The Vistas of Tiara Rado

Six months of planning results in a collection of condos unlike anything else in the Grand Valley

The first few buildings at the Vistas at Tiara Rado, 2061 S. Broadway are complete and ready for buyers. The condominium complex will have 39 units when the project is finished.



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The first few buildings at the Vistas at Tiara Rado, 2061 S. Broadway are complete and ready for buyers. The condominium complex will have 39 units when the project is finished.

The kitchens in the condos at the Vistas at Tiara Rado include upscale amenities like granite countertops, hardwood flooring and upgraded cabinetry.



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The kitchens in the condos at the Vistas at Tiara Rado include upscale amenities like granite countertops, hardwood flooring and upgraded cabinetry.

The views from some of the units at the Vistas at Tiara Rado are simply stunning.



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The views from some of the units at the Vistas at Tiara Rado are simply stunning.

The Vistas at Tiara Rado aren’t simply a new construction project in the Grand Valley — they represent a new style of home for the Grand Junction market.

Developer Curt Hatch bought the property, formerly known as the Beach at Tiara Rado, 2061 S. Broadway, in 2010 from the bank with an idea to do something special with the property.

“We spent six month in planning,” Hatch said.

The result is a group of condos unlike anything else in the Grand Valley. Although the buildings in this phase of construction are two-story, the residential units occupy a single floor, although the ground floor unit does have one bonus room above its garage.

The development is next to the golf course, offering expansive views of both Tiara Rado Golf Course and the Colorado National Monument. In addition to using upscale amenities like granite countertops, hardwood, tile and marble floors and teak decking in every building, builder Todd Springer with Springer Construction built a complex flooring system with a high density soundboard to help the lower floor neighbors forget that they have a neighbor living above them.

“We tried to isolate all the sound in the building,” said Springer. “We went overboard on sound barrier.”

Springer also used 2-by-6 construction, with blown-in cellulose insulation and one-inch foam insulation under the stucco. The sound-proofing measures make the buildings extremely energy-efficient, so homeowners can expect quiet, comfortable homes without busting their budgets over utility bills.

Both units are a little larger than 2,000 square feet, with spacious master suites and two additional bedrooms. The unit on the bottom floor has a deep one-car garage, while the second-story unit has a two-car garage. Both have multiple decks for outdoor living.

“These are some of the most unique units I’ve seen in 10 years,” said Springer, who has been building for 20 years, in the Grand Valley and also in Aspen and Snowmass.

Inside, it’s easy to forget that the homes are condos. Because the living space is spread across the entire width of the building rather than in the typically tight upstairs and downstairs configuration of a duplex condominium, there’s a spacious feel to the homes. Of course, the huge windows looking out over the city and the golf course, along with wide hallways and the nine- and 14-foot ceilings also add to the larger-than-life feeling.

Those who have grown up in the Grand Valley may have fond memories of the pool, aka, the Beach at Tiara Rado. Unfortunately, the swimming pool fell into neglect in the years before Hatch purchased the property. The building near the pool is currently being used as a construction office, but both the building and the pool will be demolished to make way for additional condominium buildings. A new swimming pool for the development will be built during one of the final stages of construction.

Lori Curtis with Century 21 Homestead Realty is listing the property and has already written a contract for one of the units. She will host an open house on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3, from2 to 4 p.m.

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