The stylish and inviting 2000 Ranch Modern Craftsman model is available for touring at West Grange in Longmont.

The three-bed, three-bath 1500 Two-Story Modern Farmhouse at 612 West Grange Court in Longmont is on the market for $599,900, featuring an open and bright main floor, contemporary kitchen with island and outdoor living.

Markel Homes reinvents America’s best home styles without losing an ounce of charm.

Inviting interiors awash in natural light. Floor plans that accommodate an evening with friends as easily as everyday life. Healthy and comfortable living spaces, cleaner indoor air, and high-efficiency systems and appliances.

Welcome to the Markel Homes Modern American Classics Collection, featuring a variety of two-story and ranch-style single-family homes, town homes and duplexes. Huge windows, open floor plans and outdoor living areas put a contemporary spin on popular Farmhouse, Prairie and Craftsman-style architecture. Buyers can find homes from the collection at three Markel Homes communities: West Grange at 75th Street and Nelson Road in Longmont; Silver Creek at Highway 287 and Cabrini Drive in Lafayette; and Blue Sage at South Boulder Road and Cimarron Drive in west Lafayette.

Buyers get high-quality features without paying for upgrades
Markel Homes is keen on outfitting their homes in features a notch above what most builders include in base pricing. Spacious 10-foot ceilings and wide plank flooring are standard features in the single-family homes in the Modern American Classics Collection. The gas cooktop with chimney hood, stainless steel appliances and KitchenCraft cabinetry with soft-close drawers give the kitchens a gourmet touch.

The baths are appointed in Kohler under-mount sinks and quartz vanity tops. Outdoor living areas promise hours of enjoyment and relaxation. Designer-selected color schemes and great-looking architecture in a range of styles create a pleasing streetscape with high marks for curb appeal.

Soak under the stars in this gorgeous master bath with dual-sink quartz vanity, glass-enclosed shower, private toilet and adjacent walk-in closet.

A healthier, more comfortable home for you and your family
The homebuilding industry has undergone massive change in the decades since the original designs in the Modern American Classics Collection gained popularity. Thanks to advanced technology and Markel’s commitment to sustainability, the single-family homes outperform most homes being built today. Buyers reap the benefits: healthier, more comfortable living environments, cleaner indoor air and ultra efficiency for greater energy and cost savings.

Because the homes are built to high standards, they’re exceptionally durable, quieter and require less maintenance. The single-family homes meet the standards of the Zero Energy Ready Home program from the U.S. Department of Energy. The homes are also certified by LEED, Energy Star and Indoor airPLUS.

Town homes and duplexes offer
Easy Living lock-and-leave convenience, stylish interiors and Energy Star comfort and savings

The Modern American Classics Collection features three multi-family options: town homes in both triplex and quad layouts, and duplexes. All are Energy Star certified for greater efficiency and long-lasting quality. Homeowners can leave without hassle or worry, making the homes great options for people who spend weekends in the mountains, visit out-of-town grandchildren or travel regularly for business or pleasure.

Quartz tops, single-bowl Kohler sink and quality KitchenCraft cabinetry are standard features in the single-family homes in Markel’s latest collection.

Empty nesters ready to unload the expense and upkeep of the larger family home and yard find the multi-family product especially attractive. They appreciate Markel’s level of craftsmanship, design expertise and finish selections in a home that’s easier to take care of. Kitchens are equipped with stainless steel Whirlpool appliances, KitchenCraft cabinetry and quartz tops. Energy-saving measures include the Navien tankless water heater and smart thermostat.

Where to find the Modern American Classics Collection
Markel Homes is building Modern American single-family homes at West Grange in southwest Longmont, Silver Creek in central Lafayette and Blue Sage in west Lafayette. Quad town homes and duplexes are featured at West Grange. The triplex town homes are offered at Blue Sage. Markel’s contemporary cottages – a single-family home priced in the mid $400s – are featured exclusively at Silver Creek. For pricing and availability, visit the community pages at

Sales center information is also available on the company’s website,

By Rebecca Lee, Photos courtesy Markel Homes


Coming soon to West Grange! The 1600 Ranch Modern Farmhouse Duplex with lock ‘n leave convenience and Markel’s level of craftsmanship, design expertise and finish selections attracts quality-conscious buyers.