2017 Tour of Remodeled Homes – House 02


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House 02: 2319 Village Drive, Louisville, KY 40205
Whole House Remodel with Addition to Kitchen

Brent Jones
GreatHouse Inc.
13402 Creekview Road, Prospect, KY 40059
502-228-8425 / GreatHouseInc.com
Registered Builder/Remodeler

The empty nesters had lived in this house, built in 1936, for about 25 years without making any major improvements. Renovation of the entire house resulted in a stunning home marked by classic style and lovely details.

Bumping out the kitchen enabled the space to be considerably enlarged. Arches were added leading to the kitchen and the door to the back yard was relocated. Addressing the structural issue of a sagging floor, steel columns in the basement and multiple I-beams in the kitchen ceiling were installed to support the addition and the second floor. A triple window was replaced and double French doors now open onto pavers that tie into the walkway.

White semi-Shaker cabinets run to the ceiling and are highlighted by an engineered quartz countertop. Tongue and groove, pegged random width white oak floor is subtly distinctive. Double wall ovens and an island with a down-draft cooktop and a vegetable sink are much appreciated elements for the homeowner who plans to spend more time in the kitchen.

A single swing door was removed and the opening to the dining room was widened. Picture mould was removed and reinstalled to match the living room, and wainscoting was added. Custom baseboards were crafted to replicate others on the first floor.

The closet in the master bedroom was reconfigured for easier accessibility. Framing and Icynene spray foam insulation was added in a former bedroom that is now a guest room/office.

Each of the three second floor rooms has its own thermostat as part of the new whole house HVAC system. Three full baths were completely remodeled.

Lighting throughout the house was improved. The home now features all new plumbing and a new electrical system. Also incorporated into the renovation is a window added to the back hall, placement of concrete steps to improve the headroom leading to the basement, sanding and refinishing all floors, and prewiring electric to the current screen porch for future enclosure.

The basement was repurposed for exercise and utility rooms. It was also insulated with Icynene insulation and wired for a future bourbon bar and a book storage room.

Also integrated into the remodel was Icynene insulation into open walls and attic, waterproofing the perimeter of the basement, improving drainage around the rear of the house, excavating the existing crawl space to increase clearance below floor joists, removing asbestos floor tile in the basement and asbestos tape on old duct work, relocating the electric meter from the basement to the exterior of the house and moving the outside air/conditioning units to the end of the house.

Appliances: GE, Century Entertainment & Furnishings
Architect: Mary Herd Jackson AIA
Basement Waterproofing: United Dynamics
Cabinets: Century Entertainment & Furnishings
Carpet & LVT: ProSource
Electric: Shacklette Electric
Flooring: Bluegrass Wood Floors Inc.
HVAC: Prudential Heating & Air
Insulation: Graber Insealators of Louisville
Interior Design: KFR Design
Paint: Benjamin Moore, Dates Hikes Point Paint
Painting: Patterson Painting
Plumbing: Jackson Plumbing
Plumbing Fixtures: Moen, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting
Roofing: A-1 Home Improvements
Security System and Data: Super Home Systems
Tile: The Tile Shop; Tile Installation: McDowell Tile
Windows and Doors: Atteberry Smith – Eagle Windows and Doors