Colorado Springs, Colorado — Green Home For Sale

Healthy-built home on 20 acres with additional mother-in-law unit and 3 car detached garage. It is in a development of 20-80 acre parcels, surrounded by gravel roads and great views of Pike’s Peak. Lots of fresh air.

Listing ID: 18848

  • Green Home
  • Healthy Home

Asking Price (USD) $495,000
Annual Property Tax $2,391
Annual Utility Cost $3,600
Home Area 3,600 sq ft
Bedrooms 5
Total Property Area 20 acres
Year Built 1997

Property Description

This stucco single level home is built with 2X6 studs and a 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 ventilation system with a heat exchanger.

A sun room entry opens into a 14 X 19 foot library with a vaulted ceiling.

The great room has an 18 foot vaulted ceiling and skylights, with a spectacular view of Pikes Peak.

The kitchen has a raised breakfast bar, solid birdseye maple cabinets, elevated dishwasher and solid surface counter tops and sinks, and a cook-top electric range.

There are 4 bedrooms and a den which makes for great family living.

The master suite has a large soaking tub with a separate shower and a walk-in closet.

This home has 3 1/2 bathrooms with pedestal sinks; all showers have glass doors.

The 10 X 18 foot laundry/mud room has an additional 220 outlet for an extra dryer or sauna.

This home features a central vacuum system and ceiling fans in most rooms.

The enclosed breezeway has a greenhouse on one end with removable windows.

The over sized 3-car garage is heated and has an automatic exhaust fan.

There is a mother-in-law unit with one bedroom, one bath, laundry and great room with kitchenette, and is handicap accessible. It has electric wall heaters in each room.

The yard near the house has a partially covered patio, a raised bed garden, strawberry & raspberry patches, and a large dog run/paddock. The rest of the 20 acres is open range, high plains prairie that has never been cultivated. 17 varieties of wildflowers grow naturally.

There are 2 septic tanks, one for the main house and the other for the mother-in-law apartment.

The house is on well-water.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

This house was built for the environmentally ill. It has low VOC paint, solid maple wood cupboards, Icynene insulation, a tile roof, tile floors, in floor hydronic heat, many exhaust fans in addition to a central ventilation system. The well water needs no chemical treatment. The Garage door triggers a fan for exhaust fumes. Breezes keep the air very fresh.

Neighborhood Description

The neighborhood is located in a development of 20 to 80 acre parcels with large homes and horse ranches. All roads are hard packed gravel. The terrain is high prairie with gentle rolling hills and great views of Pike's Peak.

Market Area

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 specialty shops) is 10 miles due West. The I-25 freeway runs through Monument.

School District

Lewis Palmer D-38


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single Level

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area No
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free Yes
Fragrance Free Yes
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
Cooling System Other
Ventilation System Heat Exchanger
Whole House Filtration Active charcoal
HEPA filtration
Whole House Vacuum Yes

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Tile
Roof Material Tile
Window Material Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 3
Garage Area 864 sqft