• 404 Manitou Ave

  • Manitou Springs, CO 80829
  • MLS® #: 9855135
  • $3,200,000
  • 5 Beds | 11 Bath | 14842 Sqft | 4.81 Acres
  • Office : The Platinum Group
  • Listing Agent : Stephanie Hawthorne
  • Status : Active

A once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of the most recognized historic properties in Manitou Springs! The story begins in 1868 when Dr. William Bell of London, England and the founder of Manitou Springs, along with General William Palmer, an American civil engineer, soldier, and philanthropist, together founded Fountain Colony which was later renamed Colorado Springs. Shortly after, in 1872, Dr. Bell built the Briarhurst Manor for his family. The magnificent 14,000 SF manor-situated on 4.8 sprawling acres with bluffs as the backdrop and mountain views from the patios-boasts a rich history and showcases the finest architectural design of the time.Today, the Briarhurst caters to weddings, formal events and fine dining. No expense was spared on the interior finishes such as the rich wood wainscot panels (rumor has it a secret entrance lies behind one of these panels) and the seven fireplaces which all have custom woodwork that tells a story in each room. Mrs. Bell’s sitting room is the only fireplace with asymmetrical woodwork, while Oriel’s fireplace is a flat facade with a jetting over the mantle! The history, affluent touches and vivacious energy flow throughout the Briarhurst Manor. Ready for a new chapter, this historic property is seeking the next visionary who can bring new life, whether it be their family’s legacy and starting their roots in the rich foundation, or the extraordinary philanthropist who can cultivate a place of retreat, events and gathering for non - profit souls. Once in a lifetime opportunity at your fingertips. Call us today for a private showing or enjoy the matterport virtual tour !

Essential Information

  • StatusActive
  • Days On Market263 Days
  • Price$3,200,000
  • Price Per Sq. Ft.$216
  • Bedrooms5
  • Total Bathrooms11
  • Square Footage14,842
  • Finished Square Footage13,800
  • Acres4.81
  • Year Built1872
  • Floor Plan2 Story

Community Information


  • Features Crown Molding,Great Room,Vaulted Ceilings,See Prop Desc Remarks
  • Master Bedroom On Main N
  • Main Floor Sq. Ft. 9,200
  • Basement Sq. Ft. 1,042
  • Upper Sq. Ft. 4,600
  • Fireplace Main, Upper, See Prop Desc Remarks
  • Floors Carpet
  • Appliances Dishwasher, Gas in Kitchen, Kitchen Vent Fan, Refrigerator, Other


  • Exterior Stone
  • Roof Composite Shingle
  • Construction Existing Home
  • Foundation Full Basement
  • Patio Desc Covered,Wood Deck,See Prop Desc Remarks
  • Out Buildings Gazebo,See Prop Desc Remarks
  • Garage Yes
  • Garage Type Available

Heating & Cooling

  • Air Conditioner No
  • Heating Type Baseboard,Hot Water

Lot Information

  • Lot Size 209,524
  • Lot Desc Level, Mountain View, Stream/Creek, Trees/Woods, View of Pikes Peak, View of Rock Formations, See Prop Desc Remarks
  • Fence Front
  • Wells Numberof 1

School Information

Additional Information

  • MLS® #9855135
  • Date Listed On Site11-20-19
  • NoticesNot Applicable, See Show/Agent Remarks
  • Taxes44,271
  • Earnest Money10,000

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