Love Your Hood

Marinda + Colten

Castle Rock, Colorado

Not long before deciding to sell their home, Marinda and Colten (and their growing clan) met their broker Rebecca through their church. And as Rebecca put it, “Marinda and Colten are the kind of friends that everyone dreams of and the kind of sellers any first-time home buyer would love to find. As homeowners, they are meticulous and show a great amount of care — and as friends, they are joy personified!” We feel lucky to know these clients as both friends and sellers. This is the story of their first home!

What will you miss most about this house?

The open concept of the main living spaces! I love the kitchen and the gas stove, where I have enjoyed cooking and baking for my family and friends, and still feeling a part of the action and conversation. And we’ll certainly miss the upstairs laundry.

Do you have any favorite spots, or features of your home?

We love the front flex room that we made into a music room, as we both have a love for music and play various instruments, and are hoping to pass that passion on to our son. I love the views out the master and great room where I can look out and see the fog or snow on the butte in the distance, and our son’s nursery and the mountain mural on his wall. And we love the family room with the gas fireplace! We can cozy up on the couch and our son has plenty of room to play.

Did any special life occasions happen while living here?

We brought our first baby to this home and it will forever represent getting to become parents to us.

Did you make any changes to your home since you bought it?

No! We were fortunate enough to get a new build with everything brand new and upgraded when we moved in. We just had to put the backyard in!

What will you miss most about your neighborhood?

The quick walk down to the neighborhood park, the walking paths, and the new Memorial Park about 5 minutes away. We also have loved the MAC (Miller Activity Complex) — taking our son to the multiple outdoor playgrounds and for swim lessons.

Could you tell us about your favorite places in your neighborhood?

Besides the parks very close by, we will also miss the convenience and newness of all the local shops, restaurants and shopping that are easily accessible from the house. We love Rose’s Bella Cucina, Mod Pizza, Crush Wine Bar, the neighborhood pools included in the HOA, the outlet mall and the charm of downtown Castle Rock, especially during the holidays.