Longmont, Colorado | County: Boulder | 35.93 Acres
Cottonwood Farms is a rural gem, just waiting for you. Situated on 35.93 acres the charming and intimate 6,520 square foot home, is a modern replica of a yester year upscale farmhouse, with every amenity and many distinctive features. Built in 2008, the residence offers personal spaces for each family member or guests. The property also features a circa 1899 refurbished barn, lush and extensive landscaping, three private patio/deck areas, majestic cottonwoods and a beautiful, quiet setting along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. All, within minutes of day-to-day conveniences. Hay pastures, livestock grazing, awesome Rocky Mountain vistas, and the sound of water trickling through the property round out this peaceful country estate.Close Details
Located in Boulder County, the land is within 45 minutes of Denver International Airport, 40 minutes from Estes Park and about an hour to an hour and a half from major ski and recreational destinations. In addition, there are many lakes, streams, National Parks, golf courses, world class dining, shopping and entertainment venues within minutes of the farm. The adjoining Highlands Reservoir offers additional recreational opportunities.
ACREAGE AND DESCRIPTION
The 35 plus acres are on level with stately cottonwoods and three irrigation ditches meandering through from the west to the north and then east, creating a lush riparian area and setting. Just to the west are the Rocky Mountains, with Longs Peak towering at 14,255 feet in the distance. Access to the property is a county maintained road. The property is gated and fenced with a mix of western wood fencing and wire fencing. Grass hay production on the sub-irrigated pastures averages 1,400 small square bales in a typical year, with one cutting. The home is surrounded by extensive gardens, fruit trees and mature deciduous trees and shrubs. In addition, Cottonwood Farm is located in a highly desirable area of upscale and high-end farms, ranches and estates, adding to the value of your new estate.
Water to the home is supplied by Longs Peak Water. In the past few years, water bills have averaged approximately $40 per month. There is also a well on the property used for watering all irrigated landscaping and livestock. Two shares of Supply Ditch are included in the purchase price. A unique feature of this property is that both the Supply Ditch and Highland Ditch flow through the property. Historically, the hay pastures have been adequately sub-irrigated for needed production of hay for the owner.
The 6,520 square feet Country Style Replica Farmhouse Estate, built in 2008, has a wonderful vintage feel and look. At first glance, you are lured to the deep wrap around wood porch, complete with fans and views of the tranquil landscape and surroundings. The custom home includes five bedrooms, five baths, great room with wood burning stone fireplace, an eat in country kitchen with a six burner Viking Professional stove, marble countertops, a yester year hearth/dining room, pantry, huge mud room, extensive media/library area, exercise room and office. Wide plank, heart pine floors in living areas, custom design tumbled marble floors in all baths and extensive custom woodwork. The entire home has a very efficient eight-zone radiant, in floor heat system. For the summers, two air conditioners service the home. The craftsmanship and design of this custom home is magical. Adding to the charm of the home is a wrap around covered porch and two other private porches. The north porch with a below ground snowmelt system faces the historic barn and drains into a recirculating fountain feature in the courtyard area. The entire house is designed not only for a family, but also for entertaining and guests. Beautiful country gardens and stately trees add to the charm and tranquility.
The circa 1899 wood barn, which has been updated and refurbished, is a focal point of the property. It is the original structure from the homestead and housed all of the animals, used to farm the land. The hay loft has been replaced and the entire barn has been reinforced with new timbers. It is truly a step back in time and adds to the charm of the country farm feel.
There is also a chicken coop with a fenced area and a storage/garden shed with an indoor dog kennel and attached run. In the pasture there is a corral with a loafing shed for livestock. This property is also approved through the County for an additional three car detached garage (currently has a two car attached garage) just 50 feet east of the main house parking pad.
TAXES: $11,401 for 2012
If you are looking for a high end custom rural home with acreage, with all amenities and conveniences, or just a cozy up scale farmhouse…this property has it all. It is one of those “must see to appreciate” properties. It is zoned agricultural, so bring the chickens, cows, and horses and raise your own hay and enjoy watching your family flourish in this rural environment.