Kingsbridge Community Comes Alive with First Homeowners

Posted April 26, 2010

When Boulder Creek Life and Home brought its high-value homes and low-maintenance lifestyle to Kingsbridge in Longmont, this was a community waiting to happen. Now, after considerable planning and effort, the first townhomes are complete and new homeowners are eager to move in.

Kingsbridge’s first homeowners, Michael and Toni Monticello, are just days away from moving into their new home. “We had been watching this location for a while, and in December we saw the Kingsbridge sign,” Michael Monticello says. “We’ve looked all over at townhomes, but for the money, the value and the floor plan, we fell in love with Kingsbridge.”

But there was just one catch: the Monticellos had to sell their current single-family home first. Working with Charles Souza, broker/owner of Metro Brokers — Team Lassen in Broomfield, the home was under contract in just eight days. “We emphasize three factors when selling in today’s market,” Souza explains. “Price correctly, market aggressively and stage the home to accomplish the ”˜wow’ effect. You hear stories about how the market is a scary proposition. You just need to be smart about how to make the transition work for you. Analyzing one’s specific situation is the key to success.”

Souza says that the opportunities for buyers right now are tremendous. “With the current low interest rates and attractive pricing, your buying power is much greater than it will be in a few years or beyond.”
The Monticellos, who are downsizing from a single-family home, chose The Milan floor plan, a two-bedroom-plus-loft or three-bedroom design that includes a main floor laundry, optional family room with fireplace, center kitchen island and generous storage room.

Besides the home’s features, the Built-Green construction was an important factor in the Monticellos’ decision. Their home is framed with 2×6 lumber (instead of the standard 2×4) and equipped with low-e windows, composite sidings and decks, Energy Star® appliances, and a centrally located, high-efficiency furnace and water heater. An air-sealed building envelope helps to ensure maximum insulation value — and keep utilities bills low. “When I saw the home and how it was built, I thought, ”˜this thing’s built like a fortress,’” Michael says.

Homeowners enjoy a year-round, “lock and leave” lifestyle, with all exterior maintenance and services taken care of by the HOA. “Having all the snow removal, maintenance and lawn care taken care of, that’s definitely the way to go,” says Monticello.

The Monticellos report that working with Boulder Creek Life and Home made the home buying experience a pleasure. “It was great,” Michael says. “They were extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and they weren’t pushy. They showed us the home, and the product sold itself. We got to pick out all the finishes and trim, working with the design center, and there was a good range of choices. We’re very excited about moving into our new home.”
Located in Longmont’s Renaissance neighborhood, Kingsbridge will include 134 residences at build-out. Four floor plans offer two or three bedrooms with 1,400 to nearly 1,800 finished square feet. Each residence also includes a private two-car attached garage. Unlike condominiums, residents own both the townhome and the land it sits on.

“Our location in southwest Longmont is ideal for people working in Boulder, at IBM or other tech jobs along the Diagonal Highway corridor,” says Brent Patterson, sales manager for Kingsbridge. “And it’s just minutes from retail centers and community amenities.”

Visit the models at Kingsbridge

Kingsbridge is located in West Longmont just off Airport Road in Boulder County. Three models are now open for your visit.

From Boulder: Head Northeast on CO-119 (Diagonal Highway). Turn left (North) on Airport Road. After 1 Mile turn Left (West) onto Venice Lane. Look for the blue flags. The 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.

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.

The Sales office is open Monday from noon to 6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment. For more information, call 303.502.5338.

Article courtesy of Daily Camera – At Home Section.