4495 Ruby Dr. Boulder
Rural Space and Feel In North Boulder
Set on a nearly ¾ of an acre in desirable Githens Acres, with beautiful views of the Foothills and Mt. Sanitas, this 60s ranch style home has been recently expanded/remodeled to create a quality home with a light filled open floor plan, large master bedroom, two additional bedrooms and two bathrooms. The 1000 sq. ft. detached garage/studio boasts heated space for a workshop and a private West facing guest suite. The grounds are low maintenance with a large lawn, fenced vegetable garden, privacy hedge surrounding the property and hobby orchard consisting of various fruit bearing trees.
The house has a European feel and sensibility– modest, light-filled and tasteful with quality finishes and built-ins. The living, dining and kitchen areas are open to each other, and the dining room opens to the rear patio with lovely views of Mt. Sanitas and the Foothills.
The master bedroom is spacious (measurements) with windows facing West to the mountains and North to the expansive lawn. The second bedroom also looks out over the lawn as well as East towards the rising sun. The two bedrooms share a lovely white tiled bathroom. The 3rd bedroom is on the South side of the house adjoining a tastefully remodeled ¾ bath. There is a mudroom off the back door and kitchen with custom built-ins, shelving and benches.
The house was expanded and remodeled in 2011/12 adding 367 sq. ft. to the open living and dining areas and a 539 sq. ft. atrium style covered rear patio that serves as an outdoor living space offering views of the nearby Foothills and Mt. Sanitas. The house has oak wood floors throughout and is wired with four-in wall Klipch speakers in the main living area, 2 Polk Audio speakers in the outdoor patio and CAT6e cable in main house, garage and studio. High efficiency energy upgrades include Spray Foam (2”) and Cellulose (3-1/2”) insulation in new exterior walls, with rating of R26 in the walls and R-54 in the attic. The home was also updated with Dual Pane Marvin Windows, New Lifetime Dimensional Roof, new gutters and, in 2012-14, new appliances including Kitchen Aid refrigerator, Miele Dishwasher, SpeedQueen washer and hot water heater. The house is served by well water and the whole house filtration includes Reverse Osmosis system (30 micron, 5 micron, and UV water filters) and Salt-free water softener filter. The well pump was replaced in 2007 with a submersible, pressure-controlled unit.