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Parade of Homes Winner

By Jerry Melchisedeck
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Colorado Springs *$699,900 *4,774 SF *6 Bedrooms *4 Bathrooms *3 Car Garage
This distinctive custom two-story won 7 awards in the 2007 Parade of Homes: Best Overall Home, Best Floorplan, Best Kitchen, Best Architectural Exterior, Best Master Suite, Best Interior Design, Best Landscaping. Superior craftsmanship on a premium lot with sweeping views of Pikes Peak and the entire Front Range—six 14,000-foot peaks on a clear day. No houses behind. Over $70,000 in professional landscaping including a spectacular water feature and stamped concrete driveway, walkways, and patio. Covered front porch wraps around the house to meet the 50-foot rear deck, allowing you to enjoy Colorado outdoor living in all four seasons. Office/living room adjoins the vaulted entry with dramatic curved staircase. Hickory flooring on the main level. Alder doors and trim/casing. Hand-textured drywall with antique glazing. Custom tile, marble, and granite throughout. Gourmet kitchen boasts high-end Dacor appliances, knotty alder cabinetry, slab granite countertops, travertine tile backsplash, walk-in pantry, and eat-in bay with walkout to the deck. Archway leads to elegant dining room with coffered ceiling and bay window. Great room displays a wall of windows and rock-accented gas fireplace. Master bedroom features vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet, and a 5-piece tiled bath with jetted tub and dual-head shower enclave. All four upstairs bedrooms have ceiling fans and walk-in closets with built-in organizers. Large laundry room upstairs with cabinetry, counter, and utility sink. Basement has two additional bedrooms, rec room with gas fireplace, wet bar with wine cooler, and a walkout to the patio. Custom drapes, two-way honeycomb blinds, whole house stereo/intercom/ethernet/security, wireless pet fence, upstairs A/C. If you're looking for superior quality, breathtaking Rocky Mountain views, and privacy, this is your home. The ponds and trails of the Preserve at Walden are features that set this neighborhood apart from all the others.