Prioritize Golf and Relaxation in Boulder Creek’s Patio Homes
Boulder Creek Neighborhoods is ushering the best of low-maintenance, ranch-style living to Colorado’s exclusive Tournament Players Club (TPC) at the master-planned Heron Lakes Golf Community in one of Colorado’s most scenic enclaves. Anchored by miles of lakeshore in Berthoud and featuring sweeping views of Longs Peak and the surrounding Foothills, the Heron Lakes 18-hole golf course is the first ground-up TPC championship course developed nationwide in nearly 10 years – and for select Boulder Creek Neighborhoods’ homeowners, it will be one of the most beautiful backyards in Colorado.
Here at Heron Lakes, award-winning Boulder Creek is offering their exclusive Villas collection – low-maintenance patio homes located directly on the TPC course. (For those following the builder, this series is the same as what is being snapped up by selective home buyers in Superior’s Calmante neighborhood).
Splendid course, splendid homes
The golf course is as splendid as the homes, notes Boulder Creek Community Sales Manager Donna Lu Gamberg. “As an avid golfer myself, I appreciate the exquisiteness of this course and this well-appointed community. For those seeking a luxury low-maintenance lifestyle and especially for those who appreciate a beautiful game of golf, this setting and this course can’t be beat.”
The Heron Lakes course will be home to the TPC Colorado Championship in July with 156 players competing for a $600,000 purse. Gamberg says of the patio Villas that back directly to the course, “These homes really are the opportunity of a lifetime.”
The limited-edition Villas by Boulder Creek complement the magnificent course landscape in every way, from the distinctive concrete roof tiles to the Colorado-inspired stucco and stone exteriors with intricate timber detailing. “These are ranch patio homes,” says Gamberg, “but they are unbelievably spacious with exquisite touches throughout.” The floor plans were designed around main-floor living, but finished lower levels and exceptional outdoor spaces make the already generous 3,200 to 3,600 square foot plans seem even more majestic.
Heron Lakes features a professionally designed and decorated model home – showcasing three bedrooms and a study, backing directly to the course (as do all of Boulder Creek’s homes in the neighborhood.) In this Villa, French doors spread to a covered porch with a pergola – perfect for enjoying the course views, and an additional courtyard encircles the entrance. From the 10-foot ceilings on the main floor to the expansive master bedroom suite with a large walk-in closet, double vanity and walk-in shower, this home at Heron Lakes is a wondrous respite of graceful design.
“Of course home buyers love all that the course has to offer,” says Gamberg, “but the layout and design of the home is just as important. People continue to be excited to find main-floor living with an open floor plan concept and unique features.” She is referring to the little touches so often found in a Boulder Creek home – touches like wider hallways and doors, zero-step thresholds and raised plug heights. “Yes, they are small details,” she continues, “but they make a huge difference in how the home feels and functions.”
Low-maintenance living, luxurious beauty
As Boulder Creek Neighborhoods deliberately fashions homes that empower “lifefullness®,” or living fully, Heron Lakes is a perfect fit for the Louisville-based, locally-owned builder. “Here at Heron Lakes, homeowners can cultivate their passions,” Gamberg said. “Low-maintenance living means homeowners can focus on their golf game, pick up a new hobby and hike and bike around the lakes.”
Boulder Creek’s Villas combine a low-maintenance lifestyle and remarkable energy efficiency. The Villas at Heron Lakes wed lavish beauty with stress-free simplicity, as the neighborhood HOA manages a plethora of outdoor chores. Low-maintenance living is for homeowners wishing to forego house painting for golfing, weeding for boating and lawn mowing for hiking, says Gamberg.
The builder has made a name for itself across Colorado, by fusing sublime craftsmanship with a commitment to low-maintenance living. “Our homes are built from the outset to be low-maintenance,” Gamberg explained. “This is reflected in the construction materials selected because we know they’re durable and will last. That helps you worry less about the home and benefits the budget.” Plus, she said, fewer repairs free up time and resources to spend on other activities, such as friends and family, travel and, obviously, plenty of golf. Gamberg goes on, “I always like to ask folks, what would you do instead of costly remodels or the time-consuming home maintenance projects? For me,” she says, “the answer would definitely be to play on this amazing course.” Energy Star certified appliances and environmentally-conscious insulation are the norm in Boulder Creek homes.
Cozy up to TPC Colorado
Designed by acclaimed golf course architect Arthur Schaupeter, TPC Colorado generates “maximum fun and maximum interest for all golfers, fully engaging them emotionally in their golf round,” according to TPC Colorado’s mission statement. The statement continues, “Tournament golfers will be further challenged by the subtleties of each hole, like the fairway and green contours, learning over time where the best positions for their shots are on each hole. Recreational golfers will appreciate the room that they are given to knock their ball around and still keep it in play as they enjoy the day with friends and family. This combination of highly strategic and completely playable golf holes will create a thoroughly enjoyable golfing experience.” At about 55,000 square feet (when fully complete), the Heron Lakes clubhouse will serve as the centerpiece of the community with a sports center, grand ballroom, fitness center, resort-style pool, restaurant and cafe.
While the main attraction is the TPC golf course, the community also counts almost nine miles of hiking and biking trails, several neighborhood parks and hundreds of acres of passive open space. The community’s three reservoirs, Lonetree, McNeil and Welch, boast unrivaled flora and fauna, a wintering herd of elk, bald eagles, osprey and the state’s largest great blue heron rookery. The community reservoirs beckon world-class fishing, boating and paddle boating, and a future planned shoreline bar and grill on Lonetree Reservoir will invite residents to relaxing evenings by the lake.
Spectacular ‘drives’ home – with ideal accessibility
Gamberg is just as enamored with Heron Lake’s surrounding town of Berthoud. “Downtown Berthoud’s tree-lined main street, with its small shops, the iconic A&W drive-in, the park and its cobblestone sidewalks, is just so charming and quaint,” she says. With access to Highway 287, it’s a short drive from Heron Lakes to Fort Collins to the north and Longmont to the south. Rocky Mountain National Park is an hour away, and I-25 is a quick drive for access to Denver and Denver International Airport.
Low-maintenance Villas by Boulder Creek Neighborhoods in the Heron Lakes Golf Community are open for sale, with homes expected to finish in $1 million plus price range. A fully finished and professionally designed model home will be opening in early April. For more information, visit LiveHeronLakes.com or call 720.686.3362.
By Sarah Huber. Photography by Timothy Seibert.