House 11 – 1008 Kent Road, Goshen, KY 40026
Stacye Love Construction & Design
Remodel and Addition
The artful renovation of this 100-year home, originally a hunting lodge, was initiated to reflect the needs of a large family and to take full advantage of a lake view and other natural features on the five-acre property. The first phase of this project was a complete remodel of the quaint first floor master suite and sitting room, which upon completion of the 2600 square foot addition, is now used as a guest suite.
The first phase included gutting the bathroom, bedroom and sitting area to allow for foam insulation and new Energy Star windows. As in many old homes, there previously was no insulation. These improvements drastically reduced the heating bills and greatly increased the owners’ comfort. The bathroom was renovated to maximize space for storage and a white clean palette with walls and ceiling painted in a pale blue helps to keep the small space light and airy. White cabinets, Carrara marble on the floor and countertop, wainscoting, a shower and free-standing tub imbue the room with understated glamour. The sitting room in this space was remodeled and the ceiling was raised to give a more spacious feel.
Phase two of the construction included remodeling the existing dining room by expanding it into the old small kitchen and centering it on a new wider opening at the den to allow a view of the fireplace from the Dining room. The remaining portion of the kitchen was reconfigured into a dog washing area and laundry with custom barn doors separating it from the Dining room.
Included in the renovation was an expansive addition, which added a basement, (as previously the owners only had a crawl space) with a bedroom room, bath, exercise room, den and storage room along with first floor amenities including a new kitchen, second entrance with an arch door and Butler’s area, Great room, and new master suite. The home was also converted from propane to natural gas; with the water heater, water shut off and new electrical panel and furnace located in the new basement storage room providing a central location for the mechanicals. Additionally, a telephone pole, previously located in the center of the driveway, was removed.
Inset beaded cabinets with a soft glaze and Danby white marble polished countertops highlight the gourmet kitchen that showcases utility with graceful design. Above the 48-inch dual fuel range is a custom stainless steel hood with both brushed and polished surfaces. Triple glass-door cupboards on either side of a triple window above the farmhouse sink make a subtle statement of tasteful simplicity.
The large master suite is introduced by a sitting room with a cathedral vaulted ceiling and windows that overlook the expansive lake view. The walls are treated with brick for texture and the ceilings of the Great room, sitting room and master bedroom have wood paneling and beams to add warmth and interest. The luxurious master bath is full of drama and light. It features a large span of windows over the tub with raised ceiling, custom taupe cabinetry with a Danby marble countertop, a crystal chandelier over the tub and a spacious walk-in shower.
Prior to the remodeling, many of the rooms were distinctly separated by doors. The revitalized floor plan is less structured and much more inviting, and is perfect for entertaining.
Angling the house and designing the rooflines between the existing and new parts of the home were essential to the project to maximize the owners’ lake view. A tower provides a breaking point at the merging rooflines. A pool and fire pit, along with a covered patio, hot tub, and extensive landscaping add the finishing touches to the exterior renovation of this quintessential Kentucky farmhouse.
Architecture and drawings: Bill Fisher, Dan Fultz and Mary Jackson
Appliances and Lighting: Ferguson Bath & Kitchen Gallery
Windows: Metro Windows
Cabinets: Hickory Valley Woodworking
Plumbing: Dauenhauer Plumbing
Hardwood: Owen Custom Hardwood
HVAC: Prudential Heating & Air
Lumber: KI Lumber & Building Materials
Tile: Louisville Tile
Marble installation: Mees Tile & Marble
Trim: B&B Construction
Drywall: Advance DryWall
Painting: Chris Coffman Painting
Landscaping: Picture Perfect Landscaping