At Barefoot Lakes, natural living isn’t a coincidence – it’s intentional. The community at Barefoot Lakes is designed around the natural environment, not the other way around. Life is dictated not by alarms and concrete buildings, but by hundreds of acres of lakes, a beautiful, expansive neighborhood park and a trail system that allows you to experience it all with ease. Not to mention The Cove – Barefoot Lakes’ exclusive amenity center with a state-of-the-art gym, a flex room for yoga, pilates and classes, and a variety of comfortable living spaces with a DIY coffee bar, catering kitchen, TVs, indoor and outdoor fireplaces. The center also features a water-park style pool with beach-style entry, a kids play space and competition style lanes for exercise.
When you make intentional decisions about your life – such as where you choose to call home – good things happen. Your lifestyle flows naturally, like the rivers and lakes with which you’ve surrounded yourself.
What’s new at Barefoot Lakes
As always, life at Barefoot Lakes revolves around the natural world. Each new step taken in this community is a gentle one that celebrates the beauty around us.
Last year, the lake opened to rentable watercraft, allowing residents to enjoy the water from a new vantage point. As of this year, the lake will also be open to registered watercraft – meaning residents can bring their own kayaks and paddleboards out to experience the lake on their own terms and their own time.
The option to use your own craft opens up your schedule to experience the lake at different times of day, when you might glimpse different creatures on the shore or in the water. When we make room for nature, it makes room for us.
To appreciate the natural world, you have to understand it, which is the motivation behind the botanical and educational signage being installed at Barefoot Lakes. The signs are intended to further engagement, education and affinity for the lakeside ecosystem.
“The educational and botanical signs along the Barefoot Lakes trails enrich the visitor experience by connecting them to our natural world and fostering a better understanding of our environment, allowing them to appreciate it in new ways,” says Kristin Oles, restoration ecology project manager at High Plans Environmental Center.
Homes at Barefoot Lakes: Bring the outside in
Each of the five builders at Barefoot Lakes shares an appreciation for nature-centric construction and design, but they also differ in important ways that cater to a variety of homebuyers. Whatever you may be seeking in your new home, you can find it with a Barefoot Lakes builder.
Brookfield Residential is opening a new model home in its Harvest Portfolio this month, along with five new home designs that are the largest plans to be offered in this portfolio. Starting in the mid $500s, the Harvest portfolio takes nature-centric living to a new level, with expansive windows that imbue your home with natural light, and large porches that encourage star-gazing and lounging in the sun.
“The Harvest Portfolio homes have a great open feel and intelligent use of space for today’s lifestyle,” says Kathy Anderson, community sales manager at Barefoot Lakes. “For the growing family, there’s ample bedrooms and space for both kids and adults, and there’s also appeal for the empty nester couple looking for that spacious ranch with plenty of storage and room to entertain inside and out.”
Brookfield also offers two other portfolios at Barefoot Lakes: the Ovation and Villa Portfolios. Starting in the low $400s, the Ovation Portfolio offers low-maintenance living for the sophisticated homebuyer. The Villa Portfolio, with three duplex floor plans, provides space, function and beauty starting in the high $300s.
Lennar offers four distinctive floor plans through its Pioneer Collection at Barefoot Lakes, each with contemporary details and spacious layouts. Featuring three and four bedrooms and starting at 1,884 square feet, each of the four layouts – Pike, Chelton, Elbert and Evans – features Lennar’s Everything’s Included® program, which outfits the new homes with designer upgrades. This means your Pioneer Collection home will include energy-efficient fixtures, stainless steel appliances and smart home perks like a video doorbell – well worth the starting price in the mid $400s.
Starting in the high $300s, KB Homes offers three ranch plans and five, two-story plans at Barefoot Lakes, with countless options for customization and personal details. Options like finishing the basement, or converting a den or loft into a second bedroom, mean you can design the home of your dreams with KB Homes’ Inspire Collection at Barefoot Lakes.
Woman-owned CreekStone Homes brings six innovative floor plans to the Barefoot Lakes community. Starting in the low $500s, CreekStone prioritizes fine craftsmanship, functionality and the “wow” factor, as evidenced by the names of the plans, such as the 2,455-square-foot “Oh Me, Oh My” plan, or the 2,853-square-foot “Center of Attention” plan, each with up to four bedrooms.
Richmond American Homes
The five floor plans from Richmond American Homes start in the low $400s. Each offers grand, spacious living, with the smallest plan starting at 2,168 square feet. The designs allow owners the flexibility to create entertaining space both upstairs and downstairs, as well as inside and outside.
Nature calls you home
Home has taken on a greater significance in our new normal: it is not only where we eat and sleep, but it is also where we play and work. Homes are still hubs for our family, and now they also have to provide privacy and individual space as we go about our daily lives. Modern homes need to be peaceful and multi-purpose – and that’s just what you’ll find at Barefoot Lakes.
When you live in a place you love, you don’t want to leave, and you often don’t have to. Your office, your home, your natural haven: it’s all right here at Barefoot Lakes.
For more information, visit BarefootLakes.com.
By Emma Castleberry for At Home Colorado