Welcome to 151 Wildcat Lane, Boulder Colorado


Sustainable House on 1.6 acres in quiet rural setting

3 Bedrooms: 1 master, 1 guest, plus a large studio/office/den

3 Baths: 3 Full baths

Sq. Ft: 2,200 living area. 3,000 total including 2-car garage.

Building: Constructed in 2000, walls are 14" Pumicecrete with exterior stucco and interior structalite plaster. Floors are bamboo and tile. Passive solar design with pumicecrete provides thermal mass.

Land: 1.6 acres, meadow and forest, on a quiet cul-de-sac, 10 minutes from downtown Boulder. Adjacent to The StarHouse, part of Earthstar community. Click here to see pictures of our pond.

• 4.3 kW Photovoltaic system (1.8kW roof, 2.5kW pole-mount) supplies 100% of electricity. Grid-tied to sell excess back to XCel (local utility). Battery backup supplies 3 days' electricity to the whole house in case of power outage.
• Solar hot water system provides approx. 75% of hot water and space heating (hydronic in-floor heating under bamboo and tile).
• Fireplace provides room and hot water/space heating.
• Water is provided by our local water district. There is also a rainwater cistern with whole house filter.
• Natural gas (XCel) for cooking and backup heating.

• 2+ phone lines (Qwest).
• High-Speed Cable Internet (Comcast) with wireless network.
• Cable TV.

Check out my sustainability page for more on the house features.

Panoramic view from the west

Panoramic view from the northeast

Carved Corbels: Mountain Lion, Fox, Hawk and Bear

Ben with carver Lueb Popoff

Finished Corbels - East Patio
Southern view shows our pond. Click on the picture to enlarge it and learn more.
View of Aria's Pond, looking to the south.
Xeriscaped and deer-proofed lavender growing in our front yard.
The dining area, with granite dining table, fireplace on the left and kitchen in background. Stairs go to master bedroom.
The kitchen area looking east, with maple butcher block island, stove and Paradiso granite countertops.
Living room area looking south from kitchen. Also shows sunroom (back right). Front entrance is to the left.
The living room fireplace ablaze, which contributes to whole house and hot water heating.
Master bedroom, approx. 15'x15', with east-facing city view.
Master bedroom looking south, showing glass block bathroom wall, with large walk-in closet on right with two large dressers.
Spacious master bathroom with twin sinks, large tub and private toilet area.
Second bedroom, approx. 13'x13', with walk-in closet, desk and sunny south-facing window.
Another view of second bedroom showing bed. Full bath is next to bedroom accessible via hallway.
Studio/office, looking north. Approx. 25'x16'. Bamboo floor, comfortable couches facing entertainment unit (shown below), and full bath. Computer (on left) and other personal items will be stored.
Entertainment unit with 42" HDTV and stereo.
Studio/den looking south, showing entertainment unit on right. The office area contains two desks and bookshelves for library.
View to the east, showing Boulder reservoir.

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last updated: June 13, 2011