The Ledford Residence
Turning a Log Home into Rustic Retreat
When custom home builder Gary Ledford moved from California to Colorado, he began planting his roots in the small town of Cripple Creek. Surrounded by mountains and lush forest, Gary’s unique log cabin is self-built and full of the landscape’s character. It’s five stories consist of multiple additions including five wooden garage doors installed by NationServe during an earlier project.
Featuring a hot tub and seating area, Gary’s spa room needed to keep the heat in and the cold out during winter months. He also wanted the ability to open the doors during summer for full indoor and outdoor entertaining.
NationServe installed three 14′ x 9′ insulated tempered glass garage doors along with a smaller 4′ x 10′ garage door to complete the picturesque project. A push button operator with LiftMaster 3800 openers on it allow the glass panels to operate electronically, exposing the room to fresh mountain air when desired.
“Gary came to us with an idea in mind and allowed me and his carpenter to be a part of the design and build process. The end result was a happy customer and a beautiful spa enclosure.” -John Love, Outside Sales Representative at NationServe of Colorado
To blend the tempered glass doors with the cabin’s existing rustic aesthetic, NationServe powder coated all of the doors in a forest green colour. The track, hinges, hangers, struts, and fasteners were all painted the same green to match. The warm earth tones of the logs and custom stone siding paired with the new doors’ complementary coating truly accented the cabin’s addition.
During installation, NationServe also chiseled the wiring into the logs and covered over it with 1′ x 6′ Cedar siding to create a cohesive and natural look. For the corner doors, it was important to get the right amount of lift as one door had to bypass overtop of the other when opening.
After installing wooden garage doors during an earlier addition and returning to complete the tempered glass door spa project, NationServe continues to help Gary bring his custom log cabin dreams to life.
Complementary powder coating and accessories allow the new doors to blend seamlessly into Gary’s existing design and bring lots of light into his spa room. Through five days on site and working collaboratively with contractors, NationServe was able to deliver a custom cabin install that was a natural fit for the homeowner.
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