After many years of success building townhomes in Maryland, Parkwood Homes introduced The Beacon Hill Collection of townhomes to Stapleton early this year.  Our first purchasers are just now moving in to their new homes, and we took a few minutes with Marsha, our first move-in, to ask her about her experience.

The Beacon Hill Collection's nearly-complete first building in Stapleton, facing Central Park.

The Beacon Hill Collection's nearly-complete first building in Stapleton, facing Central Park.

Q: Where are you moving from?  Was it a single family home or a townhome?
A: I moved from Chicago to Denver in 2005 (a work-related move), and purchased a single-family home in Stapleton. After living in a too-big-for-me home for almost eight years, I made the decision to downsize, so I called my realtor and we started looking for smaller homes.

Q: Why Stapleton?
A: I have enjoyed living in this community, I feel safe here, I like new construction, so I wanted to stay.

Q: What led you to choose to buy a townhome?  Have you lived in one before?
A: I haven’t ever lived in a townhome. I wasn’t looking to buy one (I wasn’t opposed to the idea), but my realtor knew about the new Parkwood townhomes and, knowing me so well, he knew I would like the construction details and architectural style that Parkwood Homes is known for. And townhomes are generally smaller than single-family homes, so we went to the sales office to take a look. I knew it was the builder/product for me, and I reserved my townhome that day.

Marsha, with Parkwood superintendent Sam and her broker, Karl, in her beautiful new kitchen just before moving in.

Marsha, with Parkwood superintendent Sam and her broker, Karl, in her beautiful new kitchen just before moving in.

Q: What attracted you to Parkwood Homes?
A: I have admired their homes since coming to Denver in 2005. I love the outside paint colors. And the homes look good. I was so happy to hear that they were building townhome. What impressed me the most were all the details that come standard with their homes.

Q:What do you think about the rather unique architectural style (at least for Denver) of these townhomes?
A: I love the architectural style—it’s totally me. The homes are beautiful and well thought out.

Q: What are your favorite things about your new home?
A: There are so many things: the exterior look, my big front porch (and its painted blue ceiling), the high ceilings (10 feet on the main level!), beautiful crown molding, the archway leading into my dining room, chair railing, the way the windows and doors are framed on the inside, smooth walls (that’s a big one!), my kitchen, my soaking tub … I could go on and on!

Marsha on closing day.

Marsha on closing day.

Q: Anything else you’d like to add?
A: I’d say that the staff at Parkwood is exceptional. They all became my friends. Special thanks to Dede, Heather, Randy, Shauna, and Sam for always greeting me with a smile and being very accommodating.

Also, the companies and their associates that you meet with to choose your flooring, cabinets, and appliances are all very professional, plus it’s so much fun to pick everything you want.

Finally, I appreciate the company’s philosophy of only building a small number of homes each year. Other builders bang out homes so fast, it’s difficult to believe you could get a quality product. With Parkwood Homes, you definitely get a beautiful home.

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