2018 Tour of Remodeled Homes – House 15

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Project Address: 1716 Rivercrest Court, Prospect, KY 40059

Project: Basement Remodel


Tom Waller
Signature Crafted Homes
5964 Timber Ridge Dr, Suite 101, Prospect, Kentucky 40059
502-643-6181 / SignatureCraftedHomes.com
Registered Builder


This 2,800 square foot basement, which has four French doors that open onto a patio, is a fascinating deviation from the traditional style of the first and second floors of the home. The renovated space is a retreat for all to enjoy for entertaining or relaxing.

For about a quarter of the renovated space, Signature Crafted homes created an area that is reminiscent of the unique design of the Biltmore estate. Setting the scene are two sets of doors, stained wood walls, navy blue cabinets, granite countertop and antique all-brass faucets. The kitchen is equipped with two wine refrigerators, ice machine, dishwasher and Advantium oven. On the back wall are floating shelves that display a collection of wine and whiskey bottles. Because the homeowners are tall, the bar was built about eight inches higher than is standard.

One of the main challenges in the remodel was to implement a heavy glass component into the design concept. A custom window pane grid system separates the bar from a wine room. It was important that the grids present a custom appearance without being individual panes.

The wine room, which has a private sitting area and holds up to 350 bottles, is maintained at optimum temperature by an air conditioner and humidifier that are independent of the HVAC system elsewhere on the lower level.

A three-quarter-inch Tennessee premanufactured wood floor runs throughout the bar and the main room where a horizontal electric fireplace imparts a contemporary splash. The same stone used on the walls of the wine room reappears on the fireplace surround above which hangs a buffalo head. Installed along the wall adjacent to the pool table are shelves where guests may place their drinks while sharpening their billiards skills. A specially crafted television cabinet attractively melds form and function.

The renovation project also incorporated the addition of two walk-in closets in the basement guest bedroom and a new bathroom with a large shower.


Trim: Scott Riggles
Stone: Coronado Stone
Lighting: Brecher’s Lighting
Fireplace: Fireplace Distributors
Cabinetry: M & H Custom Cabinets
Grid System: AG Glass & Mirror
Flooring: Carpet Specialists
Painting: Progresso Painters
Bathroom Countertops: Trademark
Bar Countertop & Countertops: Designs in Stone
Tile: Louisville Tile.