Finally! Homes ready for sale at Red Rocks Valley
Red Rocks Valley, a Redlands subdivision off South Camp Road near Monument Road, was first brought into the market in late 2008, with plans to build 98 homes, starting with the higher density patio homes in the center of the subdivision.
The projected sales price for those patio homes was set at more than $500,000. The financial meltdown and subsequent recession wreaked havoc on many plans and projections, including those for the subdivision, which went through foreclosure.
The Pauls Corporation out of Denver purchased the subdivision in 2011 and has been busy doing its homework to bring a high quality product that will appeal to buyers in the local real estate market.
“We really feel like there’s a market for single-family homes,” said Jay Fellhauer with RE/MAX Two Rivers, who is the listing agent for the property, along with fellow broker, Jeff Hanson. “We’re trying to build nice homes in an upscale neighborhood at an affordable price.”
There are six homes currently under construction, and prospective buyers have written a contract on one of the six homes. The first home has a certificate of occupancy and will be staged and used as a sales office. The next few homes will be completed every other week. Prices for the homes range from $309,900 to $389,900.
“We’ll have an on-site sales office, just like we’ve had an on-site construction office,” Fellhauer said. The construction supervisor was on site during construction, usually with a tape measure or level in his hand and a hard hat on his head to make sure that the quality of the homes remained high.
The homes at Red Rocks Valley will all have stucco and stone exteriors, and all of the single-family homes sit on large, half-acre lots, which makes them somewhat unusual in today’s market.
“The biggest complaint with new home buyers today is that there’s no back yard in most new homes,” Felhauer said. That will not be the case at Red Rocks Valley. Nor will homeowners turn from South Camp Road into a neighborhood of large garages with homes attached, even though every home will have a three-car garage. The large lots allow more flexibility in the placement of the driveway and the doors, so the garage doors aren’t the first thing you see when you look down the street.
The homes at Red Rocks Valley range from 1,711 square feet to a possible 2,800 square feet. There are two, three and four-bedroom floor plans available, and most of the homes have a home office, too. Every home has multiple large windows to take advantage of impressive views that are right outside. The 10-foot ceilings and eight-foot doors add to the spacious feeling that pervades the homes.
Kitchens are open and inviting, with stainless steel appliances, 18-inch ceramic tile flooring, hickory or maple cabinetry and solid granite countertops. A pantry closet helps make sure there’s room for everything.
The living areas have Heatilator gas fireplaces, ceiling fans and are wired for surround sound, with speakers in the ceiling. The covered back patios also have surround sound.
The available homes all have a split-floor plan design, with a private master suite away from the other bedroom or bedrooms. The five-piece master baths have plenty of room to share and lots of natural light.
All the walls are hand-textured, even in the garage.
“The company is using local subcontractors,” Fellhauer said. “These guys are so happy to have the work that they are doing an amazing job.”
The Pauls Corporation has plans to start eight more homes within the next month. Prospective buyers are welcome to come and look at the plans and make customizations. A $10,000 earnest money deposit is required for pre-sold homes. Some customizations could raise the price of the home. Buyers can also choose lots and homes that aren’t currently on the existing construction schedule.
The neighborhood is within biking distance to the Colorado National Monument and the bike trails of the Tabeguache/Three Sisters area. It’s over the hill from Redlands Mesa Golf Course, and is also within walking distance of Wingate Elementary School, on a walking path through various neighborhoods that avoids South Camp Road.
There will be a grand opening for the subdivision on Oct. 13, from noon to 5 p.m. But there’s no need to wait for the grand opening to see the sales office or the available homes and plans. There should be someone at the subdivision every weekend, beginning Sept. 29 and 30, from 1 to 5 p.m. Check the local open house listings on page 15F of this publication to be sure.
If you have questions or would like a personal tour of the homes and neighborhood, contact Jay Fellhauer at 250-5100 or Jeff Hanson at 773-8813.