Ditch your staircase and discover main floor living in Longmont

This past weekend the award-winning lifestyle builder Boulder Creek Neighborhoods unveiled its latest model home, the ranch-style easyHouse® 31 at Denio West in Longmont, at the corner of 9th and Hover. The grand opening which was held on Saturday Feb. 9, showcased Boulder Creek’s mission to help homebuyers right size into a low-maintenance way of living. 

“There’s nothing quite like touring a fully designed model home,” notes Community Sales Manager Rebecca Lucero. “The model home truly shows off some of the exciting features that make easyHouse so popular.”

Home shoppers come to Denio West seeking exactly what these homes are known for – main floor living; exceptional, efficient craftsmanship; and Boulder Creek’s beloved mainstay, a low-maintenance lifestyle. The appeal of the neighborhood is clear – at press time, only 13 easyHouse® patio homes remain, even though the model home is opening for the first time this weekend. 

easyHouse – Designed to make life easy

Boulder Creek’s easyHouse series of ranch-style homes offers open-concept floorplans, two- or three-car garages and the opportunity for expanded kitchens, complete with butler’s pantries. The easyHouse 31 “has simple lines that allow the homeowner to bring their individual style,” Lucero said, and features excellent storage and high ceilings. Patios and decks welcome tranquil evenings, and large windows and sliding doors usher natural light into the living areas. “I think what makes these homes unique in today’s market is their flexibility,” continues Lucero. “Buyers really want 2 to 3 bedrooms on the main floor for guests, craft rooms, or even the so-called ‘snore room,’ and our homes at Denio really achieve that.”

She continues, “This neighborhood is ideal for those who might be looking for their “forever home” with the daily enjoyment of low-maintenance, main floor living.” She goes on to explain that homebuyers enjoy the peace of mind that the Community Lifestyle Association provides – meaning that many difficult and tiring outdoor chores are managed on behalf of Denio residents.  “So many people I speak with are just ready to give those chores up, and I’m happy we have a solution for that,” says Lucero.  

Main floor living saves time and energy, as residents easily step from master suite to the kitchen to the living area and avoid tedious trips up and down stairs to bedrooms or the laundry room. Boulder Creek’s innovative designs, deftly weaving living and entertaining space, cater to all ages, with zero-step entryways, wide hallways, three-foot doorways and expansive bathrooms. Breadth between kitchen counters and the island is purposefully roomy, and power outlets are raised to reduce bending. “Often people don’t yet know that they are searching for an easyHouse. But the minute they step through the front door, all these little details come together and the realization hits them: this is what they’ve been looking for all along.” Lucero said. 

Linda and John Gathmann recently moved across Longmont to achieve low-maintenance living in their easyHouse 31 at Denio West. “I love the fact that the bedrooms and office are tucked away,” Linda said, “and I like the modern feel of the floorplan.” Linda and John said they were eager to ditch their staircase and experience one-story living into retirement, too. “We saw the Boulder Creek home our friends bought in Erie and were impressed with the reputation of the builder,” Linda said. 

Indeed, Boulder Creek Neighborhoods fuses modern construction techniques with a commitment to low-maintenance living long before the foundation is poured, said Adrian Johnson, Marketing Coordinator at Boulder Creek Neighborhoods. “Our homes are built from the outset to be low-maintenance,” he explained. “This is reflected in the materials selected because we know they’re durable and will last. That helps you worry less about the home and can really reduce your monthly heating and cooling bills.” 

Low-maintenance at Denio West

Boulder Creek is unapologetically unique in its dedication to low-maintenance living. The easyHouse series of patio homes at Denio West are “unusual in today’s real estate market, which is mainly focused on the family buyer looking for a more traditional home layout with several bedrooms upstairs and fenced yards with swing sets, ” Johnson said. By contrast, Denio West buyers long for freedom from the obligations required of them by their home and instead seek what Lucero called a “right-sized” home. “The buyers for this home series are ones coming out of large family homes,” Johnson emphasized. “Their current home is too big, needs too much time cleaning and maintaining and is not a low-maintenance home. It’s that natural evolution of lifestyle that drives people to seek out our homes and neighborhoods.”

Of course, not everyone seeking a lower maintenance lifestyle is seeking a ranch-style home.  For those envisioning a two-story space, Johnson said, “We also have our flexible yourHouse series available at Denio, where homes can be configured to fit your lifestyle. Whether you are seeking dual master suites upstairs, four bedrooms and three and a half baths, need a three-car garage or want the convenience of a main floor master with additional space upstairs, the yourHouse series can accommodate. By combining the easyHouse series with the yourHouse series at Denio West in Longmont, we find that home buyers with a broad range of lifestyles will find a low-maintenance home design they like here.”

At Denio West, easyHouse ranch-style patio homes and yourHouse townhomes embolden residents to savor weekends without weeding, winters without snow shoveling and summers without mulching, sprinkler maintenance or lawn mowing. In fact, Denio West home owners are liberated from a slew of outdoor home maintenance chores and unfettered to explore downtown Longmont and its surroundings and to pursue new hobbies and old passions. “At Denio you can live where you play,” Lucero said.

Not only are Linda and John excited about a new house, but they said they’re eager for the opportunities a low-maintenance lifestyle extends. Linda walks regularly with colleagues from her days as an elementary school teacher, and John and Linda both relish afternoons with a good book. Less yardwork creates more time for their weekly movie-watching club and provides John more opportunities to deliver meals as a volunteer with OUR Center in Longmont. And Linda and John are itching to return to Europe, where they’ve traveled extensively. “Before, we could travel in the winter, but not in the summer due to yardwork. We won’t have that problem anymore,” Linda said.

The remaining easyHouse patio homes at Denio West start in the high $400s. The flexible yourHouse series, also available at Denio West, start in the mid $400s. Call 720.961.2959 for more information or visit DwellDenio.com for floorplans, pricing and home photos. 

By Sarah Huber
Photography by Boulder Creek Neighborhoods