5136 Ralston St. Boulder
Quality-Built Dakota Ridge Home
$1,495,000 | July 2016
There are so many unique features that set this distinctive Dakota Ridge property apart from the rest: It is a quality built spacious home with a great floor plan, stunning panoramic views of mountains and protected prairie, situated in a vibrant community-oriented neighborhood featuring extraordinary backstage access to miles of Open Space trails.
This home is located on the NorthWestern edge of the neighborhood, bordering acres of Open Space, and as a result, the views from this property are magnificent, sweeping from the Flatirons and foothills to the South and West to the protected open prairie to the North and East. With three floors of above ground living space, this property offers the stature and location to access a myriad of changing light and views from all rooms.
6 Bedrooms / 6 Baths
5,715 Square Feet
I could not possibly be more impressed with Leyla and Zach’s performance with the sale of our $1M+ home. From start to finish they handled us with expert guidance and absolute professionalism. They stayed on top of every last detail so I didn’t have to worry about anything falling thru the cracks. If you are looking to buy/sell a high-end home in Boulder, these two are literally the best in the business. — Zac and Sarah
Built by Ed Goodman, this property boasts a high level of quality and custom finishes, including many built-in cabinets and shelves. Entering the home through the front door, one is met by a gracious central foyer that opens onto a well-appointed office with inspiring views across the peaceful plains. The office also offers a convenient separate entrance from the street and nice built-ins, including bookshelves and a window seat. When entering from a side door near the attached two-car garage, a custom-built mudroom with various cubbies and shelves offers a nice touch.
The entire home has a feeling of spaciousness with 9’+ ceilings throughout, abundant windows admitting light and views, with the added bonus of extra wide halls, stairways and interior doors, some of which are made of glass. The open great room is flanked on one side by a gourmet kitchen with cherry cabinets, black granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The gas fireplace in the corner creates an intimate gathering place and the French doors leading out to a fenced patio with fire pit create a space that is great for entertaining.
Upstairs there are 4 spacious, light-filled bedrooms, all with magnificent views. The master suite showcases windows to West and views of the Foothills and North as far as the eye can see over protected Open Space. A sitting room with gas fireplace leads from the master bedroom to a large walk-in closet and sumptuous, luxury bathroom, with large soaking tub and Euro glass shower. Two other bedrooms share a jack & jill bathroom while the 4th bedroom on this level has an en suite bathroom. A staircase to the 3rd floor reveals yet another extraordinary room that could serve as office, workout room, studio or guest suite, with a very nice adjoining bathroom.
The finished basement makes for a terrific media room or kids playroom with walls of custom built-in and shelves, plenty of storage and a second cherry clad kitchenette, with separate dishwasher and refrigerator. Another bedroom and bathroom on this level complete this wonderfully comfortable and versatile home.
The utility bills are low because the house has a cutting-edge energy efficient cooling system (www.coolerado.com). Note that the house also has the original forced-air AC system in case you want to use it. The owners recently installed a Nest thermostat (www.nest.com) to reduce energy costs even further. The home has two furnaces, and it is wired for high speed internet, has a security system and drip irrigation for the landscaping.
Dakota Ridge is a popular North Boulder neighborhood that is surrounded by Open Space, offering miles of hiking/biking trails through mountains and prairies. It offers a uniquely vibrant community vibe, with abundant parks, playgrounds, walking trails and impromptu neighborhood gatherings. A neighborhood Community Center, with pool, in the vacant land to the West is currently in for permits.
The properties in Dakota Ridge range from condos and townhomes, to spacious 6000 sq. ft. homes creating a neighborhood that caters to all ages and generations, from retired, empty nesters, to young professionals and mostly to families with children who treasure a neighborhood that offers a setting where children (and those who are children at heart) can play. It is not unusual for residents to sell and then buy within this same neighborhood as their circumstances change, because they don’t wish to part with all that his neighborhood offers.
Dakota Ridge is located in the award-wining Foothill Elementary school enrollment area. There are often children gathered at several convenient school bus stops in the neighborhood to take the short trip to school together. The neighborhood is also walking/biking distance to several well-regarded private schools, including Shining Mountain Waldorf and Jarrow Montessori. As part of the $25/month HOA dues, residents in the neighborhood receive an Eco-Pass, a bus pass for the local RTD public transportation, providing easy access to Pearl St along the SKIP bus that runs every 10 minutes along nearby Broadway. The pass also offers convenient transportation to Denver’s Union Station, Eldora Ski Area, Denver International Airport and other destinations.