Celebration Home opens doors July 10

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The interior of this year’s Celebration Home features a rotunda adorned in stone and cast architectural limestone, an immense great room with floor to ceiling stone fireplace, custom cabinetry and woodwork, unique wall finishes and a two-story drive-up garage.

Designed as a benefit for Pikes Peak United Way, this year’s Celebration Home kickoff event will provide a preview of one of the area’s most exclusive estate homes, built for a local family by Nichols & Comito in the prestigious Stratton Preserve.
“Each year the community has the opportunity to tour an exquisitely designed and appointed showcase home, while reaching out and helping those most in need,” J.D. Dallager, president and chief executive officer of Pikes Peak United Way
A preview cocktail buffet, wine tasting and home tour is scheduled for 6:30 to 9 p.m. July 10 at 1830 Brantfeather Grove. The cost is $75 per person.
And what a home it is.
PPUW spokeswoman Vicki Dimond described the 8,800-square-foot residence as European in design and located atop a heavily wooded lot.
The interior features a rotunda adorned in stone and cast architectural limestone, an immense great room with floor to ceiling stone fireplace, custom cabinetry and woodwork, unique wall finishes and a two-story drive-up garage.
Beginning July 11, tours of the Celebration Home will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. The cost is $5 per person.
For tickets, call Barbara Furr-Brodock at 632-1543. Tour tickets also will be available at the door.

West Colorado building sold

Westside Tattoo LLC has purchased a 7,200-square-foot freestanding building at 2031 W. Colorado Ave. for $430,000.
The new owner had been a tenant at the same location.
Both the seller, Patrick Digiovanni, and the buyer were represented by Rich Kelly and Brad Brackel of Grubb & Ellis Quantum Commercial Group.

Leasing and sales update

The Palmer Ridge Dental and Orthodontics practice has leased 1,800 square feet in the Crossroads at Monument retail center off Highway 105, just east of Interstate 25.
Greg Kaufman and Patrick Kerscher of Southwestern Commercial Properties represented the owner, Crossroads at Monument LLC, and Russell Stroud of Grubb & Ellis represented the tenant.
The Defense Institute has leased 7,500 square feet at the Market Center shopping center at 4438 Austin Bluffs Parkway from Colorado Market Center LLC.
Patrick Kerscher of Southwestern Commercial Properties represented the owner and Scott Gray of the Cornerstone Retail Team represented the tenant.

Consumers give ReMax nod

Based on feedback from 250,000 consumer surveys of more than 500 participating real estate companies and their 30,000 agents, one real estate company in Colorado has made two national top 10 lists.
Re/Max Properties Inc. of Colorado Springs, owned by Joe and Tony, Clement was selected as one of the top customer service-oriented companies in the country by the Quality Service Certification Inc. and Leading Research Corp.
The company’s south office at 2630 Tenderfoot Hill Road also ranked among the top 10 offices in North America.
Customers vote after a real estate closing is complete and results are sent directly to a third party for tabulation.
The other top 10 real estate firms for the 2008 were in North Carolina, Texas, Oregon, Florida, Kentucky and Michigan, said QSC spokeswoman Tyler Rathjen.

Apartment market tightens

The vacancy rate for apartment buildings in Colorado outside the Denver area was 6.1 percent at the end of the first quarter, compared with 7.5 percent a year earlier, according to the latest report by the Colorado Division of Housing.
The vacancy rate, however, did increase from 5.7 percent through third quarter 2007 — the last period reviewed by University of Denver business professor Gordon Von Stroh, who conducted the survey.
Areas with vacancy rates below 5 percent include: Alamosa, Aspen, Buena Vista, Ca