Sopris Homes: Excellence in high performance luxury living


The Maybell, Candlelight Ridge, Erie, COERIE/FORT COLLINS/TIMNATH – The newest model home by Front Range custom builder Sopris Homes has received a lot of attention lately. The Maybell model home, at 2311 Shortridge Court in Erie’s Candlelight Ridge community, was a popular destination for hundreds of attendees during the 2013 Parade of Homes. Tour goers were impressed with the grand entry with radial stairs, the expansive Morning Room, and the Outdoor Room, with its two-way fireplace creating a seamless transition from outside living to inside comforts.

The Maybell has now also garnered the attention of home building professionals as a winner in the 2013 Marketing and Merchandising Excellence (MAME) Awards for Best Architectural Design of a Model Detached Home. The MAME awards were presented in September by the Sales & Marketing Council and HBA of Metro Denver to recognize the top achievers in the new home industry.

“The Maybell has a very open floor plan, with more informal spaces than formal,” says Tracie Thede, sales manager at Candlelight Ridge. “Today’s buyers are looking for features like the flex spaces that Sopris designs into every home. These areas can be defined by the homeowner to suit their own needs.” A home center located next to the open-air kitchen provides a perfect place for a pocket office or for kids to do their homework while parents attend to kitchen duties. The welcoming Master Suite has a dramatic vaulted ceiling and a walk-in dressing area with separate closets. The two-story Maybell also has a main floor guest suite, which provides a private and convenient place for guests or live-in parents. Three garage bays allow plenty of room for autos and those extra “toys” like snowmobiles or ATVs.

Desirable home sites are now available for your very own Maybell model home at Candlelight Ridge in Erie.

Candlelight Ridge, Erie, COCandlelight Ridge in Erie
Situated atop a gently rolling mesa, Candlelight Ridge is designed to take advantage of the spectacular Front Range views to the west. Large lot sizes (from 12,000 square feet up to a half acre) provide plenty of room for landscaping and letting the kids roam. “Many home sites back to open space and are on cul de sacs. The natural slope allows for a lot of opportunities to include a walkout basement in your new home,” Tracie Thede explains. Shopping and popular amenities such as the Erie Community Center and Library are located within minutes of Candlelight Ridge. Homes at Candlelight Ridge start in the low $600s.
“We also have five new ranch plans from 2,300 to 2,800 square feet on the main level that are perfect for the home sites at Candlelight Ridge. These ranch plans can also be built in our Harmony community in Fort Collins.”

Harmony in Fort Collins/Timnath
Five new ranch homes can be built for you in this attractive home community, located just minutes from Centerra shopping center, Medical Center of the Rockies, and historic Old Town Fort Collins. Choose from two-bedroom-plus-study or three-bedroom-plus-study floor plans with three-car garages and full basements (per plan). Harmony residents enjoy the “lock and leave” lifestyle, which covers all exterior maintenance, trash and snow removal. You are free to enjoy an active and independent lifestyle!

High Performance, Custom Built Homes For Front Range Living
Sopris Homes specializes in high performance, Net-Zero energy custom homes priced from the upper $500s to $2 million, and has built hundreds of custom luxury homes along the Front Range.

As the first and one of the few Environments for Living builder in Colorado, Sopris continues to be an industry leader in energy efficiency, using advanced installation methods and state-of-the-art components. The quality of these homes is so advanced that Sopris Homes can guarantee your energy usage and comfort, ensuring that the temperature will not vary more than three degrees from room to room.
You can choose your home site and plan in one of Sopris’ communities, or have Sopris Homes work with your own architect to build your custom home on your own lot.

Visit a Sopris community today
To tour The Maybell model home and learn more about Candlelight Ridge, contact Tracie Thede at 303.522.3911 or For information about Harmony and to tour fully decorated ranch homes, contact Terri Johnson at 303.589.8180,

To learn more about Sopris communities, see home plans and get directions, visit

By L.L. Charles, At Home


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