Historic Downtown Dream Homes [Fresh Listings, Get 'Em Hot]

Finished putting up your holiday decorations? This is a great time to shop for houses. Sellers are motivated. There are also fewer buyers in the market, which means less competition (and maybe no bidding war). 

This week, a few dozen new listings hit the Boulder real estate market. Most were not compelling, but a few caught our eye. Two older listings are also worth a second look. To keep you up to speed on market conditions, we've included a few sales worth noting.  

Are you ready to see schedule your showings? Let's go!

To schedule a private showing, which includes a discussion of valuation, negotiation strategy, and market conditions, call Osman at 303.746.6896.

Sold Listings of Note

4875 6th St | $1.6MM | More Details
Slightly south of Dakota Ridge. 5 beds, 5 baths on a typical size lot. Decent finishes, with views from the upper deck. Built in '04. Sold for 5.6% below asking, three weeks on market. We sold a similar sized house last summer in this location. Our buyer also got stunning, protected, near 180 degree views over mountains and open space.  

2132 Pine St | $1MM | More Details
Estate sale, sold for asking, cash. 4 beds, 2 baths and nearly 3,000 SQFT. Want to travel through time? Take a look at the pics (click above). Most of the original pre-war finishes are intact. This was a screaming deal for an un-restored historic masterpiece with a great layout and an excellent location. 

327 Pratt St | $863K | More Details
Historic Four Square home on the west side of Old Town. Large house within walking distance to Longmont restaurants and shops. Interior was beautifully updated without losing historic character. Large lot. Excellent outdoor spaces. Originally listed at $899K, available two months before a price drop, sold for last asking

Fresh Listings


960 8th St | $1.4MM | More Details
We know this location well and love it. Osman’s first home was directly across the street. One of the best spots in Boulder, with a short and steep walk uphill to Chautauqua. It's also a fast bike ride to downtown. This particular house is one of the oldest homes in Boulder. Built in 1899, it’s on the smaller side, with about 2,200 SQFT (3 beds, 3 baths). No garage, it was built 20 years before the first model T rolled out of the factory. Cycling tip: if you’re riding down 9th, take the lane, but it’s far more pleasant to ride down 6th street.   

3101 11th St | $1.2MM | More Details
Curb appeal is lacking for this Newlands bungalow but look past that to the interior photos. This 3 bed, 2 bath home is adorable and sits on a corner. It’s also only a few blocks from the new Alpine Balsam development and Ideal Market. The pre-war nature of this property means that it will require historic review to alter the exterior. The large home overlooking the backyard might turn off some buyers. Evergreen Ave gets some traffic. 

To schedule a private showing, which includes a discussion of valuation, negotiation strategy, and market conditions, call Osman at 303.746.6896.

2141 Grove Cir | $835K | More Details

Nice two story, four bedroom house already Smart Regs certified. Historic. Detached garage. Due diligence: High rental density in this location and 100 year flood zone. 


712 Francis St | $585K | More Details
Spacious, historic house with great curb appeal on a large lot, not far from Old Town. Under contract three times since it was first listed in June. The asking price is now down more than $100K. Interior needs updating but it looks like the bones are there for a great project at an affordable price. 

1533 Sicily Dr | $500K | More Details
Family friendly house in a great neighborhood. It's adjacent to the path between sections of the neighborhood, creating a sense of spaciousness from nearby properties. It’s also across from the HOA park. Original builder finishes. 


2494 Ginny Way | $980K | More Details
Blue Heron Estates is an upscale gated community. Some nearby retail (mini-Walnut cafe). This home has a large lot. 3 car attached garage. 5 beds, 4 baths, and 6,000+ SQFT. Finished basement includes a movie theater. Mid 90’s vintage. Might need some updates. Backs to the park. All front yards are maintained by the HOA. Neighborhood pool and tennis courts. 

To schedule a private showing, which includes a discussion of valuation, negotiation strategy, and market conditions, call Osman at 303.746.6896.

Worth a Second Look

390 Linden Ave | $3.3MM | More Details

On and off the market since last spring, no price reductions.  Briefly under contract last fall but the deal fell through. We think it’s worth a second look because the location is very private and it's a beautiful, newly built contemporary home. It’s also directly adjacent to hiking trails and open space. Construction on the adjacent lot should be nearing completion, which removes that risk factor. What you see is what you get and it’s stunning. If you’re contemplating your own build project, see this first. Availability for high quality Boulder builders is roughly one year out.  Why wait?  Due diligence: Requires builder contract, not RE Commission approved contract.  

To schedule a private showing, which includes a discussion of valuation, negotiation strategy, and market conditions, call Osman at 303.746.6896.

Investment Opportunities

1800 Commerce St 4 | $760K | More Details
Interesting investment opportunity if you’re looking for a small commercial or industrial space. Take half for your operations and lease out the other side to help cover the cost. Currently rented on a month to month lease. Loft space not included in the SQFT. 


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