Dreaming of a family compound, horse property, or land-based community?

by Liz
Real Estate For Sale
Paonia, CO 81428
$1,690,000. 4 Beds. 3 Baths. 1980 Square Feet
Residential. MLS# 795525. County: Delta. State: CO

Seller is happy to assist a group to buy this unique property for a community purchase. Dreaming of a family compound, horse property, or land-based community?

This is your dream property nestled in biking distance of the precious, lively, and very conscious downtown area of Paonia. What makes this property special is its location combined with the fact that in addition to the stunningly restored Victorian farmhouse, there are two additional domestic water sources available to build two additional houses of any size. This is extremely rare in Paonia and is what determines one’s right to build in a county where there are no building codes and no zoning that prohibits additional dwellings.

If you want to buy a part ownership of this property for just $250K with rights to build a dream home with million dollar views, PLEASE CALL US. Cobb homes and Earthships can be built here unlike almost anywhere else in the country. This 21 acre parcel has 360 degree views of snowy mountains, stunning red cliffs and green rolling pastures and has the perfect altitude and water rights to grow fruits and vegetables and to have your horses. This property has an abundance of very rare first decree irrigation rights to one of the best and oldest ditches and has plenty of water until late October each year when almost everyone else has run out in early or mid-summer. The gorgeous Victorian Farmhouse has an open concept chef’s kitchen, downstairs master suite, 4 beds and 3 baths, walk-in closets, and a large living room with picture windows gazing upon the most idyllic views next to a cozy wood stove. This house has been lovingly restored with an artisanal touch to integrate its historical significance with modern comforts: 100-year old Oak and Fir floors are restored w/ semi-precious stone inlays. Bathrooms are remodeled with white marble, peacock slate, Custom chef’s kitchen with hand-hammered copper farm sink, hardwood live-edge hand-joined countertops and hickory cabinets. Handmade Maple benches from a local craftsman. New state of the art mini split heating and cooling system that is electric and thus can be put fully onto solar and be made to be fully off grid and self sufficient if new owner should desire.

The property has two domestic water taps and a domestic well permit. Abundant irrigation water! 9.68 shares of first decree Turner ditch and 3 shares of Deep Creek. In the spring those shares will equal approximately 0.50 cfs, or enough to irrigate 20 acres or so. 3 shares of Deep Creek is equal to 0.15 cfs at full flow (enough for 6 acres). The ditch usually begins to run in mid-April, and then runs into late October. Large barn, two workshops, orchard, fenced biodynamic garden, and a restored 100-year old chicken coop. Ready for livestock – all fences/stalls/irrigation in place.

The biodynamic garden and massive berry patch have 14 species of berry bushes and trees with an automatic sprinkler system for the orchard and the park-like lawn. All lilac bushes have been pruned and will be thriving next year just like the one by the front door. There are very special 100 year old fir trees on the property and one even has a fort inside. There is also a magical forest where the Minnesota ditch runs through the property and you can hear the water rushing. A mother fox and her kit have a den here and deer grace the property daily living in harmony with the yellow songbirds and monarch butterflies. The process of dividing this farm into 3 separate 7 acre parcels has begun with the county and can be completed if so desired (buyer to verify). Parcels have the best views in the valley and senior water rights. Easy bike ride from town with a public Waldorf School, clubs, live music, festivals, dances, and a conscious community. Come create your dream here. The land is calling you.

See lots of other photos including inside and land photos on the full MLS details page:

Liz Heidrick
P: 970-234-5344
E: liz.needlerock@gmail.com
Needlerock Mountain Realty and Land, LLC