2015 has been a great year for the Colorado Springs Real Estate market. Homes priced in the median to lower end of the market have been especially active, while the luxury market has been slower to come back around but ,as the old saying goes, "A high tide raises all boats."
That tide has led to these top 5 Luxury Home sales so far this year. Here they are in reverse order of sales price:
#5-10780 S. Forest Drive
10780 S. Forest Drive Listed at $1,899,000; Sold for $1,899,000 This magnificent mid-century raised ranch on a cul-de-sac in the Black Forest area is a resort unto itself, sitting on 10 wooded acres, with its own putting green and regulation tennis court. The home has views of the Air Force Academy, downtown and the Spanish Peaks. Inside are 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, a formal dining room, a master suite, a living room and a family room with entertainment center, built-in bookshelves and wet bar. The kitchen has Italian stone counters, Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, Wolf gas range, an eating area, wine refrigerator and walk-in pantry. On the lower level are a library, wine cellar, wet bar/kitchen, gym and sauna. Outside are a 3,000 square foot patio, glass teahouse, fire pit, underground sprinklers, room for RV parking and a 720 square foot shop/garage. The home is 15 minutes from shops and restaurants, and 50 minutes to DTC.
#4-3740 Camelrock Vw
3740 Camelrock Vw Listed at $1,975,000; Sold for $1,970,000 This 5-bedroom, 7-bath is golf course living at the highest level, backing up onto the Kissing Camels links and boasting views of Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak and the Front Range. Nestled on a private cul-de-sac, Its 8,000 square feet of living space includes a main level with 3 bedrooms including the master suite with its attached bathroom and a fully-equipped kitchen. There is also a formal dining room, living room with fireplace and 3 additional bathrooms. The walkout basement has 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, a 2-lane bowling alley, wet bar, exercise room and access to the golf cart garage. Out back, a covered patio is ideal for entertaining. The gated community has greenspace, a pond and a swimming pool, as well as private security.
#3-2355 Stratton Forest
2355 Stratton Forest Listed at $2,650,000; Sold for $2,346,600 This custom-designed home in the gated Stratton Forest community has fabulous stonework inside and out. Situated on 1+ acres and backing onto wooded open space, it is located on a private road that leads to a circular drive with a moss rock columned portico. With 3 bedrooms and 6 baths distributed between the main and lower levels, there are nearly 9000 square feet of finished living space. The impressive great room has vaulted ceilings with exposed wood beams, wood floors, a custom wet bar and a floor-to-ceiling rock fireplace. Preparing meals is a delight in the gourmet kitchen which leads to the back patio where there is an outdoor cooking station. Back inside is a formal dining room and a main floor master with adjoining bath. Upstairs is a stand-alone office that can double as a guest bedroom. On the lower level are one bedroom and 2 baths, as well as a home theater and fitness room.
#2-6 Plainview Road
6 Plainview Road Listed at $2,600,000; Sold for $2,470,000 As resplendent as any home ever featured in Architectural Digest, this 4-level, 5-bedroom, 6-bath home is a luxury lover’s dream come true. Located on a 2.7 acre lot with views of the mountains and city, and 8,600 square feet of living space, there are fabulous details and finishes in every room, starting with the 36-foot x 9-foot atrium with a 24-foot peaked glass ceiling. The living room and dining room both have stackable doors that open to a maximum of 20 feet and lead to the patio with its pool, fire pit and hot tub. An upper level guest wing has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Above that is a top level exclusively occupied by the master suite with its adjacent bath. The gourmet kitchen has an eating area, counter bar, island and downdraft range. Down in the basement are an additional bedroom, a half bath and home theater. Outside, the spacious grounds hold a tennis court, greenhouse and hot tub.
#1-915 Grey Mountain Pt.
915 Grey Mountain Listed at $3,275,000; Sold for $2,900,000 This stunning Tuscan villa in the Broadmoor Resort Community is 10,000 square feet of opulence on a 1.4-acre cul-de-sac lot off a private road. Seven patios surround the home, offering magnificent 360° views. With 5 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms on two levels (plus basement), there is ample room for family, guests and entertaining. 9-foot beamed ceilings, crown moldings and French doors contribute to the continental atmosphere. The chef’s dream kitchen has 2 Bosch dishwashers, 2 Sub-Zero refrigerators, 2 hammered copper sinks, a Wolf range, eating nook and breakfast bar. A formal dining room and 2 additional bedrooms also occupy the main floor as well as a spectacular great room with a floor-to-ceiling limestone fireplace. An elevator or circular limestone staircase leads to the upper level master suite with separate his and hers baths. Down in the basement are the home theater and a guest suite. The home also has 3 studies/offices, a craft room and climate-controlled wine cellar.