Lanterns at Rock Creek presents ranch-style paired patio homes designed around the convenience of main-floor living. (Photo: Boulder Creek Neighborhoods).

Boulder Creek Neighborhoods’ latest community, Lanterns at Rock Creek, is not only one of a few new builds in Superior, but it is also one of just a handful of low-maintenance communities in northern Colorado. Tucked in the much-celebrated enclave of Rock Creek, the ranch-style homes at Lanterns are now pre-selling by appointment only. The local, award-winning home builder is adding Lanterns at Rock Creek to its home offerings in Superior. (Boulder Creek is known for its Villas patio homes at Calmante (only six remain) and has recently launched a new series of single-family homes featuring two to four car garages at Rogers Farm in Original Town Superior.)

Inspired by the best-selling designs of Boulder Creek’s Steel Ranch neighborhood in Louisville, Lanterns at Rock Creek will count 62 homes at completion. The floorplan series showcases ranch-style paired patio homes with two to four bedrooms and a laundry room on the main floor. Additionally, the homes boast a lower level ideal for storage or a great living space for guests if the optional finish is chosen.

“Rock Creekers coming from large family homes purchased 20-plus years ago are looking to stay in the area,” explained Community Sales Manager Donna Lu Gamberg. “They find the smaller floor plans and low-maintenance conveniences from Boulder Creek just what they’re looking for as they seek to ‘right size’ and move into a low-maintenance, ranch-style home in the community they know and love,” she said.

“While Superior is perennially ranked among the best places to live in the United States, there is surprisingly very little building going on here,” Gamberg said. “Lanterns at Rock Creek is filling a niche for people who want to live in Superior, and Rock Creek in particular. They desire a low-maintenance lifestyle that allows them to pursue their passions.”

Low-maintenance means more time for hobbies, travel
Indeed, all of Boulder Creek Neighborhoods’ low-maintenance communities enable homeowners to forego many wearisome outdoor chores in favor of hobbies, travel adventures and valuable time with friends and family. Likewise, ease of living is the goal at Lanterns at Rock Creek, not only in homes, but in the low-maintenance lifestyle as well. The neighborhood is overseen by a professional management company – meaning that a host of outdoor maintenance chores are managed on behalf of the homeowner.

“We call it “Lifefullness®,” says Gamberg, speaking of the term that Boulder Creek has coined for the Builder’s signature style of low-maintenance living. “It really means you’ll get your time back to do the things you love,” continues Gamberg. Indeed, the professional management company coordinates many maintenance tasks – things like shoveling snow (after a defined accumulation) and mowing lawns.

“This type of community management is rare in Colorado, and is such a benefit to the homeowner,” says Gamberg. When asked to elaborate, Gamberg mentions not only the newfound free time, but also the consistency maintenance services bestow upon the community. There’s little worry that the neighbors will let the grass get too long, or won’t water enough to keep it healthy, according to Gamberg. “When the professional management company oversees these items, the entire neighborhood benefits.”

At around 1700 square feet on the main floor, Lanterns homes include a two-car garage, a front patio for socializing with neighbors and a generous back patio for soaking in the Colorado outdoors. (Photo: Boulder Creek Neighborhoods).

‘Right sized’ homes with a main-floor focus

Boulder Creek is known for designing homes focused on main-floor living, and the homes at Lanterns at Rock Creek are no different. The paired patio homes to be built here have been recent best sellers in Longmont and Louisville.

In contrast to the larger Villas patio homes the Builder offers in Calmante, the patio homes at Lanterns start at a more petite 1,650 square feet, and can be optioned up to a robust 3,300 square feet when adding a finished lower level. Lanterns floor plans feature a two-car garage, a front raised pergola for socializing with neighbors, and a generous back patio. “It’s Colorado,” says Gamberg, “and we understand how important the outdoors is to people that live here.”

Inside, flowing kitchens are the hub for gatherings and lead to cozy great rooms and patios. The key feature in the Lanterns homes is the focus on main floor living. Homes offer a variety of layouts, all with main floor masters and additional secondary bedrooms, studies or flex spaces on the main floor. Even the laundry room is located on the main floor. Gamberg laughs, “People tell me all the time how excited they are to give up lugging laundry up and down the stairs.” The Equinox floor plan offers an optional “lux kitchen layout” with both a walk-in and butler pantry option.

Boulder Creek has long understood that downsizing does not mean downgrading, and takes extensive measures to allow buyers the opportunity to personalize their new home. Homebuyers are paired with an expert from Saddleback Design in Denver to select flooring, countertops, accents and tile and other design options. Gamberg said, “As with any Boulder Creek home, the personalization opportunities are almost endless.”

Boulder Creek’s prized flexibility also extends to the basement. Gamberg said, “Some folks will only want to have the main floor space, which has everything you need for daily living — kitchen, dining and great room, garage, laundry, mudroom and, of course, bedrooms, and these folks will use the lower level for storage.” For others, finishing out the lower level is a dream come true, providing additional space that features a recreation room, bathroom and bedroom and even an optional fourth bedroom. “This finished option is great for grandparents, movie aficionados and those who love to host overnight guests,” Gamberg says.

Fusing sublime craftsmanship with a commitment to low-maintenance living long before the foundation is poured, Boulder Creek homes are “built from the outset to be low-maintenance,” which is reflected in the durability of the materials utilized and benefits the buyer’s wallet as well as the environment, Gamberg said. “Some green building features include advanced insulation packages, insulated headers above windows and doors, and low-e windows with argon gas and
foam seals.”

Superior charm
Lanterns at Rock Creek is nestled among Rock Creek golf courses, a myriad of parks and captivating walking and biking paths and between neighborhoods to the south and open space to the north,” Gamberg said. The town of Superior is a hidden gem on the Front Range, showcasing an unrivaled location that combines a small-town feel with the convenience and amenities of Boulder and Denver. Nearby are Flatirons Crossing shopping mall, art galleries and top-rated restaurants and breweries. Superior’s master-planned, revitalized downtown is delightfully walkable and proximate to unique shopping experiences and medical facilities. Superior, finally, is dedicated to nurturing community life with frequent festivals and events, from the annual Superior Morgul Bike Race to the Fourth of July Parade and Pancake Festival to Chili Fest and Skate with Santa.

“Lanterns at Rock Creek is truly a great, limited opportunity for people looking to ‘right size’ into a low-maintenance, well-built home in a treasured neighborhood,” Gamberg said. Rock Creek’s ranch-style paired patio homes start in the mid $600s. Models will be under construction soon, and limited pre-sales opportunities are available now. To embrace low-maintenance convenience in a fabulous location, visit or call Boulder Creek’s online concierge at 303.309.0088.