In the middle of summer, the Boulder lifestyle continues to be impressive. Even though the hot days of July and August are upon us, that doesn’t stop locals and visitors from getting out and experiencing Boulder and the surrounding area. Here is how we recently spent our weekend. Early Friday morning, we got in our morning run and spent the evening at the Flagstaff House for an amazing dinner. The view from there is second to none. The next morning, we hiked up Mount Sanitas, by way of the Lion’s Lair Spur trail to enjoy nature and the view. It is important to get out before lunch to beat the heat of the afternoon. Saturday was also the Boulder Creek Fair that had been rescheduled because of COVID-19, providing plenty of vendors, food, music and entrainment. It will return to late May next year. That afternoon, I spent time working in my organic vegetable and flower gardens. Sunday we made the short drive to Estes Park for a hike in Rocky National Park, dinner with friends and made the short drive back to Boulder.
Create your own weekend experience in Boulder.
So you want to live in Boulder — here are our favorite unique homes for sale in Boulder and the surrounding area. Property descriptions and images provided by the website listing.
In Town – Historic Manor $6,000,000
Listing by: Joel Ripmaster
Rarely is a home updated with true reverence to a remarkable past and improved to amplify its story. In these rare instances we are compelled to elevate the properties to the esteem they deserve. This true Colorado Landmark, built in 1882 and restored 139 years later, is a historic manor fit for today’s lifestyle. No expense was spared to create this multi-generational masterpiece consisting of two separate units, a grand 3-bedroom on the first floor and a 2-bedroom apartment with a private elevator on the top floor. The impeccable craftsmanship and the original home is integrated with state of the art systems, allowing you to write the home’s next chapter in comfort. Views of the famous flatirons dominate this secure, one-third acre lot, 2 blocks from the Pearl St. Mall. Could be purchased furnished. Price upon request.
Mountain Living – $8,500,000
Compass – Boulder
Welcome to the Blur House! Designed by Studio B Architecture, this award-winning 5BD/5BA home is an unrivaled sanctuary on over 40 wooded acres. This dramatic home exemplifies the modernist tenets of minimalism and functionality while embracing a Colorado lifestyle intrinsically connected to the outdoors. Living and dining areas feature floor to ceiling glass and a modern open kitchen. The owner’s retreat enjoys stunning views, walk-in closet and breathtaking en suite bath. Outside, the pool is surrounded by a large deck & outdoor kitchen and sunken seating area with gas fire-pit. On the main floor, discover a large media room, home gym, luxurious guest suite, laundry room & mudroom. Located at the end of a private drive, the property is filled with towering trees and postcard views of the Front Range. Located just 2 miles from Broadway with Anne U. White Trail and Four Mile Canyon Creek, plus world class shopping, dining and nightlife within a short drive.
Condo /Townhome – $539,000
RE/MAX of Boulder, Inc
Recently updated and opened up 2 bedroom unit with expansive views to the East. Enjoy your morning coffee watching the sunrise over the City! Evening sunsets offer a spectacular show of twinkling lights. Positioned on the East side is cooler than the South & West facing units. Horizon West offers hard to find amenities in core central location. Secure building, elevator access, assigned covered parking, indoor heated pool/sauna, exercise room, club room & more HOA fee includes heat/cooling. Communal spaces being updated. Location cannot be beat! Walk to CU football games, 29th St Mall, Pearl St. & more. Wonderful park setting w/stream on the grounds.
In Town – Newlands – $1,200,00
Compass – Boulder
Contemporary chic Newlands home in a prime location just two blocks from N. Boulder Park and walking distance to downtown and some of Boulder’s best trails. Enjoy Foothill views from the serene front porch or take in morning sunrises on the private deck showcasing treetop Eastern views. This stylish home features a main floor office, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, and designer finishes including chic light fixtures, elegant window coverings, glass backsplash, and trendy shiplap and wallpaper accents in all the right places. The main floor primary suite includes a luxury ensuite with a spacious walk-in closet. The walkout lower level offers an expansive rec room with a stone fireplace, a fashionable guest suite and two more bedrooms with a shared bath. The ample laundry/mud room is both functional and convenient located next to the oversized 2 car detached garage. Outside includes extensive stone hardscaping, built-in fire pit, astro turf play area, and a grassy yard for recreation.