FORM + FUNCTION 9

Urban flair is the highlight of new homes in Lone Tree’s RidgeGate

Award-winning design, functionality and an urban vibe unite at Bellwether Place in RidgeGate of Lone Tree. Built through a partnership between Berkeley Homes and Harvard Communities, and designed by Godden|Sudik Architects and Trio Environments interior design, the 18-home community recently won three MAME awards and two silver National awards, including one for design. 

Offering three floor plans ranging from 2,900 to 3,300 square feet in the $800,000+ price range, the homes were designed to appeal to a variety of buyers, says Principal Scott Sudik of Godden|Sudik. “We wanted the homes to have an urban edge while still maintaining a residential feel.”

Goal achieved. Luxurious yet livable, the majority of homes feature mountain views, and all are within walking distance of shops and restaurants so owners experience the ease of urban living while still enjoying suburban perks like a detached home with a backyard.

What you’ll notice first is how bright, open and airy the homes are, thanks to multiple windows (floor-to-ceiling in some rooms) and high ceilings. “We tried to push the popular open floor plan concept even further with as many windows as possible, decks on each floor to maximize outdoor living, and ceiling heights that average 12 to 18 feet,” Sudik says.

Those features help give the homes their lofty appeal. “We also added an exposed steel beam in the living space to add to the industrial feel,” says Alex Jewett, Principal with Godden|Sudik. The homes are tall—three stories—but all come with options for elevators and many of the staircases are broken up into smaller segments of about six stairs. “We didn’t want the stairs to feel overwhelming,” says Jewett.

The views, the location, the design—it all comes together in Bellwether Place, reminding you of why Colorado is home.