Markel Homes, North End, Louisville, CO

Huge glass in the soaring living area of this Block 10 home overlooks open space and the walkway to Hecla Lake.

Condos, duplexes, town homes and single-family homes from Markel Homes

Ask Michael Markel where a home buyer can find the company’s business model in action and he’ll tell you about North End, the popular Markel Homes community on South Boulder Road in Louisville. Markel, founder and president of Markel Homes, believes in giving buyers choices. Nowhere is that credo more apt than at North End. The buyer with an eye on Louisville will find all of the company’s easy living products as well as single-family homes in ranch and two-story styles. Several homes feature main floor master suites in a nod to buyers keen on the ease and comforts of single-level living. Markel has been fine-tuning his Boulder-based brand for more than 40 years, a brand that showcases great design, sustainable, quality construction and diverse architecture in a variety of home types, all in the best locations.

[pullquote]Rather than focus on only one type of home and its target buyer, we build a variety of home types that appeal to buyers at different ages and stages in life. It’s a business model that’s unique in our industry, but one that’s worked well for us. The best example of that strategy is at North End in Louisville, where we have easy living condo lofts, town homes and duplexes as well as single-family homes in a variety of styles. — Michael Markel, founder and owner of Markel Homes in Boulder, CO.[/pullquote]

Say hello to easy living
Among the most popular homes at North End are the duplexes, town homes and condo lofts designed to meet the lifestyle needs of the buyer on the go. These low maintenance easy living products suit the retiree with a bucket list and the busy professional who prefers weekends in the mountains over Saturdays in the yard. The duplexes include two-story plans and a ranch-style plan with a main master and finished lower level. Construction is set to begin this spring on a 6-plex of tri-level town homes. Markel Homes’ third 12-plex of condo lofts will be completed early this fall. The condos, town homes and duplexes feature stainless steel and solid surface finishes, hardwood flooring and large windows. Outdoor living areas ensure that the picturesque environs become part of the
easy living experience. 

Markel Homes, North End, Louisville, CO

The contemporary Cascade delivers
the ease and comforts of single-level living.

Single-family homes at North End
Buyers on the hunt for new construction in Louisville can find move-in-ready homes at North End as well as homes under construction, with completion dates beginning this spring. The homes feature open interiors, large kitchen islands and gorgeous hardwood flooring. All have outdoor living areas, unfinished lower levels and attached garages, in contemporary and newwest elevations. Pricing starts in the high $600s.

Lake, trails and nearby amenities
North End’s appeal to buyers extends beyond the homes to the look, feel and layout of this well-designed community. A walking path winds its way through North End, circling the peaceful and beautiful Hecla Lake Open Space. Views of the stunning Back Range are part of the neighborhood experience. Cyclists can easily connect with the area’s trail network. The rise in terrain in the northeast section – the last phase of construction at North End – features single-family homes on larger lots with lake and mountain views. Adding to the appeal is the close proximity to grocery stores, banks and other services. The lively Main Street in downtown Louisville is only minutes away.

Markel Homes, North End, Louisville, CO

Peaceful Hecla Lake, nearby open space and stunning Front Range views are highlights of the North End community in Louisville.

One of America’s best places to live
Louisville’s colorful mining back story combined with modern day perks like music, beer pubs and great schools for the kids are just four of the many reasons for the city’s popularity. The selection of restaurants, the cultural activities, healthy economy and city’s family-friendly vibe have landed Louisville on Money magazine’s “Best Places to Live” list numerous times.

Heads up: only four condos left
Presales are robust for the easy living condo lofts in the third and final 12-plex located on Hecla Way. Contemporary features, large windows and the butterfly roof give the 12-plexes their distinctive style. Every condo occupies a corner location with large windows in the great room and master suite. Condo owners enjoy the convenience of a single-car garage, outdoor living on a patio or deck, and an elevator in the building. Pricing starts at $389,900.

Markel Homes, North End, Louisville, CO

An open main floor, large island and distinctive fireplace create a warm ambience in this contemporary North End home.

Visit the sales center
The North End Sales Center, located at 1805 Blue Star Lane in Louisville, is open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Tuesdays 2 to 5 p.m.). Contact Sales Manager Michele Steward by phone at 303.604.9196 or via e-mail [email protected]. For more information about North End and the other Markel Homes communities located throughout Boulder County, visit the company’s website at You can also follow Markel Homes on Facebook.

By Rebecca Lee, for At Home. Photography by Markel Homes.