Living the Sweet Colorado Life in Pelican Farms
By Dawn Duncan | Photos by Laurie D Photography
As Northern Colorado continues to expand, finding green space is critical to many home buyers in order to have the town-meets-country feel that many desire when they think of their dream home. The home at 986 Hitch Horse Drive, located in Pelican Farms, Windsor, and built by Custom On-Site Builders, fulfills that wish.
At Pelican Lakes, “there are big lots, there is plenty of room to have yard space and bigger garages, and this home in particular is full of beautiful finishes,” says Kurt Skott, 30-year veteran of the business and founder of Custom On-Site Builders.
“The subdivision will be complete this year and we have built four homes within it. This type of custom home is our forte. It’s what we do, and we enjoy designing and building homes that are top quality.” The home is co-listed by Tara Moreno of Re/Max Alliance-South in Fort Collins and Kathy Beadell of Re/Max Eagle Rock.
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is 3,600 square feet and positioned on a .27-acre lot that backs to open space and offers mountain views, with no neighbors directly behind the property. Additionally, it is in a quiet corner area of the subdivision that does not have drive-through traffic.
Featuring a fully landscaped yard and surrounded by community trails, the house has easy access to local restaurants and the homebuyers who purchase the property will have optional golf and pool membership offered through Water Valley. The clubhouse, swim beach, pool and golf course are just minutes away by golf cart.
Custom features and unique details are what Custom On-Site Builders is known for, and the house on Hitch Horse is no exception. Moreno says, “Kurt Skott and I have worked together on many properties over the years. He is a very detail-oriented builder with nearly 30 years of experience. The accolades about his work speak volumes; his reputation is one of quality and creating fantastic homes.”
One key feature of this dwelling is the five-car,1,000 square foot garage, ready for a shop, toys and multiple vehicles. Despite the extra garage space, the design of the home impeccably blends this feature into the rest of the property.
Inside the home, an airy, open floor plan with on-trend, contemporary features lends itself to entertaining guests, with ample play and work areas, and comfortable seating areas for lounging. The kitchen is bright and designed with a chef’s needs in mind as well as space to interact with family and guests while cooking around the convenient, large island. The open concept allows for conversation and interaction while prepping meals and cleaning.
The home has been expertly tailored for the Colorado lifestyle, with plenty of views to the outdoors, space for projects and play areas within the house, and room to entertain outdoors while grilling and relaxing. The oversized patio is a key feature and offers a beautiful setting to enjoy the sunsets over the mountains, which are in clear view with privacy from surrounding homes.
Custom On-Site Builders owns additional lots on this same street, all backing to the open space with 90-foot lots. If this home is not the home for you, they will happily design to your preferences and build your custom dream home. The incredible advantage of these lots, in addition to the view, is the opportunity for RV or boat parking, if needed. This is a coveted amenity and often difficult to find with new construction in Northern Colorado.
This home is designed to accommodate any lifestyle. If you are active, you can pop on the local trail system and bike to restaurants, golf, breweries and lakes. If you lead a quieter lifestyle, you will find great reprieve gardening in the backyard and sipping coffee on your porch. And, if you love entertaining, this floorplan is conducive to that, with a large island to host dinner parties and a fabulous covered back patio for games with friends. Additionally, the basement offers the opportunity to expand and the builder can do the design-build needed to align with your preferred layout.
986 Hitch Horse Drive is a special property that is available for a buyer looking to enjoy the best of what Northern Colorado has to offer. Tranquility and modern design await the new resident in this home that is framed by the beauty of the Rocky Mountains and breathtaking views of the western landscape.