Ron met a man named Smoky who owned a few buildings in Georgetown, CO and was looking to sell one. The timing was perfect, the passion was real and we thought it would be a great opportunity to
"fix her up" and "lease her out".
We closed on August 4, 2020, drove up to Georgetown, opened a bottle of Ron's favorite bourbon (Blanton's) and we marveled at this amazing building from the 1800's that had now become a part of our family. We named her ROSE.
We called our friend Gene and asked if we could commission a watercolor painting of ROSE the way Ron envisioned her looking.
As we searched for the perfect frame we came across some cool lettering, some roses and the most amazing bar! Thus began our journey to where we are today.
Ron began the long process of cleaning out the building and found so many treasures that he decided they should be honored and thus the creation of the upstairs TREASURE ROOM. He took some old wood and created lamps, the buckboard of a wagon became the back of the 511 ROSE sign. He found a crate FULL of paperwork from the late 1800's - early 1900's and created notebooks full of history. He also found a special picture...that was under a bed...that was under a pile of wood in the basement. I named him Oliver.
And thus began the journey to keep ROSE in the family because an attachment had formed, ideas culminated and the bond grew.
Ron began the long arduous task of deconstruction and reconstruction. He removed the ceiling from the previous dining room and brought ROSE back to her original design.
He had the vision in his head.... the front porch, looking out at the barn with the old cars in the yard.
Plus if you have a front porch, you've got to have a guitar player!
Being an electrician in a former life, Ron set out to make sure what wiring wasn't working was removed before hiring Piper Electric to come in and do it right.
Ron added insulation in the attic, he had the kitchen wrapped in stainless steel, plus the plumbing needed updating and WAIT -- we need a logo!!!
There was framing, drywalling, drywall finishing and painting. There was an upstairs bathroom to update, a Treasure Room to build, ceilings to be done, upstairs floors to be laid and the HARDEST PART OF ALL was removing 100+ years of flooring on the main level to get back to the ORIGINAL floor. Ron spent endless hours on his knees handling this back breaking task!
And this is how ROSE came to be!
Come in and see the finished product. Have a drink, a bite to eat and take a picture or two.
Our tables, chairs, wall art, car bars, etc. are all for sale --items you will have a hard time finding anywhere else and for that we owe Eric and Tony who have vision and creativity beyond your wildest dreams.
*Check out the slide show below
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