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The History and expansion of the original Chatauqua Park home by the current owners

Hi Everyone:

The original structure as purchased by Edwin was a 1950 post war cottage that measured 24′ by 32′ with a walk out lower level.  The backyard had several old foundation footings extending around the perimeter of the site, and served as retention walls for this naturally sloped site.  This work was completed by the father of the elderly woman who sold the property to Edwin in 2006.  The woman had lived in the home for over thirty years and she reveled in telling us of how her father loved to pour concrete.  The massive retaining walls in both the former street and on the property site itself were all his work, and affectionately noted how house guests were always pestered by her dad to help out on the incessant property improvement projects.

The original cottage had two bedrooms, a single bath, living room, and kitchen up on the main level, and three total rooms on the lower, walk-out level.  All the upper level interior walls were tongue and groove pine planking with handsome fir panel doors.  This paneling has been re-sawed and used to provide true wood plank soffits around the new building.  The shorter pieces were recycled into the wood plank wainscoat and installed in the game/theater room, as were the two original doors.

The house was expanded and the addition is on drilled piers, ten feet into bedrock.  There is a structural concrete floor on the lower level, 14 inch I-Joist floor framing, and two by six exterior walls, and I-Joist rafters.  This home is built to last!

All of the homes exterior trim details are made of North American Redwood and the decking material and interior trim detail is Brazilian Redwood.  The interior tiling is a through body porcelain with slight texture, and the windows a Hurd.  All the faucets are Delta and all of the plumbing fixtures are Kohler Archer series.

The home is data friendly, with CAT 5 and coaxial hard wire cable to every room that have multiple data ports.

All of the floors that are not of structural concrete have 1.5 inches of gypercrete cast over wood framing to encase the flooring’s radiant heating tubes.  There are eight minor elevation levels to the home with each having its own heating zone and thermostat. 

The home has two separate foundation drain systems, one is at the foundation base and one on the interior perimeter.  The exterior system drains to daylight, while the interior system drains to a sump pit in the mechanical room and has remained “bone-dry” to this day!

The property’s foundation and structure was engineered by Jason Moore and the soils engineering was done by Western Soils.

The home’s roof is custom steel with the same coil material that was used to form the roof’s guttering system.  This is an airtight, watertight home of high-end, quality design and construction.

Thank you for your appreciation of my quality work.  Not only was I the contractor that expanded, reconfigured, and brought the new vision of this home to market, the owner is my cousin and the work was done for family.

James Parks
Shelter Unlimited
Boulder, CO

What I love about my property at 1111 Jay Street in Chautauqua Park!

Hi Everyone;

I bought this property because it’s easily one of the best locations in Boulder, Colorado. 

Located less than two miles from the University of Colorado and Downtown Boulder.  Within walking distance of Boulder’s cultural epicenter including the famed Pearl Street Mall, there are multiple restaurants and entertainment venues, including the Chautauqua Auditorium, within walking distance of the home.  Recreation abounds including the Boulder Flatirons, hiking and biking trails, and Beach, Smith, and Central Parks with access to Boulder Creek.

Just blocks away, you’ll also find the Dushanbe Teahouse, one of Boulder’s most attractive and popular tourist attractions and local favorite spot for weekend brunches, dinners, and tea.

Here’s your chance to learn more about this unique, Swiss chalet style home, nestled at the foot of the Flatirons the Boulder’s historic Vermont subdivision

Thanks for your interest in this beautiful home, and please reach out to me (the owner) if you have an interest in bidding on this home.

Edwim B.


1111 Jay Street House in Boulder, Colorado is ready for sale!

Hi Everyone: 

Well, all the refreshing work has been done to the house including new carpet and the photographer and videographer are done with their work.  The website will be up soon, and this Chautauqua Park home is ready for sale!

Located in the Vermont Subdivision, which was platted in 1875, this home is located on the shoulder of Flagstaff Mountain, at the very western edge of Boulder, and is directly on the interface line with local wildlife including bear, mountain lion, fox, deer, and even the rare elk.  

This property is in the first developed Boulder subdivision with views of Flagstaff Mountain that can be observed on the hill just above this neighborhood.  Locals often associate this neighborhood with the giant illuminated star located on Flagstaff Mountain, which is lit during the holiday season and can be seen across eastern Boulder County. 

This neighborhood is composed of Boulders most diverse collection of premium homes with the  eclectic character indigenous to Boulder and architectural styles that range from original Victorian to all glass modernism.  Two doors from 1111 Jay is well known architect Charles Hartling’s “Pyramid House”.

Located on the gradual slope from Canyon Boulevard up to the mesa which begins Chataqua Park at Baseline Road,  1111 Jay sits approximately in the center of the Vermont subdivision, just slightly above the University of Colorado.  The University is only eight blocks away.

For more information on this unique home, visit our website at !

Thank you for your interest in this home and visit our blog for more updates.

Kyle Cascioli
Barrett Associates, Inc.