HGTV’s FrontDoor & Zillow announce that Rachel Betz & Karina Christensen’s listing is selected as an official nominee in the 2013 Doory Awards
PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Release 4/27/2013 Contact: Rachel Betz 303-534-5000
April 27, 2013 [Denver, Colorado]—HGTV’s FrontDoor and Zillow have announced the official nominees for the 2nd annual Doory Awards, an online competition to select America’s most incredible homes for sale. Listings are selected in 20 categories for nomination, with one eventual winner in each and one overall winner for the entire year. Local Denver real estate agents Rachel Betz & Karina Christensen’s listing located at 2001 Lincoln St. #2513 was chosen as an official nominee in the category “CITY STUNNERS”. Online voting for the Doory Awards begins May 1st, 2013, and the winners will be announced in June. Anyone can vote at www.frontdoor.com/dooryawards.
The Doory Awards were established in 2012 by HGTV’s FrontDoor.com, a part of the HGTV cable network’s family of web sites, devoted to taking audiences inside America’s most incredible homes. For 2013, FrontDoor has partnered with the biggest name in real estate listing searches, Zillow.com, to present the second annual Doory Awards, which spotlights America’s most impressive listings and the real estate agents who represent them. ###
Rachel Betz notes, “I’m thrilled to announce that for the second year in a row, one of my amazing Denver luxury home listings has been nominated for the HGTV Doory Awards! Last year, it was The Sanctuary Residence in Cherry Creek North. This year, it is the most stunning penthouse in all of downtown Denver, Colorado. The modern masterpiece, 2001 Lincoln St. #2513 is a truly one-of-a-kind, luxury penthouse condo with a sky high 1,400 square foot patio. It boasts expansive mountain & city views, a private 6 car garage, and hundreds of thousands of fine, custom Italian finishes throughout. The penthouse is one of very few downtown residences across the nation that was selected as The Best of The Best in HGTV’s “City Stunners” category.”
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO WIN! Please vote for this amazing residence on beginning May 1, 2013. Please ask your friends and family to help vote for it too. I will send out reminders. I can’t do it without your help! Vote here: www.frontdoor.com/dooryawards.
Looking for your own perfect modern City Stunner condo to buy? Search all Denver Homes & Condos now! Download the official 2001 Lincoln #2513 Penthouse HGTV Doorys 2013 Press Release.
Many years ago, Denver’s “Mousetrap” was notoriously known by most Colorado residents as the vicinity where I-25 and I-70 converge – an area stricken with horrendous traffic jams during morning and afternoon rush hours. This location was definitely not seen as a highly desirable place to live or work, but its time has come.
You will likely see Denver homes for sale and other real estate investments around the new development, begin to increase in value. If you are considering buying a home in the area, now is the time to buy to get your best deal. Once construction is complete, property values are anticipated to increase exponentially. While this northwest Denver neighborhood does not yet have the cache of The Highlands or Lohi, it will be a more affordable opportunity for home Buyers, and will offer even more shopping & dining options. I predict a big jump in Sunnyside home values as a result of its close proximity. And I’m not alone in this prediction. =) Talk about a walkable lifestyle, 25/70 is it! Stay updated on all Northwest Denver happenings by following this Facebook page.
The revitalization of the Mouse Trap area is supported by major three factors:
• First, the reconfiguration of I-25 and I-70 over the course of many years, which has alleviated many traffic jam problems.
• Second, Denver’s extensive Light Rail expansion plan. The design is a 12-year, $6.5 billion dollar project that is currently under construction, and will expand on previous public transportation projects in the area both in and around the Mouse Trap.
• Third, a $100 million project proposal submitted by real estate development company Ascendant Development that will create and build a mixed-use campus area consisting of a combination of multi-family housing, professional office space, design studios, restaurants, conference and event venues, and retail stores on the site of the old Denver Post printing plant (northwest of 25/70 interchange).
Ascendant Development purchased the parcel of land in 2008 for $17 million from the Denver Newspaper Agency, and plans to complete the entire development project in three phases. The first phase should be finished in late 2014. This development is just one more example of Denver’s continued growth, expansion, and desirability. The phased, mixed-use development is planned to include residential living, terrific designer shopping options, other retail, and office space. There are plans for a dynamic live/work type of atmosphere.
The old printing plant area consists of a 41 acre parcel that is slated to be designed by a distinguished architect by the name of Brad Cloepfil, who is best known in the Colorado region for drawing the architectural plans for Denver’s Clyfford Still Museum. Mr. Cloepfil’s architectural firm is also responsible for designing many prestigious projects such as the expansion for the Seattle Art Museum in 2007 and the renovation of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City in 2008.
Interested in buying a home for sale around the future Denver 25/70 Development? Start searching for homes now, and call me for an appointment: Rachel Betz Real Estate 303-534-5000. Visit the 25/70 official website.
6,000 Residential Units Added or Under Construction in Downtown Denver Over Course of Past 5 Years
The Denver residential Real Estate Market is undergoing an incredible transition. Denver is rapidly becoming known across the globe as a World Class City, and it continues to grow exponentially with more than 6,000 residential units either added or under construction in the Downtown Denver area alone over the past five years. But not only is the residential sector growing, the commercial, hotel, and entertainment realms have also seen extensive progression. Since 2007, there have been more than 2 million square feet of office space added or currently under construction and more than 2,000 hotel rooms added or currently under construction in Downtown Denver. Essentially, private and public real estate investments in Denver’s urban core have been vigorous and currently, they show no signs of slowing down!
According to the Downtown Denver Partnership, an organization dedicated to enhancing Downtown Denver by focusing on Leadership, Environment, Experience, Jobs, Connections and Housing, there is much evidence that the area is currently in great economic shape in terms of real estate. Following are some of the statistics published in their second annual State of Downtown Denver Report:
• Downtown Denver is the hub of the region.
• There are approximately 112,000 individuals employed in Downtown Denver.
• Approximately 17,000 people live in Denver’s urban core and 65,000 people live in the neighborhoods surrounding the city’s center. Also, 44,000 students are currently enrolled in Downtown Denver’s institutions of higher learning.
• Aside from residential growth and development, there have been $3.6 billion in non-residential public and private real estate investments in the past 10 years, and more than $1 billion more are slated for 2013-2014.
The Denver Downtown Partnership recently published a “Downtown Denver Developments 2007-2013” map that illustrates private and public investments in Denver’s urban core over the past five years. The purpose of the map is not only to allow current and potential residents and business owners to have an easy-to-navigate record of the real estate projects in the area, but it also provides information to future potential real estate investors. The map assists individuals and investors in identifying development trends. It also serves as a guide to anyone simply wanting to know more about Denver’s real estate development progression.
The development categories on the map include:
• Entertainment & Culture
• Government & Academic Institutions
• Hotel + Residential
• Office + Residential
• Transportation & Public Realm
Following are the number of projects indicated on the map by year:
• 2007: 10
• 2008: 12
• 2009: 5
• 2010: 9
• 2011: 6
• 2012: 10
• Currently Under Construction: 20
The mere fact that more than 6,000 residential units have been added or are currently under construction in the Downtown Denver area is impressive. A few of the most significant projects include One Lincoln Park, One Riverfront and Glass House Denver. If you are interested in learning more about living in one of Downtown Denver’s newest and most desirable real estate locations, or if you want more information about exciting projections related to future real estate development and advancement in the Downtown Denver area, contact me today! I have extensive knowledge regarding all Downtown Denver neighborhoods – both new and old! Rachel Betz Real Estate 303-534-5000
Pottery Barn Perfect Family Home with Upgrades! 556 Arrow Ct. Windsor, Colorado 80550 Rachel Betz Real Estate
This property went under contract very quickly (during the holiday season!), and is now SOLD. This spotless 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom family home is almost new, and has almost 2,500 total square feet, and a 3 car garage! Construction completed in 2011, the Seller has added many upgrades including a full sprinkler system, fencing, landscaping, and custom blinds throughout the home! The gorgeous property is situated on a very large lot, and boasts an open and inviting floor plan, upgraded kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.
It is absolutely move in ready, just waiting for your personal touch! Not ready to move in immediately? The Sellers would love to lease back the property from you for 2-3 months. Call me for a showing today! Rachel Betz Real Estate 303-534-5000
Breathtaking Downtown ITALIAN MODERN PENTHOUSE Denver, Colorado – Rachel Betz Real Estate & Urban Denver Home
It’s official, this stunning penthouse is SOLD on 5-14-2013! This is truly Denver, Colorado’s FINEST MODERN, URBAN PENTHOUSE property. Located on the 25th floor of the highly sought after One Lincoln Park, this home is a one-of-a-kind modern design marvel. From the custom Pedini kitchen – flown in from Italy, to the handcrafted fixtures and finishes, this stunning residence will WOW even the most sophisticated buyer. Enjoy both the expansive mountain and city views from 3 fabulous outdoor spaces, including a 1,400 sf patio that can accommodate 200 people. Do you love to entertain? There are few penthouse patios that can compete! Are you a car aficionado? There is a 6 car private garage to house your collection safely. Yes, a SIX car garage that has controlled, secure access – no need for you to worry about anyone denting your babies.
For relaxation, enjoy your private sauna, separate steam room and Zen room in the master suite, which is perfect for your massage therapist to visit you at home. This is one-of-a-kind property is one the modern design lover will not want to miss! “What is the BEST thing about this incredible property,” you ask? LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION. It is dead CENTER in the middle of Downtown Denver and Uptown Denver! You can walk to all the amazing restaurants in Uptown, you are a few minutes walk from Lodo & Coors Field, you are 4 blocks to 16th Street Mall, a hop, skip and jump to Colfax. There is not a more central location to access all of the best parts of the city of Denver! Add to the package an incredible workout facility and year-round outdoor pool & hot tub, and this is one incredible property that can’t be missed! Some of the additional designer details:
-Hand applied silver leaf in powder room
-Venetian plaster in Zen room and master bedroom
-Handcrafted, artisan light fixtures
-Top of the line gourmet kitchen - a chef’s dream
-Media room with hand-formed artisan glass ceiling tiles
-European amenities such as towel warmers
-Solid teak doors, custom crafted to conform to curved walls
-Japanese soaking tub in one of the two guest suites
-Entire home is controllable from Ipad (heat, lights, music, etc).
-Two separate laundry areas (one for guests, one ensuite in the master)
-ARTWORK and FURNISHINGS are negotiable!
-Priced at $2,495,000 and ready for immediate occupancy 3 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, almost 3,400 sq.ft!
Rachel Betz and Karina Christensen, of Keller Williams Luxury Homes have teamed up to co-list this remarkable masterpiece! Call today for your personal tour: 303-534-5000 or 303-907-2613
Rachel Betz’s SOLD OUT Cherry Creek North Luxury Condo Listings at Saint John’s Gardens Denver Colorado Real Estate
From the very beginning, everyone agreed that Saint John’s Gardens was a special residential Luxury project like nothing Cherry Creek North had seen. The vision for this incredible place was one of honoring the historic nature of the award-winning Sanctuary Residence (1903) and Rectory (1905) buildings, while creating an incredible outdoor living space for all of the residents. The vision was a serene and welcoming Sanctuary within the city – an attempt to merge Denver, Colorado city life with the essence of European countryside gardens. While most other developers and builders in Cherry Creek North were working to maximize square footage, by building as large as possible, with as little outdoor space as possible, Saint John’s Gardens was designed to allow for a unique balance between grand, open floor plans, and stunning courtyards.
I’m proud to announce that Saint John’s Gardens is the only Luxury new construction residential project that has been completely SOLD OUT prior to completion of construction. This project has been a labor of love for years for the entire team. If you have real estate and construction needs, I hope you will consider supporting some of the amazing business that have been involved with this project:
Saint John’s Gardens LLC (David Veldman, Developer)
DHR Architecture (Formerly DH Ruggles, Architects)
Hyatt Studios (Landscape Architecture/Design)
Interior Intuitions (Custom Cabinet Design & Suppliers)
Arrowhead Floors & Interiors (Stone, Tile, Wood, and Finish Suppliers)
Kobey Development (Interior Finish Construction of THE FLATS building)
RLM Building Company (Bob Murdock – Historic Renovation of The Sanctuary Residence)
And of Course… Rachel Betz Real Estate (Real Estate Sales & Project Management)
More details on THE FLATS at Saint John’s Gardens
What’s next for Rachel Betz Real Estate you ask? A new project, of course! Stay tuned for happenings at Blackstone Rivers Ranch an amazing new mountain property in Idaho Springs, Colorado…an incredible new event venue is coming summer of 2013. It will host weddings, reunions, business retreats, leadership camps for kids, and private wine, dining and music series events.
ONLY 1 Left! THE FLATS @ Saint John’s Gardens – Almost Sold Out! Cherry Creek North Denver, Colorado
WE SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST!!! This is your last chance to purchase a residence at Saint John’s Gardens in Cherry Creek North. There is only one luxury condo remaining to purchase at THE FLATS. The final residence has the most spectacular gourmet kitchen, with 1″ thick solid cherry custom cabinets, stunning tile and slab finishes, gorgeous patio space within the gated courtyard, and almost 2,600 square feet of sumptuous living space!
Construction on all of the residences will be completed in July. The project will be 100% sold out prior to completion. That’s correct – the ONLY luxury condo development in Denver that is sold out before the units can even close. Are you curious to know why these stunning residences are selling so quickly? Call me to tour the project before it’s too late! Rachel Betz Real Estate in Denver, Colorado – Helping you achieve your real estate dreams! 303-534-5000
THE FLATS at Saint John’s Gardens are almost SOLD OUT!
With only 2 months remaining until construction of THE FLATS at Saint John’s Gardens is complete, only 2 FLATS remain available for purchase. THE FLATS are the fastest-selling luxury, new construction project in the Denver Metro Area. They boast the highest level of standard finishes, expansive & open floor plans, and a standard quality of construction not found at this price point, in today’s market.
If you plan to wait until THE FLATS are finished before purchasing, it will be too late. If you are in the market for an elegant new living space in Cherry Creek North, Denver, Colorado, and want complete luxury under $500 per square foot, call me today! The final 2 residences won’t last much longer! Rachel Betz Real Estate 303-534-5000
Going, going…and will be gone VERY soon. THE FLATS at Saint John’s Gardens luxury condos in Cherry Creek North, Denver, Colorado are officially 50% sold out. Framing has yet to be completed on the gorgeous luxury condos, and the popularity of this luxury project is unlike any other in the metro Denver area. Why is this project selling so quickly? There is not another condo project in Cherry Creek North that offers this level of luxury finishes, at these prices. Paul Kobey, one of the most renowned custom builders in Denver, is onsite every day to make sure the quality of construction is top knotch. The developer, Dave Veldman is committed to making sure that each and every Buyer LOVES their new dream home. An incredibly fine group of designers have been hired to make sure each and every residence is absolutely stunning. Is there a better option for one-level living in Cherry Creek North? The answer is definitively, “No.” The custom FLATS at Saint John’s Gardens are the absolutely smartest buy available now. Don’t miss your chance to LOVE where you LIVE! Call Rachel Betz at 303-907-2613 to schedule you personal tour of THE FLATS before it’s too late. There is no time like the present!
THE FLATS at Saint John’s Gardens Hit The Market – 2 Contracts Immediately Pending! Cherry Creek North, Denver, Colorado
THE FLATS officially hit the market this week, and are anticipated to be the hottest selling project in the Cherry Creek North area. Two contracts are already pending, leaving only 4 remaining residences out of a total of 6 available to buy. Why are THE FLATS at Saint John’s Gardens selling so quickly?:
1. There are very few projects north of the Cherry Creek Mall that offer 1 level living, and none designed this well, offered at these prices.
2. Of the 1 level living projects in Cherry Creek North, there are only a couple which offer new construction residences.
3. Of the new construction projects, THE FLATS at Saint John’s Gardens offer the highest level of standard luxury finishes at the most competative, Buyer-concious prices.
4. The location is prime – only a few quick blocks to Whole Foods Market, Ink! Coffee, Earls, Mad Greens, Houstons, Elways, The Cherry Creek Mall, miniBar, Sweet Ginger, & more! THE FLATS offer a prime location for an active, walkable lifestyle, boasting a Walk Score of 86!
5. THE FLATS is the perfect project for luxury buyers looking to downsize. With all of the floorplans offering between 2,000-3,200 square feet of perfectly planned living space, luxury homeowners can downsize without feeling squeezed. Each unit also comes standard with a private storage room in the underground parking structure.
6. Buyers who contract now not only get to choose all of their interior finishes, but can participate in the custom design of their gourmet kitchens, which come complete with a gourmet appliance package (Sub Zero & Wolf)! This offer is only good for a limited time.
6. One remaing PENTHOUSE offered at under $1.2 million! Where in Cherry Creek North can you buy a fabulous Penthouse at this price? The remaining Penthouse offers over 2,000 sublimely finished square feet, and an almost 1,000 square foot rooftop deck with both mountain and city views!
7. LOW HOAs! One of the most common concerns among condominum Buyers are the ever-increasing cost of HOA fees. THE FLATS at Saint John’s Gardens offer some of the lowest HOA fees in the area. Please call me if you would like to review the HOA.
8. Quality. Paul Kobey of Kobey Development (Cherry Creek North), who is known for his very high quality construction, and gorgeous luxury residences will be finishing out the interiors of these fine semi-custom luxury residences.
9. Saint John’s Gardens offers beautiful gardens and courtyards, and unlike most condo projects, the balconies overlook the gardens and treetops – not alleyways and other buildings. This boutique condo community perfectly captures the essence of urban city living, while not sacrificing the lush landscaping that single family homeowners love and desire.
What does all of this mean for Buyers? THE FLATS condos at Saint John’s Gardens in Cherry Creek North are the most BRILLIANT buy in the market right now. Call me today for your personal tour of the project. Don’t wait until it’s too late! Rachel Betz Real Estate 303-907-2613.