All Decked Out for Halloween

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Mountain Avenue is known for its historic architecture, including this beautiful two-story brick home built in 1905. When the house needed new windows, fencing, exterior trim, and a second-story deck, the homeowners called HighCraft.

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Although the house is not Gothic Revival architecture, our fun-loving clients wanted to give the exterior a few gothic touches, including dark trim, metal hairpin fencing, and gargoyles at the front entry.

Today’s gallery showcases the finished exterior facelift, including a few photos of the house decorated for Halloween the homeowners’ favorite holiday.

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During the project, we replaced damaged soffits, corbels and corner fascia boards, and the decking and railings on the second-floor balcony.

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We also replaced the old wooden gates, fence posts, and perimeter fencing with new custom metal gates, hairpin fencing, and posts anchored in stone bases and sturdy concrete piers.

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Our team added new energy-efficient windows in the first-floor sunroom.

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And the clients’ winged lion gargoyles stand sentry on original, locally quarried capstones.

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The front door was handcrafted by Deines Custom Door to closely match an original door in the home’s foyer.

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The new hardware has a Grande Victorian plate and Parthenon knob, with a matching deadbolt and doorbell in brass.

The team at Wellington-based Artistic Metal fabricated the custom metal fencing, including this manual gate at the front entry.

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All wooden trim, siding, fascia, corbels and soffits are painted Iron Ore a nearly black gray by Sherwin Williams.

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We worked with Trails End Hardscapes to install pavers for the pathways, balcony decking, ground-level seating areas, and the two-track driveway leading from the street to the automatic metal gate.

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Just past that gate is a covered porch (existing) …

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… and the original detached garage.

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We painted the home’s siding and garage door the same Iron Ore used on the rest of the trim, and we replaced the old cellar door with a custom cedar storm door with signature hardware and hinges.

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New gutters and downspouts were painted, too.

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To make the second-floor deck more functional, we installed a new waterproof electrical outlet a rare find on the outside of many older homes.

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WEST MOUNTAIN IS A TREAT ON HALLOWEEN
Mountain Avenue is one of the most popular streets in Fort Collins for trick-or-treating. If you plan to take your little ghosts and goblins door-to-door this year, consider stopping by our clients’ home in the 600 block of West Mountain.

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The house is fully decked out in fun Halloween décor. Be sure to check out the mock headstones and spooky horse-drawn hearse.

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And while you’re in the neighborhood, you can also trick-or-treat at the historic Avery House on Sunday, October 31 from 5-7 p.m.

Whether you build new construction, or remodel what you have, HighCraft’s experienced design-build team is here to help with your project, large or small. Contact HighCraft with questions or to schedule a free consultation.