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 at LakeHouse Village – the new Spree Living Village at Barefoot Lakes.

Situated within the master-planned community of Barefoot Lakes, LakeHouse Village is a unique, enclave neighborhood named after its crown-jewel amenity center – the LakeHouse, which will act as the heartbeat of the community.

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.”

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 lakeside excursion (a spree, if you will) without worrying about mowing your front lawn; or having access to a yoga or cooking class with your neighbors – this is what home buyers want, regardless of age.

The lifestyle within LakeHouse Village offers the best of both worlds. Perhaps one of the biggest draws of the neighborhood is the lifestyle manager, Paul Cardenas, who coordinates entertainment and engagement for the community. For now, the calendar features virtual events to keep neighbors engaged and connected in LakeHouse Village, like a virtual yoga class and a catered brunch delivered to residents’ homes. Using resident feedback, Cardenas will continue to develop a calendar that speaks to the needs and wants of residents.

Living at LakeHouse Village provides not only all the privacy and personalization of your own home, but also the opportunity to connect regularly with neighbors and feel the stability and warmth of a true community.

LakeHouse Village at Barefoot Lakes
LakeHouse Lifestyle Center, with its wide selection of indoor and outdoor amenities, is the central component of LakeHouse Village. 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.

The LakeHouse Lifestyle Center will act as the heartbeat of the community.

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. 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.

On every visit to the lake, residents can find new things to appreciate about this special outdoor ecosystem. Educational signage will examine the different types of wildlife in Barefoot Lakes, including birds, reptiles and amphibians, as well as details about each animal’s habitat. Designated fishing locations will feature signage describing the types of fish in the lakes, as well as bag limits and instructions for which fish are catch-and-release or catch-and-dispose.

Whether on the lake or in their homes, LakeHouse Village residents’ lives are enriched by 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 high $300s, and the Ovation Portfolio of single-family homes starting in the low $400s.

Ovation Portfolio at Lakehouse Village
Homes in the Ovation portfolio are impeccably stylish without being high-maintenance. Classic architecture and modern details come together to create timeless, sophisticated homes. Smart features like zero-entry showers and an open-concept floor plan make life easier and streamline your indoor experience, while the option for extended patios gives you all the outdoor space you could want.

Four layouts in the Ovation Portfolio offer homes up to 2,696 square feet featuring 2 to 5 bedrooms and 2 to 5 baths. All homes in the Ovation Portfolio are outfitted with the myCommand Universal Smart Home, which lets you use the technology of your choice (such as Alexa or Google) to control thermostats, locks and lights. These carefully-considered homes have all the features you require, as well as so many conveniences you didn’t know you needed.

Villa Portfolio
The paired duplex homes of the Villa Portfolio homes feel far more luxurious than the typical paired patio home. You share a wall with your neighbor, but that’s easy to forget when immersed in the abundant natural light, high ceilings and beautiful interior detailing of a Villa home. Situated with close proximity to lakes and lakeside trails, the Villa Portfolio offers residents easy access to the greatest benefits of the LakeHouse Village lifestyle.

The Villa Portfolio offers three different floor plans with up to 2,043 square feet of living space, 1 to 3 bedrooms and 1.5 to 3 baths. Spacious master suites and open-concept living areas make your indoor space just as luxuriant as your plentiful outdoor space on the front porch and patio.

A home is a community
By offering this dynamic community environment to a range of age groups, all residents benefit from a diverse, multigenerational community. The beauty of 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. Living in LakeHouse Village frees up your time to spend it however you wish, whether that’s inside or out.

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