Introducing low-maintenance living in Boulder County from the mid $300s
ERIE – Erie is a great place to live. Time Magazine recently awarded Erie the number 13 spot on their nation-wide best places to live list, and for good reason. Erie is a unique community that offers historic, small-town charm paired with modern amenities and plenty of conveniences.
Downtown Erie showcases new restaurants and breweries that are making their mark on the Denver scene. The town fosters the small-town feel by producing several community events each year, like Biscuit Days (a nod to mining days gone by) and the annual Erie Fair and Hot Air Balloon Festival.
What’s more, the city’s award-winning community center offers a wide variety of recreational activities for the young and not-as-young, while the Community Library boasts a fireplace reading room and an outdoor patio that features a firepit.
Given all that Erie has to offer, it’s hardly surprising to learn that new communities are springing up all over the area. And Boulder Creek Neighborhoods, one of Colorado’s most well respected home builders, is introducing something special.
You may already be familiar with the signature style of low-maintenance living found in a Boulder Creek home. The builder calls it “Lifefullness®” – to you it means the chance to leave outdoor chores behind and find some free time for the things you love.
Boulder Creek’s latest Lifefull® neighborhood in Erie is Brennan by the Lake. Located off of Erie Parkway, just west of County Line Road, Brennan by the Lake was introduced this summer, and has already made quite an impression on homebuyers.
The first release of homes at Brennan was Boulder Creek’s popular easyHouse series – low-maintenance ranch patio homes starting in the mid $400s. In just a few short months, over 20 of these homes have been snapped up by folks eager to experience a new way of living in Erie.
But Boulder Creek has even more to bring to this coveted Boulder County neighborhood. The builder has recently announced a second phase of Brennan by the Lake, featuring the flexible yourHouse collection – homes right around 2,000 square feet that offer an array of personalization opportunities and start in the mid $300s.
Brian Fink, the vice president of sales for Boulder Creek, was more than a little enthusiastic to share a bit about these new Brennan homes. When asked what makes Brennan by the Lake so special, he didn’t hesitate.
“I think, for us,” he said, “it’s that these homes are one of the most affordable new home options in Erie,” Fink said. As an added bonus, Fink adds, Brennan is located in Boulder County. While all of Erie is a local treasure, there’s undeniable appeal to buying a home in Boulder County.
Fink goes on, “From the low-maintenance lifestyle, to the flexible plans, to the Boulder County address; the value that these townhomes provide is undeniable.”
You may have noticed one keyword in that last quote. “Townhome.”
If you’re like a lot of new home buyers, you may not be starting your home search, looking for a townhome. Perhaps you have a distinct impression of what a townhome will look and feel like, or perhaps you haven’t considered the benefits of living in an attached-style home.
Boulder Creek’s yourHouse townhomes are different. So much so that buyers often comment that these homes don’t feel like a townhome at all. The floorplans are significantly wider than a traditional townhome, allowing for an open, spacious feel. Large windows capitalize on natural light. And Boulder Creek’s flexible yourHouse designs give buyers some impressive personalization options.
“The homes in this series can flex from two bedrooms to a three or four bedroom home,” says Fink. The two-story designs offer upstairs choices like a third bedroom or a loft, or even two spacious master suites. Downstairs offers a very private full bedroom and bath suite option – perfect for a home office, guests, or even that bounce back kid who’s home from college.
As Fink points out, “Townhomes are typically short two things: space to play and space for storage.” Boulder Creek has addressed both of these shortcomings at Brennan by designing townhomes that provide what others simply don’t.
The two-story townhomes at Brennan offer a conditioned storage space perfect for your outdoor gear, holiday decorations, or collectables. Or, if you need that space for a vehicle, you can choose to finish it into a third garage bay.
Consider your storage needs covered.
In addition, the neighborhood at Brennan by the Lake showcases a community park centerpiece so residents can enjoy playing in the Colorado outdoors, just outside their door. This 1-acre park will feature community garden beds, a picnic pavilion, and even a bocce court.
Of course, the townhomes at Brennan offer the “Lifefull®” low-maintenance lifestyle for which Boulder Creek is known. Many of the outdoor maintenance chores are managed on behalf of the homeowner – including things like lawn care and snow removal. That translates to less time doing chores and more time to enjoy the things that make life worth living.
“And here’s the exciting thing,” Fink said. “We’re in pre-construction pricing – starting in the mid $300s.”
Fink anticipates that the first of the townhomes will be under construction in November of this year. That’s amazing news for potential buyers, as pre-construction pricing often offers some of the best values in a new neighborhood. With around 2,000 square feet, 2 to 4 bedrooms, options for 3-car garages and more, it’s no wonder Fink calls yourHouse one of the best values in Erie.
There’s more good news for potential buyers who are looking for a new lifestyle: yourHouse townhomes (featuring different exteriors) are available to tour in Boulder Creek’s DELO neighborhood in Louisville. This truly is a rare opportunity. It’s pre-construction pricing without the typical pre-construction unknowns. You can see the floorplans first hand, and still take advantage of introductory pricing.
However, Fink does include one word of caution. “Pre-construction pricing won’t last much longer,” he said. When construction begins in November, the prices are expected to increase. Now is the time to act.
To learn more about Boulder Creek or Brennan by the Lake, visit livebrennan.com or call 720.548.2820.
By A Martin, At Home. Photography provided by Boulder Creek Neighborhoods.