Why it worked: The Craftsman-style exterior, pillared front porch, and single-family design of the Crown Pointe model are unusual in this Colorado market and proved to be a fresh new alternative. Move-up and second-home buyers bought for easy access to ski resort and hiking trails--and local golfing sealed the deal.

  • Prices start at $350,000, targeting mostly move-up and second-home/vacation-home buyers without children.
  • The third bedroom can be opened into the master suite to encompass additional space.
  • An optional carriage house for a two- or three-car garage can accommodate long-term guests.
  • Detached alley-loaded garage offers TND appeal.
  • Spacious family room, loft, and combined laundry room/mudroom are popular with buyers.
  • Master suite bath features a five-piece luxury bath setting.
  • Project Credits

    Village Homes of Colorado's Crown Pointe model combines front porch charm with open casual spaces for entertaining. The houses are popular with second-home buyers.
    BUILDER magazine Village Homes of Colorado's Crown Pointe model combines front porch charm with open casual spaces for entertaining. The houses are popular with second-home buyers.

    Project: Crown Pointe model at Eagle Ranch, Eagle, Colo.; Sales started: July 2001; Sales through December 2001: 24 of 30 released; Units planned: 80; Price: $350,000 and up; Unit size: 2,077 square feet; Builder: Village Homes of Colorado, Eagle; Architect: Arlo Braun & Associates, Denver