Rock Star Status #Mile Hi Modern

Rocketing to the marketplace is an exceptional modern home that compares to none.  This is where Denver becomes WOW and transports the observer to an exclusive property say on the Cote d"Azur or the Italian Riviera, but it truly is located in the coveted Belcaro neighborhood at 919 South Garfield.

This home has it all, from the exclusivity of Nest Architecture and Boa Construction to the best designers this city has to offer.  This modern ranch organically brings natural materials such as steel, stone, glass and wood to brilliance and luxury.

 The drama begins at the entry with a direct visual of  the 14 foot stone fireplace that is the focal point of the great room with 14 foot ceilings and clerestory windows.  The La Cantina Bi-Fold Collapsing doors blend the interior and exterior and open to the 900 plus square foot outdoor living room with three large patio areas, an outdoor fireplace, large Viking applianced outdoor kitchen, skylights, 4 outdoor ceiling fans,  Delany & Long outdoor drapery, and plush landscaping with custom water features that include a stone waterfall and Basalt domed water sculpture.  The outdoor living area also walks into the, dining room lounge, third main floor bedroom/sitting room and the main floor master suite.
The master suite is acutally the master retreat with Loro Piana custom draperies, a walled fireplace (there are seven in this home) Phillip Jeffries fabric wall coverings and an ensuite master bath that rivals any luxury spa with its wet room complete with glass 72x36 doors that encloses a steam room with a soaking tub and marble bench seating, two wall -mounted and six ceiling- mounted shower heads and two hand- held wands.  The Ann Sacks designer tiles and Dornbracht fixtures with dual facing sinks complete the elegance and bring the word clean to a whole new level.

The kitchen is flanked by a Butler's kitchen and a wet bar, both complete with dishwashers, wine refrigerator, ice makers, refrigerator drawers, et. al.  All the appliances, in all the kitchens, wear names such as Kitchen-Aid, SubZero, Asko. Viking and Miele.  Imagine sipping your house-made espresso from the wall mounted Miele espresso machine while walking your espresso stained white oak wood floors whilst admiring your art from the museum grade level one walls and cantilevered art shelves enhanced by the Lutron lighting system.

If you don't entertain, you will, in this home with the various conversation areas from the formal dining room crowned by the Murano glass chandelier, or the formal living room off the entry.  Everyone knows the crowd pleaser while entertaining is hanging in the kitchen and you will since it is open to the great room and complemented by the outdoor living space and outdoor kitchen as well as the adjoining butler's pantry.
But, the competing area for seizing your guests is the downstairs grotto wine and tasting room that houses 915 bottles and the guest suite/theatre room with ensuite bath.  The 9 1/2 foot ceilings give so much lift to this seductive area of the house that you hardly know that you descended the floating wood staircase.

Don't miss the chance to own a piece of this va va voom.
Check out the video tour on this website by clicking on the top right link on the homepage or go directly to the website 

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Judy Fahrenkrog
Mile Hi Modern Team
LIV Sotheby's International Realty
303-888-4760 posted: August 2, 2017
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Timeless Traditions

Ahh, the nostalgic days of summer, where the memories of summers past flood into our senses bringing smiles of neighborhood parties and cravings of lemonade and barbeques.

Many of us travel miles to the family home and neighborhoods to stroll down memory lane catching a glimpse of childhood past and rebooting that which makes us human.   Many of us stay home in order to create those days for our own children and their children.  If you fall into the latter category you need to be in the community that can make this happen.  Castle Pines Village is your neighborhood and the home at 466 Lorraway Drive is the perfect setting for memory making.

The large brick two story has multi-generational appeal with a timeless floor plan.  This is the home that you can grow into but will never grow out of, it is that timeless.  The home's vaulted entry with marble flooring and  sweeping staircase provides a stunning opening act. This entry is the perfect backrop for all occasions from holidays to weddings..visions of .garland draped around the handrail with pajama clad children descending or a sweet sixteen prom dress presented.  The entry is anchored by a dining room with double french doors and a built-in buffet that is ideal for entertaining whether you are 'popping the champs' or blowing out the birthday candles , this room brings on the timeless element of  surprise.

The large great room is friendly and open to the kitchen and breakfast nook, aptly designed for after school homework, "soup's on" dinners or Sunday night football gatherings.  The multi-generational functionality of this home is also found in the bedrooms with a main floor study that can convert to a main floor bedroom with the contiguous three quarter bathroom.  The second story master bedroom and master bath ensuite, and three additional bedrooms and two additional bathrooms are connected by an open loft with bookcases.

The home's exterior is framed by a half acre lot with towering ponderosa pines, professional landscaping, a large meandering stone patio, open fire pit and stone waterfall, a stargazing patio and two decks.  Egg hunts, croquet competitions, s'mores, hide and go seek, hammock napping...makes you want to kick the can with your children, grandchildren, parents or neighbors.  

The home is located in an iconic area of Castle Pines Village that has sponsored and hosted festivities from 4th of July bike and pet parades, summer street block parties with bands and beverages, traditional Halloween trick or treating, potlucks, bookclubs, garden clubs, gin clubs, bridal showers, baby showers, grad parties, office parties and party for no good reason parties.  The basement at 466 Lorraway Drive is finished to restaurant quality with a complete kitchen, full carved wooden wet bar with barstools, theatre room and disco dance floor.  If the walls could holiday parties, after parties from any of the above festivities, office retreats or simple Saturday movie nights with pizza and popcorn.  The recreation room is so insulated it is just a door off speak easy.

The home at 466 Lorraway Drive is located within Castle Pines Village in the area that has a welcoming return effect on the generations, many a child's child is now being raised in this part of the Village.  Castle Pines Village has fortunate access to the top quality Douglas County School system and easy commutes to some of the top private and parochial schools in the Denver metro area.  Castle Pines Village is a gated community with 24 hour Emergency Services, including a large fire station on Happy Canyon Road, two signature Jack Nicklaus 18 hole private golf courses, hiking trails, biking trails, 4 swimming pools, fitness center, tennis courts, and local shopping center with gourmet food, wine, boutique shopping.

Words do not do justice to the timelessness of the home and neighborhood... you need to see it, feel it, play in it, then you will want to live in it.

For more information on this home contact:

Judy Fahrenkrog
  posted: July 11, 2017
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A Bonnie Of A House

The newly listed home at 966 Bonnie Brae Boulevard has eye-dropping appeal with its East Coast charm and superior location.  This traditional white brick, shuttered house is framed by a white picket fence and Pennsylvania fieldstone garden wallsl and borders for the professionally landscaped yard.  The back porch/deck is reminiscent of a Nantucket beach property with its wooden slab ceiling and balusters, all in white of course.  The back porch leads to an intimate garden where children or grandchildren can play safely with parental peace of mind.   It also makes the perfect spot for summer beverages and entertaining.

The porch leads back to a William Ohs custom kitchen with top of the line appliances... Sub Zero refrigerator, Viking stove top and ovens, Viking dishwasher and a white farm sink.  The center island is William Ohs custom millwork with extra cabinetry and a marble counter top.  The marble floor and ceramic tile backsplashes bring out the culinary Contessa in everyone...picture sugar plum children on stools baking and decorating cakes and  cookies for every holiday festivity.

The formal dining and living rooms have hardwood floors and solid wooden plantation shutters, the entire home is shuttered by large wooden plantations.  The living room fireplace surround is a custom mosaic of fine bone china, a nod to the sellers' anglicajphillean roots, and a custom detailed mantel with classical details of  dentils and columns.  The dining room chandelier is whimsically  anchored by Rafaelesco angels ...what a conversation starter.

The home's stone steps and wrought iron staircase lead to the second story bedrooms with a large master with two walk-in master closets and ensuite master bath with William Ohs cabinetry and Waterworks fittings.  The other two bedrooms, and a third bonus bedroom/nursery/office are housed on the second story with a delightful bathroom designed with  Lee Joffa wallpaper and original thirties tile and fixtures.  

The home has a large main floor laundry room with sink, a Powder room with Lee Joffa designer wallpaper (the new East Coast look with patterns on patterns ), a walk-in pantry and a two car garage with an extra storage room.

A full basement features a large recreation room, cedar closet, non-conforming bedroom possibility, half bath, and additional laundry room.

The location of 966 Bonie Brae Boulevard is wonderful, a quick walk to the Bonnie Brae circular park and the quaint neighborhood Bonnie Brae shopping center complete with the iconic pizzeria, tavern and homemade ice cream shop that is a Denver metro favorite.  Bonnie Brae offers wonderful blocks for walking and is less than a mile from Washington Park.  It is an easy commuter access area as well.  Don't miss this opportunity to own a slice of the American dream. 
This yankee doodle dandy will bring out the best in everyone!

For more information contact
Judy Fahrenkrog

  posted: July 3, 2017
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466 Lorraway Drive for S'More Castle Pines

Open House in Castle Pines Village at 466 Lorraway Drive on Wednesday, June 28 from 4-6 pm, serving summer wines and appetizers and featuring S'mores by the outdoor fireplace.

This stunning new listing in Castle Pines Village will bring out the party in everyone.  A traditional red brick two story with elegant appointments throughout.  The home features  a marble entry with a side sweeping staircase and vault.
The formal living room and great room are anchored by a gas log fireplace and the dining room is framed by side by side french doors for the ultimate wow factor.  There is a main floor study with a door to a private back deck and easily converts to a main floor bedroom with a closet and a three quarter bath/powder room.  The large kitchen features an island, large pantry and opens to the vaulted great room and walks out to the large stone patio.

The large patio is designed for outdoor entertaining with a flagstone waterfall, firepit, a sprawling flagstone patio for dining areas and framed by a stone wall with professional landscaping.  This setting rocks the Castle Pines Village lifestyle with rows of 100 year old Ponderosa pines, scrub gamble oak and starry starry nights.  Sipping the bubbly and listening to does not get better than this.
 But does get better because this home offers a complete restaurant style wooden bar, billiards, home theatre, full chef styled kitchen and disco floor in the basement.  Oh the parties...both past and in your future.  There is a powder room and a "work off the sins" bonus room too.

The master suite with 5 piece master bath ensuite is on the second floor and features a private deck and huge walk-in closet.  Three other bedrooms with ensuite baths  and a hallway loft that creates a perfect reading/ study area complete the second story living spaces.

Castle Pines Village is where Denver becomes Colorado again.  It is located just 15 minutes from the Denver Tech Center and less than 30 minutes from central Denver.  It is a gated community with 24 hour controlled access and emergency services.  Nestled in a Ponderosa pine forest, it is home to two signature Jack Nicklaus private golf clubs, has 3 community swimming pools, work-out facility, tennis courts, playgrounds throughout, hiking and biking trails and is continguous to a small shopping center with gourmet food lovers shoppin, restaurants, wine store and boutiques.

Join us for this wonderful opportunity.  Now is the time to make a change and start living the life you love.

Contact Judy Fahrenkrog at for directions and access to the Castle Pines Village gate.
This property is co-listed with the Brennan/Flavin team.
  posted: June 27, 2017
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Stealing Beauty

Imagine this setting....nestled in the rolling landscape of Ponderosa pines and Gambel oak with rock outcroppings and dedicated open spaces, a beautiful ranch walk out that was just reduced in price to under one million!

True enough, the price at 2392 Saddleback Drive in the exceptional Escavera community is now $ 999,000.  There are no words but ....stealing beauty.  

The sprawling ranch walk out has a main floor master with ensuite master bath, a second main floor bedroom with ensuite bath and a study that could easily convert to a third main floor bedroom.  The vaulted living room is anchored by a massive stone two sided fireplace with stone bench.  The large kitchen features top of the line appliances, an oversized center island and open to a hearth room and the dining room.

This house is perfect for both large and intimate entertaining.
The raised walk out level has a large family room with a small kitchen, 3 additional is a second master bedroom, 3 full baths and a theatre/bonus room.  The house has large decks on both levels and an oversized dog run because...well,everyone in Colorado has a dog!

There is a large 3 car garage, finished to perfection with a wall of built-ins for all things you need for a Colorado lifestyle.

Escavera is a community that is just southeast of Castle Rock, a superior location with proximity to equestrian facilities, a full recreation center, tons of shops and restaurants, the Castle Rock outlet mall, the new mall (under construction), hospitals, great schools, the Douglas county fairgrounds, fly fishing, hiking trails and less than 30 minutes from central Denver.  This is where Denver becomes Colorado again.

Call me today for a chance to steal this beauty!  

Judy Fahrenkrog
LIV Sotheby's International Realty
Mile Hi Modern and The Coolest Homes in Town
303-893-3200 posted: March 30, 2017
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Mid Century Open House

The hot, hot mid century modern home in Arapahoe Acres will be held open on Saturday, February 25 from 1-4 pm.  It is officially launching to the marketplace Saturday...stop by!

This 1800 square foot ranch with two bedrooms, a gorgeous back yard, stone pation, radiant concrete floors, updated appliances, baths and sexy sexy kitchen is just right for you modernists out there.  Check it out on this website or

See you soon!

Judy Fahrenkrog
Mile Hi Modern Team
LIV Sotheby's International Realty
303-893-3200 posted: February 23, 2017
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Coolest Homes In Town

Mile Hi Modern has announced one of the coolest of the Coolest Homes In Town in Arapahoe Acres.  This mid-century modern has the architectural wow one would expect in the enclave of Arapahoe Acres.

Built in 1946, the 1,822 square foot ranch sits on a 6,578 square foot lot.  Completely remodelled with discerning attention to the modern style, this home is launching to the marketplace this weekend.  

An open great room with walls of windows is great for  entertaining. The stunning kitchen with white countertops and  cabinetry, Kitchen Aid refrigerator,  GE Monogram six burner stove, stainless accents, two stainless sinks and glass tile backsplash.  It is sexy! ...and functional!  

The two bedroom home has radiant heat within the floors of this angled floor plan, along with two bathroom stunners.
The large yard and stone patio lends to many evenings under the stars.

Don't miss the opportunity as mid century homes in Arapahoe Acres are not often available.

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Judy Fahrenkrog
Mile Hi Modern Team  "The Coolest Homes In Town"
LIV Sotheby's International Realty
  posted: February 22, 2017
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Denver Tourists

Caravaggio, Bellini, Titian and other artists of the Renaissance arrived in Denver early January and plan on visiting through mid  February.  They are staying at the Denver Art Museum during their visit, housed in a lovely gallery with exceptional background color, lighting and photographic murals of their native city, Venice.  Under the direction of curator Angelica Daneo, the Denver Art Museum has extroadinary art that rarely leaves Venice and difficult to view while in Venice.  Denver art patrons, visitors and residents have the opportunity of a lifetime to closely view paintings that changed the world.

Having returned recently from France and Italy, it is rare that you can experience limited crowds in art museums that house exceptional paintings and artists.  Touring the Louvre, the Gheary and the Pompidou in Paris and then on to the Galleria Nazionale in Perugia, the Museo de Signorelli in Cortona and all the incredible art in the cathedrals, rarely can you see a painting within inches of where it is hung.  Denver has managed to accomplish this exhibit with all the respect and care that the Italian curators appreciate.

Unless you plan on sipping a Belinni on the Grand Canal soon, do not miss the chance to see this exquisite opportunity, the paintings return to Venice soon.

Very little is needed to make a happy life.  Contact me, Judy Fahrenkrog, to guide you on the path to the lifestyle you deserve.  As a recognized and experienced leader in the Denver real estate market, I specialize in lifestyle change and life transitions.  Now is the time to make the change and live the good life.

Judy Fahrenkrog
LIV Sotheby's International Realty
Mile Hi Modern Team
255 Clayton St (in Cherry Creek North)
Denver, CO 80206 posted: January 23, 2017
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The "Mom"

"To Be "Mom" Is To Be Queen", an article in the New York Times Sunday, Dec 4th by Jessica Bennett throws attention at the word "Mom" and its cool-ness factor amongst hipsters.
In other words, Gen Young uses the word "Mom" as a compliment, even calling Taylor Swift 'Mom" and Taylor likes it.  Beyonce, according to the article, has a fan club that is constantly asking her to be their "Mom" and Beyonce likes it.

So now that "Mom" is the new bestie in terms of compliments, I would like to give a shout out to 2392 Saddleback Drive in Escavera, north of Castle Rock and just south of Castle Pines Village.  Saddleback is the "Mom".

The 6,047 square foot home has 6 bedrooms, 3 on the main level, and 6 baths.  It is a ranch on a raised walk-out giving that level the feeling of being a first story.  The home is situated on a lot that is filled with Ponderosa pines and gamble oak.  The interior has an open floor plan with the kitchen, great room, dining and hearth room flanked by a large stone fireplace.   The home is filled with many upgrades, including hardwood floors, plantation shutters, built-ins, custom storage...the usual "Mom" bells and whistles but a tier up.  The family/recreation room has it's own mini kitchen with refrigerator and one of the downstairs bedrooms is a duplicate master suite with a steam shower...the perfect setting for "Mom's Mom".

The home is move-in ready and available before the holidays. So wrap this "Mom" up for the holidays and give Mom the treat of her life... a new home in Escavera!

For more information call me at 
303-893-3200 or email me at

Judy Fahrenkrog
Mile Hi Modern Team
LIV Sotheby's International Realty 
  posted: December 5, 2016
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A Home For The Generations

....this is your home!  This six bedroom delight, nestled in a forest of Ponderosa Pines, backing to open space and move-in ready is the perfect home for anyone.  I will generationally explain.

MILLENNIALS, also know as Echo Boomers, are moving into their thirties, marrying and starting families.  Millennials want "homes" that have access to great schools, shopping centers, plenty of outdoor experiences and room for a growing family.  Escavera is just north of Castle Rock in the Douglas County School District with plenty of blue ribbon schools.  The community is also located just off Founders Parkwa;  easy shopping accesson both sides of the parkway, the famed Castle Rock Outlet Mall, and soon the largest shopping mall installation to the west.  Castle Rock is the seat of Douglas County with plenty of Colorado flavor in its quaint main street and home to the Douglas County rodeo.  Escavera is a community that retains the beauty of Colorado in its architecture and landscape for half the price per square foot.
2392 Saddleback Drive in Escavera is a sprawling ranch with a raised walk-out that has a main level master bedroom with two additional main level bedrooms, one can convert to a study but it makes a perfect nursery for the Next Generation.
Three additional bedrooms are located in the raised walk-out.

GENERATION X...the generation prior to the Millennials, well established in their careers with established family units of teenagers and collegiates.  The home at 2392 Saddleback Drive is a raised walk-out, more like a first story as it sits so high off the ground.  The walk-out level has an exceptionally large family/recreation room with a stone fireplace and a small beverage/kitchen area, perfect for entertaining those high school teamates or collegiate roomates that want to come to this "coolest home in town".  Pop that corn, play the charades or sit down for a Netflix in the bonus room that can work as a theatre room or all that exercise equipment.
The covered deck is perfect for a hot tub and the fenced yard has a large custom dog run.  The walk-out level has three bedrooms, one bedroom is an additional master suite with a large steam shower in the ensuite bathroom.  Gen X can house their older Next Generation group in the walk-out and not even know they are in residence.  It also works perfectly for the Boomerangers!

BABY BOOMERS...this is your perfect empty nest home!  You can live on one entire level and house all the visiting family members and houseguests with comfort and style.  Escavera is such a beautiful Colorado experience with plenty of hiking and biking, equestrian centers nearby and fly fishing  
directly to the west.  Escavera is minutes from some of the most challenging and beautiful golf courses in Colorado, many are daily fee courses.  The home at 2392 Saddleback Drive is also perfect for the empty nester ready to take up those long ignored hobbies such as woodworking or projecting.  The oversized 3 car garage with a professional wall storage system and woodworking area is ideal for the hobbyist.  The gourmet kitchen also beckons the Martha Stewart/ Contessa within, start refining your culinary talents on yards of slab granite counter space, center island, double sinks and double ovens.  Host a neighborhood dinner club in the large dining room or book club in the cozy hearth room off the large kitchen.  The floor to ceiling stone fireplace anchors the great room, seductively allowing the guests to move about freely.  Broncos, Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, holiday parties, birthday parties?  Now we're talking!

Get in now to see this Generational Home, it won't last.
This house will be held open Sunday November 20 from 12-3
For more information on this home contact...

Judy Fahrenkrog or Wanda Ford
LIV Sotheby's International Realty
  posted: November 16, 2016
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