Article published in the Daily Camera's At Home section on January 19, 2018.
By Dale Pearson, Realtor, RE/MAX of Boulder & Mark Queripel AIA, Principal Architect, MQ Architecture & Design, LLC
Now more than ever, Boulder County is one of the most desirable places to live in the country. Yet many who are moving here are beginning to realize that the most sought-after views and locations are already occupied by older homes. These houses tend to be cramped, dark, and in need of a meaningful remodel to reflect modern design and the latest updates. That’s where your Realtor and a good architect can assist.
Find the location you want
If you don’t already live in the location you love, then your first step is to call your Realtor and begin the search for an existing home in the location you prefer. Let your Realtor know what’s important – whether it’s views, a certain neighborhood, or maybe the school district. It may take time, but with patience you’re likely to find the location that works best for you.
Create the home you’ve always wanted
Remodeling an existing home comes with both opportunities and challenges. With the help of an experienced architect, a homeowner can create the home of their dreams. For one client it may mean an open floor plan with a minimalist kitchen, for another it may mean a modern farmhouse with fresh white cabinetry, subway tile and plank flooring. Sustainability, energy efficiency, and LEED certification are also increasingly important to clients.
Here are examples of the stunning transformations of older homes into contemporary remodels by local architectural firm MQ Architecture and Design, LLC:
Example 1 – Before (front of home)
Example 1 – After (front of home)
Example 2 – Before (back of home)
Example 2 – After (back of home)
Example 3 – before (front of home)
Example 3 – After (front of home)
With a team of experienced professionals, your patience and vision can transform the location you love into the dream house you’ve always wanted!
From left to right: Realtor Dale Pearson, RE/MAX of Boulder, with MQ Architecture and Design’s Principal Architects Mark Quéripel and Brian Nelson
Learn more about MQ Architecture and Design at: http://www.mqad.com/
RE/MAX of Boulder Realtor Dale Pearson has lived in Boulder County for 40 years and has 30 years of experience in real estate. A CU-Boulder graduate, Dale was a three-time All-American in Skiing and was a member of four National Championship Ski Teams while at CU-Boulder. He competed professionally for 10 years and capped his ski racing career with a second in the Pro Ski World Championships. Dale brings the same passion, performance, and dedication to his real estate. He has been recognized with the RE/MAX Hall of Fame and RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Awards, acknowledging his outstanding professional accomplishments in providing the highest level of service to his clients.
Contact Dale at 303-449-7000 or 303-818-5640, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit boulderco.com