Gina Cronin, Gina.Cronin@gazette.com
The fabulous ranch-style home at 240 Childe Drive in southwest Colorado Springs is a delight from the inside out. The 4,872 square foot home is located not too far up the hill in the award-winning Cheyenne District 12 – which allows for easier walking and biking to the many nearby restaurants, shops and the beloved Country Club of Colorado. While being optimally convenient, the residence maintains supreme privacy on its flat, treed .47 acre lot. The home boasts four bedrooms and four baths, with the luxurious master suite on the main level. It is priced at $640,000.
As you walk up the stamped concrete pathway to this lovely brick home, you are greeted by an enchanted garden and are immediately taken by the beauty of the large, park-like yard and gorgeous landscaping with perennial gardens. Many driveways in the neighborhood are on a slope, but this one is flat and leads effortlessly into the accommodating three-car garage. The exterior of the home is embellished with a brand new Decra roof and new exterior paint, while the entryway is hugged by a charming little trellis and covered porch.
Entering through the bold, custom front door flanked by ornate glass, you reach the foyer that sets the stage for the sunny, open-concept home. The welcoming main level has hardwood floors throughout, and humongous widows in the living and dining area allow natural light to flood in. The entryway has three arched niches to display art; and this fresh, contemporary feel continues throughout the home.
Another element that remains consistent throughout the home is spaciousness. Each room in the home is exceptionally spacious, lending a sense of freedom and comfort. The lovely living room has high ceilings, a ceiling fan and fireplace. An adjacent sitting area is the ideal place to sit, read a book or spend some quality time with family, with its built-in bookshelves and cabinets. Both the living room and master suite have access to the newly refinished, expansive deck that presents stunning mountain and city views. The deck has stairs that lead down to the yard.
To the left of the foyer is the gourmet kitchen, where residents can enjoy city lights at dusk and sunrise in the morning. A cook’s delight, some kitchen highlights include a gas cooktop on the large island, roomy pantry, a breakfast nook and a window seat.
The huge master suite features a sitting area, walk-out to the deck, city views, mountain views and a two-way fireplace. The spa-like master bath creates a Zen ambiance, and has been recently updated to include a cedar-lined walk-in closet, raised vanities with granites tops and a jetted tub.
The commodious walk-out lower level has a second master suite with a Jack-and-Jill bathroom (shared with the large family room area). The common area features a wet bar, wood-burning fireplace and ample space for recreation. There are also two additional lower level bedrooms that share a bath. The entire lower level is above grade, and double glass doors lead to the sizable yard – perfectly suited for kids to play, dogs to frolic or adults to entertain.
If you are looking for a bright and happy home with an uplifting landscape, and gorgeous Cheyenne Mountain and city views, look no further than 240 Childe Drive. Don’t forget to attend the open house on Saturday, July 8 from 1 to 3 p.m.