House 01: 2116 Eastern Parkway, Louisville, KY 40204
Whole House Renovation
1437 Story Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206
502-625-5565 / EldridgeCompany.com
This charming house, a mix of Craftsman and American Foursquare, first attracted the attention of the homeowners because of its “fixer-upper” potential and its proximity to restaurants and Cherokee Park. Once they purchased it, they engaged Eldridge Company, Butchertown-based Design-Build firm. They collaborated closely with Eldridge Company to redesign and effectively reconstruct the entire home, with the objective of marrying current design themes with characteristics that are true to the era of the original house.
Renovation of the first floor focused on transforming the existing living room into a dining room and vice versa, as well as totally reimagining the kitchen. The former kitchen was combined with an outdoor porch, eating area, butler’s pantry and hall for a stunning new kitchen. Custom Amish cabinets with a soap stone countertop, island, Thermador appliances (including a 48-inch double oven commercial range), and a six-foot garden window are a picture perfect example of a masterfully designed and equipped kitchen. A new, two-and a-quarter-inch rift and quarter sawn white oak floor runs throughout the first floor.
The second floor sunroom was reconfigured as a master suite. Two small closets were combined for one large closet, outfitted with beautiful custom shelving and drawer details. The master bath features large format tile, walnut double vanities with marble countertops, a lavish steam shower, and a wall-mounted Kohler toilet in a water closet.
A pass-through, small bathroom and closet were removed to make an elegant and timeless guest bathroom that has a subway tile wall, black and white pinwheel tile floor and custom medicine cabinet with five glass doors.
Third floor unfinished attic space was turned into an additional living area. Two new dormers were added to match existing ones, and vaulted ceilings with LED channel lights create a unique gathering space.
Several doors were repurposed and new ones were milled to match. All original windows were kept and reglazed. Existing trim was stripped of old paint and restored to its original state. The fireplace mantel of the original wood-burning fireplace in the former living room was rebuilt.
Also included in the remodel project was adding a screened porch, moving the laundry from the basement to the first floor, sound insulating between the first and second floors, insulating the entire house with high-efficiency blown-in cellulose, adding a four-zone HVAC system, all new electrical and plumbing, and fully integrating security, A/V and CAT 6e throughout the house, run through Control 4.
Cabinets and Appliances: Century Entertainment & Furnishings
Plumbing Fixtures: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery