[Published Oct. 23, 2014, in the Jeffco editions of the Denver Post's YourHub section and in five Jefferson County weekly newspapers]
Do you like the idea of building your own home on a secluded mountain lot rather than buying an existing home?
As I write this, Golden Real Estate has 8 vacant land listings. Three of our land listings are in the Dory Lakes subdivision located northeast of where Golden Gate Canyon Road meets the Peak to Peak Highway (State Highway 119). Dory Lakes has a voluntary $60 per year HOA dues, for which you get use of a baseball field, volleyball and basketball courts, playground and covered picnic area with BBQ and horseshoe pit. For an extra $50 per year, your family can fish in the privately stocked lake. The listing agent for two of those listings is Carrie Lovingier, 303-907-1278.
[1400 Highpoint Circle: http://www.recolorado.com/landlots-for-sale/1400-Highpoint-Circle-Black-Hawk-CO-80422-122575727 ]
[376 W. Dory Way: http://listings.realbird.com/A3D6B7B4/363420.aspx ]
The third is listed by Mark Spencer, 303-842-4480.
[174 Lodge Pole Dr: http://listings.realbird.com/A3D6B7B4/350719.aspx ]
Those are our smallest parcels, ranging from 1.1 to 1.42 acres. Our largest land listing is a 40-acre parcel, also listed by Mark Spencer, 20 minutes from downtown Golden, off Horseradish Gulch Road. Despite being closer to town, this property is so remote it doesn’t even have an address assigned to it. It is accessed via easements from Mica Mountain Road on one side or Thea Gulch Road on the other. [Web page: http://listings.realbird.com/A3D6B7B4/352673.aspx Video: http://youtu.be/JuaKe8sPqGw ] Call Mark to see it.
Also up Golden Gate Canyon Road and equally close to downtown Golden is yet another listing by Mark Spencer. It’s a 20-acre parcel at 4300 Daydream Road, with a well already drilled and electric service on-site. You’ll enjoy the city lights of downtown Denver from the home you build on this parcel! [Video: http://youtu.be/8ouwh1MVyvE ]
[Web page: http://listings.realbird.com/A3D6B7B4/339780.aspx ]
You'll enjoy a panoramic view of Denver and the plains from my listing at 22801 Indian Head Road, located behind and above a hogback five miles north of Golden. It’s a 20-acre parcel with well, septic and electricity already in place at the ideal building site. [Picture above; Video: http://youtu.be/W9a2-4fBHds] Call me at 303-525-1851 for a private showing.
[Web page: http://listings.realbird.com/A3D6B7B4/362171.aspx ]
If you’d like a scenic building site 10 minutes from Black Hawk and 20 minutes from Golden, check out 2154 Douglas Mountain Road, located just off Hwy 119 near where it meets US Highway 6. It’s our lowest priced lot at just $64,500. It is listed by Kristi Brunel, 303-525-2520. [Video tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNdxF7z0qL8 ]
[Web page: http://listings.realbird.com/A3D6B7B4/339806.aspx ]
Lastly, I have a 38-acre site in Debeque Canyon along a frontage road for I-70 near the twin tunnels 20 miles east of Grand Junction. It has no improvements, but it has three buildable sites, and electrical service runs across the parcel, which, as you’d expect, adjoins the Colorado River. [MLS listing: http://www.recolorado.com/landlots-for-sale/Debeque-Canyon-De-Beque-CO-81630-117617395 ]