Barefoot Lakes is a nature-centric master-planned community in Firestone.

Buying a new home has copious benefits – especially when you do so at Barefoot Lakes, a nature-centric master-planned community in Firestone. With four homebuilders, each committed to your dream and vision, every buyer can find exactly what they’re looking for and more.

Brookfield Residential, CreekStone Homes, Lennar, and Richmond American Homes each offer different portfolios, but all of them complement the surrounding nature of the Barefoot Lakes community while enhancing the more luxurious perks of living in a new home, like energy efficiency and modern interior detail.

At Barefoot Lakes, not only will your home be new, but all of the amenities within your community are new, too. This includes the The Cove – Barefoot Lakes’ amenity center with a state-of-the-art gym, a flex room for yoga, pilates and classes, and a variety of comfortable living spaces with a DIY coffee bar, catering kitchen, TVs, and indoor and outdoor fireplaces. The center also features a water-park style pool with beach-style entry, a kids’ play space and competition style lanes for exercise.

When you take the time to work with a builder and personalize your home plan, you create an emotional connection to that space that is unmatched by purchasing a resale home. Essentially, you start the nesting process before you’ve even moved in. You get to be part of the construction of your own dream – a magical process that invests you and your family in a new community.

Perhaps one of the most tangible benefits of moving into a new build is the energy efficiency, which results in lower maintenance costs. All of the builders at Barefoot Lakes offer green features that will lower your utility bills and give the environment a break. Plus, when all the systems in your home are newly constructed and installed, you have several years of peace of mind before you’ll need to think about replacement or repair. New homes also assuage some of the safety concerns that can be present with older houses, like asbestos and lead paint.

Work with one of the Barefoot Lakes builders to create a home that’s yours and only yours.

Brookfield Residential brings a contemporary approach to all elements of home construction. From their open-concept floor plans that maximize utilitarian space to the fashionable finishes, colors, and materials used in each of their homes, your space will feel both modern and timeless.

At Barefoot Lakes, Brookfield Residential offers three portfolios: Harvest, which features spacious homes with big windows and porches; Ovation, a modern take on classic architecture that celebrates low-maintenance living; and Villa, a collection of modern duplexes that offer space and privacy. “Our goal at Brookfield Residential is to create the best places to call home, which starts with choosing the right home for our buyers’ needs,” says Marni Shwartz, marketing manager at Brookfield Residential. “That’s why we offer three unique portfolios designed for the natural haven of Barefoot Lakes in varying shapes, sizes and price points.”

Lennar’s Everything’s Included™ smart homes are a testament to the perks of buying new. “Our base home comes with more standard features than the average builder which includes a lot of the ‘must haves’ on our buyers’ wish lists,” says Carrie Castilian, director of marketing for Lennar Colorado. Lennar’s homes abound with cutting edge tech features like video doorbells, smart locks, the eero Pro 6 Mesh Wifi System, the Ring Alarm Security Kit and more, all of which can be programmed to your smartphone.

With four layouts starting at around 1,800 square feet, you can find a Lennar design that fits your needs. “Also, when you move forward with a Lennar home purchase, you will know your final purchase price on day one without any surprises at a design center,” says Castilian. “We have our design room onsite to make sure that our buyers know exactly what they are going to get before signing a contract.”

Richmond American offers five floor plan designs at Barefoot Lakes, and buyers can work with expert designers at the builder’s Home Gallery to ensure their new build is exactly how they want it, down to the smallest detail. Finishes like brushed nickel hardware, chrome faucets and granite countertops mean you don’t have to personalize to experience the luxury, but you still have upgrade options like a gourmet kitchen or a deluxe master bathroom. Whether you want the main-level living convenience of a ranch plan or the privacy offered by a two-story home, most of the five plans feature a flex space that can be turned into an additional bedroom.

One of the benefits of a new home by CreekStone is the flexibility of their multi-purpose design plans, allowing you to take a plan and make it work for you and your family. Open, spacious rooms allow you to use them for what you need: a craft room, home office, home gym, or even another bedroom. The three CreekStone plans at Barefoot Lakes, all around 3,500 square feet, each offer the epitome of functionality, with expansive great rooms and well-appointed master suites.

With this selection of builders, there are no wrong choices for a new home at Barefoot Lakes.

For more information, visit

By Emma Castleberry, At Home Colorado. Photos courtesy: Barefoot Lakes