A gorgeous green home in Boulder, CO

I love featuring Colorado homes here in the blog! This one today is special, it’s a fantastic green home (their energy bill is only $9/month!), built in Boulder by architect Renée del Gaudio and her family after the 2010 Fourmile Canyon Fire that destroyed 162 properties in the area, including the structure the family was leasing to a college student!

This is a fantastic story about overcoming a tragic event and coming out on the top, with their heads held high!

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images via Dwell.

They savaged construction lumber from the burnt trees in the property, planted seeds for native grasses and wildflowers, used green windows and a lot of glass to use the natural light as much as possible and installed solar panels!

Doesn’t that sound like a dream project? It’s in my bucket list!

Read the entire article here.

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Coming Soon: 548 Pine Flower Court, Highlands Ranch

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Beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 full bathroom, 2 year old Shea home backing to open space with enchanting mountain views. Get ready for the day in the spacious master with 5 piece bath and a large, well organized walk-in closet. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee on the stunning granite kitchen island and walk the kids to school on the trail behind the home in a mere 10 minutes.  The home has a large open floor plan with wood floors, formal dining, fireplace and a home network, allowing you to hang the TV on the wall and never see a wire. The homework station is the perfect place for the kids to do homework after school with some quiet and privacy, but not in their bedrooms. The Solar System will give you more electricity than you’ll actually need with an avg. of $15 sold back to the grid every month. It’s a truly wonderful home that along with an extra large patio and 8,200 Acres of Backcountry wilderness offers the best of Colorado.

 

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For additional information or to set up showings, call 720-775-7950 or e-mail: Bret@Move2Denver.com

Denver City Guide: Devil’s Food

 

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Small neighborhood restaurants are great, I never understand why people pour into Applebee’s when for the same price or less you can go to a place like Devil’s Food and leave with something to talk about and not just another bland chicken sandwich or mediocre burger. Devil’s Food is a small, bakery type place that you might be surprised when walking in that you can have a full meal and a beer and not just have some bakery items. The decor is adorable, with old ovens, small tables and chairs and a small patio in the back which lacks the charm of inside since it’s small and backs to a parking lot and is quite small but you can eat outside on a nice day and that’s enough for me. WHen walking to your table whether inside or out you’ll have to walk past an array of sweets from the bakery, before you look at the menu you’ll already be dreaming of dessert. Devil’s Food is a bakery too, so swing by for a tart and check the place out before going back for a full meal. 

The food at Devil’s FOod is interesting and varied, they update there menu because they use fresh, seasonal ingredients.  They have a full lunch, dinner and brunch menu. We went for a late brunch on a Sunday, brunch is until 4pm on Sunday, perfect for the person that works Sunday’s like me but would like to occasionally have brunch like a normal person. I had the Trout & Eggs, which was a full, fresh trout filet pan roasted served with homemade potatoes and your choice of bacon or sausage. They also have great biscuits and gravy which we had a half order of, $7 isn’t cheap for 3 biscuits in turkey gravy but the biscuits were moist and the gravy was mighty tasty. The biscuits were a little on the small side, but my opinion may be warped by one too many trips to the Denver Biscuit Company. Regardless of size, they were great.
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My fiancee had the Crab Cake Benedict. I love anything Benny and so does she and her’s didn’t disappoint thankfully. They come like most brunch items with Farm Potatoes and came was served on Challah Bread that came with Arugula and a avocado salsa. The Hollandaise like everything here is made from scratch. She finished everything and washed it all down with a mimosa, which was served in what looks like a small milk jug or old timey small OJ bottle. The orange juice was fresh and she loved it.
Devil’s Food is a great local spot if you’re looking for a nice morning, afternoon or early evening out and are looking for something simple and delicious.
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Devil’s Food: 1020 S Gaylord St, Denver, CO 80209

Denver City Guide: Tag Raw Bar

 

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It took me a second to find Tag Raw Bar, it’s down the steps in the basement on Larimer. I did not expect to have to look for it, but it was worth the search.

Tag Raw Bar has Sushi and other raw foods, like Oysters and Taco Sushi, which is as splendid as it sounds which I’ll get to in a sec.
As appetizers we had Taco Sushi, which are small tacos with sushi grade tuna, it’s the best “fish taco” I’ve ever had, by a lot. It’s just wonderful, served on top of fresh avocado. We also tried a Brulee avocado, I’ve never had a blow torched avocado, it’s stupendous. I love avocado and trying this as a Brulee wasn’t something I thought possible.
We  had their sushi rolls too. Sisho-Spicy caught our eyes with the name, and then our pallets and subsequently our hearts. It was made with Hamachi, spicy crab, gobo, shiso and daikon oroshi. Don’t worry, I don’t know what half of those things are either, but they are delicious. We also had a roll called Absolem The Caterpillar, it had yamagobo, lemon grass shrimp, onion, peppers and ceviche vinaigrette. 
 
Tag is great, the items are inventive and they are always trying new things. Recently they’ve served Kangaroo and raw Ostrich, I’d say that sounds awful but Tag makes everything mouthwatering, so I’d put my faith in the chef if you see any of those on the menu. 
I’ve seen in a few Yelp reviews that people were shocked it wasn’t full, me too. I thought maybe because it was the night before Easter, the Rockies and Avs were playing and it was 4/20 weekend in downtown might have kept people away. It wasn’t even half full on a Sat night and the restaurant is very small, maybe twenty percent of the seats are sushi bar seats. To see so many empty seats was shocking, this place is remarkable. It’s in a weird spot, next to closed boutiques at night in a basement space beneath Larimer Square near Tag but it’s worth the shuffle down the stairs and it’s in a wonderful location overall. It’s not cheap, but nothing is in Larimer Square and for the area I’d say it’s a cheaper option than some other spots, but that’s not to say it’s inexpensive.

Tag is worth the trip, or just a stop by if you want something delicious that won’t ruin your night by making you entirely too full and will give you something to talk about later or on the way home.

 

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5 Bed 4 Bath Highlands Ranch Home

 

 

 

295 Willowick Cir

Fantastic, well-maintained and updated 5 bed, 4 bath, 2 car oversized garage located on a South-facing corner lot! Minutes from Town Center and C-470! Vaulted, open, light and airy. Garden level basement is finished with new carpet, family room, bed, bath, office space, and wet bar which provides a great mother-in-law set up. Master suite boasts fantastic mountain views, en suite retreat, large walk-in closet. Main level offers multiple living spaces with hard wood: formal living, formal dining, family room, breakfast nook, large functional kitchen. 4beds up on 2nd story, 5th bed in garden level basement. Newer exterior paint, brand new hot water heater, revamped sprinkler system, beautiful foliage & deck in backyard, carpet on main levels new in 2013. Home is being sold with a one year blue ribbon home warranty.

For additional information on this home, click here!

 

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Stunning Home for Sale on Holly Street, Denver

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Denver – 3 Bed 2 Bath Home for Sale

 

Lovely Park Hill 2-Story. Charming Cottage/Farmhouse Style. Spacious Family Room on main floor can be conforming Main Floor Bedroom. True 2 Story with 2 Full Bedrooms Up. Upstairs Master has built in closet storage. Updated bath with granite and High End Fixtures, Double Sinks. Elegant Dining Room with Exposed Brick and Large Windows. Beautiful Oak Hardwood Floors. Open Cottage Kitchen has newer appliances, and flooring, with vintage feel backsplash and flooring. Room for island. Wrought Iron Railings on stairs and porch. Expansive Back Deck for entertaining. New fencing and oversized 1 car garage, and open basement for lots of storage. Walk to Restaurants, Transit, 17th Ave Parkway and City Park.

Check additional information about this home here:

http://www.seedenverareahomes.com/listing/mlsid/65/propertyid/7178377/syndicated/1/cgltguid/E0D925E6-7083-4A3C-81AA-9783590CE60C/?ts=crg

 

Breathtaking condo in Cherry Creek, Denver!

2 Bed 3 Bath Denver Home – Priced to Sell!

 

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Check out this elegant Cherry Creek Penthouse! Amazing!

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It’s main level living with a grommet kitchen, slab grant counter tops, upgraded cabinets, stainless steal appliances, 5-piece bathroom, 2 heated underground secured parking and private storage lockers with low HOA’s. The views are a dream!

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Learn more about this property and see more photos by visiting our site.

To schedule showings, please call 720.775.7950.

 

~Bret Shugrue