Norton Commons House 16 – Chelsea Cottage


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Chelsea Cottage
John P. Waller
J.P. Waller Design Group

Interior Designer:
John P. Waller
J.P. Waller Design Group

2,850 square feet
3 bedrooms
2.5 bathrooms

Home Highlights:
1. Charming cottage exterior showcased through detailed shake siding, unique windows with diamond pattern and full-length front porch with designated “tea room” space

2. Formal foyer entry that opens to spacious living room with fireplace and hardwood flooring repurposed fencing from Claiborne Farms

3. Beautiful covered porch with hearth, accessible by double door entries from kitchen and owner’s suite

4. Kitchen outfitted with large island as well as a wet bar servicing dining room and entrance to covered porch

5. Efficiently organized rear entry with desk space, built-ins, broom closet and large laundry

6. Incredible owner’s suite with fireplace and master bath shower that features a one-of-a-kind backlit resin tile that was specifically engineered for Homearama and
capable of approximately five million color combinations

7. Upper level loft space and large bedrooms with walk-in closets, one that features a custom built-in bed

8. Potential for lower level family room and guest suite with full bathroom

Don’t be surprised if, come 4 p.m., neighbors flock to Chelsea Cottage for High Tea. Who wouldn’t want a good excuse to visit within the incredible residence built by J.P. Waller Design Group and steeped in a unique floor plan that summons friends and family to sit down and stay a while? Graceful living areas inside and out, including a glassed-in tea room and second floor loft, reflect the attention to detail that John P. Wallers offers to this three-bedroom home.

The charming cottage-style exterior is accented with Hardie shake siding and large porch columns that complement the unique panel detail and diamond patterned windows. A gorgeous front door accented with sidelights beckons guests to explore its interior spaces, where 100-year-old reclaimed hardwood flooring runs throughout the first floor, including the great room, which hosts repurposed fencing from Claiborne Farms, the resting place of legendary Secretariat. A formal foyer entry with a built-in bench and coat closet opens up to the great room, which boasts a fireplace surrounded by built-ins and access to the unique glassed-in porch. Just beyond, the living space also features views of the covered porch with an outdoor fireplace and spacious entertainment area, accessible from both the kitchen and the owner’s suite. Inside, the family chef will enjoy views of the covered porch as well while prepping dinner at the large center island. Beautiful cabinetry and design extras, including unique built-ins flanking the entry to the outdoor space and a wet bar that services the dining room, make this combined kitchen and dining space a truly enjoyable venue to prepare and host meals. The back entry of the home features more built-ins in the mud room area and a pocket office that motivates homeowners to stay organized. A spacious laundry with a window and sink and a three-car garage contribute to promoting the organizational theme.

The owner’s suite is tucked beyond a private hallway and features a beautiful fireplace. A pocket door leads to the master bath where translucent tile with custom designed backlighting in the shower is capable of producing literally millions of color combinations. It’s a beautiful way to begin the morning, while a good, long soak in the unique stainless steel bathtub is the perfect ending to a hectic day. A large walk-in closet completes the master suite. The staircase features a custom designed balustrade, offering a graceful journey upstairs, where a spacious loft area with custom built-ins offers an ideal second floor family room, homework station or media room. Two additional bedrooms with walk-in closets share a double vanity bath. One of the bedrooms features a custom built-in bed. The unfinished lower level offers potential for expanding living and hosting space.

Outfitted with geothermal heating and air, Chelsea Cottage is sure to save owners money on energy costs. Uniquely crafted with plenty of design “extras,” this home will no doubt be a favorite venue for family and friends to celebrate special occasions or just the simple events that life delivers among its beautiful and thoughtfully planned spaces.

Appliances: Century Entertainment & Furnishings
Ceramic/Tile: Louisville Tile, Robin Straub
Closet Design: J.P. Waller Design Group and A G Glass & Mirror
Financing: Century Bank
Floor: Owen Hardwood Flooring (installation)
Furnishings: Digs Home and Garden
Interior Design: J.P. Waller Design Group
Interior Lighting: J.P. Waller Design Group and Digs Home & Garden
Interior Trims: Keebler Interior Trim
Kitchen Cabinetry: Louisville Cabinet Tree
Landscaping: David Butcher
Masonry: Torres Construction
Outdoor Living Area: Digs Home and Garden
Painter: Tharp Painting and Progresso Painters
Realtor: Norton Commons Realty
Roofer: Alex Framing & Roofing
Windows: Metro Window Company