Price: Home sites from the $200,000s; custom homes start at $1.2 million
Amenities: Attended, gated community; an entry-level membership to the Golf Club at Ravenna (with purchase of a virgin lot) that includes family access to the clubhouse, member events, the pool, and private club dining
Yes, this month's Hot Property falls into the "dream home" category—but with a blazing hot summer in full swing, can you blame us for ogling the lavish homes at the verdant, Mediterannean-inspired Golf Club at Ravenna? (Plus, given the Mile High's low inventory and current interest rates, if you've got a place in Denver to put on the market, this dream may not be as far out of reach as you think.)
Just 30 minutes southwest of Denver, nestled into the foothills of Pike National Forest, Ravenna boasts private fishing access to the Platte, uninteruppted views of the city, and, of course, a front-row seat to the fabulous Jay Morrish-designed golf course.
In total, the community holds 243 home sites (with 77 sold, three under contract); 27 custom homes are already standing, including five available for purchase. And with luxury features like wine cellars, custom cabinetry, outdoor fireplaces, and colorful mosaics, you should have no problem convincing your urban-dwelling friends to come visit you in the 'burbs.
—Images, from top, courtesy of Eric Lucero and Drinker Durrance
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