With twenty-four of the thirty-six units sold, and four more units already reserved, the Washington Village Cohousing Community entered its final phase of development when it broke ground on the Broadway building in August of 2016. The development has a mix of luxury flats, townhomes, and single family homes, located just minutes from downtown. All five of the available flats have private decks, elevator access, underground parking, and exceptional city and mountain views.
“Washington Village has become the most sought after cohousing community in an ideal urban setting, just a short walk from downtown Boulder,” said LIV Sotheby’s International Realty broker, Barb Silverman. “The owners love having easy access to local dining, shopping, medical offices, public transportation, parks, recreation facilities, and popular Boulder hiking and biking trails. The common amenities are also part of the draw, with space for community members to learn from each other in the art studio and wood shop, chat with neighbors you meet walking around the beautifully landscaped grounds, share meals in the future commercial kitchen/dining room, or perhaps just relax on the outdoor patio with friends. This truly is a property designed to foster connections with friends in the community.”
After the Washington Elementary School closed in 2002, the Boulder landmark re-opened its doors as the heart of the Washington Village Community in 2015. The classic 100-year-old building has been completely renovated, with classrooms refurbished as private condominiums, and 4,000 square feet of common space, including a fireside lounge, an art studio, a library, a woodshop and bike repair shop, and more. The remaining 3,500 square feet of common space, including a kitchen/dining facility large enough for community meals and entertaining, another fire-side lounge, media and exercise rooms, and an outdoor grill and patio area, will be in the Broadway building that is now under construction.
Unlike many cohousing communities, community members decided that the Washington Village HOA would hire a property manager and professionals to maintain the buildings, grounds, and all common areas, leaving residents free of maintenance responsibilities. However, there is still plenty of opportunity to connect with other residents in planning social activities, pursuing common interests, and participating in other aspects of running the community.
As one of the early residents, Todd Swanson, puts it, “Cohousing gives us a sense of community that is hard to find in most HOAs and neighborhoods.”
Washington Village is the 22nd cohousing community developed by Jim Leach, President of Wonderland Hill Development Corporation (WHDC). LIV SIR broker, Barb Silverman, is the listing agent for the five new one and two-bedroom flats at Washington Village, which will be ready for occupancy in early 2017.
For more information, visit www.washingtonvillage.com and contact LIV Sotheby’s International Realty broker, Barb Silverman, at 303-886-5329. To service all of your real estate needs visit www.livsothebysrealty.com or call 303.893.3200.