There’s never been a better time to enjoy spending time in your home. For many, spending the last few months at home has created the opportunity to reevaluate their four walls, and realize they may be looking for something new. Enter award-winning homebuilder Boulder Creek Neighborhoods and their newest paired patio homes in Superior. One of only a handful of low-maintenance communities in northern Colorado, Lanterns at Rock Creek is now selling, with the first few homes (including the model) currently under construction.
Buyers are streaming from Boulder, Denver and even the established neighborhood of Rock Creek. “Rock Creekers are looking to stay in the area, coming from the larger family homes purchased 20-plus years ago,” explained Assistant Community Sales Manager Donna Lu Gamberg. “They find the floor plans and low-maintenance conveniences from Boulder Creek just what they’re looking for as they seek to ‘right size’” and move into a low-maintenance home in the subdivision they know and love,” she said. Indeed, prior to a model home being available to tour in the neighborhood, nine of the 62 homes have already found buyers.
The floor plan series, named in honor of the unique lanterns adorning the exteriors of the homes in both Rock Creek and in the Steel Ranch neighborhood in Louisville, presents ranch-style paired patio homes with an optional finished lower level. Homes offer two to four bedrooms and a main-floor master bedroom and laundry room. Lanterns at Rock Creek is the ideal opportunity for those seeking the comfort and conveniences of a thoughtfully designed new home in a community of diverse ages and experiences.
She goes on to say, “Lanterns at Rock Creek is filling a need for people who want to live in Superior, and Rock Creek in particular, and also desire a lifestyle that allows them to pursue their passions and have additional free time that would normally get bogged down by exterior chores.”
Low-maintenance means more time for hobbies, family, friends
Boulder Creek Neighborhoods’ low-maintenance communities enable homeowners to forego a handful of tedious outdoor chores, like snow removal and landscape care. Found is the free time for hobbies, exploring and valuable time with friends and family. Ease of living is the goal at Lanterns at Rock Creek, where those pesky outdoor maintenance chores are managed by a neighborhood lifestyle association.
Boulder Creek Neighborhoods’ Sales Manager Chris Mason said Lanterns at Rock Creek is ideal for “those who yearn for winter mornings without snow shoveling, weekends without mowing lawns and summers without sprinkler maintenance.” Mason continued, “At Boulder Creek, we are passionate about low-maintenance living.” So much so that the builder has created a word for their passion, “Lifefullness®.” What’s Lifefullness? “It’s the ability to live your life fully,” explained Mason. Mason enjoys hearing about how his homeowners spend their free time. “I’ve had homeowners that start a new small business, or get serious about their artwork. And I’ve worked with others who are excited to do nothing,” Mason said with a laugh.
‘Right sized’ homes with exceptional design
At 1,637 to more than 3,300 square feet, Lanterns’ floor plans include a two-car garage, a front courtyard for socializing and a back patio for enjoying the Colorado outdoors. Inside, generous kitchens lead open to great rooms, with large sliding glass door to back patios – “the ultimate kitchen and living space for entertaining or relaxing,” Gamberg said. Tall ceilings and classic finishes impart a distinctly Colorado vibe.
Of course, the floor plans are simply the blank slate for the homeowner to personalize. “We call it the “Fun Part,” says Gamberg, “because it’s so often the part of the process that buyers look forward to the most.” Each homebuyer is paired with an Interior Design Specialist to offer professional guidance in select lighting, cabinets, flooring, countertops, accents and tile, among other design options.
“We work with personal styles and personal budgets to design the home of your dreams,” says Gamberg.
Boulder Creek’s personalization options extend to the lower level of the homes at Lanterns as well. Gamberg said, “Some folks will only want to have the main-floor space, which has everything you need for daily living – kitchen, dining and great room, garage, laundry, mudroom and, of course, bedrooms, and these folks will use the lower level for storage.” She goes on to say that for others, finishing out the lower level is a dream come true, adding space with a recreation room, bathroom and bedroom and an optional fourth bedroom. “This additional finished option is great for grandparents, movie aficionados, and those who love to host out of town guests,” says Gamberg.
Boulder Creek Neighborhoods commitment to “lifefullness” is further mirrored in the meticulous designs of the homes. Lanterns’ homes feature seemingly minor details like raised electrical outlet that reduce bending, and wider hallways and doors. Combine those small details with the ease of main-floor living, and it’s easy to see why the homes at Lanterns have been as popular as they are with empty nesters and downsizers.
Lanterns at Rock Creek located near the Rock Creek golf course, dozens of parks, walking paths and open space. The town of Superior is a hidden gem on the Front Range, showcasing an unrivaled location that combines a small-town feel with the amenities of Boulder and Denver a short drive away. Nearby are FlatIron Crossing shopping mall, and top-rated restaurants and breweries. Superior’s master-planned, revitalized downtown is delightfully walkable and proximate to medical facilities and unique shopping experiences.
“Superior was just recently ranked among the best suburbs to live in the United States by Niche.com; yet, there’s surprisingly very limited options when it comes to new homes specifically designed around a low-maintenance lifestyle,” Gamberg said.
New safety protocols, enduring mission
Home buyers can rest assured that Boulder Creek Neighborhoods will help them successfully navigate the buying process safely and calmly. Boulder Creek continues to focus on all health and safety guidelines, as well as detailed social distancing protocols. For example, home buyers may apply online for mortgage loans and close virtually with a remote notary. Similarly, no-contact and drive-through closings are the new standard. “Boulder Creek Neighborhoods is strictly adhering to the governor’s orders and CDC recommendations,” Gamberg said. “In accordance with these guidelines, we have transitioned our sales environment to virtual communications, are disinfecting high-touch areas of the home before and after any appointments and wear masks and gloves when meeting with potential buyers.”
Limited opportunity selling now
“Lanterns at Rock Creek is truly a great, limited opportunity for people looking to ‘right size’ into a low-maintenance, well-built home in a treasured neighborhood,” Gamberg said. Rock Creek’s ranch-style paired patio homes start in the mid $600s. To embrace low-maintenance convenience in a fabulous location, visit LiveLanterns.com or call Boulder Creek’s online concierge at 720.548.2820.
By Sarah Huber, for At Home Colorado. Photography by Timothy Seibert