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January 26, 2023

Following the builders: Big canyons, nature in your backyard, 35 minutes to DIA, and more!

Lisa checks out south Denver’s Macanta

Central Park’s builders have built hundreds of amazing homes around the neighborhood. Many of the builders have a devoted following – and with limited new home options in Central Park, it’s no surprise that one of our favorite activities is following Central Park’s builders around Denver to see where they’ll build next.

This week Lisa Palladino on our team is following Central Park builders David Weekley and Lennar to south Denver’s new Macanta neighborhood!

Mariel and Lisa check out a home in Macanta

Macanta is a new community with beautiful homes near Castle Rock, Colorado. With 4 award winning builders, including two of our Central Park favorites (@davidweekelyhomes and @lennar), plus some custom home sites available, this new community boasts large lots, wide open spaces, views for days and all the amenities you would look for in a new master planned community

And did I mention Macanta is conveniently located just minutes from I-25 and about 35 minutes from DIA? Macanta is a neighborhood to check out! 

I have compiled a list of move-in ready or spec homes so you can take advantage of current builder incentives and move in right away to start enjoying all that Colorado and Macanta has to offer. 

David Weekley, Toll Brothers, Taylor Morrison and Lennar all have some spec homes ready to go or that will be complete in the next few months. As always, let me know if you want to tour any of these specs, visit the builder model homes or discuss other areas that may work for your needs! 

So What’s a “Spec” Home?

A “Spec Home” (short for speculative home) is a home that a builder starts building without a buyer for the home yet.  Also known as “quick move-in” homes, spec homes can be at almost any stage in the construction process – from excavation to framing to drywall to 100% complete, and any stage in between.

Builders have spec homes for a variety of reasons. For example, builders often build homes in groups or blocks, and if a builder has sold most of the lots on a block the builder might elect to start construction on the whole block while looking for buyers for the remaining unsold homes. Other times, a home may have once had a buyer, but the buyer’s financing fell through or some other issue arose, and the buyer had to walk away from the home.

View from the David Weekley model

Regardless, there are a number of interesting benefits to buying a spec home:

  • You don’t have to wait as long for a new home as you would if you had to start with a dirt lot.
  • You know (or have a much better idea of) the “all-in” price as opposed to starting with a dirt lot, which may change depending on upgrades and features you elect to add during the design process.
  • You’ll usually get the same builder warranty a dirt start home gets.
  • Spec homes often have attractive pricing. Most builders aren’t in the business of holding homes, so they’re incentivized to move homes quickly.

Macanta Spec Home Inventory

These are the homes that I am currently aware of but that doesn’t mean this is a complete list. Not all homes are listed on the MLS or Zillow. If you want information on any of the homes below shoot me an e-mail at lisa@focus-realtors.com.  

Lisa inside the David Weekley model

Toll Brothers 

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,405 sq. ft., (excludes huge unfinished basement) 
Single-story home with walk-out basement that backs to open space with canyon views. Large and private primary bedroom, 3 car garage, multi-panel sliding stacking door 15′ at great room and upgraded JennAir appliances. $1,399,995.

David Weekley Homes (2 homes available for summer completion and 3 more coming later this year to complete phase 1)

  • 3394 Carabiner Street, Castle Rock Wrenwood Floorplan, estimated move-in: Summer 2023 – Beautiful home with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,336 finished sq. ft., two story home with 3 car garage and spacious unfinished basement. Main level office or flex space offers endless possibilities for your lifestyle. Upstairs includes primary retreat with dual walk-in closets, additional loft space and large secondary bedrooms. Cul-de-sac and no rear neighbors! $1,157,770. Complete summer 2023.
  • 3400 Carabiner Street, Castle Rock – Hubbard ranch floorplan includes with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, separate study and unfinished basement. 3 car garage on cul-de-sac!  $1,114,905. Summer completion.


  • 2824 Fellswoop Drive, Castle Rock – This gorgeous ranch floorplan is back on the market and includes 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, one of which is a NextGen suite, a fully finished apartment/lock-off unit within the home.  It also includes 3 stall garage and more! $925,000. February completion.

  • 2879 Furthermore Lane, Castle Rock – This Davis Ranch floorplan home will be complete this summer, another stunning ranch home by Lennar! This home will have 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with an unfinished basement for you to expand if needed!  $892,300. Complete summer 2023.
  • 2863 Furthermore Lane, Castle Rock – Yet another ranch floorplan by Lennar. This Somerton Ranch floorplan will include 4 bedrooms upstairs and 3 bathrooms with an unfinished basement plus a covered patio and 3 stall garage. $887,900. Complete summer 2023.

Taylor Morrison (currently 9 spec homes ready or almost ready!) 

Ridge Ranch Floorplan

  • 3308 Carabiner Street, Castle Rock – This just listed ranch style home is located in the expedition section of Macanta. The home is sure to impress with 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms with over 5,000 square feet. It features soaring 13’ ceilings, an extended patio, chef’s kitchen, fully finished basement and a 4 car tandem garage! $999,990. March completion.

The Ouray floorplan

  • 3114 Belay Point, Castle Rock – Beautiful two-story home includes 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a fully finished 3 stall garage space, covered back patio and unfinished basement with tons of space to expand if needed! $999,990. April completion.

The Vail floorplan

  • 3077 Carabiner Street, Castle Rock – This two-story home features 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms plus an unfinished basement! Highlights include a 2 story gathering room with cozy fireplace, chef’s kitchen and spa-like primary retreat. This specific lot is fantastic opening up to open space behind the home for privacy and views plus walking distance to clubhouse! $999,990. June completion.
  • 3042 Belay Point, Castle Rock – Another 4/4 with an unfinished basement. This home has a great room with vaulted ceilings and fireplace. Bonus spaces, covered patio and more! $999,990. April completion.

Empire Farmhouse floorplan 

  • 3692 Outcrop Court, Castle Rock – Taylor Morrison two-story home on quiet cul-de-sac, complete with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, an unfinished walkout basement, separate study and 3 car tandem garage. $799,990. March completion.

Fountain Floorplan

  • 3675 Sublime Court, Castle Rock – 4 bedrooms, 4 bathroom two-story home with 2 stall garage. Great lot located on cul-du-sac street and backs to open space. $744,990. April completion.

Georgetown floorplan

  • 3681 Outcrop Court, Castle Rock – Two story home with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, unfinished basement and 3 car tandem garage.  $799,990. February completion. 
  • 3635 Sublime Court, Castle Rock – 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with 3 stall tandem garage on cul-de-sac street with open space behind the home.  $699,990. May completion. 

Alamosa Ranch Floorplan

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