This prominent property has long been a central feature in the Mancos community. The Bauer House was built in 1890 and is listed in the State of Colorado Register of Historical Places. George Bauer, one of the founding fathers of Mancos, constructed this stately home out of local brick and sandstone. Much of the masonry was hand hewn by Bauer himself and his craftsmanship is still evident. The home itself is a classic Victorian Italianate-style 3 story structure, 3117 sf with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths. It has been tastefully improved and lovingly maintained by the current owner over the years. The house sits on large parcel and has been the site of many town events and functions. The elegance is apparent throughout with wood floors, ample sized rooms, high ceilings and plentiful light. The Bauer House was a family home for generations and also formerly operated as a B and B. It has not been used as such for many years but still has a lovely welcoming feel. The ground level consists of the main parlor/living room, a formal dining room (with access to a small ‘maid’s room’ off it), the kitchen, and a main bedroom suite with its own bath, that was actually the original kitchen. There is also a laundry/mudroom at the back door and a powder room with one of the first pedestal sinks Kohler made. Lots of fun historical features in this home! Of course there are several covered porches for relaxing and visiting. The second floor has three bedrooms, each with its own ¾ bath ensuite. The third floor is a spacious studio apartment with a kitchenette, ¾ bath and wonderful all round views from Point Lookout to the La Plata Mountain peaks. Completing the property is a separate second residence or ‘carriage house’ which was built in 1999 as the owner’s living quarters. This is a 1200 sf 2 story home with an open floor plan and radiant heat. This tidy home has 2 upstairs bedrooms, 1 ½ baths, and a 2 car garage. It sits privately towards the back of the parcel. There is a lovely large outdoor patio, perennial gardens, gazebo and surrounding yard area. Much of what was formerly lawn has been removed to conserve water usage, some of which has been xeriscaped but the rest will remain ‘as is’, up to the buyer’s imagination and discretion. Note there are three town water taps included, one for each home (with sewer also) and a third ‘yard tap’ specifically for exterior use. Lots of inherent value and versatility in how the property is set up and lives. The Bauer House has the potential for a great variety of future uses and is ready to continue its story as part of the history of Mancos.
Updated on August 25, 2021 at 3:17 pm