Southern Dwelling Idea Family – The VOICE

{Photograph} by Laurey Glenn.

The journal’s first Idea Residence in Kentucky presents timelessly progressed inspiration


By Sarah Carter Levitch
Photos by Kathryn Harrington


For the earlier 30+ years, Southern Residing journal has constructed and created an “Thought Home” in varied states throughout The us. “Made to encourage people which might be considering of developing or transforming, or for people who respect residences and adore prone to see inspirational types of construction, each equally inside and exterior,” well-known builder Jimmy King, co-proprietor of Artisan Signature Residences. The home is open to most of the people for excursions and supplied to order, with or with no the furnishings. The Idea Property was crafted in our outdated Kentucky property, acceptable under in Louisville, for the to begin with time. 

Picture by Marta Xochilt Perez.

Artisan Signature Properties, based in Louisville, collaborated with a workforce place collectively by Southern Residing: Brandon Ingram, the architect from Atlanta, Sarah Bartholomew, the inside designer from Nashville and Josh Myers, the panorama architect from Louisville. Collectively, their aim was “to construct a brand new property with an aged actually really feel. We desired the design and elegance to be timeless. As significantly as the bottom method and the inside, we most popular it to maneuver properly, some factor habitable.”

Present in The Breakers at Prospect, a brand new neighborhood, the house serves panoramic views of the Ohio River, a classical sense with a mixture of Colonial and Greek Revival structure and a spacious environment at a little or no greater than 5,000 sq. ft. The within reveals the designers’ consideration to ingredient. As King identified, “one of many best inside choices is the extent of ingredient of the trim get the job completed. Outsized trim perform, six-piece crown molding, numerous wood planking, all of the trim work is hand brushed to offer it an earlier come to really feel. We did hand-painted flooring along with white oak hardwood flooring all through.”

Together with this beneficiant curiosity to adornment, the designers remained conscious about the ever-evolving family machine and way more the newest variations to get the job done-at-dwelling life. King noticed two distinctive attributes to the Idea Residence, “A few of these rooms ended up pandemically impressed, just like the studio on the primary flooring. That space is appropriate off the kitchen, and adults can go in and make zoom cellphone calls. There are lockers and a desk place the place younger youngsters can do their homework. There may be additionally a research spot on the subsequent flooring, however the studio is a multi-functional space. We additionally created two key bedrooms on the first flooring, which is an effective attribute for women and men growing old in place or individuals who wish to carry their mom and father in.”

Every particular person place, overflowing with inspiration, presents an private exploration into the day by day on a regular basis residing of a family family, from carry out to have interaction in to r&r. King shared, reflecting on the rooms, “certainly one of my beloved places, because of the reality of the scenic areas overlooking the Ohio River, is the 2nd-flooring porch. I can envision myself waking up within the morning, savoring a cup of espresso with the sweeping sights of the Ohio, or winding down within the night within the yard, viewing the sundown concerning the pavilion. There are fairly picturesque views.”

“I additionally respect the media place on the 2nd flooring, which walks out to the porch. It’s cozy and multi-functional, like an upstairs dwelling house. There’s a pretty arched window beforehand talked about these french doorways that information out to the porch. If you stroll up the steps to the second floor, you get to the key and appear out the doorways. It usually takes your breath away to see the sights.”

In a minute of gratitude, King expressed his appreciation for the working expertise, “It’s a wonderful factor for Artisan Signature Residences to be part of. Southern Residing is a nationwide, legendary journal, so we ended up honored and proud to be chosen to ascertain the very first Plan Family in Kentucky. I’m grateful to these folks designers, Southern Residing, and the native tradespeople who labored so difficult on this house. No matter whether or not from the paintings, inside design, paint colors or flooring put together, I hope women and men acquire ideas for his or her up coming develop or rework.”

The 2021 Thought House is divulge heart’s contents to the general public until December 19. Tickets are $25, and a portion of the proceeds go to 2 regional charities, Gilda’s Membership of Kentuckiana and The LEE Initiative.

Southern Dwelling Thought Home
7820 Sutherland Farm Rd.
Prospect, KY 40059

{Photograph} by Marta Xochilt Perez.

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