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Cover photo:
2007 Overall Award of Excellence Winner
The Carbondale at The Sanctuary at
Huntington Trails by Sopris Homes
Welcome to the 2008 Flatirons Tour of Homes
The Flatirons Building Council takes great pride in presenting the 19th annual
Tour of Homes. Showcasing some of the finest builders in the north metro area,
the Tour of Homes has something for everyone; featuring 23 new homes ranging
in price from the low $200,000s to over $2 million. You can walk through each
home or visit our Web site at www.flatironstourofhomes.com to travel through
the homes you were unable to tour.
We are proud to introduce for the second year the Flatirons Building Council
Tour of Homes Keepsake Magazine, stitched and trimmed with a glossy cover.
The Tour guide includes floor plans and descriptions, articles and photos from
participating homebuilders, retailers and service providers, as well as the latest
trends from the HGTV network.
Purchasing or remodeling a home is the biggest investment most people will ever
make. Whether you’re ready to make this decision or you’re simply gathering ideas,
we hope the Flatirons Tour of Homes will be an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
A portion of the proceeds of this year’s Tour will benefit the Home Builders
Foundation. The nonprofit Home Builders Foundation of Metro Denver is a
501(c) (3) tax-exempt foundation. Its mission is to use the unique resources of the
Metro Denver building industry to provide housing accessibility and education to
help those in need, making lives more livable.
Founded in 1993 by members of the Home Builders Association of Metro
Denver, the Home Builders Foundation benefits from the immense generosity
and resources of the Denver-area building industry to provide housing
accessibility and other services for victims of tragic circumstances.
As part of our long-standing commitment to the community, members of the
Flatirons Building Council seek to provide housing to the whole community
from the entry-level home buyer to the empty nester. If you would like more
information about our organization, visit our Web site at www.hbadenver.com
Once again, welcome to our homes. We look forward to having you visit our
featured homes and talk to the builders and the sales professionals.
Jim Fitzmorris, PE
Chairman, Flatirons Building Council
HBA of Metro Denver
DailyCamera.com
Table of Contents
30 Map of the homes on the Tour
31 List of the homes on the Tour
*Home profiles are throughout the section.
Content from HGTV Ideas:
26 Be the bon vivant, 21st-century style
42 Discovering Green Design from the inside out
54 HGTV celebrities share their favorite finds
Experience the Character of a
Wonderland Home.
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/4 mile west of Hwy 287 on Baseline Road in Lafayette.
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From 287 and N.W. Parkway go east 1 mile on Dillon Road to Aspen. Turn south 1/2 mile to Country Estates, at entrance,
turn west then immediately turn north into the Villas.
Villas at Country
Estates
Dahlia
553 Ri fl e Way, Broomfi el d
$548,376
Marketing Company: Sheffield Homes, www.sheffieldhomes.com
Sales Rep: Jessie Warren, Sheffield Homes, 303-465-1802
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This is a cozy, exclusive enclave that is
gated. The homes feature distinctive stone and
stucco exterior, tile roofs and covered patios.
Optional basement finished to satisfy every
buyer’s needs.
Local builder founded in 1978 with an
excellent reputation for customer service.
Somerset Meadows
Sales Office Open
Tuesday-Sunday
Noon-5pm
3904 Buckham Way $1,225,000
4827 FinSqFt, 4 bd, 5 baths
2010 Braeburn $815,000
3513 FinSqFt, 4 bd, 4 baths
3920 Glenneyre Dr $1,390,000
4285 FinSqFt, 4 bd, 4 baths
2008 Calico Ct $775,000
3805 FinSqFt, 3 bd, 4 baths
TOUR OF NEW HOMES! Noon to 5pm
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From Federal and 120th Avenue, go west 1/2 mile to Lowell Boulevard. North approximately 2 1/2 miles on west side north
of 136th Ave. Reserve is on the corner of Broadlands and Lowell Blvd.
Reserver at the
Broadlands
St. Andrews
14121 Reserve Place, Broomfield
$711,984
Marketing Company: Sheffield Homes, www.sheffieldhomes.com
Sales Rep: Jessie Warren, Sheffield Homes, 720-887-5253
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The Reserve offers a master-planned golf course
community. Experience a new dimension in style, elegance
and design. A finished basement fulfills a variety of lifestyle
needs and desires.
Sheffield Homes was founded in 1978 and understands
the diverse needs and desires of its customers.
The arri val of someThi ng rare,
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IocatIon. Iuxury. IIfe.
OnIy one pIace showcases thIs rare unfoIdIng of IIvIng –
CaImante. Iocated In desIrabIe BouIder County, CaImante
puts the worId at your feet, and maIntenance free IIvIng
In your hands. WIth just 75 townhomes offerIng exquIsIte
detaIIIng and a varIety of conhguratIons – many wIth maIn
0oor master bedrooms – your home Is a true IImIted edItIon.
Two-car attached garages, waIkout Iower IeveIs, gourmet
kItchens, and beautIfuI courtyards are features at CaImante.
It’s our prIvIIege to Iet you personaIIze your IIvIng space
wIth upscaIe hnIshes at our on-sIte desIgn center. We InvIte
you to dIscover the many benehts of IImIted edItIon IIvIng.
Homes are prIced fromthe $600,000s.
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From I-25, exit west on 144th, pass Huron, turn south onto Huntington Trails Parkway. Home on corner at N. Osage Street.
From 287, east on Dillon Road, pass Zuni, turn south onto Huntington Trails Parkway. Home on corner at N. Osage Street.
The Sanctuary at
Huntington Trails
Carbondale
14280 N. Osage St., Westminster
$774,900
Marketing Company: Sopris Homes, www.soprishomes.com
Sales Rep: Jen Schell, 720-224-2044
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Enjoy life adjacent to shore fishing, open space, trails
and pool. Walking to restaurants, shopping and movies.
20 minutes to Denver/Boulder/Longmont.
Imagine a home designed for family functionality with a
place for everything! Custom kitchens, functional home center
for projects/homework, entry bench/cubbies.
Euro architecture, inviting kitchens, furniture-style
islands, distress finishes, great rooms, architectural details,
extended studies, libraries and courtyards.
Sealed cellulose insulation, airtight casement low-E
windows, tighter construction. Use less energy, guaranteed!
Environments for living, Energy Star, Built Green.
OPEN SPACE. RIGHT OFF PEARL STREET.
The Walnut is designed around a private courtyard offering natural beauty right in the heart of downtown Boulder.
Steps from Pearl Street’s cosmopolitan pleasures, The Walnut offers tranquil residential living with true urban style.
• Downtown at 17th and Walnut
• One and two-bedroom Flats from $515,000
• Two-story Brownstones and Skyhomes
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• Custom design and finish options during
construction pre-sales
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• Occupancy Winter 2008
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From I-25, west on 144th Avenue, south on Huron Street, west on Huntington Trails Parkway, 2nd from end on northside of street.
Huntington Trails
Estates
Chambord
1255 Huntington Trails Parkway,
Westminster
$1,545,000
Marketing Company: Bosch Marketing Group, LLC, www.mountaincm.com
Sales Reps: Marie Callaway and Beth Sons, 720-887-3000
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Huntington Trails Estates offers manicured open space
with walking trails, luxurious community center with pool,
half-acre home-sites, and easy access.
Unique custom welcomes all with elegant stone, brick and
stucco exterior, cedar accents, 10-foot iron front door, and
colored concrete drive and sidewalks.
Custom built with Old World charm. Gourmet kitchen
with Wolf sub-zero appliances and Woodmode cabinets.
Travertine tile floor throughout the first floor. Large covered
outdoor living area – with built-in BBQ – backing to Greenbelt.
Mountain Construction provides a rich history of building
spectacular homes with necessities, and a whole lot of luxury.
Obtain the Property Report required by Federal law and read it before signing anything.
My New Boul der.
6,000-square-foot Private Fitness Club
Private Movie Theater with Stadium Seating
Two blocks from the 29th Street Entertainment District
Adjacent to the Boulder Creek Path
Residences starting from the low $300s.
Come See Our Rooftop Pool Today!
Sales Center Open Daily off of 38th Street & Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder
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I sell wine for a living, but I’m not big on the pretentious wine thing. Give me some friends, a decent shiraz and
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people — without needing a big sprawling house. We just head up to the rooftop pool, watch the sunset and
enjoy a bottle of wine. Maybe two.

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From 287, east on Dillon Road, pass Zuni, turn south onto Huntington Trails Parkway, turn north on Osage Street.
From I-25, west on 144th, pass Huron, south on Huntington Trails Parkway, left on Osage Street.
The Sanctuary at
Huntington Trails
Silverton
14345 N. Osage St., Westminster
$671,900
Marketing Company: Sopris Homes, www.soprishomes.com
Sales Rep: Jen Schell, 720-224-2044
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Enjoy life adjacent to shore fishing, open space, trails
and pool. Walking to restaurants, shopping and movies.
20 minutes to Denver/Boulder/Longmont.
Imagine a ranch home with a custom feel, expansive
living & entertaining spaces. Designer kitchen, great room,
cozy courtyard, functional home center and entry bench.
Euro architecture, inviting kitchen, furniture style island,
distress finishes, architectural details, study and courtyard with
fireplace ambiance.
Sealed cellulose insulation, airtight casement low-E
windows, tighter construction. Use less energy, guaranteed!
Environments for living, Energy Star, Built Green.
2008 FLATIRONS TOUR OF HOMES | PAGE 1
From Highway 287, drive east on Dillon Road/144th Avenue past Zuni to Huntington Trails Parkway, turn south to 142nd
Circle, then north on North Navajo to model home.
Preserve at
Huntington Trails
Tuscany
14275 N. Navajo St., Westminster
$945,000
Marketing Company: CopperWest Colorado, www.copperwestcolo.com
Sales Reps: Laura Koby and Cassie Busch, 303-920-9609
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Huntington Trails borders McKay Lake and Westminster
Open Space offering easy access to nature trails, a private pool
and clubhouse. It is located just west of the new Orchard
Town Center with easy access to I-25.
A courtyard greets you at the entrance of this gorgeous two-
story home with a fabulous gourmet kitchen and a huge center
island that opens to an expansive great room. A formal dining
room, main level study, plus a guest suite completes the first floor.
A private roof deck rests between the master suite with
two closets and the three large secondary bedrooms. An
upstairs laundry completes the upper level. Dual staircases
with wrought iron detail, hand trowelled walls, Tharp cabinets
and close attention to detail are just a few special
appointments in this Insignia Home.
Stone/stucco exterior, Built Green features and energy
efficiency are all elements found in finely crafted luxury homes
by Insignia.
We invite you to visit any
of our communities and learn
more at www.mcstain.com
Bradburn Village – Westminster
Solar-powered single-family homes
303.410.9700
Crescent Ridge at Lowry – Denver
Attached homes near Crescent Park
303.363.4000
East Park at Lowry – Denver
Water-efficient single-family homes
303.363.4000
Hyland Village – Westminster
Craftsman Bungalows
Penthouse Townhomes
303.466.4700
Indian Peaks South – Lafayette
Single-family & attached homes
303.665.8200
McStain Collection – Denver
New homes in old neighborhoods
303.570.2042
Platt Park – Denver
Duplex homes with finished basements
303.843.1545
Casitas at Stapleton – Denver
Attached homes with
a unique neighborhood feel
303.333.0024
Stapleton – Denver
Backyard Row Homes
Penthouse Row Homes
303.399.9799
Stapleton – Denver
Town & Country Homes
303.333.0024
www.mcstain.com
2008 FLATIRONS TOUR OF HOMES | PAGE 1
28th Street north to Kalmia Avenue. East on Kalmia Avenue to entrance of Northfield Commons at the intersection of
Silverton Street. Model/sales office on the NW corner of Silverton Street and Kalmia Street.
Northfield
Commons
Bison Duplex
3611 Silverton St., Boulder
Starting at
$739,000
Marketing Company: Northfield Commons, www.northfieldcommonsboulder.com
Sales Rep: Kate Lyons, 303-442-0309
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Catch the Flatirons at sunset. Go on a bike ride after work or
gather with friends for a potluck barbecue at six.
Low-maintenance duplex living at Northfield Commons frees
up your time and gives you great access to bike trails, picturesque
views, walkable streets and the warm, friendly atmosphere
Coloradoans love. Combine all that with nearby shopping,
restaurants and transportation, and the balance you’ve been wishing
for is no longer only a dream. You’re living it.
Distinctive architecture is a prerequisite of new urbanism, and
our duplexes prove it. Designed to complement a variety of lifestyles,
these homes feature spacious, flowing great rooms, dining areas and
kitchens, and first floor office or study space.
Master suites feature large walk-in closets, luxuriously appointed
baths and private balconies. You’ll love the favored outdoor amenities,
including covered front porches, back/side patios and, on most models,
rooftop decks with stellar views. Our custom upgrades and basement
finishes are great options for personalizing every area of your home.
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From Highway 36 west take the Baseline exit and head west towards the Flatirons. Continue on Baseline until 6th Street.
Take a right onto 6th Street. Take a left onto Euclid Avenue and your first right back onto 6th Street. Take your first left
onto Geneva. Second house on the right.
Remodel
Whole house and addition
525 Geneva Ave., Boulder
$800,000
Marketing Company: Hammerwell, Inc., www.hammerwell.com
Sales Rep: Rich Sands, 303-443-3430
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(BEFORE)
Flagstaff neighborhood offers beautiful views of the
Flatirons as well as walking distance to open space trails.
Open, modern interiors contrast with the craftsmen
bungalow exterior. The kitchen features top-of-the-line
appliances and stone countertops.
Upper level offers private Master Bedroom with amazing
views as well as a large master bath with soaker tub.
Recognized builder with over 30 years experience,
featured often in Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, Better Homes
and Gardens and other publications.
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North on Broadway to Balsam. West on Balsam to 9th. North on 9th to Cedar. East on Cedar.
Home is on the corner of 9th and Cedar.
Newlands
919 Cedar Ave., Boulder
$1,979,000
Marketing Company: Hammerwell Incorporated, www.hammerwell.com
Sales Rep: Rich Gribbon, 303-441-5685
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Nestled into established family neighborhood,
overlooking the North Boulder Park and Front Range.
Walking distance to downtown Boulder.
A minimalistic modern design with touches of Tuscany,
featuring an open floor plan, dramatic spaces, creative
materials and seamless detailing.
Environmentally considerate construction using FSC
certified woods, formaldehyde-free cabinetry, recycled roof
and patio materials, high-efficiency equipment and more.
Recognized builder with over 30 years experience,
featured often in Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, Better Homes
and Gardens and other publications.
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From 98th Avenue and Sheridan go west on 98th Avenue. Turn south on Ames Street, then turn west on 97th Place.
Hyland Village
The Leyden
5411 W. 97th Place, Unit A,
Westminster
$484,000
Marketing Company: McStain Neighborhoods, www.mcstain.com
Sales Rep: Grant Taylor, 303-466-4700
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Hyland Village will offer a zero-energy community center
and pool, convenient retail center and access to miles of trails.
This Penthouse Townhome features ... you guessed it, a
penthouse. Complete with rooftop deck and amazing views.
Townhome includes a five-piece master bath with walk-in
closet, a butler’s pantry in the open kitchen and granite tile
countertops.
McStain Neighborhoods develops and builds in a
sustainable partnership with the natural environment.
(Base price, including penthouse level.)
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From 95th and Baseline Road, go west on Baseline Road then south on Roser Drive to the roundabout.
Indian Peaks South
The Cypress
2822 Crater Lake Lane, Lafayette
$439,900 (base price)
Marketing Company: McStain Neighborhoods, www.mcstain.com
Sales Rep: Jesús Orozco, 303-665-8200
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Indian Peaks South will include a long linear park,
community center with pool and a convenient retail center.
The Cypress features a large front porch entering into an
open family room, dining room and kitchen with alley-loaded
garage. This home also features solar panels to take advantage
of Colorado’s bountiful sunshine.
The Cypress includes a main-floor master bedroom, five-
piece master bathroom and walk-in closet, two extra upstairs
bedrooms and loft.
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clients, associates, and the broader community we serve with
respect and integrity.
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Spa body wrap, blanket
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Safe in the microwave or
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wrap $42, blanket $68,
mask $23
Caribbean Charm
888.880.4443
LoooLo Organic Biodegradable
Pillows
Made with organic wool and
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$190-$230
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Sustainable carpeting
Non-toxic, made from
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Nature’s Carpet
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800.667.5001
Bamboo and Cotton Blanket
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Fresh Wave Crystal Gel
Non-toxic, all-natural odor
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Also comes as vacuumpearls, shoe
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The Container Store 888.CONTAIN
Plus Minus Zero Humidifier
Computer-controlled humidifier
with an aroma therapy function
$249
Compact-Impact 212.677.0500
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From 98th Avenue and Sheridan go west on 98th Avenue. Turn south on Ames Street, then turn west on 97th Place.
Hyland Village
The Chestnut
5533 West 97th Ave.,
Westminster
$509,990 (base price)
Marketing Company: McStain Neighborhoods, www.mcstain.com
Sales Rep: Grant Taylor, 303-466-4700
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Hyland Village will offer a zero-energy community center
and pool, convenient retail center and access to miles of trails.
This Craftsman Bungalow features a wraparound front
porch, central exterior courtyard accessed from the main-floor
master and solar panels.
The Chestnut includes two upstairs bedrooms, up to two
additional bathrooms and a full basement. Kitchen with
island, granite tile countertops and 42-inch cabinets.
McStain Neighborhoods develops and builds visionary
communities that integrate the aesthetic, physical and
emotional needs of our customers.
Open six days a week. Next to the McGuckin Design Center 2460 Canyon.
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Burt’s Bees Aloe Hand Sanitizer
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CVS Pharmacy 888.607.4287
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Contains essential oils,
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*For driving directions, see each home profile or visit www.flatironstourofhomes.com.
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1. Sheffield Homes 553 Rifle Way, Broomfield $548,376 303-465-1802
2. Sheffield Homes 14121 Reserve Place, Broomfield $711,984 720-887-5253
3. Sopris Homes 14280 N. Osage St., Westminster $774,900 720-224-2044
4. Bosch Marketing Group, LLC 1255 Huntington Trails Pkwy., Westminster $1,545,000 720-887-3000
5. Sopris Homes 14345 N. Osage St., Westminster $671,900 720-224-2044
6. Insignia Homes 14275 N. Navajo St., Westminster $945,000 303-920-9609
7. Coast to Coast Development Corp. 3611 Silverton St., Boulder Starting at $739,000 303-442-0309
8. Hammerwell, Inc. 525 Geneva Ave., Boulder $800,000 303-443-3430
9. Hammerwell, Inc. 919 Cedar Ave., Boulder $1,979,000 303-441-5685
10. McStain Neighborhoods 5411 W. 97th Place, Unit A, Westminster $484,000 303-466-4700
11. McStain Neighborhoods 2822 Crater Lake Lane, Lafayette $439,900 (base) 303-665-8200
12. McStain Neighborhoods 5533 West 97th Ave., Westminster $509,990 (base) 303-466-4700
13. Cornerstone Homes 2746 Spruce Meadows Drive, Broomfield $1,954,000 303-469-1121
14. Bosch Marketing Group, LLC 1040 W. 141st Circle $1,495,000 720-887-3000
15. Coast to Coast Development Corp. 3696 Pinedale St., Boulder Starting at $479,900 303-442-0309
16. Markel Homes 1504 Grant Drive, Longmont Starting at $335,500 303-678-1362
17. Markel Homes 302 McConnell Drive, Lyons Starting at $494,750 303-823-6814
18. Krueger Construction Management 2161 Driver Lane, Erie $1,040,000 303-859-0470
19. Markel Homes 343 Dakota Blvd., Boulder $1,389,000 303-440-4498
20. Markel Homes 2369 Hecla Drive, Louisville Starting at $494,500 303-604-9196
21. Sopris Homes 8676 Portico Lane, Longmont $1,499,000 720-652-9191
22. Pulte Homes 16651 Plateau Lane, Broomfield $479,990 303-604-1857
23. Pulte Homes 16487 Las Brisas Drive, Broomfield $507,990 303-604-5440
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Yolo Colorhouse has an entire
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s all things green are enjoying mainstream
appeal, the timing is right for a one-stop
shop in Boulder selling natural and organic
products at competitive prices.
Welcome to Ellie’s Eco Home Store, where
living an environmentally sustainable life becomes
easier for the average consumer. Ellie’s makes natural,
sustainable and healthy products for people and their
homes more accessible to everyday shoppers.
Think of your typical department store with
lots of variety – only eco-friendly.
Ellie’s offerings include apparel and accessories,
linens and furniture, general merchandise, building
supply, paint and finishes, solar services, educational
offerings, natural children’s products, health and
beauty, and a design center to help customers remodel
or build with sustainable and green products.
Visit the store and check out Ellie’s amazing
array of recycled and rapidly renewable products and
those that conserve water and energy. Natural cork
flooring, recycled cotton insulation, non-toxic paints
and finishes, locally made concrete countertops,
bamboo plywoods, recycled plastic furniture, wool
carpeting, recycled “pop bottle” carpeting, tropical
hardwood decking, composite decking, recycled
rubber flooring/pavers, recycled roofing, Boulder
laundry detergent, Eco-Products non-toxic cleaning
products, compostable event supplies, natural pet
supplies, non-toxic fertilizer and plant food,
compact-fluorescent light bulbs, organic skin care
products and organic linens for baby – all under one
convenient roof at last.
“We especially like to source local
products,” says Carly Marriott, general
manager of Ellie’s. “We understand the
importance of supporting our community,
entrepreneurship, and lessening the carbon
footprint of transporting product. Our
business plan is to pair Ellie’s with a natural
food market to make shopping for customers
even more convenient. We took this into
consideration for customers who use
alternative transportation as well. Those who
bike will only have to visit one shopping
center for many of their needs. Ellie’s
customers who drive will be lessening their
carbon footprint by not driving all over town
to complete their shopping.”
Ellie’s was formerly the building division of
Boulder’s Eco-Products Company. Since 1990, Eco-
Products has been marketing green office products,
such as recycled copy paper, organic coffees and
alternative packaging material. It expanded to include
building products in 1996. Growth has skyrocketed
during the past two years and Eco-Products is now a
$40 million company, thanks to increasing demand
for items such as biodegradable, corn-based drinking
cups and green laundry detergent.
Get your Zapino scooter at Ellie’s
Ellie’s is now an official dealer of Zapino
Electric Scooters, which are hot sellers in Boulder.
Perfect for city commuting, they are economical and
non-polluting, and are able to reach speeds around
30 miles per hour.
The Zapino works on a 60-volt, dry-cell battery
system, has regenerative ABS disk brakes and a
3,000-watt hub motor. The scooter’s list price is
$3,495, and it comes in chic colors – red, lime
green, sky blue, pink and black.
“To fully charge the Zapino costs about 25
cents as opposed to $70 to fill up the average car,”
says Marriott. “To me, that’s the real selling point.
You can drive 30 miles on each charge. And you can
plug it into a regular home outlet. Our Founder and
President Steve Savage and the Vice President of
Operations for Eco-Products both commute to work
on their Zapinos. Our support office has a solar-
panel system on it, and the Zapinos are drawing
their energy from our solar source.”
Ellie’s Commitment
Ellie’s Eco Home Store is committed to
providing the community with the best green
building materials and everyday healthy home and
personal items available. “We believe there are
better and affordable alternative ways to build,
renovate and live a healthy lifestyle,” Marriott says.
“Ellie’s affordable alternatives help us leave a softer
footprint on our planet as we make our homes
beautiful and healthy.”
Ellie’s Eco Home Store seeks manufacturers and
products that use natural and/or organic inputs,
practice energy conservation, are rapidly renewable,
use recycled content, do not emit toxins or other
unhealthy byproducts, practice sustainability in the
sourcing of their inputs, reduce pollution or waste
from operations, are conscious about the
environmental impacts of their packaging,
manufacturing and distribution, and help reduce
overall environmental impacts.
Visit Ellie’s
Ellie’s Eco Home Store is temporarily housed at
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Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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2008 FLATIRONS TOUR OF HOMES | PAGE 1
I-25 west on to 144th to Zuni Street. Then north to 152nd. Turn west at the entry to the Spruce Meadows Subdivision to
2746 Spruce Meadows Drive. Home on the south side of the street.
Spruce Meadows
Prada
2746 Spruce Meadows Drive,
Broomfield
$1,954,000
Marketing Company: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
www.sprucemeadowsbroomfield.com
Sales Rep: Jeff Salter, 303-469-1121
Cornerstone, Inc., www.cornerstonehomesinc.com
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Views everywhere from this window filled architectural
marvel. Stone, steel and plane walls of wood mix to dazzle
your senses.
This home features a kitchen to be coveted by any
master chef – abounding in elegant materials and avant
garde design.
This home abounds with wonderful indoor-outdoor
spaces, and features a walk-out sculpture garden in the
basement.
Huge four-car garage, court yards, roof decks and
patios – all combine in this signature piece of Livable Art
from Cornerstone.
2008 FLATIRONS TOUR OF HOMES | PAGE 1
From I-25, west on 144th Avenue, south on Huron Street, west onto Huntington Trails Parkway.
Huntington Trails
Estates
Cumberland
1040 W. 141st Circle, Westminster
$1,495,000
Marketing Company: Bosch Marketing Group, LLC
Sales Reps: Marie Callaway & Beth Sons, 720-887-3000
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entertainment area. Huge master bath – double vanities, sit
down dressing table and direct access to laundry room.
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customers happy
By Judy Finman
“I was extremely happy with the movers! They were wonderful!” wrote
another client, emphatically.
For nearly 15 years, savvy Colorado individuals, businesses and non-
profits have entrusted their possessions to Taylor Moving of Boulder, a local
company that has earned its reputation for trustworthiness, superior service,
and pleasing its customers.
Realtor Jeremy DeBell, with RE/MAX Horizons Group in Broomfield,
has called on Taylor Moving more than once. “They moved me personally,
and I was so pleased with them that I have recommended them to my
clients. I was impressed with their customer service, reliability, and their
hard-working, friendly crew,” he says. “My customers are grateful that I
recommended the company. They say the Taylors and their crew are
wonderful to work with. I’ve never had a complaint.”
DeBell points out that moving “is a very stressful time for people. But
with Taylor the move will go smoothly. They’ve really got a desire to make
the customer happy – which has not been my experience with other moving
companies. Glen Taylor is hands-on. He checked in on my move to say,
‘How’s everything going?’ ‘Is there anything we can do better?’ He makes a
point of making the customer happy.”
“They listen and are amenable to what we want,” says Peter Lundskow,
curator of collections for the Boulder History Museum. He engaged Taylor
to move the museum’s only piano, a Laffargue player piano, built in New
York in 1921. “We’ve used Taylor before,” Lundskow says. “We like to use a
local company. Both the owners and the movers take a personalized
approach to every move.”
Taylor Moving is owned by the husband-and-wife team of Glen and
Leah Taylor and employs around 23 movers. The company transports as
many as 1,200 households and businesses each year. It specializes in moves
within Boulder County, but regularly coveys people all over Colorado and
occasionally outside the state.
Leah Taylor says, “A lot of local moving companies have been affected
by the economy, going out of business or being bought up by national
chains. We’ve managed to stay busy and in business and were even voted
Best Mover in Boulder by Camera readers in 2006 and 2007. We are not
nationally funded, so we depend on happy customers for continued
business.” Taylor Moving was also voted 2008 Best of Boulder by readers of
Boulder Weekly.
“Our success comes down to the same crews year after year – we have a
low turnover rate,” Glen Taylor says. The guys work together as a team and
accommodate the customers. Three or four of the crew have been with us
since day one – nine of them five or six years.”
Ellen Berman is a self-employed Home Director, who manages moves
for clients. She has found Taylor to be accommodating and flexible. “We
did several small moves, and the helpers were very courteous and concerned
about the personal belongings. They took extreme care in moving a baby
grand piano from one household to another. One time we did multiple
pickups and dropoffs; they weren’t expecting this when they arrived, but
they accommodated us, and we were pleased. They didn’t waste time; they
were efficient and showed a lot of care.”
Because the family is very hands-on, you almost always reach a Taylor
when you call the office, and always meet one of them on your in-home
estimate. They have a lot of repeat customers and referrals, because
customers know the owners will always be involved in the process and the
movers are always first-rate.
Taylor Moving has been in the same location in Boulder, with the same
owners, from the beginning. Some companies say they are locally owned or
have been around for decades, but are actually owned from out of state or
have changed hands several times.
“With Taylor Moving we are what we say – a true family-run, locally
owned and operated moving company that cares about you and your
belongings,” Glen affirms.
Building a successful business allows the Taylors to give back to the
community. They’ve donated moves for local institutions such as The
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, Boulder Valley Humane Society and
Habitat for Humanity. “If we’ve done well, then we should give back,” says
Sandy Taylor, Glen’s mother, who works full time in the office. “If it’s a good
cause, we like to help out.”
“We love you guys!” Every business owner longs to hear these words from customers. At Taylor
Moving of Boulder, this is one of many accolades from customers surveyed after they moved.
Taylor Moving is located at 4949 N. Broadway, #110, in
Boulder. For more information or a free estimate on your next
move, call Taylor Moving at 303.443.5885 or e-mail the Taylors
at GTMOVING1@aol.com. Visit the www.TaylorMove.com.
2008 FLATIRONS TOUR OF HOMES | PAGE 1
North on 28th Street. East on Kalmia Avenue. North on Pinedale Street. End at property on right (8-plex of Row Homes).
Model is east unit – Unit A.
Northfield
Commons
Loft Row Houses
3696 Pinedale St., Boulder
Starting at
$479,900
Marketing Company: Northfield Commons, www.northfieldcommonsboulder.com
Sales Rep: Kate Lyons, 303-442-0309
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Multiple decks and a neighborhood with easy
trail connections and a community park promises
hours of outdoor enjoyment in these high-design
luxury row houses. You’ll love the gourmet kitchen
with Euro-style cabinetry, stainless steel appliances
and granite slab countertops, and the spacious
master suite with optional fireplace. Large-paned
glass and unique corner windows combination
with a natural color palette and textural exterior
complement the fresh, distinctive architecture
highlighted by a metal roof and metallic accents.
Crisp lines, definitive angles and exquisite details
lend sophistication and an urban influence to this
ideal neighborhood.
Open and airy main floor with great room
and beautiful fireplace. Inviting front porch, patio
and multiple decks for year-round enjoyment.
Beautiful master bath with soaking tub, seat-in
shower and double vanity. Walk-in closets in
spacious master suite with adjoining deck.
Additional bedroom or study on middle level,
with private bath and large deck. Secluded
bedroom/loft, bath and deck on third lever.
Unfinished lower level with great potential as
home office or rec/media room.
Built Green
®
and Energy Star
®
rated for eco-
friendly living.
2008 FLATIRONS TOUR OF HOMES | PAGE 1
Take Hwy 287 to 15th Avenue. Turn West on 15th Avenue to entrance of Yeager Farm at 15th and Bowen or take Hover
Road to 15th Avenue. Go East on 15th Avenue to entrance of Yeager Farm subdivision at 15th and Francis Street.
Yeager Farm
Whitewater
1504 Grant Drive, Longmont
Starting at
$335,500
Marketing Company: Markel Homes, www.markelhomes.com
Sales Rep: The Kahler-Lees Group, Re/Max Traditions/Markel Homes, 303-678-1362
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Fabulous location in established North Longmont, just
minutes from shopping, school, hospital, and parks.
Convenience and accessibility define this single-story home,
along with a long-range view from foyer to the patio.
Vaulted ceiling in great room, dining room and master
bedroom. Optional basement finishes. Built Green and Energy
Star rated.
2008 FLATIRONS TOUR OF HOMES | PAGE 1
Highway 66 west to Lyons. Turn south on bridge after “Welcome to Lyons” monument to home.
Lyons Valley Park
Mesa
302 McConnell Drive, Lyons
Starting at
$494,750
Marketing Company: Markel Homes, www.markelhomes.com
Sales Rep: The Kahler-Lees Group, Re/Max Traditions/Markel Homes, 303-823-6814
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Lyons Valley Park is bordered by the St. Vrain River and a
1,000-foot bluff. This stone and stucco home offers spacious
one-level living with a fabulous great room. Visit this open,
flowing ranch with gorgeous kitchen and spacious master
suite. Optional basement finishing and third-car garage. This
home is Built Green and Energy Star rated.
2008 FLATIRONS TOUR OF HOMES | PAGE 1
East on Baseline Road, past County Line Road. North on Vista Parkway, south on Driver Lane.
Vista Ridge
2161 Driver Lane, Erie
$1,040,000
Marketing Company: Mapleton Real Estate Group, www.kcmcustom.com
Sales Reps: Brian Krueger/Greg Schultz, 303-859-0470
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This fantastic home backs up to the prestigious Vista Ridge
Golf Course. Great mountain views from master balcony.
Finished lower level with large recreation room, guest bedroom,
full bath and wet bar. This home features front and rear covered
porches, rear with fireplace and two upper private balconies.
Vista Ridge is the ideal golf course community. Fabulous
amenities includes 2 pools, community center and clubhouse.
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North on Broadway past Lee Hill Road intersection; turn west on Laramie Boulevard into Dakota Ridge Village, go five
blocks and turn south onto 5th Street, one block to Dakota Boulevard, west to 343 Dakota Boulevard.
Dakota Ridge
Village
343 Dakota Blvd., Boulder
$1,389,000
Marketing Company: Markel Homes
Sales Rep: Nancy Haney, 303-200-0488
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Traditional, perfectly balanced architecture with pleasing details and textures
highlighting an inviting stone entry way and spacious covered front porch with southern
views to open space.
Private master retreat accommodates both shared and personal space, with a cozy
bedroom fireplace, a very large walk-in closet and a spacious five-piece bath featuring
double sink vanities, jetted tub, generous-sized steam shower and separate toilet.
Spacious kitchen with walk-in pantry includes cherry cabinetry, top-of-the-line
refrigerator, double ovens, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.
This home is Built Green
®
for eco-friendly living and environmental preservation.
Murphy Homes
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F
or a limited time, Lennar is celebrating the retirement of its Heritage
Series at Heritage Todd Creek, a community designed exclusively for
Active Adults with a resort lifestyle. Lennar’s Model Home Close-Out
Event is an incredible opportunity for Active Adults looking to buy now.
Lennar is offering unbeatable savings on the limited number of model
homes that remain in this spectacularly designed series. Additionally,
just for visiting Heritage Todd Creek during this special Model Home
Close-Out Event, new customers will receive a two-for-one golf
certificate just for registering, while supplies last.
For Active Adults, it is the final opportunity to own a Heritage Series
home. These ranch-plan homes feature the most desired features and
upgrades simply included such as cherry cabinets, central vacuumsystems,
wrought-iron handrails, front and rear yard landscaping and so much
more, priced fromthe mid $300s. The floor plans offer two bedrooms and
between two and two-and-a-half baths at up to 2,488 square feet of space.
Additionally, special financing is available during this event.
Lennar’s new and exciting Champions and
Legends Collection are now available, featuring
ranch-style homes from the low $300s. Be sure to
ask about the new plans when you visit!
Heritage Todd Creek is a luxurious 700-acre
golf course community built around an Arthur
Hills-designed 18-hole championship golf
course. Providing something to appeal to everyone was of the utmost
importance in the community’s timeless design. Heritage Todd Creek
offers an exciting active resort lifestyle with a full calendar of social
activities and clubs, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and lighted
tennis courts. Inside the newly built clubhouse, residents can enjoy the
library, card, billiards and computer rooms.
Residents don’t need to travel far to enjoy a delectable meal on the
town. Within the clubhouse, they will delight in the Creekside
Restaurant, perfect for dining with friends or enjoying an intimate
dinner alone. Situated in a prime North Metro Denver location,
Heritage Todd Creek provides easy citywide access and commuting to
DIA, downtown Denver, Boulder and northern Colorado so that
Active Adults are always in the heart of everything.
For more information on Lennar’s Model Home Close-Out Event
at Heritage Todd Creek, visit Lennar’s Welcome Home Center, open
Monday, noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., or call
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to Yosemite take a right, then make another right
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hese days, many people appreciate and look for environmentally
friendly furnishings and services when buying, remodeling or
updating their home or place of business. Whether it’s energy-efficient light
bulbs, appliances or heating and cooling units, “go green” is the mantra.
But did you know you can go green when it comes to your flooring,
too? Go Green Flooring by The Carpet Line has been ahead of the
trend, offering eco-friendly flooring products for a decade. In fact, the
Boulder company has specialized in 100-percent natural wool carpet
since the family owned and operated store opened its doors in 1982.
“Flooring is something some people really don’t think about in
terms of being eco-friendly,” says Go Green Flooring owner Brenda
Steele. “But they have that option.”
At Go Green Flooring, that option includes an array of choices for
eco-friendly carpets, rugs and hardwoods. Go Green works with
designers, builders and individuals in providing residential and
commercial flooring products. The store carries all major brands – Go
Green is the only full-product Karastan dealer in Boulder – and
is fully stocked with earth-friendly flooring choices.
In addition to natural wool carpeting, Go Green
offers recycled synthetic carpets and PET carpet,
commonly known as “pop-bottle carpet” because it’s
made from recycled, non-toxic plastic in soda-pop,
water and juice containers. They also carry Smartstrand,
a carpet made from a corn polymer fiber that takes
30-percent less energy to produce
than its nylon counterparts.
“It’s virtually impossible to stain and it feels like it’s been soaked in
fabric softener, it’s so soft,” Steele says.
For people sensitive to toxic gasses that carpet can emit, Go Green
carries a variety of low- and no-VOC (volatile organic compounds) pads.
Cork is a popular hard surface flooring material these days because it’s
extremely durable, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial. Go Green Flooring,
a member of the Boulder Green Building Guild, also offers a selection of
“reclaimed hardwoods,” wood that is harvested from old, torn-down
buildings or leftover from early logging days and reclaimed from rivers
once used to transport the lumber to it’s destination. They also carry
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood flooring products.
“FSC sets high standards that ensure forestry is practiced in an
environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically
viable way,” Steele says. “Consumers wishing to support healthy forests
and communities should look and ask for the FSC label when
purchasing hardwood.”
If you’re in the market for stone or tile flooring, Go Green has you
covered, as well. In addition, the company carries Marmoleum,
virtually indestructible, all-natural linoleum.
Go Green is a full-service flooring company: They will
install, repair or restore flooring, and they’ll even treat pet odor.
Designers, builders or homeowners in need of
eco-friendly flooring can call Go Green Flooring at
303.440.4442, visit www.GoGreenFlooring.com or stop by the
store showroom at 5485 Western Ave.,
Boulder, Mondays through Fridays 9 a.m. to
5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Go Green Flooring
By Thom Collins
- continued from page 47
2008 FLATIRONS TOUR OF HOMES | PAGE 49
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From South Boulder Road, turn north onto Hwy 42/95th; east on Paschal to North End entrance; south on Hecla Drive.
North End
Sanitas
2369 Hecla Drive, Louisville
Starting at
$494,500
Marketing Company: Markel Homes, www.markelhomes.com
Sales Rep: Michele Steward, Markel Homes Construction Company, 303-604-9196
20
North End offers energy-
efficient, low maintenance living
in a neighborhood with
spectacular views, winding
footpaths and beautiful Hecla
Lake at its center.
The fluid design moves
people easily from kitchen to
dining areas to patio or great
room accommodating family and
guests alike.
Markel Homes - Built
Green
®
and Energy Star rated for
eco-friendly living.
2008 FLATIRONS TOUR OF HOMES | PAGE 52
B
uilt Green
®
Colorado has been behind the growth of green and
energy efficient home building in Colorado since 1995. Over that
period of time, green building has become part of the culture of the
Home Builders Association of Metro Denver and much of its
membership, and increasingly woven into the fabric of the home
building industry. ENERGY STAR
®
, a recognized label for many of the
appliances and electronic devices in our homes and offices, has
expanded its influence to buildings, including new homes. So how are
they different? Built Green
®
Colorado is a comprehensive rating
program that looks at the value of “greener,” more environmentally
appropriate options to standard building products and techniques, as
well as energy efficiency, tuned to the climate and building practices of
Colorado. ENERGY STAR is a national brand that evaluates the
qualities of various building components so that consumers can choose
more efficient products without being experts in the technology; it also
has a new home program that sets minimum performance criteria for
new homes. Built Green
®
and ENERGY STAR have been informally
linked for quite some time. The Built Green
®
Checklist has referenced
ENERGY STAR throughout its development, recommending
ENERGY STAR appliances early in the program and, more recently,
introducing the ENERGY STAR Advanced Lighting Package as
ENERGY STAR becomes more entrenched in the residential
building industry. Both Built Green
®
and ENERGY STAR are
dynamic programs, constantly evolving as new technologies
and research reveal better ways of building.
In its evolution, Built Green
®
has brought in other
programs where there were opportunities to “plug in” an
appropriate component. For example, the American
Lung Association Health House standards are
included in the Built Green
®
Checklist as a single item
that gains 13 points. In the 2007-2008 Checklist,
ENERGY STAR New Home criteria are
similarly packaged as one of four
options for the minimum energy
requirement to qualify a home as Built
Green
®
. Packaging these external
programs has a couple of benefits. It
recognizes the credible work and
expertise put into other programs and
minimizes confusion by consumers by demonstrating that these
programs share the same goal of quality, high performance homes. It
also reduces the time required to develop and maintain some of the
technical aspects of Built Green
®
, time that can be focused more on
builder training and consumer education.
This year Built Green
®
and ENERGY STAR have formalized their
relationship by setting the ENERGY STAR New Home criteria as the
minimum energy standard for all Built Green
®
homes. This change will
officially take place in October 2008, but builders are already
preparing, and in many cases have already reached this new standard.
Through Built Green
®
, builders have taken advantage of the
opportunity to continuously improve their homes’ performance to the
point where, even if they aren’t currently meeting the specific criteria
for ENERGY STAR, the difference is less onerous than it may have
been a couple of years ago. It should also be noted that the minimum
energy requirement for Built Green
®
exceeds the 2006 International
Energy Conservation Code.
So as a new home buyer, what does Built Green
®
with ENERGY
STAR mean to you? Take a look at this list of features that are likely to
be in your new home:
• Optimum insulation properly installed with no voids (bare spots)
• High-performance windows for energy savings and comfort
• Penetrations in the home’s shell properly sealed to prevent
uncontrolled air infiltration
• Ducts sealed with mastic (not duct tape)
• Gas appliances are “sealed combustion” (air for combustion is
ducted from the outside and doesn’t mix with indoor air)
• Low/no VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints and finishes
are used; carpet is minimized and tacked, not glued
• Proper moisture control to avoid condensation and leaks (mold
and structural damage)
• Energy efficient lighting package
• Independent testing of the home’s energy system
The partnership of Built Green
®
and ENERGY STAR is a natural
match. Energy efficiency has always been fundamental to green building,
since the environmental impact of the operation of buildings over their
lifetime is significant. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency, a typical home can cause as much as twice the greenhouse
emissions of an average automobile, and most of this is in the energy
consumed to keep the home comfortable. But there is more to the
partnership than just joining two recognized programs together. Built
Green
®
with ENERGY STAR further validates the importance of
looking at the entire home as an interactive system. This “system” is
much more complicated than it used to be, and both programs
have continued to bring the latest building science to
homebuilders to not only prevent problems in the future,
but to get the best performance possible.
Built Green
®
Colorado has been helping builders
find energy solutions to new homes since 1995. Visitors
to homes in the Flatirons Tour of Homes should make
a point to visit those homes that are labeled Built
Green
®
. There they will see many of the features
recommended on the Built Green
®
Checklist, which lists nearly 200
different green building options. As far
as the cost of higher performance
homes is concerned, builders recognize
that “affordability” is a long-term issue
that doesn’t end at the closing table.
With the added benefits of ENERGY STAR, these builders are giving
their customers an even better chance to maintain a comfortable and
healthy home environment without taking a huge bite out of their
monthly budget.
Green building is smart building. It makes economic and
ecological sense. The urgency of reducing our dependence on foreign
oil has become painfully evident over the last few years, but it was
always a good idea. And the potential is huge for drastic reductions in
our consumption of oil and other resources without sacrificing our
quality of life. As a matter of fact, our quality of life should improve in
the process. So when you leave the Tour of Homes this year and go
looking for a new home, start with the list of builders that build to the
standards of Built Green
®
with ENERGY STAR (www.builtgreen.org).
Why would you go any further?
Built Green
®
Colorado is a voluntary, industry-led program
administered by the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver.
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Department of Energy
(www.eere.doe.gov) and Environmental Protection Agency (www.epa.gov).
Doug Seiter contributes on energy and environmental building
issues, and is the former State Coordinator of Built Green
®
Colorado.
He can be reached at dlseiter@comcast.net.
Built Green
®
with ENERGY STAR: A Natural
Diagonal Highway to Airport Road. North 1 mile to Clover Basin. West 1 mile to Portico Lane. South to the home.
Portico
Crestone
8676 Portico Lane, Longmont
$1,499,000
Marketing Company: Sopris Homes, www.soprishomes.com
Sales Rep: Stan Meade, Summit Real Estate & Marketing, 720-652-9191
21
Portico offers 1-acre lots backing up to private open space
... only 10 left.
The Crestone has a wonderful open plan with main level
guest suite, home tech center and incredible loft area.
Double island kitchen with granite countertops.
Hardwood throughout the main floor, and upstairs laundry.
Sopris Homes has been a leader in Energy Star home
building. All Sopris Homes carry a 5 star energy rating and
the Energy Star label.
2008 FLATIRONS TOUR OF HOMES | PAGE 54
2008 FLATIRONS TOUR OF HOMES | PAGE 55
I-25 to Highway 7, west on Highway 7, left on Lowell Boulevard, left on Indian Peaks, right on Parkside Center Drive, left
on Wolverine Loop, left on Plateau Lane to models.
Anthem
Highlands
Telluride
16651 Plateau Lane, Broomfield
$479,990
Marketing Company: Pulte Homes, www.pulte.com
Sales Rep: Amanda Denison, Pulte Homes – Anthem Colorado, 303-604-1857
22
Anthem Colorado offers 806 acres of open space, 48
miles of walking trails, 15 parks, and a private recreation
center featuring an outdoor swimming pool and water park.
From the large kitchen with a center island and an eating
nook, to a spacious family room that opens onto a large deck,
to a formal dining room and a cozy study, this house has
plenty of formal and informal space. An open balcony
overlooks the family room and there is an elegant master suite
with a private bath and a walk-in closet.
With an optional game room and fifth bedroom the
3,009-square-foot Telluride offers plenty of room for your
growing family.
I-25 to Highway 7, west on Highway 7, left on Lowell Boulevard, right on Anthem Ranch Road, left on Las Brisas.
Drive to models.
Anthem Ranch
Vail
16487 Las Brisas Drive, Broomfield
$507,990
Marketing Company: Pulte Homes/Del Webb, www.pulte.com
Sales Rep: Melanie Dube, Del Webb, 303-604-5440
23
Anthem Ranch by Del Webb offers world-
class amenities, resort-style activities, and the
unparalleled living experience you’ve come to
expect from Del Webb, the leader in active
adult communities.
With its grand foyer, the Vail makes a
statement the moment you set foot in the
door. The open living room and kitchen are
great for entertaining.
The Vail model also features a large deck
and covered patio, great for relaxing in your
beautiful new community.
Safe Systems
By Thom Collins
I
ntruders are three times as likely to break into a home without a
security system than one with a security system. Safe Systems, the
Louisville-based residential and commercial security company, has
been keeping families and businesses safe in Boulder County and
beyond for more than 25 years.
The team at Safe Systems is expert at customizing security systems
to meet individual needs. No job is exactly the same except when it
comes to Safe Systems’ goal: Secure the client.
“Every system we do is designed for that homeowner,” says Safe
Systems President Larry Halpern. “We’re
going to learn what your lifestyle is, and fit
your system to your needs.”
Oftentimes, people aren’t simply looking
for protection from intruders. Safe Systems
can help in other emergency situations, too.
“We can install systems that detect
smoke that will call for the fire department
to respond,” Halpern says. “Carbon
monoxide sensors will detect if the CO2
levels in your home get too high. We’re going to get a
signal and get help to you whether you are in a position where you can
call for help or not.”
Safe Systems has always been a market leader in alarm
communications. The company boasts a state-of-the-art, 24-hour
central monitoring station, a key component for a security company.
It’s one of the reasons SDM magazine, a leading publication in the
home-security industry, ranks Safe Systems among the top 100 security
companies in the nation.
Technology is changing at a rapid pace. As new technologies
become available within your home or place of business, it’s important
to ensure your security system is compatible. Safe Systems offers safe-
link radio products, which allow their security systems to function no
matter the type of technology you have elsewhere in your home or
business. It’s compatible with either a digital or analog phone system,
and it stays on even if your phone system fails.
“Our safe-link technologies allow our
customers to monitor their alarm systems
without phone lines,” Halpern says. “Or if you
want to arm or disarm your alarm system
remotely, you can do that from your cell phone.
If you have a child coming home from school
and you’re not going to be home, but you want to
know when they get there, these systems can send
you a message right to your cell phone or e-mail.
“And what’s amazing about the technology is that
it’s really very affordable.”
For more information, call the expert staff at Safe Systems toll free
at 1.800.446.7519 or visit www.safe-systems.com.
One size does not fit all when it comes to home security
systems. Standardized systems can have gaps leaving vul-
nerable the people and things you love most. That’s why
we’ll come to your home to make a security assessment.
Then we’ll design a system that’s right for you. Some might
call that quirky. But we’ve been doing it
that way for years. Call today for an
appointment or to learn more.
Every family has its
quirks.
That’s why our security
systems are custom-fit.
303-444-1191
www.safe-systems.com

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