House of the Week: Sombrero Shape in Colorado (VIDEO)

17830 W 53rd Dr, Golden CO
For sale: $565,000

Dome homes are nothing new — especially in the Southwest, where building with adobe is more practical than wood siding. While this property is a round dome, its upturned edges bring to mind another shape: a sombrero or cowboy hat, perhaps, casually placed to rest in central Colorado.

A cowboy hat is especially fitting as the Golden, CO home for sale is a horse property and includes a five-stall barn, pastures, pens and sheds on the 3.75-acre property.

The home was built in 1969 out of polyurethane foam, which, explains listing agent Mary Rosinski, is practical and energy efficient.

“It’s also very low maintenance,” she said. “It keeps the [interior] temperature very comfortable.”

Like many unusual homes, the property is more than just living quarters but an art installation, complete with a cactus motif painted on the outside. Inside, however, the home is light-filled and a great, functioning livable space, says Rosinski.

The 2,187-square-foot home has two bedrooms, two baths situated on an open floor plan. Outside, the property is within a short distance from hiking and riding trails — “you can ride right to your front door,” points out Rosinski — and is buffered by other large estates with significant acreage. Fruit trees and garden space are also on site.

According to Zillow’s mortgage calculator, the home has a monthly payment of $2,029, assuming a 20 percent down payment on a 30-year-mortgage.