2016 Tour of Remodeled Homes – House 10


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House 10 – 6104 Fox Hunt Court, Prospect, KY 40059

Gary Wooldridge
Wooldridge Brothers Builders, Inc.

Whole House Remodel

The homeowners of this house love their Fox Harbor neighborhood and their park-like setting backyard but knew their two-story center hall Colonial needed more than just tender loving care. When they met Gary Wooldridge of Wooldridge Bros. Builders at the 2014 Tour of Remodeled Homes, they established a bond that led to commissioning him to transform the
house into a masterpiece of style and function.

Removing the wall between the kitchen and former dining room led to the design of a large kitchen with a completely new layout that’s adjoined by a casual den. The strikingly appointed kitchen features custom brown-glazed painted cabinets and a cherry and rustic knotty island accentuated with a Huntington stain and black glaze. A colorful tile insert behind the stove coordinates with the pattern of the granite countertops. Details such as glass cabinet fronts that display decorative vases and a beverage center with a sink and wine storage provide individualized character to the kitchen which is the center of many gatherings of family and friends.

The back of the house was extended to allow for the construction of the expanded kitchen and dining area, a half garage that’s used for storage and a mud room. The dining room has a wall of angled windows that overlook the deck. In the ceramic-tiled mudroom are an abundance of cabinetry that includes a special slide-in for dog dishes, and a sink.

One of the challenges that faced Wooldridge was to successfully connect the roof of the half-car garage with the other roofing while still maintaining the lines of the house.

“It’s my favorite space in the house,” says the homeowner about the new screened porch that overlooks the backyard and opens onto the Azek-constructed deck. On the deck are multiple seating areas and a grill that are used for lively outdoor entertaining.

Removing the roof over the first-floor office allowed the accommodation of a second floor addition that includes a master suite and laundry. A corner cabinet was customized to fit the space and two previous standard closets were enlarged for two his and her large walk-in, closets.

Perfect for getting the morning off to a refreshing start or for rejuvenating after a long day is the large, uniquely-designed master bath that has a double vanity, water closet and whirlpool tub with a granite base and surround and a ceramic tile accent border. Placed over the tub is a decorative window that was converted from a door insert. A spacious walk-in shower and linen closet completes the master suite that adjoins the added second floor laundry room.

The bedroom and bath are set up for wheel chair access. Also, in keeping with aging-in-place design, the second floor was framed to allow the installation of an elevator that would ascend from the first floor office, if needed.

The guest bathroom was remodeled with the same cabinets as those in the master, and a tub and shower enclosure. A closet was relocated from the hall to a guest bedroom.

A former laundry area was changed to house a furnace and air-conditioner that regulate the temperature to be the same as on the home’s first floor.

The remodel also included redesigning a first floor half-bath, adding a mantel above the family room fireplace, installing hardwood floors in the kitchen, painting all rooms and the exterior of the house, carpeting most rooms and changing the garage door to lead to a walk-in pantry in the kitchen.

Wooldridge Bros. had been presented with a wish list for the remodel project. Wishes do come true. “I don’t need to go on vacation. I’m on vacation everyday in this house,” says the homeowner.

Lumber: K&I Lumber & Building Materials
Plumbing: Guelda Plumbing
HVAC: Wheeler Heating & Air
Painting: Bruce Jarboe Painting
Electric: Johnson Electric
Drywall: Affordable Drywall
Cabinetry: M&H Cabinets
Flooring: Kaiser Hardwood Flooring
Brick: A. C. Krebs
Architect: Mary Herd Jackson
Interior Design: Julie Sandman
Windows and overhead door: Cunningham Doors and Windows
Insulation: 31 W Insulation
Lighting: Brecher’s Lighting
Appliances: Chenoweth Appliances