Brennan by the Lake

The serene beauty of Thomas Reservoir is perfect for biking, fishing, walking and relaxing. (Photo: Boulder Creek Neighborhoods).

Boulder Creek Neighborhoods’ right-sized homes are meeting the needs of buyers.

Erie is consistently ranked as a top place to live in national publications, and for good reason. A thriving downtown area is complemented by parks and open space, and with easy access to Boulder and commuting corridors, more and more home shoppers are making their homes in Erie. New brewpubs and restaurants, as well as shops and an award winning community center and library, prove that they will have a wide range of amenities for years to come.

Recognizing the unique combination of a growing downtown area with abundant natural beauty, local homebuilder Boulder Creek Neighborhoods brings their well-known low-maintenance lifestyle to Brennan by the Lake, a low-maintenance patio and townhome neighborhood in Erie. For recent home-buyers Brenda and David Gilbertson, Brennan by the Lake in Erie is everything they were searching for.

“We’re really close to the community center and library, plus, with the beautiful open space, it’s an oasis that you really look forward to coming home to,” says David. Boulder Creek Neighborhoods “really works hard to make everything available right in your own backyard,” adds Brenda. At Brennan by the Lake, “everything” includes not only vibrant downtown Erie (including a bountiful farmer’s market the Gilbertsons love) and quick access to Boulder, Denver and beyond, but also the serene beauty of Thomas Reservoir, perfect for biking, fishing, walking, and relaxing. As Brenda puts it, “We can just hop on a trail and go anywhere.” And on evenings when you’d prefer to stay close to home, the Gilbertsons enjoy the neighborhood get-togethers, which Brenda says are “great for getting to know your neighbors – they have wine nights, barbeques, and outdoor games that bring everybody together and are really well-attended!”

Brennan by the Lake

The easyHouse ranch patio homes at Brennan by the Lake offer buyers right-sized living for their needs. (Photo: Boulder Creek Neighborhoods).

With low-maintenance homes available in two of Boulder Creek’s signature series, easyHouse® ranch patio homes and yourHouse townhomes, Brennan by the Lake offers homes that are right-sized for buyers’ needs. As David says, “I think what really drew us to these homes is the lifestyle they offer – we knew we wanted to downsize, so that we could spend less time working on upkeep and more time enjoying each day.” Which is exactly what Boulder Creek Neighborhoods wants for its buyers, and what the Gilbertsons found in their new easyHouse 38, a ranch-style patio home.

Because many of the outdoor home maintenance chores are done on your behalf, including snow removal and lawn care, your free time suddenly becomes yours again. Brenda has especially enjoyed the new freedom, as it has allowed her to devote time to making their house a home: “We spend most of our free time shopping for furniture for the new place!” And David loves having renewed time to do the things he enjoys most: “Whether we head to the mountains or just kick back and have friends over, you finally wonder ‘where did all the time go?’”

Besides having the time to do what makes them happiest, what the Gilbertsons really appreciate about their new home is that it works for them. “I’ve been in a wheelchair for over 37 years, and we still want the same things that everyone wants in their home –an open floor plan, high-quality materials, easy to navigate and maintain.” With a spacious, main-floor living design and thoughtful details like outlets placed higher up on the wall, Boulder Creek Neighborhood homes can work for a wide range of buyers seeking a low-maintenance lifestyle. David points out, “They’re trying to think of who their customer is, and they’re continually taking feedback for future homes.” He adds, “For us, it’s a win-win all around. This is a nice, beautifully designed house with high-quality materials and workmanship.” Efficient space in a beautiful package? Who wouldn’t want that in their home?

For the Gilbertsons, one of the most enjoyable parts of buying their new home was the process. Buying a home in Boulder County’s competitive market can be difficult. With skyrocketing prices and an ever-growing number of builders and companies to choose from, many buyers find themselves intimidated. Boulder Creek Neighborhoods strives to make the process as simple and painless – even enjoyable – as possible. And that’s exactly the experience Brenda and David had. “This is the fourth house we’ve built, and in our experience, some builders like to just tell you what you want to hear. Boulder Creek was different. They weren’t ‘trying to make a sale,’ they were really just trying to build a long-term relationship with us,” says David.

In fact, David and Brenda enjoyed their experience working with Boulder Creek Neighborhoods so much that David made a point of calling the company’s headquarters in downtown Louisville to let them know what a great experience they had. Making sure Boulder Creek Neighborhoods knew that they had extremely satisfied customers was important to David. “I’ve not seen another builder who goes to such great lengths,” he says of the builders commitment to designing and building homes to enhance the lifestyle of their buyers. That’s what’s at the core of Boulder Creek’s philosophy – something they call “lifefullness®”, – homes and neighborhoods designed around your life, the way you want to live it.

An award-winning homebuilder, a low-maintenance, right-sized home in one of the country’s best cities, surrounded by Colorado’s natural beauty. Whether you like the idea of main-floor living in an easyHouse® ranch patio home (starting in the mid $400s), or the flexible design of a yourHouse townhome (from the low $400s), Brennan by the Lake in Erie truly is an oasis that any buyer would be happy to come home to at the end of the day. A few Quick Move-In homes are available if you just can’t wait to begin your new low-maintenance lifestyle. For more information on Brennan by the Lake or any of the eight active communities by Boulder Creek Neighborhoods, call 720.548.2820 to speak with their dedicated online sales concierge who will be happy to answer any questions, or visit for photos, floor plans and tours.

By Moria Woodruff, At Home Colorado.

Brennan by the Lake

Brennan by the Lake is located close to Erie’s award winning community center and library. (Photo: Boulder Creek Neighborhoods).