Boulder Creek Neighborhoods Limited Edition homes
under construction at Baseline in Broomfield
The lifestyle builder Boulder Creek Neighborhoods is stepping into the world of contemporary, modern living with their latest Limited Edition lower-maintenance home designs, available exclusively for Baseline, a master-planned community now under development in Broomfield. “Baseline is a different type of neighborhood – it’s a forward-looking progressive community,” said Boulder Creek Architect and Design Principal Mitch Traeger. “They want people to live lives fully and that goes right in line with what we do.”
Boulder Creek Neighborhoods’ two model homes at Baseline are under construction now, with a Grand Opening planned for early next year. Interest in these one-of-a-kind, lower-maintenance homes is high, thanks to their innovative designs and the sustainable community ethos.
Baseline will link city and nature with more than 9,000 residencies, regional and pocket parks, a comprehensive trail system, more than 170 acres of open land, a K-12 school and a dining, business and retail district anchored by a pedestrian plaza. Even more, the Butterfly Pavilion, currently based in Westminster and the world’s only stand-alone accredited facility dedicated to invertebrates, is slated to relocate to Baseline.
“Our architects were inspired by the nature-friendly Baseline vibe,” said Boulder Creek chief revenue officer Jessica Champlin. The collection showcases modern designs that “flow seamlessly from the streetscape and reflect the priorities of the Baseline community,” said Traeger. He added, “The architecture becomes the jewelry on the street.”
Nature-inspired designs for ultimate urban living
Traeger took his cue for Boulder Creek’s Baseline homes from the main pedestrian plaza, where homeowners can step from nature to retail to home. His majestic floorplans, all three stories, “create homes where the party flows off the streetscape,” he said. “That gives you a strong sense of community. You are interacting more with your neighbors, with the environment.”
For Traeger, the Baseline collection is intended to be “contemporary, dynamic and vibrant,” he continued. “The homes have been designed to be grand and gracious from every angle.”
Thus, in one of his designs, a magnificent two-story entrance with an outdoor fireplace and a stunning bank of windows welcomes homeowners. In a second-floor plan, three large outdoor spaces are tucked onto the side of the home, ensuring privacy while also pouring natural light into each level. In still another plan, the front porch features a privacy screen and plenty of room for potted plants, dining and lounge chairs. Trager said, “The goal has been to make these designs as flexible as they can be.”
Boulder Creek’s Baseline floorplans offer three floors of true living spaces. The ground level of each floorplan features both a three-car garage and outdoor living spaces, in addition to a rec room and personalized selections such as an extra bedroom, pocket office, library or crafting studio. “These are the spaces where I envision the kids hanging out, it’s a perfect spot for some privacy,” he said.
On the second floor or “main” level, the focus is on functional spaces that stretch from the front of the home to the back. Towering windows make the most of natural light, while entertainer’s kitchen options showcase a six-burner gas cooktop, a built-in double oven, a second dishwasher, prep stations and a butler’s pantry. The generously sized kitchen islands are “perfect for whatever the homeowners want to do – homework, entertaining or serious baking,” Traeger said.
The energy of the main floor radiates from a commanding stairwell or fireplace, depending on the floorplan, and natural light will play beautifully off of the high-end finishes. The intuitive space presents endless opportunities: “You could even forego the couch and put a
pool table in here if that’s your thing,” said Traeger with a laugh.
On the top level, a third covered porch off either the primary suite or on the side of the home provides a relaxing retreat above the hustle and bustle of daily life. In the primary suite, overstuffed chairs can ring the fireplace for maximum coziness. The highlight of the primary suite may be in the bathroom, where a glass-wrapped shower room with a soaking bathtub offers a daily spa experience. A fourth or fifth bedroom, or loft and flex spaces, keep the home eminently useable for each age and stage of life.
Flexibility extends even to Baseline’s garages. Trager noted, “Another thing we think will be exciting for Colorado buyers is that we have a two-car garage with a one-car garage next to it. So you can park two cars here, and you have a whole bay left over for your bikes, your kayaks, your skis, all that good gear that we get in Colorado.”
Boulder Creek plus Baseline equals maximum efficiency
“Boulder Creek homes are always very intentional and focused on living well, and these homes stay true to our mission,” Traeger said. Ultra-efficient and crafted with durable materials, Boulder Creek homes are inherently lower-maintenance, and solar panels top every home. He said, “The goal is to not make your house or your yard demand all your time but to free up your time so you can truly live life.”
Finally, Boulder Creek’s longstanding dedication to energy efficiency means the award-winning builder is a great fit at Baseline, where construction must adhere to vigorous sustainability guidelines. Alternative energy, LED lighting, drip irrigation and differentiated planting to conserve water are woven into Baseline’s community values.
Alongside the trail system, regional park and dozens of pocket parks, Baseline will also feature an amphitheater, sports fields and playgrounds. “This is an ideal place to thrive in every sense of the word,” said Jessica Champlin, Boulder Creek Neighborhood’s chief revenue officer.
Boulder Creek’s Limited Edition layouts will offer 2,900 to 3,300 square feet, with 3 to 5 bedrooms and 3-car garage spaces.
Learn more about the Baseline Community
Visit DwellBaseline.com to learn more, and join the interest list for invitations to exclusive informational events and updates
on pricing and availability.
By Sarah Huber, At Home Colorado