Archives for March 2011
Glass House #1103 is a stunning residence in Denver’s premier building. This spacious floor plan makes the perfect loft in the city. The modern kitchen includes maple cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and slab granite countertops. Beautiful wide-plank Ash floors throughout the home were added post-construction to give this home a unique feel. These floors can be refinished up to three times! An open living area provides abundant space for a dining room table along with an entertainment area. Floor to ceiling windows are complimented higher 11 foot! The alcove bedroom easily accommodates a king sized bed with side tables and has a walk-in closet. Beautiful views of downtown and Commons Park. This home is incredible! Offered at $330,000, call me to schedule a showing at (303) 618-3622.
The Railyard Dog Park opened last September giving the residents of Riverfront and LoDo a wonderful place to let their dogs run and play off-leash. Unfortunately, the surface was made up of a bunch of gravel and rocks that were pretty hard of the feet of our four legged friends. The dog park is run by Denver Parks and Rec and just last week they came and put a new surface down. It’s now more sand than rock and I’m happy to say that the dogs and their owners are much happier. I stopped by to check it out and found many dogs happily running and playing in the park. If you’re dog didn’t like the old surface of the park, be sure to give it another try!
Last Saturday was the 4th Annual Riverfront Park Ski Trip. I’m so excited that 50 residents of the neighborhood took a chartered bus to Copper Mountain. The first two years we were able to take the Ski Train up to Winter Park for a wonderful day of skiing. We hope in the future that option comes back, but for now it gives us the opportunity to ski at different resorts. The event is organized by the Riverfront Park Social Club and is funded by the Riverfront Park Community Foundation. After we returned to the neighborhood we had a Happy Hour at ZENGO to finish a great day with our friends. Throughout the year, the RFP Social Club hosts many fun events for our residents including outdoor movie nights, the block party and a holiday party. It’s a great way to promote community within our neighborhood.
Richard Sandoval, the chef and owner of ZENGO, is a semifinalist for a James Beard Award. Established in 1990, this foundation recognizes culinary professionals across the nation. The James Beard Awards have been deemed “the Oscars of the food world.” These awards celebrate outstanding achievement in a wide variety of categories including, best chefs, best new restaurant, outstanding service and many more. Richard Sandoval is a semifinalist for Outstanding Restaurateur with his incredible restaurants across the country. ZENGO, Tamayo and La Sandia are his three restaurants in the Denver area. There were over 28,000 applications filed out and on March 21st each category will be narrowed down to five finalists. The Gala Reception will take place on May 9th in New York. Good luck Richard!
The Denver B-cycle has delayed the 2011 season by two weeks. The 500-bike fleet was going to re-open on March 1st but is now scheduled for Monday, March 14th. Over the winter hiatus they worked on improving the kiosk intelligence and technology to make the system easier to use. Additionally, B-cycle has lowered the age limit for riders to 16 with a driver’s license in hopes to add another demographic to the program. It will help change the way young adults think about transportation and transform their habits. B-cycle also hopes that as the program grows in popularity, officials will be able to keep it open year round. I look forward to seeing the cute red bikes out and around Denver again. The station in Commons Park is a very popular location with the park and bike trails so close.
Progress with the Union Station Redevelopment is moving along well. In the last month much has changed. The roof of the bus box is nearly complete with the last girders being put into place. The large crane will be done with its work until the second half of the bus station starts next year. If you look closely at the top of the bus box, you can see the seven forms put in place for the skylights. The ramp that goes into the bus box is taking shape as well. It runs down 18th Street to the CML and then goes down into the bus station. Finally, the Amtrak Temporary Station is completed. It accommodates people with disabilities, self-serve ticketing kiosks, free Wi-Fi, vending machines and 15 short term parking spaces for passenger pick-up and drop-off.
This photo was taken from the Glass House 8th Floor. To view a slideshow of construction progress, click here.
1. It’s on a corner. Throughout the building the majority of the corners are reserved for two bedrooms. The living space seems much larger because of the floor-to-ceiling windows and the abundant natural light. The panoramic mountain views will wow you!
2. It has a true bedroom. This has been one of the favorite floorplans because of the fully enclosed bedroom. Most of the one bedroom floor plans have three quarter height walls and there isn’t a door separating the bedroom from the living room. This feature gives you privacy in case you have guest staying over.
3. It has higher ceilings. That’s right, the ceiling heights in Glass House are typically 10 feet. On the 5th, 11th and 21st floors you get 11 foot ceilings. This helps make this home feel even larger.
Glass House #1118 is competitively priced and is one of the least expensive homes in the building. It’s well layed out, has a unique floor plan and is perfect for someone looking to live downtown. With all of the great amenities Glass House provides, you will not be dissapointed. This home is offered at $349,000. Please call me to schedule your personal tour at 303.618.3622.