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Northern CO Front Range Estate

, Colorado | County: Weld | 640 Acres

$3,750,000
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Be prepared to be astonished by this spectacular, private estate! This luxury 4,513 square foot home has high-end finishes, custom design, and unique architecture. Located on 640 acres, the home is nestled just below a sandstone ridge within your own personal valley and sanctuary. The impressive Great Room with attached Garden/Sunroom brings the feeling of nature into the home. Adjacent to the home is a detached three-car heated garage with 600 square foot Guest Quarters, which is accessed via a unique spiral galvanized staircase. Having the protected Pawnee National Grasslands bordered on three sides, views of the bluffs on the land, seasonal running creek and pond, the acreage is a majestic and very private retreat. Pristine land with plentiful wildlife and migratory varieties of birds, this is truly a RARE Full-Section Paradise along the Front Range.

A totally unique Colorado luxury homestead and retreat. No detail to quality, style and comfort has been left undone. Unlike Colorado’s Mountains, the wide-open expanses and dominant sky give one the sense of being far more remote than you truly are from a major population.
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LOCATION

The property is located within the Northern Colorado Front Range, less than 20 miles east of I-25 off Colorado Highway 14 on a well-maintained County Road, with only two distant neighboring properties. No rush hour here. Quiet and private property. Views to the Rocky Mountains, sunrise, sunsets, star gazing and Meteor showers. No city lights.

25 minutes (22 miles) to Greeley
35 minutes (30 miles) to Fort Collins
55 minutes (60 miles) to Denver International Airport

Most importantly, the property boasts Fiber Optic (1 gig) Internet, and all underground power direct to the residence. Having the Pawnee National Grasslands on three sides, it is a well-equipped and private luxury estate. Unlike Colorado’s Mountains, the wide-open expanses and dominant sparkling skies give one the sense of being far more remote than you are from major population.

ACREAGE AND DESCRIPTION

The property is a full contiguous Section; 640 acres of healthy rolling grasslands, that have never been plowed or farmed. Seasonal Coal Creek flows through the property from north to south. There is a large pond (5+/- acres), dam and floating dock along with natural bluffs, rock shelters and amazing Geologic Features. Two working windmills/wells, and the area around the home is fenced out from any livestock you may wish to have. The entire property is fenced and has a fantastic view of Longs Peak to the west. Sunrise or sunset, you have majestic views from the front porch, great room, primary suite, huge back patio, and enclosed Cabana.

WILDLIFE AND RECREATION

Pawnee National Grasslands is one of only 16 protected Grasslands remaining on or at the edges of the Great Plains and consists of more than 193,000 acres within a 30 by 60-mile area and is internationally known as a birding area. There is a 21-mile bird tour trail nearby for enthusiasts. An undiscovered national treasure for native wildlife, so close to Denver Metro.

WATER RIGHTS AND RESOURCES

There are three wells on the property. The estate has a Permitted well (#266357) that produces water rated at 12.5 gallons per minute. A new pump was installed in August of 2018 and supplies the home and guest house. The second well, is powered by a windmill (Permit #266358) and produces 6.25 gallons per minute. This historic windmill and well feeds a 5,000-gallon wood storage water tank and supplies water to a drip irrigation system with six zones to landscaping and a center driveway water feature. A greenhouse and garden area are roughed in for potential future use. The third well/windmill is out in a pasture and serves a livestock tank that can be used by the owner or neighboring landowners to water livestock, that may date back to mid-1900’s but is regularly serviced.

IMPROVEMENTS

Main House

The 4,513 square foot luxury home has distinctive architecture, an eclectic fusion of French Country European melded with a Colorado Mountain Chateau type home. It is a unique custom residence that you would normally associate with a high-end Mountain destination. Tucked in just below a bluff, it totally blends into the prairie setting. All doors and molding are Knotty Alder, wood floors are hand scraped wide plank hickory. All walls are Old World style, skip trowel plaster. The HVAC systems in the house was updated since construction and is modern and efficient and can be accessed remotely. No detail left unturned.

Main Home Highlights

Custom built in 2008, it is slab construction. 2+ bedrooms, loft, and office, 3 baths, Cedar beam ceilings with a cupola feature, Iron cables and turnbuckles on the entire main floor are a true architectural sight.  All windows are Pella Architect Series.

Exquisite Primary-Suite is spacious, on a separate wing, with a library/separation area boasting a custom tin ceiling. The bathroom has separate granite sinks and counters, tub with a view and huge shower/steamer unit. A large loft with a sitting area and office, motorized skylights and a balcony within the suite is a nice bonus. Stone gas fireplace and hearth with access to West patio area round out the owner’s area.

The Great Room is the centerpiece of the home. Stone gas fireplace, custom lighting, whole house wired audio sets the atmosphere. It is spacious and has floor to ceiling views to the west with motorized window shades. The entire area has views from every angle, is open and is the architectural gem of the home.

The Game room, which was originally designed as a bedroom, has a great ground level view, custom tin ceiling and connects to the great room, dining room, sunroom, and guest bathroom.

Gourmet Kitchen with custom Rustic Adler Cabinets, two sinks, a 6-burner gas range, breakfast bar, with ample countertops and cabinets. The heated floors are a travertine high end random dimension tile. Professional grade appliances, warming drawer, granite countertops and walk in Pantry.

Just off the kitchen is a full bar area with wine chiller, sink and dishwasher. It is adjacent to the dining room which comfortably seats 10, two built-in serving areas and a majestic view to the west through the great room. As a personal owner’s detail, there are four French Quarter functional gas lights on the cedar columns in the dining/great room area and two more on the front porch.

The Cabana patio off the kitchen with high end BBQ and fan, is truly an entertainment and relaxation feature, and connects to the west patio. It is a favorite place in the home to enjoy your property and views. This patio is screened in and has unique window system to allow for air flow and climate control.

Radiant in-floor heat for tile and carpet areas and artistic Hot Water Radiant Heating for the beautiful wood floor areas, 3-unit central A/C, backup forced air heating, two tankless Rinnai water heaters show owners attention to detail. Backup whole house generator included. Both heat and AC can be controlled remotely.

Fiber Optic Cable (1 gig) direct to house, complete high-speed Wi-Fi throughout, all electricity and Fiber Optic Cable is buried, no utility poles. Wired sound and Audio system throughout. All the electronic top of the line equipment stays.

Two buried 1,000-gallon (each) propane tanks are owned and convey with property.

On the huge west elevated patio, there is a gas fire pit and a life size Bronze Bison sculpture by Merilee Cleveland of Loveland purchased in 2008 and valued at over $50,000 that conveys with the property. All televisions, Wi-Fi, stereo equipment, speakers, and appliances also convey, except for an extra freezer in the garage.

Bunkhouse/Garage

This features a 1,150 sq ft, heated 3 car garage, designed to be large enough for full-size pickups or vehicles. The 600 sq. ft. upstairs guest loft is a one-bedroom studio with a full bath area above the garage, accessed by a unique spiral staircase within a galvanized silo structure. It also has a kitchenette with sink, refrigerator, microwave, and cabinets. It is separate from the main structure, including all mechanical equipment.

INVESTMENT POTENTIAL

With the potential impending changes of 1031 Tax Laws, this is a prime investment property. It could be a very quick close for an Investor under timeline restrains. Whether for grazing leases or a fantastic VRBO type vacation property rental when you are not enjoying it. It is a very low maintenance property.

And the large acreage of this property allows a future owner to easily develop additional residences for family considerations.

US Census: Weld County is the #1 fastest growing in Colorado, with a 30% Growth from 2010 to 2020. Land Prices in most areas have in many cases doubled plus. Weld Count has property taxes almost 60% less than may sought-after “Mountain Counties” in Colorado

Unlike Colorado Mountain communities with only 2 major access roads, this property is an easy commute to Denver in less than 1-hour, with rarely any traffic congestion. Less than 30 minutes to Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, or Cheyenne.

TAXES: $3,353.52 for 2020 (Zoned Agricultural)

SUMMARY

A totally unique Colorado luxury homestead and retreat. No detail to quality, style and comfort has been left undone. Whether as a primary residence or strictly a getaway location, when you are at your estate, you will feel like you are far away from the noise and congestion of cities and towns – but you are not!  Far enough away, yet close in for enjoying many of Colorado’s amenities.