Why We Love The Coloradan
The Coloradan hit a major milestone this past month as they passed their 300th sale, just one year after they started taking contracts. With only 29 residences remaining, it’s clear that we aren’t the only ones who love the building. But, boy do we ever! Here are our top five reasons why:
Reason #1: It’s place in the neighborhood
We are city people. We love feeling the heartbeat of the city and being part of the constantly changing community here. And, no building is better designed for city life than The Coloradan. As the only building with for-sale residences in the thriving Union Station neighborhood, it offers homeowners an unparalleled access to city living. Looking for a bite to eat? Pop downstairs to the restaurant, bar, or coffee shop in the 19,000 square feet of retail space on the first floor. Or, step outside to snag a table at Tavernetta, Citizen Rail, Hearth & Dram, Mercantile, Ultreia, and many more, all within a block of the front door. Need groceries? The biggest Whole Foods in Colorado is right across the street. Want to explore other neighborhoods? The Coloradan is in the center core of Downtown Denver, making it easy to get everywhere from Highlands to RiNo to Wash Park and everything in between.
Reason #2: The innovative uses of space
Let’s talk more about that retail space on the first floor. Over the past few years, Denver has seen several open market concepts come to life, including The Source, Denver Central Market, and Dairy Block. While the first floor of The Coloradan isn’t exactly an open market, it incorporates many of the same concepts to create a flowing, cohesive space. The coffee shop seamlessly flows into the restaurant and bar, which connects with Union Hall, an innovative public art space housed within the building. And, best of all, the bridge over the trains at Union Station connects directly into the retail space, creating a natural pathway for residents, visitors, and the community alike.
In the residences themselves, innovative design elements like wet rooms (an enclosed space with the shower and tub combined) and urban mud rooms at the entry maximize the interior space for city living.
Reason #3: The attention to detail
The amount of thought that went into every detail in the building is remarkable. Interior design features like soft-close drawers and versatile finish packages demonstrate a commitment to luxury that makes everyday life more comfortable. Even the exterior is a reflection of the attention to detail. Over 14,000 purple terra cotta tiles cover the building, a design that was thoughtfully-crafted to create a complementary backdrop to the already-iconic Union Station building.
Reason #4: The views!
Whether you’re inside the building or in one of the outdoor spaces, the views are some of the best in Denver. Floor-to-ceiling glass in the residences provides sweeping views of the city, with the mountains in the background from the building’s higher floors. And, with a pool deck that overlooks Union Station and Downtown Denver, the emblematic aerial view of the orange “Travel by Train” sign with the full cityscape behind it is never more than a few steps away.
Reason #5: Its versatility
There’s a little bit of something for everyone at The Coloradan. For those working downtown, it means an easy commute, whether you walk, scoot, drive, or ride. For those who travel, it means direct access to the train to DIA, making it easier than ever to catch your flight on time. For those with kids, its abundance of amenities and proximity to quality food provide a healthy environment for your family. For those without a car, its innovative approach to parking means you don’t have to pay for a space if you don’t need one. The Coloradan is as versatile as it is beautiful, letting you live the city life however it works best for you.
Want to learn more? Pop by our office in Riverfront Park (1610 Little Raven Street, Suite 115) or give us a call at (303) 623-1500.