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BOULDER COUNTY – With summer in the rearview mirror and the kids back in school, home buyers have returned to the marketplace, eager to close on a home before the holiday frenzy. If you’re one of those buyers, your timing couldn’t be better. Stylish, energy efficient, beautifully designed single-family and multi-family homes are coming this fall from Markel Homes, starting in September.

Award-winning ranch-style Cascade

Ready this month, the Cascade features single-level living in an award-winning floor plan wrapped in Colorado-inspired newwest architecture. Vaulted throughout to maximize the sense of spaciousness, the Cascade features large-paned contemporary windows, an open main floor with gas fireplace and a large kitchen island. The attached three-quarter bath and main-floor study easily adapt as a private en-suite for guests. With outdoor living front and back, there’s ample opportunity to relish lazy autumn evenings and cool, sunny mornings in Colorado’s enviable climate. Buyers have the opportunity to expand living and sleeping space in the lower level, which includes rough-in plumbing and large egress windows.

The Falcons at North End
As fun to look at as they are to live in, two similarly styled single-family homes are turning heads on Snowberry Lane in the convenient Block 10 neighborhood of North End. Contemporary windows, distinct rooflines and metal accents give the homes their architectural personality, and the open floor plan creates the easy-to-live-in interior. The patio courtyard situated comfortably between the home and the detached two-car garage lends an intimate feel to outdoor living. The vaulted master suite features a walk-in closet and five-piece bath with corner windows above the soaking tub. Now or down the road, buyers have the option to add more living and sleeping quarters in the roomy lower level. Both Snowberry Lane homes are scheduled for completion in December.

Town homes with flex space
Here’s a product made to order for the entrepreneur or creative type in search of sizeable flex space for an office, studio or start-up. The main level in the three-floor town homes features a spacious entry with closet, two-car garage and unique flex space that includes a private bath. The open great room and kitchen occupy the middle level, flanked by huge decks at either end. The upper level in the remaining end unit features a master suite plus two bedrooms and second bath; the third level of the four available interior units features master and mini-master suites. Skylights in every unit flood the interior in ambient natural light. Enjoy outdoor living in the large, fully enclosed front courtyard. Efficient, distinctive and super stylish, the town homes will be ready in December.

Single Family Homes
• 1923 Larkspur Lane, $829,900
• 1392 Snowberry Lane, $769,900
• 1396 Snowberry Lane, $779,900
Town Home
• 1459-1491 Hecla Way, $624,900 & $649,900

Ready this fall in Longmont
Markel Homes has taken architectural styling reminiscent of an earlier era, given it an open floor plan, and dressed it in contemporary windows and finishes. The two-story Modern Farmhouse in Prospect New Town, scheduled for November completion, features an open main floor, a master suite plus two bedrooms on the upper level, and a fourth bedroom with three-quarter bath on the main level. Solid surface countertops, stainless steel appliances and gorgeous, sleek cabinetry set a contemporary tone in the gourmet kitchen. Large corner windows in the master suite and study (or guest bedroom) overlook green space.

Come-and-go freedom in Prospect
Buyers looking for convenience and low maintenance in a stylish home product will appreciate the duplexes located on the newest park in Prospect New Town. Prominent glass, the flat roof and contemporary architectural lines suit the bold and pleasing streetscape in this one-of-a-kind community. The duplexes feature three exterior walls with windows throughout, two skylights above the staircase, and courtyards with large, partially-covered patios. Impeccable design, high-end finishes and the superb location coalesce to create these beautiful homes. A model will be open for touring in late October. Under-construction units are for sale now.

Single Family Home
• 913 Tempted Ways Drive, $814,900
• 904 & 908 Half Measures Drive, $674,900

Louisville and Longmont support a sustainable lifestyle
Access to outdoor recreation and proximity to restaurants, shops and services are as much a part of the home-buying decision as the home itself. Markel Homes recognizes the role that location plays by creating communities that support the Colorado lifestyle and make Boulder County one of the country’s premier places to live. In addition to energy efficiency, green building and carbon reduction, sustainability encompasses lifestyle considerations like trail access, mountain views, and parks and shops just minutes from home – lifestyle features enjoyed by residents of North End and Prospect New Town.

Visit a Markel Homes sales center
The Markel Homes sales centers are open daily. For North End, contact Michele Steward at 303.604.9196 or [email protected]. For Prospect New Town, contact Marlita Lazo at 303.651.9565 or [email protected].

Visit MarkelHomes.com for sales center hours, directions and information about other Markel Homes communities in the Boulder Valley.

By Rebecca Lee. Photography by Markel Homes