To gaze out your window at sunrise onto the gorgeous waterfront of Autrey Reservoir while the Flatirons wake up in the distance … just imagining it brings a certain peace. And living it? That will be reality for 94 homeowners when the luxury townhomes of Montmere at Autrey Shores are fully built and bought. Builder Koelbel and Company is beyond thankful that this incredible property was spared by the recent wildfire.

At a Glance
Montmere at Autrey Shores in Superior has something to offer everyone. The postcard-like setting hints at the vast 596 acres of greenspace and 27 miles of hiking trails waiting to be explored right off the property. Just a short walk from shopping, dining, and entertainment at Flatiron Crossing and with close proximity to major employment centers like Interlocken, Louisville Tech Center, and Westminster, Montmere at Autrey Shores connects you to the best of Colorado.

Montmere offers a “lock and leave, low maintenance lifestyle,” says Dana Keller, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Koelbel. The potential residents are a diverse bunch that could be “young busy professionals working in Interlocken, Boulder or Denver, empty nesters downsizing from surrounding areas, grandbaby chasers relocating to be close to adult children living in the area, divorced singles in transition, and buyers with a second home elsewhere who only spend a portion of the year in Boulder County.”

Frankly, many people too busy to take care of a yard, who travel a lot, and who love outdoor recreation will be clamoring for an Autrey Shores address.

Flex space is paramount in each of Montmere’s seven floor plans, which range from approximately 1,600 to 2,700 square feet, 2 to 3 bedrooms and 2 ½ to 3 ½ baths. Koelbel designed these homes to work for diverse sets of buyers by including flex spaces that can serve as additional bed/bath, an office, an art studio, or a second hang-out space. Luxury finishes include a rooftop deck (a kitchen on the deck is offered), quartz countertops, hardwood flooring throughout the living level, floor to ceiling tile on the fireplace and a wide selection of plumbing fixtures and lighting. Koelbel doesn’t limit buyers to a few predetermined palettes. Buyers can personalize their homes with the expert guidance of Koelbel’s Design Center, Guys Flooring; and the company’s low volt and lighting vendors and custom closet organizers. Montmere homes are designed by Neo Studio, which is renowned for superb architectural detail and a timeless appeal.

Finding a luxury townhome — or any newly built home for less than $1 million — in Boulder is a fool’s errand in this area’s robust real estate market. Montmere has several floor plans for under $1 million, and these brand new homes are built to the new building code. I’ll go out on a limb and say you won’t find such pricing for a luxury townhome anywhere else in the county.

Good neighbor
In the aftermath of the Marshall fire, Koelbel is in conversations with all involved about potentially serving as one of the builders to rebuild an area. The company has made multiple financial contributions to the victims funds, has sponsored a food truck, and will continue to sponsor future events and needs. “We have built multiple rental communities — several in the area or nearby areas — and we’ve connected the mayors of Superior and Louisville with our property managers to determine if our rental homes can work for temporary housing for the victims,” Keller says.

As locations in Boulder County go, Montmere at Autrey Shores is peerless. Its beautiful setting on the reservoir affords many of the homes waterfront and mountain views. It is walkable to shops, restaurants and even a movie theater at Flatiron Crossing. Step out your door and you’ll hop on extensive trails or just make a short drive to the Flatirons and other spectacular Boulder area outdoor recreation.

Despite the destruction in Superior from the wildfire, interest in living in this peaceful corner of this wonderful small city is through the roof. Some are considering Montmere as an interim home while rebuilding. They’re looking at the future market as the home will then serve as an investment rental property or be sold in a couple of years. And the flow of professionals desiring to put roots down in Boulder County hasn’t slowed. All that is to say that today is the right day to get in touch with Montmere if you’re interested.

> Koelbel and Company is celebrating its 70th year of developing communities and building homes across the Front Range and in the mountains of Colorado. Montmere at Autrey Shores highlights the best the company has to offer in luxury townhomes. To schedule a tour, call Rob Hunsley at 303.300.8845, or for more information and photos, go online to

By Darren Thornberry. Photos: Koelbel