The pandemic changed a lot about the real estate market and the very way in which we view home — or more specifically, the things many of us are looking for in a home.
As many were forced to turn their dining room table into their homeschool headquarters, their basement into their home office, and their playroom into a workout area, some began to long for more space in which to fit all aspects of their life.
Plus, the global shift to remote work allowed people to move to more remote locations — which coined a new term for the industry: Zoom towns. Remote workers were suddenly able to live where they wanted to, rather than being tethered to wherever their company’s headquarters happened to be. And that’s not going anywhere any time soon!
If you’re looking for a bit more land in Colorado, we’ve got several spacious properties currently on the market. All of these homes rest on several acres — sometimes even 25 or 35! — and come with a number of amenities, including private ponds, barns, shops, horse arenas, and more.
4 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms | 5,699 Square Feet | 35 Acres | $3,750,000
This custom built walk-out ranch is the epitome of beauty, serenity and elegance. The four-bedroom home is situated on 35+ acres, conveniently located between Fort Collins, Windsor and Loveland. The majority of the acreage is irrigated and produces a wonderful hay crop. It also has a private pond stocked with fish, large indoor and outdoor horse arenas, and a barn. Inside, the home is opulent and inviting, with plenty of room for everyone to gather. The great room has a stone fireplace and large windows offering views of the property, and the lower-level basement has a wet bar, a fireplace, and doors to a patio leading outside.
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 2,909 Square Feet | 11 Acres | $3,195,000
Retreat to your very own lodge-like home on 11 acres in Gypsum, a small rural town just west of Denver. The three-bedroom home has incredible natural light, a wood-burning fireplace, a walk-out basement, and a massive 20-by-40-foot deck. Surrounded by BLM land on three sides, the property has irrigated pastures for horses and livestock, a large spring-fed pond, and plenty of space for camping, hiking, biking, ATVing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and more. Water rights contain senior and junior decreed rights, various ditches, a spring, a well, and water storage in the home with two tanks, holding 1,750 gallons of water for domestic use and fire protection.
4 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms | 9,304 Square Feet | 35 Acres | $2,900,000
This spectacular estate totaling 9,304 square feet is close to it all in Loveland, but feels like it’s in a world of its own. The 35-acre property is accompanied by another 35-acre parcel, which can be purchased separately to build a second home, shop or barn. The spacious home has been meticulously cared for and includes an attached 1,317-square-foot four-bay garage. There are multiple places to gather and entertain, inside and out, from the spacious living room with tall windows to the outdoor swimming pool with exceptional mountain views. Don’t miss the large lower-level home gym, which could be used as additional space for entertaining and relaxing.
5 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms | 5,623 Square Feet | 15.33 Acres | $2,899,000
This majestic lakefront estate in Loveland boasts unobstructed views of the mountains and a private 20+ acre lake! Inside, the French-style manor features a guest apartment wing, a pottery/potting room, a sunroom, a library, offices, two laundry rooms, three fireplaces, three furnaces, a six-car garage and much more. It has a number of signature touches, like the wood-barrel ceiling, gargoyles, the floor-to-ceiling wood-burning fireplaces, and soaring custom trusses. The 15+ acre property contains a gazebo, a fireplace with a grill, a swing, boardwalks, hammocks, tree houses, orchards, raised beds, and multiple panoramic resting areas, where you can take it all in.
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 2,912 Square Feet | 9.39 Acres | $1,875,000
Take advantage of the opportunity to take on a thriving equestrian business on this nearly 10-acre property with a new indoor arena in Greeley. The residence, a 2,912-square-foot “barndominium,” features a spacious upstairs primary suite with a fireplace, a reading nook, and a walk-in closet. It has a family room with a fireplace, another family/rec room, and a mud room/laundry room, plus a new deck and two covered patios. The new, lighted indoor arena has two stalls, a wash rack, bleachers, a viewing deck, and a heated manager’s office/lounge with a kitchen and bathroom. This property comes with all implements, vehicles, tools needed, and 1,800 bales of brome hay (or the total quantity on hand at closing!).
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1,984 Square Feet | 12 Acres | $1,400,000
This three-bedroom home is situated on a beautiful 12-acre lot in South Fork, offering access to world-class hunting and a national forest. The log cabin home has a two-story great room, an old-fashioned fireplace, wood ceilings in the primary bedroom, and large windows letting in natural light. It would make an exceptional vacation rental home for hunters and snowmobilers in the winter and family vacations in the summer. As a former plant nursery, the property contains well-established gardens near the home growing all sorts of drought-hardy plants.
4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 3,148 Square Feet | 24.59 Acres | $980,000
Enjoy privacy and seclusion on this 25-acre ranch, which contains a spacious ranch-style home and a partially heated shop. The home has four bedrooms and two bathrooms and enjoys panoramic views of the mountains and beautiful sunsets. The 4,000-square-foot shop is equipped with 12-foot garage doors, partial radiant floor heating, and electricity. This land is extremely versatile, allowing you to bring any type of livestock or equipment you desire, with the best water available (Central Weld County Water District) and no HOA.
Let us help! Our agents are extremely knowledgeable about the Northern Colorado real estate market, and can help you find your dream home, whether you’re looking for a large piece of property away from it all or a smaller lot in the heart of town. Contact us to be connected to an agent!