Category Archives: New Home News

Markel Homes starts work on West Grange project; 599 homes will be one of city’s largest new projects

By Jerry W. Lewis, Markel Homes LONGMONT – Boulder-based Markel Homes has begun infrastructure work on one of the largest new residential developments in west Longmont.  West Grange, approved for a build-out of 599 new homes on 126 acres, will join Longmont’s development plans for its 29-acre Dry Creek Community Park, featuring ball fields, tennis and volleyball courts and an 18-hole disc golf course. In 2014, four multi-use sports fields will open. Although not yet funded, Longmont also wo

Move-in ready homes in Lyons by Markel Homes


Residents love the lifestyle at Lyons Valley Park By Rebecca Lee, for At Home It’s hard not to like a place with almost as many monikers as people. Double Gateway to the Rockies, Red Rimrock Country or the Town Below the Cliff all refer to the foothills community nestled in the shadow of mighty Longs Peak. Vibrant, active Lyons is home to outdoor enthusiasts, music lovers, mountain lovers, families who want the vibe of a smaller town and folks who appreciate a quaint atmosphere with plenty to

D.R. Horton Brings Its Legacy for High Value Homes to Highland Ridge in Windsor


By L. L. Charles, At Home Colorado   Northern Colorado has become a popular destination for new homebuyers who want to enjoy the freedom of small-town living without giving up the amenities of larger cities. There’s probably no better example of this than the new Highland Ridge neighborhood in Windsor, where residents enjoy sweeping views, generous open space and shopping, dining and entertainment – all just minutes away. Highland Ridge is being built by D.R. Horton, known as “Americ

Parade of Homes returns to Northern Colorado


After a five-year hiatus, the Home Builders Association of Northern Colorado (NOCO HBA) will once again spotlight the latest and best in the region’s home design and features. Running Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-22 and Sept. 27-29, the 2013 Northern Colorado Parade of Homes features 30 houses constructed by 20 different builders. Prices range from approximately $200,00 to $800,000, making Parade of Homes the perfect event for first-time buyers, families on the move, empty-nesters and

The Ironwood model at Indian Peaks South receives accolades


LAFAYETTE – McStain Neighborhoods is honored for best designs and Adult Living by the Flatirons Building Council of the Home Building Association of Metro Denver. With all the homes that were featured in last month’s Flatirons Tour of Homes, the Ironwood model at Indian Peaks South was awarded best interior and kitchen design, as well as a Silver award for best Adult Living Home. The Ironwood model has become a favorite for both homebuyers and judges alike.  And it’s no wonder; the Ironwo

Lyons Valley Park: More than a home, discover a way of life


If you’ve been holding out for the perfect combination of home, neighborhood and community, keep reading. Boulder-based Markel Homes has released eighteen new lots in gorgeous Lyons Valley Park, located in the quaint, thriving community of Lyons. Billed as the Gateway to the Rockies, Lyons offers a vibrant music and art scene, first-rate schools, all kinds of outdoor activities, and gorgeous scenery. Newly renovated main streets, with sandstone sidewalks and features, seating areas, and sculpt

High quality, low maintenance and modern design characterize North End town homes


Created by longtime local builder Markel Homes, North End is a dynamic  neighborhood of new single-family homes, town homes and duplexes in a great location – Louisville. Bordered by trails and open space, and just over a mile from Louisville’s historic downtown, residents can easily walk to restaurants, shops, services, art galleries and plenty of live music. With knockout views of the mountains, the location is excellent. It’s easy to access Denver or Boulder, and Colorado’s great a

Innovative and Forward Thinking on Tour this September

The 2011 Flatirons Tour of Homes is a great time for those looking for a new home, great ideas on remodeling, interior design and the use of the latest green technologies. By L.L. Charles, Edited by Greg Stone - Call it Home Envy. Or let’s say you’re just looking for great décor ideas. Whatever your passion, there are plenty of reasons to attend the annual Flatirons Tour of Homes, presented each year by the Flatirons Council of the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver. This year’s to

The Cottages at Erie Village: Charming, Maintained, Ranch Patio Homes

By L.L. Charles When Charles and Patricia Buhring decided to downsize from their large home in Gunbarrel, they chose to take their time and find the perfect new home. “It took us two-and-a-half years, looking at houses from Castle Rock to Fort Collins, before we decided on The Cottages at Erie Village,” Patricia says. “We’d always liked Erie Village’s colorful Victorians and the interesting architectural styles,” Patricia recalls. “The homes are different from each other, not exact

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