Elegant ranch homes in Superior deliver Boulder Creek’s low-maintenance lifestyle.
SUPERIOR – Only one thing could make Shari Tebo and her son, a high school senior, move again: A classic, Colorado-inspired, low-maintenance home at The Villas at Calmante in Superior.
Tebo is currently a resident of Boulder. “I was looking for a low-maintenance home with room for entertaining, something I love to do, plus an open floor plan and space for my son when he’ll be home from college.” That’s when she and her husband heard about The Villas at Calmante, the latest offering in Superior from Boulder Creek Neighborhoods, an award-winning builder based in Louisville. Tebo explained, “We both fell in love with the floorplans, location and low-maintenance living. It combines everything we want in a home that we can be in for a very long time.”
Superior’s brilliant location originally drew Tebo and her family to the neighborhood. After all, Denver is just 30 minutes away, and there’s no shortage of things to do in Boulder County, with its proximity to the mountains, prime eateries, craft breweries and art galleries. “We’ll have easy access to Denver and Boulder and the revitalization of downtown Superior. We’re getting the best of both worlds,” she said.
Indeed, The Villas at Calmante boasts a unique location, taking advantage of the beauty of the Colorado outdoors. The neighborhood is across from thousands of acres of Boulder County open space, and was designed to make the most of the natural site topography. “The streets were designed to be “single-load”, meaning that homes do not back to another home,” said Chris Mason, community sales manager at the Villas. Since walking and biking trails wind through and around The Villas at Calmante, recreation is paramount. Tebo hopes to jump back into tennis at the nearby court.
The Villas at Calmante homes are more than houses – they are cleverly designed ranch homes that enhance your lifestyle at every turn. The Villas emphasize “right sized” living for those seeking a new home that suits their current needs, rather than the larger family home that suited their needs 15 years ago.
Like all Boulder Creek neighborhoods, Calmante features a signature style of low-maintenance living. Lifestyle associations are empowered to manage many exterior home maintenance chores on behalf of Calmante homeowners, meaning inconveniences like shoveling snow and mowing can be a thing of the past. Mason mentions, “The low-maintenance lifestyle is often the number one thing our homebuyers are seeking, and a reason they find their new home with Boulder Creek.”
Other items high on the list of “must haves” – main-floor living, open floorplans, spacious outdoor living areas that take full advantage of the Colorado sunshine, and finished lower levels with space for home theaters and guest rooms. The Villas at Calmante checks all of these boxes, and more – including zero-step thresholds, wider doorways and hallways and spacious bathrooms. Boulder Creek’s homes are meticulously designed, down to the raised electrical outlets that reduce bending, and celebrate main-floor living, which saves time and energy and empowers home owners to live independently through retirement.
“I love to cook and entertain and love hosting my family when they come into town and doing things like girls’ nights and wine tastings. This is why we are so very, very excited to move” Tebo said. Her Villa at Calmante will include a grand “Entertainer’s Kitchen” that features an extended center island, additional counter space and cabinetry, and upgraded dual ovens and dishwashers. All that extra space will be welcome when family and friends are over. Tebo worked with Boulder Creek Neighborhoods’ in-house design team to personalize her home, which will be available for move-in early next year.
Tebo is making the most of her Villa’s finished lower level, dedicating the walk-out space to her son, who will be heading to college next fall. “We’re happy our home is just the right size for us,” she said. According to Mason, The Villas finished lower levels are a hit with grandparents, residents with frequent guests, and anyone looking for a bit more living and storage space.
Tebo and her family are not only anticipating hosting at Calmante, they’re also eager to indulge their own passion for travel. “A Calmante home gives us that lifestyle so we can travel the world,” she said. “My family and I love to travel, and that’s one of the main reasons we’re moving to Calmante.” Tebo plans to trade yard work for jaunts to China and the Galapagos Islands with her son and return trips to Europe and South America. “Low-maintenance living means we can go do what we love,” she said. “It gives us ease of living.”
Boulder Creek Neighborhoods’ commitment to energy-efficient design is another highlight for Tebo. Indeed, a 3 kilowatt solar panel system is standard with each residence. The Villas include distinguished Energy Star-rated appliances and high-energy furnaces. After all, “a home that is both durable and efficient is a big component of a low-maintenance lifestyle,” says Chris Mason. “We want our homeowners to have the free time to spend on other activities, such as friends and family, hobbies and of course, travel.”
That ability to spend precious free time on activities other than chores is what Boulder Creek calls “lifefullness®” – and it’s a commitment that they strive to deliver with each home. “I love selling these homes because of the unique location, and the beautiful open floor plans, and the low-maintenance lifestyle for our homeowners,” says Mason. “It’s a great time getting to know them and see what passions they can now pursue.”
For Tebo, that’s exuberant entertaining and world-class exploring. “We can’t wait to get started,” she said.
The Villas at Calmante will include 33 patio ranch homes at completion and are priced from the mid $800s. For more information, including floorplans, community information, and pricing, visit LiveCalmante.com or call 720.459.6262 to speak with Boulder Creek’s dedicated Sales Concierge team who are happy to answer questions or set up a personal neighborhood tour.