Colorado Springs stone show-stopper

Published February 25, 2012 by housecrazy

This gorgeous old stone house is a bit of a surprise. It is stunning inside and out.

But put it this way: the insides don’t match the outsides.

Currently for sale near downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado, this beautiful home is listed at $364,900.

It features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 2250 square feet. It was built in 1895.

Gorgeous stone facade – so I was expecting elaborate Victorian period decor inside.

But instead,  it looks like this:

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Contemporary with leather chairs and southwestern accent pieces. I had to do a double take to make sure these pictures actually belonged with this old stone house.

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Yep, all photos are of the same house. It is somewhat jarring to see such a modern interior inside of an old shell, but I really do like it.

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 The kitchen is done very tastefully, but not indicative of a century old stone home:

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This house appears to have all new drywall. Everything looks new inside.

But that’s a good thing (no dusty crumbling plaster!)

Feast your eyes on this master suite…

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Vaulted ceilings! French doors open to the garden! Love it!

And look at this adorable office nook in the second floor turret room:

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There’s more light and love (and music) in the bathroom:

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[What is it with glass blocks in the bathrooms of old Victorian homes? It reminds me of the house I profiled in Manitou Springs a few weeks ago.]

And here’s a shot looking down into an entertainment center and brick fireplace. The brick does not look original to the house. It doesn’t look like the remodelers even tried to match up the insides to the outsides. They were going for that southwest, Navajo rug, Mexcian tile look:

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But then, look at the enclosed side porch:

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Stone walls, wicker chairs, beadboard ceilings and… hanging hot chili peppers?

I’m so confused!

The backyard features a lovely, lush garden and patio area:

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Did you notice the hot tub tucked in there amongst the greenery?

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I love this house! I do.

But it does seem to be having a bit of an identity crisis.

For more details, see the complete listing here.

I’m all for eclectic decorating, but split personalities are a little hard to handle. Take it from a former social worker!


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