Cheesman Craftsman Sold

As they say in Italia, chuisi!  Closed!  The incredible California Craftsman home on Little Cheesman Park....lots of similar consonants, closed for a price that does not have a c for the first consonant!  What is unique and endearing about this sale is not price but the joint execution and mutual respect of the buyers and the sellers created by their mutual love of this outstanding home.
The sellers purchased the home over 30 years ago and took the first renovations to the artistic level of an early century California Craftsman bungalow style home.  They stripped the beautiful carved wooden staircase of the prior paint, restoring the wood to its original beauty.  They commissioned an artist to paint canvas trompe l'oeil panels to fit between the coffered wood beams on the ceiling and a mural that lines the living room ceiling with a landscape resembling the California wine country...honestly Gustave Stickley would have bought this house!   Detail upon glorious detail in one of the most prime locations in central Denver. 

The buyers, re-locating back to Denver, had walked Little Cheesman many summer evenings and had long admired this home, knowing but never dreaming that the wish list would come to fruition.  Now their summer evenings will be sipping a lovely vintage under the pergola while listening to the summer concerts from the neighboring Botanic Gardens.  You honestly can't make this stuff up, it is true!

To manage your wish or bucket list, and make your dreams come true, call me as I am that unique 4th generation Denverite with time and energy.

For more information contact:

Judy Fahrenkrog
Kentwood City Properties
303-820-2489 posted: March 31, 2015
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March Myths and Madness

Top seed in March is not necessarily a term for the early spring gardner.  A top seed is the reference to the "most likely" team to proceed to the Big Dance Marching On to the Final Four, but that is just a myth and the madness.  Many of the top seed coaches are back home throwing that other top seed around.  Truly one of the greatest myths of March is the perfect bracket, but one of the other mystifying rumors is that March is the perfect time to sell a home, which leads to buyer and seller madness.

March does trump the hibernating months, and March is still half in and half out of winter, and the selling season.  Bringing a property to market in March does not always guarantee the perfect bracket.  It does give the home early exposure and is a wonderful month for spring cleaning the home, inside and out.  The selling market is active, over active in a price range under 400,000, but buyers are still as particular as ever and the lenders and appraisers do not suffer fools when it comes to market reality. So if you need a spring sale, March is the month to launch but keep the madness at bay if you find yourself into April, which is when the other March Madness officially ends.

Myth alerts and St Joseph:
Bury the statue upside down next to the sign?
Bury it next to your door step facing away from the home?
Bury it next to the street facing towards the home?
Bury it 8 inches deep versus 3 feet deep?
Put one on a shelf in your condo?
What to do?

When thinking of buying or selling a home, contact a Realtor, an active member of the local and national Board of Realtors.
The list of requirements to keep that status active is lengthy and includes yearly courses to update contracts, legal changes in laws and practices, and ethics courses.  There are many options out there, including the St Joseph statue, choose wisely.  Choose a Realtor

Judy Fahrenkrog
Kentwood City Properties
Realtor/ Broker Associate
  posted: March 23, 2015
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Announcing Throw Back Thursday Three D ... without the annoying paper eye glasses.  A 3D tour was just completed on the property listed at 370 Clayton and available to view on this website!  This is a one of a kind virtual tour of a property that allows the viewer a three dimensional view of each room in living technicolor.  You feel as if you have been to the home on reality time, perfect for clients that need to travel to view real estate.  
For the faint of browser types, I will give the tutorial from the creator of the tour, Alex Katz.  or click on the link on the 370 Clayton photo on this website
Once you click the link, just open the model and it will take you directly in.  You can view the model on any device.  Be sure to use either Chrome or Safari as the browser.  Lastly, you must check out the "Dollhouse View" which is activated by clicking the icon on the lower left hand part of the odel, located just to the right of the person walking icon.  It is by far the most impressive impression of the model and can be zoomed and levels can be viewed individually by clicking the arrows located on the widget in the lower right hand corner.
Thank you Alex!

The property at 370 Clayton Street is perfect for this unique tour.  It is three stories of absolute luxury and perfection with a spiral wrought iron and hardwood staircase in the center of the home.  Every inch of the home stands tall with quality and style, from the incredible crown mouldings, marble and pewter counter surfaces, marble and hardwood flooring, state of the art lighting and french doors in nearly every room.
For more information on this property that is unique to Cherry Creek North and most of Denver, do not hesitate to phone or email.
Judy Fahrenkrog
Kentwood City Properties
303-820-2489 posted: March 12, 2015
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Denver Real Estate brokerage services or otherwise known as the Kentwood Companies has a new marketing campaign with the hashtag...We Are Denver!  Well if imitation is the highest form of flattery, then is highly flattered.

When creating the website the spin on the Denver name was a result of years of living the Denver life, not only my generation but the four generations that came before me!  That's right, count 'em...four!
My Great Grandfather on my Father's side, James Hickey, was a reknowned electrician around the turn of the last century, wiring such historic places as the Teller Opera House, the Tabor Opera House, the Elitch Theatre and the Brown Palace Hotel.  Sounds like a scene from Downtown Abbey and it was, he lived with my Grandfather in the Brown Palace Hotel...their way of bonusing the help and allowing access to the grand staircase.  HIs wife's brother, Billy Murray, was an Irish tenor and left Denver to make it anywhere, New York, later making the first recording for RCA  with the popular pop song, "Take Me Out To The Ballgame".
He is still featured on NPR"s Lost and Found Sound and is honored in the Colorado Music Hall of Fame!  Speaking of Hall of Fame, my Grandfather Frank Hickey, a graduate of Denver's East High School, learned a few tricks on the banister of the Brown Palace Hotel and went on to induction into the East High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

But enough, enough...of that side of the family and onto the maternal side!  My Mother's Grandfather was a territorial judge with areas in the southwest portion of the state and the entire New Mexican landgrant territory including Santa Fe.  A distinguished record as a judicial servant with a repurtation for being bold in courtrooms such as the famed Kit Carson family trial.  My Mother's maternal Grandfather was with CFI Steel and instrumental in the preservation and dedication of Mesa Verde National Park with John Rockefeller.  Her father and mother left the southwestern part of the state for his law schooling and law career as a water rights attorney in Denver.  They were one of the first home owners to build along Seventeenth Avenue Parkway in Park Hill, then known as Downington Place... there goes that Downtown Abbey theme again!

My parents made Denver their home after college at the University of Colorado.  My Father was on the CU Cotton Bowl Team and played in the NIT Basketball tournament in New York for CU...all in the same year.  After serving as a Naval Officer during World War II, they hightailed it back to the foot of the Colorado Rockies making homes in Park Hill and later the HIlltop neighborhood.  My Mother, along with her Mother and sisters, were civic minded women serving on the early days of the Junior League and Denver Debutante Ball committees.  My Father sold real estate in Denver, fruits do not fall far from trees here.  It seemed everyone in the family has worked along 17th Street in downtown Denver, me included as that is the address for Kentwood City Properties!

But no one out of all those generations ever really left the Denver area you say?  Why would we?
We Are Denver!

For more information on homes for sale in the Denver area and surrounding Villages, don't hesitate to call me.  I am a full service real estate broker and would be happy to show you why #wearedenver!

Judy Fahrenkrog
Kentwood City Properties
303-820-2489 posted: February 26, 2015
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...back at the Ranch, the Ranch In Lowry that is!  You can't miss it as it is one of the very few ranch style single family homes built in that section of Lowry and it rocks style.  Tripped out and updated with over the top granite, stainless upper end appliances, gorgeous hardwood floors,plantation shutters, main floor master, two extra main floor bedrooms and a main study!  Name it, "livin' the level life", one level.  But no, say it isn't can still keep the FitBit active and  do the stairs at this ranch.  The entire lower level is finished and inviting with an extra over sized bedroom and full bath, a recreation/family room and a full service gym complete with a wall of mirrors and professional grade gym flooring.  
The brick and frame home sits on a quiet park like setting with plenty of parking, yes, parking...the ultimate real estate in Denver.
This is too good to be true, you say?  It is, because the price kicks it out of the ranch as well.  It is priced well below the going rate in the very walkable surrounding hoods.
Stop by this weekend, it will be held open!

886 Ulster Way

Co-listed:  Donna Ryan and Judy Fahrenkrog
Kentwood City Properties
303-820-2489 posted: February 11, 2015
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36 Hours

The New York Times Sunday, January 25, 2015  featured Denver in their 36 Hours piece.  Freda Moon, the author, mentioned a few notables such as the B-cycle bike share program and the newly renovated Union Station, both have great support and sponsorship from Kentwood City Properties.  She also recognized Denver's rising economics.  Denver is enjoying a remarkable high and not just in plant based products.  The economy is one of the fastest growing and the millenial population outnumbers all other demographics which has had a major effect on how retailers, restauranteurs and developers are planning for the future.
Moon's three day jaunt through Denver highlighted some interesting restaurants, barely scratching the surface of all the new farm to table kitchen/dining experiences popping up all over the city.  The beer/brewery industry received due recognition as Denver hosts one of the biggest beer conventions in the lower 48.  But she was "over the Moon" with the Denver Botanic Gardens!

The Botanic Gardens offers Denver a year round experience with spectacular gardens,at tropical conservancy, outdoor summer concert series, holiday lighting and much more.
The Botanic Gardens sits off historic Cheesman Park and is steps away from a grand listing at 777 Williams Street on Little Cheesman.  This Craftsman styled three story home features detail of the Arts and Crafts period with coffered ceilings, oak and walnut built-ins, solid hardwood floors and more.  The newly landscaped garden with pergolas, decks and patios offers the perfect listening venue for a Chris Isaak or Keb Mo concert at the Botanic Gardens.  The location is superior for urban living, and it is in possession of the most coveted real estate in Denver, PARKING!  A three car garage completes the picture with plenty of curb side parking for entertaining.

This is a must-see and easy to show! It will be gone in let's say 36 hours? 
Tour the property on

Listed by
Judy Fahrenkrog
Kentwood City Properties

  posted: January 28, 2015
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Make Mine A Condo, Please

One of the rarest finds in the city of Denver is an actual condominium that is FOR SALE, not FOR LEASE.  The sleight of hand by the developers throughout the Denver area is clever, cranes, cranes everywhere and all those floors will be leased.  What?  Due to the Construction Defects legislation and immensely long periods of limitations, the developers are building apartments for hire.  Think of the money you'll save leasing for 5 years! 
Do the math, lease a one bedroom condo for 5 years, renewing each year at a higher rate or buy a one bedroom condo this year with a 5 year arm, probably below 4 % and ...
well, GOTCHA! 
Take a look at a spectacular one bedroom condominium in one of the best architectural buildings in Denver that is close to Cherry Creek and close to downtown.  Four Hundred East Third is located at Speer Boulevard and Logan St.  It is within walking distance to Washington Park, Cherry Creek Shopping District, the Denver Art Museum, the eclectic South Broadway shopping district and a short drive to everywhere. The building is a concierge/secured entry building with underground parking and plenty of guest parking.  There is a fitness room, two guest suites, a business center, conference room and two large and lovely living rooms for entertaining.  The amenities also include storage units and a wine storage area.

The one bedroom condominiums listed will be available to tour on Thursday, November 13 from 4-6 with wine and appetizers provided by Kathy Fogel of Assured Title.  This is your chance to choose, a one bedroom city view or a one bedroom mountain view...did I mention the views?

Do stop by and make yours a condo, please!

  posted: November 12, 2014
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Go Big

Attention Leafers!  If the question is..."Where is the best color for Autumn Aspens?"  ASPEN!  Go Big or stay home!
On one of the most beautiful September weekends that Colorado has ever experienced, we took a little ride to Aspen for lunch, joined by the infamous Castle Pines Village Motorcycle Club!
The club, founded in the last century, is strong in numbers and strong on fun.  They left the beauty of the Village (no color there yet as the gambel oak is just beginning to turn crisp orange) for the high country.  There journey took them through the Vail Valley up to Beaver Creek and from Minturn through Leadville, over Independence Pass to the final beauty destination, Aspen!  The group dined at the Bottom of Nell, of course, after touring around the city that is the place to be seen.  Sound like fun?  It is and you can live that dream life too.

Available for an unbelievable price is 2715 Castle Glen Place, the perfect home that allows you to lock and leave for the hills on your Harley or your vehicle of choice.  Castle Pine Village is located just 10 minutes from the Park Meadows shopping area off of C470.  In fact, the location to C470 and E470 makes it the one neighborhood in Denver with easy access to Denver's International Airport as well as I70 up to the mountain playgrounds of Vail and Aspen.  The 24 hour controlled access community with emergency service vehicles and a fire department on site brings peace of mind for your home and your family.

The home at 2715 Castle Glen Place is just under 6000 square feet, with most of the living on one level.  There is an over-sized 3 car garage, perfect for cars and motorcycle parking, and an extra lot to protect mountain and golf course views.  The price is also unbelievable...$ 1,275,000...match that in any other luxury community.

Go Big, don't stay home and call for an appointment to see this gorgeous home.  It is available at this take your breath away price, just like the autumn color.  

Judy Fahrenkrog, Broker
Kentwood City Properties
303-820-2489 posted: September 28, 2014
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No Work All Play

Play, Play, Play into the first day of Autumn at our wonderful Open House on Sunday, September 21!

2715 Castle Glen Place is being held open from 12-3,  I will have you in and out in time to watch the Broncos Beat the Seahawks (finally) on that glorious fall day and we will also celebrate the new reduced price of $ 1,275,000.  This is the best value in Castle Pines Village as this Glen home, customized and stunning, sits on two Glen lots for uninterrupted mountain and fairway views.  The extra lot has a paid water and sewer tap fee, a value of approximately $20,000.  The extra lot is ideal for preserving the views and/or a build out of a guest house or a swimming pool and casita....endless possibilities for design games!

For more information contact me at:
Judy Fahrenkrog
Kentwood City Properties
303-820-2489 posted: September 12, 2014
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Where Do The Pros Play?

The BMW Championship PGA Golf Tournament is in town and the field is studded with stars named Rory and Bubba and Phil and they arrived early in the week to acclimate to Colorado's Rocky Mountain highs.  Begs the question, where do the players play?  On Day 1 of the tournament the players begin their work week, Thursday is their Monday and golf playing becomes golf working.  Where were they on this Labor Day holiday?  Playing at the other course...
The Castle Pines Golf Club in Castle Pines Village, once known for hosting the famous International Golf Tournament, a favorite among winners such as Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson, so much so that they were spotted playing over the holiday weekend.  The players love to play at Castle Pines because of the serene nature of the course, designed amongst the centuries old Ponderosa Pine trees and gambel scrub oak.  The course is unique, a mountain course with a PGA championship challenge, each hole is a private playground.
One of the perks of living in a community such as Castle Pines is the golf, while not every resident plays golf every resident appreciates the natural open space that two Jack Nicklaus signature 18 hole private clubs provide in the 2800 acre village.  One does not need to play golf to appreciate the benefits of the game, a gentleman's game where courtesy and manners are the expected norm and dress codes still exist.  Golf is international by nature, so names like Choi and Garcia are as celebrated and respected as Scott and Watson.  Golf is a peaceful celebration of talent and skill.
Nurture your appreciation by viewing one of the most prestigious homes that is currently for sale in Castle Pines Village.  The home at 2715 Castle Glen Place is situated along the first fairway of the Castle Pines Golf Club's International course.  It is sited on not one but two Glen lots with uninterrupted views of the mountains and course, a pristine setting at a reduced price of $ 1,350,000.  The home is designed for maintenance free living and an easy breezy lifestyle.  The main floor master and open living floor plan is ideal as a main or seconday home.  There is a state of the art wine cellar and wet bar in the lower level that leads out to two patios that highlight the views of the golf course and mountains.  There is a 3 car over sized garage with luxury finishes.  This property has it all so come visit, you may chance a peek at Ernie teeing off on #1!

This house will be open on Sunday September 21 from 1-4!
For more information email or phone me at 
Kentwood City Properties
303-820-2489 posted: September 5, 2014
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