Nestled in a grove of trees, the exterior of this home is designed to be unassuming and private. The interior will surprise you. Ascend into a home like you’ve never experienced before. This unique and fascinating home, while originally built in the early 1970s, was completely redesigned and expanded in 1991 by the well-known Modernist architect, Gale Abels. This classic home, designed using the Modern style of architecture made famous during the mid-20th Century, has angular vaulted ceilings as well as beautiful horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines. Extensive stonework thorough-out, a strong connection with the environment, makes it an aesthetic marvel.
A perfect match for the outdoor Boulder lifestyle, this home is located just three blocks away from nearby trailheads which lead directly into Boulder’s public Open Space, only minutes from the famous Boulder Flatirons and some of the most scenic hiking in Colorado--a hiker and climber’s paradise. The home is only a 1 block from the Community Pool and Tennis Courts as well as being in close proximity to some of the best schools in the State. An eight-foot wide stairway ascends from the ground level of the home into the main living areas.
This beautiful home features hardwood and stone floors through-out, a private master suite with a sitting area that has views looking directly at the Flatirons, a roof-top deck that looks at both the Flatirons and city light views, a large great room with formal dining area, and an upscale kitchen for social gatherings. There are lighted display cases for art, gallery style lighting fixtures, and gorgeous stone accents everywhere, featuring granite, travertine, and marble. The eat in kitchen area even has a granite 6’x8’ waterfall.
The master bedroom has a sitting area with fireplace, bamboo floors, a large library, a large walk in closet, amazing bath, and the observation deck area. The main level has two more bedrooms, two beautiful baths, and the kitchen, dining, and great room. The kitchen has extensive granite, stainless Viking appliances, plenty of cabinet space, a breakfast bar, and an eat-in dining area. The home has a ground level mother-in-law suite with a large living room, 2 more bedrooms, bath, bamboo flooring, and a kitchen or crafts area. Outside is a private hot tub area and a low maintenance yard backing to a private pocket park for the benefit of the half-dozen homes surrounding it, maintained by the Devils Thumb HOA. This is a well-loved home in which the homeowners raised their family. Looking for a Buyer who wants a home that makes a statement, is great for entertaining, and resonates with this beautiful Mid-Century Modern aesthetic.
L. Gale Abels and Associates opened in 1963 in Boulder, Colorado. Abels was also a lecturer for the University of Colorado at Boulder's School of Architecture. Abels’ projects included residential design, commercial buildings, historic preservation, and airports. He designed a variety of Modern subtypes including Contemporary Formalism and Late Modernism. Many of Abels house designs can be found in several of Boulder’s communities, on the western edge of Boulder in University Hill, Newlands, and Devils Thumb, as well as in Pinebrook Hills, and Coal Creek Canyon. Abels' own home (1964) located at 6th Street and Evergreen Avenue in Boulder, Colorado is a great example of his work. Mid-Century Modern architecture gained popularity after World War II. Several characteristics associated with modern architecture are: simple lines, use of industrially produced materials, visual emphasis on horizontal and vertical lines, and "form follows function." Frank Lloyd Wright was a notable Modern architect famous for working with this architectural theme.
Property Features Include: two-car attached garage
Built in: 1976
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Architectural Style: Mid-Century Modern
Lot Acres: .19