Natural light streams into the open main floor of the three bedroom, three bathroom town home model with finished lower level at Blue Sage in west Lafayette, open this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Town home and contemporary cottage models from Markel Homes open for touring at Grand Openings this Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The 2000 Two-Story Alley Load Modern Farmhouse under construction at Blue Sage features an open plan, 10-foot main floor ceilings, main floor study, and vaulted master suite with five-piece bath and walk-in closet.

The stage is set for Sunday’s Grand Openings at two new Markel Homes communities in Lafayette. The public is invited to tour the three bedroom, three bath town home model at Blue Sage and the three bedroom, two bathroom contemporary cottage model at Silver Creek. A dessert food truck will be on-site in both locations. Interested buyers are encouraged to stop by this Sunday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for a firsthand look at two of the hottest home products design-leader Markel Homes has introduced in years.

Town home-style triplexes at Blue Sage
Farmhouse and Prairie architectural styles catapult into the 21st century thanks to the creative rooflines, huge windows, and amenities like Energy Star® appliances and smart thermostats in the town homes at Blue Sage. The unique footprint features three units in one building, each with a private entrance, outdoor living and single-car garage. White oak flooring, stainless steel appliances, and quartz tops in the kitchen and baths add to the contemporary aesthetic.

The main floor features open living, dining and kitchen plus a powder room. Two en-suite bedrooms with baths occupy the upper level. The lower level houses a rec room, third bedroom, and third full bath. A selection of town homes, including the model, feature a finished lower level. The remaining units offer an optional lower level finish. Pricing starts at $404,900.

Community garden, trail access and nearby Hecla Lake
Visitors to Blue Sage pass the attractive community garden with row after row of planter boxes available to homeowners with a green thumb. Outdoor and exercise enthusiasts appreciate the trails that run along the perimeter of the neighborhood and link to the network that weaves throughout Boulder County. Homeowners can walk or cycle to Hecla Lake in North End, another Markel Homes community, and Waneka Lake Park in Lafayette. Located two blocks north of South Boulder Road at Cimarron Drive, Blue Sage sits midway between Highway 287 in Lafayette and Main Street in Louisville. Residents enjoy restaurant and shopping choices galore.

Good news for buyers! Six more contemporary cottages are releasing this weekend to coincide with the Grand Opening at Silver Creek in central Lafayette. Pricing starts at $434,900.

Six more cottages released this weekend
Keeping up with the demand has been a challenge for the cottage construction crews at Silver Creek. Previous releases have sold out quickly. Obtainable pricing is one reason for their popularity. The homes are also impeccably designed and really cool.

Huge windows, upper level decks, distinctive rooflines and bold exterior colors and textures give the cottages their modern look. The open and airy interior features huge glass, white oak flooring, stainless steel appliances, quartz tops and sleek kitchen cabinetry. Shampoo niches in the baths and wall hooks at the garage entrance signal to the buyer that the architect paid attention to the details in creating these highly livable, sustainable single-family homes. Pricing for the cottages starts at $434,900.

Jump, climb, run, and splash: the playground at Silver Creek in Lafayette.

Cottage buyers can feel good about their carbon footprint. Like all single-family homes from Markel Homes, the cottages meet the advanced efficiency, comfort, and clean air standards of four leading industry programs: Zero Energy Home Ready, Energy Star®, LEED, and Indoor AirPLUS®. The net-net for the homeowner is lower energy costs, more comfortable surroundings, healthier indoor air, and peace of mind knowing the use of environmental resources was carefully monitored during the construction process.

Everyone loves the Silver Creek playground
The climbing structures, boulders, and shallow stream at the Silver Creek playground and picnic area are a home run with children of every age. Parents love the playground as much as the kids. Trail access is a given from Silver Creek, connecting cyclists, runners, and walkers to the area’s well-developed trail system. The Bob Burger Rec Center, Pioneer Elementary School, Lafayette Skate Park and Lafayette Public Library are an easy walk from home. Restaurants and shops are found in every direction, including the Highway 287 corridor and South Public Road.

Single-family homes under construction in both communities
Two ranch-style single-family homes are under construction at Silver Creek, with pricing from $699,900. A ranch-style single-family home and a two-story home are going up now at Blue Sage. Pricing starts at $719,900. All the homes are from the Markel Homes Modern American Classics Collection. Visit the Blue Sage and Silver Creek community pages at for floor plans, renderings, and pricing. Website visitors can also link to the interactive site map to learn which lots are available and what’s planned throughout the community.

Sales Centers open daily
The Blue Sage and Silver Creek Sales Centers are open daily. Visit for sales center addresses, hours and contact information.

By Rebecca Lee, Photography by Markel Homes