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Old 11-08-2006, 03:35 PM
 
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Hi again! Briefly, we're contemplating moving from California to Colorado, and I have another question. How comfortable is it to live in an old house (1880s-1920s) in Colorado weather? I've lived most of my life in older homes, and love the hardwood floors, crown moldings, glass doorkobs, pretty tiles, and the character and feeling of a place that has nurtured generations. However, old houses can be less comfortable to live in (dust and drafts through the old sash windows, creaking floors waking baby, etc.)

I notice a LOT of newly built homes for sale in Colorado, but I keep yearning for something old, with land around it. I've seen some nice old houses in the Montrose area, and in Ouray. Are they going to be miserable to live in? Do any of the newly built houses have charm?

Thanks for any input.

Best,

Blue
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Old 11-08-2006, 04:54 PM
 
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Hi Blue-

Obviously, it depends on where you end up in Colorado. I live in east Metro Denver in a 1925 tudor-style bungalow (with original single-pane windows). With gas prices going up over the last few Winters, we certainly feel the pinch of not having an energy-efficient house. However, monthly average temperatures here are really not all that cold! Avg. daily temps through the Winter is in the 40's with lots and lots of sunshine (solar power!) So, it really is not bad. I have seen some newly built homes where the builder/designer has attempted to maintain some style as well, so I believe there are plenty of options. Good luck.
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