High-End Design, Lower-Maintenance Living
The Villas at Calmante by Boulder Creek Neighborhoods, showcases some of the most popular home design trends, from wall tiles to fireplace stone and beyond.
By Sarah Huber
What happens when a leading Colorado builder partners with a top interior design firm? While some in-home construction value function above form, Boulder Creek Neighborhoods celebrates both, weaving lower-maintenance convenience with winsome style, main-floor living with clean lines, and a commitment to easy living with thoughtfully designed floor plans.
Known for its award-winning homes and communities throughout Colorado, Boulder Creek partners with well-known local interior design specialist Saddleback Design to put the finishing touches on their homes – important touches like flooring, counters, and tile work.
Such is the case in the popular Superior neighborhood, The Villas at Calmante. This exclusive neighborhood of just low maintenance ranch-style homes showcases some of the most popular home design trends, from wall tiles to fireplace stone and beyond.
Exquisite Design at the Villas at Calmante
Saddleback Design Manager Lesley Hodges said Saddleback designers transform well-designed, well-built “Boulder Creek houses into well-loved, peaceful homes.” She explained, “Calmante home buyers work with a Saddleback Design expertly to create a functional space that reflects the buyers’ lifestyle and can become their sanctuary.” This empowers home buyers to create a haven they love with support from Boulder Creek Neighborhoods and Saddleback Design.
Saddleback Design, based in a 38,000-square-foot showroom housing thousands of design options, experts guide homebuyers through the design experience – what Boulder Creek calls ‘the fun part’. “Calmante homes tap into current and traditional design trends with simple, streamlined accents and smart, elegant surfaces,” says Hodges.
“In the kitchen and bath, Calmante homeowners play with hued glass and tiles in vivid colors,” she says. “Buyers have moved away from more ornate designs,” such as the dotted backsplashes laid diagonally in the 1980s. Popular countertops are granite, quartz, and natural stone.
Nowhere is this more evident than at the model home in the neighborhood. Located at 2741 Calmante Ave. in Superior, the model is full of interior design eye-candy… including travertine floors, stacked stone wall details, granite waterfall countertops, and luxe wall tiles in metallics, glass, marble, mirror, and mosaic.
“When you walk into a house we helped design, we can immediately tell whose home it is. We love bringing that level of personalization to the home – making it so you can feel the personality of the owners shine through with the finishes they’ve selected,” Hodges said.
Lower-Maintenance and Location Equals Ease of Living
Chris Mason, community manager at the Villas at Calmante, noted that many buyers are drawn to Calmante’s main floor, accessible living, and perhaps most crucially, low-maintenance lifestyle.
Main-floor living means the master suite with walk-in closets and a spacious bath is near the laundry room, and the open-concept kitchen, dining, and living area are all on the same level. A finished basement features a spacious rec room for a home theater, extra bedrooms for guests, and ample storage space.
Calmante “backs up to thousands of acres of Boulder County open space, and the topography of the site is such that neither side of the street looks directly at the front of another house,” explained Mason. “Each home has some nice elevation of its own.”
Ease of living is the goal at The Villas at Calmante, where the “intelligently designed neighborhood is created with a neighborhood lifestyle association or HOA,” he said. Calmante homeowners are liberated from snow shoveling, raking, weeding, and exterior painting, among other household chores.
“There are a broad variety of people who live here, of course,” Mason said, “but we definitely have an interesting community of professionals, artists, and athletes. One neighbor is up early each day walking the trails in the open space across the street. Others are out cycling, hiking, and skiing. People are walking with their pets and chatting.” Many homeowners volunteer in the community and are involved in the book and social clubs, lecture circuits, and crafting bees.
Mason continued, “from the home design to the layout of the neighborhood, Calmante gives buyers something unusual in the market” – a lower-maintenance home offering main-floor living at 3,000 to 3,700 square feet in a tight-knit community.
Calmante homeowners also adore Calmante’s brilliant location and Superior’s downtown revitalization, Mason said. Denver and the Denver International Airport are about 30 minutes away, and while there’s no shortage of things to do, there is a shortage of available homes at The Villas.