August 29, 2008

A trip to Colorado and my new Martha Stewart/KB Home community

I went to Denver, Colorado the week before last to celebrate the 1-year anniversary of our Martha Stewart/KB Home community in Stapleton.  If you haven’t visited or seen one of our Martha Stewart/KB Homes, it’s well worth the effort to do so.  These homes are fantastic and affordable – and, they are modeled after my very own homes in New York State and in Maine!  In addition to the community in Stapleton, there are other Martha Stewart/KB Home communities in Georgia, North Carolina, California, Florida, and Texas.  More information is available HERE.

Homebuyers at the Stapleton community have their choice of 5 floor plans ranging in size from 1,593 to 2,084 square feet, all with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and 2-car garages.  Prices begin in the mid-$300s.  The community in Stapleton is also ENERGY STAR® qualified so they are engineered to heat and cool efficiently and to use less energy resources.

The interior design details are exquisite and feature wainscoting, picture-frame molding, open shelving, and so much more of what I love.  Plus, all of the models were decorated by the Martha Stewart design team.  In addition to touring these lovely homes, we hosted approximately 100 guests for a delicious luncheon and a cupcake-decorating contest.  Of course, I judged the creations and was very impressed! 

Oh, and don't forget to check out my interview about this with Neil Cavuto! 


The Katonah model is based on my own home in Katonah, NY.

The living room in the Katonah model has extensive wood work leading up to a magnificent raised ceiling.

The dining area in the Katonah model features a beautiful table from our furniture line with Bernhardt.

The kitchens in the homes feature lovely details like deep farmhouse
sinks, granite counter tops, and roomy cabinets. This is a kitchen
anyone would love.

The master bedrooms are cozy and inviting. This bed features linens from our Martha Stewart Collection at Macy's.

The master baths feature both soaking tubs and showers. The homes in Denver all feature 2.5 baths - all very clean and crisp.

Here I am in front of the Katonah model with Jeff Mezger - president
and CEO of KB Home and Rusty Crandal - KB Home division president.

The Lily Pond model is fashioned after my Long Island home in East Hampton, NY.

The kitchen in the Lily Pond model includes stainless steel appliances and a large center island. What fabulous cabinets!

All kitchens feature a dining area to encourage families to eat together. I love that light fixture.

As you can see, the living room in the Lily Pond model is light and airy.

The homes in Stapleton all feature roomy basements and large garages.

Lovely built-in bookcases

This upstairs bedroom was decorated for a baby - all models include 3 bedrooms.


Beautiful tile in the bathroom.

Each home includes a convenient and functional laundry room.

This bedroom in the Lily Pond model features a built-in desk.

Another pretty bathroom.

All master baths include free standing showers with separate soaking tubs. The gorgeous tile extends all the way to the ceiling.

The Skylands model is based on my home in Seal Harbor, Maine. I will show you photos of that model next time..

Jeff and I did a number of interviews with the Denver press. Here we are with Rebecca Cole of Colorado Business Magazine.

Here I am with Katie Goldberg, our AVP of Corporate Communications, in the kitchen of the Katonah model.

More than 100 local residents joined us for a delicious luncheon and cupcake decorating contest.

It was so hard to choose just three winners from the wide array of cupcake entries.