Grand County Homes on Parade continues this weekend
August 4, 2008
Doors opened to more than two-dozen premiere homes across Grand County on Saturday, Aug. 2, as part of this years Parade of Homes. The free, self-driving tour event runs two weekends, Aug. 2 and 3 and Aug. 9 and 10, and highlights some of the best of the best of single and multi-family homes.Homes that round out the Parade list, listed as a portion of this years Builder Sponsors, include Kingsfoot Inc.s home at 80 Cedar Ridge Dr., New Frontiers home at #38 365 Jack Frost Dr., River Rocks Developments home at 731 Cranmer Ave., 400 CR 514 by M3 Colorado/Coyote Creek, a Grand Contracting Inc. home at 1395 Wildhorse Circle, 102 Fairway Lane at Granby Ranch, and two Terra Firma homes, at 1555 Rendezvous Rd. and at 3048 N. Golf Course Circle.The Lofts at Old Town townhome at 80 Cedar Ridge Drive near the ski area base in Winter Park has a spacious floor plan with 2,616 square feet, four bedrooms, three baths, is ADA compliant (with elevator), heated rooftop deck with built-in barbecue and hot tub, heated driveway, cherry hardwood floors, doors and cabinets; solid granite throughout, huge mudroom, two family room areas, and two-car heated garage. Builder is Kings Foot, Inc. and the architect is Dan OBrien and Associates.No. 38 at 365 Jack Frost Dr. is a three-bedroom (suites), 3.5-bath log home with 1,833 square feet near the Arapaho National Forest in Fraser built and designed as a traditional mountain cabin. Highlights include custom log railings, trusses, beams and pillars; log staircase, traditional floor plan, loft, nook, wood burning stove and grand decks. Builder is New Frontier Construction & Development, Inc. and the architect is R.C.M. CAD Design Drafting Ltd.The River Rocks Development townhome at 731 Cranmer Ave. in Fraser has four bedrooms (three masters), four bathrooms, heated two-car garage, and 2,355 square feet. Special features include in-floor radiant heat, two-story gas fireplace, vaulted two-story family great room, hand-troweled alder throughout (including doors), and connections for hot tub and barbecue on the decks.The homes at Coyote Creek are situated to take advantage of mountain views and six floor plans are available. The home at 400 County Road 514 (Lupin Lane) in the Pole Creek Valley features three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, unfinished walkout basement and 1,871 square feet. Pole Creek runs through the back yard and trails and Roberts Lake are nearby. Builder is JVA Engineering. Architect is Baker, Hogan, Houx Architects.Award-winning builder Grand Contracting, Inc. has created an exquisite certified Built Green and Energy-Star rated home at 1395 Wildhorse Circle in Granby in conjunction with design professionals James K. Pool Architects and Associates and Distinctive Design Interiors. The combined talents culminate in refined rustic style, state-of-the-art systems and energy efficiency. Custom details include the metal work in the draft hood, trusses and railings; soapstone and granite counter tops, tiled back splashes, wide plank pine floors, oversized mudroom (with lock-off area and doggie shower), and an oversized two-car garage. It is listed at $799,000.The Grays Peak, Village Homes paired cabin at 102 Fairway Lane in Granby Ranch, has 1,984 square feet with garage and deck, two bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and walkout basement. The cabin-styled home welcomes visitors with an old-fashioned porch, open floorplan, great room with stone fireplace, adjoining dining room and kitchen, rear patio, large master suite and bath, and views of Headwaters Golf Course and Rocky Mountain National Park. Architect is Woodley Architectural Group.Terra Firmas home at 1555 Rendezvous Road in Fraser has 3,600 finished square feet, four bedrooms (incl. secluded upper master suite and study), and 3.5 baths. Architect is Carol Rohde of Rohde Design, Inc. The home features New Western Architecture and is built green, with Energy Star appliances, low-flow toilets, spray foam insulation, florescent lighting, Low-E Energy efficient windows, passive solar design, and radiant in-floor heat. Special features include use of reclaimed barn wood accents, custom rustic hammered metal work (including a custom-made metal bed in the master), custom built-in bunk beds, 1.5-inch solid walnut and Ip wood counter tops, custom cabinetry, and eight-inch doors.Terra Firmas home at 3048 N. Golf Course Circle is a three-bedroom, 3.5-bath with 3,830 finished square feet and a sauna. Architect is James K. Pool Architects and Associates. It, too, is built green with Energy Star appliances, heat recovery ventilator, Low-E Energy efficient windows, passive solar design, central vacuum, in-floor radiant heat, and insulated foundation and slabs. Other significant details include custom slate and travertine tile work, distressed knotty alder doors, use of reclaimed barn wood, river rock stream and moss rock pond, soap stone counter tops with custom flagstone backsplash, custom metal hook and home accents, hand-distressed wide plank eastern white pine flooring, beetle kill log and branch railings, and views of the Continental Divide, from the Indian Peaks up to Rocky Mountain National Park.This years Parade of Homes includes a Western Living Experience/Art Walk Expo Aug. 2 and 3 and a Green Building Expo on Aug. 9 and 10 in Hideaway Park, which overlap with Winter Park Arts Week and Fraser River Days activities and exhibitors.Parade of Home registration points are at Playground Destination at the Winter Park Resort, Winter Park/Fraser Valley Chamber of Commerce, Rendezvous and at Grand Elk. For more information and directions call the Winter Park/Fraser Valley Chamber of Commerce at (970) 726-4118.