show a profit. Zang sold his share of the business in 1889, but the company continued to flourish and was putting out 175,000 barrels daily by 1917. While the brewery suffered from several fires and is no longer a piece of Denver’s skyline, the Zang mansion still stands on at the corner of 7th Avenue and Clarkson Street. Denver City and Auraria flanked the Highland area. There was no law in town, and a wild west atmosphere prevailed. Women would often have their shotguns close at hand while gardening or hanging the wash. In fact, there were frequent duels and murders in the Highland area, resulting in hangings at 15th Street bridge.
In 1859, the rival Auraria and Denver City decided that the best strategy to combat the constant warfare for dominance was to merge. In the merger they also swallowed up Highland. The Denver Children’s Museum and the Downtown Aquarium now reside on what is left of Highland.

Sources:

Wiberg, Ruth Eloise. Rediscovering Northwest Denver. Boulder, CO: Pruett Publishing Co. 1976

Wilk, Diane. The Potter-Highlands District. Denver, CO: Historic Denver. 2004

Posted on January 13, 2014 in Highland Homes for sale, Our Blog, by Jesse Sehlmeyer

New Highlands Real Estate – Contemporary Duplex Homes

These duplex homes have been rebuilt from the ground up, literally.  Located off 32nd and Vrain, these homes are within walking distance to all that makes living in Highlands real estate so wonderful.  Stroll the 32nd and Tennyson district with its shops, restaurants, and coffee houses.  Sloan’s Lake is minutes away for evening runs or bike trips.

In addition to all that the Highlands neighborhood has to offer, the easy commute to the heart of Denver, LODO, and Sloan’s Lake make these contemporary duplexes a perfect place to call home.

Each unit is over 2,300 square feet of living space, with three bedrooms and four bathrooms.  The unique floor plan provides each bedroom with an individual level with a personal en suite bathroom.  The main living area is an open concept, loft-like space with a gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors, quartz countertops, and custom cabinetry.  The large windows offer natural light as well as mountain views.  Each home is pre-wired for high speed internet and security systems.

The top level of each unit features a bonus room with wet bar, gas fireplace, large windows, and a stunning rooftop deck.  The lower level has an additional finished space that could be well used as a workout space or office.

Contact Vintage Homes of Denver today for a private showing at 303-564-2245.

Posted on October 9, 2013 in Highland Homes for sale, by Jesse Sehlmeyer

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