Building a new home in the City of Boulder can be a challenging prospect. Often there’s more involved than simply building the house.
There is, of course, the tear-down route. On top of a tight market for desirable locations and the added cost of demolition, you’ll also need to make sure to comply with Boulder’s modern building codes that require environmental and energy efficiency considerations.
Doable, but a bit of a painful process. What if you just want to build a new home on a clean lot, especially given that Dakota Ridge is almost sold out?
There are actually several options. Let’s take a look at two communities featuring new homes for sale in Boulder, right now.
SpringLeaf is a new home community in North Boulder, just across the street from the Lucky’s Market center, which includes Lucky’s Café and Bakehouse, O-Pizza, a dry cleaner, wine store, and more. It’s also just steps to Wonderland Lake and the surrounding trails.
The development began with six modern townhomes that front Broadway, and has now shifted to six single-family detached residences set back away from the road. Sales are being handled by local broker Deanna Franco of 8030 Realty.
One of the main draws of the SpringLeaf community is the green building and energy capture features. Residents get stylish contemporary George Watt architecture paired with optional solar and geothermal systems, which means in some months a home may generate more energy than it consumes, and at minimum provide relief on your utility bills all year long.
All the townhomes have long sold, but there are two single-family home lots left for pre-sell, both with views of the Flatirons to the west. You’ll get to choose the options you want from the ground up, so check out the SpringLeaf website if you’re interested.
Streamside Homes at Arapahoe
Downtown Boulder real estate is expensive. Building something new near downtown is not only expensive, it’s also seemingly impossible. But … it’s not completely impossible.
What if you could get a modern 3-story home off Arapahoe in between 6th & 7th, with Boulder Creek behind you and views of the Flatirons out front? Builder Porchfront Homes wants to make it happen for you.
And that’s exactly what Boulder’s Streamside community provides. Only three new homes have been slated for the available land, with one home backing up to Boulder Creek, while the home facing Arapahoe enjoying those dazzling unobstructed mountain views.
Each home will have a minimum of 3 bedrooms and baths, come in between approximately 2,300 to 3,300 finished square feet, and feature wood floors, granite slab, stainless steel appliances, glass and stone mosaic backsplashes, plus much more.
There’s only one home left out of the three. To find out more, check out Streamside over at the 8030 Realty site.
Keeping up with new home construction in Boulder
There are other new home communities in and around Boulder, and we’ll be profiling them in the coming weeks. Plus, we’ll explore the custom builders who are are doing the tough work of renovating and replacing some of Boulder’s aging home supply. Stay tuned for more.
Images courtesy of Deanna Franco of 8030 Realty.