By: Christine Torres
In historic Berthoud, known as the “Garden Spot of Colorado,” there’s a new kind of harvest happening in this small town with a history rooted in agriculture.
Berthoud’s setting in Northern Colorado - wide open spaces surrounded by farmland and majestic mountain views - is the new home to Harvest. This development closed phase 2 with seven custom builders in September. The growing community sits just outside of Old Town Berthoud and will feature custom-built homes on quarter-acre lots with breathtaking views and exciting amenities close by. The regional trail that will ultimately connect Berthoud to Loveland and Fort Collins runs on the east side of the subdivision. Perfect for a scenic bike ride for an avid rider or a leisurely ride with the family.
The first phase of development will complete 31 homes in the new community, and phases 2 and 3 will bring the total to just under 100 custom homes. A defining difference with the Harvest subdivision is that there is not a Metro Tax District. This alleviates the higher property tax burden of other Metro Taxed subdivisions.
The homeowners association fee is $1,000 for the year and that includes walking paths, open space areas, a pocket park and trash service.
Prices for completed homes range from $950,000 to $1,300,000. Homeowners work with builders and their architects to create their most ideal floor plan and style. The future resident then hand picks their finishes with local vendors to further customize every detail. An additional bonus to the lots is the larger than typical side-to-side setbacks to increase privacy. Phase 1 has many homes nearing completion and some lots still available. Phase 2 lots become available in early September to begin working with builders.
The HOA architectural guidelines for the Harvest subdivision promote a style that blends mountain craftsman with modern farmhouse, which gives prospective homebuyers ample opportunity to bring their dream home inspirations to life. The Harvest developer is utilizing only local custom builders for their project. For phase 1, builders include Bronze Door Custom Homes, Fricke Custom Homes, Keirns, OMNI Homes and Rhoades. For Phase 2, the additional builders are Calbuilt, Custom On-Site Builders, Sigg Brothers, and Ridgeway Custom Homes. The builders' lots are mixed throughout the development to ensure an ample variety of style.
Harvest’s tagline “Growing Community” is fitting. The developer established a relationship with the family that had been farming the land for over 100 years and three generations. The streets are named after the homesteaders such as William Way and Sophie Street. The winter wheat logo for Harvest was grown and harvested on the land itself. The entryway features swaying winter wheat in the wind, and was created by local Berthoud sculptor Charlotte Zink. The intention of the developer was to create an environment where Harvest residents feel connected to the past agricultural history and embrace the beauty of the Colorado landscape.
Harvest residents have easy access to the very best of Northern Colorado living. The TPC Colorado PGA golf course and the brand new Berthoud Recreation Center are within a few miles. Carter Lake is a 12 minute drive for boating, fishing and hiking. Historic Old Town Berthoud is another draw with family owned restaurants, two award-winning breweries and quaint downtown shopping. This is a town that celebrates community with three parades winding downtown for Berthoud Days, Homecoming and Christmas. Oktoberfest and Fourth of July celebrations bring the town together for the holidays. The schools have a proud hometown heritage and are well sought after. Go Spartans!
Overall, Harvest offers Colorado homeowners a chance to build a new custom home in a place that is steeped in rich history and small town charm. Berthoud and the Harvest Community are truly a place where good things grow.
Prospective homebuyers can find more details about available lots for both phase 1 and phase 2 of the development at www.BerthoudHarvest.com or call Christine Torres with RE/MAX Alliance at 720-320-1405.