715 Forest Ave. Boulder

Impressive Newlands Home with Spectacular Views

$2,325,000 | April 2017

Set on a south facing lot in the heart of Newlands, 715 Forest Avenue is a unique home that features high end finishes throughout, a very functional family layout, and a great location in one of Boulder’s most sought after neighborhoods. One of the hallmarks of this home is the light-filled and flexible spaces that can serve multiple purposes. Other notable features are its three story height and expansive width, both of which would not be possible under current building restrictions.

The main floor features high ceilings, ash wood floors, abundant windows and a gorgeous gourmet kitchen.  The front entry features rare large slab custom honed volcanic ash stone tile, mined in Basalt, that is accented elsewhere throughout the home. A handsome main floor office is situated off the entry, offering a convenient and light-filled work space.

The family room off the kitchen features a gas fireplace and a wall of functional built-ins, creating a very cozy space for lounging. The nearby gourmet kitchen, in shades of white and grey, was completely remodeled in 2014 and boasts all new solid wood Omega cabinetry, including a convenient appliance garage (to keep countertop appliances out of site) along with professional stainless steel appliances, including a 4 burner Dacor range with griddle, double Kitchenaid ovens, two Kitchenaid dishwashers and a Subzero refrigerator. Abundant counter space and oversized center island, topped by Carrara-hued Pentel quartz stone, provides a perfect place to gather, while tongue and groove panelling on the ceiling lends an intimate design touch. A nearby eating nook could also be furnished with sofas or banquette built-in to serve as a casual kitchen lounge.

To the south of the kitchen is a spacious formal dining room with high ceilings and windows on two sides, offering plenty of room for a large dining table. A sliding glass door situated between the kitchen and dining area access the side yard and backyard, making it an ideal spot for outdoor grilling.

Coming in from the garage at the back of the house is a convenient mud space, as well as a functional bonus room. This large open room, with large glass doors leading to the backyard could serve multiple purposes: additional home office, playroom or craft/homework room for kids, or secondary family room.

On the second floor are three large bedrooms, as well as the conveniently located laundry room. The master bedroom, situated on the West side of the home, is spacious and comfortable, with south and west facing views, two walk in closets, and a recently remodeled luxury master bathroom. The master bathroom features a 2 person jetted soaking tub with light therapy, and a Thermasol remote controlled steam shower that can be turned on from the comforts of your bed that also has light therapy and bluetooth sound options. On the east side of the second floor are two well-proportioned bedrooms with ample closet space, connected via a beautifully remodeled jack and jill bathroom. The second floor hallway has a gracious width and admits superb light and views of the Flatirons through the large glass doors and south facing balcony.

The home also features a rare third floor bonus room with spectacular panoramic views. A large open space with vaulted ceilings, private bathroom, and great south facing exposure, this space makes for a comfortable guest room, family room, teenage bedroom, gym or lofty master suite.

The yard is very nicely landscaped and also includes a patio off the back of the house. With two outdoor patios and good flow inside and out, the home is ideal for entertaining. The detached 2 car garage provides plenty of storage for bikes and gear. The heating, cooling, lighting, and security can all be controlled remotely from your smartphone making this an ideal lock-and- leave property.

Set on a 7900+ sq ft lot in the heart of Newlands, with close proximity to North Boulder Park and Sanitas trails, and close access to miles of open space, this property is also convenient to shops and restaurants in the Ideal Market area, and downtown Pearl St. Also nearby are the North Boulder Rec Center, numerous public & private schools, including Foothill Elementary, and other valued neighborhood attractions.