HighCraft remodeled this craftsman bungalow in the heart of Old Town Fort Collins. Walls were removed and walkways were widened to create a more open and inviting floor plan.
The Coloradoan newspaper recently featured this project (and our incredible client) in the story “Old Town remodel trendy, traditional” for the Colorado Living section.
Here’s an excerpt:
With HighCraft’s help, the Smithwicks turned the typically small 1923-era kitchen in their home into a Fort Collins cool centerpiece, blending trendy and modern in the Old Town way.
A hallway and bedroom were converted into additional space in the opened-up kitchen.
The existing wood floor, matching that of the rest of the house, was interlaced with new wood so well that Smithwick can’t tell what is new and what is old.
One feature that jumps out when entering the kitchen is a brick wall that used to be covered with plaster.
“It was the end of the house,” Smithwick said. “We asked them if we could take off the plaster and keep the brick wall.
“Then they took off the plaster and said the bricks didn’t look like they were in great shape. But they took the brick wall down, turned all the bricks around and put it back up. They flipped the bricks and it looked incredible. … We love it.”
An alcove in the brick wall led to a small pantry that was created and covered by a stunning, sliding barn door.
The larger kitchen is more stylish, bright and functional, and it boasts increased storage, upgraded appliances, and large French doors to the backyard patio. The adjacent sunroom has a built-in entertainment center that includes bookshelves, storage cabinets and a sleek fireplace insert.
Original fir flooring was salvaged and refinished throughout the main level and carefully laced with new materials. Designer finish selections such as Carrara marble and soapstone countertops, Shaker style door and drawer fronts, and a rustic alder barn door with hammered raw steel track, complement the home’s historic character.
The full article and online photo gallery can be found HERE.