229 Alder Lane- $ 2,599,000



Peaking Above the Pines atop the Foothills in Boulder, the Residence on Alder Lane is a Complex Mathematical Equation whose sum is a Product Precisely Crafted by a Visionary who has a Penchant for Transforming the Nondescript into World-Class Sophistication. So who is the Maestro behind the Curtain? A Phenomenally Creative Homeowner who Possesses an Affinity for Design, a Fondness of art and a Steadfast Commitment to Impeccable Quality. 

The Transformation Begins with the Unveiling of a Residence whose Handsome Façade was Lost Behind Tired Materials, Spindly Columns and an Encroaching Natural Terrain whose Overgrowth had Lost its Luster and Threatened the Safety of the Home. A Complete Transformation of the Exterior and Extensive Reconfiguration of the Entryway Includes

  • New Storm Resistant Roofing
  • New Oversized Storm Gutters
  • New Stucco Façade
  • New Colorado Buff Stone Columns & Accent Walls
  • New Solid Mahogany Doors with Double Pane Glass Inserts
  • New Contemporary Garage Doors with Complementary Glass Panels
  • New Low Profile Skylights
  • New Contemporary LED Sconces and Accent Lighting
  • New Colorado Buff Stone Retaining Wall and Flower Beds
  • New In-Ground Drainage System
  • Reconfiguration of Front Entry Steps and Welcome Corridor

When your Home is the Spyglass to the Natural World, rather than Blur the Vision the Homeowner Elected to Remove the Unnecessary to Focus on the Extraordinary. Removing the Burden of Heavy Bookcases and Dated Victorian Décor, an Emphasis was Placed on Cool, Clean Design Cues – a Refinement of the Wild just Beyond the Picture Windows.

  • New Hand-Fabricated Stair Railings by Colorado Craftsman
  • New Hand-Selected Stair Treads from Colorado Mill
  • New Solid Mahogany Interior Doors Throughout Residence
  • New Floor-to-Ceiling Colorado Stacked Stone Hearth
  • New Contemporary Heat-Efficient Gas Fireplace
  • New Solid Walnut Mantle from Colorado Mill
  • New Contemporary, Straight Cut Window Casings and Baseboards
  • New LED Recessed Lighting
  • Extended and Refinished Oak Flooring
  • Museum Quality Walls

With Poignant Defiance of Conventional Mountain Design, the Homeowners Challenged the Current Paradigm Eradicating Knotty Alder Kitchen Cabinetry and Instead, Introducing Industrial Materials through a Variety of Tones and Textures. Their Decision was Beautifully Accentuated by the Removal of Useless Bulkheads and Tiny Pantry Closets Reclaiming Valuable Cubic Feet in this Airy Mountain Hideaway.

  • Custom Brookhaven Kitchen Cabinetry
  • Custom Concrete Countertops by Denver Artists – Concrete Revolution
  • Custom Stainless Steel Clad Island
  • Custom LED Under Cabinet Lighting
  • Custom European Gooseneck Upper Cabinet Lighting
  • Six Burner Wolf Range with Griddle and Pot Filler
  • Commercial Grade Range Hood with Two-Stage Fan
  • Custom Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Storage Solution Beneath Range
  • Wolf Steam Convection Oven
  • Wolf Convection Oven
  • Wolf Microwave Oven
  • Subzero Refrigerator & Freezer
  • Fisher & Paykel Two-Drawer Dishwasher
  • Concealed Outlets Beneath Upper Cabinets and in Kitchen Island

Defined Living Areas are the Hallmark of Great Design Regardless of an Open Floorplan. Creating Niche Environments Introduces a Sense of Calm to the Livable Setting – a Goal that was not Lost in the Re-Design of this Residence. A Window was Removed and the Fireplace was Placed Off-Center to Create a Conversational Gathering Area where two Focal Points take Center Stage: the Fireplace and Media Centre along the West Wall and the Outdoor Highlight Reel to the North and South.

  • Built-In Media Centre with Surround Sound
  • UV Protection Sunshades
  • Sleek Flush-Mounted Gas Fireplace
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Direct Access to Renovated Outdoor Living Space with Trex Decking

The Main Floor Master Suite is a Serene Retreat Centered on Relaxation and Connection to the Fresh, Soul-Easing Rocky Mountain Air. The Reconfigured Master Bathroom makes Clever use of Space Ensuring that it’s Function Endures the Test of Time.

  • Gas Inset Fireplace
  • UV Protection Sunshades & Morning Blackout Shades
  • Direct Access to Outdoor Sun Deck
  • Radiant Heating in Master Bathroom
  • Dual Head Shower Stall
  • Spa-Inspired Soaking Tub
  • Custom Vanity and Concrete Counter Tops
  • Spacious Walk-In Closet and Ancillary Storage Closet

What was once a Cordoned off Studio Surrounded by Drywall and Plexiglass, the Upstairs has been Reimagined into a Birds-Eye Reading Nest Featuring Boulder’s only Skylight with a View. Hand Crafted Metal Railings look over the Space Below and Luxurious Wool Carpet adds a Softness to this Cozy Nook. 

The Lower Level is an Extension of the Main Flooring Living Space Creating Separate Entertainment Quarters and Relaxation Suites for Guests. Nearly Identical in Size to the Main Living Area, the Lower Level Offers Scenic Mountain Vistas Through the Vast Panels of Glass which Illuminate the Interior with Natural Ambient Light.

  • African Cyprus Hardwood Flooring
  • Custom Zebra Wood Entertainment Bar
  • Built-In Media Centre with Surround Sound
  • Wool Carpets in Each Guest Suite
  • Oversized Walk-In Closets in Each Suite
  • Auxiliary Storage Closet & Mechanical Room
  • Secondary Laundry Facility with Built-In Cabinetry
  • Direct Access to New Spa Deck and Outdoor Living Room

Capturing the Essence of Mountain Living Requires more than Adding Windows. The Focus has Always been on Connecting the Indoor Living Spaces to the Outdoors. To Accomplish the Goal, the Natural Landscape Needed Refinement and that Started with a One-Acre Garden Pulled Straight from a Botanist’s Fairytale.

  • 10,000 Hand-Planted Daffodils In Five Unique Colors
  • Deer Resistant Flowers & Plants Including Irises, Sage, and Lavender
  • Privacy Screen Comprised of Native Evergreen and Aspen Trees
  • Green Meadow Sprawling Across Flat Lot
  • Irrigation System with Direct Feed to Plants, Trees & Flower Beds
  • Arborist Curated Tree Removal
  • Boulder Relocation and Placement
  • Crushed Granite Nature Trail Leading to Private Seating Area
  • Colorado Buff Stone Stairways
  • New Deck Surface, Custom Railings and Stairwell
  • Secure Dog Run with Direct Access from Garage
  • Underground Electric Dog Fence

Style: 2 Story

Bedrooms: 4

Baths: 4

Upper SQFT: 557

Main SQFT: 2,858

Lower SQFT: 2,462

Lot: 1 Acre

Parking: 3 Car Garage