Living in Boulder – May 2024



Lodestar Ranch Living – Boulder $16,500,000

640 S 68th St, Boulder, CO 80303


Listed by: Brett Sawyer –  Kentwood Real Estate Boulder Valley


303-773-3399 or 303-517-4147



Welcome to Lodestar Ranch, an exquisite masterpiece nestled in the heart of Boulder County, epitomizing the essence of organic architecture, drawing inspiration from the visionary designs of I.M. Pei’s iconic N.C.A.R. This bespoke residence stands as a testament to meticulous craftsmanship, seamlessly blending with its natural surroundings. Imbued with the hues of the majestic sandstone formations of The Flatirons, the exterior of this residence pays homage to the timeless allure of the cliff dwellings found in the ancient landscapes of the American Southwest. Situated on a sprawling 55-acre estate, this private sanctuary boasts a harmonious fusion of luxury and nature, including a serene private pond and water rights. Spanning across 10,720 square feet of thoughtfully designed living space over two levels, Lodestar Ranch offers an unparalleled living experience. Each of the five bedrooms is strategically positioned to offer panoramic vistas, showcasing the captivating beauty of Boulder, the foothills, and the awe-inspiring Continental Divide, stretching from the Indian Peaks Wilderness to the iconic silhouette of Long’s Peak. For the car connoisseur, two attached garages totaling nearly 2,000 square feet provide ample space to showcase your automotive collection. Step into the heart of the home, where the newly revitalized chef’s kitchen awaits, adorned with warm Colorado hues, offering an inviting space for culinary exploration. Designed to foster a seamless connection with the surrounding landscape, Lodestar Ranch invites you to embrace the rhythm of nature, from the majestic sunrise illuminating every corner of the residence to the tranquil courtyard offering a serene retreat amidst nature. At Lodestar Ranch, immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty of Colorado’s landscape, where every moment is a celebration of luxury, tranquility, and natural splendor.


Italian-inspired architecture – $5,250,000

6541 Legend Ridge Trl, Niwot, CO 80503


Listed by: Patricia Dessel  – Compass Boulder





This Italian-inspired architectural masterpiece combines a stone facade, cream-colored stucco, barrel roof clay tiles, and elegant arched windows and doors, all accented by wrought iron details. Discover this custom-designed five bedroom home centered around a grand three-story curved staircase, a true marvel of craftsmanship and elegance. With an emphasis on capturing the breathtaking views of Long’s Peak and the back range mountains, the spacious rooms with soaring ceilings are strategically designed to frame the impressive vistas. Luxury abounds throughout the home, from the solid alder wood doors, crown moldings, and ceiling beams to the blend of high-quality materials and luxurious designer finishes.

Outdoor entertaining is effortless with multiple living spaces, including a covered patio equipped with a Viking outdoor gas grill, all surrounded by professionally landscaped grounds featuring tranquil water features. The open-plan kitchen effortlessly flows into the expansive great room, where high ceilings and a cozy gas fireplace create a welcoming ambiance. Transition seamlessly from indoor to outdoor entertaining on the covered porch, ideal for hosting gatherings of all sizes. Work from home in style with two spacious main floor offices boasting custom walnut cabinets, coffered ceilings and gas fireplaces, and access to an interior courtyard. Retreat to the spacious luxury primary bedroom suite, complete with a sitting area, spa-like bathroom, custom walk-in closet, private balcony, and stunning views. Additional bedrooms offer en-suite bathrooms and ample closet space, while the six-car heated garage provides generous storage and workspace. Entertainment options abound with a media room featuring tiered seating and a large screen, recreation room with gas fireplace, pool table, poker table, a six seat bar and a temperature-controlled wine room to impress any connoisseur. Convenience meets luxury with amenities such as a centrally located elevator, Savant audiovisual and security system, Lutron lighting, and window controls, ensuring comfort and peace of mind throughout the home. Impeccable attention to detail and masterful craftsmanship are apparent throughout, shaping a home that radiates timeless elegance. Discover the pinnacle of luxurious living in this exceptional Niwot property, meticulously curated to offer an unrivaled lifestyle.





Beautiful Estate $ 5,750,000

5575 Saint Vrain Rd, Longmont, CO 80503


Listed by: Meghan Bach – Compass – Boulder





5575 Saint Vrain invites, embraces, soothes and delights at every turn. 10 acres of birdsong and tranquility nourished by 10 shares of flowing waters rights. 1/4 acre lake abutting 60 acres of private open space. Enter the gated, pear tree lined driveway and unwind at your very own English garden estate coupled with an exquisite, modern refined rustic home. Beckoning you inside are the soaring, vaulted ceilings, warm oak floors and vast windows streaming with sunlight and sparkling lake views. The flickering see-through fireplace warms you inside and out from both the cozy living room and the enviable library adorned with a charming cocktail nook. Cooking is an absolute pleasure in this world class, modern custom kitchen featuring stunning quartzite countertops, hand forged metal cabinets, award winning Crystal Cabinet lowers and BlueStar range. Seamlessly entertain on the back patio enveloped in luscious greens, brilliant blooms and endless open space. Settle in for a movie in the den with its own separate entry. Your upper level sanctuary frames picturesque blooms and the 1/4 acre lake, lush back lawn, 1000ft of winding river & 60 acres of open space. Enjoy your spa-like bathroom with radiant heated floors, MTI Stone shower basin and 6′ Juliet soaking tub w/ Graff filler, marble subway tile and custom cement trough sink. In keeping with the relaxing, clean living, energize your morning in the huge day-lit basement gym. Soak in the sunset from your apple orchard swingset. Grab a bike from the Motoshed and ride your private trails just beyond the lake. Roast marshmallows at the fire-pit or sip coffee and watch the sunrise. Throw a fishing line into the lake. Start your mini four-leggeds farm on the heavenly grasslands and lawns irrigated by your new Rainbird commercial grade underground sprinkler (app controlled). Bike to Mountain Fountain for some coffee and quiche. Every day can be paradise when you live at 5575. Seize the day and this amazing opportunity.


North Boulder – $8,000,000

497 Kalmia Ave, Boulder, CO 80304


Listed by: Lynn Ryan – milehimodern – Boulder





Perfectly placed on an estate-sized lot, the highly desired  premiere Kalmia location is a vision of exquisite craftsmanship & thoughtful design details throughout. Rebuilt from foundation up in 2000, extensive renovation in 2019, this residence is situated just a stones throw from Mt. Sanitas trails & Wonderland trails, inspiring a serene setting w/spectacular views of the Flatirons & Foothills. The gorgeous chef’s kitchen features a 42-inch Wolf Range w/a custom hood, Waterworks herringbone tile backsplash in Carrara marble and a vast island w/waterfall sides. A 13-foot telescoping door opens to a patio for seamless flow for entertaining in a private backyard complete w/organic garden and a Bocce court. Enjoy relaxing and entertaining in the living, dining & game rooms divided by a double-sided fireplace. Retreat to the second level hosting 4 sizable bedrooms, 3 baths, laundry room , storage room and a deck w/ a hot tub. The third floor offers space for a home office or bonus playroom. A separate living space above a detached 4-car garage features a  3/4 bath and kitchenette – the perfect escape for guests. Revel in seamless access to neighborhood schools, Lucky’s Market, Pearl Street Mall and Boulder amenities. Country park like setting in the City.



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