9907 Phillips Rd.
Lafayette, CO 80026
5 Acre Horse Property in Secluded Lafayette, CO Neighborhood
Rare opportunity to own a 5+ acre Boulder County horse property along with nearly 4,000 finished square foot house in the secluded neighborhood of Granja Este, which consists of merely 3 dozen properties.
The home situated at 9907 Phillips Road is made up of a west wing, central space and east wing which comes to a combined total of 3,884 finished square feet above grade.
The west wing consists of a front entry, three bedrooms (one of which has a full bathroom), a three-quarter bathroom off of the hallway and an additional 260 square foot office/flex room.
The central space has a fireplace with wood burning stove insert and was once a double-sided wood burning fireplace. The living room is on one side of the fireplace while the kitchen and dining area is on the other side.
From the central space and heading into the east wing, you ll find another front entry, foyer and laundry room in addition to an oversized space (500 square feet) on the main level that could be used in any number of ways. From this space, you can access the two car attached garage. The east wing had an additional 2nd floor master suite added on by one of the previous owners. The master suite boasts a 530 square foot master bedroom along with a 235 square foot closet in addition to a full bathroom.
There are two main sources of heat in this house; forced air and baseboard water heaters. The forced air system provides heating to the central and west wing of the house. The baseboard water heating system is comprised of three zones; one being on the second floor master suite, another covering the main level of the east wing followed by the third zone in the living room of the central portion of the house.
This home is move-in ready yet has endless opportunities to be personalized to meet your vision both inside and out.
9907 Phillips is on a fenced 5.08 acre or 221,353 square foot corner lot with the front of the house facing south. There are two loafing sheds on the west side of the property, a large enclosed pastured on the north side of the property and detached garage/shop/barn (with wood burning fireplace inside) on the east side of the property just off of the two car garage attached to the main house.
There are two beautiful ash trees in the backyard and both have been sprayed and pruned in the past year. The yard immediately surrounding the house has an irrigation system as well as drip irrigation for the trees.
Additional Details and Information:
- A plethora of options are available for keeping animals on the property. Please see the 'Documents' section below to access details for Keeping Animals in Boulder County as well as approved uses for the property . Note- 9907 Phillips Rd is zoned A for Agricultural.
- There is no well on the property.
- The water for this property comes from Left Hand Water District. Click Here to access their website.
- This property is on a septic system.
- There is a Granja Este Road Maintenance Association which handles road related maintenance. The annual dues have been $450.
9907 Phillips is special in terms of proximity to town, access to riding trails, views of the front range and lot topography.
Several of the neighbors get together each year for a low-key holiday party which has brought everyone many great memories over the years. Horse owners can ride down Phillips and cross over 95th to access the White Rocks Trail, which is a 9 mile flat, quiet trail that extends both west and south from the trailhead. Consider extending your rides past the White Rocks trail by crossing Valmont Rd and riding into Teller Farm.
The two loafing sheds on the property are roomy enough to accommodate horses comfortably in the winter when stocked with plenty of straw bedding and hay for feed, which can be purchased from a neighbor just down the street. The detached garage can be used as a tack room and workshop and the wood-fired stove makes for some cozy evenings either cleaning up after a ride or tinkering with any number of hobbies away from the house.
The location of this property along with the distance between neighbors provides for a relaxing lifestyle away from the hustle and bustle of being in a city yet you still have easy access to shopping, restaurants and several schools within the BVSD (Boulder Valley School District) system. This property is within the school zones of Douglass Elementary, Nevin Platt Middle School and Centaurus High School. Several of the neighbors also utilize the BVSD Open Enrollment Program to send their kids to the BVSD schools of their choosing. Learn more about the program Here.
The east portion of Granja Este neighborhood borders the highly regarded Dawson School. The Dawson School is Boulder County's leading independent, college-prepatory school for students in kindergarten through 12th grade . Learn more about Dawson School Here.
Within a 10-15 minute drive, you ll have access to any number of grocery stores in Gunbarrel, Lafayette, Louisville, Niwot and Longmont including King Soopers, Niwot Market (they have amazing locally baked pies and free range meats) and Whole Foods. Large retailers such as Target, Home Depot, Sams Club and a plethora of others are also within close proximity. Horse-related supplies can be found at Murdoch's in Longmont or Jax Ranch & Home in Lafayette, also within 10-15 minutes away.
Great local eateries include Protos Pizza in Gunbarrel for thin crust pizza, Colterra in Niwot for brunch on their patio, 1914 House in Niwot for grass fed steaks, and Comida in Longmont for tacos.
Favorite nearby breweries include Finkel & Garf and Avery Brewing, which are both in Gunbarrel. Powder Keg Brewing in Niwot is great too.
Touching on holiday parades and local events- Niwot has a fantastic Halloween parade and party for little ones, a fun easter egg hunt and pancake breakfast on Easter. Longmont hosts a steady stream of fun events from Summer Concert Series to monthly themed entertainment events known as 2nd Fridays. The winter season kicks off with the Tree Lighting Ceremony in November and continues with the Longmont Lights Parade in December.
Overview of Lafayette
Population: Approximately 28,000 residents
City Layout: Lafayette is situated directly east of Boulder. Other surrounding cities include Longmont to the North, Erie to the northeast, Broomfield to the east and southeast, and Louisville to the southwest. Lafayette boasts its own unique, centrally located Old Town district with many local shops, eateries, and breweries. Larger grocery and retail stores surround the Old Town district and are intermingled with residential neighborhoods. Aside from Lafayette's strong representation of local establishments, it is also home to retailers including King Soopers, Walmart, Jax Outdoor, Jax Farm & Ranch, Sprouts, and many eateries such as Chilis, Noodles & Company, Einstein Bagels, Chipotle, and Pizza Rev to name a few. Other large retailers like Target, Costco, Home Depot, and Lowes are a 5-10 min drive into Louisville and Superior. The city provides 20 miles of recreational trails across 300 acres of open space and 19 public parks. The Bob L Burger Recreation Center offers a full fitness and weights facility, indoor lap pool, indoor play & lazy river pool, ball courts, childcare, and fun family-oriented seasonal events like a spring fishing derby and summer movies in the park. The Lafayette Public Library offers a host community outreach activities such as toddler story time, STEAM oriented workshops for kids, special topic seminars for adults, and book clubs. In the fall and winter months, Lafayette hosts annual events such the Oatmeal Festival and 5k, Fall Festival, Turkey Shoot Free Throw Basketball Competition, and Christmas Fair. In the spring and summer months, Lafayette hosts an Easter Egg Hunt, weekly Farmer s Market, Movies in the Park, 4th of July Celebration, weekly Art Walk, Peach Festival, and Brewfest.
City of Lafayette History:
The city was founded in the late 1800's by Lafayette and Mary Miller. The Miller's were part of 50 wagon train traveling west across the U.S. looking to set down roots on land acquired through the Homestead Act. The region was relatively undeveloped at the time. Native tribes still lived nomadically nearby, gold and silver prospectors traveled through on their way up into the Rockies, and settlers such as the Millers chose to stay and establish facilities and amenities to cater to increasing populations. The Miller s first established a 1,300 acre crop and livestock farm in Lafayette in 1871 before moving into the larger city of Boulder to work as butchers and city officials. After the death of her husband in 1874, Mary Miller moved back to Lafayette with her six children. Not long after, Mary permitted the local budding coal industry onto her land as vast veins of ore were discovered on her property. The first shaft was dug in 1887. Mary platted 150 acres of her property for residential and commercial development to accommodate the influx of interested people to the area. Within six months time, Lafayette was home to two general stores, boarding houses, and more. By 1914, Lafayette was home to four hotels, three restaurants, a brick factory, a power station, a theater, a bakery, newspaper printers, bar, a pickle factory, and two banks; one of which Mary was the President. It is purported that she was the first female bank president in the entire world. The coal industry boomed in the early 1900s. Life for the miners was difficult. Conflict between mine operators and their workers was common and led to violence. The last coal mine in Lafayette closed in 1956 as natural gas consumption outpaced coal consumption in the region. Agriculture became the leading industry in the area which then gave way to residential development as nearby growth in Boulder warranted demand for more housing in the region.
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