Manitou Springs, Colorado — Green Home For Sale

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.

Listing ID: 20273

  • Energy Efficient Home

Asking Price (USD) $393,000
Annual Property Tax $1,521
Annual Utility Cost $1,200
Home Area 2,056 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Total Property Area 26572 sq ft
Year Built 1984

Property Description

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.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Purpose built passive solar heated house with built-in greenhouse

Neighborhood Description

Crystal Park is a private gated mountain community within the Pikes Peak region. Located adjacent to Colorado Springs, and above Manitou Springs, this area is a hidden gem, surrounded by Pike National Forest on three sides and bordered to the west by majestic Pikes Peak.

Market Area

Manitou Springs is an eclectic, artistic community located between the spectacular Garden of the Gods and one of America’s most famous mountains, Pikes Peak. This historic and vibrant community has much to offer local residents, with regular outdoor concerts, well-maintained community parks, unique art galleries, a wide variety of restaurants, hiking trails, natural springs, community festivals, street musicians, and many local events.

School District

Served by the Manitou Springs School District 14


The community has a gated entrance and a full staff to ensure the members are taken care of on a day to day basis. In addition to a full-time management staff, full-time road maintenance operators maintain over six miles of paved road and miles of unpaved roads. The park has its own volunteer fire department in addition to access to Manitou Springs services. In addition to the views and privacy of this gated community, members also have access to the club house, swimming pool and trout pond.

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Split 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 No
Fragrance Free No
Cleaned with Green Products No

Interior Environment

Heating System Electric Radiant
Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Part of Cooling System
Part of Heating System
Whole House Filtration None
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 Wood
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Carpet
Roof Material Asphalt Composition Shingle
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 529 sqft

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Contact Information

Ed Davis

441 Manitou Ave. #103A
Manitou Springs, CO 80829 US
Telephone: (719) 685-3117

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