Norton Commons House 15 – Douceur de Vivre


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Douceur de Vivre
Mark Simpson
Simpson Builders, Inc.

Interior Designer:
Tracie Stoll
Cleverly Inspired

3,237 square feet
4 bedrooms
3.5 baths

Home Highlights:
1. Light, open feel with numerous windows and 12-foot ceilings in great room and master bedroom

2. Extensive trim details throughout and multiple ceilings with unique treatments, including a beamed and vaulted kitchen ceiling

3. Master sitting area separated from bedroom by double barn doors and leaded glass transom

4. Reading nook on stair landing and second floor gaming area

5. Spacious covered side porch with stone fireplace, accessible from master sitting area, dining space and kitchen with views from living room

6. Master suite with dressing area and convenient access to farmhouse laundry

7. Traditional front exterior with full-length covered porch

8. Purposefully designed, spacious home with formal foyer entry highlighted by a wood ceiling

Douceur de Vivre encourages homeowners to appreciate the sweetness of life among its plentiful spaces designed to inspire, engage and entertain the whole family. Simpson Builders showcases their signature trim details throughout the four-bedroom home, highlighted with unique ceiling treatments and rustic accents such as barn doors and beams and a side porch with a stone fireplace. Mark Simpson makes the most of every square inch, delivering quality craftsmanship and attention to detail throughout Douceur de Vivre.

A gorgeous front facade features a full-length front porch with a unique ceiling that serves as a gracious venue to enjoy views of the park and visits with neighbors. A 3/4 glass front door highlighted with a transom ushers guests into a formal foyer with a wood ceiling, coat closet and windowed nook. The living room offers a warm welcome with a beautiful hearth flanked with built-ins and windows. There’s plenty of space to greet old friends and enjoy some time catching up before dinner. Twelve-foot ceilings in both the great room and master, along with plentiful windows throughout create an open, airy feel to the home. A large, covered side porch with an outdoor fireplace is accessible from the kitchen, dining room and master suite sitting room. Windows in the living room and kitchen allow the outdoor living area to be admired from several interior spaces, including a wet bar in the kitchen.

The culinary station is highlighted by a beamed and vaulted, one-of-a-kind kitchen ceiling and showcases a kitchen island, beautiful cabinetry and a walk-in pantry. The spacious dining area serves as the heart of the home. Down the hall, an antique mirrored half bath offers an elegant touch to the lower level, while a spacious farmhouse laundry with a window and sink and a mud room with built-ins offer continued style and function. The master suite features tall ceilings and a sitting area separated from the bedroom by double barn doors and a leaded glass transom. The uniquely designed space walks out to the covered porch through French doors, further emphasizing Douceur de Vivre’s European-inspired sense of style. The master suite also features a dressing area, his-and-hers vanities, a separate shower and tub and custom linen cabinet and walk-in closet.

Upstairs, a reading nook and gaming area on the landing offer a great place for kids to unwind after a busy school day. Three bedrooms, each with triple windows and spacious closets are featured, along with a private bath for one and a Jack-and-Jill bath for the other two. The unfinished lower level offers additional room for storage or future expansion, while an irrigation system keeps the lawn looking its best. Equipped with spray foam insulation, an energy recovery unit and geothermal heating and cooling, Douceur de Vivre helps homeowners save money on energy costs. With spaces specifically designed for everyone to stay organized, this home also offers plenty of areas intended for fun and relaxation in a truly inspiring environment that makes the most of everyday living.

Appliances: The Trend Appliance Co.
Ceramic/Tile/Marble: Louisville Tile
Concrete: Phillip Osbourne
Financing: Stock Yards Bank
Flooring: Premier Flooring
Furnishings: Ethan Allen
Interior Design: Tracie Stoll, Cleverly Inspired
Interior Lighting: Brecher’s Lighting
Interior Trim: Wholesale Hardwood Interiors (supplier); Larry Hibbard (installer)
Kitchen Cabinetry: Countryside Cabinets
Landscaping: Searcy Sod
Painter: Nick Creager
Roofer: Eclipse Roofing
Windows: Metro Windows