Colorado Realtors The McClain Group of Madison & Company Properties List 2008 Parade of Homes Winner

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Denver Realtor’s Larina McClain and Kelly VanHee, of Madison & Company Properties, list custom Lakewood Italian villa, the “Bell Tower.”

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The neighborhood is likely one of the most underrated communities and one of the best kept secrets.

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Realtor Larina McClain and Kelly VanHee, of The McClain Group at Madison & Company Properties, recently listed an opulent Italian villa in the highly desirable Solterra community. The 8,589-square-foot “Bell Tower,” winner of the 2008 Parade of Homes, is located at 15244 W. Evans Place, Lakewood, CO 80228. The 2008 Parade of Homes was held at Solterra, a world-class rustic Lakewood development just east of C-470 in the shadow of Dinosaur Ridge.

The exclusive gated portion of the community, with only 12 homes, was the talk of the town when it was developed and has remained a strong development since. Buyers from Cherry Hills, Greenwood Village and other luxury neighborhoods of Denver have quickly discovered that this is a spectacular alternative.

The gated hillside Solterra community is just twenty minutes outside of Denver against the foothills. “The neighborhood is likely one of the most underrated communities and one of the best kept secrets,” added McClain. “Residents who move here are surprised it was not on their radar.” The community is just a short drive to world-class ski resorts in the winter and hundreds of miles of the best hiking and biking trails in the summer. It is also highly affordable.

“This custom masterpiece takes ‘Italian villa’ to new heights and aims to impress even the most pickiest of buyers,” said McClain. “The four-bed, eight-bath ‘Bell Tower’ was inspired by European hill towns and shows off the most sensational outdoor living spaces, including an outdoor kitchen, fireplace, fire pit, two courtyards, numerous water features and stunning bistro lights.”

Additionally, the main level of the home boasts a stunning stone-encased floor-to-ceiling fireplace, an open kitchen and spacious formal dining room. The vaulted ceilings in the main living room allow for natural light to radiate throughout, highlighting the home’s many extraordinary designer touches including the majestic wood beams, wood floors, custom hand-painted walls with artistic touches and limestone and mosaic tile staircase that is a piece of art in itself.

“Further amenities include a 300-bottle wine tasting room with a full glass wall peering out to the basement kitchen bar and family room,” concluded McClain. “The property is timeless and unique. Now vacant with a fresh new look and priced at $1,885,000 this home will likely be snached up by someone looking for a deal.”

About The McClain Group, Madison & Company Properties
Larina McClain is the managing partner of Madison’s Cherry Creek office and broker associate at Madison & Company Properties, one of Denver’s highest grossing real estate firms. Along with her counterpart Kelly VanHee, Larina focuses primarily on the luxury market of Denver. The McClain Group is a recipient of 5280’s 5-Star award for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 based off of customer service and satisfaction and Platinum Excellence Award winner for 2016. For more information, please call (720) 275-9663, or visit For information specific to this home, visit

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