By Judy Finman, At Home

Barefoot Lakes is a masterfully planned, 1,300-acre residential community in Firestone where you can explore and delight in Nature. And there’s plenty to discover with trails, wide-open spaces, two lakes and several unique park settings where Barefoot Lakes residents get to experience Colorado’s quintessential sunsets over the Foothills.

The developer of Barefoot Lakes is Brookfield Residential. Its land planners and landscape architects are creating a natural haven for  people to live in harmony with the flora and fauna. The landscaping uses water wisely – featuring native plants and meadows.

“This focus on native and natural creates enhanced environments for wildlife – the lakes’ islands will attract birds and other fauna,” says Marc Savela, Senior Director of Land Development at Brookfield Residential. “Additionally, every effort was made to use natural materials throughout the community – native stone for retaining walls, boulders as play areas, and more.”

The First Homes at Barefoot Lakes

Brookfield has joined with two other well known homebuilders – CalAtlantic Homes and Richmond American Homes – to offer a stunning variety of new homes at Barefoot Lakes. Prices range from the mid $300,000s to high $700,000s.

In this first phase, the WaterSide neighborhood, a total of 199 homes will be constructed by the three nationally acclaimed homebuilders.

Brookfield Residential offers two portfolios – Harvest Portfolio from the $500,000s (offering four floor plans), and Avenue Portfolio from the mid $300,000s (six floor plans) – with five models to tour now. The Harvest Portfolio’s one ranch-style and three two-story plans range from 2,552 to 3,626 square feet with up to 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. The Avenue Portfolio’s two-story plans range from 1,719 to 2,019 square feet with up to 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths and an additional 973 square-foot garden level option.

CalAtlantic Homes has two model homes to tour and offers five floor plans. The one-story, ranch-style floor plan starts at $389,990, with 1,829 square feet and 3 bedrooms with 2 baths. The four two-story options, ranging from $388,990 to $424,990, provide plenty of space with square footages between 1,871 and 2,547, 3 or 4 bedrooms and 3 baths.

Richmond American Homes has one model home to tour and offers five floor plans. Richmond’s current two-story model home, its popular Hemingway plan, is approximately 2,500 square feet with options for 4-6 bedrooms and 2.5 to 4.5 bathrooms. See the other floor plans that include a ranch-style, one-story and three other two-story options from $403,950 to $424,950.

In all, homebuyers may tour eight model homes now and choose from 20 floor plan options in a range of pricing in Phase 1.

Barefoot Lake’s unparalleled natural amenities

Barefoot Lakes’ two bodies of water comprise approximately 100 acres of lakes. The community boasts myriad opportunities for recreation, activity and family fun. Located in the middle of WaterSide neighborhood is WaterSide Park, a pocket park with easy access to the community’s vast trail network. It boasts a flat lawn for games, a lawn with boulders for impromptu gatherings, picnic tables, swings, embankment slides, rock scramble to celebrate natural, un-programmed play and perennial gardens.

The other major amenity is Peninsula Park – a new regional park for this area, which will be maintained and managed by the Town of Firestone and Carbon Valley Recreation District.

“We’re creating a neighborhood where you will immediately sense something different here,” says Savela. “Brookfield Residential is collaborating with the Town of Firestone and the Carbon Valley Park and Recreation District to create Peninsula Park. This new regional park will enhance the unassuming yet beautiful natural setting of Barefoot Lakes.”

Visit Barefoot Lakes and tour the eight model homes

All of the eight model homes pay homage to the spacious natural landscape with their contemporary open designs, abundant windows and soaring ceilings. Every detail reflects awareness of the pristine environment.

For more information

For information about sales office and model home hours and more about the community and its amenities, visit, or the Facebook page Lakes.

Directions to Barefoot Lakes

Barefoot Lakes is about 30 minutes north of Denver, situated between Denver and Loveland, just northeast of I-25 exit #240. It is next to two charming lakes and the St. Vrain River.

From I-25 take Exit #240 (CO-119) east then make an immediate left on I-25 Frontage Road East (County Road 9.5). Travel north one mile to Barefoot Lakes Parkway and turn right. Go to Eagle River Road, turn left and look for model homes on your left.