A rendering of Sunset magazine's 2015 Idea House in Hilltop. Tour the real thing starting August 7. —Courtesy of Sunset Idea House
When it comes to choosing a site for Sunset magazine’s annual Idea House, the team searches for the city and property that best capture the current “spirit of the West”—and it’s undeniably Denver’s moment.
“Denver is booming,” says Joanna Linberg, Sunset’s home editor. While our white-hot...
July 27 2015, 11:30 AM
—Photography by Jon Rose
To appreciate how fiercely Mario Rodriguez clings to his roots, consider his nom de plume, D.J. Chonz. As a middle schooler, Rodriguez was known for wearing “chones” (Spanish slang for underwear) at home and little else. “People started calling me Chonz,” the 38-year-old says. Rodriguez has earned...
Annie Huston owns Birdsall & Co. with her husband, Scott. (All photos: Kiran Herbert)
Neighborhood: Platt Park (on South Broadway's Antique Row)
Go for: All sorts of fun pieces geared toward outdoor living (think Fornetto pizza ovens and cast stone fountains), although you’ll likely walk away with a few decorative items for inside your home as well. From gardening tools and...
July 20 2015, 11:15 AM
Slifer Designs' warehouse sale will offer mountain modern furnishings and accessories for 50 to 80 percent off.
—Courtesy of Slifer Designs
There are sales and there are SALES! (exclamation point included). And while this one requires a trip up I-70, the chance to shop Slifer Designs’ warehouse this Thursday, Friday, or Saturday is well worth the drive.
It’s been 15 years since Slifer Designs last opened its Eagle warehouse to the...
July 15 2015, 10:15 AM
—Courtesy of Cherry Creek North
Right when July’s heat starts wearing on us, the boutiques of Cherry Creek North deliver one of our favorite summer treats: Sidewalk Sale. This year marks the 45th annual Cherry Creek North Sidewalk Sale, a shopping event not to be missed.
From July 16 to 19, some of the district’s...
July 13 2015, 3:00 PM
A rendering of the Decatur Point complex.
Courtesy of Craine Architecture
We all know how crazy the Denver real estate market has become. Our challenge is to figure out ways to keep it from turning completely irrational. As buyers comb listings and neighborhoods for desirable properties, they’re still finding a dearth of starter-level condominiums in the $200,...
July 10 2015, 10:40 AM
(All photos: Kiran Herbert)
The Neighborhood: Golden Triangle / Civic Center
It wouldn’t take you more than a half hour to walk the entire length of Civic Center (known to locals as the Golden Triangle), one of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods, which today boasts a healthy mix of history and entrepreneurship. Under 2,000...
July 10 2015, 9:33 AM
—Image courtesy of Shutterstock
Denver’s real estate market is officially on fire. And with the confluence of our housing dearth and historically low interest rates, there’s no sign of a shift on the horizon.
This is all great news for sellers, but how do buyers best navigate the ultra-competitive environment? We spoke with...
July 6 2015, 2:00 PM