Locally owned and operated since 1966, McStain Neighborhoods has built a cult following for its commitment to sustainability, outstanding quality and a buyer-centric philosophy. “Unlike most builders who try to nickel and dime people, we take a different approach,” says Danielle Davis, McStain’s vice president of sales and marketing. “We include incredible features at all of our communities that would be an additional expense at any other builder.”
Clean Living with McStain
Buying a McStain home is not the same as buying a typical newly-constructed home because McStain has made a dramatic and comprehensive commitment to clean living. McStain homes are Indoor airPLUS Quality Certified, an EPA certification that means the homes were built with careful selection and installation of moisture control systems; heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems; combustion-venting systems; radon resistant construction and low-emitting building materials. “Many people don’t realize just how toxic indoor air quality can be,” Davis says. “With health issues becoming more commonplace, it’s more important now than ever to focus on making safe choices for you and your family. Reducing elements like VOCs, formaldehyde, mold and other toxins is essential to a healthy lifestyle.”
The company’s commitment to clean living is also demonstrated by the fact that all new homes constructed by McStain are Zero Energy Ready. The Department of Energy estimates that a Zero Energy Ready Home is 40 to 50 percent more energy efficient than a typical new home. These homes feature energy-efficient appliances and fixtures, as well as high-performance windows. “From the air you breath in your home, to the footprint the company makes for this and future generations, we’ve taken our homes to the next level,” says Davis.
For homeowners interested in stepping up their commitment to sustainable living, McStain partners with Tesla Solar to give buyers the opportunity to live in a truly net zero home. “If you love paying high utility bills, McStain
is not the builder for you,”
The company’s dedication to clean living ensures that McStain homes never fall short on quality. “We have a commitment to build homes that are safe to live in, reduce a buyer’s overall investment due to energy consumption reduction, and are sustainable for the planet,” says Davis. “We are building the home of the future.”
Each McStain community offers this same level of quality with an array of diverse options to accommodate every homebuyer’s location and budget needs.
Lost Creek Farm
Lost Creek Farm features the expansive Premier Collection of McStain homes. “Lost Creek Farm is located in Boulder county, close to Erie’s busting downtown, and walking distance to area schools,” says Davis. “It has a real sense of community.”
A small enclave of 42 home sites ranging from a quarter acre to a half acre, Lost Creek Farm offers five home layout plans ranging in size from 2800 to 5700 square feet. Interiors can be suited to any homeowner, with high-end design packages to choose from. Many of the homes also offer breathtaking views. “Lost Creek Farm has homes ranging from ready immediately to dirt starts and everything in between,” says Davis. “We still have options if buyers need to be in by the time the school year starts.” Homes in Lost Creek Farm start in the high $600s.
West Grange is home to McStain’s classic home series, ranging in size from 2000 to 2800 above-ground square feet. The community features 40 home sites in five different designs, starting at $595,000. Located in southwest Longmont, West Grange provides homeowners the amenities of Boulder without the Boulder pricing. Many of the homesites front to a park or open space, and both front load and alley load homes are available. West Grange will have its first homes completed in August.
A 600-acre community in Aurora, Painted Prairie offers McStain’s Spotlight Collection, which includes four high-performance home designs centered around a courtyard and outdoor living. Four-sided architecture with abundant windows invite the lush natural world into your indoor living space.
They range in size from 2000 to 2500 square feet, starting in the mid $400s. “Painted prairie will fill the void that Stapleton is about to leave,” says Davis. “It’s a master planned community with a strong focus on parks, open space, trails, fitness, a vibrant downtown area and a sense of community. Located across from the new Gaylord, it’s conveniently located to DIA and the entire Denver Metro area.”
The views at Painted Prairie are likely to be glorious, as the community sits on the last high point facing the Rockies before the land slopes down into the Platte River Valley.
This is McStain’s newest neighborhood and they break ground this month on the model home. Painted Prairie will have homes delivering in the first quarter of next year and sales start in August.
Make a McStain Home Yours
McStain will host a Grand Opening event at West Grange on August 3rd.
Visitors are invited to a Community Tour at Lost Creek Farm on July 20 and 21. Painted Prairie will be open for sales on August 15. Homebuyers are encouraged to sign up on the website to get a place on the priority list.
For more information, visit McStain.com.
By Emma Castleberry. Photos by Timothy Seibert