Labor Day weekend 2015

Labor Day weekend 2015

Whatcha doing this weekend?!


If you are in or around Colorado Springs this weekend there is so much to do! I will forewarn you, it's is parent's weekend at the Air Force Academy... expect busy roads and packed restaurants, especially on the north end of Colorado Springs and Monument!! I hope those families and many other fans enjoy a gorgeous day and a great football game at Falcon Stadium Saturday!


If you know my family, we love camping and being outdoors... well except on the holiday weekends (Memorial, Independence, Labor) because everything is so packed and there seems to be more drinking and danger. So, we lay low on the big holiday weekends. We are going to enjoy some family time for sure, just not camping in our beautiful mountains this time.

There was a lot of worry that the Labor Day Balloon Classic was cancelled effective after the 2014 event... which it was! However a new event has taken over.... the Labor Day Lift Off; and balloons will once again lift off each morning and glow Saturday & Sunday evening at Memorial Park near Union & Pikes Peak!! I would venture to guess it will be just as awesome as years past! 


Many of the events in the link below I have not personally experienced yet, but if you are looking for art, baseball, food, golf, cars, museums, outdoor time and so much more, please check out some of these ideas -



Hope you all have a fun and safe weekend in Colorado!! 


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8158 Ferncliff Dr - Updated 2-story

8158 Ferncliff Dr - Updated 2-story

8158 Ferncliff Dr. Colorado Springs. This one is very special to me... years ago these wonderful clients came to town exploring a life in Colorado from the south, and eventually became friends! After showing them homes for days, they landed at Ferncliff in Fairfax at Briargate. Over the years, they have made this house a home, with manicured landscaping and tons of updating inside! 


The main level includes newer wood laminate flooring, nice high ceilings and updating oil rubbed bronze fixtures! To top that off the kitchen is updated with solid surface counters, integrated sink, tile backsplash, stainless appliances, pantry and it's open to the family room with fireplace. 

The tile carries into the other bathrooms throughout the house... all nicely updated with tub / shower surrounds, flooring, backsplashes, mirrors, lighting... it's all done! 

All this gorgeous house, plus it has a wonderful yard... and it backs to a trail / open space, great for running, biking, getting to the awesome local school and multiple parks! 

Please check this one out today!!! For more photos, video, details, check out  ... or contact me and we can set a showing! 

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Open House-Saturday 1:00-3:00 at 9180 Melbourne

I will be holding an open house this Saturday, September 5 at 9180, Melbourne Dr. 

 Briargate Open House

This home is an amazing 6 bedroom, 4 bath, 3 car garage home in the heart of Briargate Colorado Springs Neighborhood, near parks shopping and schools. Main level has a great room layout as well as both formal living and dining areas. The kitchen has an island with counter bar and opens up to the family room, the nook and the backyard. There are plenty of cabinets and counter space as well as a pantry. Dishwasher and Microwave were replaced July 2015. All appliances are stainless steel. There is also a main level study. Upstairs has 4 bedrooms and 2 baths.Master is oversized with window seat and attaches to a 5 piece bath with walk in closet. Bedrooms have updated colors and are a good size, many with walk in closets.The basement has a large family room and 2 additional bedrooms with additional storage area. Back yard is fenced and landscaped with sprinkler system. There is a large wood deck for entertaining as well as play-set for the kids. There is air conditioning and the roof was replaced in 2012.


Please stop by and say hi, I'd love to show you this beautiful home.

If you want more information  give me a call.

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Top 5 Luxury Home Sales in Colorado Springs through June 2015

2015 has been a great year for the Colorado Springs Real Estate market. Homes priced in the median to lower end of the market have been especially active, while the luxury market has been slower to come back around but ,as the old saying goes, "A high tide raises all boats."


That tide has led to these top 5 Luxury Home sales so far this year. Here they are in reverse order of sales price:

#5-10780 S. Forest Drive

Colorado Springs Luxury Home Sale10780 S. Forest Drive Listed at $1,899,000; Sold for $1,899,000 This magnificent mid-century raised ranch on a cul-de-sac in the Black Forest area is a resort unto itself, sitting on 10 wooded acres, with its own putting green and regulation tennis court. The home has views of the Air Force Academy, downtown and the Spanish Peaks. Inside are 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, a formal dining room, a master suite, a living room and a family room with entertainment center, built-in bookshelves and wet bar. The kitchen has Italian stone counters, Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, Wolf gas range, an eating area, wine refrigerator and walk-in pantry. On the lower level are a library, wine cellar, wet bar/kitchen, gym and sauna. Outside are a 3,000 square foot patio, glass teahouse, fire pit, underground sprinklers, room for RV parking and a 720 square foot shop/garage. The home is 15 minutes from shops and restaurants, and 50 minutes to DTC.

#4-3740 Camelrock Vw

Kissing Camels Home Sale

3740 Camelrock Vw Listed at $1,975,000; Sold for $1,970,000 This 5-bedroom, 7-bath is golf course living at the highest level, backing up onto the Kissing Camels links and boasting views of Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak and the Front Range. Nestled on a private cul-de-sac, Its 8,000 square feet of living space includes a main level with 3 bedrooms including the master suite with its attached bathroom and a fully-equipped kitchen. There is also a formal dining room, living room with fireplace and 3 additional bathrooms. The walkout basement has 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, a 2-lane bowling alley, wet bar, exercise room and access to the golf cart garage. Out back, a covered patio is ideal for entertaining. The gated community has greenspace, a pond and a swimming pool, as well as private security.

#3-2355 Stratton Forest

Colorado Springs Luxury Home Sale 2355 Stratton Forest Listed at $2,650,000; Sold for $2,346,600 This custom-designed home in the gated Stratton Forest community has fabulous stonework inside and out. Situated on 1+ acres and backing onto wooded open space, it is located on a private road that leads to a circular drive with a moss rock columned portico. With 3 bedrooms and 6 baths distributed between the main and lower levels, there are nearly 9000 square feet of finished living space. The impressive great room has vaulted ceilings with exposed wood beams, wood floors, a custom wet bar and a floor-to-ceiling rock fireplace. Preparing meals is a delight in the gourmet kitchen which leads to the back patio where there is an outdoor cooking station. Back inside is a formal dining room and a main floor master with adjoining bath. Upstairs is a stand-alone office that can double as a guest bedroom. On the lower level are one bedroom and 2 baths, as well as a home theater and fitness room.

#2-6 Plainview Road


6 Plainview Road Listed at $2,600,000; Sold for $2,470,000 As resplendent as any home ever featured in Architectural Digest, this 4-level, 5-bedroom, 6-bath home is a luxury lover’s dream come true. Located on a 2.7 acre lot with views of the mountains and city, and 8,600 square feet of living space, there are fabulous details and finishes in every room, starting with the 36-foot x 9-foot atrium with a 24-foot peaked glass ceiling. The living room and dining room both have stackable doors that open to a maximum of 20 feet and lead to the patio with its pool, fire pit and hot tub. An upper level guest wing has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Above that is a top level exclusively occupied by the master suite with its adjacent bath. The gourmet kitchen has an eating area, counter bar, island and downdraft range. Down in the basement are an additional bedroom, a half bath and home theater. Outside, the spacious grounds hold a tennis court, greenhouse and hot tub.

#1-915 Grey Mountain Pt.

Colorado Springs Luxury Home Sales

915 Grey Mountain Listed at $3,275,000; Sold for $2,900,000 This stunning Tuscan villa in the Broadmoor Resort Community is 10,000 square feet of opulence on a 1.4-acre cul-de-sac lot off a private road. Seven patios surround the home, offering magnificent 360° views. With 5 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms on two levels (plus basement), there is ample room for family, guests and entertaining. 9-foot beamed ceilings, crown moldings and French doors contribute to the continental atmosphere. The chef’s dream kitchen has 2 Bosch dishwashers, 2 Sub-Zero refrigerators, 2 hammered copper sinks, a Wolf range, eating nook and breakfast bar. A formal dining room and 2 additional bedrooms also occupy the main floor as well as a spectacular great room with a floor-to-ceiling limestone fireplace. An elevator or circular limestone staircase leads to the upper level master suite with separate his and hers baths. Down in the basement are the home theater and a guest suite. The home also has 3 studies/offices, a craft room and climate-controlled wine cellar.

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5904 Coffee Rd - Sweet Deal

I wish I had 25 of this house to sell. This great 2-story is on a nice corner lot in Woodmen Hills, nestled nicely in the neighborhood, but very close to grocery and other convenient shopping. 

The owners have taken great care of it, to include updating main level flooring to a gorgeous wood-laminate with plenty of style! 


The living room is vaulted to a small loft niche.... it's also open to the kitchen / dining area with high ceilings, creating a nice feeling of space. The kitchen walks out to a small deck, pavestone patio, and gazebo all in a generous yard... plus there's a dog run. 


The upper level includes a master with attached bath, plus 2 additional bedrooms and hall bath. 

For more photos, video and details visit...  or give Brooke a call at 719-229-8143 

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