Located in the coveted Kalmia38 neighborhood, and built by esteemed Markel Homes, 3665 Paonia is a contemporary home with an open floor plan, great bedroom layout, and beautiful finishes. This home is situated on a 5,895-square foot lot and features high ceilings, a beautifully landscaped backyard, and an oversized, two car attached garage.
The neighborhood features homes built by a handful of different builders, with the Markel homes acknowledged as the leader. As the developer describes the neighborhood, Kalmia is “ A north Boulder neighborhood of intelligently designed, architecturally diverse single-family homes, duplexes and townhomes on just thirty-eight prime lots. Featuring a streetscape to turn heads, out-the-door trail access, walk-to shops and restaurants, Energy Star® efficiencies and durable, green-built construction.”
This exceptionally crafted home was built with numerous attractive and desirable upgraded features and finishes. The front entrance leads to a main floor home office framed with glass french doors and gorgeous light. Walking into the open main living area, the spaciousness and loft of the ceilings is complemented by the beautiful, warm 4” cherry floors throughout. The expanse of west facing windows and glass doors to the back deck highlight the tastefully landscaped yard, showcasing an inviting space to enjoy, gather, and dine al fresco.
The kitchen features a large center island, and ample storage with custom cherry cabinetry. The high end appliances include a Thermador refrigerator and freezer, double Thermador ovens, a 5 burner Thermador cooktop with hood, and a Thermador microwave. Grey Caesarstone countertops and a blue-grey glass tile backsplash round out the stunning kitchen. The layout of the kitchen is ideal as it faces the open living area, connects nicely to the dining area, and flows nicely to the covered patio through sliding glass doors. The living area features a gas fireplace with a handsome floor to ceiling mantle, constructed of stacked stone. Conveniently located off the kitchen is a large mudroom with a built-in bench and closet, with direct access to the oversized attached garage.
The cherry wood floors continue up the stairs to the upper level landing area, which extends to a bonus open space. Perfect for lounging or yoga, this bright, open space was designed as the ideal location to house a future 4th upstairs bedroom if needed. The second level offers three bedrooms, including the fabulous master suite. The two south-facing secondary bedrooms are sunlit and feature walk-in closet space. One bedroom offers an ensuite bathroom while the other accesses an adjoining bathroom off the hallway.
The master suite boasts soaring 14-foot ceilings, with corner double-height windows that extend from floor to ceiling, along with a west-facing balcony overlooking the backyard. The luxury bathroom features heated floors, hot water recirculation to ensure instant hot water, a large soaking tub, oversized shower, and walk in closet with plenty of space for two. The master bathroom looks out to an unobstructed view of Bear Peak and the Flatirons.
The unfinished basement provides great storage or recreational space, with excellent potential to customize the finish. With existing egress windows and rough in bath, an additional bedroom and bathroom could easily be added, or even a home theater. Nest thermostats on the main floor and upper level provide efficient control of a 3-zone heating system. Additionally, extra insulation was added to all walls and the ceiling between the upper level and the main floor for quiet enjoyment in all rooms of the home. Hunter Douglas honeycomb window treatments throughout add a soft touch to the abundant windows. Other recent improvements include blackout blinds added to the master bedroom and corner secondary bedroom, with a fully automated remote system in the master; active radon mitigation system; and upgraded HVAC filtration and air purification system.
This neighborhood consists of newly built homes in a very convenient central Boulder location. Many families choose to move to Kalmia because they love the location, the space, and the stylish, varied, modern construction. Close to shops, restaurants, schools, and parks, this neighborhood is also near the Boulder reservoir with miles of Open Space trails nearby. The newly opened Friends Middle School and Pleasant View Fields Sports Complex are just down the street. The Wonderland Creek bike path can be easily accessed from Kalmia, and is a great way to explore the area without riding on roads. This, combined with the abundant neighborhood parks and surrounding residential areas make it an excellent place to raise a family. In addition, the school buses for Crestview Elementary, Centennial Middle School and Boulder High School all stop here. 3665 Paonia is an exceptionally well designed and stylishly comfortable home, on one of the prime lots in the newest neighborhood in Boulder.