8 Homes for Sale in Northern Colorado with Energy-Efficient Features

Todd Sledge April 25, 2023

As we celebrate Earth Month, there is no better time to focus on homes with energy-efficient features. Today’s homebuyers prioritize sustainability and eco-friendliness, and features like solar panels, energy-efficient HVAC systems, and xeriscape landscaping can make a big difference.
Luckily, Northern Colorado has a wealth of options that offer not only energy-efficient features but also luxurious amenities and stunning views. Let’s take a look inside a handful of homes for sale in Northern Colorado that incorporate green technologies and eco-friendly designs, enabling homeowners to live comfortably while also reducing their environmental impact.

Updated Home Outside Fort Collins with Solar Panels

4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 2,809 Square Feet | $1,325,000
Address: 1025 Greenfield Court, Fort Collins | Listed By: Ryan DeHaan

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and find your own piece of paradise in this stunning updated home located just outside of Fort Collins. This property offers 2 acres of beautifully fenced land with mountain views, providing the perfect space for those who love the outdoors and country living. The 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom one-level home has plenty of space and was completely remodeled and updated in 2008, with quality craftsmanship throughout. The gourmet kitchen features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and custom-built solid cherry cabinets with pull-out shelves. The property also includes a 1,200-square-foot insulated, heated, and finished garage/shop, perfect for those who love to tinker or need space for their hobbies. The home is energy-efficient and sustainable, with a whole-house vacuum system, air conditioning, and solar panels owned by Poudre Valley REA’s solar farm. The solar panels are transferable to the new owner, with three remaining years of approximately $80 per year payments for the 12 panels dedicated to this home.

42-Acre Contemporary Ranch in Livermore with Solar Tubes

4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 3,252 Square Feet | $1,210,000
Address: 202 Roundtree Road, Livermore | Listed By: Kyle Basnar
Welcome to your very own 42-acre private ranch just 30 minutes away from Fort Collins in Livermore, where you can enjoy breathtaking views and plenty of space. This custom contemporary home boasts a well-designed floor plan and stylish, durable finishes. With wood trim throughout, heated cement floors, vaulted ceilings, and a modern chef’s kitchen, this home has it all. The primary bedroom is located in its own wing and features custom glass doors leading to a luxurious five-piece bath, a spacious walk-in closet, and a stunning sunroom perfect for watching the sunrise and sunset. Each room offers large windows with beautiful views and solar tubes for exceptional natural energy-efficient lighting. The property also includes an attached three-car heated garage, a detached 30-by-56-foot heated metal workshop, and a fully equipped 61-by-31-foot greenhouse that can be used to grow fruits and vegetables year-round or converted into a gym or extra indoor/outdoor space.

Like-New Home in Windsor with Solar Panels

4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 2,529 Square Feet | $720,000
Address: 5036 Hawtrey Drive, Windsor | Listed By: Emily Brazil Jones + Deanna McCrery
This lightly lived-in, like-new home is situated in The Ridge at Harmony Road in Windsor. The four-bedroom home boasts a flex/office space, a three-car insulated and drywalled garage with epoxy flooring, and an open main floor plan that is both light and bright. The stainless gas range, dishwasher, microwave, and upgraded kitchen lighting make cooking a breeze. The bathrooms are stunning, featuring beautiful designer tiles, double sinks, and gorgeous quartz counters — and the primary bathroom also has a spacious walk-in closet. Upstairs you’ll find a generous loft that can be used as a secondary living room. The south-facing driveway ensures quick snowmelt, and in the back, the professional landscaping and 720 square feet of stamped concrete patio provide an expansive outdoor living area with mountain views. The spacious fenced-in yard contains a brand new Tuff shed and irrigated cedar garden boxes. The home is equipped with solar panels, which help minimize utility costs.

Like-New Home in Berthoud with Energy-Efficient HERS® Score

5 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 2,804 Square Feet | $700,000
Address: 1399 Westport Avenue, Berthoud | Listed By: Joanne DeLeon

Built in 2020, this upgraded Hayden two-story home boasts five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a study, a loft, and a three-car garage. You’re welcomed into the home through a covered front porch that leads to wood floors in the entry, kitchen, and living room. The upgraded kitchen features white cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a center island, a corner pantry, and a gas stove. The kitchen opens to the living room and a large sliding door leading outside. Enjoy breathtaking views from the custom oversized stamped concrete patio or covered back patio. The main floor guest bedroom has its own walk-in closet and full bathroom nearby, and the primary suite boasts a four-piece luxury bathroom and a large walk-in closet, and the upstairs features a large loft with views, three large bedrooms, a full bathroom, and a laundry room. The home features smart home technology, keyless entry, an energy-efficient HERS® score, and central air conditioning. The home is conveniently located near downtown Berthoud, walking/biking trails, parks, and the Berthoud Rec Center.

Fort Collins Home with Seller-Owned Solar + Xeriscape Landscaping

3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 3,238 Square Feet | $650,000
Address: 2250 Chesapeake Drive, Fort Collins | Listed By: Tom Smailes
This exquisite Storybook two-story home in Fort Collins is a must-see, with hand-crafted custom finishes and upgrades throughout. Boasting three bedrooms and three bathrooms, a spacious loft, and a dedicated main-floor office, this 3,200-square-foot home features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, and custom wood shutters. But what really sets this home apart are the energy-efficient features. With seller-owned solar and xeriscape front landscaping, this home is not only environmentally friendly but also cost-effective. It also has a custom-built pergola and shed, and a 900-square-foot basement with a custom-built workshop, perfect for any handyman or DIY enthusiast. Located just blocks from the new Montava Development, 2 miles from Old Town, and minutes from I-25, this home is in the perfect location.

Tri-Level Home in Broomfield with Energy-Efficient HVAC

4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1,404 Square Feet | $595,000
Address: 4323 Broemel Avenue, Broomfield | Listed By: Amy Houlton
This beautifully maintained four-bedroom tri-level home in Broomfield is a must-see! Featuring natural wood flooring throughout, this home offers an updated interior with an open and inviting floor plan. Vaulted ceilings and skylights provide plenty of natural light, while the updated eat-in kitchen boasts quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances. With a newer energy-efficient HVAC system, this home is sure to keep you comfortable all year long while also keeping utility bills low. Enjoy an active lifestyle with the convenience of being near parks, a recreation center, dog park, and sports fields. This home is situated in a prime location that offers easy access to everything the area has to offer.

Two-Story Home in Greeley with Smart Home Package + More

4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 3,029 Square Feet | $568,716

Address: 1224 104th Avenue Court, Greeley | Listed By: Tawnya Yurt + Joey Porter
Built by Bartran Construction, this beautiful two-story home in Greeley is move-in ready and boasts an open floor plan with four bedrooms and three bathrooms — and a large loft area upstairs. The home has a number of energy-efficient features, including Class 4 impact-resistant shingles, a smart home package with Lutron Hub, a 95% energy-efficient furnace, and a 50-gallon hot water heater. For a limited time, the seller is offering a special financing event with a choice between a 1% permanent rate buydown or a 2-1 rate buydown. Additionally, the home comes complete with window coverings, a garage door opener, and a stainless steel fridge, making it a turn-key purchase.

Two-Story Home in Milliken with Paid-Off Solar Panels

4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms | 3,377 Square Feet | $550,000
Address: 1977 Traildust Drive, Milliken | Listed By: Todd Sledge
This stunning two-story Windmill home is situated in Milliken’s desirable Colony Pointe community. Built in 2018, this like-new home has been meticulously maintained and boasts amazing upgrades including a brand new finished basement. The open and bright main floor features a spacious living area that flows seamlessly into the kitchen, complete with a large eat-in island, plenty of storage, a gas range, and stainless steel appliances. Work from home in the main floor office/study. Upstairs, you’ll find a bright loft, a large primary bedroom, and a spacious primary bathroom with an oversized walk-in closet. Two additional bedrooms and a full bathroom complete the upstairs. The brand new finished basement includes an additional bedroom and bathroom, a large rec room, and additional flex space. Enjoy the cost savings on utilities with the paid-off solar panels. This home is complete with an oversized two-car garage, a fully fenced backyard, and a low HOA fee.

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