Homebuyers choose value and lifestyle at Kingsbridge Townhomes in Longmont - Daily Camera - At Home Section, May 12, 2012

Posted May 11, 2012 In The News

By Judy Finman, At Home Colorado

Your free time is precious and you want to make the most of it.  If you live at Kingsbridge Townhomes in Longmont, you can ride your bicycle, climb a mountain or just relax, without the hassle of yard maintenance or outdoor upkeep. These new high-quality, energy-efficient, right-sized townhomes are built by Boulder Creek Life and Home, pioneers in residential development for the “active lifestyle” homeowner.

This well respected local builder has delighted Boulder County homeowners with quality-built, low-maintenance homes to accommodate people’s desire for active, easy lives.

Kingsbridge is set in a quiet area of west Longmont, within a mile of shopping and restaurants, with amazing recreational opportunities nearby— trails, hiking, skiing and tourist activities.

Two new Kingsbridge homeowners

A few weeks ago Nick Cunningham moved from a condo in north Longmont into his new Kingsbridge townhome. “I wanted to upgrade and also find a convenient location,” he says. An engineer, he works in the south end of Longmont, so the Kingsbridge location suits him well.

Cunningham was attracted to Kingsbridge by the home itself, a Florence model. “I liked the exterior design, layout and landscaping; on the interior, the floor plan, the attached two-car garage—usually, at this price, you would get a one-car detached garage. You go up the stairs into the house, and there are lots of windows, and sunlight going through the whole place. I really liked the ergonomics of the kitchen—the bar coming out separating the kitchen and dining room; it lends itself to conversation and socializing.” The Florence floor plan offers two bedrooms, each with its own attached bathroom. He is using one of the bedrooms as an office.

“The house is worth the price. It offered a lot of value. I found some other interesting places, but for the value, this was at the top of the list.”

He is enjoying life in his new neighborhood. “When I moved in, the people two doors down came over and introduced themselves. I met the people next door when they were moving in.” He especially likes the “little decks, or porches, off the living room. They give you some privacy, but they’re not so secluded you can’t wave to your neighbor going by.”

On his very first night, he was pleased to get a good night’s sleep. “It’s very quiet here.” Another plus: “The houses are built green. I hadn’t thought much about it, and then during the walkthrough the builder described everything—like the furnace and water heater. It’s a very efficient house. It’s the nice icing on the cake.”

Another new homeowner, Eriko Musselman, will be moving from Loveland into her Kingsbridge townhome later this month. “I work in Boulder, which is way too expensive. I really like the area where Kingsbridge is.” She has a new puppy, named Cooper. They scouted the neighborhood and were pleased to see the walking trails. “I needed to find a place that’s dog-friendly, that has a garage and storage space. Storage is hard to find with a townhome.” She, too, chose the Florence model. “I love the floor plan: It’s an open floor plan, with just a step down to the living room, and with two master bedrooms. It was affordable. Plus, the one I chose had all the upgrades.”

“One of the reasons I like this builder is because of the energy efficiency and the way the house is built. This is a good buy for the money— a brand-new place with everything they had to offer. Everyone wants to have a brand-new home. Price-wise it was a good buy.”

Built for the way you live

With four floor plans to choose from, the townhomes range in size from 1,400 to 1,793 square feet, each with three bathrooms and either two or three bedrooms, and a private attached two-car garage. The architecture is stylish and imposing, with attractive stonework and columns, and a courtyard concept. Among the many included features are maintained landscaping throughout the community, 8-foot to 11-foot ceilings on the main floor, birch hardwood cabinets, low-VOC paints and carpeting for healthier indoor air, and Rinnai whole-house tankless water heaters for added energy savings.

“We are selling really well,” says Karen Sanders of the sales team. “Despite the current market, we are selling three homes a month. In Boulder County we are still in first place in townhome building permits and sales.” The buyers are a mix of baby boomers, empty nesters, people who want a right-sized, low-maintenance, lock-and-leave home so they can pursue their interests, grandparents moving here to be near grandchildren, families including children, and single professionals. The low maintenance and lock-and-leave lifestyle give them time to pursue their activities. The central location affords easy access to Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins and I-25. Quality-built, green and efficient

Kingsbridge townhomes are constructed to Built Green standards and qualify as Energy Star homes. Each home boasts dozens of green features, such as an Advanced Insulation Package that goes beyond the building code to provide a more comfortable home and results in lower energy costs; and certified composite wood trim and decking materials to reduce the use of natural materials. Homeowners never cringe when their Excel bill arrives. In fact, they look forward to seeing how much they saved on energy costs.

Visit Kingsbridge Townhomes

Learn more about Kingsbridge Townhomes at www.LiveBoulderCreek.com/Kingsbridge. Kingsbridge is located at 1656 Venice Lane in West Longmont just off Airport Road in Boulder County. The sales office is open Tuesday though Saturday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Monday 1-6 p.m. For more information, call 303.502.5338.From Boulder: Head northeast on CO-119 (Diagonal Highway) for 8.7 miles. Turn left (north) on Airport Road. After 1 mile turn left (west) onto Venice Lane. Look for the blue flags. The Information & Sales Center is on the north side of Venice Lane.

From Longmont: Head southwest on CO-119 (Diagonal Highway). Turn right (north) on Airport Road. After 1 mile turn left (west) onto Venice Lane. Look for the blue flags. The Information & Sales Center is on the north side of Venice Lane.

From Denver: Head north on I-25 to exit 240. Turn left (west) on CO-119. Head west through Longmont for 10 miles. Turn right (north) on Airport Road. After 1 mile turn left (west) onto Venice Lane. Look for the blue flags. The Information & Sales Center is on the north side of Venice Lane.