Superior’s beloved enclave of Rock Creek is now more welcoming than ever, with Boulder Creek Neighborhoods announcing its newest community – Lanterns at Rock Creek. Lanterns at Rock Creek is not only one of the few new home neighborhoods in Superior, but it is also a rare community offering new ranch-style patio homes in the area. Lanterns is expected to sell swiftly, as many current Rock Creek residents “who love the neighborhood are looking to ‘right size’ and move out of their giant old home with stairs and a swing set” and into a low-maintenance, accessible home in the sought-after subdivision they know and love, noted Boulder Creek Neighborhoods marketing coordinator Adrian Johnson.
Lanterns at Rock Creek will count 62 homes at completion and is a continuation of the popular floor plan designs of Boulder Creek’s “Lanterns at Steel Ranch” neighborhood in Louisville, completed in 2016. The floorplan series, named in honor of the majestic lanterns adorning the streetscapes of the home series, presents ranch-style paired patio homes designed around the convenience of main-floor living, meaning that your daily needs are on the same level of the house. The master bedrooms, as well as the kitchen, living areas, laundry, and outdoor space are all within easy reach. Offering two to four bedrooms, including a master suite, and with an optional finished lower level, the Lanterns series at Rock Creek is perfect for those that no longer need the traditional family home with several bedrooms upstairs, the large back yard for the kids, and the maintenance and repairs that go with an aging home. Lanterns at Rock Creek is the ideal opportunity for those who are seeking a thoughtfully designed new home in the established, well-loved neighborhood of Rock Creek.
Lanterns at Rock Creek is nestled among Rock Creek golf courses, a myriad of parks and captivating walking and biking paths. The town of Superior is a hidden gem on the Front Range, showcasing an unrivaled location that combines a small-town feel with the convenience and amenities of Boulder and Denver a short drive from home. Nearby are the Flatirons Mall, complete with shops and restaurants, a movie theater and the newly redeveloped Original Town Superior. Boulder’s art galleries and top-rated restaurants and breweries are a few minutes away. Superior, finally, is dedicated to nurturing community life with frequent festivals and events, from the annual Superior Morgul Bike Race to the Fourth of July Parade and Pancake Festival to Chili Fest and Skate with Santa.
“While Superior is perennially ranked among the best places to live in the United States, there’s surprisingly very little building of new homes going on here,” Johnson said. “Lanterns at Rock Creek is filling a niche for people who want to live in Superior, and Rock Creek in particular, and also desire a low-maintenance lifestyle that allows them to pursue their passions.” (Interestingly enough – Boulder Creek is also bringing a second neighborhood of new homes to Superior: Rogers Farm. Distinct from the homes coming later this summer to Lanterns at Rock Creek, the homes at Rogers Farm will be of a single-family design – with both two story and main level master floor plans, starting around 2400 square feet and expected to be in the $800s plus when they open this May.)
Low-maintenance means more time for hobbies, travel
Indeed, Boulder Creek Neighborhoods’ communities enable homeowners to forego wearisome outdoor chores for hobbies, travel adventures and valuable time with friends and family. Ease of living is the goal at Lanterns at Rock Creek where “The HOAs manage a handful of exterior home maintenance chores leaving more time for you,” he said. Jessica Champlin, Vice President of Marketing at Boulder Creek, said Lanterns at Rock Creek is for “those who yearn for winter mornings without snow shoveling, weekends without mowing lawns and summers free to travel, knowing that outdoor chores are managed while you’re gone.”
‘Right sized’ homes with smart design
At around 1700 square feet on the main floor, Lanterns homes include a two-car garage, a front patio for socializing with neighbors and a generous back patio for soaking in the Colorado outdoors. Inside, substantial kitchens are the hub for gatherings and cozy great rooms are open to the back patios through large sliding glass doors. Tall ceilings, rustic style and classic finishes impart a distinctly Colorado, dynamic vibe. Home buyers, furthermore, are paired with an expert from Saddleback Design in Denver to select flooring, countertops and tile, among other design options.
Fusing sublime craftsmanship with a commitment to low-maintenance living long before the foundation is poured, Boulder Creek homes are constructed with longevity and durability of the home in mind. “Our homes are built from the outset to be low-maintenance,” he added. “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 benefits the budget, and fewer repairs frees up time and resources to spend on other activities.”
Accessible living for
Likewise, Boulder Creek’s home designs support Boulder Creek’s commitment to “lifefullness.” Lanterns’ 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. Zero-step thresholds, 36-inch-wide halls and doorways and spacious bathrooms cater to all ages. Boulder Creek’s open-concept homes are a favorite with homeowners.
“Lanterns at Rock Creek is a great, limited opportunity for people looking to ‘right size’ into a low-maintenance, well-built home in a treasured neighborhood,” Johnson said. Rock Creek’s ranch-style paired patio are expected to be in the $700s. Champlin mentions, “As we’re still putting final touches on the neighborhood, floorplans and final pricing aren’t available quite yet. We’ll be hosting a sneak preview event in early May – and we encourage those who are interested to sign up now to get more information and stay in the loop on neighborhood developments.” To embrace low-maintenance convenience in a fabulous location in Superior, visit LiveLanterns.com or call 303.309.0088 to speak with the Boulder Creek Online Concierge.
By Sarah Huber. Photography by Boulder Creek Neighborhoods