Bonnie Brae Houses for Sale: Buying a Renovated ‘Scraper’

Although workers built many lovely Bonnie Brae houses in the 1930s and 1940s, you can find incredible new “scraper” homes with modern features and amenities. Whether you want to buy an older home to scrape the lot clear and build new or buy a newly renovated scraper, I’m here to help as a local Realtor with experience in the luxury home market. If you are an empty-nester, consider buying one of the larger Bonnie Brae houses for sale. Bonnie Brae literally means “Pleasant Hill.” A lot of empty-nesters today defy the downsizing idea. If you have the money to up-size or improve your lifestyle, you will find greater happiness in retirement.

Buying a larger home

During the recession, experts said they thought the McMansion trend was history. However, a recent article by points out the square footage of homes in the U.S. continues to increase. In 2014, the median of 2,453 square feet, set a new record based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau. If you invest in a larger home, it is better for resale value. Most homebuyers today look for at least four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a 3-car-garage.

contempoSaving time and hassles

Clearing a lot in Bonnie Brae requires demolition as well as special permits and specialized contractors. If you don’t want to deal with an elaborate process of clearing a lot or renovating a Tudor or ranch-style home, let me show you homes for sale in Bonnie Brae that already meet your specifications. Whether you love modern porcelain tile floors and recycled-glass countertops or a traditional look, homes in Bonnie Brae appeal to empty-nesters as well as urban professionals.

If you have never been to the Bonnie Brae neighborhood, it’s an easy commute of less than 15 minutes to downtown Denver. Years ago, it was a Scottish village. Residents of Bonnie Brae walk to Washington Park or ride a bicycle to the Cherry Creek shopping centers. Nearby attractions for homeowners include the public library, ice cream shop, pizza parlor, wine store and restaurants.

For more information about Bonnie Brae houses for sale including scrapers, please contact a Bonnie Brae Realtor.