Have an extra $5.5 million around? Well, here’s your chance to own what many consider the most significant architectural showcase home in Boulder, Colorado — The Menkick House.
That magnificent rock outcropping you see is no mere backdrop. This spectacular home’s design is accentuated by three interior stone masses that emulate the exterior rock, and the roof line is purposefully flattened to highlight the natural stone formation.
The Menkick House is an iconic design by architect Charles Haertling, best known for his distinctive Colorado residential work – specifically for homes in Boulder and Denver. Many consider the Menkick House to be one of the finest examples of late Modernist Organic architecture in the United States.
Completed in 1970, the home is on the market for the first time in 30 years. This 5,780-square-foot home features stunning views of the Flatirons, Red Rock, and Mount Sanitas, and is located in Boulder’s exclusive Knollwood Estates.
Given its unobtrusive profile, it may seem hard to believe that this is an expansive four-story structure. Much of the home is purposefully sunken in the natural topography of the 1.1 acre lot.
The home features four bedrooms and five baths, along with a family, dining, and media room, plus an art studio. You’ll also enjoy an impressive cantilever balcony and patio that overlooks the creek, and a master bathroom lined with glass windows that showcase the surrounding natural beauty.
Purists may complain that the updated interiors deviate from the home’s original organic vibe, but a Boulder home buyer in 2013 – parting with this amount of cash – may think otherwise.
And while we can easily imagine an aging Don and Betty Draper downing drinks in the kitchen below, it may be wise to reserve funds for, at minimum, a new dishwasher.
The Menkick House is listed by James Simpson of Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty. Images courtesy of Mr. Simpson and Sotherby’s.