Grand Junction real estate listing makes New York Times

Sam Barnes
Sam Barnes

A listing by a Grand Junction-based real estate firm was featured in the New York Times real estate section.

“This is a tribute to the outstanding marketing that our team has put together in support of this property,” said Sam Barnes, an agent with the Shafer Team at Coidwell Banker Distinctive Properties.

“To have this home picked up out of millions of homes on the market throughout the country speaks volumes to the extent that we are able to deliver to our customers for their properties,” Barnes said.

The home, located at 651 Round Hill in Grand Junction was designed by Fritz Benedict, an apprentice of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Fritz also is known for his design work in Colorado ski resort communities.

Constructed in 1959, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Grand Junction features more than 2,000 square feet on a single level. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the main room afford views to the surrounding landscaping with its gardens and mature trees. The home sits on about 1 acre.

Barnes said he was contacted by the New York Times about the listing and asked to feature the property, one of three homes in the $600,000 price range from around the country selected for the story.

Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties operates a total of eight offices in Colorado, Idaho and Montana, including an office located at 131 N. Sixth St. in downtown Grand Junction. For additional information, call (877) 978-2978 or log on to the website located at