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Red sandstone cliffs and panoramic views create the perfect Western backdrop. It is a picture-postcard Colorado setting.
Markel Homes of Boulder, known for creating high- quality neighborhoods across the Front Range, has designed single-family homes in ranch and two-story models specifically for Lyons Valley Park, starting in the $300,000s. As in all Markel communities, the homes in Lyons Valley Park are green-built and Energy Star® rated to maximize energy efficiency and promote sustainability.
Lyons Valley Park is a very special neighborhood because of the natural beauty of the Lyons setting and because it is only 20 miles east of Rocky Mountain National Park. Lyons is sometimes called the “Gateway to the Rockies.” The picturesque town offers a first-rate school system, thriving community, and all kinds of recreational opportunities, like hiking, kayaking, river rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking and fly fishing, and great musical events, too.
Life at Lyons Valley Park
Ann and Steve Herrmann moved into their stucco Mesa ranch home in October 2009. “We liked the selection of homes; they’re brand-new and have a lot more light and space,” says Ann Herrmann. “We back on to the pond and have a view of the river. There’s a huge kitchen, natural lighting, neutral colors, hardwood floors. This is a well-built, well-designed house.”
And the house saves them money, too. “Our electric bill is almost one-third to one-half less than our last house, which was less than one-third the size.”
And they like the trails to walk and hike, and really friendly neighbors. “There are a lot of kids. We love having kids around. The kids can play safely outside, unsupervised. They even have lemonade stands, and can explore – as kids used to be able to do.”
One of the main reasons the Herrmanns moved here was for the benefit of their two golden retrievers. “All our neighbors have dogs, too.” They are delighted with the wildlife they see. “We saw three elk in our backyard, and lots of amazing birds.”
And another plus: “It’s an easy commute for me to Boulder,” she says.
Available Homes
Currently, two homes are under construction and available at Lyons Valley Park – the Red Ridge and the Sage floor plans. Each includes sought-after upgrades.
405 Raymond Court – This Red Ridge model, located on a quiet cul-de-sac, is now under construction. Featuring three bedrooms, three baths and a three-car tandem garage, this has been a very popular model. The Rustic exterior finishes are board and batten and 6-inch fiber cement lap with shingle accents. This house exudes charm, from the covered front porch and delightful foyer with open staircase to the covered rear patio. The main level has wood flooring throughout, and the kitchen has granite countertops, stainless appliances, and natural maple cabinets. The three bedrooms are on the second level, including a spacious master suite with a five-piece bath and a walk-in closet. $412,000.
401 Raymond Court – From its name to its color palette, the Sage easily accommodates a Colorado lifestyle. This home is beautifully suited to its natural setting and is tucked between a vast open space, the St. Vrain River and the quaint community of Lyons. The 2,032-square-foot floor plan has ample “flex space” for you to customize the home to your preferences. This model features three bedrooms, three baths and a three-car garage with great finishes, including solid oak flooring on the main level, a kitchen with maple cabinets, granite countertops, stainless appliances and an island, gas fireplace and more. The exterior has stone, shingle, and board and batten finishes, and there is still time to select the exterior color and interior finishes. $433,500.
Visit Lyons Valley Park
As you approach Lyons on Route 36, turn left at the rock and cross the stone bridge into Lyons Valley Park. For more information about Lyons Valley Park, call the sales office at 303.823.6814. The office is open Friday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday from 12:30 to 6 p.m. For more information about Lyons Valley Park, all floor plans and prices, as well as other neighborhoods built by Markel Homes, visit www.MarkelHomes.com.
Markel Homes
Markel Homes, one of Colorado’s premier homebuilders, plans, develops and builds Colorado neighborhoods that integrate the natural landscape and comfortable lifestyle of the West. Innovative design and distinctive architecture characterize a Markel community, along with quality construction and green practices. Markel is a homegrown Boulder company that has built homes in various locations in Boulder County and in Fort Collins. Visit www.MarkelHomes.com.
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