Situated in the heart of south Longmont, Parkside at Quail Ridge goes beyond offering stylish new homes. It promises keys to a lifestyle one that blooms with healthy, active opportunity and is rich in access to true community. (Photo: Timothy Seibert).

Flatirons Homes offering new year closeout incentives on townhome-style condominiums at ParkSide in Longmont.

Locally minded Flatirons Homes Inc. likes to build houses one project, one community at a time. The smaller-scale Front Range builder is intentionally focused on designing and raising new homes in communities that are a good fit. It’s kind of like that feeling you get when you walk into that forever home. It just feels right.

ParkSide is Flatirons Homes’ current feel-good project, an inspired, well-priced community on the south side of Longmont. The welcoming neighborhood includes 93 townhome style condominiums and 36 single-family homes all close to important everyday amenities. The Longmont Recreation Center and Longmont Museum and Cultural Center are both just a block from home. The Village at the Peaks mall, Hover Road’s big box stores, Lucky’s Market and Whole Foods, plus restaurants and parks in Prospect New Town are also conveniently nearby.

In ParkSide, Flatirons Homes is building a few dozen single-family right-sized custom homes in four styles ranging from 2,284 to 2,913 square feet. There’s more selection in attached townhome-style condos, which also come in three layouts and range from a cozy 1,002 square feet to 2,131 square feet. The stylish and energy-efficient two- and three-bedroom with two and two and a half bath townhome-style condominiums come in single-level or two-story designs. All custom designs feature open floor plans with room for outdoor living, single-car garages and, in the two-story units, a full, unfinished basement to build out as you see fit.

Community-embedded, green-built
With decades of experience designing single-family, multi-family, and commercial construction, Flatirons Homes is well qualified to make modern abodes that people love to call home. Locally owned and operated, and known as a green builder with vast expertise in custom-home development, Flatirons Homes offers the ultimate balance: affordable houses built with great attention to detail.

Bill and Jeff Eckert started building in Colorado in 1988. After working in different parts of the country and honing their construction skills and business experience, the Eckerts settled on Boulder County for many of the same reasons we all do: It’s paradise. Since then Flatirons Homes’ passion for each project and commitment to quality has not waned. To this day, a team of professionals guides each buyer to the living space that feels most like home.

And the relationship doesn’t end there. Buyers are invited to work closely with the builder and become active participants in the construction process. After all, it’s important that you feel as invested in your home as the people who dug its foundations and hoisted lifted its walls. Homebuyers will be able to watch the following standout features take shape:

• Granite counters
• 9-foot ceilings on the main floor
• Knockdown textured drywall finish
• Double-sink vanity in master bath
• Walk-in closets in most bedrooms
• Stackable laundry in one-story condos
• Full unfinished basement in two-story units with bath rough-in
• Gas fireplace in living room
• 42-inch cabinetry throughout
• Peninsula counter, breakfast bar
• GE appliances and Delta plumbing fixtures

• Horizontal and vertical siding, stucco and stone
• Metal roof accents, painted beam detailing
• Professionally coordinated exterior colors
• Covered front porch
• Fenced patio in two-story units
• Unfenced side patio off dining area in one-story condos
• Single-car garage
• 2×6 exterior walls

All of Flatirons Homes are built using green construction practices and are certified by home efficiency standard, Energy Star. Flatirons Homes’ principals, who have been building in Boulder County for over 35 years, know that sustainable home building is not only critical to the future of Colorado but is an important consideration among homebuyers.

Flatirons Homes’ green-building features include:
• Energy Star® certification
• High-efficiency low-E windows
• Furnace rating 90% +
• Fiber cement lap siding
• Temperature control setback thermostat
• Water-saving, low-flush toilets
• Blown cellulose insulation
• Roof insulation R-38; exterior wall R-21
• Insulated front door

Life in Parkside
Longmont is becoming an increasingly in-demand alternative for single-family home and condo buyers who want to be close to amenities and within a stone’s throw of Boulder, as well as adventures along the Front Range.

Situated on a five-acre landscaped park, ParkSide is also conveniently located near Highway 287 in south Longmont. The central community park offers not only a welcomed green space but also gorgeous views of Longs Peak. For those who commute, it’s a quick 15 to 20 minutes to Boulder, with an RTD stop in the neighborhood. And for those work or vacation flights, Longmont’s ParkSide neighborhood has great access to E-470 and DIA.

Townhome closeouts now available
The new year is always a great time for a fresh start. And if you are considering downsizing, want low-maintenance living, or like the affordability of an attached unit, Flatirons Homes’ townhome-style condominiums are on closeout as the builder looks to fill its latest ParkSide offering.

Right now the last 11 of 93 units are under construction and ready for viewing – and all on sale for the new year. All remaining units have been upgraded with granite tops throughout, durable laminate flooring on the main level, tile floors in the bathrooms, wall tile in showers, upgraded appliances, among other coveted home amenities. All units have one-car garages and additional off-street parking. And access to Longmont’s high-speed fiber-optic connection comes standard on every Flatirons Homes’ new build.

Better yet? As a closeout incentive, Flatirons Homes will include approximately $10,000 in upgrades in the base price of each unit. Some models also include a $10K incentive that can be applied towards additional upgrades or allowable closing costs. Townhome-style condo base prices range from the $320s to the $380s.

In addition to the special townhome deal, Flatiron Homes is offering lot-specific incentives on single-family homes in two-, three- and four-bedroom floor plans. Right now 15 of 36 planned single-family homes are under construction or ready to be built.

For more information on seasonal purchase specials on single-family homes and townhome-style condos in ParkSide Longmont, visit

By Julie Kailus for At Home Colorado.