3168-5th, Boulder

Light-filled Home on Triple Newlands Lot


March 2014

From the street, this charming cottage gives little indication of the way this property opens up into a spacious and light-filled home with great function and layout. Well designed to maximize light, space, privacy and utility, this home takes full advantage of its premier location on tree-lined 5th Street to offer a 3700+ sq ft sanctuary on a well landscaped, triple lot in Newlands.

On the main level is a comfortable family room, which opens to the kitchen and dining room, with windows on three sides. The kitchen was recently remodeled with contemporary walnut cabinets, ligh-clolored Caesarstone countertops and high end stainless steel appliances, including a beverage fridge. The family room is outfitted with a wall of built-in cabinets and shelves opposite a handsome stone hearth and gas fireplace. This infinitely livable room opens onto a South facing deck, with stairs that lead to the patio, hot tub, gardens and lawn below.

The remainder of the main level is comprised of a lovely sitting room, formal dining room and office, with a near by full bathroom. The exposed brick chimney and built-in cabinets add great charm and utility to the dining room while the windows between the sitting room and office underline the use of windows and light in this home. Inside, it is bathed in light coming from all sides.

The bedrooms are all on the same level. The spacious master suite has windows overlooking the patio and gardens, and features a large walk-in closet and 5-piece bathroom. The other two bedrooms on this garden level are both good sized and light, each with its own private bathroom. The mudroom and laundry room are also on this level, along with multiple doors to the yard, patio and gardens that surround the home.

Off the alley and above the oversized 2+ car heated garage is a 520 square foot guest suite with 3/4 bathroom. Offering a large 4th bedroom, this space is perfect for in-laws, guests, or a terrific home office with separate entrance.

The lot has been professionally landscaped, completely fenced and boasts mature trees and gardens with a hot tub on the patio outside the bedroom level. Both the back yard and side yard offer great space for play and recreation. This tree-lined block of 5th Street in Newlands is very desirable given its views and proximity to North Boulder Park and the Mount Sanitas Trail. And it’s only a short walk to Ideal Market, Foothill Elementary and downtown Boulder.

This is a wonderfully inviting home, situated on a great lot, in a coveted Newlands location.