A New Build in Old Town: Part 6


So much has happened at Mike and Debbie’s jobsite over the last two months, and their custom home is nearly complete – more than one month ahead of schedule.


Today’s post features progress highlights, including the installation of a massive bronze bear sculpture on the second-floor terrace.

For more background about the project and our wonderful homeowners, explore Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5 of this blog series.


Last month, our interior trim carpenters were busy installing doors, base and case trim, cabinetry hardware, stair railing caps, closet shelving and more.


January was all about tile installation, too, including the wet bar backsplash in the living room (above left), the powder bath (middle), the guest bathroom (right) …


… and the master bathroom (above).


Our team also installed the metal and veneer custom fireplace surround in the sitting room next to the kitchen.


On the second floor, we added the railing, installed pavers, and finished the exterior stone wall around the gas fireplace on the master bedroom terrace.


This was a big month for interior paint and stain, too, including the overhead beams and tongue-and-groove ceiling in the master bedroom.


One of the most challenging days, as well as one of the most rewarding, was the successful installation of Mike and Debbie’s bear sculpture on the second-floor terrace.


Using a crane with a boom, our crew carefully maneuvered the heavy bear over the roof, through the framed opening, and between three walls of glass windows, to safely place the sculpture onto its base.


The large bronze is by acclaimed Loveland wildlife artist and sculptor Dan Ostermiller.


Mike and Debbie will be able to enjoy the bronze bear from their outdoor seating area on the terrace …


… as well as from the second-floor window bench (left), upstairs landing (middle) and master bathroom (right). A second bear sculpture, a smaller companion piece, will stand sentry at the front entry to the home.



This month, we were busy completing a lot of detail work, including plumbing and light fixture installations, and so much more.


We love the light fixtures that Mike and Debbie selected, including this stunning custom chandelier by IronGlass Lighting that hangs in the stairwell.


Mike and Debbie’s walk-in closet is nearly finished …


… and the shower glass is in.


Outside, the crew installed the outdoor grill frame and countertop.


And we finished the patio pavers around the natural gas fire feature.


Stay tuned to this blog series for the FINAL REVEAL, including Mike and Debbie’s amazing kitchen!

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