General William Jackson Palmer, Civil War Hero, city founder, and civic engineer described his Fountain Colony vision as “my theory for this place is that it should be made the most attractive place for homes in the West.” He was always an audacious thinker, Will.
2111 North Tejon is the rare accessible bungalow in a neighborhood of Grand Homes and Mansions. Set just five blocks away from Lincoln School and nine blocks from Colorado College, it’s a gracious, almost 100 year old (1925) residence where elegance and quality are held in high-esteem. Click Here for the Full Listing.
Large, Sunny spaces are illuminated by a combination of period windows (2, around the fireplace) and modern refinement (Anderson Renewals, a top-line architectural-quality vinyl replacement window for the rest). Hardwood floors grace all gathering and traffic areas while cozy carpet tickles the toes in the bedrooms. For a Walking Tour of the Main Level, See the Video Here.
Appliances are thoughtful and designed to last: a stainless-interior Bosch dishwasher, a Maytag Gemini double oven with gas range, a high-efficient furnace and central air conditioning. The home has added insulation too, with average utility bills averaging $250/month for water/sewer/electric/gas.
The bedrooms include a master bedroom on the main with a large secondary bedroom to the rear. The secondary bedroom has “an annex” on the back that was the historic TB Sleeping shed before it was properly insulated and brought into the main house. This adds as an additional space to the secondary bedroom that can function as an added bedroom (with access via the prior bedroom), an office or a bonus area. The main level features an improved and lovely 3/4 bath with glass block shower, pedestal sink and shiplap and waist-height tile work trim. The basement also has a bedroom, and alongside that is it’s own 3/4 bath.
The front living room is a classic. A large brick fireplace has a gas assembly for warming your winter nights. Period picture rail traces along the ceiling with the modern addition of wall-mounted speakers. A wall of bookshelves gives the home a proper collegial feel and the sconce lighting on the mantel adds to the pleasant illumination. The dining room is a similar hallmark of timeless care. The large room easily handles an 8 person table plus furniture. Tied together with large picture windows and a lovely chandelier, it’s the centerpiece of the residence.
The kitchen has unique qualities for a downtown residence… like storage! Not only are the cabinets to-the-ceiling in style with a bonus top cabinet, the kitchen also has an added pantry. There’s additional possible storage directly below in the laundry room. Good counter space make the place a very workable area, and there’s room for many with the addition of the nook looking out over the sun-splashed backyard.
While the lot is only 5000 square feet, it lives in a much larger way. With a two-car garage allowing parking for a minivan and cabinetry storage taking up some of that space, there’s also room for play. The yard pleasantly has a lot of grassy spaces, room for a garden and a full-sized trampoline. Fully fenced, it’s a private retreat, best enjoyed with the company of friends on either the redwood deck or the rear patio, the perfect place for a summer fire pit.
Well kept will lead to well-loved. Pull up a chair and linger, this is not one to miss. Visit the complete tour here.