Reclaimed Log Cabin Finds New Home at Wilder on the Taylor
Beyond the shimmering snow covered meadow, beneath the towering peaks of the Rocky Mountains, and nestled up to the bank of the graceful Taylor River, an old west treasure has found a new home. Parcel 13, at Wilder on the Taylor is the new resting place for a timeless log cabin rich with history. Not only will the owners have a family legacy to fill with memories while enjoying lifestyle at Wilder, they will also have quite a story to share with future generations of the remarkable transformation of their historic riverfront home.
Originally built in the 1940’s by Sherman Cranor, this true western Colorado cabin has had quite a life. Lavish for its time, the cabin remained where it was originally built on Crystal Creek, until 2009. This rich piece of hand hewn history was headed for demolition when Scott Hargrove, President of Hargrove Construction had the idea to dismantle and store it until the perfect opportunity arose to give it life once again.
When the owners of parcel 13 met with him about the riverfront home they envisioned building on their gorgeous piece of Wilder on the Taylor, he knew this was the opportunity he had been waiting for to revive the old cabin. Jen Hartman of Sunlit Architecture along with builder Scott Hargrove have merged beauty and nostalgia into an exquisite 3 bedroom log home.
It was a wonderful process of trying to understand the existing structure, bringing the log structure up to current code standards and then building the existing and additional spaces to compliment the original cabin. –Jen Hartman.
The project has not been without its share of challenges. When the cabin was dismantled each log was tagged and labeled to make for easy reconstruction. During the five years of storage the plastic tags did not quite weather as well as the beautiful pieces of aged lumber. Hargrove said “it’s a bit like a jigsaw puzzle.” Luckily, they had taken many photographs of the structure before it was dismantled and were able to make a skeleton drawing of the structure which has served as a blueprint to the resurrection.
Well worth the extra effort, this one of a kind home will feature three bedrooms, an outdoor chef’s kitchen, 3 car garage, stone fireplaces, and expansive porches on which they will fully enjoy the outdoor lifestyle here at Wilder on the Taylor. Adorned with history and modern amenities, this reclaimed home is sure to make the perfect place to create lasting family memories and continue the legacy of the cabin.
“We look forward to the completion of this home and their family becoming a part of our ranch community here at Wilder on the Taylor. This home continues to belaced into the history of the Taylor Canyon by its’ new life amid the stunning landscape at Wilder on the Taylor. Our vision is to preserve and protect the land and heritage of this wonderful treasure that we have been entrusted,” commented Ron Welborn, Vice President and Partner.