As the calendar moves into autumn, clusters of wildflowers across Colorado are withering away, not to be seen again until springtime. While these blossoms may be disappearing for the time being, something else is blooming in Boulder County—a once-in-a-lifetime real estate opportunity.
The Boulder Flower Farm, the region’s largest flower producer, has arrived on the market.
Priced at $9.73 million, the purchase of this iconic 10-acre farm will include not just the property itself but two existing companies as well—the Fresh Herb Company and the Boulder Flower Farm, which provide fresh-cut culinary herbs and flowers to the likes of Whole Foods.
Additionally, the farm also serves as a venue for weddings and special events.
The Longmont property, located at 4114 Oxford Road, however, is much more than just the locale for these long-established businesses but also a place to call home, with an exceptional 3,245-square-foot residence.
“There are few opportunities to have your home be part of the fabric of the community like this,” says listing agent Bob Dalton of Slifer, Smith & Frampton Real Estate. “Food is grown, people work the land and they gather to celebrate special occasions of life.”
Dating back to 1887, the four-bedroom, three-bathroom main residence encompasses the Bader School House which has been redesigned and renovated into a chef’s kitchen, dining and sitting areas.
The owner, Chet Anderson, who along with his wife, Kristy, has run the Fresh Herb Company for four decades, says that despite the remodel, they aimed to regain the structure’s original character. “A lot of local history took place in that building, so the idea was to bring the schoolhouse back to its original look.”
The space’s unique origins can be gleaned by the simple, rectangular shape and vaulted ceiling, while heated floors, sleek cabinetry and glass doors lead out to the terrace showcase the modern updates.
The rest of the main house, completed in 2004, shares a similar balance of traditional and contemporary touches.
A wood-burning fireplace makes for a cozy yet sizable living room complete with French doors, a window niche and built-in cabinets. Ash-hardwood, radiant-heat flooring throughout provides warmth in a more advanced way.
The primary suite features a soaking tub, a two-head steam shower and a balcony for a private sanctuary.
For homeowners looking for some extra space, Boulder County regulations allow for an additional 1,800 square feet to be added to the primary residence.
Outside, a southern-facing, flagstone terrace is centered by a nearly 50-year-old, vine-canopied arbor for outdoor dining with breathtaking views of the lush countryside.
Facilities on the farm include a 15,560-square-foot greenhouse and a 2,700-square-foot barn where all processing, cooling and packing takes place.
Situated beside the charming, tree-bordered shores of Lefthand Creek, the agricultural land boasts remarkably rich loamy soil.