Denver Area Real Estate and Community News

March 15, 2019

ON THE MARKET - SUPER CUTE Downtown Littleton location

Welcome Home to 6337 S Louthan St.  

This picture-perfect cottage is completely updated and simply ready to move into and make it your home!  As you walk past the mature trees up to the front door, you are met with an abundance of character.  Stepping inside you are immediately surrounded by light and an open living room with cove ceilings which flows into the beautifully remodeled modern kitchen.  

Two additional rooms and a full bath at the front of the house are perfect for bedrooms, an office, separate dining room or whatever your living space requires.  

A bright drop-zone and laundry area, as well as a large master suite at the back of this home complete the floorplan.  

An extra-large yard is perfect for those summer gatherings of games, BBQs, volleyball and soaking up the sun on the west side of this cottage!  Simply move in and start living!

The asking price on this SUPER CUTE home is $360,000.

Give David or Michael a call for a private showing or stop by the open house Saturday, January 26 from 1-3.

March 15, 2019

NEW LISTING - GORGEOUS VIEWS from AMAZING TOWNHOME

OPEN HOUSE, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 11-1!

Welcome home to 1824 W. Cape Cod Way! This is the perfect, high-class, low-maintenance living you’ve been looking for! 

This stunning townhome has it all! Driving into the serene, picture perfect neighborhood you know you’ve arrived at a special place. 

Walking through the front door of this beautiful home your eyes are swept through the two-story family room with fireplace directly through the extensive windows overlooking the deck and lake that surrounds the back of this property!

An updated kitchen, the retreat-like main floor master suite, and family room are the highlights of the main floor. 

A stunning staircase sweeps you upstairs to an open loft with lake views and a private guest suite.

The walk-out basement finishes this exceptional property with a family room and fireplace, bar area, open office area, additional bedroom, full bath and ample storage.

You simply need to move into this one of-a-kind home!

  • 3 Bedroom / 4 baths
  • Almost 4,500 sq ft of living space
  • Lake and Mountain Views
  • Low Maintenance Living
  • Open Space
  • New Wrap-Around Trex Deck
  • New Roof
  • Updated Kitchen
  • Open Loft
  • Main Floor Master Suite
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Quiet Neighborhood
  • Walk-Out Basement
  • Ample Storage

This property will be exclusively marketed by Michael Aden and David Bell of the AdenBell Group at Kentwood Cherry Creek.  On the market and MLS and available to the public for showings on December 7, Michael and David can answer your questions or get you in early to see this beautiful, maintenance free home.  Asking price is $925,000.  

Give Michael or David a call at 303.525.4896 or 303.887.1358.

March 12, 2019

Superbly designed 4-bedroom 3 bath home in University Hills

3248 South Albion, Denver

As you walk up to the front of the home, you will note the beautiful mature trees, professional landscaping and stamped concrete front porch. Can’t you just imagine sitting on that front porch, enjoying an iced tea, as the sun sets in front of you?

Walking into the one level home, through the beautiful wood and cut glass front door, you will feel a sense of warmth and light! Every detail has been thought out and will melt your heart.

A formal living room area with large plate glass window and gas fireplace will be a great place to curl up with a good book.

The formal dining area, open and light, with designer lighting, feels formal and relaxing at the same time. Special art niche and large enough for a table of 12, the dining room is just one of the amazing spaces in this home.

The kitchen / family room, with sliding doors and windows to a beautifully landscaped backyard is the center of the home.

The kitchen was designed with chefs in mind. Thermador appliances – gas cooktop, double wall ovens, large side by side refrigerator / freezer, microwave drawer and beverage cooler, this kitchen is stocked. Gorgeous slab granite and a Corian sink and enough space for 5 or 6 stools! This kitchen is AMAZING!

The focal point of the vaulted ceiling family room is the floor to ceiling, stacked rock fireplace with a rustic wood mantle, flanked by Pella brand sliding glass doors, for access to the entertainers backyard patio.

The large sunny master suite is large and has an impeccably designed bath with dual vanity and sinks, slipper bathtub, glass shower, walk-in closet and bonus dressing room.

The two bedrooms on the other side of the home share a large jack n jill bath.

The large den, can also be used as a guest room or library.

Off of the attached 3 car garage is a mud room, to drop off coats and messy shoes, along with a laundry area, sink and granite countertops.

Imagine the parties and dinners you could have in this backyard! With it’s stamped concrete patios off of the family room and master suite and large professionally landscaped private yard, this backyard is amazing!

Look at all of these features:

  • Over 3,000 sq ft of single-level living
  • 4 bed/3 bath
  • Convenient University Hills location
  • Complete rebuild and expansion
  • New roof
  • New electric, plumbing, hvac
  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Light and bright
  • Transom window
  • New Pella windows
  • Walnut flooring 4-5 inch
  • Designer lighting throughput
  • Professional landscape
  • New privacy fence
  • Stamped concrete patios/front porch
  • Master suite w/walk-in closet
  • 5 piece bath
  • Separate dressing area
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Jack and Jill full dual sink
  • Granite counters throughout
  • Designer carpet
  • Chef’s Kitchen
  • Thermador: fridge, double oven, microwave, 5 burner gas stove, dishwasher
  • Corian double sink
  • Huge island with enough room for 6 seats
  • Wine fridge
  • Large walk-in pantry
  • 2 new gas fireplaces
  • Mud room w/built-ins
  • Samsung high-end Washer Dryer
  • Oversized attached 2 car garage

This home is basically a new home, originally 1,600 sq ft, it is now over 3,000 sq ft with all new systems, heating, air conditioning, electric and plumbing.

This home is being exclusively marketed by Michael Aden and David Bell of the AdenBell Group. The home is priced at $1,195,000. Contact Michael at 303.525.4896 or David at 303.887.1358 with any questions or to set a private showing.

March 12, 2019

The AdenBell Group 1st Annual Pet Halloween Contest

Do you live in the Metro Denver area? Enter our pet costume contest and win!

It's the 1st annual AdenBell Group  Pet Costume contest!  We are crazy about our pets and we are thinking we have some fellow pet moms and dads in our area, that are crazy about their furry children too! 

Here are the rules*:

  • Dress your pet up.
  • Click on our Facebook contest link below.
  • Like our Facebook page.
  • Enter by uploading a photo of your costumed pet as a photo comment on the contest post.
  • Now here's the bonus part. The winners will be the photos with the most amount of ❤️'s. And how do you get your friends to love your photo of your costumed pet? You share the post with your friends and get them to vote! It's that simple!

On October 31st we'll check which pet photos have the most ❤️'s and award the prizes below. The winner will be the pet photo with the most ❤️'s! 

Prizes will be as follows: 

  • 1st place will receive a $75 Amazon.com gift card. 
  • 2nd place will receive a $30 Amazon.com gift card. 
  • 3rd place will receive a $15 Amazon.com gift card.

 

Click here to access our Facebook contest page and upload a photo of your costumed pet. 

* contest is open to residents within Denver, Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson Counties

Posted in Community News
March 12, 2019

PRICED TO SELL - $750K to $640K

The AdenBell Group would like to introduce you to a home that is on the market that has flown under the radar!

This gorgeous 4 bedroom 3 bath, at 3,458 Sq ft is a true find!

Located in Englewood, close to DU, Swedish, Porter and Craig Hospitals and close to Hampden, Broadway and University, it’s smack dab in the middle of the town.

From the minute that you enter the home, from the large front porch, you will notice the craftsmanship, the modern aesthetic and the truly functional layout.

The gourmet kitchen with custom cabinets overlooks a very private and family room with access to the backyard.

Also on the main floor, a den that could be used as a main floor bedroom.

On the upper level is a large master suite, with a huge bedroom, walk-in closet and beautiful high-end bath.

The basement includes 2 bedrooms, a bath and a flex space that could be used as a media room or game room.

The West facing private backyard gets plenty of sun and is perfect for entertaining and enjoying those cool Fall evenings in Colorado. There is also a 2 car detached garage accessed off of the alley.


This home, is available at $640,000 and is one that you need to see. Give David Bell a call at 303.887.1358 to book your appointment ASAP!

March 12, 2019

What's hot and what's not in 2019 kitchen trends

Homeowners are remodeling their kitchens into the perfect in-home health oasis

Bathrooms, move aside — 2019 is the year of the kitchen.

HomeAdvisor’s Smart Home Strategist and Home Expert Dan DiClerico said homeowners (especially first-timers) in 2018 focused their renovation efforts on bathrooms to accommodate the needs of a growing family. But homeowners are now moving their attention to the kitchen, where they’re aiming to create an in-home oasis that reduces stress and boosts wellness.

“Wellness is going to be a huge theme for 2019,” DiClerico said. “Many people are living longer, healthier lives, and they’re looking to the kitchen to support those efforts.”

DiClerico and National Kitchen and Bath Association Industry Relations Manager Elle H-Millard say homeowners are creating their wellness retreats by purchasing appliances such as blenders and steam cookers, connecting indoor and outdoor spaces with sliding glass walls and playing with earthy tones such as blue and green to create an overall sense of calm.

“The more muted emerald greens, almost like an earthy green, are taking off too [alongside blue],” H-Millard told Inman. “I spoke to someone else about those colors, and they read as neutrals because we see them so much in nature, and they come across as very positive optimistic colors.”

“When we have times where we’re uncertain with political things or whatever may be happening, we have the opportunity to then change [those feelings] up with design,” she added.

A seller doesn’t have to do a full renovation, but statistics show that small upgrades in areas such as the kitchen or bathroom can help a home sell faster, and blue rooms (including kitchens) can boost a buyer’s bid by as much as $5,000.

Here’s how your seller can create a wellness wonderland that will have buyers in nirvana:

Purchase appliances that help you cook healthy, faster

Steam cookers, professional-grade blenders, multi-cookers and drawers with built-in vacuum sealers will be all the rage in 2019, DiClerico said.

People are using steam cookers as a way to avoid using additional oils and butter, blenders for making smoothies and soups, and multi-cookers for whipping up batches of oatmeal, quinoa and other meal prep favorites.

“Manufacturers are really picking up on the wellness trend and trying to give consumers as many options as possible for cooking healthy meals at home in the kitchen,” he said.

Create blended spaces with sliding glass walls

“For years it’s been about the great room, and we’re seeing the pendulum swing away from that,” DiClerico said. “So instead of connecting inward, I’m starting to see a connection with the outside.”

Homeowners can create a blended space by installing a sliding glass wall that connects the kitchen to an outdoor entertainment area, which increases the livable space and is sure to impress guests. Beyond the “wow” factor, DiClerico says the natural light can help regulate sleep cycles and improve moods.

Maximize food storage space with a column refrigerator

Column refrigerators, which allow you to pair any size refrigerator column with any size freezer column, have been popular at the luxury end of the market, and they are finally gaining market-wide popularity.

DiClerico says these refrigerators allow homeowners to maximize food storage based on their needs. Want to focus on eating more fresh foods? Choose a larger refrigerator column that can accommodate large quantities of fruits and veggies. Do you rely more on frozen options? Then, up the column size of your freezer. Easy peasy.

Create a serene scene with blues and greens

DiClerico and H-Millard say the all-white kitchen isn’t gone, but blues and greens are gradually taking over. H-Millard says homeowners are slathering their cabinets with denim, navy and washed-out blue hues and accenting them with ombre metal finishes, such as a gradient from brass to stainless, create a stunning visual.

If you need an extra bit of color, both experts say manufacturers are producing plenty of bold-colored stoves, fridges and accessories to punch up the space.

Use technology to create a fully-integrated space

H-Millard says homeowners are still obsessed with voice-activated technology, but they’re using the technology to help facilitate their wellness goals. Need to instantly wind down? H-Millard says homeowners can install voice-activated blinds and lights to instantly create a certain mood. “You can tell your blinds and lights to make it feel like 5 o’clock,” she said. “It’s really amazing.”

Furthermore, she says baby boomers, in particular, can use voice-activated lighting to help change the temperature of kitchen lights to help reduce glare and even boost their appetite.

“As you age, your eyes [process colors differently] so blue reads more as an aqua, and you see more yellow tones, so meat starts to look very unappetizing,” she said. “So we’re looking at warming up the space so that food looks appropriate and appetizing.”

What’s on the way out (sort of)

Marble, granite and stainless steel are losing their popularity, but they’re not gone just yet. Instead, homeowners are using quartz and black stainless steel, which are easier to maintain and keep clean.

“There’s always going to be a market for them,” DiClerico said.


Michael Aden and David Bell are here to advise you on any changes you are thinking about making on your kitchens in order to sell your home!  Give them a call to set up an appointment!

Posted in Real Estate News
March 12, 2019

What's Hot and What's Not in Home Sales

This excerpt from an article on Inman Connect, a real estate news website, is really informative and also sort of a crystal ball into why some homes sell very quickly and some homes don’t. In addition to price and location, there are several influences and factors that effect sales. This not only pertains to luxury residences, but in our experience, here in the Metro Denver Area, also impacts all markets, including condos and townhomes.

Here is a peek at what affluent buyers are looking for when looking to purchase a new home…..

What’s in

1. Smaller properties 

Today’s luxury buyer desires exceptional quality, but does not have to have thousands of square feet to show it off. They desire just the right size with thoughtful use of space and would rather have a better lot with breathtaking views.

2. Tech-savvy homes

In today’s there’s-an-app-for-that society, being at home is no exception. Modern luxury buyers want their home equipped with the latest technology to control everything from utilities, appliances, security, window shades and entertainment systems — all from the comfort of their phone.

3. Spectacular kitchens 

Regardless of whether a luxury buyer cooks, a well-appointed and spacious kitchen with the highest quality finishes and state-of-the-art commercial-grade appliances is a must.

Having a grand island is also important as an ideal gathering space for everyday meals and entertaining. The kitchen is the crown jewel of the home, and in the luxury sphere, it must stand out.

4. Uniquely special

Today’s high-end buyers want a home filled with custom finishes and features that reflect their personality and taste.

Whether it’s custom-designed furniture, items incorporated into a home’s design from the owners’ travels or purchased elsewhere for a one-of-a-kind feel, they don’t want what everyone else has — so look for hand-crafted and specialty-sourced pieces.

Luxury homeowners want their home to tell a story when guests walk through it.

5. Amenities

Whether it’s within the home or nearby, today’s luxury buyers want easy access to beaches, pools, fitness, spas and massage rooms.

Specialty rooms or living spaces tailored to interests like meditation rooms, sports courts or collection garages to house specialty cars are also of importance.

Proximity to private beach or country clubs that offer it all are also quite attractive for buyers relocating from another area as a way to be able to connect with other like-minded individuals.

What’s out

1. Oversize, overdone and ostentatious

No longer does having a ton of square footage define a luxury home. Neither does over-the-top finishes that are too taste specific and perhaps outdated, such as swirled marble floors, walls of glass or custom mirrors or an abundance of garish metal-toned hardware.

The custom window or wall treatments that cost six figures to go with custom-made furniture pieces for the current owner may not mesh so well with another buyer looking to incorporate their taste and spin.

2. Inconvenient and far removed

Today’s luxury buyers crave convenience. They don’t want to have to travel unnecessary distances for shopping, dining or services, and the same goes for a commute to work or an airport.

An extra 10 or 20 minutes to get from a property to the main entrance of a gated community, for example, can negatively impact how buyers feel about the neighbourhood and home. The same goes for proximity to amenities and activities they enjoy.

3. Lack of quality finishes

With luxury real estate, details matter. Today’s high-end buyers are attune to quality at every level and look closely at walls, ceilings, woodwork (or lack thereof), stair treads, railings and spindles.

They also pay attention to things like the quality of the kitchen cabinets, soft close drawers, pantry size, closets and storage throughout the home.

Buyers are easily turned off by properties that lack these features and display poor workmanship, especially in regards to upper-end new construction spec homes where short cuts are often taken by builders who overlook details that would make the difference.

Buyers typically perceive these homes has having inflated asking prices relative to the lack of quality being offered.

4. Functionally obsolete

Homes that have awkward or choppy layouts, wasted space, floor plans that go on and on, steep staircases and no elevator (or a way to put one in) are not perceived as in vogue by the luxury buyer.

Rather than trying to fit a round peg into a square hole, buyers are more apt to simply tear the house down and start over, particularly when it sits on a gorgeous lot with incomparable views and an unbeatable location.

5. Pie-in-the-sky overpricing

The luxury market is certainly one where pricing can defy logic as sellers believe there is a unique demand for what they have and what a hypothetical buyer may be willing to pay for.

Pricing far beyond the upper range ultimately leads to higher-end properties lagging on the market for quite a while, which can make them seem less desirable.

Michael and David are always available to answer your questions on any planned renovation or upgrade you are considering, for personal or for a sale. As you can see, some projects can change the way a house is perceived in the market and can help or hinder a sale.


The AdenBell Group is here to help. Give us a call! 303.578.1270.

March 12, 2019

Exquisitely updated home in Polo Place

2 Polo Place, a spectacular new listing from the AdenBell Group.  Located in the exclusive Polo Place, the gated enclave of 10 homes at the end of Cedar Avenue, in Cherry Creek.

Nothing has been spared in this 4 bedroom / 4 bath completely updated 4,400 sq ft home.

From the living room, where the elegant, relaxed living begins.....  

to the dining room....  You will feel the quality and the warmth of this refined home.

The kitchen is a chef's delight and perfect for entertaining.  Open and airy, marble countertops, farmer's sink, all Jenn-air appliances (6 burner gas stove, double oven, built in microwave, dishwasher, side by side and beverage refrigerators.  

Open kitchen.... to family room and breakfast nook....

Oak floors with stacked stone accents and stunning lighting fixtures, give this home a modern feel.  

The center of attention of the family room is the floor to ceiling stacked stone gas fireplace with full length windows flanking each side.  A relaxed and very comfortable space.

Adjoining the living room and kitchen  family is the office / library, with buit-in shelving, extensive lighting, a wet bar and access to the covered patio / terrace and backyard.

At the top of the stairs on the second level, is a great place to unwind and curl up with a book.  The custom designed ironwork on the stairs is carried on throughout the home.

The large master suite is one of comfort and spa like finishes in the en suite bath.

A large walk-in closet with a skylight completes the suite.

2 additional bedrooms with Jack and Jill bath upstairs, make this home suitable to all

All baths have updated bronze fixtures and granite or marble countertops.

At the bottom of the lower level stairs, you are greeted by a beautiful accent stone wall to display collectibles and art.

In the lower level, you will be in awe of the game room / wetbar area with ample room for a game table and or a comfortable media room!

Also on this level, is a perfect large guest bedroom and a fully updated bath with shower.

Entertain on one of those gorgeous Denver summer evenings on the covered or uncovered back patio, outside the family room and library.  The entire 7,000+ sq ft lot is landscaped to perfection.

Summary of features

  • Elegant Georgian updated to modern standards with high-end finishes on quiet cul-de-sac in Polo Place
  • 4,400 sq. ft. home / 7,730 sq ft lot / 4 bedrooms / 4 baths
  • Grand custom iron staircases, newly finished hardwood floors, main floor living and dining rooms, powder room, great room with stone fireplace and handsome office/library with stone accents
  • Gourmet kitchen with new Jenn-Air appliances, marble countertops and stone breakfast bar
  • Relaxing private outdoor living space with covered deck, terrace, private large backyard and beautiful landscaping 
  • Newer/updated furnace, steam humidifier, roof, A/C and thermal wood windows
  • Large master suite with spa-like bath and walk-in closet
  • Media / game room on lower level with hardwood floors, granite island, wet bar, fridge, dishwasher and microwave, stone arch and accents
  • Discreet large guest room and bath, separate from other living areas
  • Attached oversized two-car garage with built-in cabinets, skylights and attic storage
  • Low HOA with lawn maintenance included (lock and leave)
  • Adjacent to the Cherry Creek Trail, Cherry Creek Shopping Mall and Cherry Creek North shopping (on the quiet side of Cherry Creek)

 

Virtual Tour


This home is represented for sale by Michael Aden and David Bell of the AdenBell Group with Kentwood Cherry Creek.  Showings will be exclusively by appointment.  The home is offered at $1,785,000.  

March 12, 2019

Some Inspiration for your home bath!

Everyone needs a little pampering once in a while!  The AdenBell Group found this inspiring article in Architectural Digest Magazine.  Maybe you can apply some ideas from this to a renovation?  Enjoy!

While travelers often choose a hotel based on five-star dining, luxurious spas, convenient locations, or even dreamy beds, the hotel bathroom is one amenity that is often overlooked. But many of the world’s most amazing hotel rooms also boast equally impressive baths. From a room with a granite soaking tub and incredible views in Chile to an indoor-outdoor bathing pavilion in Thailand, these stunning spaces capture the spirit and history of their locales and are sure to take the stress out of traveling. Discover 17 beautifully designed hotel bathrooms around the world that are worth booking a trip for.

Photo: Courtesy of The Silo

1. The Silo Hotel

South Africa

theroyalportfolio.com

The hotel exterior was designed by London-based Thomas Heatherwick, while everything interior was overseen by the property owner Liz Biden. The artwork displayed in each of the 28 individually designed rooms and bathrooms was commissioned for this property. The Victorian bathroom vanities are produced in South Africa using colored glass and chrome. Views are the focal point, thanks to the five-and-a-half-foot-meter convex windows, and throughout you’ll find elegant Penhaligon's toiletries alongside cruelty-free, green, and sustainable Charlotte Rhys grooming products.

Photo: Courtesy of Four Seasons

2. Four Seasons, Bali

Bali

fourseasons.com

Carved out of rock, the villa walls, lanes, and landscapes were chiseled from local limestone. Inside, elegant surfaces and fittings—think antique faucets, vintage-style Kohler baths, and traditional caramel-hued Balinese-wood towel rails—are showcased throughout the 147 villas. Tubs hug the exterior walls, offering floor-to-ceiling views of dense jungle, including over 200 species of plants, and providing a natural soundtrack of birds and island critters. Four Seasons was the first five-star resort in Indonesia to incorporate al fresco Balinese showers into its designs, thus providing spectacular 360-degree panoramas of the surrounds.

Photo: Courtesy of Café Royal

3. Hotel Café Royal

London

hotelcaferoyal.com

Flanking Piccadilly Circus and having once accommodated the likes of Winston Churchill, Oscar Wilde, Brigitte Bardot, and Elizabeth Taylor, there’s over 150 years of history housed inside Hotel Café Royal. The decadent Royal Suite is 3,000 square feet and has four bathrooms, three of which are outfitted exclusively in creamy white Carrara marble. Other memorable features include state-of-the-art TV screens built within the bathroom mirrors, Bang and Olufsen sound systems, and centerpiece handcrafted marble tubs and double-vanity sinks. Royal Warrant–holding perfumer Floris provides the scents and amenities throughout.

Photo: Courtesy of Ponta Dos Ganchos

4. Ponta Dos Ganchos

Brazil

pontadosganchos.com

A private island set on Brazil’s Emerald Coast is favored for its combination of lush rainforest and turquoise waters. The Esmeralda Villa is the island’s signature suite, featuring an eburnean whirlpool bathtub for two and its own dry sauna. Golden-colored garapeira wood lines the floors and walls of this palatial 350-square-foot sanctuary. One could easily wile away an afternoon here atop the daybed listening to the built-in stereo or indulging in an in-room massage.

Photo: Courtesy of Kempinski

5. San Clemente Palace Kempinski

Venice

kempinski.com

A converted 12th-century church and monastery set on its own private island, San Clemente Palace Kempinski inspires awe. The San Clemente suite is 2,045 square feet, and so exclusive that it even boasts its own private pier. There’s a polished white bathtub poised next to the window, offering unrivaled views of the miraculous city, and a rain shower for two. As expected in Venice, the glass throughout is Murano and the toiletry products Acqua di Parma, timeless symbols of Italian style and tradition.

Photo: Courtesy of Dunton Hot Springs

6. Dunton Hot Springs

Colorado

duntonhotsprings.com

Inspired by the natural surrounds, each of the 13 cabins at Dunton Hot Springs is hand-built and distinct in its decor and amenities. Well House features a private natural hot spring front and center in the cabin’s main room. Built from a peachy-pink sandstone with copper taps and fittings, the tub blends perfectly into the setting. Neighboring Echo cabin is home to the resort’s only outdoor steam shower, tucked into the trees so guests can take in views of the San Juan Mountains while they’re lathering up with the provided Aesop products.

Photo: Jonathan Cosh / Courtesy of Son Bunyola

7. Son Bunyola

Mallorca

virginlimitededition.com

History has a large part to play at this Spanish estate. Set within 680 acres of verdant Mallorcan countryside, each of the three villas offers rich experiences. For one, the surfaces and textures stand out at Son Balagueret, which is built within a 13th-century stone turret. The exposed stone walls and curved ceiling give the room a sense of gravitas, while the elegant Sa Punta de S’Aguila master suite bathroom features a claw-foot bathtub and crystal chandelier hanging above.

8. Southern Ocean Lodge

Australia

southernoceanlodge.com.au

With sprawling views across a pristine island in the Great Australian Bight, this bathroom in the Southern Ocean Lodge's Osprey Pavillion features a hand-carved granite tub, rain shower, and heated limestone floors.

9. Le Royal Monceau Raffles

Paris

leroyalmonceau.com

Conceived by French interior design star Philippe Starck, the extraordinary bathroom in the Royal Monceau Suite features a ceiling that’s entirely backlit. As a result, the space is devoid of shadows, a crafty trick that Starck, who prides himself on “democratic design” (function before form), carefully calibrated to ensure that guests have the best possible light in which to see themselves in the mirrored walls.

10. Lion Sands Game Reserve

South Africa

lionsands.com

The perfect vantage point to behold Africa’s wildlife (most notably the Big Five—lions, elephants, leopards, buffalo, and rhinos), the Kingston Treehouse's bathroom is elevated almost ten feet above the ground and offers stunning panoramic views.

11. Conservatorium

Amsterdam

conservatoriumhotel.com

Housed in the rafters of Amsterdam’s former Postal Savings Bank from the 19th century, the I Love Amsterdam Suite features a deep soak tub and is clad entirely in Jerusalem sandstone. Oregon pine and hemlock beams provide a dramatic counterpoint to the sleek surfaces.

12. Il Salviatino

Florence

salviatino.com

The Il Salviatino's Affresco Suite (and its bathroom) is anchored by a Bruschi fresco from 1886, discovered during the building’s most recent renovation. Central to the space is an ancient soaking tub of intricately carved stone.

13. Aman Tokyo

Tokyo

aman.com

Composed of traditional Japanese building materials—camphor wood, washi paper, and Kakou Gan granite—this tranquil suite bathroom features expansive views over Tokyo’s Otemachi district. Sizable furo soaking tubs—an integral part of the Japanese bathing ritual—complete these rooms.

14. Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Thailand

ritzcarlton.com

The four-leaf clover is a recurring theme in this indoor-outdoor bathing pavilion—it appears in the shape of the terrazzo-and-mother-of-pearl bathtub, the sinks, and the window frame.  Folding screens with traditional Thai Lanna paintings envelop the bathing suite.

15. Viña Vik

Chile

vinavik.com

U.K.–based custom furniture manufacturer Splinter Works created a special carbon-fiber Vessel bathtub to mimic the form of a relaxing hammock—the perfect spot to enjoy views of the Chilean wine country.

16.  La Sultana

Marrakech

lasultanahotels.com

Past a pair of antique copper doors, the walls in the Dromadaire Suite bath are dressed in hand-applied tadelakt, a traditional Moroccan plaster that’s treated with natural soap to increase its water resistance. The room—with its marble tub and surrounding columns—is inspired by a traditional palanquin, used across North Africa to carry women through camel caravans.

17. Dedon Island

The Philippines

dedonisland.com

Designed as a “laboratory” to test out Dedon’s line of exclusive outdoor furniture, Dedon Island is a living testament to the company’s mantra of “barefoot luxury.” This theme certainly presides over the guest baths, which feature locally sourced bamboo and yakal wood, indigenous stone, a rain shower cleverly concealed in the ceiling, and, of course, Dedon’s Babylon stools.


We hope you enjoyed this little trip to the spa!

If you need any advice on home renovations or have any real estate questions, please give Michael or David a call!

Posted in Real Estate News
March 12, 2019

ON THE EDGE OF DENVER!

From the minute you enter this 3,400 sq ft penthouse home, with your privately keyed elevator, you will know you have arrived!

As you enter the foyer, you will be stunned by the two-story, floor to ceiling windows, flanking the living room fireplace. Blue skies, light and airy.

The hardwood floors reflect the light and set the tone for the dining room with a special Frank Lloyd Wright inspired chandelier, over a generous dining area. Outside the living / dining area is a full covered patio terrace.

Beautiful views of downtown Denver and to the South and West. Perfect for an evening martini or dinner.

Walking past the dining room, you come to the perfectly updated kitchen with high-end appliances and beautiful granite countertops. Great to gather around the island and serve wine while you are cooking, for the special dinner party. The open concept kitchen, breakfast nook and family room, is very casual and views abound.

Right off of this open area is currently a den with en suite but could easily be converted to a main floor master or guest suite!

Also on the main floor is an all-purpose room, currently with a Murphy bed, but would easily convert into that perfect media room….. you just bring the popcorn.

Up the newly renovated stairs with custom wrought iron railings to a large loft area. This area, overlooking the 2 story living and dining area is the perfect library, to curl up with a great book on those cool Denver evenings when the snow is falling outside.

The large master suite with updated bath and walk-in closet is perfectly placed for sun and views and a relaxing sanctuary.

Also on this upper floor is another bedroom with en suite, and a large storage area.

This home is the perfect lock and leave home with the HOA taking care of all maintenance. Strong financials and very high standards of maintenance.

The unit comes with 3 deeded underground parking spaces.

Walking distance to the Clyfford Still Museum, the iconic Denver Museum, the Art Hotel and many hot restaurants. The area is undergoing a renaissance and is so close to the business center of downtown Denver. The perfect location, on the edge of all that is Denver.

The home will be listed on the MLS by the Michael and David of the AdenBell Group and will be available for showings starting July 20. If you have questions or would like to book a private showings, call them at 303.578.1270.

This home will be listed at $1,435,000.

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