Denver Luxury versus Cherry Hills Luxury

Denver Luxury versus Cherry Hills Luxury

Being in the luxury real estate market we see all manner of houses. Some need a ton of work but the location demands the price. Others are updated and remodeled to the hilt and that’s why they command the price they do. Having seen the differences between the Denver luxury housing market and Cherry Hills’ luxury housing market I thought I would share with you those differences.

The homes within Cherry Hills Village are something to marvel at. Sure they are big and some even grandiose but more importantly they are custom, they are original, and they are beautiful. They are built to give a family space and land with an average square foot right around 7,000 and lots being half an acre to an acre large.

Many of the homes within Cherry Hills Village are completely upgraded. This means five piece master bathrooms and true walk in closets. You’ll see remodeled kitchens with double ovens, gas ranges, rustic cabinetry, and granite, marble, and soap stone counters. The floors are typically hardwood or marble with carpet in bedrooms or basements. Chandeliers are common throughout the formal dining areas, foyers, and billiard rooms. It’s not uncommon to see butler pantries, second kitchens, and multiple living rooms and family rooms.

The Homes within Cherry Hills Village are also part of a master community designed for luxury homes and lifestyle. Home Owner Associations rule the land which is why the grass is always green, the leaves are raked, and the snow is always shoveled. When living within Cherry Hills Village you are living in a community of like-minded individuals who enjoy the same comforts in life and have similar life styles.

The homes within the Denver luxury market are a little bit different. There are three main areas where you’ll find large estate homes, Country Club, Belcaro, and Hill Top. There are smaller off shoot neighborhoods which have luxury homes such as Bonnie Brae, Congress Park, Chessman Park and Humboldt Island. The neighborhoods themselves, whichever you choose, are not like the suburbs with winding roads and private drives. The majority will be streets that run north and south, east and west, open to people jogging, walking their dogs, and traffic. In fact many of these neighborhoods reside off of major streets such as Seventh and Eighth Street, Alameda Avenue, 1st Avenue, and University Boulevard.

The estates within Denver are just that, estates. The majority were all built in the late 1890’s to early 1900’s. The lots themselves are much smaller than the those in Cherry hills out however the Denver luxury market offers something you won’t find in Cherry Hills; Character. These homes have existed for 100 years. They are large and often times massive in comparison to the other homes around them.

The houses themselves, more times than not, have not been upgraded. You will find the occasional remodeled kitchen but all in all these homes are very similar to the way it would have been constructed in the early 1900’s. Original wood work is common throughout these homes and the woodwork is to die for. The floors are usually all original hardwood as well as marble. You’ll find tile in the large spacious sunrooms. This can be a big positive for someone who likes a historic home. Many of the homes are built with brick or stucco depending upon the builder. The only modern feeling you’ll get from these homes comes from an open floor plan. Many remodels have removed walls here and there so the homes don’t seem so boxy.

So do you go modern luxury or traditional luxury? It’s really a choice each individual buyer has to make for themselves. There are major advantages living in both areas. Cherry Hills offers a master planned community, walking and bike trails, great schools, large lots, beautiful custom homes, and a sense of privacy. The Denver luxury market offers convenient location to downtown and urban living, a home that has character and was built to last, endless amounts of parks, and your home will feel traditional. No matter which you’re looking for let the Colorado Dream House Team help you find your perfect home.

Marc Bayes is a Broker Associate with the Colorado Dream House Team, Keller Williams Realty DTC. Contact Marc at 303-619-3052,, or  

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