789 15th St, Boulder
Chautauqua Park Beauty
$1,095,000 | February 2014
This classic 1927 English Tudor sits tall, flanked by mature trees, on a large, sun drenched corner lot, blocks away from historic Chautauqua Park. The nearby Flatiron mountains serve as the ideal backdrop to the beautiful lines and stature of this finely crafted home. The extensive stonework, mature landscaping and large back yard add to the grace of this distinctive property.
Under the guidance of Steve Chucovich of Architecture Denver, an award-winning firm known for its work in historic preservation and urban design, this home has been extensively remodeled and updated.
The main floor has been opened up using steel beams to showcase a modern kitchen with dark wood cabinets, stainless steel counter tops, a large cook’s sink and professional appliances, including an under counter drawer style Subzero refrigerator and freezer. The kitchen is flanked on one side by a comfortable living room with windows to the South. This room extends via arched doorways and large fireplace to a sun filled sitting room, with east facing windows and french doors to the South, opening onto an interior patio. On the other side of the kitchen is the intimate dining room, looking out through french doors to the West across an expansive stone patio to the large, well landscaped back yard. A lovely front entry way and mudroom with powder room off the back yard complete the main level.
The upstairs is comprised of a master suite with a large 5 piece bathroom, including double vanities and a deep soaking tub. Two other bedrooms are good-sized and share a bathroom. One of the bedrooms has an auxiliary sitting area, study or play room, which can also serve as a 4th bedroom on this floor. All the rooms are light filled, with an abundance of windows, yet each offers a unique sense of privacy.
The basement, which once housed the underground garage, has been converted to finished living space with two egress doors. This space makes for a terrific guest suite, home office or family recreation room. Or it could be easily be converted back into a garage. Currently there are two off-street parking spaces and plenty of room on the lot to build a detached garage with alley access, if desired.
The current owner has thoughtfully attended to modern upgrades including a snow melt device as you walk up the steps to the front door. All the pointing on the outside brick walls has been done, not just for aesthetics but also as an added measure to insulate the house. The sump pumps on the North and South sides of the house are another measure to keep water away from the home, as is the french drain that was engineered to surround the house. There are wires under the floorboards connecting the sunroom, living room and dining room with music. Telephone and electric wires to the house have all been buried in a trench running West to the pole in the alley. All the electrical lines have been replaced, the furnace is new and the swamp cooler is brand new. The Pella windows have insect screens that pull down in the summer and roll up and are hidden in winter. Per Boulder City regulations, the wood shake roof must be replaced in 2014.
Nearby Chautauqua Park, is a fantastic neighborhood amenity offering concerts, lectures, movies and gatherings, in addition to miles of open space and trails. This property is also walking distance to the Flatirons and University Hill Elementary Schools, New Vista High School, University of Colorado and countless nearby shops and restaurants. Just a 15 minute stroll to Boulder’s downtown and Pearl St Mall, this charming, graceful yet modern home offers the ultimate in Boulder lifestyle.