Desperately Seeking Homeowner

Boulder couple has recently renovated two-bedroom ranch house they would like to donate to a Lyons resident/family in need. Recipient must have foundation, homeowner will deliver. Call Ed at (303) 823-6622, during the day if interested. This offer is time sensitive.  

Boulder residents David Wolf and his wife Norie Kizaki, like many people who live in the area, have been shocked and saddened over the devastation that was wrought on the residents of Lyons during the September floods. Particularly those in the hardest hit

area of the confluence of the North and South Forks of the St. Vrain River.

The couple lives in the North Boulder area and they have been planning to renovate and enlarge their home for a while. When the architect/contractor advised them that the present home wouldn’t easily fit into their future plans, the environmentally conscious couple decided rather than just “bulldoze” the house (which was originally built in the mid-1950s, and renovated about five years ago, and is in very good shape), they would “disassemble” the structure, and “recycle” all the parts that were salvageable. David, who is an investment counselor by profession (BSW Wealth Partners in Boulder), began “running the numbers.” Meanwhile, Noriea, who is a climbing guide, and spends a lot of her time commuting between North Boulder and Rocky Mountain National Park, began to get an inkling of an idea. “Why not keep the house intact, and move it to Lyons for someone whose home was destroyed during the flood?” So David started running those numbers. It turns out, the cost is about the same price for either option.

A phone call to Lyons Town Hall put David in touch with Volunteer Coordinator Ed Kean, the idea was proposed. Everyone agreed it was a “win-win” situation, and now David, Norie, and Ed are looking for a Lyons confluence resident whose home was destroyed in the flood, who wants to continue to live in Lyons, and who would be willing to build the foundation to accommodate the approximately one-thousand square foot two-bedroom home (see sidebar for details). The couple will pay the cost to move the house to Lyons, they just need “a good home” for it! Anyone know anybody who might be interested? Have them call Ed Kean immediately at Town Hall (303) 823-6622.

House Specs
Primary Style - Ranch/One Story, Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 1
Master Bedroom: 16' x 11'; Bedroom 2: 9' x 11'; Kitchen: 16' x 11'; Dining Room: 13' x 6'; Living Room: 16' x13'
Inclusions: Dishwasher, Clothes Dryer, Refrigerator, Gas Range/Oven, Clothes Washer, Window Coverings, Disposal, Smoke Alarm(s)
Design Features: Fire Alarm, Open Floor Plan, Separate Dining Room, Walk-in Closet, Washer/Dryer Hookups, Wood Windows
Construction: Wood/Frame
Cooling: Whole House Fan, Room Air Conditioner, Ceiling Fan
Heating: Radiant Heat, Forced Air

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