780 16th St. Boulder
Charming, Light-Filled Chautauqua Tudor Style Home with Legal 2-bedroom ADU
$1,195,000 | Feb. 2017
This charming, light-filled Chautauqua Tudor style home with a legal 2-bedroom rental unit (ADU), is located a few blocks from schools, parks and miles of open space and hiking trails. Set on a large corner lot in a great residential neighborhood, this lovingly maintained home offers two bedrooms and bathroom on the main level, two bedrooms with bathroom and open sitting area on the 2nd floor, as well as 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in the lower level rental unit, which is accessed via a separate entrance.
The large fenced yard has beautiful landscaping with mature Sycamore, Linden and Evergreen trees, offering plenty of privacy. The front exterior was recently stone-scaped to create a front patio under the sheltering Evergreens. The back yard patio was also expanded with an additional stone wall that creates a border for the patio and makes for a great place for guests to sit, creating a lovely spot for easy outdoor entertaining. Garden beds along the fence line the alley and street, creating privacy with recently planted Spartan Junipers, which are drought-tolerant and grow quickly. This home also features a detached two-car garage off the alley with additional parking in the driveway.
Built in 1939, this home includes many original features that have been blended with modern updates, combining a charming older home with the conveniences and upgrades of a newer home. The inviting living room boasts a central gas fireplace, period details and an open archway to the adjoining dining area. The remodeled kitchen, featuring granite countertops, stone backsplash and stainless appliances, overlooks the backyard, with a separate entrance to the garage and the outdoors. The main floor bedrooms share a bathroom, and could easily be converted or combined into a main floor master suite.
The downstairs apartment is attached to the main house and also offers a separate entrance, separate off-street parking for 2 cars and provides great supplemental income. This legal apartment, licensed by the City of Boulder, is currently leased for $1300 per month (below market) through the end of June, by the same couple who have been occupying it for years and would gladly stay on board. The rental unit can also be used as a separate space for guests and/or become a more integrated part of the home.
Upstairs is a well-designed suite of rooms including two bedrooms with a shared bathroom, plus a sitting area that can serve as study room, office, or play area. The current owners have a proposal to create a master suite on this level with luxury bath and large walk-in closets. It also makes for great kids space with 2 charming bedrooms and common play space. All the rooms throughout the home are light filled and inviting.
Chautauqua Park is located a couple blocks to the southwest, and is a fantastic local amenity, offering a host of year round cultural events, including films, lectures and concerts. The Historic Dining Hall is an enchanting restaurant offering fresh Colorado bistro cuisine at breakfast, lunch and dinner, with both indoor and porch seating. The tennis courts, playground and Chautauqua Green offer enjoyment and recreation for all ages. And the unparalleled access to miles of trails and open space highlights the primary reason this neighborhood is so very much in demand – it offers the ultimate in Boulder lifestyle.
Flatirons Elementary, a beloved neighborhood school, is a few blocks away. Also nearby is University Hill Elementary, offering a very well regarded bilingual program of Spanish/English immersion. And, of course, the CU Boulder campus, offering lectures, dance, concerts, theater and other cultural events, not to mention a bowling alley and Natural History Museum. This attractive and functional home is conveniently located near all the amenities that make Boulder such a wonderful place to live, work and play.