3560 9th St. Boulder
Modern Newlands On Big Lot With Views
$1,625,000 | November 2015
This modern, stylish Newlands home is located on large corner lot on a quiet cul-de-sac off Kalmia Avenue in a premiere North Boulder location, close to Sanitas and Wonderland Lake open space and trails. Well-placed windows and striking architectural elements showcase views of the nearby Foothills. Light streams in throughout the home, most notably through the walls of glass doors and windows that open to the expansive South facing patio and yard. The oversized lot is ¼ acre and offers a level fenced yard with plenty of space for recreating to the South, vegetable gardens to the West and buffer from neighbor to the East.
The two-story main entry provides a striking entry to this remarkably well designed home, offering access to the attached two-car garage and to the outdoors via a beautiful outdoor rock garden. The space opens into an inviting great room containing the living, dining and kitchen areas.
All sides are surrounded by windows and lead out to the sun drenched yard and patio with fire pit. Creating effortless flow for indoor/outdoor living and entertaining, the layout is at once stylish, comfortable and functional.
The sophisticated lighting and gleaming dark wood floors create a space that highlights the clean lines of this remarkable room, with a wood-burning fireplace and brightly colored sculptured surround serving as the modern, cheerful centerpiece. A Nelson bubble pendant hangs in the dining area framed beautifully by the asymmetric corner window.
The kitchen is outfitted with abundant cabinetry, an open alcove pantry, and a tucked-in office nook next to the side door. The large central island serves as an ideal focal point and gathering space in the kitchen and is very functional for cooking and entertaining, with two sinks and bar seating. New appliances include Miele cooktop and downdraft, double Miele ovens, including convection and combination convection-steam oven.
The powder room, discreetly located near the entry and stairs to both lower and upper levels rounds out the offerings on the main level. Recently updated with a new toilet, Hansgrohe fixtures and Flavor Paper wallpaper.
Upstairs opens onto a large common area, surrounded on all sides by light and mountain views, creating a room that is architecturally impressive and suited to a variety of purposes, accented by two David Trubridge lights. Currently a children’s playroom, this space will also work well as a family room, home office, studio or exercise space.
The master bedroom suite design is European inspired with clean lines, an abundance of light and inspiring views of the Foothills through well-placed windows. The master bathroom is understated and tasteful. The two additional upstairs bedrooms share a well-designed bathroom and continue the theme of thoughtful design and light filled spaces. Both bedrooms have an accent wall of designer wallpaper that adds a “heart-felt” touch to these lovely rooms.
The basement features an open living area with wood burning fireplace and modern surround similar to the one in the main living area. Currently used as a craft room, this space is also well suited as a recreation or media room. The basement also includes a private guest bedroom and bathroom. Recently installed grey toned carpet lends a fresh feel and adds softness to this useful bonus space.
The home was designed with thoughtful attention to energy-efficiency with hot water baseboards and Runtal radiators fueled by a Munchkin boiler controlled by five zone thermostat system. Energy efficient windows and abundant natural light create comfortable temperatures year round with an Evaporative Cooler providing cooling in warmer months.
A security system, including motion detectors and five thermostats takes advantage of “smart house” technology, controlled by mobile phone.
The current owners have painstakingly refurbished this beautifully designed, modern home to a like-new standard by refinishing the kitchen, all the wood floors and walls, installing energy-efficient LED recessed lighting throughout, along with new faucets, toilets, appliances and sleek, modern covers for the baseboard heat.
All in all, this is a distinctive property that offers light-filled style and comfort in one of Boulder’s most coveted neighborhoods.