Boulder Creek Neighborhoods Offers Options for Lifestyle Home Buyers
Whatever your needs, Boulder Creek Neighborhoods has a home to take your lifestyle to the next level.
By Sarah Huber At Home Colorado
Whatever your needs are, Boulder Creek Neighborhoods has a home to take your lifestyle to the next level.
Since 2006, when David Sinkey welcomed the first home buyers into a Boulder Creek Neighborhoods home, the entire BCN team has endeavored day after day, house after house, to inspire homeowners to live the lives they’ve always wanted.
Now with nearly 30 developed neighborhoods and a stack of local and national awards under their belt, the company is meeting a need they couldn’t have foreseen in the early 2000s: Home buyers today who prioritize lifestyle-oriented, lower-maintenance, ‘right-sized’ homes aren’t only empty nesters but also young professionals, families with children and frankly, active adults of all ages. Boulder Creek Neighborhoods’ chief revenue officer Jessica Champlin said, “For many of our recent home buyers, you’re never too young for a lower-maintenance lifestyle,” a lifestyle with time for hiking, skiing, or visiting family and friends instead of weeding or shoveling snow.
She continued, “Our roots have always been in lifestyle-oriented housing, and what that looked like when we started was ranch-style patio homes that were generally targeted toward the empty nester, the retiree looking to downsize. Yet, what we have learned over time is that there are lifestyle buyers across all demographics, ages, and price points.”
Thus, Boulder Creek Neighborhoods has expanded to cater to the demands of today’s market with three distinct home types: the easyHouse, the wee-Cottage, and Limited Edition Homes. Between these options and Boulder Creeks’ neighborhood developments spanning Littleton and Denver and up to Thornton, Longmont, and Superior, Champlin said, “We’re offering opportunities to the lifestyle buyer that they can’t otherwise find on the market.”
easyHouse®: Ranch patio lower-maintenance homes for stress-free living
The easyHouse, perhaps Boulder Creek’s most recognized product, has proven to be an ideal fit for hundreds of buyers desiring a lower-maintenance lifestyle, from the currently selling neighborhood of Lanterns at Rock Creek in the beloved Rock Creek Neighborhood of Superior to the upcoming Boulder Creek neighborhood at West Edge at Colliers Hill. These ranch-style homes offer plenty of storage while preserving a comfortable footprint, ideal for the retiree, semi-retired, and parents hoping to downsize once their children have grown. Some of the easyHouse floorplans feature an optional entertainer’s kitchen and optional finished lower level, and simple lines throughout the homes are a solid backdrop for homeowner personalization. The open-concept spaces are light and airy, and covered patios and porches encourage outdoor dining, early morning coffee with the sun, and gardening.
Strategically speaking, easyHouse doorways are purposefully wide to maximize accessibility, and many of these homes offer zero-step thresholds. Main floor living saves time and energy, bathrooms and closets are spacious to allow ease of movement, and electrical outlets are typically raised to reduce bending over. The lifestyle association, Boulder Creek Neighborhoods take on the homeowner association, oversees a variety of exterior home chores, freeing homeowners to spend their days doing what they love.
wee-Cottages®: ‘Right sized’ detached single-family homes
Boulder Creek Neighborhoods’ wee-Cottages have been a hit with buyers since the first wee-Cottage neighborhood was introduced. “These homes are for those motivated to purchase a single-family, detached home – first-time buyers, young professionals, retirees, and young families,” Champlin said. The lower price point, cozy sizing, and lower-maintenance conveniences are designed to “inspire the homeowner to live the life they always intended but never had time for,” she noted.
Boulder Creek sales manager Micah Davidson said wee-Cottages rate among Boulder Creek’s all-time popular floorplans. He recalled, “I had realtors who would call every week to learn when the next wee-Cottage (at the Boulder Creek Neighborhood of Denio West in Longmont) would be released. People love the smaller, easier-to-take-care-of home.”
Davidson added that the wee-Cottages uniquely address Boulder County’s lack of affordable homes. “We want to be a part of this solution,” he said. “We do not want people’s only option for a small ranch to be a 50-plus-year-old home that needs a ton of work, whether that is a remodel or tons of landscaping work. We want people to be able to buy a high-quality, very energy-efficient home without having to worry about an endless supply of projects around the home. Just move in and relax.”
Limited Edition Homes: Well-crafted homes for the lifestyle builder of all ages
“Just move in and relax” is, similarly, the mantra for Boulder Creek Neighborhoods’ newest and most far-reaching projects to date: the Limited-Edition Homes. Nestled in neighborhoods as diverse as the people they aim to satisfy, the new Limited-Edition Homes will be introduced in 2022.
‘Lifefullness®’ to the max
“Wherever we build, we are helping buyers who want a lower-maintenance lifestyle to take advantage of their home to live the way they want, whether that is a weekend in the mountains without worrying about who is mowing the lawn or afternoons with grandchildren. This is what we call ‘lifefullness,’” Champlin said. ‘Lifefullness,’ the mission behind Boulder Creek Neighborhoods and a word they coined to capture it, is living joyfully in pursuit of one’s passions – backed by a home that makes free time feasible and fun.
To enhance ‘lifefulness,’ each home by Boulder Creek Neighborhoods is supported by an impressive warranty and crafted with utmost care for peace of mind. After all, Boulder Creek believes that homes built to last are, by definition, lower-maintenance homes. Likewise, efficiency is always valued at Boulder Creek, where materials far beyond standard are frequently utilized, and many homes offer Energy Star-rated appliances.
‘Lifefullness’ also includes flexibility when it comes to a home’s finishes. Most Boulder Creek buyers consult Boulder Creek’s design partner, Saddleback Design of Denver, to transform “Boulder Creek houses into well-loved, peaceful homes,” said Saddleback Design Manager Lesley Hodges. She explained, “Homebuyers work with a Saddleback Design expert to create a functional space that reflects the buyer’s lifestyle and can become their sanctuary.”
Whatever your needs, Boulder Creek Neighborhoods has a home to take your lifestyle to the next level. For ranch-style patio homes, easyHouse options are available for a limited time at Lanterns at Rock Creek in Superior and Riverdale Ranch in Thornton. West Edge at Colliers Hill in Erie will offer easyHouse options in early 2022. For those interested in a wee-Cottage, new cottages will be available at West End in Central Park in Denver and Rogers Farm in Superior in early 2022. Finally, stay tuned for exciting announcements about Limited Editions Homes from Boulder Creek Neighborhoods throughout next year.
To learn more or to sign up for an informational meeting about Boulder Creek Neighborhood’s lifestyle-celebrating homes, visit livebouldercreek.com.