857 Fairchild Drive


Every once in a while, I like to visit an open house at a place that is way beyond what we could ever afford. Why? It’s a small taste of what the upper echelons live like. It’s free. It’s fun.

This particular gated-community home is priced at $1,300,000. (Yes, that is similar to the gross domestic product of many small developing nations.)

But for once, I could see why someone might be willing to spend that much. The view from the master bedroom encompassed about 200 degrees of the front range mountains and downtown Denver. The home is positioned at the top of a very high point, so one can really see far.

Sad is that most people in the market to buy such a place would not be able to enjoy that view very often. Most would be tending to their cattle.