Wishes can come true in the one-of-a-kind Star House.
Sited on a hill overlooking Boulder, CO, the luminous home is now on the market for $4 million. Designed with a pointed glass protrusion, the residence is a welcome sight for those who love to gaze.
“When you walk out to the point where the glass juts out, it is really cool. It’s cantilevered out over the hillside, and the view is just fantastic,” says listing agent Tim Goodacre, with milehimodern in Boulder.
Local architect Charles Haertling designed the home in 1967 and it represents his usage of modern forms and the principles of organic architecture. He’s known for designing distinctive residential spaces throughout Boulder and Denver.
“His homes are works of art as well as being a home,” Goodacre says. “It’s very unconventional, and the space is meant to be artistic as well as useful. It makes for complicated construction. It’s expensive and difficult to create these spaces, but when you get it done, it’s fantastic.”
The 4,154-square-foot residence has four bedrooms and three full bathrooms.
“It’s pretty much main-level living,” Goodacre explains. “You’ve got everything on one floor, [including] the master bedroom, and then you go from the kitchen to the breakfast area and directly out two sets of sliding doors to the flat, large usable yard. It’s really nice for indoor- outdoor living.”
Bright and airy, the open layout features huge glass windows and light-colored wood.
The agent says the kitchen is a highlight of the home.
“It’s a nice, open, and really useful kitchen with a ton of counter space and very few upper cabinets, so everything’s down below to make it look nice and open,” he says.
The previous owners did a great job maintaining the property and even added on in some places, Goodacre says.
“There were two additions that were done 20 years ago that were perfect in keeping with the style of the home,” he says. “It has been opened up for today’s lifestyle.”
Thanks to its pedigree and celestial appeal, the house has received a ton of attention since it came on the market a month ago. But it will take someone who’s ready to step outside the box and leave the shapes of regular life behind.
“The popularity has been fantastic, but I think a lot of people are afraid to do something unique. You have to have a pretty bold personality. A lot of people will go in there and love it, but when it comes down to living there, they’re afraid of it,” Goodacre says. “They end up going back to a conventional house, which I think is sad.”
He says the house is akin to having your own private resort complete with awesome architectural flourishes.
“It’s a little bit like a treehouse. It’s a really nice city view,” he says. “You look right over downtown.”
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