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Location, location, location.

“We’d like for people to understand that the location of this home is in a prime spot,” says Jacqueline Feil, wife and partner of Andy Feil, owner of Apex Development LLC. That prime spot is Thompson Crossing II. Whereas the address says Johnstown, which has a charming downtown district about 10 miles away, the area around the subdivision is a high-end shopping and dining community, the result of an annexation in the mid-2000s.

“We chose the location slightly southeast of the new SCHEELS store because there was a lot of availability, good-sized lots and access to both Interstate 25 and Centerra,” says Andy. “Plus, the mountain views are spectacular.”

Curbside Appeal

Pulling up to the curb of this exquisite home, the structure invites with a stone and two-toned siding facade. Modern architecture meets old-school country style where warm, entwined hues of white, slate and deep taupe elicit calmness.

With a three-car garage and over 4,000 finished square feet holding five bedrooms, three full baths (as well as one half bath and one three-quarters bath), the $900,000 luxe property is considered to have “a contemporary farmhouse feel,” says Andy.

“There is a stamped concrete front porch, natural exterior stone by Weaver Stone and partial metal roofing,” adds Andy, the latter installed by Armor Roofing Systems. “Out back, an oversized west-facing deck is both covered and noncovered, with a custom fabricated handrail.”

Come Inside

Once inside, a sense of domestic serenity takes over.

“A lot of the ideas come from Andy, such as the flow of structural design and attention to detail,” says Jacqueline.

“Some of the unique elements are tall ceilings and upgraded light fixtures. It’s very light and bright,” says Andy. Plenty of windows are provided by Ram Glass. The infrastructure is just as important, though. “We’ve used upgraded plumbing and insulation as well as installing high-efficiency dual climate control, which heats and cools the house evenly.”

A great room greets the eye, where an inlaid gas fireplace outfitted by Western Fireplace takes center stage. Cathedral ceilings and large bay windows complete the lodge-like ambience, whereas wood floors throughout tie the space all together.

The kitchen, the comfort zone gathering place for most any home, is a work of art unto itself. With an oversized granite island set apart due to a rich cobalt color scheme, many wonderful meals accompanied by miles of smiles are in store for the future homeowners.

Appliance Factory is to be recognized for a gas range and double oven, refrigerator flush with the wall, as well as both microwave and dishwasher secreted within the island.

“The countertop is double-thick granite,” says Jacqueline, noting where the quality goes beyond standard grade.

In addition, barn wood lines the ceiling in the basement and several rolling barn-style doors are featured throughout, adding character to the space.

Sharis Ainslie, owner of Park Place Interiors, worked in collaboration with Andy on floor, countertop, carpet, tile and paint color selections.

“I’m especially pleased with the herringbone and black tile in the master bedroom, the way it all pulled together,” says Sharis.

About Apex

“I am a new member of the Home Builders Association of Northern Colorado and the house at Thompson Crossing was in the 2018 NOCO HBA Parade of Homes presented in September,” says Andy. 

While Apex is a new entrant on the building scene, about a year old, Andy has spent over ten years honing his skills in the construction field.


Lynette Chilcoat is a freelance writer based in Loveland. To comment on this article, send an email to