Flatirons Homes is a local builder and the owners have more than 35 years of experience in the Colorado community. In 1986, after years of construction experience throughout the country, founders Bill and Jeff Eckert landed in Colorado when they realized that Boulder County is, without a doubt, one of the most idyllic places in the country. The pair founded Flatirons Homes, which has become one of the most trusted local builders in the state after years of building carefully considered, beautiful communities homes. The Eckerts’ decades of experience have earned them a reputation as a green builder with expertise in custom-home development. Flatirons Homes offers the ultimate balance: affordable houses built with great attention to detail.
Flatirons Homes is committed to building intentional communities that enhance a trusting relationship between builder and homeowner—and nowhere is that relationship more obvious than at ParkSide, a spacious Longmont community with 93 townhome-style condominiums and 36 single-family homes. Just twelve single-family homes are still available in the development, both to be built and move-in ready.
The perks at ParkSide
All ParkSide residents benefit from the high-quality, energy-efficient construction of a Flatirons Home – sustainability has always been a core principle for the company. The same features that are good for the planet are also great for the homeowners’ wallet: low-flush toilets, blown cellulose insulation, fiber cement lap siding, high-efficiency windows and a highly-rated furnace make for a comfortable, climate-controlled home and a smaller utility bill.
Of course, the community’s namesake five-acre park is a major highlight of ParkSide living. “The park is something everyone raves about and something you see people enjoying on a daily basis,” says Cauley Kim, sales manager for Flatirons Homes.
The park’s paved walking path loops around the green space, providing a level and smooth trail for running, walking and biking for all ages. With its landscaped beauty and unbeatable views of Longs Peak, the park provides a central, open space that serves as both a personal playground and an opportunity to connect with your fellow ParkSide residents. “People have picnics, fly kites, play soccer, build snowmen, read books, and do yoga in the park,” says Kim. “ParkSide has become a wonderful community with wonderful relationship-building between neighbors.”
Residents don’t have to venture far for a little more trail action: the St. Vrain trail system can be accessed easily from the neighborhood. Family fun can be found just a block away at the Longmont Recreation Center and Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, and shopping has never been more convenient with The Village at the Peaks mall, Hover Road’s big box stores, Lucky’s Market and Whole Foods, plus restaurants and parks in Prospect New Town just a short drive away. Commuters will appreciate ParkSide’s RTD stops located inside the neighborhood and the short, 20-minute travel time to Boulder, Lafayette and Louisville. There’s also great access to E-470 and DIA.
The simple life or something extra
The single-family homes at ParkSide are well suited for almost anyone, from young families to retirees. The vast array of options for home customization means that you can find – or build – a perfectly-sized home for you and yours.
Whether your idea of home is a smaller, low-maintenance lot for stress-free living, or a larger, premium lot that backs up to city open space, there are some standard across-the-board perks available in all of the homes still available at ParkSide. These include impressive interior design elements like nine-foot ceilings, walk-in closets, 42-inch cabinetry, GE appliances, Delta plumbing fixtures and granite counters. On the outside, ParkSide homes stand out with metal roof accents, painted beam detailing, and beautifully coordinated exterior colors.
The ranch and two-story plans at ParkSide can be laid out as a two-, three- or four-bedroom home. All of these plans feature a basement which can be finished or unfinished, as well as HOA-maintained walkways throughout the community that provide easy access to the park. It’s all the space you’d ever need with none of the maintenance hassle.
Standard interiors add a special touch of luxury to the homes in ParkSide. All buyers can count on a stainless steel dishwasher, range, and microwave, as well a kitchen islands or peninsulas that provide ample counter space, and covered porches for maximized outdoor living. At 1328 Johnston Court, the four-bedroom home offers single level living with a master suite with full bath, an office or guest room, guest bath and laundry room all on the main floor. The finished basement offers two additional bedrooms, a full bath and a recreation room.
The premium ParkSide lots back up against city open space and are oriented East-West for unobstructed sunrise views. Step outside your door and take in Colorado in all its glory – every day, every season. All premium homes come with additional features to enhance the indoor space, such as designer interior paint colors, extra-wide baseboards, Shaker-style doors and undermounted sinks.
One example of an open space-adjacent lot at ParkSide is 1302 South Oak Court, which features a 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath home with an open-concept main floor and gas fireplace, a large master suite with five piece bath and a daylight basement offering an additional 760 square feet for future growth.
The nature-centric ParkSide Longmont lifestyle can still be yours. Homes currently available at ParkSide start in the mid $400s and top out in the high $500s. For more information, visit flatironshomes.com.
By Emma Castleberry, At Home Colorado