Priced in the mid $400s, the town homes at Silver Creek feature architecture from the Markel Homes Modern American Classics Collection. (Photo: Markel Homes).

Playtime with the dog, walks in the park, or cycling the area’s trails are all part of a low-maintenance, lock ‘n leave town home lifestyle. (Photo: Markel Homes).

Town home-style condo units feature three levels of finished living space plus patio or porch and single-car garage.

Boulder-based Markel Homes is breaking ground this week on two town-home style triplexes in the Silver Creek community in central Lafayette. With pricing in the mid $400s, coupled with today’s historic low interest rates, the three-bed, four-bath town homes offer a path to home ownership for first-time buyers. Buyers of any age will appreciate the quality, style and value that Markel Homes has delivered through nearly five decades of home construction and development in Boulder County.

Modern Farmhouse & Modern Prairie architecture
The triplexes are from the Markel Homes Modern American Classics Collection, featuring contemporary versions of favorite architectural styles. Large windows create sunny interiors bathed in natural light. Distinctive rooflines and exterior detailing provide the design aesthetic that buyers expect from Markel Homes. The unique footprint gives each triplex a private entrance, patio or porch, and three floors of finished living space.

The main floor features an open living and dining area, kitchen, and powder room. Two en-suite bedrooms with baths occupy the upper level. The lower level is finished as a rec room, flex space or third bedroom, and third full bath. Each unit has a single-car garage. The lot locations and floor plans are online at

Base price includes features popular with today’s buyers
The town homes feature durable, great-looking Coretec flooring and maple stair handrails in a natural finish. The kitchens are equipped with Kitchen Craft cabinetry with soft-close doors and drawers, quartz countertops, and stainless steel Whirlpool appliances. The single-bowl, under-mount kitchen sink has a Delta Trinsic faucet. The baths feature Kitchen Craft vanities, under-mount sinks, and Delta faucets. The town homes are air conditioned and equipped with a programmable smart thermostat.

Climbing structures, huge tires, and a shallow stream with boulders and logs translate into hours of creative outdoor fun at the Silver Creek playground. (Photo: Markel Homes).

Food, retail, trails, and an awesome playground
Silver Creek’s central Lafayette location connects walkers, runners, and cyclists with the area’s vast trail system. The Bob Burger Rec Center, Lafayette Skate Park, Lafayette Public Library and Pioneer Elementary are within walking distance. Restaurants and shops are found along the Hwy 287 corridor and South Public Road.

Comfort, quality & value
Third-party certification from Energy Star® means high marks for comfort, energy efficiency, and enhanced durability. In addition to providing a better built home, energy-efficiency measures lessen the impact of home construction on the environment and lower the homeowner’s carbon footprint.

Homeowners can expect lower utility bills and reduced water use, indoors and out. Sustainable building practices, quality construction, and durable materials result in an easy living lifestyle with time for play, travel, and relaxation.

Timing and pricing
Markel Homes has released five of the six town homes at Silver Creek. One unit is being held as a model. Pricing starts at $454,900. Completion is expected in summer 2021. Buyers eager to see a model before the Silver Creek model is ready can tour the furnished triplex model at Blue Sage. Blue Sage is located two blocks north of South Boulder Road at Cimarron Drive in west Lafayette. Visit the Markel Homes website at or call 303.651.9565.

By Rebecca Lee, for At Home Colorado