Coming Soon: Remodeled Home in West Denver

Professionally remodeled, this is like a new house at 735 Perry Street. It goes on the market soon for $368,000. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, and everything is upgraded! New electric panel and electrical wiring, new plumbing, new heating and central air conditioning, new roof, siding, flooring, lighting, bathrooms, kitchen, appliances, master bedroom suite, it’s all new. It also has an on-demand tankless water heater. The fenced yard is spacious, with a storage shed and a sprinkler system. Enjoy the large 24’x10′ covered patio, perfect for entertaining. The Lakewood Gulch Trail crosses Perry St. two blocks  north of this home and the Perry St. station of the light rail’s W Line is just two blocks farther north in the Lakewood/Dry Gulch Park. This home will be on the market next week. Meanwhile, call listing agent David Dlugasch at 303-908-4835 for advance information.

Further Price Reduction on Fully-Equipped Horse Property Near Downtown Golden

How does this sound?  A fully-equipped 0.92-acre horse property, 4 miles from downtown Golden, with 3-stall horse barn and 5-bedroom home with 3-car garage, now only $741,000. See pix & details at JeffcoHorseProperties.com.

Just Listed: Rare Patio Home Near the Arvada Center

This 2-bedroom patio home at 8242 W. 67th Drive is in the Meadow Ridge patio home community just a few blocks west and one block south of the Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities. It was just listed for $595,000. There are only 41 patio homes in the community, which was built by Designer Homes LLC, which has a 99 score from BuildZoom. And this is a fabulous home with high-end finishes. Every light fixture, for example, is a work of art, not the typical tract home builder light fixture. Be sure to look for them! Even the garage is beautifully painted and super clean! If you’re like me, you’ll also appreciate the full unfinished basement. Overall, I was super impressed, and I know you will be, too! True patio homes like this with zero outside maintenance are hard to find these days. View my narrated video tour at www.ArvadaHome.info, then come to the open house on Saturday, August 24th, 11am to 2pm or call Jim Smith at 303-525-1851 for a private showing.

South Lakewood Condo Just Listed by Andrew Lesko

Rarely do these condos come on the market! This 2-bedroom 1-1/4-bath, 1,015- sq.-ft. condo at 10930 W. Florida Ave #618 is located in West Lochwood. It was just listed for $228,000. The Lochwood Landings condo community is surrounded by 5 lakes, including  Kendrick Lake Park & Cottonwood Park and numerous nearby hiking and biking trails. Walk to King Soopers, Starbucks, and many shops and restaurants. This condo is move-in ready, featuring fresh paint and newly installed carpet & flooring throughout. This is a desirable, second level, end unit with a southeast facing, covered balcony. It includes one reserved parking space and ample visitor parking. The most recent sales in the complex have been at or above $250K, making this an exceptional opportunity for a first-time buyer. You can view a narrated video walk-through at www.LakewoodCondo.info. For a private showing, call your agent or Andrew Lesko at 720-710-1000.  Open Sunday, August 25th, 11-3.

LED Lighting Has Some Health & Vision Side Effects Worth Considering

In my July 18th column, online at www.JimSmithColumns.com, I wrote about my favorite home improvements, including the adoption of LED lighting, which I prefer to CFL lighting and is far more energy efficient than incandescent lighting. In particular, I wrote glowingly, so to speak, about “daylight” LEDs — the whitest light available, so well-named for how it matches the color of bright sunlight.

In our office, I replaced all our “soft white” LEDs with “daylight” LEDs to match the color of sunlight coming through our four Velux sun tunnels.

A reader of that column alerted me to some recent research which showed “daylight” LEDs to be harmful to vision, exacerbating macular degeneration, and disruptive of our circadian rhythm (important for good sleep) specifically because it simulates full natural sunlight.

I urge you to Google “daylight LEDs and health,” as I did, and you’ll find that one of the top links is for a June 2016 American Medical Association policy statement (adopted unanimously at their annual meeting) warning about health and safety problems associated with white LED lighting, so common now in the lighting of American streets.

It was right after learning of this research that I bought a new HP laptop computer and noticed that it offers a “nightlight” setting which automatically changes the screen lighting from white to yellow LED light at sunset.  It made me wonder why I was so late to learn about this issue!

The reader who alerted me to this topic suffers from early stage macular degeneration. He said he has replaced all the LED lights in his home with incandescent bulbs. I’m satisfied that changing back to the lower “color temperature” LEDs will be enough. I have noticed that some LED fixtures (like the ones I installed in our conference room) have a switch allowing you to choose between “soft white,” “warm white” and “daylight” temperature settings.

Just Listed: Kinney Run Townhome in South Golden

This gorgeous 4-BR, 4-bath townhome at 916 Homestake Dr is located in the Kinney Run townhome community, a short walk from the Colorado School of Mines and historic downtown Golden, making it a great investment opportunity. It was just listed by Andrew Lesko for $538,000.

The main level features expansive hardwood flooring, new stainless steel appliances and new granite countertops in the kitchen. The main floor layout features a living room with wood-burning fireplace, dining area and family room area off the kitchen. This home has been freshly painted & features new carpeting in the upper & lower levels. Enjoy the private, north facing deck with winter views of South Table Mountain and Castle Rock. Upstairs features the master suite with updated master bath and walk-in shower as well as another large bedroom and full bath. The basement features a full bath as well as the 4th bedroom. There is a 1-car detached garage with an adjoining parking space. View a narrated walk-thru at www.GoldenTownhome.com. For a private showing, call Andrew Lesko at 720-710-1000. Open Sat., Aug. 17th, 11 to 3.

Just Listed: Updated 19th Century Home in Five Points

Originally built in 1890, this home at 2512 Clarkson Street was remodeled in 2015, adding a second half-story with master suite and roof top deck offering views of downtown Denver. It was just listed for $750,000.

In effect, the entire house was brand new in 2015, except for its brick shell. It has another master suite on the main floor. You’ll like the modern finishes and exposed brick, and the 2-car detached garage. There’s a main-floor office which could be used as a third bedroom. The laundry is on the main floor. You’ll also like the high ceilings with recessed lighting. The home is on an awesome block just a few doors from the Five Points Plaza and Welton Street light rail. It’s also close to River North, City Park, Coors Field, PSL and St. Joseph Hospitals, and of course downtown. It has a low-maintenance backyard that’s great for entertaining, with a large deck. Open house Saturday, Aug. 17, 11-3.  Listed by Chuck Brown. Video at www.FivePointsHome.info.