3873 57th St. Boulder

One-Level Living on 1+ Acre Lot


In a hidden Boulder neighborhood, close to town but a world apart, this light-filled and stylishly remodeled home offers one level living on a 1+ acre lot. The neighborhood of Woodbourne Hollow is surrounded by open space trails and is close enough to bike to Boulder, yet far enough away to see abundant stars at night and experience the peaceful sounds of nature.

The home has undergone an architectural remodel and interior renovation by Cliff Bravin & Associates, creating functional open spaces that are inviting and offer a quality of light that is ever present and lovely. The great room features five skylights set in vaulted ceiling with exposed trusses, large sliding glass doors to the expansive yard & gardens and abundant windows admitting light from all sides.

The kitchen is a chef’s dream, with plenty of counter and cabinet space and top end stainless steel Bosch appliances. The 12-foot island provides bar seating for 6 -8 people and houses the 6-burner Dacor commercial stove under high capacity Zephyr hood. The contemporary cabinets are plentiful and beautifully clad in a light grey/brown vertical grain with glass and aluminum upper cabinets, set against yards of white toned Quartz countertops. A laundry room lives on one side of the kitchen with pantry and powder room on the other, near the door to the attached 2-car garage.

The living and dining spaces are open to each other and the kitchen with a wood burning fireplace and glass doors in both areas, one facing north to the back yard patio and the other facing west to the side yard patio. An office off the front door near the living room would also be great as a den, playroom or music room.

Three bedrooms comprise the east wing of the home, featuring a master bedroom, with en suite bathroom, and two other well proportioned bedrooms, that share a bath. All the bathrooms have been tastefully remodeled.

The home boasts new plumbing and electrical fixtures and the walls throughout the home have been newly skip troweled and painted. The dual stage 96% efficiency furnace, 2 stage Honeywell T-stat and all ductwork are new. The brick cladding and insulation keeps the home warm in winter and naturally cool during the summer. The water filtration system for well consists of a sediment/particulate filter, augmented by a UV filter, then water softener and also a Reverse Osmosis System under the kitchen sink. The recovery rate of the well is extraordinary with irrigation water running for hours in the garden, simultaneous with sprinklers and household usage, without any noticeable change in pressure or output. The property is on City Sewer.

The grounds have been planted with 40+ new trees and shrubs, including Ginnala Flame Maple, Austrian Pine, Blue Spruce, Aspen and orchard trees including Apricot, Italian Plum and Apple, in addition to the existing heirloom Apple and Pear trees. The owners have planted an abundantly productive garden that supplies plenty of fresh veggies and herbs to family and friends.

The school bus for Crestview Elementary, Centennial Middle School and Boulder High School stops across the street. Trailhead to multiple open space trails is nearby.

The home is beautifully livable as-is, yet also has unique potential for significant expansion. Per County’s Preliminary Size Analysis, using the 125% neighborhood median rule, the size maximum is 5479 sf. However, a County specialist stated that exceptions are routinely made to Preliminary Size if there are two contiguous properties with substantially more square footage. In this case, the two contiguous properties are 3883 57th (16K+ sf) and 3863 57th (nearly 7K sf) so the maximum sf for this property is estimated at 11,851 sf, if approved at Site Plan Review. The SW corner of the property is in the flood plain, however the house is not, so flood insurance is not required. Buyers looking to build on this property are advised to seek guidance from Boulder County.