On the Market: Gold, Baden merge with Prudential

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Tom Ross' On the Market column appears Sundays in the Real Estate section of the Steamboat Pilot & Today. Contact him at 871-4205 or e-mail tross@SteamboatToday.com.

Prudential Steamboat Realty announced last week the addition of two of Steamboat’s top real estate brokers, Ken Gold and Stephan Baden, both formerly of Re/MAX Steamboat.

The announcement was made by Cameron Boyd and Pam Vanatta, co-owners of Prudential Steamboat Realty.  

“We are thrilled to have Ken and Stephan back on the Prudential Steamboat Realty team. We all worked together at Prudential Trimontane Real Estate back in the ’90s, and it will be great to work with these brokers again,” Boyd said in the release. “Ken and Stephan are members of the Re/MAX Hall of Fame and recipients of Re/MAX’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award and have been amongst the top Re/MAX brokers in the entire U.S. for the past 15 years.”

Gold said the move was driven by economics, and that joining Prudential was an easy choice.

“It was a difficult decision to leave Re/MAX Steamboat, the company we had helped build into one of the top real estate firms in Steamboat over the last decade and half,” Gold said. “Current market conditions have dictated a consolidation of the real estate companies and in our eyes Prudential Steamboat Realty has done the best job in managing their position at the forefront of the market despite the economic environment.”  

“By joining forces with Pam and Cam and Prud­ential’s roster of agents, we believe that the Prudential Steamboat Realty team now has the most experienced and successful brokers in Steamboat,” Baden said.

In addition to Gold and Baden, the merger of former Re/MAX Steamboat agents to Prudential includes Bob Bomeisl, Scott Eggleston, Brian Ladd, Valerie Lish, Lisa Ruffino and Liz Langley.

“All of these agents possess the work ethic and commitment to customer service that makes us stand out as the premier real estate office in the Yampa Valley,” Vanatta said. “They bring a substantial market share with them which helps bring more exposure to the Prudential Steamboat Realty name and further enforces our number one position in the market.”

Luxe magazine features Steamboat house

A Steamboat home designed by architect Bill Rangitsch, of Steamboat Architectural Associates, and built by Shea Mangus, of Mangus Inc., is featured in the Winter 2010 Edition of Luxe Colorado, which is available on local newsstands.

The home is situated on a secluded lot bordering Walton Creek in Storm Mountain Ranch. The home is occupied during most of the year, but the owners withheld their names from the magazine article.

Rangitsch said the design/build team went to Ontario to hand-select beams and columns used in the exposed timber frame construction. The beams and columns came from barns already slated to be brought down. They were hand fabricated by Scottish timber wrights between 1840 and 1860.

The article, by Marisa Spyker, describes how Steamboat Architectural Associates and interior designer Scot Jordan, of Jordan Designs Studio in Denver, balanced the couple’s interests in big-game trophies and an elegant interior.

The 8,900-square-foot home has six bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.

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