2016 Tour of Remodeled Homes – House 3


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House 3 – 4221 Starlite Lane, Louisville, KY 40291

Brent Jones
GreatHouse Inc.

Whole House Remodel and Garage Addition

The remodel of this semi-contemporary ranch house is a stunning example of the coalescing of design ingenuity by Lisa Lynn Designs. Set amidst a lush landscape and overlooking a pond, the home captures every season of the year in picturesque style.

Exterior changes set the scene for the drama that unfolds inside the house. Two boxed bay windows, an arched door and a circular drive added distinct individuality to the front of the house. A rebuilt wall was enhanced with limestone caps and railing.

Walls surrounding the interior stairs were removed and the stairs were widened. A top rail with wood newel posts and stainless steel horizontal cable are a nod to modern design. At the bottom of the stairs is a new curved step.

Five-inch wide tongue and groove English walnut floors with a Jacobean stain establish a rich character throughout much of the home.

The kitchen, situated between the family room and hearth room, is architecturally highlighted by a soaring cupola above a large island. Envisioned and executed by Lisa Lynn Designs, the kitchen is indeed the heart of this home. White Craftsman-style cabinets, several with glass doors and LED lighting, are complemented by Cambria quartz Summer Hill countertops and chrome hardware. The ready-for-entertaining kitchen is complete with a Thermador cooktop, microwave and oven, a warming drawer, and a bar with a wine cooler, ice maker, sink and wine storage.

Random shelves made of reclaimed poplar beams from an old home in Anchorage, and a floating concrete mantel, are the focal point of the hearth room’s stone wall.

Lisa Lynn Designs influenced the decorating and product selection for the entire project.

New windows and a coffered ceiling, raised by six inches, were added to the family room. The door leading from the family room to the kitchen was enlarged.

The entrance to the master bedroom was moved and a box bay window was added to mirror that of the family room.
A Roman tub and small shower were removed in the master bathroom. In their place are a large curbless shower with pebble stone floors and accents of bubbled glass blocks. The bathroom was redesigned to accommodate a water closet and storage closet. A new skylight, white cabinets with twin sinks and a quartz countertop, and oversize floor tile like that of the wall tile in the shower impart the master bath with a spa-like ambience. The crawl space under the room is heated.

A cedar ceiling and vertical cable rail TimberTech composite wood deck was expanded and covered. Engineered beams were added to support the new decking. The space converts from an open-air to a screened porch with the touch of a button that operates Phantom Screens. A television may be lowered by a monitored TV mount.

Brick from the iconic Jim Porter’s Old Time Emporium was salvaged to be used on the back of the house and the new two-and-a-half car garage. Also on the property is a two-car garage.

Throughout the house six-panel doors were replaced with three-panel Craftsman-style doors. Other elements of the remodel were all new Eagle clad windows, increased insulation, relocation of a retaining wall, construction of steps to the hearth room from the rear driveway, and modifications to the security system.

Interior design and finishes: Lisa Lynn Designs
Lumber: KI Lumber & Building Materials
Tile supplier: Lisa Lynn Designs
Furniture and accessories: Lisa Lynn Designs
Cabinets and tops: Lisa Lynn Designs;
Lighting: Lisa Lynns Designs
Architect: Daniel Grimm
Tile installation: McDowell Tile
Cellular and motorized shades: Daniels Draperies
Fireplaces: Fireplace Distributors
Insulation: Allstate Insulation
Masonry products: L-Thorn
Garage door: Smith’s Garage Door
Painting: Patterson Painting
Electric: Thompson & Petty Electric
Interior trim products: Wholesale Hardwood
Hardwood floors and refinishing: Bluegrass Hardwood Floors
Plumbing: Jackson Plumbing
Outdoor furnishings: Watson’s
Windows: Atteberry Smith, Anderson Eagle
Pantry cabinets: Closets by Design
Rock wall: Lee Brick & Block
Carpet: John Bayens, The Carpet Store
Audio/video: Encore Audio/Video Systems
Exterior screens: Screens of Kentucky
Flatwork: Vince Allgeier
Decking and handrail: Lansing Building Products
Driveway: Flynn Brothers Contracting
Faucets: Plumbers Supply, Kohler