Residents will soon grow their own veggies in the community garden that sits at the entrance to Blue Sage, the new Markel Homes community north of South Boulder Road in west Lafayette.

Buyers love the location of Blue Sage, the new Markel Homes community in west Lafayette

town-home style condo
Nine more townhome-style condos with pricing from $399,900 will be released later this spring. The units feature an open floor plan, two en-suite beds with baths, air conditioning, high-quality standard finishes and optional lower level finish for third bed and bath.

The raised beds in the community garden are ready for planting. The pocket park and open space look green and lush after the spring rains. Job sites throughout the neighborhood hum with activity. The first two releases of town homes at Blue Sage sold out quickly. Buyers interested in the third release later this spring are encouraged to get on the interest list at In addition to town home sales, nine single-family homes have sold and construction is about to begin on four spec homes, ready for move-in as soon as they’re completed. The spec homes are on sale now, with pricing from $709,900.

Stylish town homes – no upgrades needed

The townhome-style condos at Blue Sage are from the Markel Homes Modern American Classics Collection. Distinctive rooflines, huge windows, ten-foot main-floor ceilings, and amenities like Energy Star® appliances and smart thermostats put a contemporary spin on classic farmhouse and prairie-style architecture.

Configured as triplexes, each town home has a private entrance and detached single-car garage. The two-bed, three-bath floor plan consists of open living, dining and kitchen areas and two en-suite bedrooms with attached baths. The majority of buyers in the first round of building opted for the lower level finish. Deep, wide wells with large windows bring natural light into the lower level, and the finish adds another bedroom, bath, and rec or media room.

Standard town home finishes include hardwood flooring on the main level, stainless steel appliances (refrigerator and gas range included), quartz tops in the kitchen and baths, under-mount Kohler sinks, and air conditioning. Energy Star certification means buyers can expect a better built, more efficient and more comfortable home, with consistent temperatures, controlled humidity, and reduced maintenance and utility costs.

The town home model will be ready to tour in August. In the meantime, visit the Blue Sage community page at to see renderings, plans, and pricing. Click the red button to view the Interactive Site map.

Single-family home construction starting soon

Enjoy the comfort and ease of high-style single-level living in the well-designed three bedroom, three bathroom 2000 Modern Prairie Ranch with main floor master suite, five-piece master bath and open living, dining and kitchen areas.

Markel Homes has already sold 9 of the 29 total single-family homes at Blue Sage. Construction will start later this spring on three ranch-style plans and one two-story home, all from the builder’s Modern American Classics Collection. The homes feature mood-enhancing natural light, an open main floor, attached two-car garage and outdoor living area. The kitchens are equipped with stainless steel appliances, gas cooktop with hood, quartz countertops, quality cabinetry, double wall ovens and a single-bowl Kohler sink. Buyers can opt for the lower level finish and add a rec room, bedroom and bath.

Like all single-family homes at Blue Sage, the kitchen in the 2000 Modern Craftsman Ranch features stainless steel appliances, gas cooktop with hood, double wall ovens, quartz tops and single-bowl Kohler sink.

The three ranch-style homes offer buyers the comfort and ease of single-level living in open, contemporary surroundings. The two-story home is a three-bed, three-bath Modern Farmhouse with fabulous windows, gorgeous finishes, and a main floor study with adjoining ¾ bath. Information about the single-family homes, including floor plans, renderings, and pricing, can be found on the Blue Sage community page at Go to the Interactive Site Map for lot locations and plan information.
Enjoy the benefits of a high-performing home

Buyers can expect greater comfort, healthier indoor air, and lower utility bills in the high-performing, tech-friendly single-family homes at Blue Sage. Each home meets or exceeds the performance standards of four industry-regulated programs. The homes receive third-party certification from Zero Energy Ready Home from the U.S. Department of Energy, Indoor AirPlus, Energy Star, and LEED.

Close to trails, restaurants, and shopping

The 2000 Two-Story Modern Farmhouse boasts huge windows for fabulous natural light, three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a study with adjoining bath, outdoor living and two-car attached garage.

Blue Sage sits in a sweet location in west Lafayette, just two blocks north of South Boulder Road and minutes from restaurants, shops, and services in Lafayette and Louisville. Trails run alongside the neighborhood, with connectivity to the Coal Creek trail, Waneka Lake, Hecla Lake and beyond. Residents enjoy a neighborhood experience in a location less than a mile from commuting routes to Boulder, Longmont, Denver, and DIA.

Visit the Blue Sage Sales Center

The sales center address and hours are available on the Sales Center page at Tracy Carruth, Blue Sage sales manager, can be reached at 720.324.8350 or

By Rebecca Lee. Photography by Markel Homes.