There are lots of apartment dwellers peering into the new year who are wishing they could escape their rental world for something attainably priced that they can own — exactly the profile of buyers who have been quick to take advantage of KB Home’s new Villas designs at Painted Prairie near DIA.
PAINTED PRAIRIE BY KB HOME
- What: Painted Prairie Villas by KB Home, low-maintenance, attainably priced paired homes with amenities, a 22-acre park, 2-car attached garages, quick move-in available, $5,000 toward closing costs with an approved lender.
- Where: 6143 N. Orleans St., Aurora, from Tower Road, take E. 56th Ave east 2 mi. to Picadilly, turn north 0.7 mi to E. 61st Dr., head west.
- Price: From the mid $300s, move now at $409,000
- When: Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Phone: 303-323-1198
- More Info: KBHome.com
KB Home’s Villa Collection is comprised of paired homes — sometimes called “single-family attached” — that offer a huge jump in quality of life for anyone coming out of an apartment.
At Painted Prairie, a master-planned community now open south of East 64th Avenue on Picadilly Road, they’re wrapped in trails and amenities including a 22-acre community park already visible, with playgrounds, picnic tables, and a community garden; with an urban town center planned to have a fitness center, unique retail and dining.
“These are buyers that definitely don’t want a condo or apartment,” says Randy Carpenter, division president at KB Home Colorado.
He adds that some early buyers have also gone to families moving up or re-sizing from older houses in nearby areas like Green Valley Ranch. Carpenter notes that KB Home sales representatives priced out monthly costs for one of these for a buyer coming from an apartment along the DIA freeway, and found that the cost was pretty much the same as she was paying to rent.
These start at $345,000 — a real price that will get you in with air conditioning, privacy fence and KB Home’s energy features already included.
You’ll tour two model homes that have size and brightness that sets them apart from typically attached home concepts — including a Cypress plan, offering a choice of three or four bedrooms and 2-1/2 or 3-1/2 baths, 1,430 square feet of finished space and a two-car attached garage. Basements are available as an option.
If you like the looks of these, KB Home has a roomier Walnut design that’s ready to go now, with three bedrooms plus a loft, a main floor den, showing 1,883 square feet of finished space, priced at $409,000.
If you have time for a plan to be built from scratch, KB Home can show you a number of sites available now that face onto that Painted Prairie community park, where you could personalize your home using the KB Home Studio and its professional design consultants to bring your ideas to life.
Painted Prairie’s location is attracting sales from members of flight crews out of nearby DIA, as well as from other airport staff and from the Gaylord Rockies Resort. The Fitzsimons/Anschutz medical campus is about 15 minutes away, and nearby E-470 puts tech campuses either at Interlocken in Broomfield or in Meridian or Lone Tree all within a half-hour.
All plans are Energy Star-certified.
To reach Painted Prairie, where KB Home also shows single-family designs, take E. 56th east from Tower Road to Picadilly and turn north, or take E-470 to E. 64th and head west.