840 Grape Ave., Boulder

Recently remodeled Newlands home on quadruple lot

$1,295,000 | January 2018

This recently remodeled 3,500+ sf Newlands home sits on an especially large quadruple lot featuring a magnificent South facing backyard with mature trees, plenty of patio space, huge garage/workshop and large upper level balcony. The street is one of the quietest in the neighborhood, with little through traffic and the rare 12k+ sf lot, coupled with an alley on the East, gives an extraordinary sense of space and privacy. The coveted Newlands neighborhood offers easy walking/biking distance to Boulder’s most desirable amenities including Foothills Elementary, Wonderland Lake, Sanitas Mtn trail, North Boulder Rec Center and the Ideal Market area.

The backyard and patio space is accessed from a large solarium with walls of glass windows that bring the outdoors in, making for great year round indoor/outdoor living. The solarium serves as a family room and is open to the central kitchen and dining areas, distinguished by striking blue steel support beam. The dining area opens to the living area at the front of the home. The recently remodeled kitchen features cherry wood cabinets, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances, including a 5 burner Bertazzoni dual fuel range/oven made in Italy.

Also on this main level are two good sized bedrooms, both with cedar lined closets. The shared bathroom is recently remodeled with distinctive inlaid timber beams in the ceiling and includes a large soaking tub and Euro glass enclosure, set in neutral brown stone.

The inviting entry way is light filled and inviting with stairs off the front door leading to the expansive upstairs master suite. The master suite comprises the entire upper level and consists of spacious bedroom/sitting area, two distinct office or studio spaces, large walk in closet, sumptuous bathroom and inviting deck overlooking the backyard. Currently, the bedroom space is open to the office/studio alcoves. With the addition of barn style doors, the two spaces can be made more separate. With an abundance of windows and light, this area feels lofty and bright. Two energy efficient Mitsubishi mini-split systems provide on demand heating/cooling. The master bathroom is an oasis of tranquility clad in soothing Travertine stone with glass tile accents featuring radiant infloor heating, an open walk-in shower, long vanity, toilet room and large soaking tub with nearby window looking out to the yard and views. The South facing balcony offers plenty of space for morning stretching or relaxing with coffee.

On the lower level is a rec room and entertainment space along with 2 additional bedrooms with shared bathroom. Also on this level are plenty of closets and storage space plus a 800+ bottle wine room, smartly lined in the wood from wine cases. The two non-conforming bedrooms in the lower level have windows which were to code when the home was first built, but now require larger egress windows to conform. Nevertheless, they offer good light and are the bedrooms used by the family’s teenage children. The shared bathroom, also housing the washer/dryer, has been recently remodeled.

The back yard is a true sanctuary with mature shade trees, fruit trees, gardens and green grass lawn. The patio extends from the solarium door across the length of the house to a covered pergola. A path leads to the garage and workshop, which are accessed via the adjoining alley The garage is 842 sf and shaped to provide ample space for two cars, plenty of gear and a workshop or artist studio. It is well insulated, has natural light from several windows and is designed with a robust ventilation system to extract fumes or remove hot/cold air. There is a heating unit in the garage that the Sellers have never had occasion to use. The large yard is fully fenced.

All in all, 840 Grape is an extraordinary Newlands value, given the large lot, great yard, oversized garage/workshop, functional layout  and move-in ready condition of the home.