A New Way of Living
Boulder Creek Neighborhoods unveils plans for its newest lower-maintenance community at West Edge at Colliers Hill in Erie
By Sarah Huber At Home Colorado
What would you do with more free time? Mow the grass or shovel snow? Of course not! It’s time to harness our homes to empower the lifestyle we want. The Louisville-based, award-winning lifestyle builder Boulder Creek Neighborhoods is announcing their newest lower-maintenance living community, West Edge at Colliers Hill, an ideal ticket to lower-maintenance living – and more free time – in a beautiful master-planned community in the town of Erie.
Boulder Creek Neighborhoods’ Chief Revenue Officer Jessica Champlin explained, “When we first considered building in Colliers Hill, we had to ask, ‘Is this a good fit for us?’ Because we’re about living a lower-maintenance lifestyle, and we wanted to know ‘Is this what Colliers Hill needs?’ And the answer that came back was ‘Absolutely we belong here.’”
Boulder Creek is pioneering a new type of Colliers Hill home – all ranch-style, single-family, patio homes – blended with a new type of lifestyle – one that liberates homebuyers from weekends packed with outdoor home maintenance chores to do what they love, whether that’s exploring the mountains, traveling the country, or simply enjoying long walks over Colliers Hill’s many hard- and soft-surface trails.
“We are helping buyers who want a lower-maintenance lifestyle to take advantage of the beauty, amenities and convenience of the master-planned community of Colliers Hill and of Erie as a whole. This is what we call ‘lifefullness,’” Champlin said. ‘Lifefullness®,’ the mission behind Boulder Creek Neighborhoods and the reason at least 90 percent of Boulder Creek buyers say they would recommend the builder to a friend, is living joyfully in pursuit of what you love, empowered by a home that makes free time feasible.
West Edge floor plans will celebrate main-‑ floor living, a boon to those who want to skip stairs for easier living, as well as those who simply want a streamlined, well-designed home. Hallways are wide, bathrooms are spacious and the laundry room is only a few steps from the primary suite. Light radiates throughout Boulder Creek’s open-concept homes, and efficient, and often Energy Star-rated, appliances keep down costs while minimizing the home’s carbon footprint.
West Edge at Colliers Hill will include 53 homes at build-out, and the first batch of homes are slated for an early 2022 move-in. Boulder Creek will host several information events about West Edge at Colliers Hill later this year, at which time those interested will be given the opportunity to be placed on a priority list of future lot releases. Intriguingly, to appeal to a wide variety of potential homeowners, Boulder Creek is offering two series of ‑ floor plans at West Edge, both showcasing farmhouse and craftsman style exteriors. The first series will number 1,600 to 2,200 square feet, perfect for empty nesters and downsizers. The second series, inspired by the now sold out Villas at Calmante in Superior, will count 2,800 to 3,500 square feet and include a finished lower level with an extra bedroom, bathroom and a recreation room – perfect for relaxed family hangouts and overnight guests. Two- and three car garages are available, and homes will feature patios, decks and walkouts depending on the lay of the land.
The outdoor appeal of the Colliers Hill location is particularly grand, as the West Edge enclave will sit atop a bluff and offer excellent western exposures for select home sites. “These are truly one-of-a-kind lots that sit above Old Town Erie with lots of exposure to Longs Peak and Mount Evans,” said Brian Fink, Boulder Creek Vice President of Sales. “Plus, no homes will be built behind these as they bump up near open space.”
For those who are passionate about gathering with family and friends or love spending time in the kitchen, the largest series at West Edge presents an optional entertainer’s kitchen, complete with luxury appliances by Viking, Theramdor or Wolf. A built-in refrigerator, ‑ floor-to-ceiling high end cabinetry, two dishwashers, a generous island and a butler’s pantry round out a sleek and gorgeous cooking space. Tall glass doors lead to a backyard patio or deck with plenty of room for outdoor dining and a grill. Boulder Creek’s take on the HOA, the lifestyle association, will maintain the front yard, but in response to feedback from other Boulder Creek communities, the backyard will be fenced, with the ability to create the space of your dreams, whether that’s a water-wise Zen getaway, a vegetable garden or a grassy nook for a dog to romp. A front courtyard frames the home on some models and is a peaceful setting for cocktails or coffee with the neighbors.
“West Edge is unique among our neighborhoods,” Champlin said. “The combination of the ranch-style ‑ floor plans and dedicated back yard space in a vibrant master plan is an exciting option to bring to the market.” Some of the perks of building West Edge within Colliers Hill are the welcoming atmosphere and the abundant amenities already woven into the community. Reading groups, game clubs and walking buddies are the norm, and summer afternoons are always happier at the Colliers Hill outdoor pool, complemented by jet sprays and a kid-friendly waterfall. Along with the pool, the exclusive 6,500 square foot activity center, The Overlook, features an exercise studio, great room for events, a demonstration kitchen and a comfortable porch from which to take in stunning panoramic views of the Front Range.
Beyond Colliers Hill, Erie beckons as a great place to live, work and play. From the award winning Erie Community Center and Erie Community Library to the plethora of terrific restaurants, breweries and shops downtown to easy access to Boulder, Denver and the Denver International Airport, Erie is a growing, vibrant community. Rated one of the safest cities in Colorado, Erie radiates a small-town vibe in an incredible location minutes from scenic trails, a championship golf course and dozens of summer and winter recreational activities.
West Edge at Colliers Hill anticipates opening for sale in early 2022, with model homes ready to tour next summer. Boulder Creek recommends joining the interest list now to stay in the know on future informational events, pricing, and ‑ floor plans. To learn more about West Edge at Colliers Hill or to sign up for the interest list, visit DwellWestEdge.com, or contact the Boulder Creek Concierge Team at 303.309.0088.