SUPERIOR – The housing market in Boulder County is notoriously tight, and nowhere is that more obvious than in the town of Superior. At time of writing, just four houses and five condos and townhomes were available for sale in the entire city. It’s easy to understand why so many people are choosing to move to, or stay in Superior. With so much to do in Boulder County, it’s no wonder folks are staying put. Between hiking in the Flatirons, easy access to the mountains, and the shopping, breweries and restaurants of nearby Boulder, Superior is the place to be.
Where new home construction is practically unheard of in Boulder, there is a spot in Superior where brand new homes are finding owners.
Enter Calmante by Boulder Creek Neighborhoods, an award-winning homebuilder based in Louisville. The builder is best known for building low-maintenance patio homes throughout Boulder County, and Calmante is no exception. The neighborhood sits in a prime location at the corner of Coalton Road and McCaslin Blvd., across the street from thousands of acres of Boulder County Open Space. Readers may be familiar with the townhomes at Calmante, also built by Boulder Creek. With just one of the original townhomes available (ready for quick move in), the builder has recently launched the final phase of the neighborhood: The Villas at Calmante.
The Villas at Calmante is an exclusive offering, consisting of just 33 ranch-style patio homes, featuring Tuscan-style architecture, finished lower levels (many walk-outs), elite personalization options (Wolff and Viking kitchens are among the choices) and the builder’s signature style of low-maintenance living.
The low-maintenance lifestyle is a core tenet of the Boulder Creek philosophy. Many outdoor home maintenance chores are managed on the buyer’s behalf – meaning that weekends can now be free from the loathsome chores of lawn-mowing and weeding, sprinkler maintenance and shoveling snow. Instead, homeowners can spend their newfound free time doing things they love – traveling, enjoying the Colorado outdoors, or simply taking a well-deserved moment to relax in their new home.
The homes at The Villas have been designed to deliver an easier way of living, without sacrificing functionality or style. All of the homes at The Villas feature main floor living – a sought after feature in today’s new home market. The benefit? No more trips up and down the stairs for daily essentials. For many Boulder Creek buyers, main floor living is tops on the wish list for a new home.
Also high on the wish list – a “right-sized” floorplan designed around the way they live today. Gone is the need for bedrooms for the kids, or a large backyard for the swing set. Instead, these discerning buyers are seeking showpiece kitchens, entertaining space and calming outdoor retreats. The Villas offers homes from 3000 to just over 3600 square feet, offering three-car and oversized garages, multiple main-floor suites and fully finished lower levels with an additional bedroom and recreation space.
Boulder Creek also takes smaller details into account. The thresholds from the garage into the home and to most outdoor living spaces are “zero-step” – a feature that is almost non-existent in older homes. The electrical outlets are raised a bit higher so you don’t need to stretch quite as far. The doors, hallways and distance between the counter and kitchen island are all a bit wider, which not only make it easier to get around, but also creates an open and comfortable atmosphere. All homes at The Villas are built with an included solar energy system – a true rarity in new home neighborhoods.
The neighborhood design receives as much attention to detail as the homes themselves. Boulder Creek knows the location of Calmante is truly something special, and the site plan at The Villas takes full advantage of the natural, sloping topography. The neighborhood has been designed in “stadium” style fashion with single loaded streets – meaning that no home at The Villas will directly back to another. Given the thousands of acres of trails and open space that are just across the street, you could almost say that these homes have the Flatirons in their back yard.
Of course, the discerning buyers at Calmante are seeking to personalize their homes – a key reason why many seek to buy new. The personalization options offered by Boulder Creek have been selected to complement the floorplans and home designs. Buyers can choose from many high levels of finish opportunities to create the home of their dreams. Popular selections include appliance options like Wolff, Thermador and Viking, hardwood stairs, trowel-textured walls and more. An often-selected feature is what Boulder Creek calls the “Entertainer’s Kitchen.” This kitchen layout adds additional counter space, more cabinetry, an extra-wide gas range, double ovens, double dishwashers, an ice maker and beverage refrigerator, and an expanded pantry – a true entertainer’s dream.
It’s this attention to detail that makes the low-maintenance Villas at Calmante so special. The floorplans are designed to deliver easy living for today and far into the future. Extensive personalization options add flexibility to make the house truly your home. And the low-maintenance lifestyle that Boulder Creek is known for really shines at Calmante. Without having to worry about mowing grass or shoveling snow, homeowners are free to visit family, travel to exotic locations, or just kick back with a good book, all in a brand new patio home.
As of press time, five of the low-maintenance homes at The Villas have already found owners. Buyers from Boulder, Louisville, Superior, and beyond are seizing the opportunity to claim a home that fits their lifestyle in a one-of-a-kind Boulder County location. Currently, finished homes at The Villas range from $1 million to $1.3 million – a worthy investment when compared to the red hot Boulder market where the price of an average home eclipsed $1 million in recent years.
If the lifestyle at The Villas at Calmante sounds like something you may be interested in, the team at Boulder Creek would love to answer any questions or concerns you have. The Sales Concierge team can be reached at 720.459.6262 and are happy to set up an appointment with the Community Managers so you can get a better understanding of what living in a Boulder Creek home is like. Floorplans, pricing and more information are available at LiveCalmante.com.