The historic renovation of the Alligator House in Grand Junction came from the our clients desire to correct previous remodels of the homes main level bedroom layout while also updating the kitchen to fit the original craftsman period of the home. For this renovation R.G. Cowan’s team worked closely with Timeless Millworks of Grand Junction to create a modern work of art in a historic craftsman style. The details for this renovation include 1/4 sawn white oak cabinets with a glazed finish, a custom radius beam with integrated lighting, custom walnut butcher block Island and prep sink, soapstone counter tops custom steel shelving, a Wolf and Subzero appliance package, new Fir floors, and in-floor radiant heat.

William and Hatti G. Murr built this Tudor style home in 1926. Mrs. Murr was recognized as one of the first women in the country to direct her own funeral establishment. Mr. Murr established the Murr Buick and Pontiac dealership. This home was called the alligator house because Jewell Willsea, the second owner, had two alligators as pets. The exterior of this home remains unchanged. 

During construction, the details of renovating historic homes