A Renovated Landmark Boulder Home is Ready for New Owners

A talented, diverse group of women led the effort to get this property market ready

Photography by Kyle Licocci from Licocci Films

A spectacular 4,884 square foot Boulder landmark has hit the market and boasts innovative renovations, an addition, and furnishings courtesy of an all-women team of professionals dedicated to preserving and enhancing the property’s unique beauty and aesthetic.

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Positioned on a ½ acre lot, the four-bedroom, three-bathroom mid-century modern Labrot House is in the sought-after Upper Chautauqua Boulder neighborhood. The residence is within proximity to hiking trails and outdoor recreational space while also affording easy access to downtown. Built in 1954 for the nationally recognized photographer Sylvester Labrot, the home was designated a City of Boulder Landmark in 2008.  Local architect, Cheri Belz, was the mastermind behind the home’s renovation and addition.

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Labrot House was designed by notable architect Hobart D. Wagener, and the red brick home features mid-century modern appeal with cantilevered overhangs and clerestory windows framing breathtaking mountain views of the nearby Flatirons. With exposed post and beam construction and an upward sloping butterfly roof, the home’s design is a perfect representation of the period.


The home’s interior open floor plan altogether lends itself to family gatherings and entertaining. A disappearing wall of glass in the main living area opens to allow seamless access to indoor-outdoor living and dining. The owner’s suite features vaulted ceilings, exposed brick, a spa bathroom, and a private terrace. Energy-saving green features include radiant heat, gas fireplaces, solar panels, and multi zone air conditioning adding cost effective beauty and comfort. Mature trees and plantings surround the exterior.

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“Labrot House is a one-of-a-kind, work-of-art residence with mesmerizing interiors and views,” says Firuzeh Saidi of the Firuzeh Saidi Group. “It is among the most progressive and innovative homes built in Boulder from 1940-1970 when each house was infused with the homeowner’s personality.” Its original owner attended the University of Colorado-Boulder and began freelancing as a photographer while still in college. Success happened for Labrot almost immediately and he became known for his photographs in Life, the Saturday Evening Post, and Ladies’ Home Journal. Labrot is also known for his work on billboards, greeting cards and smaller publications. His signature style included incorporating offset printing and painting in his work.

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Staging of the Labrot House was done by woman-owned and operated Ivy Lane Home Staging, and the property is represented by Saidi, a local luxury real estate agent since 1979. The home’s asking price is $6.4 million.

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