House 10: 2801 Mayo Lane, Prospect, Kentucky 40059
11802 Brinley Avenue, Suite 201, Louisville, KY 40243
502-649-1754 / PennyLove.net
Penny Love, of Design Innovations, saw what many other people could not see in this home that is at least 117 years old. She immediately looked beyond the very dark kitchen’s dated white cabinets, green Formica countertops, green and white asphalt floor tiles, antiquated lighting and appliances that were long past their prime.
By removing a load bearing wall, she was able to open up the kitchen to set the stage for it to become a showstopper of design. Closing up a window freed up space to extend the cabinetry so that the room exhibited a newly established symmetry. Eliminating a door to an adjoining room made it possible to create a charming breakfast room.
After the load bearing wall was removed, the existing beam was wrapped in wood and a false beam was installed to provide visual balance.
The kitchen has a clean, sophisticated atmosphere featuring off-white custom cabinets with self-closing drawers and doors that are detailed by beaded inset doors extending to the ceiling, making the ceiling appear higher. The subtle cabinet color is paired with a mostly soft cream background Dolce Vita quartzite that has shades of taupe, gray and dark cream, and polished nickel hardware that matches the faucets. That countertop surface is also used for the six-inch backsplash except over the range where it is full-height and uniquely curved to meet the countertops, all of which have a detailed edge.
Appliances include a commercial style Wolf dual fuel 48-inch range with two ovens, Wolf drawer microwave, Asko dishwasher and SubZero icemaker and integrated SubZero refrigerator.
Old pine flooring in the former sunroom, now the breakfast room/sitting area, was removed. The floor was leveled and covered with four-inch white oak. The sunroom’s expansive windows and French doors that overlook the patio and yard make it the ideal place to relax and enjoy being surrounded by the beauty nature.
Appliances: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
Appliance Installation: L & L Services
Cabinets: Hickory Valley Woodworking
Countertops: McDonald Marble & Stone
Drywall: Advance Drywall
Electric: Corrigan Electric Co.
Flooring: Rex Owen Flooring
Framing: Al Allgeier & Sons
Hardware: Willis Klein Showrooms
HVAC: Prudential Heating & Air
Interior Design and Furnishings: Penny Love, Design Innovations
Lighting: Brecher’s Lighting
Painting: Chris Coffman Painting
Plumbing: Dauenhauer Plumbing
Trim: Dale Wuchterl Carpentry