Anyone looking for a life without a lawnmower might want to take a drive to Ridgewood Heights, a townhome development in the middle of the Grand Valley, off 28 1/4 Road south of Patterson. Since 2010, Colorado Redstone Development has been steadily building and selling maintenance-free townhomes.
“We’re rolling as fast as we can,” said Linda Daly with Cornerstone. Up to this point, the company generally has two buildings going at a time. As buyers sign contracts, it initiates ground-breaking for additional buildings.
Right now, two duplexes are under construction. Three of the four units are sold.
Most of the buildings in the development will be two and three-unit buildings, but the company will also build a few buildings that will have four and five units per building. Although the company has 10 different floor plans, half of the plans are two-story, and the company hasn’t made the final decision about the two-story units yet.
All of the townhomes are two or three-bedroom, with two bathrooms and a two-car garage. They range between 1,250 to 1,450 square feet in size. Prices start in the $170s.
“If people buy early, they can choose different countertops, flooring or paint colors,” said Jan Kimbrough-Miller, with the Kimbrough Team, the listing agent for the property.
Although carpet and laminate countertops are standard, many buyers are choosing to upgrade to hardwood flooring and slab granite countertops. Tile flooring in the kitchen, bath and laundry is also standard. Two-toned paint and hand-troweled walls are also standard.
“You can get a 1,400-square foot home that’s fairly tricked out for under $200,000,” said Dave Kimbrough.
The shared wall between units has blown-in cellulose insulation and a two-inch airspace to eliminate noise.
Each unit has its own back yard and fencing between units is standard. Perimeter fencing around the entire subdivision is also done. Many buyers are opting for complete fencing of the back yard to accommodate pets.
Both the front and backyard are landscaped and all the maintenance is done by the HOA. Dues are just $100 per month.
About 20 units have been built so far, and there will be a total of 71 units when the subdivision is complete. At this point, there are no plans to accelerate construction, but if the units continue to sell briskly, the developer may pick up the pace.
“There’s nothing like it,” Kimbrough said. “It’s a quality product and a good value. The location is central and the views are great.”
For more information, a tour of the current construction or a look at future plans, contact the Kimbrough Team at 263-7355.