June 18, 2020

Just listed in Rigden Farm!

 

3015 Bryce Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525

$480,000

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Home for sale in Rigden Farm, 3015 Bryce Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525, Real Estate listing Fort Collins, Northern Colorado, Realtor

Home for sale in Rigden Farm, 3015 Bryce Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525, Real Estate listing Fort Collins, Northern Colorado, Realtor

Home for sale in Rigden Farm, 3015 Bryce Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525, Real Estate listing Fort Collins, Northern Colorado, Realtor

Home for sale in Rigden Farm, 3015 Bryce Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525, Real Estate listing Fort Collins, Northern Colorado, Realtor

Home for sale in Rigden Farm, 3015 Bryce Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525, Real Estate listing Fort Collins, Northern Colorado, Realtor

 

Like-new home on premium lot backing to greenbelt in Rigden Farm! Impressive backyard features multiple outdoor living spaces, including a large stone paver patio with outdoor kitchen island station for your grill and a separate patio with a stone fire pit. 

 

Home for sale in Rigden Farm, 3015 Bryce Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525, Real Estate listing Fort Collins, Northern Colorado, Realtor

Home for sale in Rigden Farm, 3015 Bryce Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525, Real Estate listing Fort Collins, Northern Colorado, Realtor

 

Inside, the sleek modern kitchen features upgraded stainless steel appliances including french door refrigerator, granite countertops, upgraded sink and backsplash, and espresso cabinetry with pull out shelves. Designer finishes include handscraped engineered hickory wood floors throughout the main living areas, stacked stone fireplace and framed mirror in powder room. 

 

Home for sale in Rigden Farm, 3015 Bryce Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525, Real Estate listing Fort Collins, Northern Colorado, Realtor

Home for sale in Rigden Farm, 3015 Bryce Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525, Real Estate listing Fort Collins, Northern Colorado, Realtor

Home for sale in Rigden Farm, 3015 Bryce Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525, Real Estate listing Fort Collins, Northern Colorado, Realtor

Home for sale in Rigden Farm, 3015 Bryce Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525, Real Estate listing Fort Collins, Northern Colorado, Realtor

Home for sale in Rigden Farm, 3015 Bryce Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525, Real Estate listing Fort Collins, Northern Colorado, Realtor

 

Spacious 5-piece master suite features tray ceilings, oversized glass shower, soaking tub, granite countertops, and large walk-in closet. Convenient laundry on the upper level features functional cabinetry built-ins. Energy efficient design with each level having their own central A/C and furnaces! Main-level humidifier. Listed at recently appraised value.

 

Home for sale in Rigden Farm, 3015 Bryce Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525, Real Estate listing Fort Collins, Northern Colorado, Realtor

Home for sale in Rigden Farm, 3015 Bryce Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525, Real Estate listing Fort Collins, Northern Colorado, Realtor

Home for sale in Rigden Farm, 3015 Bryce Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525, Real Estate listing Fort Collins, Northern Colorado, Realtor

 

 

Click here to view full MLS details on 3015 Bryce Dr, Fort Collins

 

June 18, 2020

Perfect vacation home or primary residence with main-level living in Estes Park!

 

1600 Wapiti Cir Unit 52, Estes Park, CO 80517

 

Embrace the Estes Park lifestyle in this quiet golf course community with easy access to hiking, bike trails, Rocky Mountain National Park and downtown. Everything you need for main level living, including a main floor master and second bedroom or office with en suite bathroom. Enjoy views of the mountains, Lake Estes, and the 4th of July fireworks from the living room, master suite, and the large back deck. 

 

 

Walk-out lower level offers plenty of space for out of town guests with 2 generous bedrooms, full bath with soaking tub and separate shower, family room, and rec room. Beautifully appointed rustic upgrades including slate tile, hardwood floors throughout the main level, exposed beam, iron balusters, upgraded light fixtures, two fireplaces, and rustic iron mirror in the guest bath make this home feel custom! All kitchen appliances and the washer and dryer are included. Oversized 2 car garage and south facing driveway.  

 

 

Click here to view full MLS details on the listing at 1600 Wapiti Circle Unit 52 in Estes Park, Colorado 80517

 

 

 

 

June 5, 2020

Dream home for sale in Highland Hills!

 

8039 Castle Peak Ct, Fort Collins, CO 80528

$789,000

 

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Custom built, updated ranch home on almost an acre in Highland Hills!

 

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 Backing to open space, this fully landscaped lot with mature trees, stone patio and water fountain is the definition of tranquility.

 

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Click here to view full MLS detail and schedule a private showing with listing agents,  Ben and Joanna Gyrath of the Gyrath Realty Group. Or call 970-682-2453 for more information! 

 

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High quality finishes include gorgeous granite countertops in kitchen and main level bathrooms, custom moulding, oil rubbed bronze hardware, and cherry wood flooring throughout the main living areas including formal living and dining rooms, spacious eat-in kitchen and family room. Custom cabinets and stainless steel appliances, including double wall ovens complete the chef's kitchen.

 

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The spacious main level master features a 5 piece ensuite bathroom including a large soaking tub.

 

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Finished basement equipped with kitchenette and theater room is perfect for entertaining or use as a mother-in-law suite. 

 

Click here to view full MLS detail and schedule a private showing with listing agents,  Ben and Joanna Gyrath of the Gyrath Realty Group. Or call 970-682-2453 for more information! 

 

 

 

 

June 2, 2020

Just listed near UNC and Glenmere Park! 1507 12th St, Greeley

 

1507 12th St, Greeley, CO 80631

Just listed at $250,000

Just listed near UNC and Glenmere Park! 1507 12th St, Greeley

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Historic character with updates! This tastefully updated 4 bedroom bungalow features a beautiful contrast of new designer finishes with original 1930's charm.

 

Just listed near UNC and Glenmere Park! 1507 12th St, Greeley

Just listed near UNC and Glenmere Park! 1507 12th St, Greeley

 

Updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and updated bath with designer vanity and mosaic tile make this home feel fresh, while original hardwood floors throughout the main-level, arched doorways, hand-trowelled wall texture and antique doorbell preserve a mid-century aesthetic.

 

Just listed near UNC and Glenmere Park! 1507 12th St, Greeley

 

Newer roof and doors throughout the home are among recent updates. The spacious backyard features a storage shed and privacy fence. No HOA and close to Glenmere Park and UNC! Check out the Matterport 3D tour!

 

Click here for more MLS details on 1507 12th St, Greeley and to request a private showing with the Gyrath Realty Group!

 

 

 

May 22, 2020

Better than new home with over $50,000 in upgrades!

 

530 El Diente Ave, Severance, CO 80550

$425,000

 

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Better than new home with over $50,000 in upgrades! The work is done, just move in! On the main level, hardwood floors flow throughout the open living spaces. 

 

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Upgraded stainless steel appliances including refrigerator and gas range, oversized island, under cabinet lighting and upgraded tile backsplash enhance this spacious kitchen. Oil rubbed bronze fixtures, custom window coverings throughout, and designer shiplap accent wall. 

 

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Home for sale in Severance, Northern Colorado near Windsor and Fort Collins, Gyrath Realty Group, Ben Gyrath, Joanna Gyrath, Fort Collins area Real Estate, Best Realtor, Find a Realtor in Fort Collins, NoCO Real Estate Listings, MLS

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Versatile finished basement adds a private office or 5th bedroom, rec room, and stunning custom bathroom with reclaimed wood shelves. 

 

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The covered back patio is the perfect space for entertaining in this fully fenced and meticulously landscaped backyard with concrete curbing and locally sourced trees and shrubs. 

 

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 Washer and dryer included. Central A/C. Great location on a quiet street just a couple of blocks to Overlook Park and Rangeview Elementary. 4 car attached garage with epoxy coated floor. 

Click here to view full MLS details, photos and request a private showing for 530 El Diente Ave, Severance, CO 80550

 

 

 

May 16, 2020

Loveland home for sale on large lot with no HOA

 

844 Scotch Elm Dr, Loveland, CO 80538

$389,000

 

Home for sale in Loveland, Colorado with no HOA and RV Parking

 

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Privacy and updates abound in this well-cared for, move-in ready home! From the sunroom, adding 240 sq ft of bonus space to the square footage, step through french doors to a deck overlooking an expansive privacy-fenced backyard with mature trees, shed, and generous patio area below for entertaining.

 

Inside, enjoy your privacy in an enormous master suite on its own level. The kitchen features a brand new stainless steel french door refrigerator, stainless steel gas range, on-trend arabesque tile backsplash, freshly painted grey and white cabinets, new black range hood, and durable new laminate flooring that stretches throughout the main-level and much of the home.  Updated paint and accents throughout include new high top trim, new railing, freshly painted white doors and brick fireplace, several new light fixtures, upgraded hardware and cordless white blinds in the sunroom. Paved parking area for an RV or Boat. No HOA!

Just listed! Home for sale at 844 Scotch Elm Dr, Loveland, CO 80538

 

Inside, enjoy your privacy in an enormous master suite on its own level. The kitchen features a brand new stainless steel french door refrigerator, stainless steel gas range, on-trend arabesque tile backsplash, freshly painted grey and white cabinets, new black range hood, and durable new laminate flooring that stretches throughout the main-level and much of the home.

 

Inside, enjoy your privacy in an enormous master suite on its own level. The kitchen features a brand new stainless steel french door refrigerator, stainless steel gas range, on-trend arabesque tile backsplash, freshly painted grey and white cabinets, new black range hood, and durable new laminate flooring that stretches throughout the main-level and much of the home.  Updated paint and accents throughout include new high top trim, new railing, freshly painted white doors and brick fireplace, several new light fixtures, upgraded hardware and cordless white blinds in the sunroom. Paved parking area for an RV or Boat. No HOA!

 

Updated paint and accents throughout include new high top trim, new railing, freshly painted white doors and brick fireplace, several new light fixtures, upgraded hardware and cordless white blinds in the sunroom. Paved parking area for an RV or Boat. No HOA!

 

Home for sale in Loveland

 

Home for sale in Northern Colorado, no HOA

 

Click here for more pictures of the home, 3D tour and to request a private showing!

 

 

May 12, 2020

Loveland home for sale on almost an acre with incredible views!

 

8108 Buck Ridge Lane, Loveland, CO 80538

$550,000

Home for sale with foothills views in Loveland, Colorado

 

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With foothills views from every angle and surrounded by pastures, this quiet retreat on almost an acre is the definition of tranquility. All main living areas face toward Devil's Backbone, making the most of the views, with sliding glass doors to deck and sunroom for a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor living spaces.

 

Home for sale with foothills views in Loveland, Colorado

Home for sale with foothills views in Loveland, Colorado

 

Just listed at $550,000 this 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom home on a beautiful, private 36,590 square foot lot is a must see! Click here for the full MLS listing and to request a showing on 8108 Buck Ridge Lane, Loveland!

 

Home for sale with foothills views in Loveland, Colorado

 

Home for sale in Loveland, Colorado with views of the foothills and Devil's Backbone

 

The open concept main-level features gleaming hardwood floors throughout living and dining areas, and a recently upgraded kitchen with granite countertops, mosaic tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and recently painted cabinets.

 

Home for sale in Loveland, Colorado with views of foothills and Devil's Backbone! Almost an Acre with views!

 

Both bathrooms feature designer finishes including granite countertops in upstairs bath and vessel sink and tiled shower downstairs.

 

Home for sale in Loveland, Colorado with views of foothills and Devil's Backbone! Almost an Acre with views!

 

Click here for more pictures of the inside of the home, 3D tour and to request a showing!

 

May 6, 2020

Just Listed! 11456 Iola Street

 

Click here to view the Matterport 3D tour for 11456 Iola St!

 

11456 Iola St, Commerce City, CO 80640

$345,000
 
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Outdoor living spaces abound on this large, landscaped lot. The craftsman-style exterior invites guests to enter with a covered front porch and to stay a while with an oversized patio offering ample room for dining and relaxing in its fenced backyard. Inside the move-in ready home, a distinguished 3-sided peninsula fireplace is all that separates the airy vaulted living room from the walk-out dining area on this open main-level. An ample kitchen with espresso cabinets offers plenty of storage and counter space and easy access for indoor and outdoor entertaining. The bright loft overlooking the living room offers a versatile bonus space as a third room upstairs. Vaulted ceilings continue in the spacious master suite with walk-in closet and brand new tile in master bath. A two car garage and an unfinished basement provide all of the storage space you could ask for. New roof and exterior paint as of 2018.

Click here to view the complete MLS details for this listing and request a showing!

 

 

March 17, 2020

10 Breathtaking Horse Properties in Northern Colorado

 

For many Colorado home buyers, the dream of owning a rustic, horse property is inseparable from the dream of home ownership. Whether you have horses or just want a little bit more space and privacy, one of these acreage properties may be your Colorado dream home!

 

37181 Soaring Eagle Cir, Severance, CO 80550

This INCREDIBLE custom luxury ranch estate home boast 5.5 fenced acres in Soaring Eagle Ranch!

 

26619 County Road 76, Eaton, CO 80615

Spectacular VIEWS & privacy with this CUSTOM HOME on 12+acres!

 

720 Glenn Ridge Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Stunning home on huge private lot backing to farm land! 

 

6965 Clearwater Dr, Loveland, CO 80538

Exquisite estate with lake access at Waterfront at Boyd Lake!

 

3505 Vale View Ln, Mead, CO 80542

Absolutely stunning Colorado style custom home on 3.69 acres!

 

2425 S County Road 15, Berthoud, CO 80513

Rare opportunity to own beautiful tree lined acreage in secluded setting with no HOA!

 

13512 Otter Rd, Loveland, CO 80538

Majestic views come with this contemporary mountain home. 

 

637 Hernia Hill Trl, Bellvue, CO 80512

Gorgeous exposed timber frame interior creates spaciousness that is eclipsed only by the expansive 360 views.

 

5605 E County Road 60, Wellington, CO 80549

16.4 acres with unobstructed mountain views in Wellington!

 

9743 Yellowstone Rd, Longmont, CO 80504

Views and Location! Beautiful estate on coveted Yellowstone Rd with 4+ acres.

 

Click here to view all currently available acreage listings zoned for horses in Northern Colorado!

 

Joanna Gyrath Fort Collins Horse Property Acreage Properties in Northern Colorado

 

March 4, 2020

Fort Collins Basement Redesign into Rustic Home Office

 

Basement home office transformation in our Fort Collins home

The Home Staging Expert® curriculum encourages keeping some walls empty to allow the eye to rest and to let the main focal points of the room do the talking. Perhaps it's just because I spend so much time looking at screens during the day, but my eyes could definitely use some rest! Although we're not preparing our home for sale, I have applied that concept here, allowing our new exposed beams to be the star of the show and keeping the remainder of the decor simple so there is nothing competing with their status as the focal point of the space.  I had originally planned to bring in some Colorado landscape photographs to hang on the walls but decided to protect the simplicity and minimalism of this space instead. Having small children means that the majority of our home is chaotic and over-stuffed with toys, art projects, and unmatched socks so being able to escape to a clean, orderly space during office hours is the only way this work from home arrangement is successful!

 

Once we finally made the decision, designing the space was the easy part. I've wanted to incorporate beams into one of our home renovation projects for a while now. We've added little glimpses of rustic chic throughout our home with stacked stone and reclaimed wood vanities in some of our more major remodels, but until now we hadn't found the right place to bring beams into the picture. 

 

I'm not typically a fan of basements, so when we started talking about moving our home offices to the basement, I wasn't thrilled with the idea. For one thing, we had our basement set up as a playroom for our kids at the time, so the task of transforming the kid-friendly space into a respectable office where work could happen seemed daunting. I was also pretty concerned that the basement would feel dark and that spending so much time in a "dungeon" would wear on us and diminish productivity. On the other hand, we needed a larger space, and a space that is separate from the main-living areas of the home where the kids are prone to distract us and interrupt in the middle of phone calls with clients. A change was necessary, so we decided that the early months of the year was the time to take it on before the real estate market really heats up this Spring and Summer.

 

 

Basement home office transformation in our Fort Collins home

 

I knew we needed to lighten up the space considerably to banish the cavernous basement feel. With white walls being back on trend in the design world and feeling so fresh right now it was a no-brainer to go with a clean white wall and ceiling color to liven up the space. The furniture was almost all items we already owned that needed to just move locations from other areas of the home and, since it is all in a rustic style and pretty dark in color, I wanted to find a way to tie it all together so there wasn't such a stark contrast between the room itself and everything inside it.

The solution? Beautiful, rustic exposed beams. 

 

 

Basement home office transformation in our Fort Collins home

 

 

Now that the beams are in, it feels like they should have been there all along. The ceiling in the basement has an irregular profile featuring an approximately 8-foot wide indentation where the heights increases. While this isn't what I would have chosen had I designed the original finish, it turns out that this ceiling height transition was the perfect void to fill with some beautiful wooden beams to add visual interest and give the basement that rustic character which helps it feel connected to the rest of our home. Rather than looking like we found a solution for an awkward problem, this ceiling appears to have been designed with these beams in mind!

 

The clean white backdrop of freshly painted walls and ceiling gave me the freedom to go with a more complex wood pattern than I would likely have selected in a busier space. The rough-hewn texture of these beams is enhanced by a multi-layer stain process, achieving an end result that is both rugged and elegant at once. That perfect pairing of beautiful refined details with some elements that are a bit more raw is what appeals the most in spectacular mountain ski homes in the Colorado Rockies, and beams were the perfect way to bring that juxtaposition into our home office. 

 

 

Basement home office transformation in our Fort Collins home

 

 

Obviously we weren't working with structural beams in this project, and with real solid wood beams being so prohibitively heavy, I followed the lead of many home builders in our area who are bringing in high-quality faux beams from AZ Faux Beams to achieve a rustic look without the impossible task of mounting thousand-pound solid wood beams on drywall. The first time I learned that a custom home builder had used faux beams in a beautiful room that I was admiring I was taken aback by the idea of a faux product. Since then, however, I've seen it over and over and have come to realize that faux beams are far more prevalent than structural, real-wood beams when it comes to exposed beams that we're seeing in beautiful, rustic interior designs. 

 

 

Basement home office transformation in our Fort Collins home

 

 

The lighter weight of the faux beams makes them so much more versatile and accessible than real wood beams, without sacrificing anything on the look. If I hadn't told you, you wouldn't have guessed that these were anything other than true, reclaimed wood beams salvaged from a barn somewhere. In a nutshell, the process of making the beams starts with creating a mould of actual wood beams so that the lighter weight versions are formed with the same grain and character traits of that wood. Then they are stained with the same process as staining regular wood, so the finish is so realistic it can deceive even the most discerning eye.

 

The outer surface is also very hard, feeling just like a polyurethaned wood surface. I was concerned that the product would be soft and styrofoam-like making it less durable than wood. If you're considering bringing beams into your home renovation project, I'd encourage you to order some samples from AZ Faux Beams so you can see them up close and touch the surface. They really are an impressive and surprisingly realistic product. The beams you see here in our project are the Old Tuscan beams in the Mocha stain color, which is very complementary with the Jacobean stain we have on our hardwood floors on the main-level. 

 

 

Basement home office transformation in our Fort Collins home

 

 

I always turn to our local Ace Hardware in Windsor when we have a project in need of paint. I really enjoy the unique selections they have there, as well as the knowledgable staff that can always seem to solve any paint-related problem and match any paint color, helping me prolong my facade that I'm an organized person who keeps track of that kind of thing. Without them, who knows how many mismatched shades of white we'd have throughout our house- which would drive me crazy! One of my biggest pet peeves about remodels that are done in phases is that lack of cohesiveness from room to room, where you can tell one project ended and the next one resumed later on. Luckily these guys have my back and this isn't a problem!

 

 

Basement home office transformation in our Fort Collins home

 

I also need to thank my friends at Shade Brother's Painting and Dan of 20-for-20 Handyman for help with the execution, because no matter how much I love to DIY, I always end up with too much on my plate and really appreciate the extra hands! I've used these guys on many projects now, so if you're looking for a reliable painter or handyman, I can assure you these have been thoroughly-vetted and do a great job!

By the way, here's what the room looked like before...

 

Before!

Before!

 

It made a great playroom, but that era has come to an end! Besides, the kids get the whole house, so it's only fair that the adults should get a dedicated workspace away from the chaos! We're excited for the improved functionality of our new layout and getting officially moved into our new home office!

 

 

Joanna Gyrath, Fort Collins Realtor and Certified Home Staging Expert