Markel Homes Starts Sale of Homes in Phase II Expansion of North End, Louisville, CO

Markel Homes in Boulder, Colo. is releasing the first 26 single-family lots for presale in the Phase II expansion of its popular North End neighborhood, just 5 minutes from historic Downtown Louisville, Colo.

Markel Homes is releasing the first 26 single-family lots for presale in the Phase II expansion of its popular North End neighborhood in Louisville, just west of Highway 42/ 95th St. and south of Paschal Drive.

Located just five minutes from historic downtown Louisville, homebuyers can choose from more than a dozen two- and three-bedroom ranch and two-story designs, all green built and Energy Star® 3.0 certified. The open floor plan homes, featuring both Markel's signature newwest contemporary and traditional architecture, are priced from $494,900 to $624,249.

The first furnished models will be ready this fall. Initial buyers, however, can create their semi-custom home on select lots with views of the Front Range as well as access to Hecla Lake open space and the footpaths and greenways that connect the North End development.

North End appeals to a range of buyers searching for that "elusive" new home in Louisville, which has twice topped Money Magazine's "Best Places to Live" list.

Empty nesters looking for environmentally friendly homes with easy-living design, low maintenance yet high-quality features and appliances as well as younger families needing to move up to a larger home have become North End homeowners.

Boulder-based Markel Homes, now in its 40th year as a Boulder County homebuilder, continues to innovate with new home designs. North End homes feature:

• Large window design throughout to capture natural light.
• Metal accents and distinct rooflines.
• 15 professionally-designed exterior color packages.
• Vaulted ceilings and skylights in ranches.
• Optional lower level finish for more living, bedroom and storage space.
• Plans in multiple elevations.
• Access to open space, greenways and trail connectivity.

North End's first phase, which began selling in early 2008, has a handful of town homes available, priced from $414,900. Only one single-family home site remains.

Phase II will build out with approximately 143 homes, including a mix of single-family homes, town homes and condos, plus new commercial space for neighborhood retail.

The North End sales center is open daily at 2408 Hecla Dr. from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Tuesdays 2-6 p.m. Renderings, sales brochure and full project site plan are available from Sales Manager Michele Steward. She is available by phone at (303) 604-9196 or email at Information on North End and other Markel neighborhoods is online at