You might say that North End, the inviting new neighborhood in Louisville by Markel Homes, has been 20 years in the making. As the first new community to be built in the city in two decades, North End is presenting a fresh take on classic Colorado living, inspired by Markel’s “newwest” concept.
“newwest living is about style, sustainability and value,” says company founder Michael Markel. “We apply these concepts to each aspect of development to effectively support a healthy, green lifestyle.” After almost four decades of building in Boulder County, Markel Homes has become one of Colorado’s premier homebuilders, bringing a passion for sophisticated design and premium locations that have resulted in some of Boulder County’s most appealing and livable neighborhoods.
North End is well situated to take advantage of stunning Front-Range-and-beyond views and quick access to the wide open spaces that we all enjoy. Money Magazine rated the area #1 in its 2009 “Best Places to Live” survey, citing its historic downtown, outdoor amenities and stable economy. Residents are just minutes from restaurants, coffee shops
and shopping on Louisville’s classic main street. Recreation areas include Waneka Lake Park and miles of bike paths bordering open space.
“The homes at North End are constructed with an appreciation for the surrounding Colorado landscape,” says sales manager Michele Steward. “We pay close attention to create open floor plans with comfortable indoor spaces that integrate outdoor living areas,
and maximize the stunning views and natural light.” Markel’s innovative designs combine contemporary details like metal accents, crisp lines and expansive windows, with traditional elements to create highly livable, tasteful and stylish homes. Two-story, ranch and main-floor master plans are available, ranging from 1,763 finished square feet to a generous 2,784 square feet.
The next building phase at North End is under way, offering the same great floor plans, plus a number of new designs, including ranch and two-story styles, starting in the low $400,000’s. A brand-new floor plan, called the Summit, was recently completed as a new model home. The Summit has a nicely designed layout and tons of curb appeal with attractive, contemporary casement windows that maximize style, natural light and ventilation, while also being highly durable and energy-efficient.
North End has great pricing on two currently available homes, the Summit plan and the popular Flatiron plan, for buyers with a more immediate timeframe. Located at 1345 and 1349 Snowberry Lane, these spacious and open floor plans are south- facing, feature luxurious master suites with walk-in closets and 5-piece baths, fully-fenced and professionally landscaped yards, and include some very nice incentives, such as hardwood floors, granite kitchen countertops, stainless steel appliances, tasteful designer-chosen finishes and upgraded tile selections.
Markel Homes just released three new semi-custom homes, situated on premium lots adjacent to common open space. They offer additional living space, custom upscale details and finishes, larger yards and cul-de-sac locations. Additionally, construction is beginning on a new ranch floor plan, called the Columbine.
“This ranch home is designed for those who are looking for easy, main-level living. The large master suite has vaulted ceilings that are accentuated by upper level windows, which let’s in tons of light. Plus, buyers who enjoy cooking will love the functional and open kitchen with great storage and counter space,” says Steward.
Every Markel home uses green building practices that conserve natural resources, reduce pollution and provide a healthier indoor environment. Each home is tested, certified and HERS- rated to meet ENERGY STAR® standards for lower energy consumption, helping to further reduce green house gas emissions. The result is a home that promotes a comfortable lifestyle, while proving itself as an excellent long-term investment.
“No matter which home plan fits you the best, Markel Homes has built a great reputation on many years of local experience developing beautiful neighborhoods and building quality homes,” Michele Steward explains. “Today’s buyers are really doing their homework, so they can be sure they’re making the right investment decisions. They get that peace of mind with our homes.”
North End is located off South Boulder Road and 95th Street in Louisville. The sales center, at 2411 Rose Court, is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 2 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday. To arrange your personal tour, contact Michele Steward, Sales Manager, at 303.604.9196 or by email at Michele@
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