Paul Cardenas, Spree Living Lifestyle Manager

Brookfield Residential knows that modern homebuyers want more than just four walls and a roof. In addition to beautiful, functional, manageable homes, today’s buyers want perks like abundant amenities and a robust community – and that’s just what Brookfield Residential is offering with the new Spree Living Villages at Brighton Crossings and Barefoot Lakes.

These unique, enclave neighborhoods are situated within the two master-planned communities, each named after its crown-jewel amenity center that will act as the heartbeat of the community: LakeHouse Village at Barefoot Lakes and SpreeHouse Village at Brighton Crossings.

Spree Living Villages are a neighborhood concept designed for people of all ages and life stages who want low-maintenance homes and an active, engaged group of neighbors. “Spree Living Villages are designed for busy couples, for single moms and dads, young professionals and traveling baby boomers,” says Jim Van Gelder, vice president of sales of marketing for Brookfield Residential Colorado. “They’re all seeking to make the most of their free time.”

Spree Park at SpreeHouse Village at Brighton Crossing. (Artist renderings only. Landscaping, land plans and architecture are subject to change without prior notice.)

There are plenty of communities dedicated to active adults over 55 years of age, yet the desire for low-maintenance homes and a fun calendar of community events is not unique to retirees. Single-family households, divorced parents and even young couples with no children can reap the same benefits of low-maintenance living. Being able to take off on a spontaneous trip (a spree, if you will) without worrying about shoveling snow off the sidewalk; or having access to a yoga or cooking class at the community center – this is what home buyers want, regardless of age.

Perhaps one of the biggest draws of Spree Living Villages is the lifestyle manager that will coordinate entertainment and engagement for the community. Paul Cardenas has already planned a wealth of fun events at both villages, including yoga classes, monthly food demonstrations, wine tasting, board game nights and even a “Paw Party” at the Brighton Crossings dog park when the weather warms up. Some of these events are open to the public and some may require a fee for non-village residents, but all are sure to bring residents together around new experiences and shared interests. Using resident feedback, Cardenas will continue to develop a calendar that speaks to the needs and wants of Spree Living Village residents. These residents not only have all the privacy and personalization of their own home, but also the opportunity to connect regularly with their neighbors – truly the best of both worlds.

LakeHouse Village at Barefoot Lakes
LakeHouse Lifestyle Center is the central component of LakeHouse Village, with a wide selection of indoor and outdoor amenities. The patio terrace looks out across the two shimmering lakes of Barefoot Lakes, the community’s namesake. Beyond the lakes, a clear day affords a view of Longs Peak.

Residents of LakeHouse Village not only benefit from the amenities unique to their neighborhood, but they also have access to all of the Barefoot Lakes community, including the 12-acre Peninsula Park with an extensive trail network, and The Cove, a brand-new, 5,000-square-foot amenity center with fitness and lounge areas, and a pool that opens on Memorial Day. Furthermore, Barefoot Lakes will allow lake access this year, including designated fishing locations around the lakes and a dock for launching water activities. To encourage residents to make the most of these beautiful bodies of water, Barefoot Lakes has partnered with Standup Paddleboard Colorado to offer watercraft rentals, including paddleboards and kayaks.

LakeHouse Village residents can reap all the benefits of blue mind science, the theory that there are tangible neurological, psychological and emotional benefits to connecting with water spaces. “If you come in contact with water regularly, it has major positive effects on energy, stress and attitude,” says Ethan Demby, Director of Integration at Art + Business ONE, the brand and marketing firm for Barefoot Lakes.

Brookfield Residential is the only builder within LakeHouse Village at Barefoot Lakes. Buyers can choose from Brookfield’s Villa Portfolio, which features paired duplex homes from the low $300s, and the Ovation Portfolio of single-family homes starting in the low $400s.

SpreeHouse Village at Brighton Crossings
Lush, green open space surrounds the SpreeHouse Village at Brighton Crossings. The cozy enclave is centered around SpreeHouse Lifestyle Center, a multifunctional space with abundant indoor and outdoor loung areas, a bar and intimate gathering spaces available to Village residents for rental. The center is situated on Spree Park, an expansive green space featuring a tennis court, four pickleball courts, a bocce court and community gardens where residents can rent and manage their own plot on an annual basis. Also within Spree Park is the SpreeHUB, a small space where residents can meet to begin their communal adventures together.

Of course, SpreeHouse Village residents have access to all the excellent amenities of Brighton Crossings just beyond the borders of the village. This includes the expansive Crossings Park and Crossings Bark Dog Park, as well as the one-stop shopping King Soopers Marketplace with a First Bank, Starbucks and more. Next door to SpreeHouse Village is Venture Village with the Venture Center and Water Park, a fitness and gathering center with plenty of water play for all ages, and the 17-acre Venture Park coming soon. Whatever your mood, you can find fun in SpreeHouse Village.

Buyers looking for this type of lifestyle can find new homes available by two builders in SpreeHouse Village. Brookfield Residential is offering its paired duplex Villa Portfolios from the high $300s, along with its single-family Ovation Portfolio from the low $400s. And coming soon, eight new home designs from David Weekley Homes.

A home is a community
Spree Living Villages are for anyone who wants a lower maintenance, community-focused lifestyle. It’s carefree living at its best: the ability to go on a life spree – whatever that means to you. By offering this dynamic community environment to a range of age groups, all residents benefit from a diverse, multigenerational community.

The beauty of both Spree Living Villages is that a the price tag includes not only a beautiful home with low-maintenance features, but also an enriching, community-focused lifestyle. For more information about these special communities – including a calendar of all upcoming community events – visit

By Emma Castleberry, Photos courtesy: Brookfield Residential / Art & Business One