This stucco single level house is built with 2X6 and plywood shell. Icynene insulation,tile roof and all tile floors with hot water in floor radiant heat. Hot water has a recirculating feature that brings hot water to every tap in a few seconds. There is a whole house ventalation system with heat exchanger. A sunroom, vestibular entry opens to a 14 X 19 foot living room with vaulted ceiling. The great room has a spectacular view of Pikes Peak, 18 foot vaulted ceiling and sky lights. Kitchen has raised breakfast bar, solid birdseye maple cabinets, elevated dishwasher and solid surface counter tops and sinks, electric range. 3 bedrooms with a den w/closet and half bath plus an office makes for great family living. Closets have mirrored doors. Master suite has a large soaking tub with separate shower and walk in closet. All showers have glass doors. Laundry/mud room,10 X 18 ft, has an additional 220 outlet for an extra dryer or sauna. We have a central vacuuming system and ceiling fans in most rooms. The enclosed breezeway has a greenhouse on one end. The oversized 3 car garage is heated and has an automatic exhaust fan. Mother-in-law unit has one bedroom, one bath, laundry and great room with kitchenette, handicap accessible. This addition is one year old. It has electric radiant heat.
The yard near the house has a partially covered patio, raised bed garden, strawberry & raspberry patches, large dog run/paddock. The rest of the 20 acres is open range, high plains prairie never cultivated. 17 varities of wildflowers grow naturally. There are 2 septic tanks, one for main house and other for mother-in-law, well water.
What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?
This house was built for the environmentally ill. Low VOC paint, Icynene insulation, tile roof, tile floors, in floor heat, many exhaust fans in additon to central ventilation system. Well water needs no chemical treatment. Garage door triggers exhaust fan. Breezes keep the air very fresh.
The neighborhood is all 20 or 40 acre lots. A number of neighbors have horse, but they are far enough away we don\'t smell them or get flies. The road is hard packed but not asphalt. The terrain is gentle hills but not so high they interfere with great views.
Black Forest is an unincorporated town in El Paso County Colorado. We are 20 Miles north of Colorado Springs whose population is 360,000. Denver is 50 miles to the north. The town of Monument (2 grocery stores plus a health food store, Home Depot, 2 dozen speciality shops) is 10 miles due West. The I-25 freeway runs through Monument.
Lewis Palmer D-38
Home Type or Land
Single Family - Single Level
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Elevation of Home