This 35.09-acre estate, located in unincorporated Boulder County, features a spectacular setting with unobstructed epic views of: Panama Reservoir, the iconic Boulder Flatirons, and the snowcapped peaks of the Continental Divide. The homesite features a custom energy efficient home, designed to capture the entertaining and dynamic views of the seasonal changes only found here in colorful Colorado. Enjoy watching American Bald Eagles and migratory water birds such as Canadian Geese and American White Pelicans on the lake from the comfort of your living room and abundant outdoor spaces. Watch as the prairie comes alive in the springtime and as storm clouds build up over the Indian Peaks and roll across the sky above the foothills. Like living through a looking glass, this setting offers magical scenery with something new to keep your interest all year-round.
The home was built in 1992, designed by the current owners with plans drawn by Norman J. Haun & Associates. This is a 2-story home with functional emphasis on main level living. The main level features the primary bedroom with a large 5-piece private bathroom, and access to outdoor living space. A large kitchen space thoughtfully planned out with plenty of built-in storage and ample counterspace to handle large family gatherings and seasonal demands of a hobby farm. The formal dining room and living room are open, contiguous space, although natural separation is apparent by design. The sunroom is located directly off the dining area. Additional rooms on the main level include: (1) A den featuring a wet-bar, home audio controls, built-in cabinetry, a West facing bay window and access to outdoor living space; (2) A large bonus room with a wood-burning stove, utility sink/wet bar, West and South facing views, and access to outdoor living space, can be used as a family room game room or whatever suits your taste; (3) Interior hobby shop with built-in cabinets, work bench, 220V power, a wash-tub sink, and access to the 2-car attached garage; (4) Utility and control room for the heating system; (5) Powder room (1/2 bath); (6) Mudroom/Laundry room with exterior entrance, Washer, Dryer, Wash-tub sink, shower stall, built-in cabinets and counterspace.
Access the 2nd floor from a radial wooden staircase, custom designed with axe-handle balusters and craftsman hardwood-cased newel posts. The upper-level features 3 bedrooms and a shared full bathroom. The largest of the 3 rooms upstairs features views to the West and South, the mid-sized room has primary views of the lake and peekaboo views of the mountains, the smallest room upstairs features views to the North and of the private pond. Two rooms contain interior vented windows to take advantage of the passive solar air movement inside the home. Heating for the upper floor is also in-floor radiant.
The design incorporates passive solar elements, for heating and cooling. Thermal insulated glass facing South, vented skylights, and extended roof lines to provide seasonal light and shade in the right areas. In-floor radiant heat for the home is provided by dual sources of solar heated water and boiler, with a 450-gallon storage tank. The home is constructed of brick, thermal insulated glass, and features a well-insulated metal roof (new in 2020). The current owner reports that the interior temperature of the home never exceeds 80 degrees even in the late summer months.
The home also comes with a 3.48 kW PV system to supplement energy use. The panels were upgraded in 2021 to modern, more efficient panels with microinverters onboard to eliminate the need for a separate power inversion system.