with Boulder Creek Neighborhoods
If you’re familiar with the local housing market, you have probably heard of Boulder Creek Neighborhoods. The award winning homebuilder is well known in Boulder County as a builder that focuses on offering a new lifestyle for their homeowners. Boulder Creek has provided a low-maintenance lifestyle to residents along the Front Range of Colorado for over a decade. “People seek our homes because of the lifestyle they offer,” says Brian Fink, Boulder Creek’s vice president of sales.
Brennan by the Lake, located in Boulder County just southwest of downtown Erie, is the newest chapter in the Boulder Creek Neighborhoods story. Since opening for sales in mid 2016, over 50 residents have found their home at Brennan by the Lake. Part of the reason Brennan is so desirable is the rising popularity of the town of Erie. Consistently ranked among the top small towns in the nation, Erie has made it’s mark with a 20,000 square foot library, as well as a state-of-the-art community center to complement the restaurants, shops and brewpubs of the downtown area. Residents from Boulder, Broomfield and Louisville are flocking to the area, as the town becomes a destination for people in all stages of life.
In response to Erie’s recent growth, Boulder Creek Neighborhoods has announced the second phase of the Brennan by the Lake neighborhood is now available. The second phase includes 10 homes in the popular yourHouse series – a welcome option for those that missed out after the first phase sold out nearly immediately.
The low-maintenance yourHouse series is a direct reflection of the builder’s commitment to listening to their customers. The flexible floorplan designs (around 2000 square feet) allow you to decide what is most important to you in a home. “It offers more versatility than any other home in the market,” Fink said. Some of the choices buyers will make include whether they prioritize a 3-car garage, or a 4th bedroom in their home, and whether they need two full-master suites, or if a loft area better suits their needs. Also available are the extremely popular ranch-style designs that feature main floor living, including bedrooms, living space, laundry, and garage entrances all on the main floor. These combine to reduce unnecessary trips up and down the stairs, one aspect of the low-maintenance lifestyle for which Boulder Creek Neighborhoods is known. “Low-maintenance, main floor living in Boulder County? Buyers love it,” says Fink.
That, more than anything else, is the Boulder Creek difference. Boulder Creek’s core philosophy is that your home plays a major role in your life. The place you hang your hat has a significant impact on your day-to-day routine. Boulder Creek aims to build homes that enhance lifestyle, enabling buyers to live the kind of lives they truly want.
To that end, the yourHouse homes at Brennan by the Lake have been crafted to make the very best possible use of available space. The bedroom suites are generous. The living, kitchen and dining areas flow together to create a warm, inviting environment. Boulder Creek even includes generous outdoor living areas to appreciate those warm summer evenings.
And as if all that weren’t enough, they’re built by Boulder Creek. Here’s why that matters.
First, like all Boulder Creek homes, the homes at Brennan by the Lake are low-maintenance. According to their market research, Boulder Creek estimates the average homeowner spends six to eight hours per week doing exterior household maintenance chores like yard work and snow removal. Residents at Brennan by the Lake won’t have to hassle with that because much of the outdoor maintenance is managed on behalf of the homeowner. The impact on lifestyle is profound. Think of all the ways you’d rather spend your weekends. All the fun, fulfilling and engaging things you could be doing besides slinging a shovel or pushing a mower. With a Boulder Creek home, your free time is free again.
Second, these homes are built to some of the highest standards in the industry. Fink was able to list many ways Boulder Creek exceeds industry standards. It’s so much it may even seem like overkill, but Fink explained their commitment to excellence. “That’s a big part of low-maintenance,” he said. When there are fewer issues with the construction-related elements of the home, owners can focus their time, energy and budget on things they enjoy.
Finally, Boulder Creek’s homes are some of the most energy efficient homes around. Fink was proud to share the most recent numbers, saying, “A Boulder Creek home is over 40% more energy efficient than the typical home in the U.S. today.”
That’s no small thing. Energy efficiency is good for the planet, and good for your pocket book. If you’re buying a new home, there’s simply no reason to go with one that isn’t constructed with energy efficiency in mind.
To complement the yourHouse series of townhomes, Boulder Creek also offers the easyHouse series of ranch style patio homes. Coming in between 1600 and 2700 square feet, these homes are a great option for those seeking slightly more square footage. Where yourHouse is all about flexibility in floorplan designs, the easyHouse series is designed around the art of easy living. Right-sized floorplans centered on main-floor living are what sets these homes apart from other homes on the market today.
When it comes to new homes in Erie, Brennan by the Lake certainly stands out. If you’ve considered a new lifestyle with fewer chores and more free time, Boulder Creek may just be the builder for you. The yourHouse series starts in the high $300s, while the easyHouse series starts in the mid $400s. If you think Boulder Creek Neighborhoods may be the right builder for your new low-maintenance home, they have a dedicated Sales Concierge available to answer all your questions and schedule personal home tours. They can be reached at 720.548.2820. Floorplans and virtual tours are available on their website at BrennanLiving.com.
Photos by Boulder Creek Neighborhoods and Timothy Seibert.