2135 Knollwood Dr. Boulder
Dramatic views, privacy, AND walking distance to town!
$2,100,000 | May 2015
This sunwashed home sits on nearly half an acre in Knollwood, one of the most prized locations in Boulder. It’s a hidden gem, tucked between Mapleton Hill and the iconic Red Rocks.
Almost every room and the wraparound deck have unobstructed views of the Flatirons, mature trees and flower gardens.
Walk or ride your bike from the front door and in minutes you’ll be at the Mt. Sanitas Trailhead, with trails leading to the top of Mt Sanitas, Settlers Park, Red Rocks, and up Sunshine Canyon.
OR, walk out the back of the house, down the slope and over a bridge and very soon you’ll be on Pearl Street, with its shops and dining spots.
The main floor has an expansive great room with vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and skylights, centered around a fireplace with floor to ceiling moss rock. An alcove offers perfect acoustics for a grand piano.
The eat-in kitchen, bathed in sunlight, has plentiful cabinets and a large, central island. It opens onto a 1000-square-foot deck — a totally private outdoor living space with jaw-dropping views.
Also on this level is a bedroom that was built to be a master and now serves as a guest suite, with doors leading to the deck. The five-piece bathroom includes a separate shower, soaking tub, and a small walk-in closet. With vaulted ceilings, skylights, and a moss-rock fireplace, the room mirrors the great room to the west.
The walk-out lower level has two additional bedrooms that share a bath, and an expansive master suite with generous bed and sitting areas. An elegant Solas hanging fireplace provides cozy warmth. The bathroom has a separate toilet room, shower, and two-person Jacuzzi tub. Sliding doors lead to a covered terrace with a deluxe, International Hot Tub. Because of the overhanging deck, you’ll be protected when it rains or snows, soaking in steamy water, savoring the stillness, the snowflakes, and the misty moon.
One of the most enjoyable spaces on the lower level is the sunroom, now being used as an office, surrounded by three walls of windows with panoramic views. Outside there’s a grassy area, where deer and foxes walk so close to the windows that you’ll come to recognize their faces.
The sunroom opens to a lower-level sitting area with yet another moss rock fireplace, making it an inviting rec room or media center.
The laundry room is conveniently located next to the largest master. The mudroom and powder room are on the upper level, adjacent to the 3-car garage, an 820-square-foot space with a workbench and ample storage shelves.
This neighborhood is second to none in combining tranquility, access to nature, and closeness to town. And this home is one of only four in Knollwood that have unbroken vistas of the Flatirons. They rarely come on the market, so this a unique opportunity to live in this treasured spot.