Grand Opening Jan. 28 and 29: Lower-maintenance homes by Boulder Creek at West Edge in Colliers Hill.
With the grand opening of two much-anticipated model homes at West Edge at Colliers Hill in Erie this weekend, Boulder Creek Neighborhoods is welcoming homebuyers to a new era of comfort and personalization in lower-maintenance design.
The grand opening, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 28 and 29, will showcase Boulder Creek Neighborhoods’ Antero and Elbert easyHouse® floor plans. “This neighborhood has been very popular,” said Community Sales Manager Rebecca Lucero. “We just recently celebrated our first closing, and already 19 out of 53 homes have found owners.”
Community Sales Manager Donna Lu Gamberg added, “This is the ideal opportunity to envision life fully lived at West Edge at Colliers Hill. From the lower-maintenance conveniences to the unique location in a master-planned community, this is a place to find your forever home.”
Cozy elegance curated for ‘full lifers’
For Klea Jones, president of Jones Design Group, Inc., and the lead designer of the Antero model, a Boulder Creek home exudes comfortable elegance. She said, “The Antero patio home at West Edge at Colliers Hill is a plan that we as designers walk into and say immediately, ‘Oh, we’d live here.’”
Jones continued, “We’ve been so fortunate to work with national and local builders since 1984, and Boulder Creek stands out as good people who really care about what they’re building. As a buyer, it’s encouraging to know that a Boulder Creek home is built, walked and designed – the whole process – from the owners and top management all the way down. Everyone is involved in the success of the project.”
That enthusiastic commitment to livability is a Boulder Creek Neighborhoods’ core value, what the builder defines as “lifefullness®”. “We believe in lives fully lived,” Gamberg said, “and it’s what we hope our homes help to provide for our homeowners.” This means Boulder Creek homes are designed to be beautiful, efficient and lower-maintenance right from the start.
For the grand opening, Jones’ channeled Boulder Creek’s celebration of “lifefullness” into wood, color and metallic finishes. She said she and her team were inspired by the “exceptional ranch plan layout” and abundant interior personalization options. Those touring the Antero model will be warmly greeted by an enveloping palette of mushroom tones, alongside cognac, navy and noir. Wood in taupe and caramel are timeless touches, and the graphic custom wall in the entry creates a fabulous, and attainable, first impression for buyers seeking design ideas for their West Edge home.
“Our hope is that potential home buyers can walk through this model and see the potential for personalization,” Jones said. Boulder Creek buyers partner with Saddleback Design in Denver to select finishes and consider flooring, tile and countertops. The Antero floor plan includes options for an entertainer’s kitchen, which features a high-end appliance package with two built-in dishwashers and a built-in refrigerator, a butler’s pantry and a generous island. “Today’s buyers are very sophisticated,” Lucero said. “We want to give them the opportunity to create a home they’re excited about.”
From the entry and kitchen to the study and bedrooms in the Antero model, Jones aimed to fashion a “distinctive interior of casual elegance.” Homebuyers are invited to imagine themselves in the multifunctional study, for instance, complete with a rich sapphire grass-cloth wall behind copious bookshelves, or one of the bedrooms, which includes deep cushioned windows seats, a dedicated exercise area, and a space for an office, crafting or hobbies.
The Antero’s finished lower level encourages buyers to consider the possibilities of leisure and “lifefullness.” In Jones’ design, a myriad of activity zones provides for every hosting opportunity. Guests may gather around a wet bar, sink into cozy sectional seating, break a sweat in the exercise room, get their game on at the shuffleboard table or retire into the spacious lower-level bedroom.
Lower-maintenance conveniences indoors & out
Key to “lifefullness” at Boulder Creek are the lower-maintenance conveniences. Indoors, homes at West Edge at Colliers Hill feature wide hallways and doorways, minimum steps, raised outlets to reduce bending and spacious bathrooms.
While West Edge at Colliers Hill appeals to a broad demographic, buyers who are recently retired or moving to the area to be near family may find the exterior lower-maintenance conveniences of a Boulder Creek home particularly helpful. “These homeowners will appreciate the snow removal and front yard maintenance,” Lucero said. Unique to Colliers Hill is the opportunity for homeowners to personalize the finish in the backyards. “It’s a bit of a blank canvas,” Lucero said. “We have homeowners looking to xeriscape, and others dreaming of lush gardens. It’s really up to them.” The backyard will include a patio space for outdoor entertainment and plenty of room for a garden or for Rover to romp. “The oversized lots are a big draw in this community, providing privacy and the ability to do the things you love,” Gamberg said.
Finally, the master planned community of Colliers Hill offers all-season amenities to the West Edge homeowner.
Perks include miles of walking paths, open space, the Colliers Hill outdoor pool and the exclusive 6,500 square foot activity center.
Beyond Colliers Hill, Erie beckons as a great place to live, work and play. From the award-winning Erie Community Center to the plethora of restaurants and shops downtown to easy access to Boulder, Denver and Denver International Airport, Erie is a growing, vibrant community. Rated one of the safest cities in Colorado, Erie radiates a small-town vibe in an incredible location just a short drive from mountain adventures.
Homes that capture the imagination
Jones believes the magic of a Boulder Creek home will inspire many this weekend and beyond. “The Antero is a home sure to capture the imagination and interest of potential and most assuredly happy new Boulder Creek Neighborhood homeowners,” she said.
West Edge at Colliers Hill features two home series – The Peak Series features included finished lower levels ranging from 3300 to 3600 square feet. The Ridge Series offers a smaller footprint, with designs starting at 1,600 square feet on the main level and optioning up to 3,600 square feet. Homes at Colliers Hill are currently finishing in the high $800s to $1 Million-plus. The neighborhood has just a few quicker move-in opportunities for spring, and is taking priority list names for select western-facing home sites.
To learn more about West Edge at Colliers Hill and to tour the Antero or Elbert model homes this weekend, visit DwellWestEdge.com or stop by 698 Quarry Court in Erie this weekend from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
By Sarah Huber, At Home Colorado
Photography: Timothy Seibert and Boulder Creek Neighborhoods