Blog by Jennifer Allan

Denver's Best Built Home - The Hutchinson!

August 5th, 2009

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Contributed by Mary Beth Bonacci, CRS, RE/MAX Alliance




I grew up in a Hutchinson.

Many of you who grew up in Denver are nodding. For the rest of you, I’ll explain.

Hutchinson Homes built houses here in the Metro Denver area from the 1950’s until the early ‘80’s. They built a lot of houses. If you’ve spent any time in Denver at all, you’ve seen a Hutchins ...

Did You Get Your Referral Directory Magnet?

December 17th, 2008
Dear Friends,
Being the Christmas/Holiday season, I've been, well, sending out Christmas/Holiday cards! You probably have too. It's harder than it looks, or maybe I'm just an idiot. Either way, I have found at least a dozen ways to mess up something that should be pretty darn simple.

Last weekend, I spent several hours in front of the Bronco's game addressing and s ...

It's Finally Summer in Denver!

June 14th, 2008

Those who know me well know I’m a summer girl. I have to force myself out the door when it’s below 70 degrees - and I come alive as the thermometer reaches toward 100. A lot of my friends thought I was nuts when I moved from dry, temperate, bug-free Denver to hot, humid, home-of-the-mosquito Alabama, but I tell ya, it was bliss for me (you just stay inside during the hours of 4:00 and 6:00p ...

A Sunday Morning Bike Ride

May 27th, 2008

On Sunday morning, I met some friends for a little bike ride from Highlands to Confluence Park, and up & down the Platte River Bike Path. Perfect temperature, just a slight breeze, sky so blue it was almost purple. It was my first venture across the new pedestrian bridgeconnecting Northwest Denver to Downtown - it’s pretty darn cool. So anyway, here’s a little photographic journey of all th ...

It's a Beautiful Day to Rollerblade in Charming Old Denver!

April 15th, 2008

rbI love, love, love to rollerblade. I also love, love, love Sloan's Lake in Denver. Put the two together and you have a happy Jennifer.

Temps today in the 70's, amazingly blue, almost purple sky (at least thru my rose-colored glasses), light wind... ahhhhh... rollerblade bliss.

My poor blades have been packed away for nearly three years - Alabama is not rollerblade-friendly - so ...

My Favorite Bookstore in Charming Old Denver - The Park Hill Bookstore!

March 26th, 2008

I love to read. I love to read. I love to read. Did I mention how much I love to read?read

But reading can be an expensive habit. Walk around my house and you'll find no fewer than 5 books open. That's at least $50 worth of books, assuming I purchased them used on Amazon (don't forget shipping)!

For me, a trip to a retail bookstore is at least a $75 adventure.

Ahhhh, but the USE ...

Dumpster Diving in Charming Old Denver

February 17th, 2008

We central Denverites love our alleys. That’s where our garages are, where we can “donate” unwanted items to alley scavengers and where we keep our City dumpsters. Sometimes we get mad at our dumpsters when they block access to our garages (and just TRY to get a dumpster moved!), but for the most part, I’d say we’re pretty happy with our trash disposal system.

However, a few days ago, ...

The Jennifer Allan Parade of FORMER Charming Old Denver Homes!

February 12th, 2008

One of the many ways I kill time online is to look up the addresses of my former homes in Denver to see if they've changed hands again.  It's always fun to look at the interior photos to see what the new owners did to the place.

Whoa! I believe that every single house I've lived in here in Denver is either on the market right now or just was on the market! It feels weird - not sure wh ...

What I've Missed About Denver

February 1st, 2008
I left Denver in 2006, on a quest to become a Southern Belle. I've been living in L.A. (Lower Alabama) for the last two years and, alas, my dreams of channeling my inner Scarlett O'Hara didn't quite work out as planned. No complaints, no regrets... but two months ago I realized the truth... I don't belong here... I belong in Colorado. So, in less than a week, I'm heading back. Just me and my ...

Denver Is... (observations from a recently returned Denver-ite)

February 1st, 2008

Been gone from Denver a few years - two years and 6 weeks to be exact. Got back to town a week ago today. Love it, Love it.

So, to celebrate my first week back home, here's a little tribute to Denver...

Denver Is.... friendly

I've yet to leave the house for any sort of errand and not had a pleasant conversation with someone - a conversation that left me smiling on my ...