About This 1881 Davis Castle In Manitou Springs Colorado
Welcome to Davis Castle. This impressive 1880’s Queen Anne has long been a regal presence on Agate Hill above historic Manitou Springs. The current owner of this home has faithfully restored it and was recognized by Colorado Preservation Inc. with an Honor Award. Architectural features include cross gables and a stone tower with historic weather vane. South facing with excellent views across the valley. Large 2 car heated garage. Davis Castle has 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (a full, a half, a ¾) plus two sleeping porches.
Enter inside to appreciate the restored millwork, hardwood floors with inlaid design, coffered ceilings, original and replica doors, hinges, knobs and window locks. The kitchen features custom built-in cabinets, 2 sinks, and new gas stove, dishwasher, garbage disposal, as well as a walk-out to the patio/yard. Mechanical systems have been addressed to include: new copper plumbing, new electrical wiring, new 50 gallon hot water heater, full house fan, blown-in insulation, and lightning rods on roof. Partially finished basement with soap stone sinks, laundry area, built-in work bench, and walk out to yard.
Beautifully landscaped lot with custom picket fence and terraced gardens. Includes 3-zone irrigation system. Flat west lawn and coveted off-street parking in sought after Agate Hill location. An Historic Buildings Survey & Inventory was commissioned by the City of Manitou Springs in 2001-2002 covering this Spencer Avenue neighborhood. The report by Hoehn Architects provides an excellent history of the homes in the area with commentary on individual structures including Davis Castle. This report is available upon request to prospective buyers, as well as historic photos of the home. Davis Castle is truly a remarkable piece of local history.