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Posted May 5, 2011

Enjoy Ranch-Style Living at Creekside

Homebuyers have a rare opportunity to build a new ranch-style home in a well-established, upscale South Longmont community. The home sites are being developed by Boulder Creek Life and Home®, known for high-quality construction and commitment to green building. Boulder Creek initially offered six choice home sites in the Village at Creekside neighborhood. Three of the home sites border picturesque Left Hand Creek.

Boulder Creek offers ranch-style homes that highlight main-floor living. The master suite, laundry, study and a spacious light-filled Great Room, are all conveniently located on the main level. Those looking for additional entertainment space will find a finished lower level complete with a large open recreational room and additional bedrooms for crafts, grandchildren or guests.

Location, location, location

“Village at Creekside is a well-located little community,” notes David Sinkey, a principal of Boulder Creek. “This is a limited opportunity for people to acquire our sites. Since initially offering these home sites, we have sold three and we’re talking with many other interested parties who want to stay in this great community. They’re excited about a new ranch-style home that is designed around the way they live.”

The six sites are nestled in a circling drive, in the heart of the neighborhood. They connect to the extensive Longmont trail system. Residents in the Village at Creekside experience a quiet neighborhood setting, while enjoying close proximity to local shopping and quick access to Boulder and major transit thoroughfares.

“One of the advantages of buying here is that you invest in a brand-new, well-built, green home in an established community that’s well respected,” says Paul Gortzig, sales and marketing manager. “The location is very convenient in south-central Longmont, near restaurants and Main Street, and minutes from Twin Peaks Mall.”

Moving to Creekside

Tom and Vicki Glassburn are happy to be moving to Creekside from the town of Monument. They will be closing on their new home on June 17. “We’re tired of nine months of snow,” Vicki says.

They looked for a new home for six to eight months in Denver and Longmont, and then heard about Boulder Creek and the choice home sites at Creekside. “Creekside is a really attractive neighborhood, nice and quiet. We liked the Craftsman-style architecture, and they had available lots for the house plan we liked.” The Glassburns knew what they wanted. “We were looking for main-floor living. We wanted to downsize and upscale. We wanted two bedrooms on the main floor; my 87-year-old father is moving in with us. And we liked the fact they are a green builder; we are impressed with their building and the attention to details and design. We’ve been so pleased. Everything is so solid and well constructed. No leaks, no air blowing through.” Tom Glassburn is impressed with the plumbing, too, and a large water manifold system with easy access to an individual water shutoff for each room.

Gortzig comments, “What has been satisfying for us at Boulder Creek is that we get to sit down with homebuyers like the Glassburns, listen to their wish list and their needs, and deliver on each and every request with our diverse floor plans. We’re excited that our homebuyers are able to achieve their goals.”

“We’ve had four houses, and now we’re getting everything we want,” says Vicki Glassburn.  “We’re trying to build a house for our future — for example, with wider doorways in case we ever use a wheelchair.”

The couple likes downtown Longmont. “It’s a charming and cute town. There’s everything you could possibly need nearby. In Monument we are not near anything. We’d like to drive less.”

They are pleased with the proximity to outdoor recreation. “There’s a nice walking path nearby, and we’re getting new bikes. Rocky Mountain National Park is nearby, and we like to hike.”

Easy ranch-style living

Buyers choose from three floor plans. With all of them, you step inside to open Great Room living, with vaulted ceilings, a dream kitchen, a well-appointed master suite with five-piece bath and walk-in closet, convenient laundry room, and decks with outdoor living space. Also on the main floor is an office/study that can be used as a bedroom.

The lower level combines two bedrooms, a recreation room and bath. This nicely separates living space and entertaining. With room to invite the entire family, there’s still a sense of intimate space; you can live on the first floor and reserve the lower level for company and entertainment.

Prices start from the mid-$300,000s. Early buyers get to choose their floor plan and designer finishes to personalize their home. From Modern Contemporary to Country Craftsman, Boulder Creek’s professional design studio helps buyers select colors and materials to create their ideal space.

“Boulder Creek builds lifestyle communities, and we found a need in this community for ranch-style living,” says Gortzig. “We offer homebuyers a rare opportunity: though we have only six home sites in the community, we offer spacious ranch plans with the finished lower level, plus plenty of green features. Visitors to our homes like the Great Room and open floor plan. You don’t have to settle on a used home to live in a mature neighborhood. At Creekside, you have the rare opportunity to buy a new home in an existing, well-presented community.”

Quality-built, green, efficient


In Boulder Creek’s numerous Boulder County communities, home owners receive a higher standard of building: 2×6 wall construction to allow higher insulation levels; advanced framing techniques to produce sturdier buildings with less outside air penetration; concrete-based siding to create a durable exterior and provide a quieter interior; and new Energy Star Rated furnaces, waterheaters and appliances to help the home run most efficiently. These efforts are designed to produce a more comfortable interior living environment with better air quality, and to save on utility bills.

Boulder Creek Life and Home

Boulder Creek has pioneered in residential development that meets the demands and needs of the ”˜active lifestyle’ homeowner — including professionals, empty nesters, semi-retired and post-children “Baby Boomers.” It designs and builds low-maintenance, single-family and multi-family residences to accommodate people’s desire for active, easy lives.

Learn more

For more information about this exciting opportunity or to schedule a tour of the three remaining home sites, contact Paul Gortzig at 303.309.0088, or [email protected] Visit find out more about Boulder Creek’s  exciting new communities, visit

Article courtesy of Boulder Daily Camera — At Home