Tour of Remodeled Homes
Penny Love is proud to be part of the 2012 Tour of Remodeled Homes.
Project Address: 5700 Harrods Glen Drive, 40059
Project: Basement finish including added egress window for bedroom
About The Project:
To say that Builder/Remodeler Penny Love knows this 1 1/2 story traditional home inside and out is not an exaggeration. She was the original builder of the house in 2008. Although the 6900 sq. ft. home was exquisitely designed and built, the family wanted the lower level to be completed on a grand scale. The renovation exceeded their expectations.
Included in the multi-tiered remodeling project were a family room, a spectacular space the homeowners refer to as the “walnut room”, wine cellar, sitting room, bedroom, powder room, exercise room, full bathroom and two closets.
Splendid design details present the lower level as an extension of the other floors of the home rather than as a typical basement. Expansive paneled openings and hardwood steps lead to the surprise of a sunken family room in which two recessed bookcases are a focal point. A neutral color palette is carried out through wall and carpet colors and a leather sectional.
The scene of frequent entertaining, the “walnut room” is reminiscent of a men’s club. It is a handsome space with walnut paneling, carved crown molding, a chair rail, detailed cabinetry with mullions, walnut inset doors, antique mirrors and a hardwood floor. Copper accents in the neutral backsplash and granite coordinate with a copper sink. Hardware is oil rubbed bronze. A built-in refrigerator and icemaker provide easy access to party essentials. When friends drop by to watch a ballgame or when the family just wants to relax, soft lighting and a large television provide the perfect backdrop in the spacious but warm room.
Shaded sconces are placed on either side of the full-glass door with glass sidelights that welcomes guests into the adjacent temperature controlled wine cellar. Love integrated a random-shaped stone floor, walnut cabinetry and wine racks, and recessed, track and rope lighting into the room’s look of “rustic sophistication”.
Integral to the renovation were a bedroom with a new egress, a full bathroom and an exercise room. There is also a powder room that features a custom walnut vanity with brushed bronze fixtures, hardwood floors and lovely traditional black “bee” wallcovering. A state-of-the-art sound and lighting system can be operated by a cell phone. An energy consultant facilitated the process to allow the home to continue to meet Energy Star criteria through the house’s insulation, windows, and heating and cooling system.
This year’s Tour of Remodeled Homes will be held Saturday & Sunday, August 11th and 12th from 12 noon to 6 p.m. both days. Tour all the homes for just $10, children 6 and under are free. To learn more about the tour and to purchase tickets, click here.