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Scott & Nora Murray.

Type of Project:  

Historic renovation of an 1890’s log cabin.

Year Built:  

Built 1890, Renovated 2009


Downtown Crested Butte in the Town of Crested Butte’s Historic Core. Maroon is one of the most historic streets in Crested Butte. 

Unique Challenges:

Historic preservation issues include jacking up the old structure without harming it and pouring a new foundation underneath. Renovating an historic structure is more costly than building a new structure from scratch.  Historic preservation regulations are stringent, not only with the Town of Crested Butte, but also with the State of Colorado. Multiple permits are necessary.

Standout Features:

This is the heart and soul of Crested Butte’s history. This was a great example of improvisation between the creativity of the homeowner and the expertise of the craftsman of Crested Butte Builders.


Collaboration between Johnny Biggers and Nora Murray.

Interior Designer:

Collaboration between Johnny Biggers and Nora Murray.

Landscape Designer:

Scott & Nora Murray.


"After interviewing several builders who had been recommended to us by our architect and others in town, we selected Johnny Biggers and Crested Butte Builders to build our new house in Crested Butte. Not only did we like his approach to the project, we knew from our first meeting with Johnny that we could work well together. As second home owners, we were not able to be on site during the process, and the communication was excellent. The quality, finish, and craftsmanship was excellent, as were all of the subcontractors we worked with. We had such a good experience with Johnny that upon completion of our house, we immediately hired him to do a complete restoration of a 1890's log cabin in town. I guess that speaks volumes about Johnny, the quality of work he does and the enjoyment we had throughout the process." Nora and Scott Murray