Patio Homes Draw Buyers to Steel Ranch in Louisville

Posted October 21, 2011

Patio Homes Draw Buyers to Steel Ranch in Louisville

By Judy Finman for At Home
Article courtesy of Boulder Daily Camera — At Home

Nancy Patch was doing what she loves — riding her bicycle in Louisville — when she discovered the single-family patio homes designed and built by Boulder Creek Builders at the new Steel Ranch community. “I had no intention of moving at that time. I was planning to wait until my youngest son graduates from high school, and then right-size,” she says. “But I was so impressed with their floor plans — as an interior designer I am very familiar with floor plans.”

An advocate of the “not-so-big-house” philosophy, she related to the builder’s use of “well thought-out spaces that are functional — the opposite of McMansions. I liked that it was aesthetically pleasing, with taller ceilings and how the spaces worked together.”

Before committing to a move, Patch had to sell the Louisville house she was living in. She staged it and worked with a Realtor® to price it right. “I had a contract in less than two weeks. The success of my being able to move on this house at Steel Ranch was my Realtor pricing my home right. [You have to be] realistic and willing to stage your home, and put a little money into fixing it up.”

Patch loves the Louisville area. “It’s so well located to get on the highway to Denver, to the airport, to Boulder. I’m a biker, and there’s great riding here.

“The people at Boulder Creek Builders have been so great. You feel you really matter to them, that they genuinely care about getting you a home that works for you. As a buyer, you get a lot of flexibility in choosing your finishes.”

She chose the Harmony floor plan for her home. “I love it because the common areas — the kitchen and living room — look out on to the park. It’s a good value, especially because of its phenomenal location.” 

Low-maintenance lifestyle 

Another reason Patch was motivated to buy a patio home at Steel Ranch was that the house requires so little maintenance. “I can do something with my Saturdays other than take care of the yard,” she says. Sales Manager Bill Besher agrees. “Our homes allow people to live the Colorado lifestyle that everyone wants — with lock-and-leave convenience, and a low-maintenance lifestyle with no more  weekends mowing the lawn or shoveling snow. All our homes at Steel Ranch are single-family patio homes — everything people need day to day is on one floor, with a finished lower level for company or entertainment.

There’s a shortage of these lifestyle homes in Louisville. “We will have only 68 patio homes at Steel Ranch, and, without doing any marketing, we have hundreds of people with very strong interest. We have written several pre-sales contracts for people who asked early about Steel Ranch, some a year ago.”

The patio homes are priced in the high $300,000s to low $400,000s. 

Functionality plus style 

Boulder Creek Builders has pulled out all the stops at Steel Ranch. Big-ticket items that would ordinarily be considered upgrades are included, like air conditioning, tankless water heater, maple kitchen cabinets, and granite slab or Caesarstone® kitchen countertops.

Six floor plans are offered, with a choice among four architectural designs and nine color schemes. This makes each home unique and promises a visually diverse streetscape. All the homes are built to be highly efficient, based on Energy Star and green building technologies.

With third-party Energy Star inspections, 2 x 6 exterior wall construction, R-23- wall and R-49 ceiling insulation with advanced insulation techniques, lower-energy-usage furnace, tankless water heater, low-E Argon-gas-filled windows, 50-year roof shingles and more, these homes are built for energy efficiency, durability and comfort. 

Steel Ranch is located on the west side of Highway 42 at Paschal Drive in Louisville. Stop by Boulder Creek on November 5th to tour the brand-new model home. For more information call the sales office at 303.745.1091 or visit 

You’re Invited!  Boulder Creek Life and Home invites the public to its Grand Opening and Open House at Steel Ranch in Louisville on Saturday, November 5. Tour the neighborhood and new model home. Boulder Creek will make a contribution to the Louisville Senior Foundation for every person who attends.