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Barn Builders
Proud Barns To Highlight Colorado Ranches
By Coloradohorseproperty.com

A well-appointed barn built or remodeled on your Colorado ranch property can be one of the most functional, classy possessions that you will ever own.  With its grand dimensions and roofline, your custom barn can complement your Denver ranch home or Old MacDonald's farm and capture the grandeur of Rocky Mountain horse real estate in the background.

Oh, times have changed since the historical, 1880-era Rock Ridge Ranch Barn was built on Franktown, Colorado ranchlands.  It is a rare surviving example of pegged, post and beam construction involving skilled craftsmen.  Today's barn builders in the Denver real estate areas use modern materials such as metal nails!  Today's custom builders can build you whatever you want or cut some corners with a pre-fab metal or steel building system or a pole building.

What do you want in a barn?  What do you need?  The first step is to determine your budget and list the features that you'd like to see.  Then find an expert such as Creative Barn Solutions, Inc., Jim Christner's wonderful family operated company that specializes in the design and construction of custom barns.

Do you need a simple barn, a barn/garage combo, shops, storage, indoor arenas, stalls, horse-friendly stalls, feeders, or doors?  How does your barn look?  Do you want it to match your house?  Do you want a European touch like a cupola or some dormers or yardarms? What kind of roof, siding?  Do you want logs, barked, peeled, trusses, trim?  How about overhead doors or maybe big sliding doors? 

What does the inside look like?  Do you see the saddles neatly hanging up on the log siding?  Do you need insulation?  How about high-tech amenities?  Automatic heated waterers, water consumption monitors, fly spray systems, instant water heaters?  Do you need features like wash rack mats, feeders that tip out or swing, stall mats, daylight drains?

And remember that a barn can wear different cowboy hats.  You can build in lofts, beautiful upstairs living quarters, bathrooms, attics, and workshops. 

Olympia Steel Buildings Systems offers sturdy cost-effective options that allow for a flexible building design within certain parameters.  After outlining your needs, an outer building shell is chosen and modified somewhat to your specifications.  Then the custom work inside the building needs to adapt to the parameters of the frame. 

Lester Buildings manufactures wood-frame buildings simple pole barns to grand custom buildings, and they will give you a quote online.

The fun part about a barn is that no matter how fancy or simple you build it, it will serve you well and probably be the most practical building imaginable—your pride and joy.  And well worth its salt. 


Douglas County homes with Barns for sale

$19,500,000
10687 Evans Ridge RD
Parker, CO 80134
Listing #: 1070850
$6,500,000
2743 N FLINTWOOD RD
Franktown, CO 80116
Listing #: 1010630
$5,600,000
2074 Summit ST
Franktown, CO 80107
Listing #: 1097690
$5,000,000
6700 E SCOTT AVE
Parker, CO 80134
Listing #: 983655
$3,500,000
3450 BIG BEAR DR
Sedalia, CO 80135
Listing #: 1049836
$3,100,000
7300 S PERRY PARK RD
Larkspur, CO 80118
Listing #: 1077471
$2,750,000
7921 LEMON GULCH WAY
Castle Rock, CO 80108
Listing #: 1034899
$2,700,000
6221 S Perry Park BLVD
Larkspur, CO 80118
Listing #: 1112666
$2,400,000
3146 BIG BEAR DR
Sedalia, CO 80135
Listing #: 1012887
$2,250,000
1667 MACOM DR
Sedalia, CO 80135
Listing #: 1117950
$1,999,900
7250 ECHO VILLAGE DR
Larkspur, CO 80118
Listing #: 1026333
$1,995,000
15958 Shadow Mountain Ranc RD
Larkspur, CO 80118
Listing #: 1049117
$1,800,000
4218 S PERRY PARK RD
Sedalia, CO 80135
Listing #: 1119527
$1,649,000
10615 N TOMAHAWK RD
Parker, CO 80138
Listing #: 1115963
$1,590,000
3275 BIG BEAR DR
Sedalia, CO 80135
Listing #: 1051310
$1,500,000
1605 CREEDMOOR CT
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Listing #: 1084171
$1,495,000
7076 E INSPIRATION DR
Parker, CO 80138
Listing #: 1107917
$1,475,000
11511 E FOLSOM POINT LN
Franktown, CO 80116
Listing #: 1116593
$1,450,000
9191 E HIGHWAY 86
Franktown, CO 80116
Listing #: 1101540
$1,399,500
9565 OAK SPRINGS TRL
Franktown, CO 80116
Listing #: 1084548
$1,375,000
1391 ELK VIEW RD
Larkspur, CO 80118
Listing #: 1119072
$1,375,000
10259 E STATE HIGHWAY 86
Franktown, CO 80116
Listing #: 1090208
$1,299,500
810 N PERRY PARK RD
Sedalia, CO 80135
Listing #: 1095579
$1,299,000
5555 LAKE GULCH RD
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Listing #: 1015264
$1,250,000
7250 FOX CREEK TRL
Franktown, CO 80116
Listing #: 1071433
$1,200,000
1800 W PERRY PARK AVE
Larkspur, CO 80118
Listing #: 1121675
$1,199,000
7950 FOX CREEK TRL
Franktown, CO 80116
Listing #: 1056443
$1,150,000
2940 CASTLE BUTTE DR
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Listing #: 1119993
$1,075,000
15293 ShadowMountain Ranch RD
Larkspur, CO 80118
Listing #: 1070407
$1,050,000
3459 S LAKE GULCH RD
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Listing #: 1117951
$1,025,000
13800 S PERRY PARK RD
Larkspur, CO 80118
Listing #: 1108343
$1,000,000
9329 ARABIAN RUN
Franktown, CO 80116
Listing #: 1083086
$1,000,000
9629 E TOM TOM DR
Parker, CO 80138
Listing #: 1116299
$999,000
2221 BIG BEAR DR
Sedalia, CO 80135
Listing #: 1112922
$999,000
771 CORONADO DR
Sedalia, CO 80135
Listing #: 1073353
$999,000
9240 N Apache RD
Parker, CO 80138
Listing #: 1115499
$999,000
8368 S Perry Park RD
Larkspur, CO 80118
Listing #: 1027148
$995,990
7900 FOX CREEK TRL
Franktown, CO 80116
Listing #: 1061673
$995,000
6117 N CROWFOOT VALLEY RD
Parker, CO 80134
Listing #: 1068840
$990,000
10997 SPRUCE MOUNTAIN RD
Larkspur, CO 80118
Listing #: 1094078


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