Masterfully designed to incorporate the old and the new, the property on 2108 North County Road 23 in Berthoud, currently listed by Beth Bishop at $2,995,000, is one you don’t want to miss. Today we’re taking a deep dive into this unique property’s history and features! Read on for more details and photos or click here to view the property listing page.
In 1885, a local businessman acquired a river bottom and land for dry farming here in Berthoud. That property quickly became one of the area’s first homesteads, boasting two working mills, a blacksmith shop and eventually, a farmhouse which was built in 1904.
In 1943, the homestead was taken over by a niece and her husband, Doyle and Lavesta Jones. The Jones owned the property until the Sommers, the current owners, purchased it in 2008, making the homestead one of Berthoud’s most well-kept gems, with many of the original buildings still standing!
When Mark and Jeannine Sommers purchased the farmhouse and its acreage in 2008, it was vacant and needed a lot of TLC. But after 13 years of love and hard work, it became the incredible property we know and love today! As owners of an architectural salvage and custom woodwork business in Berthoud, the Sommers were the perfect new owners to recreate the home with reclaimed artifacts and unique building materials from all over the world, including:
Custom-built cabinetry made from white oak flooring from an old mill in Missouri.
An artist-built staircase from salvaged wood and iron.
Great room ceiling and windowsills made with reclaimed wood from an old Dillard’s maintenance building in Kansas and a rail station in the Midwest.
A unique cast iron bathtub from a historic home in Fort Collins.
A dining room and kitchen liquor cabinet that came from a 1600s stone wall building in Europe.
The Sommers also relocated some of the buildings on the farm and incorporated them into the home’s new design, including the original grain silo that now adds a great room and primary bedroom retreat.
With four bedrooms, four bathrooms and 5,523 square feet of living space, this stunning home is as amazing to live in as it is to look at. When you step inside, you’ll be greeted with the perfect mix of historic farmhouse ambiance and modern amenities. The incredible kitchen is perfect for cooking for a crowd, with high-end appliances, a large kitchen island, several dining spaces and a walk-in dream pantry. Off the kitchen, enjoy a morning cup of coffee while looking out over the grounds from the cozy three seasons room!
The great room, featuring stunning stonework using the original farmhouse stones, was added when the Sommers combined the farmhouse and original silo, creating a one-of-a-kind space perfect for solo nights at home or entertaining friends.
Upstairs you’ll find a breathtaking primary suite in the top of the silo, featuring an amazing round bedroom—decorated to look like the original silo roof hatch—with a skylight and sitting area, a luxurious en suite bathroom, a massive walk-in closet, and more. Outside, enjoy a circular walkway with a customized railing and views of Mt. Meeker and Long’s Peak!
With 52+ acres, this property is more than just a home—it’s a wonderland of recreation opportunities and design protentional. On the grounds, you can still explore the original 1884 grain mills, a blacksmith shop and an antique chuckwagon. The original barn is also still on the grounds and ready to be converted into your dream guest house, AirBnB or party barn. It is one of the last few post and beam barns in Colorado, raised on a new foundation and offering plenty of untapped charm.
The professionally designed and landscaped yard is fully fenced and on an auto sprinkler system. All of the trees and gardens throughout the property are maintained by auto drip systems. While the grounds are nearly circled by three waterways carrying water to farms and ranches which means the sound of water can be heard throughout the farmhouse and property from spring to fall!
Nestled minutes from Boulder and only 50 minutes from the Denver International Airport, the location of this home and property is another huge draw. Enjoy an abundance of wildlife including eagles, which soar over the area from a nearby eagle sanctuary. Recreation also abounds with easy access to nearby fishing, hiking, boating at Carter Lake, and the new TPC Golf Course. Lonetree Reservoir is also right around the corner, offering walking trails around the lake while Old Town Berthoud delivers authentic shops, dining options and the fabulous Berthoud Brewery.
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