Vintage elegance meets peace of mind at 307 N. 22nd Street in Old Colorado City.
For the buyer who appreciates no problems, peace of mind and recent improvements, consider…
New roof, new stainless appliances, new granite counters, just-refinished hardwood floors, new professionally-finished basement with bedroom and bathroom (even code compliant window wells), new water heater, new fence, new sewer line; modern foundation (1989), and updated electrical, and plumbing. That’s a healthy list anywhere in town, but especially in Old Colorado City, and almost unheard of at $209,000.
There is a spacious charm to the home as well. This 1944 stucco rancher features 1673 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a main level laundry/mudroom, and an attached one-car garage. The main level boasts a remodeled kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances (yes, there is even a dishwasher!), a formal dining room with classic built-ins, a cozy living room with reading nook, and two bedrooms (one with period built-in closet). Newly-refinished hardwood floors (September, 2009), arched doorways, and antique light fixtures complete the charm. With fantastic natural light streaming in from the prominent southern exposure, there are well defined spaces but also ample room to stretch out.
Downstairs, a 2009 remodel has added a whole new dimension to livability by adding a professionally-finished master suite and 3/4 bath. This area could easily be utilized as a family room or office. The basement has many unique characteristics. First, it is not a stone foundation, but a raised-poured concrete foundation, part of the Old Colorado City restoration project in 1989. Done to modern specifications, it has allowed for ample headroom, as opposed to the usual duck and stoop basement so commonly found in either downtown or Old Colorado City. With a generous storage room hosting the updated mechanicals, it offers everything a homeowner could want in a basement… bedroom or gathering space, 3/4 bath, storage, and the feeling of livable space.
Worried about storage? Ample closets, classic built-ins, a sizable 3-entry laundry room/mudroom (complete with washer and dryer), a generous storage room, and an attached one-car garage provide more than enough space. There is even a fenced dog area for Fido.
Top it all off with the location. Nestled in quaint OCC, you can walk to the cafes and farmers market, or bike to nearby Garden of the Godsand Red Rock Canyon. Or, just stay home and enjoy the Pikes Peak views from the large fenced back yard or private bistro-style patio.
With all the major improvements, this vintage home provides charm AND total peace of mind. Add that to the fundamental value of location-location-location and this is the best value in Old Colorado City. For First-Time Buyers, the list price on this home is well under the $8000 tax credit. With rates presently dropping to just over 5.00% for FHA loans…. your buying power could not be better!