The Havens at Barefoot Lakes

(Photo: Timothy Seibert/At Home Colorado).

While every season brings the magic of the natural world alive in Barefoot Lakes, the onset of summer is especially unique in this water-centric environment. On Memorial Day Weekend, the community will be abuzz with the reopening of the lakes for personal watercraft like stand up paddleboards, kayaks, and canoes.

In addition to the opportunity to get out on the water, the impressive pools at The Cove will also be open for play. Get your workout in the 6-lane lap pool or play with the kids at the splash pad. The beach-style entry of the large pool and a separate wading pool ensure that even the little ones can get in on the fun. Located next to the fitness center and surrounded by natural beauty, The Cove’s pools provide the classic summer experience for everyone – and it all starts on Memorial Day.

If you had a chance to experience the Too Fresh Grand Opening of the two new model homes in The Havens, Barefoot Lake’s newest neighborhood, then you got a small taste of summer at the lake. Even better, you experienced the functionality of two gorgeously-appointed model homes from builders Lennar and Brookfield Residential.

In the Havens, Brookfield Residential will be offering its Mosaic Portfolio. “The Mosaic Portfolio is our next perfect fit for homebuyers in Barefoot Lakes,” says Marni Shwartz, Marketing Manager for Brookfield Residential. “They’re full of sunlight and an abundance of flexible areas and smart details like owner’s entry benches. Plus, the artfully assembled details mean there are more intentional spaces that can work for our buyers and their style of work-from-home.”

The Mosaic Portfolio offers a just-right size mix, with plenty of functional space that allows you to create the home you want. The myHub is a flex space that rises up to meet your family’s needs – whether that’s studying, working from home, a kid’s craft studio, or a plush toddler playspace. As we are spending more time at home these days, no one wants leisure activities or work spread out across the dining room table. More practical, versatile spaces in your home means you can compartmentalize your life in ways that keep you organized. And an organized home means you have more time to enjoy yourself – on the lakes, the trails, or in the relaxing yoga and self-care corner you’ve designed in your myHub flexspace.

Mosaic Portfolio homes are especially well-suited to the Barefoot Lakes homeowner, as each layout boasts a three-car garage perfect for storing all of your weekend toys. Whether it’s the bikes your family will use to explore the community’s extensive trail system or the kayaks and canoes you’ll use on the lake, or both, there is plenty of room for gear storage and your vehicles.

Home buyers are excited about the return of Lennar’s popular Pioneer Collection at The Havens, which is sold out in other Barefoot Lakes neighborhoods. The collection’s environmental focus makes these homes perfect for the peaceful setting of The Havens. “The Pioneer Collection by Lennar consists of three beautiful, open-concept floor plans,” says Briana Cruttenden, new home consultant with Lennar. “With The Haven’s natural environment, Lennar is focusing on building energy efficient homes including the addition of solar panels.”

The Pioneer Collection of homes, like all Lennar homes, comes with Lennar’s signature EI “Everything’s Included” program – which means all the features will be included in your Lennar home and there are no sneaky no upgrade costs to worry about. Pioneer Collection homes all feature stainless steel kitchen appliances, including the refrigerator and gas range; a full unfinished basement; AC unit; EVP flooring on the main level; quartz countertops and more.

Living in Barefoot Lakes means you reduce the separation between you and the natural world. Step outside the door of your home office and straight into nature trails and shoreline. Minutes after you clock out or return from the carpool line, you can have your boots in the dirt or your paddle slipping through the water.

As a neighborhood, The Havens delivers on this promise with convenient access to lakes, trails, and The Cove, but it also offers a quiet, reserved quality, a sense of privacy and solitude. Nestled behind the enhanced greenbelt, The Havens is surrounded by a native landscape where the breeze flows through golden grass and birds are the soundtrack. You aren’t far from the action, but a home in The Havens still feels like a precious getaway.

The two parks in The Havens neighborhood embody this peaceful, back-to-nature ethos. The smaller Hideaway Park is bursting with character, featuring pre-installed lawn games like canjam, cornhole and ladder golf and picnic tables. An intimate and active park, Hideaway is the place where friendships start for children and adults alike.

The larger Havens Park is under development and provides for a more spacious, curious play experience. The playground equipment itself is designed to blend into the natural world around it, with light wood tones and an environment-responsive design. You won’t find bright, garish plastic structures at Havens Park. Instead, toys like the mule rocker, track ride tower and spinner plate seem like they belong in the landscape and invite children to move seamlessly among the structures, trees, and grass, which all work together as a singular play environment.

Around the playground, Havens Park spreads out into the city park you remember as a kid, with a massive lawn that begs for a thrown frisbee or a picnic blanket. With the kids occupied at the playground, you’ll have hours to spend lounging with your favorite book or engrossed in conversation with a friend. Or, you might just stop to admire the view on your way home from a jog.

An idyllic life at Barefoot Lakes awaits you and yours. For more information, visit

“Living in Barefoot Lakes means you reduce the separation between you and the natural world. Step outside the door of your home and straight into nature trails and shoreline.”

By Emma Castleberry, At Home Colorado