440 Japonica Way, Boulder
One of the Most Desirable Locations in Newlands
$1,355,000 | June 2016
Solid and well maintained home in one of the most desirable locations in Newlands – a small cul-de-sac off the west end of Juniper Avenue, blocks from Sanitas trailhead and Wonderland Lake. The nearly 1/3 acre lot is pie shaped on the west side of the street with lovely views out the back of an expansive lawn, gardens, mature trees, other large neighboring yards and nearby foothills.
The home is a split level with an extended front entry and porch that was added on by the current owners, who have lived in the home for 35 years. The main level is comprised of a living area with built-in shelves under the large east facing picture window and a gas fireplace. The living room is connected to kitchen and eat-in kitchen area. The kitchen sink looks out over the back yard. This kitchen area opens onto a large covered deck via French doors. The deck is a room in itself and reportedly where the current owners “live” 5+ months out of the year. There are also two well-proportioned bedrooms with a shared bathroom on the main level.
The owners added a dining room to the south of the eat-in kitchen area. This room has beautiful south and west light and views, including glimpses of Flagstaff Mountain through the mature trees. The dining area connects via a second set of stairs to a tiled sunroom, ideal as a work-out room, children’s play space or greenhouse, also with magnificent views and filled with light. Continuing from the sunroom to the lower level is a light-filled guest suite with garden level windows and adjoining bathroom. One can connect to the remainder of the lower level through the bath, or this area can be locked off as a private guest suite with separate entrance through the sunroom.
A half set of stairs from the main entryway lead to the 4th bedroom and family room, with hallway bathroom. Both the bedroom and cozy family room have garden level windows. The family room has built-ins and is a great space for movies or games. Adjoining the family room is a large laundry room with built-in workbench. Access to the one car attached garage is through the laundry room, which could be converted to a fantastic mudroom with plenty of space for cubbies and hooks.
One of the most appealing and valuable aspects of this property is the quiet location on a small cul-de-sac and the very lovely lot with mature trees and established landscaping, with lots of green grass. There is an existing tree house tower and zip line that the Seller’s children and their friends, all of whom now have children of their own, still talk about with great fondness. The Seller will be removing the zip line due to liability concerns, however a new owner is welcome to re-connect their own and continue this tradition, creating years of memories with their own children.
This is a much-loved property that has been well cared for and enjoyed by the present owners, who are ready to pass on the joy of living in this wonderful location.