Wrapped in pine forest, very contemporary new models are selling fast, 50 minutes south of Denver in Monument.
By: Mark Samuelson
One of the fastest selling communities anywhere along the Front Range this summer isn’t in Denver or its suburbs, but rather 50 minutes south of town in Monument, Colo., on the way to Colorado Springs. Today and tomorrow you can tour two very attractive model homes, wrapped in Black Forest pines, that have only been open a few weeks, but that have already lured more than fifty home sales. Many of which are going to Denver area buyers.
Sanctuary Pointe, with luxury home designs by Colorado Springs-based builders Classic Homes, Vantage Homes, and Saddletree Homes, is only five minutes east of I-25, but surrounded by forest, with some thru-views to Pikes Peak and the U.S. Air Force Academy (located just one exit south on I-25).
“It’s the feel of being disassociated from city yet being a part of it,” says Crystal Johnston, Marketing Manager for Vantage Homes, with a very contemporary ‘Riverwood’ model home open, featuring four bedrooms including a main-floor master suite. “The Black Forest feels like a home away from home, yet you’re five minutes from the grocer,” she adds.
Classic Homes’ Jeff Ellis, with a five-bedroom ‘Dynasty’ main-floor master suite model open, says that Colorado Springs buyers have been waiting for something like this – a community immersed in Black Forest pines, but with metro services including city water and sewer. Meanwhile, Denver buyers (they’ve already sold to a number of them) are coming for other reasons.
“People from Denver are amazed by the prices,” says Ellis, who can deliver homes the low $400s for luxury single-family homes; from $401,600 for a fast-selling series of paired patio-ranch homes. “Try and find homes in Denver that offer this size and features at this price. Buyers tell us that they see around an $80,000 difference to comparable homes up there.”
In both models, you’ll see a wide-open contemporary styling that’s a step forward from what Denver builders are showing this year: standalone entryways, lots of depth and intrigue in the kitchen-dining-family areas, and outdoor-living spaces that bring the beauty of the forested setting indoors.
Saddletree Homes is getting set to open its own five-bedroom, four bath ‘Dillon’ ranch model next month – but already has numbers of sales here, at prices from the low $600s. Along with the two model homes already open, you’ll see homes on track to deliver soon – including a ‘Monarch’ 5-bedroom 4-1/2 bath plan with 3-car garage, by Classic, ready now, priced at $588,469; and a ‘Nakota’ ranch, over 4,000 square feet finished plus basement and 3-car garage, backing to wooded open space, set for September/October move-in. It’s priced at $531,562.
There’s another reason why Denver buyers come down now, rather than waiting for later. Colorado Springs has picked Sanctuary Pointe as one of the main sites for the Parade of Homes this August; expected to drive even more buyers to these forested sites.
To visit Sanctuary Pointe, take I-25 south past C-470 and continue 35 miles to Exit 158/Baptist Road. Head east on Baptist 3.5 miles to Sanctuary Rim Drive, turn left a block to Mountain Mist, and left again onto Summerglow. Or check out the ad on Page __ of this section for a map.
Mark Samuelson writes on real estate and business; you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can see all of Mark Samuelson’s columns online at DPHomes.today.
Nestled within the towering pines of Black Forest, Vantage Homes is proud to announce the Grand Opening of the newest model, The Riverwood, in Sanctuary Pointe. The boutique approach to Vantage Home’s Riverwood model explores the distinct identities of Colorado Springs’ diverse, growing populace. Taking a classic farmhouse style and blending it with contemporary features, gives this model its wide range of appeal. A cozy, natural-color palette is paired with unexpected surprises of accent color and texture. Using overexaggerated contemporary art and fashion-forward finishes makes the spaces memorable, and highlights an ease of living that are complemented by its southern Colorado surroundings. The rich and airy tones that flow through the entire home are accentuated with metal accessories that become intriguing focal points. Whether it’s spending a quiet evening with your family, hosting overnight visitors, or accommodating party guests, this home is pivotal to managing a balanced life. Come visit the new Riverwood model along side breathtaking views and peaceful serenity at 1670 Summerglow Lane. To learn more about Vantage Homes, visit www.vhco.com.
Community builder, Classic Homes, unveils new Dynasty model home in Sanctuary Pointe. This popular two-story has been refined as the direct result of feedback from Dynasty homeowners – making the layout feel even more open and expansive. The main level showcases an open gathering place, where the kitchen truly becomes the heart of the home – overlooking a stunning family room and an unforgettable great room with its floor-to-ceiling wall of windows and grand fireplace. The intelligent flow of this home offers the opportunity to extend entertaining to the great outdoors on the covered expanded deck. If you appreciate formal dining space, the Dynasty is sure to please. For owners seeking a relaxing respite, the main level master suite with sophisticated master bath and access to the deck is a peaceful sanctuary. The master bath features a large spa-style shower, freestanding bathtub, double vanities and two walk-in closets. Experience drama from above in the spacious loft overlooking the great room. The upper level also includes two additional bedrooms and one full bath. The finished basement has an oversized recreation room, optional fireplace, wet bar, and floor plan options and configurations that range from two bedrooms to selecting the junior master suite or a combination of bedrooms and a study.
The interior design of this home presents a sophisticated, modern mountain experience. The look & feel of the home offers a modern look that is cozy, yet dramatic – showcasing the open living areas, soaring vaulted ceiling, and the family-friendly loft overlooking the floor-to-ceiling drama of the great room fireplace. Shades of warm grays and creams with additions of black create a classic combination that is comfortable, with just the right about of rustic, for the lifestyle in Sanctuary Pointe. The contrast between the light linen upholstery and the warm black and caramel furniture pieces create a layering detail, while pops of metal highlight the mountain modern style of the interior of this home. Hints of coppery orange offer a soft and calming ambiance in what is sure to be a home filled with energy with living spaces for a large family. This interior design balances clean fluid lines, textural materials, and bold prints.
The Dynasty is as versatile as it is beautiful. See it today at 1654 Summerglow Lane or click here to visit Classic Homes floorplan page for 3D tours of the home unfurnished and furnished, virtual tours and floorplan specifics.
The results of the Gazette’s Best Of 2017 Voter’s Choice Awards are in!
by: Classic Homes
Every year readers and staff of The Gazette in Colorado Springs get the chance to vote for and recognize the BEST in the city. This year was no exception, readers had the opportunity to vote for their favorite companies and organizations in a variety of categories. From dining and entertainment to neighborhoods and homebuilders, the votes were tallied and the 2017 winners will hold this coveted distinction for a full year. It all came together on Thursday, April 13, 2017 when the Gazette and many of the companies recognized in the Best Of The Springs gathered at the Pikes Peak Center to celebrate the official unveiling of the 2017 Winners. On Sunday, April 16, 2017 the Best Of The Springs was published and distributed as a special section of the Gazette.
It’s official, Classic Homes is the BEST of the BEST.
Everyone at Classic Homes is proud to be among the BEST of the BEST in Colorado Springs. Our team at Classic Homes earned the reader’s vote for GOLD in the categories of BEST HOME DEVELOPER and BEST HOME BUILDER. Voters said: “Classic Homes was our home builder when we moved here in 2009; when we were ready to purchase in 2012 they had everything ready. The customer care team came out after we moved in to address any issues and concerns we had, with prompt and courteous professionalism!”
This year’s recognition for BEST HOME BUILDER was a milestone year for our company. It marked the 10th consecutive year for receiving the GOLD in the HOME BUILDER category. (Well, except 2011…that was the only year in the past decade that the home builder category was not included in the Best of The Springs. Otherwise, we might be celebrating our 11th year! We suppose everyone is entitled to a mulligan now and then!) In addition to being named the BEST HOME BUILDER in Colorado Springs for the 10th year running, we are pleased to share that many of the neighborhoods where you’ll find our homes were also ranked as Colorado Springs BEST HOME DEVELOPMENT or HOME DEVELOPERS.
Classic Homes has built more than 11,000 homes in the Colorado Springs region and we’re so honored to have achieved BEST OF status again this year. We are certainly in good company! Congratulations to the entire team at Classic Homes for a job well done. To see a list of winners in all categories, click this link Gazette’s Best Of The Springs 2017 – Full Results
Our community builders, Classic Homes, Vantage Homes, and Saddletree Homes, recently had the opportunity to visit with Mark Samuelson, Denver real estate guru and writer for the Denver Post's Real Estate Section. On Sunday, April 9, 2017, Mark wrote a nice overview about what to expect from Sanctuary Pointe.
His article covered the upcoming model home openings, details about floorplan offerings from each builder, and incorporated a few quotes about why each builder is excited to build in Sanctuary Pointe. Our community has sold nearly 30 homes in just the first four months of the year, when you read Mark's take on the community, you'll begin to understand why people are gravitating to Sanctuary Pointe.
A chance to get in early on a piney hideaway coming to scenic Monument, on the way to Colorado Springs
By Mark Samuelson
Colorado Springs builders are seeing numbers of homebuyers migrating south from Denver suburbs in favor of the spectacular scenery they find off I-25 south of Monument Hill — still a workable commute to the Denver Tech Center. Now three highly respected Springs builders are getting set to open a community that's even closer to the Mile-High, one that's wrapped by Black Forest pines such as you'll never find around Denver. [read the full story]
Two of the three model homes coming to Sanctuary Pointe will open in May 2017 and the third will open in July.
Located along Summerglow Dr., Classic Homes and Vantage Homes are slated to open brand new models in May 2017 and Saddletree is targeting a late July or early August 2017 opening. Sanctuary Pointe will feature two ranch plans and one 2-story plan, ranging in size from approximately 4,300 sq. ft. to 5,000 sq. ft.
Classic Homes' 2-Story Dynasty Model Home features just over 5,000 Total Sq. Ft. and is scheduled to open the second week of May. The Dynasty, one of the builders most popular 2-story plans, has been refreshed based on feedback from homeowners who have built the plan over the years. With input from the sales team, builders, and design coordinators, the Dynasty is has a fresh new look! The plan showcases a main-level master suite, spacious greatroom with exquisite vault, formal dining room, breakfast island and nook, plus cozy family room adjacent to outdoor patio area. The basement offers a Jr. Master Suite plus 2 additional bedrooms and large expansive recreation room. The upper level represents two bedrooms, plus optional Loft (standard as a 3rd upper level bedroom) and one bathroom. The interior takes on a Modern Mountain look with cozy, yet dramatic, shades of grays and creams with black and rust to create a classic combination that is comfortable with just the right amount of modern and rustic.
Vantage's Riverwood Model Home is a new rancher that boasts a spacious 4,412 Total Sq. Ft.. The model is scheduled to open later in May, shortly after Classic's model home. The Riverwood, in its Rustic style elevation, offers a standard 3 car garage (2 car front and single car side load) with an optional 4th car (not shown on model). The plan includes two full suites and a powder bath standard on the main, basement can be optioned out with up to 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The total bed and bath can be up to 5 bed and 5-1/2 bath, making for a thoughtful layout to maximize the space planning in this ranch plan. An optional "grand suite" creates a multi-generational living option with the 2nd suite on the main gaining private access to the side load garage. You'll find a large eat-in kitchen with walk-in pantry, owners entry off the garage. The Riverwood's volume ceiling heights, with 13' in the great room and entry, add the drama buyers are looking for in this floorplan. The exterior has a private courtyard on the front and large covered patio/deck out the rear.
Saddletree's popular Dillon Model Home is a beautiful new ranch plan, offering nearly 4,300 Total Sq. Ft. The model features a Mountain Modern elevation with a modern open floor plan showcasing 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The master bedroom and connected laundry room are on the main level for easy one level living. For entertaining, there is a large family room with a convenient wet bar in the basement. The interior design will complement the exterior with outdoor elements and modern colors throughout the home. The Dillon Model is scheduled to open late July or early August.
We'll continue to provide updates as the models progress!
Award-winning Colorado Springs homebuilder, Classic Homes, recently announced that they will begin construction on the first phase of development its highly desired ranch-style paired-patio homes along Sanctuary Rim Drive and Mountain Mist Drive. The plans, from the brand new Legends Collection, will be sold from Classic Homes' model located in The Village of Molise at Flying Horse during the construction period. The initial relase includes 40 homesites and pricing will begin in the $390s to the $420s. The Legends Collection represents four paired-patio home floorplans ranging from approximately 2,900 sq. ft. to just under 4,300 sq. ft. Classic curretnly has six paired patio homes under construction with a targeted move-in date of June 2017.
The largest plan, The San Isabel, was recognized in the 2016 Parade of Homes with seven industry awards for excellence in homebuilding including: Best Overall Home, Best Floorplan, Best Architectural Exterior, Best Craftsmanship, Best Kitchen, Best Master Suite, and Best Interior Design.
All paired-patio homes built by Classic Homes in Sanctuary Pointe offer homeowners the convenience of a carefree lifestyle and include exterior maintenance plus snow and trash removal. For more information, please contact Classic Homes at 719-888-3223.
About the Floorplans:
The Avondale - 2,929 sq. ft.
The Maroon Bell - 3,547 sq. ft.
The Telluride - 3,129 sq. ft.
The San Isabel - 4,298 sq. ft.
Coming Summer 2017!
Sanctuary Pointe community homebuilders, Classic Homes, Saddletree Homes, and Vantage Homes are set to break ground on a model home complex to be built on lots 13, 14, 15 on Summerglow Lane. Classic Homes' model will be its popular Dynasty 2-story floorplan, Saddletree Homes is building a mountain modern concept of their Dillon floorplan and Vantage is building the Riverwood (a new plan that has never been modeled).
With a stunning line-up of three model homes, nine homesites under construction, and another eleven inventory homes breaking ground...Summer 2017 is sure to be an exciting time in Sanctuary Pointe. For more information and real-time updates on lot availabilty, please see our interactive maps by clicking here.
Classic Homes - 719-387-9279
Saddletree Homes - 719-434-3194
Vantage Homes - 719-494-8112
If you've been foolowing the progress of our community and planning for just the right time to make the move to Sanctuary Pointe, you're in for a real treat! Community homebuilders, Classic Homes, Vantage Homes, and Saddletree Homes have selected a stunning line up of floorplans available to build in Sanctuary Pointe. And, now you are just a click away from exploring these plans online. To view the available ranch and 2-story homes available to be built, please visit our Home Finder Page by clicking here.
On September 30th, more than 300 interested homebuyers, our community builders and area Realtors gathered to celebrate the official unveiling of Sanctuary Pointe. A celebration, indeed! Guests were treated to traditional Oktoberfest cuisine, German music, and a selection of hand selected German brews.
The event offered homebuyers an agents a first-hand chance to visit with our builders to learn about the new homes that will be coming to Sanctuary Pointe. Guided tours of the first phases of the community were also available. A unique marketing program offered prospective homeowners who joined the Community Interest List early in the initial development phases the unique opportunity to have their pick of lots through the date of the Grand Unveiling. Homesite reservations opened to the public the following day. The event resulted in several lot reservations and the builders will begin writing contracts this month. To date, more than a dozen homesites have been reserved. To view an up-to-date interactive map for Filings 1 & 2, please click here.