Thought eco homes weren't glamorous? Think again: there are eco homes, and there is Clearview Farm, a stylish, contemporary pastoral retreat located south of Denver.
Described as 'the region’s most exceptional modern residence' by listing agents The Agency, this eco house is exemplary – both in terms of style and sustainability. And it's currently on the market for a cool $28.88 million.
Perhaps most notably, the residence has a series of solar panels running the length of the property – along with a battery backup system for the solar system from Blue Planet Energy. Its insulation properties are 13.5% better than what is required by modern building code standards – something to be celebrated this Earth Day– and every other day, frankly.
Spanning nearly 15 acres – including fields zoned for agriculture and equestrian facilities and views of the Rocky Mountains – this estate impresses before you even venture inside. However, once indoors, the majesty of the home becomes even more apparent.
Complete with soaring 22ft ceilings, walls of windows, and sliding doors, the great room is designed to showcase the landscape – accentuated by the neutral palette that allows the greenery to make an unrivaled statement.
The equally understated but exquisitely designed kitchen features a luxe marble island, black cabinetry, and exposed beams on the roof – bringing an almost rustic twist to the otherwise modern space.
Designed by Italian kitchen manufacturers Boffi, the kitchen is equipped with Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Asko appliances, a large butler’s pantry, and a breakfast nook that will likely provide the morning coffee experience of dreams. The kitchen leads to a side deck with retractable sunshades – for when summer arrives in Colorado.
Below the kitchen, the lower level includes a fitness studio, a steam room, and a versatile space that is large enough to be used as a home theater or a large wine room.
Meanwhile, the upstairs boasts a primary suite that comes complete with dual dressing rooms and a spa-style bathroom with Ann Sacks Terrazzo tiles, Carrera marble, and fixtures from Waterworks.
Outside, the amenities continue – with stand-out features including the expansive sundeck, a 75ft lap pool, and spa area – all of which overlook the lush lawn that offers ample room for entertaining.
Located slightly down the hill from the main home, the estate has another guest house with views of the property's adjacent pond and the Rockies' peaks that are seen from the estate.
And, though we can't all (unfortunately) pick up the keys to Clearview Farm, we can still replicate some of its eco-decor and design ideas via this book below.
150 Best New Eco Home Ideas – From $22.32 on Amazon
This book explores the latest in sustainable architecture and environmentally friendly home design – including 150 eco-friendly homes, much like the one we've just explored. It includes nearly 500 pages of inspiring photographs and dozens of inventive and decorative profiles.
Agents Jared Blank and Kacey Bingham of The Agency Denver currently hold the listing.
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Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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