300 Evergreen Ave.
Modern Zen Sanctuary Next To Sanitas
$2,175,000 | March 2015
Set on a private, oversized lot on the Western edge of Newlands, just steps away from Sanitas trails, the “Wave House” is a modern Zen sanctuary featuring crisp architecture and finishes, a light-filled open layout, four upstairs bedrooms, multiple outdoor garden areas, and a lower level walk-out guest suite. Designed and built in 2003, with quality craftsmanship and attention to detail, this home has since been tastefully updated to feature a light, airy palette of white washed hardwood floors and walls, showcasing custom steel accents, sophisticated lighting and abundant windows bringing in light and views.
5 Bedroom | 5 Bath
4,614 SqFt 0.22 Acres
Built in 2002
Eat-in Kitchen, Separate Dining Room, Cathedral/Vaulted Ceilings, Open Floor Plan, Pantry, Wood Windows, Walk-in Closet, Wet Bar, Fire Alarm, Washer/Dryer Hookups, Skylights, Wood Floors, Jack & Jill Bathroom
Lawn Sprinkler System, Storage Buildings, Balcony, Patio, Hot Tub Included, >8′ Garage Door, Heated Garage, Oversized Garage
The spacious, open main floor is comprised of an open kitchen, living and dining area, ideal for yoga in the morning, and entertaining in the evening. The triple array of cube shaped windows forms the exquisite detail of the East wall, welcoming the sun in the morning, and the full moon and city lights at night. The night lighting at this home is uniquely sublime, with city lights views graciously offsetting a lovely teardrop chandelier and other exquisite lighting choices in the home. The centerpiece of the living area is a stunning floor to ceiling textured “wave” surround for the gas fireplace, crafted by Modular Arts in Seattle. RGB remote control allows the ability to “mood light” the surround, highlighting this space in soft color.
The kitchen is inviting, with a large central island, contemporary cherry wood shaker style custom cabinetry, and high-end stainless steel appliances, including a Dacor 5 burner professional stove, and double oven, Miele built-in espresso maker and large KitchenAid refrigerator. A huge walk-in pantry is discreetly hidden behind the kitchen’s organizing desk. And the mudroom (so often lacking in Boulder homes) is sufficiently large and well-outfitted with hooks, closets, and cubbies – plus it is cleverly sited near the oversized two car garage and powder room, connecting to the front door. The attached garage is 850+ square ft. and gets great light through the recently installed garage door of frosted glass. The garage allows plenty of space for 2 cars, storage, gear and workbench – another rarity in Boulder!
The staircase rail to the upper level is a work of art – comprised of cherry wood and steel. The current owners have greatly improved what was already a beautiful design feature by hiring the original custom craftsperson to augment the staircase to further open it up to the main living area. The white-washed maple of the main floor seamlessly transitions to a gorgeous white washed European White Oak engineered floor by DucChateau.The landing at the top of the stairs echoes the theme of spacious and light-filled comfort by providing a lounging space for the four bedrooms: One en suite bedroom, two bedrooms sharing a Jack & Jill bathroom, and the extraordinarily private master suite. The home is thoughtfully designed to bring in light from windows on multiple sides so that all the bedrooms offer extraordinary light and views. A large central closet houses washer/dryer hook-ups for a convenient second laundry space upstairs, or it can be used as a seasonal clothing closet.
The master suite is a sanctuary, fostering a feeling of privacy and peace, while bringing in light from all sides with well-placed windows that offer meaningful glimpses of trees and open space to the West and city lights to the East. French doors to a private South facing deck complete the feeling of being safely held in the comfort of the indoors while being surrounded by the natural world outdoors. The honey colored and dark wood clad master bathroom features a large steam shower, European heated towel rack and oversized soaking tub, appropriately positioned below yet another window discreetly offering city lights views. Two well-proportioned walk-in closets complete the picture of a spacious, well-designed and desirable master suite.
The lower level is also awash in light, with walls of East facing windows and walk- out doors. Comprised of a bedroom, bathroom and large living area, this space makes for an ideal guest apartment, with small kitchenette and separate entrance. The East-facing courtyard provides a separate and private outdoor space for this area as well. A large laundry room with new Electrolux washer/dryer and sink, plus plenty of counter space and cabinets are directly opposite the stairs from the main level. There is also plenty of storage and closets on this level.
The outdoor areas of this property are varied and distinct. The oversized 9300+ square ft. lot is set on the hillside, yet offers multiple flat spaces for recreating: the large East facing concrete courtyard off the guest suite is great for ball sports, a green South facing lawn and gardens, bordered by privacy fence off the main living area, is perfect for play or outdoor living/dining area, and the large deck off the master suite is well-suited for private lounging and also leads to a path that enters the more gently sloping Western portion of the property, landscaped with shrubs, flowers and trees. Meander through bushes and evergreens to a hidden hot tub and shed abutting the back fence and gate, offering back stage access to endless Open Space, via the Sanitas trail, which can be accessed one short block to the North.
The artistry and sense of Zen style evident throughout this home extends to the exterior, with a distinguishing fine art mural installation of the iconic Japanese “Great Wave of Kanagawa” by Hakusai, completed by a prolific Denver muralist, and an oversized Balinese Buddha statue, both frequently admired features in the neighborhood. The front entry features custom metalwork with lighting by the same artist who designed & crafted the interior staircase rail. The artist has also crafted and installed a security mailbox, which is in the process of being updated with backlit laser cut steel. The owners consider the mural and Buddha as part of the property, however, if a new owner desires a different look, the statue can be relocated and the mural easily painted over with the matching grey of the existing stucco.
In terms of systems, this is truly a “smart” home. Some of the features include: House-wide Sonos wireless music system with recessed speakers and individual room volume control; the lower level family room is home theater ready with recessed speakers and component hookups; every room features CAT5 high speed internet ports connected to a central modem / router / switch; most rooms feature dimmable lighting, including the chandelier in the main living area; RGB remote controlled mood lighting in master and fireplace surround; bedside USB charge ports in bedrooms for phones and iPads and an optional Tesla charger in the garage (to go with the optional Tesla). This home also boasts energy efficient radiant floor heat along with central air conditioning – a rare combination! And if you are contemplating a photovoltaic system, the flat roof and good Southern exposure make this a prime spot. Owners have also upgraded sewer and drainage systems.
Newlands is a desirable neighborhood where compromises are often made in terms of layout, privacy, light, yard and/or views. This property has it all! Convenient to schools, downtown, Ideal market, North Boulder Park and North Boulder Rec Center, this property offers all the wonderful community amenities that make Newlands such a terrific neighborhood, yet it is also offers rare privacy, on a large lot, in a recently-built, beautifully designed, quality home with a great layout and views, and almost immediate access to miles of open space and trails. The ultimate in Boulder lifestyle!