Part 4: Family Farmhouse Remodel, Final Reveal

The HighCraft team finished the complete renovation of this circa 1900 farmhouse east of Fort Collins, and we’re delighted to give you a virtual tour. Before we head inside, here’s a quick look at the exterior transformation.

EXTERIOR

before after exterior farmhouse south facade

The original front door was removed to create a sunny reading nook off the living room (more on that later).

before after exterior farmhouse southwest facade

At the homeowners’ request, HighCraft preserved the bones and character of the original farmhouse, including rooflines and the exterior paint color.

before after exterior farmhouse remodel east facade

Exterior updates include a new shingled roof, covered porch, board and batten siding, windows and outdoor lighting, sliding glass patio doors and a 270-s.f. master suite.

exterior porch entry to mudroom

The porch covers the new front entrance, which opens into a remodeled mudroom designed to capture dirty boots, wet jackets and laundry.

MUDROOM

farmhouse mudroom new appliances vintage sink

The original vintage utility sink is still in use, holding its own next to modern-day appliances in the laundry area of the mudroom.

KITCHEN

before kitchen farmhouse remodel_double photo

(Before) The only bathroom in the house was located right off the kitchen. Counter space was limited, everything was dated, and the kitchen would bottleneck when friends and family came over.

farmhouse transitional kitchen dining room

(After) The new kitchen is bright, modern and open with plenty of work surfaces. Vintage touches like the white farmhouse sink with apron, combined with rustic bar stools, eclectic light fixtures and variable-width plank flooring, create a modern farmhouse kitchen.

white blue farmhouse kitchen remodel dining room

The “X” barn-door detail on the island, and the custom shiplap range hood, also complement the farmhouse design.

farmhouse kitchen remodel paneled vent hood

Maple shaker cabinets are finished in Sherwin Williams “Dark Night” blue (base cabinets) and “Snowbound” white (upper cabinets).

white kitchen island tractor seat bar stool

Rustic, reclaimed boxcar butcher block makes a statement as the island countertop.

blue lower cabinets kitchen island nickel pulls

Simple, brushed nickel bin pulls on flat-panel drawers put the “modern” in modern farmhouse design.

farmhouse kitchen remodel blue white cabinets wood vent

Articulating, swing-arm wall sconces in English bronze from The Light Center are practical and add character.

pendant lights clear globes dining room

Firefly globe pendants with Edison bulbs hang from two black iron canopies over the dining room table.

kitchen white farmhouse sink sprayer faucet

The farmhouse sink has a pull-down, spring-coil sprayer faucet – and a view of the family farm when you do the dishes.

LIVING ROOM

before living room farmhouse remodel

(Before) The old floorplan was awkward, including two guest bedrooms located right off the living room. Walls that defined and divided rooms made the home feel dark and compartmentalized.

farmhouse living room dining room reading nook kitchen island

(After) HighCraft worked with homeowners Evin and Erin to create a floorplan that removed walls, increased natural light, and separated the living and sleeping areas.

farmhouse open concept floorplan remodel

The south (left) half of the house was designed as the living and entertaining area where friends and family can gather. The rooms north (right) of the kitchen are for sleeping and personal care, including a new master suite with master bedroom, walk-in closet and curbless shower.

armhouse living room reading nook barn doors

Fewer walls allow larger windows in the new open-concept floorplan to flood the home with natural light.

FRONT ENTRY

dated dark entry before farmhouse remodel

(Before) The old front entry was dark and dated with wood-veneer paneling that covered every inch of the walls and ceiling.

reading nook farmhouse remodel

(After) HighCraft replaced the old front entry with a new reading nook.

open barn doors farmhouse remodel reading nook

The reading nook’s sliding barn doors add warmth and interest to the large, open living area, and are a natural addition to this modern farmhouse.

MAIN BATHROOM

bathroom before farmhouse remodel

(Before) The old bathroom was dated and located in an awkward spot – right off the busy kitchen.

bathroom remodel white subway tile artisan floor tile

(After) The main bathroom boasts gorgeous artisan floor tiles and much-needed privacy in its new location off the hallway.

 NEW MASTER SUITE

The 270-s.f. master suite addition provides a relaxing retreat for the homeowners and a second bathroom in the home.

master bathroom curbless shower glass door natural vanity gold pendants

The curbless shower features a custom frameless glass door by Black’s Glass, dual shower heads, recessed shelf, and floor to ceiling tile.

master bathroom vanity peek into bedroom

The simple style and natural wood of the vanity and floating shelf feel clean and spa-like.

master bathroom wire cage brass pendant light

Wire-cage pendant lights in brushed brass flank the custom mirror.

simple master bedroom platform bed

The master bedroom is minimalistic, with a bay of windows to catch the sunrise – a perfect way to start any day on the farm.

WHAT DO THE HOMEOWNERS SAY?

Feit farmhouse owners Horsetooth Fort Collins 2018

“We are loving being back in our home!” Erin says. The couple plans to put a big comfy chair in the sunny southwest corner of the living room, a special place they call Papa’s Corner in honor of Evin’s grandfather.

“We had about ten friends come over to celebrate with us the day after we moved [back] in. It was so cool to have everyone be able to gather in the kitchen, which we never would have been able to do before.”

Erin and Evin prepared a big Thanksgiving-style meal for their friends in their new kitchen, and everyone sat around the island and visited while they cooked.

“It finally feels like the gathering place we dreamed of,” Erin says.

And Evin, the fourth generation of her family to live in the home, reflects on what it means to preserve the farmhouse and honor family. “When we look around the house, we love that we can still see the influences of the farm family history. Our home is now a place we can pursue our dream of community that will be fueled by a culture of love and spirit of grace, set in motion by my great-grandfather, Fred Feit.”

“Erin and I are overjoyed with how our home turned out from HighCraft,” Evin adds. “I can rest assured knowing generations to come in the Feit family will carry on our heritage and culture on the land we adore. Cheers to a full table!”

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We want to thank our incredible clients – Evin and Erin Feit – who were amazing throughout the entire process. We hope you enjoy your beautiful new living space for years to come.

For additional project photos and backstory, be sure to explore Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of this blog series.

If you or someone you know is thinking about remodeling an existing home, or building brand new construction, contact HighCraft for a free consultation.

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