2611 Pine St. Boulder
5-Bedroom Home On Full Lot In Whittier
$725,000 | August 2014
Welcome to Whittier, one of Boulder’s most established neighborhoods. Early Boulder settlers saw the promise of this area, and began homesteading as early as 1859. Characterized by charm and a feel of generations past, Whittier is currently a very desirable, vibrant neighborhood boasting distinctive Victorian architecture, mature trees and great walkability. A short walk to downtown restaurants and boutiques, the local YMCA ,as well as Boulder’s flagship Whole Foods, not to mention Barnes & Noble, Trader Joe’s and the 29th St Mall, offering cinema, restaurants and stores such as Apple, Anthropologie and H & M.
Observe the neighboring streets during the early morning hours, and you will see families pulling classic Radio Flyer wagons as they walk their children to the famous red brick Whittier International Elementary School, the oldest continuously operated school in the state. Whittier is noted as a landmark to the community, and nationally recognized as a model International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program. Just down the street is Spruce St Pool, a well-loved neighborhood amenity for all ages.
The allure of the Whittier location is only one of the defining features of 2611 Pine St. Built in 1948, this two story stucco home is situated on a full 7,251 SF lot, a precious rarity in this downtown locale. The expansive and level yard is fully fenced with a stone patio and plenty of room for gardens, with alley access and a detached garage.
The main floor is characterized by large, open, light filled spaces, a sizable, thoughtfully designed kitchen, along with quintessential historic features including a wood burning stove, authentic hard wood floors, and a claw foot tub. The back entrance of the home opens to a sunlit mudroom, offering a functional transition from the outdoors.
Perhaps what truly sets this home apart is the generous square footage and versatility of the spaces. In addition to the exceptionally large kitchen and family room, the home boasts five bedrooms, three on the main level and two on the upper. While the most obvious use is a large single family home, the property also offers the unique opportunity to be flexible and creative with the space, if needed. The current residents have chosen to operate a day care out of the home, a nontraditional use made possible by the supreme functionality of the floor plan. The kitchen is exceptionally well suited for entertaining or cooking with a large number of guests. The upstairs holds potential for a guest suite, with a door at the base of the stairs, that can be secured for complete privacy. Vaulted ceilings, a southern facing balcony and a partial kitchen make this 2nd floor space inviting as a separate living or home office space. THIS PROPERTY IS A LEGAL DUPLEX IF OWNER OCCUPIED and it is relatively straightforward to recreate a full kitchen upstairs.
We are proud to present this very livable, very versatile Whittier home, conveniently located in one of the most charming neighborhoods in Boulder.