Sold! $1,300,000

161 3rd Ave

Niwot, CO 80544

Sold: $1,500,000

3 Beds
1 Full, 3 Three Quarter Baths
1,972 sq ft
Lot 6,618 sq ft
1 car garage
Year Built: 1959
MLS: 998997
Property Tax: $5,751.62/year
161 3rd Ave, Niwot, CO 80544

Welcome to this rare and stunning modern luxury home and detached studio located in the heart of Old Town Niwot!

This architect-designed Mid-Century Modern property has been completely rebuilt since 2001 with three recent major remodels, ensuring that it exudes timeless elegance and offers high-quality finishes throughout.

The main house features an open floor plan on the first level, with clean lines, muted tones, and large glass windows that seamlessly integrate indoor and outdoor spaces. As you enter through the front composite deck and merlot-colored stucco exterior, you'll be greeted by a full-light solid maple door and a sense of modern luxury. The first floor boasts solid oak doors and trim, luxury Vinyl Plank "Dockside" floors, sleek recessed dimmable lighting, and radiant floor heating. The kitchen remodeled less than five years ago, is a true centerpiece with its skylight, soft-close drawer cabinets, multi-dimmable lighting zones, marble backsplash, and high-end appliances, including a professional gas Thermador Range and dishwasher. The Cambria "Britannica" luxury countertops and oversized kitchen counter provide ample space for gathering and entertaining. The master bedroom on the main floor features a skylight, maple floor, large closets, and a modern vanity. The main floor also offers an optional step-down living room or nonconforming bedroom with a full closet, a Cararra Marble and iridescent glass full bathroom, a separate laundry/utility room with additional storage, and an open modern cable railing that leads to the lower level suite with a separate exterior entrance.

Inspired by the W Hotel, the lower level suite offers a bedroom with an egress window and closet, a designer vanity and bathtub in the full bathroom, a library/office room with built-in wall shelving, and a storage room or office adjacent to the furnace room. This space could easily be used as a short-term rental with its separate entrance.

The detached studio, spanning 1400 sq. ft., is a versatile space perfect for a gallery, fitness studio, home business, culinary venture, or entertaining space. Originally converted to residential use in 2004 and updated in 2019, this studio features 20 ft. ceilings, French doors, ample windows, exposed beams, and a wood tongue and groove ceiling. The space is entirely open and spacious, reminiscent of a NYC loft. The ultra-modern grey designer tile full bathroom with a waterfall shower adds a luxurious touch. At the same time, the gourmet kitchen in the center of the space is equipped with top-rated White Calcutta Quartz counters, a huge kitchen island with oversized slab, and high-quality appliances including a Frigidaire Professional range and cooktop. The built-in theater entertainment system with an HD Epson 4k projector, 100-inch diameter theater screen, and surround sound speakers makes this studio perfect for entertaining large groups or hosting business meetings. The insulated, oversized garage door allows for easy movement of large items, and the furnace, AC, and water heater ensure comfort year-round.

Additional features of this property include alley access, a fully fenced yard with a dog run, a one-car garage with a modern designer frosted glass door, a gas line-connected Chef's edition Kitchen-Aid grill on the deck, low maintenance landscaping, upgraded utilities in both the house and studio, a large concrete slab/back driveway off the alley with space to park three vehicles, architectural plans to build a second-story master suite, and the opportunity to continue leasing the property.

Located just steps away from 2nd Ave, shops, restaurants, and events, this property offers the perfect blend of luxury, flexibility, and convenience. Don't miss out on the opportunity to make this modern oasis your own!


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161 3rd Ave
Niwot, CO 80544
3 Bed | 1 Full, 3 Three Quarter Baths

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Pat Murphy

Realtor, Broker Associate
The Niwot Group at Compass
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Tara Littell

Realtor, Broker Associate
The Niwot Group at Compass
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Niwot, Colorado

Living in Niwot, Colorado can be a wonderful experience. Niwot is a small town located in Boulder County, just northwest of the city of Boulder. It's known for its charming and quaint atmosphere, beautiful surroundings, and strong sense of community. Here are some aspects to consider if you're thinking about living in Niwot:

  1. Small Town Charm: Niwot is a tight-knit community with a population of around 4,000 residents. This small size contributes to a strong sense of community and neighborly feel. You'll likely get to know your neighbors and be involved in local events and activities.

  2. Scenic Location: Niwot is situated against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, offering stunning views and outdoor recreational opportunities. Hiking, biking, and exploring nature are easily accessible.

  3. Local Businesses: Niwot's downtown area features local boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and shops. Supporting local businesses is a common practice in the town.

  4. Education: Niwot is served by the St. Vrain Valley School District, which includes well-regarded public schools. The area's emphasis on education makes it appealing for families.

  5. Outdoor Activities: With its proximity to the mountains and nearby Boulder, there's no shortage of outdoor activities to enjoy, including hiking, skiing, snowboarding, and more.

  6. Cultural Events: Niwot hosts various cultural events and festivals throughout the year, fostering a vibrant community atmosphere. The Rock & Rails summer concert series is a popular event.

  7. Proximity to Boulder: Niwot is located just a short drive away from Boulder, which provides additional amenities, dining options, cultural attractions, and job opportunities.

  8. Weather: Colorado is known for its sunny climate and varied seasons. Niwot experiences cold winters with snowfall and warm summers, making it a great destination for those who enjoy seasonal changes.

  9. Community Engagement: The tight-knit community often organizes local events, farmers markets, and gatherings, which can be a great way to connect with fellow residents.

 If you value a small-town feel, scenic surroundings, and a strong sense of community, Niwot could be an excellent choice. It's recommended to visit the area and explore its offerings firsthand before making a decision to move.

 Overall, living in Niwot could be a wonderful choice if you value a slower pace of life, a strong sense of community, and a connection to nature.

The Niwot Community Associations Page

Niwot's Community Connection Group, for those over 50 living in Niwot