Lifestyle Custom Homes by Ed Rust

Open and bright spaces are showcased throughout this model, including a master with its own balcony.

LOVELAND – Ed Rust, founder of Lifestyle Custom Homes, knows homebuilding from the inside out. He started out as a framer and designed and built his first house as a general contractor almost 30 years ago. His passion for architecture and construction are evident in each of the hundreds of Lifestyle Custom Homes that have been built throughout Northern Colorado.

Lifestyle Custom Homes by Ed Rust is represented by The Group, Inc., known for setting new standards in real estate excellence for more than 40 years. Ed Rust has worked with The Group, Inc.’s Broker Partner Melissa Doherty for 22 years, building people’s homes in a truly collaborative way. Because first and foremost, your home is created for you, the homeowner.

“We make the new construction process so simple. New construction is fun,” Doherty says. “If you want a front master, we create a new floor plan to accommodate this. If there’s a floor plan we have that we can bump here or there, we will. Custom detailing and smart home technologies are built in to meet your needs and desires.” Most builders can’t deliver this high standard of customization or creative thinking, Doherty notes.

“Everything we touch, at every price point, is personalized and customized. Every homebuyer gets the same personal attention and care,” says Doherty. “We just love building homes.”

Lifestyle Custom Homes currently has four projects underway in Northern Colorado, each fitting a range of personal and family needs. Rust’s commitment to building the right home for each buyer shines through every time.

Lifestyle Custom Homes by Ed Rust

The exterior of 4112 Watercress Drive in Thompson Crossing exemplifies the Colorado look.

Thompson Crossing
These Johnstown homes are the quintessential Colorado residences, blending stunning living spaces with views of the Big Thompson River and Longs Peak. Each lot backs to the river or open space, to celebrate the unparalleled landscapes. Prospective homebuyers can check out an example of the architecture and landscaping at 4112 Watercress Drive. This Mountain Modern model showcases the quality over quantity perspective that Lifestyle Custom Homes brings to all of its properties. “Our homes are homes of distinction,” says Doherty. The Mountain Modern has a two-story main floor master bedroom, and each bedroom has ensuite bathrooms and walk-in closets. The details in these homes, from contemporary handrails and high-end appliances to an outdoor kitchen, highlight an appreciation for form as well as function. Thompson Crossing homes start in the $600s and are not in a metro district.

Belmont Ridge
Butting up to Windsor’s abundance of trails and parks, Belmont Ridge homes offer a healthy mix of urban convenience and rural “elbow room,” says Doherty. The subdivision is near Centerra and the Budweiser Event Center. The seven large lots range from 11,000 to over 16,000 square feet. Lifestyle Custom Homes offers more than eight floor plans to choose from, but buyers can customize as they please. “This is your home, not ours,” Doherty says. Belmont Ridge homes start in the low $500s and are not in a metro district. Two homes are scheduled for delivery in just weeks.

Harmony Club
Tinmath’s Harmony Club is centered among a range of luxurious family and community-oriented amenities for residents of all ages. The development is served by the trailblazing Poudre School District and includes a golf course and shared swimming pool, all against a backdrop of classic Northern Colorado views. One home, a four-bedroom ranch with a finished basement at 4020 Portrush, is completed and construction recently began on two more. Harmony Club homes start in the $800s and are not in a metro district.

Heron Lakes — A TPC Golf Course
Lifestyle Custom Homes has several lots available at Heron Lakes in Berthoud, a master-planned community built around a PGA Tournament Players Club Golf Course. The 18-hole course is slated to open in the spring of 2018. In addition to world-class golf, the development offers mountain views, lake fishing, neighborhood parks, and almost 10 miles of hiking and biking trails – just four miles from downtown Berthoud. Each Lifestyle Custom Homes lot backs to the golf course, water and green space, Doherty says. “Of course, each home has big mountain views. This is really a showcase community.”

Reserve Your Home Now
To see the outstanding Ed Rust custom homes in these four Northern Colorado communities, contact Melissa Doherty at 970.391.5800 or [email protected]. To learn more about Lifestyle Homes by Ed Rust and to see a gallery of custom home plans, go to For more information, go to

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4112 Watercress Drive, Johnstown
$865,000 | 4,890 sq. ft. | MLS# 812243

This magnificent two-story home features stunning woodwork and stone throughout. A gourmet kitchen with high end appliances and oversized custom cabinets shines. The dramatic grand stone fireplace climbs to the second floor ceiling. The master retreat has generous walk-in closets. Enjoy outdoor living on the covered back patio, with its built-in BBQ. The walkout basement opens to open space and views of the Big Thompson River and Longs Peak.

By: L.L. Charles, At Home

Lifestyle Custom Homes by Ed Rust

4020 Portrush Ln., Harmony Club and 5220 Heileah Dr., in Belmont Ridge are nearing completion. (Jonathan Castner/At Home)