The home’s decks and outdoor spaces are perfect for entertaining.

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BERTHOUD – An eight-bedroom, custom-built home with beautiful stonework, luxe finishes and a sprawling backyard is for sale in Berthoud — and this listing is one that equestrians will especially love. The spacious and elegant property at 2443 Omni Court in Berthoud allows for horses, which, as Melissa Doherty and Andrea Schaefer, real estate agents for The Group, Inc., explain is a rare allowance in Northern Colorado.

Perched on 2.8 acres of land, buyers could potentially build a barn and even bring other 4-H animals should they choose. The home backs up to a 12-acre conservatory and abuts farm land. “That means your views are never going to be obstructed,” Doherty says. “The mountain views are amazing.” Homeowners will be spoiled with sprawling, panoramic views of Northern Colorado’s most famous landmarks, Mount Meeker and Longs Peak. Elk have also been known to make cameo appearances on the property thanks to surrounding native grass, and adding to the home’s quintessential Northern Colorado appeal.

The spacious two-story home with eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms is 5,805 square feet. Its listing price is $1.3 million.

The home, on 2.8 acres, backs to panoramic mountain views that will never be obstructed.

The custom home was designed by Al Hauser and built by Ed Rust, owner of Lifestyle Custom Homes – a leading home builder in Northern Colorado. The home is 100 percent customized, with top-notch upgrades throughout.

While the home at 2443 Omni Court in Berthoud was built in 2004, the upgraded appliances and the forward-thinking architecture exude a modern feel. “The home feels like it was built this year,” Schaefer says. The home has been meticulously cared for, she adds.

As a custom masterpiece, the home blends style and elegance with luxe comforts and timeless designs. The gourmet kitchen, for example, features granite, knotty alder cabinets and stainless steel appliances. A wide, stone archway beautifully frames the kitchen. In fact, the stonework throughout the home is exquisite, Doherty points out. A stand-out feature in the home is a stunning, floor-to-ceiling stone living room complemented by floor-to-ceiling windows, which show off the views and let the famous Colorado sunshine spill into the home. The main floor also boasts a study and guest suite. Upstairs, the master bedroom has a large walk-in closet.

Another stand-out feature of the home is the beautifully finished basement, complete with a wet bar. The basement has potential for a home theater, as well, and is big enough that it could also be used for gym space.

A chef’s kitchen features upgraded finishes and appliances.

The walk-out basement opens up to the home’s expansive backyard, which is perfect for entertaining thanks to the upscale outdoor living spaces, including a hot tub, complemented by the picturesque mountain views and stunning sunsets. A field stretches out from behind the backyard and there’s a view of a pond nearby as well.

The home also has an oversized three-car attached garage. Among the home’s green features include double-pane windows, storm doors, a high-efficiency furnace and set back thermostat.

Located in a cul-de-sac in the Ripsam Farms Conservation in Berthoud, future homeowners are not in a metro tax district, Doherty says. Also, homeowners will not be paying homeowner association dues.

Vaulted ceilings and a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace make the main living room a centerpiece of the home.

The location of 2443 Omni Ct. in Berthoud also makes the home ideal to all Northern Colorado communities, Schaefer says. Nicknamed the “Garden Spot of Colorado,” Berthoud is especially charming with its small-town feel and charm reflected in events such as Berthoud Days, a long-standing festival which is the first Saturday in June and begins with a parade and ends in the Town Park. Fickel Park in Berthoud is also gaining recognition as it features several sculptures from local artists, adding to Berthoud’s identity as an artistic town. Plus, Berthoud’s proximity to I-25 makes it easy to access bigger cities like Fort Collins to the north and Denver to the south, while Loveland, Longmont and Boulder can be quickly accessed via U.S. 287. “It’s truly the best of both worlds,” says Doherty.

Doherty points out Berthoud is close to shopping and restaurants in downtown Loveland, and also nearby the nightlife offered in Fort Collins. Yet, the city is only 45 minutes away from Denver International Airport. Plus, Berthoud has its own great parks, pools and family-friendly amenities.

For more information, or to preview this home, contact Melissa Doherty at 970.391.5800 or Andrea Schaefer at 970.290.3758. Visit:

By Brittany Anas for At Home