2960 19th St. Boulder

Live Across from Salberg Park

$735,000  |  July 2015

A quality addition/remodel of this charming mid century North Boulder home make it an outstanding opportunity for convenient, one floor living, close to downtown and Ideal Market. Located across the street from Salberg Park and just a few blocks from the Community Gardens, North Boulder Rec Center and Columbine School, this comfortable home boasts a number of welcome and unexpected features, namely, a stunning great room, a basement with 9 ft. ceilings and lovely views of the Foothills.

Entering through the inviting front porch, one is instantly struck by the how the modest exterior belies what lies within. The front door opens onto a gracious living room that offers western views and sunsets through large picture windows across the park and the Foothills beyond. This space adjoins the great room and kitchen.  The dining and family rooms comprise the great room, magnificent with tall vaulted ceilings inset with abundant skylights, walls of windows and doors to the green lawn and mature trees. The elevation of the lot offers sunrise views and amazing morning light throughout the year. The wood-burning fireplace and hearth in the corner of this room adds a cozy touch. The kitchen is open to the dining areas via a large peninsula topped with beautiful granite, forming an eat-in bar seating area. Plentiful custom cherry cabinets provide plenty of storage space, with a sink that looks East over the outdoor patio and lush back yard. The beams and other features create a lofty and infinitely adaptable and usable space, big enough for entertaining and large parties yet cozy for family lounging and fun.

Entering through the attached one car garage or side door, one is met with a thoughtfully appointed and stone tiled mudroom with built-ins, large closet, linen closet, laundry room and powder room. A glass door from this area to the great room, make it easy to close off, yet convenient when needed.

On the same level are three south and west facing bedrooms that share two tastefully remodeled bathrooms, one with large soaking tub/shower, the other sky-lit with shower. All the bedrooms, bathrooms  and living room have vaulted ceilings of tongue and groove pine.

The basement is connected to the great room via an open staircase clad in the same gleaming oak wood floors used throughout the house. The 9 ft. ceilings of this generously sized and carpeted room and the large egress windows in deep set wells make this a wonderfully useful, versatile and inviting room that can be used as office, rec room, play room, guest room, or all of the above at once.  This level was also planned with a future addition of a 4th bathroom with some plumbing in place, plus plenty of storage space, both finished and unfinished.

It is apparent that thoughtful attention to quality detail is what makes this home so special. As one example, the skylights are made by Alpen, with UV protected glass creating no heat transference. The Boulder Public Library, Smithsonian Museum and Boeing all are using this high performance glass. All the doors have been replaced with solid 4-panel wood doors.  When excavating the foundation for the 9″ basement and great room addition, a perimeter French drain system was installed.

Both the front and the back yards have been lovingly planted with flowers and shrubs, in addition to the mature Hackberry, Marshall Ash, and Cottonwood trees that provide welcome shade on this 8000 sq. ft. lot. An ornamental Asian Lilac tree graces the flagstone patio, adjoining plenty of green lawn for recreating. And of course, there’s the Park, directly across the street, with an awesome playground, basketball court, Pilates studio and lots of green grass and trees.

All in all, a wonderful opportunity to own a quality home in a popular, friendly and convenient neighborhood.