Presenting a Premier Boulder Residence - Flapjack Farm
Set on 15 acres of pastoral ranch land, enveloped by over 1,000 acres of Open Space, this uniquely private estate is truly spectacular. Turn into an unassuming entry and proceed down the quarter mile long tree-lined drive to a park-like setting for this modern rural residence. The sprawling site offers tranquil seclusion and awe-inspiring views across the prairie toward the beautiful and historically significant White Rocks area (120 foot tall sandstone cliffs carved by Boulder Creek in the distance). To the West, the snow draped Rocky Mountains and Boulder’s famed Flatirons frame the sunset through groves of mature trees around the home. All this, just ten minutes east of central Boulder, 30 minutes from downtown Denver, and 40 to DIA.
The home's unique layout is thoughtfully placed among mature cottonwood, oak and spruce trees with a floor plan that is organized in three distinct wings to optimize views and access to the remarkable natural landscape. Rather than stacking traditional household floors vertically (basement, main, second story), this home is built laterally without a single step. The property exudes mid-century elegance; with steel beams, wood plank ceiling, concrete floor, limestone walls, and walnut cabinetry.
The entry and main hallway act as a conduit into wings two and three, providing broad views to the West as sliding glass doors disappear into stone walls to reveal the spacious screened porch and then outside to the luxurious pool and spa. Stepping into the central section of the home, there is an open, unobtrusive layout which allows the kitchen to function as the heart of the home; for the dining room and screened porch to act as forays into the lush backyard pool area; and for the soaring glass walled living room to gaze out over the open range vistas.
Draw open one of the weighty steel barn-style doors to reveal the home’s most intimate wing beginning with a den complete with built-in walnut bookcases/desks and a TV seating area. Down the long limestone-walled hallway are three bedrooms concluding with a secluded master suite. The tranquility of the master suite is enhanced by views over the pool and spa area.
The final wing is the most public element at the front of the home. Windows from the family/game room look onto the front gardens and magnificent cottonwood tree at the entry. The exposed limestone walls, inside and out, convey the strength of the construction and harken to their use on early American farms. This third section of the home includes a guest casita with separate entrance off the screened-in porch that also overlooks the pool and spa courtyard.
Ideal for Entertaining
Perfectly suited for indoor/outdoor living with spaces designed for the enjoyment of a quiet evening by the warmth of the stone fireplace, an afternoon filled with good friends lounging by the resort like pool followed by a game of touch football in the field, or a formal event (large or small) hosted in the central living area.
The simple, timeless materials reflect the rural qualities of the surroundings and create a sense of calm and permanence. Created by Semple Brown Design, one of the region’s most distinguished architectural firms, and built with integrity by master local craftsmen, this generational residence is truly one of a kind and considered one of the finest homes on Colorado’s Front Range.
Approximate Square Feet:
Architectural Style: Contemporary
Lot Acres: 15.3
Lot Dimensions: 671,591