COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The most expensive property featured in this year's Colorado Springs Parade of Homes was pummeled by Monday’s hail storm.
The roof of the Saddle Stone Home isn't even a month old, but the damage to it is so extensive it could possibly delay its closing date. (See the home here.)
Shattered and beaten are the current words that best describe the roof of the $2.8 million custom home that sits in view of Cheyenne Mountain in the Broadmoor area.
"The storm came from the north so the worst damage is [on the roof] and it’s little rocks now instead of a concrete tile roof," said Trish Ingles with The Newport Company.
Ingle knows all too well, it could have been a lot worse.
"We had a skylight break, but only the top layer broke so there was no water inside the house, thankfully," said Ingles.
Monday's hail storm damaged about 60 percent of the roof. The repairs will cost between $50,000 to $70,000, and the entire roof has to be replaced.
"The roofers are ready. So as soon as we get it approved by the insurance company, it'll be replaced," said Ingles.
"It’s such a shame that the hail just damaged all of these nice beautiful tile shingles," said Beverley Clark.
Potential buyers at the Parade Home Open House say the timeless look is temporarily on hold
"This is one of the worst we've seen. The house is magnificent [but] it's unfortunate the roof makes a statement," said Ed Roberts.
As Colorado recovers from wildfires, others point out hail damage over a burned home is a blessing in disguise.
"This is replaceable, this is basically aesthetics, but a fire takes away personal, it's part of nature. You never know when it's going to happen," said Dawn Hamilton.
While repairs are still pending, potential buyers aren't discouraged of possibly making the Saddle Stone Home their next residence.