Norton Commons House 1 – Portoghesi

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David Ramage
Ramage Company

Interior Designer:
Leslie Cotter Dorazil
Leslie Cotter Interiors

3,563 square feet
5 bedrooms
4 bathrooms

Home Highlights:
1. Gorgeous Italianate design with covered front porch, upper level balconies, first floor terrace and abundant natural light with approximately 50 windows and exterior doors

2. Incredible kitchen featuring fully integrated and paneled appliances with marble slab counters and backsplash and deep walk-in pantry

3. Bowed second floor balcony and inset dining room bay window that overlooks terrace and Emerald Park

4. Unique ceiling treatments throughout, including vaulted master ceiling accented with oak beams and coffered ceiling in living room

5. Paneled study off foyer with bay window and direct access to bath

6. Luxurious owner’s suite with bay window and huge his-and-hers walk-in closet, exquisite patterned cement tile in master bath and custom iron grating on shower enclosure

7. Second floor loft with kitchenette and state-of-the-art audio/visual technology

8. Three bedrooms featured on second level, one that walks out to upper level balcony

Portoghesi transports homeowners to an incredible two-story escape reminiscent of an overseas exploration into the Italian countryside, where bowed balconies and terraces offer plenty of room to breathe in the beauty of Ramage Company’s unique creation. With approximately 50 windows and exterior doors, David Ramage has ensured the home welcomes natural light to illuminate its interior spaces, which are thoughtfully designed to make a busy family’s lifestyle more enjoyable.

The gorgeous Italianate design features a spacious, covered front porch, and side and front balconies overlooking Emerald Park. A large terrace gracefully connects the yard and streetscape, and white painted brick with intricate brick accents highlights the exterior. A bay window adds character and the white railing on the balconies and porch adds further interest. Inside, guests are treated to a welcoming foyer that leads to a paneled study with a large bay window and built-ins, creating a beautiful place to work from home. It also offers a large walk-in closet and direct access to a bath. The coffered ceiling living room showcases a beautiful hearth and an abundance of windows. The spacious gathering area walks out to the terrace, where it’s easy to imagine enjoying time with friends and family after dinner.

The kitchen is certainly a chef’s dream with a deep, walk-in pantry, fully integrated and paneled appliances, marble slab counters and an elegant backsplash. Family members will no doubt gather around the island to see what’s cooking for dinner, while guests will enjoy being served within the incredible inset dining room bay that overlooks the terrace. A wet bar offers an added space for prepping appetizers and drinks. The back entrance of the home features a mud room with built-ins, while a spacious laundry with a sink and window making washing and drying clothes less of a chore. The garage features a room that can be used for storage or a workshop. European design influences highlight the main level master suite, which is accessed through a private entrance and features a vaulted ceiling accented with oak beams. Homeowners will enjoy a bay window and a huge his-and-hers walk-in closet with a built-in bench and window. Exquisite patterned cement tile in the master bath and custom iron grating on shower enclosure continue the luxurious feel of the suite, which also walks out to the terrace.

Upstairs, an invitation awaits to step out onto Portoghesi’s bowed side balcony and check out the views of Emerald Park and the gracious terraced landscape below. A second floor loft includes a kitchenette and a closet, creating an ideal upper level family room or place for the kids to host friends and enjoy the incorporated state-of-the-art audio/visual technology. Three bedrooms are featured upstairs, one with a private bath and two that share a Jack-and-Jill bath. A hallway leads to the spacious front balcony where afternoon naps or private time can be enjoyed on lazy Saturdays.

Outfitted with geothermal heating and air, high performance windows and a zip system in the roof and walls, Portoghesi is constructed to help save on energy costs. Gracefully designed inside and out, this magnificent home commands respect and appreciation for its elegance, while encouraging an easy-going, carefree desire to sit back, relax and simply enjoy life.

Appliances: Ferguson
Ceramic/Tile/Marble: Louisville Tile Company (tile); All Modern (marble)
Concrete (craftsmanship): Wade’s Speciality Concrete
Countertops: Trademark Universal Stone
Financing: First Capital Bank of Kentucky
Finish carpenter: LSC, Inc.
Floor: Premier Flooring
Furnishings: Market on National
Interior Lighting: Ferguson
Interior Trim: Cox Interior
Kitchen Cabinetry: Cornerstone Kitchen & Bath
Landscaping: Jones Landscape & Design
Masonry: Francisco Ruiz
Painter: Ramos Contracting
Plant Containers: Nique Freese
Realtor: Norton Commons Realty
Roofer: Cesar De La Torre
Theatre System: Vivid Sight & Sound
Tile Installer: Borcherding Contracting
Windows: Metro Window Company