(Photo courtesy: Barefoot Lakes).

The Harvest portfolio by Brookfield Residential takes nature-centric living to a new level, with expansive windows that imbue your home with natural light, and large porches that encourage star-gazing and lounging in the sun. (Photo courtesy: Barefoot Lakes).

There’s no doubt about it—the Colorado housing market is hot. It can be daunting, too. Purchasing a home is a big decision. And, following a year of significant time spent at home, you know what you want from your living spaces, better than ever. What resale could fit the bill? Good news, with Brookfield Residential, you get to forego exhaustive searching and bidding wars by buying new. In doing so, you can take advantage of golden interest rates (still near record lows) while making your vision your reality.

Dedicated to creating the best places to call home, Brookfield Residential exemplifies the benefits of new construction homes. This includes brand-new amenities such as resort-style pools, premium clubhouses, tranquil parks, vibrant playgrounds, fitness centers and more. Perhaps most importantly however, new construction further invites buyers to go beyond finding a home that feels just right, in favor of creating the just-right fit, top to bottom.

From the nature-centric master-planned community of Barefoot Lakes in Firestone to the friendly and luxuriously-efficient Brighton Crossings, Brookfield neighborhoods are the place to be. With stellar floorplans to choose from, buying new with Brookfield is an opportunity to embrace the latest in contemporary design. Without the burden of inheriting someone else’s personality, there’s no need to budget for time-consuming renovations. As a leading North American home builder, Brookfield Residential gives you the opportunity to choose the layout and the finishes that match your tastes, lifestyle, and budget. As the first to settle in, you’ll be stepping across the cleanest threshold into your new home. That true sparkle of first ownership is a feeling hard to beat.

Of course, as significant as aesthetics are, the value of new builds goes much deeper. Brookfield Residential is dedicated to putting core values into practice. This includes setting the highest standards when it comes to energy efficiency and cutting -edge technology. All Brookfield Residential homes are thoughtfully designed to be highly energy efficient. New construction homes come with multi-pane windows, tankless water heaters, HVAC systems, and more—all working in concert to keep utility costs low and comfort high.

With Brookfield Residential’s myCommand smart home automation, homeowners are offered high-tech functionality that wasn’t available in the past. New homes can be built fully connected, brimming with smart home accessories that offer a seamless user experience versus retrofitting an older home with similar tech upgrades. Protect and equip your haven with front door smart lock hardware, smart garage door openers, a camera linked doorbell, Wi-Fi extended coverage, smart switches, USB outlets, and more. Whether Google, Amazon, Apple, or other brands, Brookfield Residential has gone the extra mile to offer products that speak your language, making everyday living easier and more enjoyable.

Wherever you land, with Brookfield Residential you can count on the highest standards in every area, including cutting-edge technology and sustainability. Focused on enriching quality of life for home buyers and home communities, Brookfield is always innovating. Want to be in the loop? Join the interest list for updates on new lot releases. And, take advantage of summer’s energizing glow—check out these Brookfield Residential communities for your perfect fit.

Lakefront access is open to registered watercraft meaning residents can bring their own kayaks and paddleboards out to experience the lake on their own terms and their own time. (Photo courtesy: Greg Muntz/Barefoot Lakes).

Barefoot Lakes
At Barefoot Lakes, an inspired lineup of activity beckons from just beyond your doorstep, where a lake’s edge and a community trail system offer daily educational escapes, and fire pits hold promise of effortless family memories. Here, not only will your home be new, but all of the amenities within your community will be, too. This includes The Cove, Barefoot Lakes’ amenity center with a state-of-the-art gym, a flex room for yoga, pilates and classes, and a variety of comfortable living spaces with a DIY coffee bar, catering kitchen, TVs, and indoor and outdoor fireplaces. The center also features a water-park style pool with beach-style entry, a kids’ play space and competition style lanes for exercise.

Of course, when you’ve filled your cup with nature and adrenaline, your personal haven couldn’t be more inviting. Barefoot Lakes Harvest Portfolio are characterized by a bright, clean, modern sensibility. Harvest Portfolio homes utilize the modern miracle of glass to its fullest potential. Glass doors spill out onto covered patios. Windows transform the kitchen into a sunroom, and the sunroom into an even sunnier one.

Complementing the Harvest Portfolio, Brookfield Residential’s Ovation Portfolio remind us that with age comes not just wisdom, but style. These elegant homes offer intelligent features that make life easier. Further, optional extended patios bring nature in, and you into nature, harmoniously at home. Finally, Ovation Portfolio homes’ fresh interpretation of classic architecture invite you to show off just how stylish you’ve become.

Brighton Crossings
With everything important to you right outside your front door, Brighton Crossings is the perfect community for you to revel in the luxury of time saved—meaning, more time enjoyed. With vibrant Downtown Brighton and idyllic Barr Lake State Park both a mere ten minutes away, this warm, welcoming neighborhood offers the utmost in convenience…and genuine connection…at every corner.

Brookfield Residential’s Villa Portfolio reminds us just what a wonderful thing it is to share—while keeping your own personal space. With a marvelous main-floor suite of your very own, wide open living areas, a front porch and patio, these paired homes offer plenty of privacy and pizazz. Through careful design, the overarching with a sense of privacy and abundance of natural light in Villa homes will make you forget you share a wall with your neighbor.

Make your home your dream home with Brookfield Residential, building new homes in Central Park, Barefoot Lakes, Brighton Crossings, Midtown, Solterra, and The Village Castle Pines. Homes from the low $400s to $1M+. Learn more: Visit brookfieldresidentialCO.com for more information and to join the interest list, or call 303.647.6061.

By Wendy McMillan for At Home Northern Colorado.