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Six blocks from Coors Field, a slow pitch today on some new, edgy townhomes, offered at half their original price


Two months before the first ball is tossed out at Coors Field, a bank is throwing a meatball of a pitch today, high in the strike zone, for anybody who ever dreamed about having one of those edgy, contemporary townhomes within a short walk of the ballpark.

The Ballpark District's 'Trellis' project opened its models exactly two years ago, at a time when buyers were just beginning to balk at their listed price range -- $650,000 to $775,000. Today you can tour five homes from Trellis that late last year, ended up back at the bank - relisted as of today from as low as $315,900.

That's over half off on No. 2543 Lawrence Street, a new 1,862-square-foot home with 2-1/2 baths, attached 2-car garage, and a rooftop deck with a view of the ballpark six blocks west; originally $650,000. A few doors down, the new price on No. 2531, with a lavish full-floor of master suite plus the other goodies, originally $775,000, is now $349,900 - way over half off.

"They want them gone ASAP," says Rike Palese of Classic New Home Sales, handling the event for the receiver, and who adds that qualified buyers who write a contract by tomorrow night will pay no HOA fee for a year. "At prices in the low-to-mid-threes, we're talking what you might expect to pay at today's reduced prices for a 1,200-foot unit, not one with over 1,800 feet."

Meanwhile, says Palese, the quality of builder Spectrum Construction's design comes across very strong--dramatic in the use of vertical space; showing open staircases in stainless and hardwood beside expanses of glass. Entry levels have a big flex space that works as a home studio...and wide-open masters with his-her closets, spa baths, vessel-style his-her vanities, and ceramic walk-in showers.

And that's not to mention some glass-floor elements that will take a party guest's breath away as she steps out over open space while crossing a hall to a bath. The Coors-view rooftops (all have some kind of view of the mountains) are both dramatic and utilitarian; a place to orient yourself to the 'RiNo' district a few blocks west, or east toward the downtown skyline and a view across a new city 'eco park' taking shaped across Lawrence from the homes.

These are real townhomes, by the way -- nobody above or below, and are already eligible for FHA loans at low fixed rates, 3-1/2% down. "You can close right away," adds Palese. "For anybody who has wanted to live downtown it's an awesome opportunity." If coming from Coors Field, take 20th Street east, another three blocks past Blake to Lawrence, and turn north six blocks.