There are very few large homes outside the Old North End in Downtown Colorado Springs.
Additionally, the desirable and highly walkable neighborhood offers precious few environmentally-friendly homes.
The combination of spaciousness and small ecological footprint have merged at 531 Cedar Street.
This 1946 home offers traditional, downtown curb appeal with gingerbread Victorian accents, white picket fence, and a brand-new hardwood deck facing west.
On the inside is a remarkably open and spacious great room environment, with a two-story living room, lofted family room with built-in bookshelves, and casually functional kitchen that opens to an informal eating area as well as a bar-entry to the separate dining room. The dining room is decorated with in-wall stained glass, a prismatic benefit of what is on the other side - a two-story solarium that provides an effective passive heat source without disrupting either the interior floor-plan or the exterior charm.
Bedroom and office accommodations are abundant throughout the home. The master is on the main level and is a rare, true master suite with a full bath attached. At 16x16 it is larger than most downtown bedrooms and has two closets for storage. There is also a small secondary bedroom alongside the main level master. Upstairs is a 20x10 bedroom with gabled ceiling on the sides. A 25 x 9 loft functions either as a home office, library or family room with built-in bookshelves. The basement is finished with a fourth bedroom and a possible fifth, both of which have code-compliant ingress/egress window wells.
The lot is 5001 square feet and recently professionally xeriscaped. The exterior has just been painted, the hardwood front deck added, and new Kenmore appliances installed (black on black microwave, drop-in range and dishwasher). A rare blend of past-time charm and forward-thinking innovation, this is a one-of-a-kind home awaiting new owners in downtown Colorado Springs.