Jack Newman Bell prepared his home for the market before he died last September.
Bell, an architect at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, has owned a 3,827-square-foot home on 34 acres at 3631 Eldorado Springs Drive in Boulder for half a century, according to Boulder listing agent Paul Dart. I was.
“Jack had a great life and eventually died of old age,” Dart said. “He put everything in order before the sale. His hope was to find someone to continue his legacy here.”
Bell, who died at the age of 92, appointed his longtime friend Ken Sheldon, who owned Sheldon Builders in Boulder, as his personal agent for the sale prior to his death. On September 9, the home was sold to Arcadia Property LLC for his $6.6 million, according to real estate records.
“You wouldn’t expect a small old stone house to be worth $6.6 million, but what’s worth it is the value of the land,” Dart said.
This four-bedroom, two-bath home borders the town on three sides of Boulder Mountain Parks, providing privacy and overlooking South Boulder Creek, which runs through the property. I can do it. It is also surrounded by one of the largest undisturbed cottonwood forests in the front range that attracts wildlife.
“It’s not like you’re sneaking in, it’s all at home here,” Dart said. “There were also bears living on the property.”
In addition to the house, there are two small private studios, one of which is by the creek and has storage facilities.
Dart said three full-price offers came three days after he first listed the property for $5.75 million in June. The original list included a life and property deed allowing Bell’s son, Corwin, to continue using the land, although he had been performing bee surgery on the land. But when Corwin decided to pursue other options, Dart was able to raise the price.
Here are the next four most expensive local home sales for September, according to MLS.
2940 N. Lakeridge Trail, Boulder: $6.3 million
Listing agent: William Greig and Patrick Brown and Compass — Boulder
Buyer’s agent: William Greig with a compass — Boulder
detail: Situated on approximately 1 acre in Boulder by the Lake of the Pines, this 5,832 square foot waterfront home features 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a great room with lake views and a gas fireplace , equipped with a chef’s kitchen with Thermador and Liebherr appliances. Quartz countertops and Wedgwood cabinets. Downstairs there is a bar, fireplace and wine cellar and outdoors there is his 3 story deck, patio terrace with outdoor kitchen and personal dock.
9719 Chatridge Court, Lyttelton: $5.9 million
Listing agent: David DiPetro and Compass — Denver
Buyer’s agent: Ryan Schultz of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
detail: This 15,023 square foot mansion sits on 41.5 acres in Lyttelton and has 8 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. Luxurious mansion features entertainer’s kitchen with Wolf gas stove, 2 Sub-Zero refrigerators, butler’s pantry, two-storey great room, primary suite with its own bar and dishwasher, 2 elevators, 2 I have a storey office. There is also a conveyor belt that carries groceries from the garage to the kitchen.
The downstairs basement has a wet bar, workout room, games area, and custom theater. There are also two his 8 car garages, one of which he has a dedicated living space, a large lofted carriage house and a basketball/tennis court.
140 S. Glencoe St., Denver: $5.9 million
Listing agent: Liv Sotheby’s International Realty’s Trish Bragg and Maggie Armstrong
Buyer’s agent: Myra Skinner and Mila Himodern
detail: This Hilltop home was redesigned in 2018 by Kristin Drake and the Emerson Bailey Collection and was completed three months ago. Across 7,126 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, stone floors, newly designed kitchen with matte black oak cabinetry and slab marble waterfall, glass wine cellar wall and cozy 3 There is a dining room with a soared ceiling. Family room with walnut walls and ceiling.
Outside, there is a pool and hot tub, a covered heated patio, and a private office outside.
6234 Crowfoot Valley Road, Parker: $5 million
Listing agent: Jace Glick sells Re/Max Alliance team
Buyer’s agent: Sreenath Rayalla and Exit Realty DTC, Cherry Creek, Pikes Peak
detail: Parker’s 9,297-square-foot home on 75.8 acres and three lots has been sold furnished. It has 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a gated entrance and an additional caretaker apartment. Outside you’ll find a pool, outdoor kitchen, fire pit, playground and volleyball court.
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