LAFAYETTE – Markel Homes Construction Company is poised to begin infrastructure work next spring on 13.7 acres in the Silver Creek community in Lafayette. The Boulder-based builder will offer a range of housing options at Silver Creek, including detached single-family homes, contemporary cottages, town homes, duplexes and condo lofts, for a total of 154 housing units.

Markel Homes will bring its signature brand of architectural diversity and stylish design to the Silver Creek neighborhood, but at a lower, more obtainable price point. Home buyers can expect contemporary designs as well as modern classics and Colorado-inspired styles in smaller yet high-performing, beautiful homes. Like all homes built by Markel Homes, the products at Silver Creek will be Energy Star certified. The builder is also participating in the Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home program as well as obtaining LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

In addition to sustainable construction and energy efficiencies, Markel Homes’ communities support a sustainable lifestyle. Silver Creek offers residents walk-to amenities like shops and restaurants, Back Range neighborhood views, and nearby open space, parks and trail access. The price point of Markel’s housing options at Silver Creek will support living and working in Lafayette, or staying in Lafayette in retirement. 

Markel Homes is in its fifth decade in Colorado’s home building industry. The company designs and builds homes that incorporate green building technology, and creates communities that support a sustainable lifestyle. Several existing Lafayette communities, including Spring Creek, White Hawk Ranch, Wild Ridge and Hawk Ridge are the creation of Markel Homes. To learn more about the company, the homes they build and the communities they’ve created throughout Boulder County, visit