5550 Founders Place
Manitou Springs, CO 80829


Beds: 3
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 2,056
Listing #3035334
Here's a home that nearly heats itself. This purpose built passive solar heated house has incredibly low utility bills. The built-in greenhouse provides both a beautiful living space open to the majestic mountain views and a reliable heat source proven through each of its 33 winters. Plus, the soaring two story greenhouse provides a private indoor grow space for thriving leafy plants. A livable open floor-plan provides easy family living along with the privacy of three bedrooms, three bathrooms plus a private office. Two master suites allow an inviting guest space or the opportunity for multi-generational living. Multi-level exterior decks plus an interior deck on the second story of the greenhouse provide ample space for entertaining or quiet meditation in the beautiful mountain surroundings. An attached two car garage provides direct access to the kitchen. Because of its low utility bills, this passive solar house will free you from having to decide between a cold house or high heating bills. No noisy, dusty furnace to dry out your sinuses, skin and eyes. Quiet heat with the reliability of Colorado's 300 plus days of annual sunshine. With a wood stove and electric baseboard to get you through the occasional multi day cloudy stretch, you'll never be cold at home again. Highly insulated with R40 ceiling and R20 wall rating (MOL). Window quilts on the greenhouse glass keeps the heat in at night. A private well and septic system provides additional independence. This house is in the lower elevations of Crystal Park just minutes from downtown Manitou Springs. A unique combination of private mountain living with close, quick access to Manitou and Colorado Springs. Private gated community with community pool, clubhouse, lake, hiking and biking trails.
Property Features
Location Information
County: El Paso
MLS Area: MAN - Manitou Springs
Latitude: 38.838986
Longitude: -104.914394
Subdivision: Crystal Park
Interior Features
Complex Amenities: Club House, Gated Community, Green Areas, Lake/Pond, Playground, Pool, Tennis
Has Fireplace: yes
Number of Fireplaces: 0
Fireplace Description: Lower, Stove, Wood
Heat/Cool: Baseboard, Ceiling Fan, Electric, Solar Passive, Wood, See Prop Desc Remarks
Laundry: Electric Hook-up, Main
Appliances: Disposal, Microwave Oven, Refrigerator, Self Cleaning Oven, Trash Compactor
Basement Description: Walk Out
Has Basement: No
Exterior Features
Floor Plan/Stories: Raised Ranch
Roof: Composite Shingle
Water Source: Well (RES, INC, FRM, REN)
Utilities: Electricity, Telephone, See Prop Desc Remarks
Parking Description: Attached
Has Garage: yes
Fencing: None
Lot Description: Backs to Open Space (OS), City View, Foothill, Mountain View, Trees/Woods, View of Rock Formations
Lot Size in Acres: 0.61
Lot Size in Sq. Ft.: 26, 571
Additional Information
Sq. Ft. Finished: 1984
Miscellaneous: Central Vacuum, High Speed Internet Avail., HOA Required $, Kitchen Pantry, Radon System, Water Softener, Window Coverings
Property Type: SFR
Property SubType: Single Family (RES, REN)
Year Built: 1984
Status: Active
Top Coordinate: 4333
Side Coordinate: 2777
Tax Year: 2016
Tax Amount: 1, 521

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