1434 Balsam Ave, Boulder
Recently Built Near Ideal Market
$1,432,500 | October 2014
A rare combination of desirable attributes combine splendidly in this exciting new offering at 1434 Balsam Ave. Located in the Ideal Market neighborhood, within easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, schools, parks and downtown Boulder.
Down a picturesque driveway, in a quiet cul-de-sac, set off the road, this enchanting, brick-clad Neo-Victorian set on a nearly ¼ acre lot, was recently constructed by Coburn, a well-regarded local builder, known for light-filled and timeless design. Inviting porches, decks, balconies and beautiful landscaping create enjoyable indoor/outdoor living and offer a rare feeling of serenity in this desirable and convenient central / North Boulder location, where vibrant community amenities are literally steps away.
The 4700 sq ft home boasts the charm of a traditional home yet offers a modern layout and convenience, with plenty of space – a great gathering place for family and friends. Enter off the side porch to a large gourmet kitchen with eat-in kitchen nook and cozy family room, showcasing built-in cabinetry for an entertainment center and books. The kitchen offers custom-built cherry cabinets, professional stainless steel appliances and a central island, all clad in warm granite. A handsomely appointed butler’s pantry connects to the dining area, where a double-sided gas fireplace and elegant columns transition to the living area and main floor office/bedroom. Abundant windows bring in light from all sides and French doors offer easy access from most rooms to the surrounding outdoor spaces.
The upper level showcases a large master suite with a South-facing balcony and luxury bathroom, including steam shower and soaking tub. Two additional light-filled bedrooms share a bathroom and central balcony. A deck off the upper level connects the main house with the au pair or guest suite above the attached garage. And as if that weren’t enough of a bonus, this property features a rare 3rd floor space that is attractive in its infinite flexibility; as studio, home office, play room, work out/meditation space or additional bedroom, with an adjoining bathroom and plenty of storage, and with phenomenal, unobstructed Flatirons views!
The finished, daylight basement is another great use of space. The main area offers a large, open space for recreation and entertainment with a wall of custom built-ins and complete with a wet bar comprised of a substantial counter and island housing a sink, under counter refrigerator & dishwasher and custom walnut cabinetry with neutral-toned granite. A sixth bedroom, additional bathroom and storage spaces complete the lower level.
Two garages, one attached and one detached, an outdoor gazebo dining area, a fenced back yard, mature trees and gardens, add to the allure and appeal of this extraordinary downtown offering. All in all, this is a phenomenal property, distinctive for its location and the space, style, and modern conveniences that it offers.