Ease of living is the goal at Lanterns at Rock Creek. (Photo: Boulder Creek Neighborhoods).

Ease of living is the goal at Lanterns at Rock Creek. (Photo: Boulder Creek Neighborhoods).

New Superior community delivers main floor master and two-story floor plans in low-maintenance style.

Adam and Kimberly Fels were first in line when Rogers Farm opened for sale, and their new home will be completed this spring. (Photo: Timothy Seibert).

Adam and Kimberly Fels were first in line when Rogers Farm opened for sale, and their new home will be completed this spring. (Photo: Timothy Seibert).

Adam and Kimberly Fels were first in line when Rogers Farm opened for sale. Their new home, built by local, award-winning home builder Boulder Creek Neighborhoods, is planned to be completed this spring. Adam, a retired Boulder Valley School District principal, said, “For Boulder Creek, the little things are big things – which I appreciate because I think that way. Boulder Creek puts more into their homes than they need to, and it’s obvious these homes are super high quality.” Kimberly, a Realtor with RE/MAX for 19 years, echoed her husband: “We’ve been watching the build, and all their methods are very high quality.”

Rogers Farm is a unique neighborhood of new, single-family homes in Superior. Located in “Original Town,” the home sites at Rogers Farm were platted at Superior’s founding but remained untouched until Boulder Creek unveiled a plan for a community that cultivates a balance between new homes and the natural splendor of the location. Today, Superior is known as a “Best Place to Live”, ranked fourth in Colorado in 2018 by Niche.com. Located directly across from the newly developed Superior Town Center, Rogers Farm offers almost too-good-to-be-true conveniences – access to shops, restaurants, hotels, and US-36 for easy commutes into Boulder and Denver.

“We noticed that Superior was the next ‘hot’ market several years ago and started looking into the area,” Adam recalled. “When we saw the gorgeous old farm area, we loved it. The walkability to coffee – something we don’t have in the mountains – and the beautiful trail and open space system helped.” Adam and Kimberly are avid runners and bikers, yet “it’s not as easy on the body anymore to mountain bike single track through the mountains,” Kimberly said. Just steps from the Fels’ new home is access to 20 plus miles of trails – perfect for hiking and biking.

Boulder Creek Neighborhoods’ outstanding craftsmanship was not the only selling point for the Fels. “I appreciate the open-concept floor plan,” Kimberly said of their chosen home design. The Fels decided to move a few months ago “to change things up”. Adam added, “After our daughter graduated from college, we decided now was our time to reinvent ourselves. Although we adore our current house on Sugarloaf Mountain, we realized we could still enjoy outdoor living in a low-maintenance home by Boulder Creek Neighborhoods on the rolling meadows of Rogers Farm in Superior.”

She continued, “We love to entertain, and we’re looking forward to hosting in our new home. “The front porches and back patios are not simply to take your boots off. You could fit a couch – open it up for summer movies or watching football in the fall.” The sliding glass doors to the patio were designed to “extend the kitchen and dining area,” Kimberly said. “We’ve always valued outdoor living,” she said. “We couldn’t move here without that.”

Adam and Kimberly Fels inside their newly framed home. (Photo: Timothy Seibert).

Adam and Kimberly Fels inside their newly framed home. (Photo: Timothy Seibert).

The homes at Rogers Farm

Rogers Farm’s 26 homes at completion will range from 2,400 to 2,800 square feet, and offer three to six bedrooms in both main-floor-master and two-story designs. Perhaps most unique about these homes are the multitude of garage options. Homes come standard with a two-car detached garage, and Boulder Creek offers the ability to extend that to a three-car or even four-car garages (home site dependent).

What’s more, most garage configurations allow for additional space to be added above, with the decision to finish into a bonus room and bathroom up to the buyer. Rogers Farm Community Sales Manager Rebecca Lucero commented, “It’s really unheard of, to find a new home that offers these sort of garage options. It really gives buyers the ability to personalize the garage to their needs – boats, campers, workshops, craft spaces. Buyers love the flexibility.”

Indeed, the Fels were excited to find a floor plan that allows a tandem garage with an optional frosted glass rear garage door, which lifts to the back yard, extending indoor-outdoor recreational use. “Garage doors are such a great way to open a place and make room for entertaining,” Kimberly said. “Our home has always been a gathering place, and it’s not unusual for us to have dozens of people at our house. We love to have that kind of community and build relationships.”

The tandem garage doors and expansive porch and patio perfectly suit the optional “entertainers’ kitchen” the Fels selected. “It might seem a little silly to have two dishwashers, but when you have 40 people over, it’s really one of the things I’m most excited about in our new home,” Kimberly says with a laugh. Lucero said the entertainers’ kitchen includes double ovens, a microwave drawer, a gas cooktop, a Thermador or Viking built-in refrigerator, and a roomy island accompanied by a generous walk-in pantry with additional countertop space. “The entertainers’ kitchen really makes a statement,” she says.

“We’ve been married 35 years and have only moved twice,” Adam said, “so I’d like to hope that we’ll be in this home another 30 years.” Thus, along with the quality of the build, accessibility and low-maintenance conveniences are important to Adam and Kimberly.

Low-maintenance living

Rogers Farm homes by Boulder Creek feature “the best of both worlds,” Lucero said, including a low maintenance front yard and a homeowner-maintained backyard encircled by a six-foot-high fence. “I’m a big gardener of flowers in the mountains, Kimberly said. “I’ve learned that putting your garden in pots really helps them stay healthier, so I’ll just be moving pots.”

“The low-maintenance homes at Rogers Farm mean significantly fewer outdoor maintenance chores for our homeowners,” says Lucero. Front yards are maintained by the neighborhood Lifestyle Association, so things like shoveling big snow falls or mowing the lawn in the summer are chores that no longer have to be tackled by the homeowner.

For the Fels, low-maintenance living means the opportunity to embrace travel. “There is always work to be done at our home in the mountains,” Kimberly said. “For the first time we can pretty much own our spare time. What freedom that will be. We’re looking forward to more travel here and internationally.”

Boulder Creek Neighborhoods’ is hosting a “Dusty Boot” construction tour from 10 am to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 5, at Rogers Farm. Tours will showcase the three available floor plans at Rogers Farm (all in framing stages). Wayne’s Smoke Shack and Sweet Cow Ice Cream trucks will provide food and refreshments, while Boulder Creek specialists will be on-site to lead the construction tours and be available to answer questions about floor plans, design finishes and energy efficiency.

Homes at Rogers Farm are framed now and are limited in availability. Base prices range from $695,000 to $755,000, options for entertainers’ kitchens and larger garages are additional. For more information, visit liverogersfarm.com or visit the Dusty Boot event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 5, at Rogers Farm at 304 2nd Ave. in Superior. Call the online sales concierge at 720.636.7088 for more information.

By Sarah Huber, for At Home