Boulder, Colorado — Green Home For Sale

Craftsman style green remodel sitting on an acre+ city view lot on a ridge with Boulder, Flatirons and mountain views. This 4600 sq ft features includes 4+ bedrooms including 2 master suites, 3 full baths, 4 decks, very private spaces, home theater and a wine cellar.


Listing ID: 18012


  • Green Home
  • Healthy Home

Annual Property Tax $5,181
Annual Utility Cost $1,495
Home Area 4,642 sq ft
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Total Property Area 1.1 acres
Year Built 1964

Property Description

Complete remodel using green materials finished in 2007.\r\n\r\nVery private with tons of natural lighting. Very efficient with low energy bills for a 4600 sq ft house. (See Green/Healthy Home section for 2006 numbers which has included the one coldest winter in over a decade).\r\n\r\nIncredible views from living room, dining room, kitchen, master suite, guest suite, family room and decks.\r\n\r\nHigh end eat-in kitchen featuring cherry cabinet, red dragon granite countertops, hardware floors, walk-in pantry, mudroom, stainless steel appliances including 2 dishwasher drawers, convection oven, convection microwave, 6 burner gas range top, 48\" side by side refrigrator and beverage/wine cooler.\r\n\r\nLarge dining room (or family room) with expansive views, large deck and gas fireplace.\r\n\r\nLarge living room with 270 degree views of Boulder, Flatirons and mountains.\r\n\r\nLarge master suite with views, large walk-in closet plus another wall of built-in cherry cabinets, small private deck and a large bathroom featuring a large shower, jetted tub with major views and incredible travertine counters and floors.\r\n\r\nHome theater with a 50\" plasma TV, digital surround sound system, elevated seating for 6+, beverage frig and microwave. \r\n\r\nWine cellar (converted from a 60s bomb shelter) with 12\" thick cement walls and ceiling. Features tiled floors, stucco walls and a redwood wine rack for 60+ bottles (room for racks that could hold hundreds of bottles, 10x9 room).\r\n\r\nLarge 2 car insulated garage (4 car tandem or 2 car with shop/storage room). 8\' high door, built-in storage, views and a high efficiency ventilation fan.\r\n\r\nWalk-out family room with moss rock fireplace and expansive views of Boulder and the plains. Adjacent to the guest suite.\r\n\r\nLarge guest suite with views and full bath.\r\n\r\nLarge basement rec room with good day lighting (currently used as a teenage bedroom) and two large storage closets.\r\n\r\nMain floor laundry featuring cherry cabinets, day lighting, laundry sink and folding counter.\r\n\r\nHouse has new wiring throughout, 2 new high eff. A/C units (dual zone), new high eff gas water heater and 2 fairly recent gas med-high eff. forced air units (dual zone).\r\n\r\nHouse sits on a ridge in south Boulder, 1/3 of the acre lot on top of the ridge is landscaped with native and drought tolerant plants (no lawn) and the 2/3 of the acre is natural with numerous trees and native plants (your own open space within the city with hiking/biking paths).


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

This house exceeds the Colorado Built Green, LEED for Homes and Boulder Green Points certification levels providing you with a healthy, comfortable, energy efficient and low maintenance home.\r\n\r\nHighlights:\r\n\r\nDense-packed cellulose insulation in exterior walls (80%); loose-packed cellulose in ceilings (100%). Formaldehyde-free fiberglass insulation in exterior walls (20% basement game room and front bedrooms). Cotton insulation sound-proofing between floors and interior walls.\r\n\r\nEnergy-star rated A/C units; all ducts are properly sized and sealed.\r\n\r\nEnergy and sound efficient windows.\r\n\r\nUltra energy and water efficient dishwashers.\r\n\r\nDay-lighting for north facing rooms; properly sized “solar-smart” overhangs.\r\n\r\nNo and low VOC paints used for all interior paint finishes.\r\n\r\nWater-based finishes on all interior wood surfaces.\r\n\r\nHouse is 60% hardwood flooring, 25% recycled plastic carpeting, 10% stone/tile flooring and 5% cork flooring.\r\n\r\nGarage is insulated and is equipped with an Energy-Star rated exhaust fan.\r\n\r\nExterior siding is natural stone (slate) and James-Hardie fiber-cement siding.\r\n\r\nDecks have Trex decking – recycled materials and maintenance-free.\r\n\r\nDrip irrigation system – two zones. Native and drought tolerant plants.\r\n\r\nLights are about 50/50 mix of Halogen and Compact Florescent.\r\n\r\nBuried power and telephones lines.\r\n\r\nEnergy consumption (2006 averages - the winter has been one of the coldest in a decade): Electricity 375KWH/mo (annual costs includes purchased green tags - CO Windsource program; we also used 3 computers and TVs on a daily basis); Gas 82 therms/mo.


Neighborhood Description

House is located in single home residential area in highly desirable south Boulder. House sits on a ridge with several other homes which all have 1+ acre lots that form to create a private open space. Neighborhood was built in the 60s and is currently undergoing a renovation with several homes being remodeled.


Market Area

House is located within a 1/2 mile from a shopping area featuring a grocery store, several resturants, coffee shop, health club, bank, vet, medical offices and library. \r\n\r\nLocated 1-2 miles south of CU campus and downtown Boulder. Close to highways 36 and 93 providing quick access to Denver and the mountains.


School District

Fairview High (top rated in the state), Southern Hills middle school and Bear Creek and Mesa Elementary schools.


Community


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Split Level


Location of Home or Land

Urban


Elevation of Home

Mountain


Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area No
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free Yes
Fragrance Free No
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Fireplace
Forced Air - Gas
Solar - Passive
Cooling System Conventional Forced Air - A/C
Ventilation System Part of Cooling System
Part of Heating System
Whole House Filtration Other
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Municipal
Wastewater System Municipal

Construction Information

Construction Type Masonry/Concrete
Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Masonry
Shingles - Wood
Other
Interior Finish Cement Plaster
Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Wood - Solid
Interior Paint Low VOC
No VOC
Floor Material Carpet
Concrete
Cork
Tile
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Asphalt Composition Shingle
Other
Window Material Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Cotton Batt
Fiberglass
Recycled Denim Batt
Recycled Newsprint

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 4
Garage Area 700 sqft