About the property
Welcome to the historic Henrietta Somers or Somers-Notestine House.
Just steps from the world-class hiking, dining, and musical offerings of Boulder’s cherished cultural icon Chautauqua, this home is also 5 minutes from west Pearl St. In an incredible location with peek-a-boo views, this home radiates elegance sitting behind a stately wrought iron fence on ~1/4 acre.
Lovingly retaining many original features such as hardwood floors, built-in cabinets, French doors, marble-wood fireplace, curved staircase, this sun-drenched home features an entertainer’s dream backyard. With built-in grill, fireplace, and water feature, the backyard connects seamlessly with the adorable lower-level kitchenette/living room, allowing you to offer your friends, family and community high-end at-home tailgating.
With 5 bedrooms, formal dining, sunroom, private balcony, multiple living areas, and a potential ADU, this home has all you need for a balanced lifestyle.
Commissioned in 1932 by Henrietta Somers who was founder of Somers Sunken Garden - a University Hill restaurant which is now known as ‘The Sink’.
Completed in 1935 by Glen Huntington, a notable Boulder architect who also designed the Boulder Court House, the Central Park Band Shell, & Boulder High School.
Landmarked due to its notable Colonial Revival architectural features such as the shape (rectangular & symmetrical), the roof structure (side-gabled), the materials (brick masonry), & the treatment of such elements as the cornices, entrances, & windows.
Retained original interior details include hardwood floors, built-in cabinets, French doors, casement windows with marble sills, lighting, curved staircase, arched doorways, crown molding, solid wood doors, cedar closet, & a marble & wood fireplace mantel.
*Photos Courtesy of Boulder Historical Society/Museum of Boulder
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Features and Amenities
|Legal Description||LOTS 21-22-23 BLK 35 UNIVERSITY PLACE|
|Total||4116 SqFt ($510/SF)|
|Finished w/o Bsmt||2711 SqFt ($775/SF)|
|Total Finished||4116 SqFt ($510/SF)|
|Upper Level||1075 SqFt|
|Main Level||1636 SqFt|
|Lower Level||0 SqFt|
|Primary Bedroom||14 x 24 (Upper)|
|Bedroom 2||11 x 14 (Upper)|
|Bedroom 3||11 x 14 (Upper)|
|Bedroom 4||14 x 14 (Main)|
|Bedroom 5||10 x 11 (Basement)|
|Kitchen||10 x 18 (Main)|
|Living Room||14 x 24 (Main)|
|Dining Room||12 x 15 (Main)|
|Laundry Room||11 x 14 (Basement)|
|Family Room||9 x 17 (Main)|
|Rec. Room||14 x 24 (Basement)|
Taxes and Fees
|Taxes/Tax Year||$11082 / 2020|
|Metro Tax Dist||-|
|School District||Boulder Valley Dist RE2|
|Construction||Wood/Frame, Brick/Brick Veneer|
|Design Features||Eat-in Kitchen, Separate Dining Room, Pantry, Stain/Natural Trim, Walk-in Closet, Wet Bar, Washer/Dryer Hookups, Wood Floors, 6-Panel Doors, French Doors, Crown Molding|
|Basement Foundation||Full Basement, 90%+ Finished Basement, Crawl Space, Walk-out Basement, Daylight Basement|
|Location Description||Corner Lot, Evergreen Trees, Deciduous Trees, Level Lot, Historic District, House/Lot Faces S, Within City Limits|
|Inclusions||Window Coverings, Electric Range/Oven, Self-Cleaning Oven, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Bar Refrigerator, Clothes Washer, Clothes Dryer, Microwave, Jetted Bath Tub, Laundry Tub, Gas Bar-B-Q, Garage Door Opener, Disposal|
|Disabled Accessibility||Level Lot, Near Bus, Main Floor Bath, Main Level Bedroom, Stall Shower|
|Outdoor Features||Lawn Sprinkler System, Balcony, Patio|
|Energy Features||Sun Space, Southern Exposure, Storm Window, Storm Doors|