Colorado Real Estate News

Cherry Hills Village Colorado is Exquisite

Cherry Hills Village showcases magnificent private residences, exceptional schools, and a network of sprawling trails and parks. Residing in this exclusive neighborhood feels like living in the European countryside, but only minutes away from one of the fastest-growing cities in America. Douglas-firs, Quaking-aspens, and Gambel-oaks tower overhead in the Colorado blue sky. Purple Rocky Mountain Penstemons and Hardy Geraniums color gravel roads leading to French and Mediterranean-style mansions resting on massive estates. We best describe Cherry Hills Village as western elegance meets high-end living. This small town just outside of Denver is a slice of heaven, and we’re not alone in our viewpoint. According to Bloomberg, Cherry Hills Village is one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in the whole country.

Location is Everything

The superb location allows for a short drive to Downtown, Cherry Creek, and Denver Tech Center – one of the state’s largest business centers littered with fortune 500 companies. It’s also near both major highways (I-70 and I-25) for quick access to practically anywhere in Colorado your heart desires – only three and a half hours to Aspen, two hours to Vail, an hour to Colorado Springs, and forty minutes to Boulder. Cherry Hills is also less than 20 minutes from both major reservoirs in the Denver metro (Chatfield State Park and Cherry Creek State Park).

Outdoor Activities

Woodie Hollow Park

Either you are a “native” and born to love the outdoors or a transplant who moved here for the three hundred plus days of sunshine. Either way, Cherry Hills Village is packed with fantastic outdoor activities year-round, sure to keep your heart healthy and lungs filled with pure Colorado air.  

Trails, Trails, and More Trails

The infamous Highline Canal twists through Cherry Hills Village, making stops along Three Pond Park, John Meade Park, and Blackmer Commons. The trail is a mix of paved and gravel paths, with endless subsidiary routes off-shooting into rolling meadows overlooking gorgeous estates. The trail passes by magnificent Kent Academy, and on an exercise-filled day, you can even take the trail all the way to Chatfield reservoir.  

John Meade Park 

If you are looking for a great place to take the kiddos, this open-air space is home to a fishing pier, picnic shelter, and playground. It is also located on the Highline Canal, so you can access it by bike or foot, with parking for those who wish to drive. 

Three Pond Park 

This untouched hidden gem is a breathtaking escape for a stroll, bike ride, or fishing outing. The soothing and serene atmosphere allows for bird watching and wildlife observing. If you are here long enough, you’ll be sure to see equestrians pass along on the dirt trails, horseshoes kicking up dust into Feather Reed. 

Private Country Clubs

Founded in 1922, Cherry Hills Country Club is Colorado’s premier luxury country club. Membership grants you full access to the outstanding 18-hole William Flynn-designed course, a 9-hole par three course, tennis courts, a lap pool, and a brand new 50 million dollar clubhouse. Cherry Hills Country Club has also hosted both the US Open and the PGA championship multiple times in its illustrious history. 

Humbling resting on the south edge of Cherry Hills Village, Glenmoor Country Club resembles an old Scottish lynx-style course. The clubhouse hosts two quiet pools with cabanas and a water slide for the little ones, as well as exceptional indoor and outdoor dining. 

A Plethora of Education Options

Whether it’s private or public schools, Cherry Hills Village has some great options when it comes to education. The neighborhood is located in Cherry Creek School District (CCSD),so from K-12, your kiddos start at Cherry Hills Village Elementary, then move up to West Middle School, and lastly finish at Cherry Creek High School.  If you would prefer your children to attend private schools, the neighborhood is home to Colorado Academy, Kent Denver School, and St. Mary’s Academy.

Shopping, Restaurants, Culture

Cherry Hills Village is, well, a village. This means there are limited shopping and restaurants within the city limits; however, due to its close proximity to Denver and neighboring suburbs, endless restaurants, bars, grocery stores, and shopping are only a short drive away. We recommend Trader Joe’s at Cherry Hills Marketplace or Whole Foods at Southglenn Mall for groceries. Cherry Creek Mall is only a 15-minute drive north for some of Denver’s finest indoor and outdoor shopping, and Park Meadows Mall is a 15-minutes drive south. We also recommend catching a concert at Fiddler’s Green – a fabulous outdoor concert venue featuring A-level bands and breathtaking sunsets over the Rocky Mountains. 

Where to Eat?

Steakhouse 10 – This restaurant exudes old-school cool. Serving expertly crafted meats, our favorite is the Sinatra steak with a port and bleu cheese topping. 

Izakaya Den and Sushi Den – These sister restaurants have exemplified fine dining in Denver for decades. They’re across the street from each other in the Washington Park neighborhood and have unique takes on magnificently executed Japanese cuisine. The fish is freshly caught and flown in every day from Japan, handpicked by the owner’s brother. The quality and service are unparalleled—one of the best independently-owned Sushi restaurants in the nation. 

Pino’s Place – This delightful local spot by chef and owner Pino Saverino features food inspired by his childhood in Italy. They offer classics like Osso Bucco Agnello, Gnocchi, and Snapper Livornese. The specialty of the restaurant is their delightfully thin-crust pizzas. This small and delicious restaurant is a neighborhood favorite notorious for treating its customers like family. 

Sushi Co – This local sushi spot is relatively new but has made a splash by producing excellent cuisine in a relaxed environment. The restaurant’s highlights include a delightful sushi bar and creative handrolls.  

Shanahan’s – Named after two-time Super Bowl-winning coach Mike Shanahan, this exceptional steakhouse has a classic, old-school ambiance. Located in Denver Tech Center, we recommend the three-course Prime Rib Sunday Special. We also suggest taking a photo next to Mike’s two Lombardi trophies. 

YaYa’s Euro Bistro – With a seasonal farm-to-table menu and award-winning wine selection, YaYa’s has delivered unique and sophisticated cuisine in Greenwood Village since 1996. YaYa’s also makes our list of the best rooftop restaurants and bars in greater Denver. 

Conclusion 

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Cherry Hills Village Park

Cherry Hills Village is Denver’s premier affluent and upscale neighborhood. Seclusion, nature, luxury – all of these characteristics define a lifestyle unmatched along the Front Range for its residents. With abundant greenery and gorgeous rolling hills, the allure of living in this private community is multifaceted. Picture your life in complete serenity – a place void of high-density development and traffic, preserved with its pristine ambiance and wholeheartedness of the land. Envision your children attending the best schools in the nation and belonging to Colorado’s best country clubs. All of this is at your fingertips, and the kicker is, it’s just a short drive away from Denver, and a hop, skip, and jump to the mountains!

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Cherry Hills Village Featured Listings

These Cherry Hills Village featured listings exemplify why it’s considered one of the nation’s most elegant suburbs. The community is home to couples, families, and active retirees alike. The homes here offer the ultimate in an upscale, family-friendly lifestyle. These featured homes are sure to give you serious daydreams!

Cherry Hills Village Featured Listings

 

5000 East Quincy Avenue

List Price: $15,900,000

Listed By: Gina Lorenzen

Perfectly located to capture the sensational views, this striking residence is the epitome of architectural grace and elegance. This enviable 9-acre property is comprised of large ponds, fountains, gazebos, mountain-style streams, and outdoor fireplaces. Inspired by Santa Barbara architecture and design, this property entails expertly scaled rooms hallmarked by mahogany wood and stone details throughout.

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Cherry Hills Village Featured Listings

4545 South Holly Street

List Price: $11,500,000

Listed By: Susan Diliberti

This contemporary, Colorado-style home is elegant, inviting, and a timeless classic. Situated on 10 acres, there is land in abundance and amazing outdoor spaces perfect for entertaining! An enclosed European-style walkway leads to a 6-stable barn with herringbone brick patterned flooring, wood & brass accents, and automatic watering & lights. This home was completely rebuilt from the foundation up in 1989-1991, with many recent updates since then.

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Cherry Hills Village Featured Listings

21 Sunset Drive

List Price: $8,900,000

Listed By: Luisa Staerkel

Beautifully ensconced on an expansive manicured grounds, this home is the epitome of sophistication, elegance, and comfort. With a secured gate, wrought iron fencing, and large trees surrounding the property, you will enjoy the utmost privacy. The main floor alone features a sumptuous living room, open dining room, family/game rooms with sunken bar, and a spacious kitchen with informal dining area that adjoins the hearth room and sunroom.

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9 Cherry Hills Park Drive

List Price: $8,700,000

Listed By: John Fitzpatrick & Sean Larkin

This historic Grand Mansion built in 1919 by Fisher and Fisher has been respectfully updated. The home lives very modern with a gourmet top-of-the-line kitchen and museum like qualities throughout. The park-like yard features a recirculating stream and pond. Situated in the Villages most exclusive enclave, this is a gated home within a gate community.

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Cherry Hills Village Featured Listings

5500 East Quincy Avenue

List Price: $4,970,000

Listed By: Gina Lorenzen

Private Cherry Hills retreat set on 2.3 acres – presenting the best in family living and entertaining. The elegant principal rooms are ideal for hosting, with high ceilings, tall windows, plantation shutters, skylights, marble floors, and bar area.  The walk-out level is comprised of a wine cellar with tasting room, large theatre, wet bar, media room, and 3 en-suites. The expansive back patio is highlighted by outdoor kitchen, firepit, spa, large pool with fountain, and panoramic views of the Front Range and Pikes Peak.

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Cherry Hills Village Featured Listings

9 Lynn Road

List Price: $4,800,000

Listed By: Rollie Jordan

One-of-a-kind gated Italian Villa with breathtaking views, pool, formal gardens, numerous fountains & gazebo, and meticulous grounds that rival any other. Built with the finest quality and materials including antique, imported chandeliers & fireplaces (some with 120-year-old mantles), Brazilian doors, leaded glass, black walnut & natural stone floors, marble, slab granite.

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Cherry Hills Village Featured Listings

4411 South Lafayette Street

List Price: $3,875,000

Listed By: Amanda Linville

A rare opportunity to own a magnificent custom estate in prestigious Old Cherry Hills. This beautifully appointed home sits on a premier 2.5-acre lot. It boasts the highest-end finishes imaginable with custom stone and woodwork throughout. The spectacular entry leads to grand living area with full walk-in wet bar. This property is ideal for entertaining with multiple outdoor living spaces and integrated HEOS sound system.

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Cherry Hills Village Featured Listings

13 Vista Road

List Price: $3,775,000

Listed By: Paula Friedman

Tranquility and elegance surrounded by 2.48 acres of trees and open space in Cherry Hills Village. This home brings its picturesque outdoors in. Built by Mesa Properties; designed with a blend of exceptional quality and meticulous detail. Year-round swimming pool and spa features automatic pool cover, a dressing room, 3/4 bath, laundry room, large disappearing glass doors to the expansive, secluded patio with gas BBQ and fireplace. Zoned for horses.

13 Vista Road | Cherry Hills Village Featured Listings

Cherry Hills Village Featured Listings

4986 South Fillmore Court

List Price: $3,395,000

Listed By: Sandy Weigand & Chuck Gargotto

Michael Knorr created an architectural masterpiece built with commercial grade construction. Exceptional in every way, this contemporary Ranch showcases sophisticated architecture. A stunning open environment exists throughout the home. Expansive walls serve as an ideal canvas for the art lover’s collection. Spectacular outdoor living areas and a five car garage complete this exceptional residence.

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Cherry Hills Village Featured Listings

4 Redhawk Run

List Price: $3,250,000

Listed By: Michele Ciardullo

Nestled on a private cul-de-sac within the boutique gated community of Buell Mansion, 4 Redhawk Run is perfectly poised with a stunning mixture of stone, brick, and creative architectural details creating gorgeous street appeal. A large private site encompasses mature landscaping, numerous courtyards, a soothing pond, and wrought-iron fence yard.

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4930 South Gaylord Street

List Price: $2,795,000

Listed By: Edie Marks

This Genesee built, Karen Keating designed masterpiece will exceed all expectations. Designed and constructed to showcase an extraordinary terraced backyard, walls of Caradco windows and doors bring the outdoors in. With a mini Botanical Gardens as your seasonally changing backdrop, the owners created an outdoor oasis of cascading fountains, a stone fireplace, and the quintessential outdoor kitchen.

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Cherry Hills Village Featured Listings

36 Cherry Hills Farm Drive

List Price: $2,495,000

Listed By: Sandy Weigand & Chuck Gargotto

Remodel and updates in 2016 start right at the front door and extend to new landscaping in the back gardens. Upon entry you will immediately appreciate the marriage of the indoors with the outdoors throughout the entire main level. Gorgeous grounds and courtyards at the back of the home feature a lovely water feature. The perfect home for entertaining while enjoying a comfortable family lifestyle.

36 Cherry Hills Farm | Cherry Hills Village Featured Listings

Cherry Hills Village Featured Listings

102 Glenmoor Lane

List Price: $2,195,000

Listed By: Christopher Ansay & Robert Campbell

Magnificent estate on exceptional acre site in Cherry Hills in like-new-condition. Well-located on a premium lot at end of a cul-de-sac backing to Glenmoor Golf Course, overlooking multiple fairways within the premier gated Country Club Community. Traditional elegance throughout with expansive yet comfortable spaces, soaring ceiling and windows.

102 Glenmoor | Cherry Hills Village Featured Listings

Cherry Hills Village Featured Listings

6180 East Quincy Avenue

List Price: $2,100,000

Listed By: Jennifer & Todd Markus

Lovely and private Mediterranean style villa located in Cherry Hills Village, featuring mountain views and a desirable open main floor living plan. The home was designed by architect Pierre Fakhoury with entertaining and casual elegant living in mind. Enter into a gracious foyer with barrel ceiling and stunning Italian chandelier that continues into the main living area with a formal living room with fireplace and an updated chef’s kitchen complete with top-of-the-line SS appliances.

6180 Quincy | Cherry Hills Village Featured Listings

Cherry Hills Village Featured Listings

3961 South Birch Street

List Price: $1,325,000

Listed By: Bob Serotta

Fabulous, updated and remodeled stone Ranch with full walkout basement. Spectacular private backyard with three brick patios and professionally landscaped gardens. Wonderful home for indoor/outdoor entertaining and family gatherings. Just 1/2 a block from Highline Canal path.

3961 Birch | Cherry Hills Village Featured Listings

Cherry Hills Village Featured Listings

Colorado Real Estate News

Cherry Hills Village | Community of the Month

Cherry Hills Village one of the nation’s most elegant suburbs, is also among the safest. A tranquil, rustic community of gently rolling hills, mature trees, sumptuous mansions, bridle paths, and gravel roads, Cherry Hills Village numbers among the ten wealthiest suburbs in the country. It is home to couples, families, and active retirees alike. The homes here offer the ultimate in an upscale, family-friendly lifestyle.

Estate-size properties, many with stables and fences for keeping horses, feature an array of exquisite masterpiece homes in a stunning variety of styles including contemporary, Classic Ranch, Mediterranean, French Country, and Cape Cod. In Cherry Hills, modern and rustic, avant-garde and classic, old and new mix comfortably. Real estate in Cherry Hills Village is zoned almost exclusively for residential use. This helps to create a peaceful place for families to experience life at its fullest and preserves a rural ambiance despite being surrounded by more densely populated communities.

Cherry Hills Village

Cherry Hills Village

Renowned for its rural atmosphere, Cherry Hills Village offers an extensive trail system and rolling expanses of lovely, open countryside. Cherry Hills Village spans over six-and-a-half square miles and sits only six miles south of downtown Denver. Shopping, fine dining, and night life opportunities are all located nearby in Cherry Creek, downtown Denver, and around the Park Meadows Mall.

In addition to it’s wonderful location, the community includes some of the most highly acclaimed schools in metro Denver, including St. Mary’s Academy, Kent Denver School, and Cherry Hills Village Elementary School. Two exclusive country clubs operate within the community, providing recreational opportunities to every member of the family. At Cherry Hills Country Club, which hosted multiple PGA Championships and the newer Glenmoore Country Club, members enjoy excellent amenities, top-notch golf, and spectacular mountain views.

Cherry Hills Village homes are among some of the city’s most stunning. Large residential lots and impressive, beautiful architecture make Cherry Hills Village real estate some of the most sought-after for luxury buyers in the metro Denver area.  It’s easy to see why so many families choose to plant their roots in the private, prestigious Cherry Hills Village. It’s truly a wonderful place to live the good life.

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Home Prices Rise in Cherry Hills Village and Greenwood Village as Buyers Secure Limited Number of Premier Properties

DENVER – Home prices in Cherry Hills Village and Greenwood Village rose significantly year-to-date in July 2014 as buyers scrambled to secure a limited number of premier properties in two of metro Denver’s most desirable neighborhoods, according to statistics released by Kentwood Real Estate.  The average sales price in July 2014 was $1,685,166 compared to $1,520,457 in July 2013, an increase of 10.8 percent.

The average number of days on the market for homes in Cherry Hills Village and Greenwood Village declined dramatically from last year, which also reflects the current shortage of homes compared to last year.  Homes sold in July 2014 year-to-date were on the market an average of 101 days compared to 189 days for July 2013, a drop of 46.6 percent.

July statistics show that there are currently 107 residential listings in Cherry Hills Village and Greenwood Village.  Kentwood Real Estate, Colorado’s Premier Real Estate Company, enjoyed a 33 percent market share with 49 active listings in the two communities in July.

“While the metrics (sales volume, transactions, inventory and days on the market) show signs of year over year improvement, we are cautiously optimistic for the real market to remain stable for the Villages for 2014 and 2015,” said Peter Niederman, Chief Executive Officer of Kentwood Real Estate.

Denver area real estate brokers enjoyed a small reprieve from the dearth of homes in July as the number of homes on the market in all of metro Denver increased 6.5 percent in August, according to data from the Denver Metro Association of Realtors.  The market still remains tight, however, due in part to first-time homebuyers coming to the market across the metro area.

 

 

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Cherry Hills Village Appoints Real Estate Executive Peter Niederman to Planning and Zoning Commission

CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, CO – The City of Cherry Hills Village has appointed Village resident Peter Niederman to serve a two year term on the City’s Planning and Zoning Commission.  Niederman, a 23-year resident of the Village who is also an architect by training, was appointed to the seven member body recently, with an initial term expiring in June 2016.  He will be eligible for re-appointment at that time.

“Peter (Niederman) is an exceptional addition to our Planning & Zoning Commission,” said Cherry Hills Village Mayor Doug Tisdale.  “His background in architecture, not to mention the fact that he is unquestionably the leading residential real estate executive in the state of Colorado, make him the ideal choice for this important position.”

Niederman is best known as the CEO/Owner of Kentwood Real Estate, one of the most successful real estate firms in the country and traditionally the highest volume residential real estate brokerage firm in Colorado.  His commitment to Cherry Hills Village is exemplified by his donation last year, along with partner Frank Hutto, of The Alan Hutto Memorial Commons to the Village, a valuable two and a half acre parcel situated in the heart of Cherry Hills.

“Cherry Hills was reported by The Wall Street Journal as the #1 Best Suburb of America to Live In and it is the devotion of people like Peter Niederman that has earned us that accolade,” said Mayor Tisdale.

The Planning & Zoning Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at the Village Center.  The “P&Z,” as it is called, is responsible for reviewing all subdivision applications, rezoning requests, floodplain modifications and other development applications submitted to the City, and providing a recommendation to the City Council on those various applications. The Planning and Zoning Commission is also responsible for the preparation of the City’s Master Plan and making recommendations to the City Council on updates to the Master Plan.

For further information, contact Cherry Hills Village Mayor Doug Tisdale at DTisdale@CherryHillsVillage.com.

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Kentwood Real Estate’s Significant Sales of July 2014

A quick recap of Kentwood Real Estate’s top sales from July 2014.

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5751 South Aspen Court | Greenwood Village | Sold for $2,400,000 | Listing Broker: The Sandy Weigand Team

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4900 South Birch Street | Cherry Hills Village | Sold for $2,100,000 | Listing Broker: Ann Durham

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5489 South Krameria Street | Greenwood Village | Sold for $2,048,680 | Listing Brokers: Kirk & Kathy Schuler

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10 Foxtail Circle | Cherry Hills Village | Sold for $1,965,000 | Listing Broker: Jennifer Markus

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674 Red Pass Lane | Castle Rock | Sold for $1,855,000 | Listing Broker: J. Garland Thurman

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5850 South Ash Street | Greenwood Village | Sold for $1,825,000 | Listing Broker: Chuck Gargotto

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4835 South Vine Street | Cherry Hills Village | Sold for $1,780,000 | Listing Broker: Gina Lorenzen

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17 Huntwick Lane | Cherry Hills Village | Sold for $1,675,000 | Listing Broker: Edie Marks

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4391 East Perry Parkway | Greenwood Village | Sold for $1,650,000 | Listing Broker: Edie Marks

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1434 South Josephine Street | Denver | Sold for $1,650,000 | Listing Brokers: Patty Ryan Anton  & Greg Card

720 Emerson | Denver | Sold for $1,575,000 | Listing Broker: Darrell Hamilton
720 Emerson | Denver | Sold for $1,575,000 | Listing Broker: Darrell Hamilton

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4960 South Gaylord Street | Cherry Hills Village | Sold for $1,550,000 | Listing Broker: Larry Hotz

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1490 Violet Avenue | Boulder | Sold for $1,499,000 | Listing Broker: Diane Sorensen

768 Cook Street | Denver | Sold for $1,250,000 | Listing Broker: Michel Brossmer

301 Harrison Street #105 | Denver | Sold for $1,225,000 | Listing Broker: Julie Winger

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215 Fairfax Street | Denver | Sold for $1,220,000 | Listing Broker: Gina Lorenzen

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817 Fairchild Drive | Highlands Ranch | Sold for $1,195,000 | Listing Broker: Craig Burns

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5006 Christensen Drive | Littleton | Sold for $1,150,000 | Listing Brokers: Ann Baumgartner & Steve Barrett

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8 Arabian Place | Columbine Valley | Sold for $1,130,000 | Listing Brokers: Karen Brinckerhoff & Katherine Gallagher

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2419 South Cook Street | Denver | Sold for $1,070,000 | Listing Brokers: Wes & Paula Friedman

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17 South Franklin Circle | Greenwood Village | Sold for $1,050,000 | Listing Broker: Jim Nussbaum