The Modern Prairie triplex under construction at 763 Cristo Lane in Lafayette features 3 town home-style condos with private entrance, porch or patio, and single-car garage. Ready fall 2021 with pricing from $454,900.

Boulder-based Markel Homes has been paying attention to what buyers want in new home construction and lifestyle amenities for decades. A portion of today’s buyers are ready to get out from under costly upkeep and time-consuming maintenance. They’re looking for lock-and-leave convenience, without yard work or snow shoveling.

Markel Homes has responded with a series of beautiful easy living town homes, duplexes and condo lofts, all basically maintenance-free. The HOA handles yard work and exterior upkeep. Homeowners can come and go without concern. And for the buyer who’s trying to purchase their first house, several of Markel’s easy living multi-family homes offer a more obtainable path to home ownership.

Easy living coming soon!
Easy living town homes, duplexes and condo lofts are under construction in Markel Homes communities in Longmont, Lafayette and Louisville. The architecture reflects classic styling with a contemporary twist. The bright and open interiors, modern finishes and Energy Star® comfort and cost savings of these homes resonate with buyers of all ages. The standard features other builders might consider an upgrade are included in the asking price – another plus with buyers. Lastly, the easy living homes offer the lifestyle perks of a great location: trail access, walking paths and nearby open space yet close to shopping, dining and services.

Town homes under construction at Silver Creek
Three-bed, four-bath town home-style condos featuring three levels of finished living space are under construction in Silver Creek in central Lafayette. Large windows create sunny interiors bathed in natural light. Each town home features an open living and kitchen area plus powder room on the main floor, two en-suite bedrooms with baths on the upper level, and a flex room, bath and rec room in the finished lower level.

The distinctive roofline and exterior detailing of the Modern Prairie architecture provide the design aesthetic that buyers expect from Markel Homes. The unique footprint gives each unit a private entrance, patio or porch and single-car garage. The three town home units located at 763 Cristo Lane in Lafayette will be ready in fall 2021. Pricing starts at $454,900.

Duplexes under way in Longmont and Lafayette
Two-story Modern Farmhouse duplexes are under construction in the West Grange community at 75th Street and Nelson Road in Longmont. Large windows, 10-foot main-floor ceilings and a skylight in the five-piece master bath create bright and cheerful living spaces, bedrooms and baths. The kitchens feature a large rectangular island and Whirlpool stainless steel appliances including a gas cooktop. Each duplex has an attached two-car garage that opens to an entry with built-in bench, cubbies and adjacent laundry room. Pricing starts at $609,900. Two units will be ready in late summer 2021, with more to come later in the year.

A two-story Modern Farmhouse duplex is under construction in the intimate Blue Sage community in southwest Lafayette. Lots of windows, the open floor plan and 10-foot ceilings on the upper level with the living, cooking and eating areas give the home incredible natural light and an open atmosphere. The front doors, upper decks and patios are staggered for privacy. A walkway from the front porch leads to a side entrance that opens to a completely private third bedroom, office, or studio, giving the buyer multiple flex-space options. The duplex is located at 943 Sage Court in Lafayette. One unit is available for $639,900, ready in fall 2021.

Condo lofts at North End
Buyers in the market for single-level living will appreciate the contemporary 12-plex under construction at 1312 Snowberry Lane in Louisville – the only complex of its kind in Boulder County – but buyers need to act fast. Eleven of the 12 units have sold; one first floor condo is still available for $434,900, ready in fall 2021.

The two-bed two-bath unit for sale is in a corner location with great natural light. The flexible plan features open living and dining, a peninsula with pendant lighting, and sliding glass doors to the patio. Amenities include a dual-sink vanity in the master bath, walk-in closet, separate laundry area for stackable appliances, and a carport. The building has an elevator and a secure front entrance.

No upgrades needed!
Contemporary styling and design features are included in the asking price in all of Markel’s easy living town homes, duplexes and condo lofts. Open floor plans, huge windows, and 10-foot ceilings give the living, dining and cooking areas an inviting feel of spaciousness. Standard features include durable COREtec flooring on the main level, stainless steel Whirlpool appliances, Kitchen Craft cabinetry and quartz tops and under-mount single-bowl sinks in the kitchen and baths.

Greater comfort, cleaner air & lower utility bills
Thanks to certification from Energy Star, the easy living homes offer greater indoor comfort, cleaner air, and cost-saving water and energy features. The living environment and the access to outdoor recreation in the Markel Homes communities support the buyer’s commitment to health and wellness. The easy living homes are equipped with air conditioning, a programmable smart thermostat, and an energy-efficient Navien® tankless water heater for on-demand hot water.

Choose from designer-selected interior packages
The interior collections for Markel’s town homes, duplexes, and condo lofts are created by a professional interior designer – and it shows. Kitchen and bath countertop, tile and backsplash selections are beautifully color-coordinated. Buyers can feel confident with their choices. There’s no second guessing, hoping you’ll like the finished product. The selection process is enjoyable and fun, and the results are amazing.

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