As a Colorado native (yes, the green bumper sticker is proudly displayed on both my bike and at my desk), it is my distinct pleasure to feature two awesome Historic Properties for Sale from the great and mountainous western state.
Van Briggle Home - Colorado Springs, Colorado
This vintage 1911 bungalow in the prestigious Old North End Historic Preservation District was designed by N. Van Den Arend who designed the Van Briggle Pottery building. The home features an original Van Briggle tile fireplace, beamed ceilings, and wood floors in the living and dining rooms, leaded glass bookcases in the living room, stained glass and French doors in the dining room, and a butler's pantry with original cabinetry with marble countertop. Pricetag: $440,000
Happy Hollow - Palmer Lake, Colorado
The above photo shows the c. 1915 house (right) next to the even older foundation and chimney of the home that used to grace the property. It is rumored that J.P. Morgan slept once on the front porch of the original home. Updated in 2006, the existing home features knotty pine, a pellet stove, and three decks - one with a hot tub. The house sits on a large hilltop lot with Mt. Chautauqua, Sundance Mountain, and Chimney Rock views. Pricetag: $375,000
David Garber is a member of the Digital and New Media team at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Although he is technically a Colorado native, he is proud to be a resident of the District of Columbia.