Mitch Traeger’s inspiration for the Limited Edition home series

February 16, 2024
A group of buildings with cars and people on bicycles.

The architect behind Baseline’s newest offering of homes by Boulder Creek Neighborhoods discusses what inspired the contemporary, three-story single-family homes. It turns out, the homes are inspired by Baseline itself, “a forward-looking, progressive community,” Mitch Traeger, architect and Design Principal for Boulder Creek Neighborhoods said in a recent interview. That and the lifestyle of a Colorado homebuyer.

“What they’re trying to do is create a strong sense of community,” he says. Moving the three-car garage (yes, three!) around to the back and opening the front brings people together and creates a more neighborly community.

“One of the major goals of these houses was to make them light, bright and open,” Traeger says. “So we put in huge windows to bring in lots of natural light and fresh air … some of these have 12- and 16-foot sliders.” Nine-foot, ten-foot and nine-foot ceilings on the first, second and third levels respectively, add to the sense of openness.

The Colorado buyer has different needs than other buyers, according to Traeger. “We programmed in extensive outdoor space … on different levels so you can always be close to outside.”

“We’re Colorado, we love to sit around open fires with family and friends and just enjoy the warmth of it,” he continues. “We also programmed in optional outside fireplaces, fireplaces in our great rooms, our primary bedrooms and in one model there are two fireplaces on the main level.”

The three-to-five bedroom homes in the Limited Edition series, ranging from 2,900 to 3,300 square feet, have options for flex spaces and entertainment kitchens, and are intentionally designed to be low maintenance. Two models are scheduled to open in early 2024.

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