Why is this $4 million home called The Star House? See its heavenly views of Colorado

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A celestial dream tucked nicely into a Boulder, Colorado, hillside awaits a new owner to bestow its remarkable views upon — for $4 million.

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Exterior

It’s nicknamed The Star House because its “star-shaped skylight and wall-to-wall windows wash a cantilevered living room in cascading natural light and majestic views,” the listing on Realtor.com details.

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Exterior

The four-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom residence was designed by Charles Haertling, a famous architect whose works in The Centennial State were, at times, considered “weird” to some according to his son, Joel Haertling.

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Exterior

“His architecture and designs are not weird,” Haertling told TravelBoulder.com, setting the record straight. “They’re aesthetically coherent.”

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View

Aesthetically coherent is the perfect way to describe the picturesque, 4,154-square-foot Star House. Haertling’s designs were said to have followed mathematical and nature-inspired themes, both of which seem to reflect in this particular home – especially when it comes to the “pointed glass protrusion” of the living room window, Realtor.com notes.

When you walk out to the point where the glass juts out, it is really cool,” listing agent Tim Goodacre told Realtor.com. “It’s cantilevered out over the hillside, and the view is just fantastic.”

Dining area
Dining area

Other notable features of the home include:

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Interior
  • An open floorplan

  • Chic kitchen

  • Private backyard

  • Sliding glass doors

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Kitchen

Goodacre also had high praise for Haertling, who also happened to be the Boulder mayor for a time before he died in 1984.

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Interior

“His homes are works of art as well as being a home,” Goodacre told Realtor.com. “It’s very unconventional, and the space is meant to be artistic as well as useful. It makes for complicated construction. It’s expensive and difficult to create these spaces, but when you get it done, it’s fantastic.”

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Bedroom

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