That is what inspired this extraordinary organic home nestled in the foothills above Boulder. It is adorned with all the luxuries that one would expect of an $11 million home. What you don’t expect from one of the area’s most impressive homes is its blend of luxury and nature. The vast expanse in the great room opens to the heavens and the natural materials combine effortlessly with an indoor atrium.

This includes a private waterfall infusing the soothing sounds of cascading water throughout the home. The residence lends itself to entertaining on a significant scale, enhanced by the open feel of the floor plan that seamlessly blends the indoors and outdoors. “The owners support quite a few local non-profits and they wanted to create a space that would accommodate up to 300 people,” says listing broker. “It was important for them to have a home that is close to Boulder, but feels miles away from everything.”

The home is a balancing act between luxury and nature. Your first impression is a small valley of rocks at the entrance. Traverse those and you discover a virtual paradise on the other side. The walls are patterned with micro reliefs, interesting patterns, metals and rich textures. The floors and surfaces are appointed with lavish stone, wood, copper and mosaic tiles that go on forever. You are greeted at the door with an array of colors of stained glass and when you move into the space, you are instantly relaxed by the symmetrical lines of the architecture and reflection of glass — everywhere. The doors, the art, the walls and even some of the surfaces are glass artworks.

“The owners are passionate collectors,” added the agent. “They carefully identified works that would fit the minimalist theme, enhance the natural concept, and provide an atmosphere with reflections and tones that mimic nature.” Going outside is like going into another room, only without a ceiling. The patio features panoramic views that blend flawlessly with the home. Even the rails are organic metal with patinaed copper art panels.

This is a home that has been showered with careful attention to nature, comfort, luxury and privacy.

Photos by Mark Mattivi Photography

From The Collection Magazine
“Natural Luxury”
by William Hauptman