How a Rare Boulder Property Achieves Pastoral, Western Luxury
Elegant. Private. In tune with the environment. For one property in North Boulder—enveloped in quintessentially Colorado images of mountains, prairie, and open space—all of these elements come together to create an idyllic western home.
“The concept for this home was to create a residence that seamlessly integrates with the environment, but also has the elegance of a traditional western estate,” says Steve Remmert, broker associate with Compass Real Estate.
The property, also known as 4 Rocking G Ranch, is made up of two adjacent 35-acre, unencumbered parcels, and is surrounded by 1,000 acres of dedicated open space—a hugely unique layout and composition for a Front Range property. It likewise boasts an ideal orientation with long, panoramic views of both the mountains and the plains, including Boulder’s Flatirons.
Just a few minutes north of downtown Boulder, it’s a rare rural property with easy access to urban amenities that at once feels wholly distinctive and right at home in Boulder. As Remmert would say, it’s the perfect canvas for a luxury home.
The main house takes advantage of this exceptional positioning. With custom oversized, multi-pane windows, the plains and the mountains are visible from every room. At 10,600 square feet, the home is an exercise in balancing the everyday and the elegant, grandeur and intimacy.
With multiple outdoor porch areas and rooms that feel more cozy than cavernous, it’s an ideal layout both for casual family living and formal entertaining. It achieves a dual identity of warm, laid back living and luxe, lavish potential.
Quality and craftsmanship are evident in every detail within the home. The extensive and artful woodworking and ironworking along with standout details, such as the walnut floors and stunning slab walnut doors that have been appointed with pewter knobs from Rocky Mountain Door Hardware, the limestone tiles and fireplace, and the multiple granite elements, give each and every space a sense of refinement—clearly signaling to its occupants that only the finest in materials and amenities were utilized in its construction. Additional features such as a theatre room, game room, wine cellar, gym, and sauna area give the home a luxurious modern twist.
According to Remmert, one of the property’s overall strengths is also its versatility. The property also includes an impeccably designed Prairie House, styled with exposed wood beams, wood floors, and an expansive wrap-around porch area. This represents an opportunity, as Remmert notes, to give the property a family compound type of feel, or to simply give visitors the treat of enjoying a stunning guest abode.
At its heart, this pastoral property represents the very best in grand design, being made even more exceptional through the grandeur of its natural surroundings.
“You can feel the quality in everything you see and touch in this home,” says Remmert. “It is a true legacy property.”