Photograph by Laurey Glenn.

The magazine’s very first Concept House in Kentucky provides timelessly evolved inspiration


By Sarah Carter Levitch
Photographs by Kathryn Harrington


For the previous 30+ a long time, Southern Dwelling magazine has intended and made an “Idea House” in many states during The usa. “Made to inspire people today that are considering setting up or remodeling, or for persons who adore properties and appreciate heading to see inspirational types of structure, the two inside and exterior,” mentioned builder Jimmy King, co-proprietor of Artisan Signature Households. The residence is open up to the community for excursions and offered to order, with or without the need of the furniture. The Plan Household was designed in our outdated Kentucky household, ideal below in Louisville, for the to start with time. 

Photo by Marta Xochilt Perez.

Artisan Signature Households, dependent in Louisville, collaborated with a team place with each other by Southern Dwelling: Brandon Ingram, the architect from Atlanta, Sarah Bartholomew, the interior designer from Nashville and Josh Myers, the landscape architect from Louisville. With each other, their target was “to build a new dwelling with an old sense. We wished the design and style to be timeless. As considerably as the floor program and the interior, we preferred it to movement perfectly, something liveable.”

Situated in The Breakers at Prospect, a new group, the home serves panoramic views of the Ohio River, a classical experience with a blend of Colonial and Greek Revival style and a spacious environment at a minor around 5,000 square feet. The inside reveals the designers’ consideration to depth. As King stated, “one of the finest interior attributes is the amount of depth of the trim do the job. Outsized trim operate, six-piece crown molding, loads of wood planking, all the trim operate is hand brushed to give it an old truly feel. We did hand-painted flooring in addition to white oak hardwood flooring in the course of.”

Alongside with this generous consideration to adornment, the designers remained conscious of the ever-evolving relatives unit and far more new variations to get the job done-at-residence daily life. King famous two special functions to the Thought Residence, “Some of these rooms ended up pandemically influenced, like the studio on the initial ground. That space is appropriate off the kitchen, and grownups can go in and make zoom phone calls. There are lockers and a desk space exactly where youngsters can do their research. There is also a analyze place on the next floor, but the studio is a multi-purposeful area. We also constructed two principal bedrooms on the initially floor, which is a wonderful characteristic for individuals aging in spot or individuals who want to deliver their moms and dads in.”

Just about every home, overflowing with inspiration, offers an unique exploration into the day to day existence of a relatives house, from function to perform to r&r. King shared, reflecting on the rooms, “one of my preferred regions, since of the scenic spots overlooking the Ohio River, is the second-flooring porch. I can envision myself waking up in the early morning, taking pleasure in a cup of espresso with the sweeping sights of the Ohio, or winding down in the night in the yard, watching the sunset above the pavilion. There are really picturesque sights.”

“I also love the media room on the next ground, which walks out to the porch. It’s cozy and multi-practical, like an upstairs living room. There is a wonderful arched window previously mentioned these french doors that guide out to the porch. When you walk up the stairs to the 2nd floor, you get to the leading and search out the doors. It requires your breath absent to see the sights.”

In a minute of gratitude, King expressed his appreciation for the expertise, “It’s a cool matter for Artisan Signature Homes to be a component of. Southern Dwelling is a countrywide, legendary journal, so we were honored and very pleased to be picked out to develop the to start with Strategy Household in Kentucky. I am thankful to all those designers, Southern Dwelling, and the nearby tradespeople who labored so really hard on this property. Irrespective of whether from the artwork, interior style and design, paint colors or ground plan, I hope individuals gather ideas for their future build or rework.”

The 2021 Plan Residence is open to the community until eventually December 19. Tickets are $25, and a portion of the proceeds go to two community charities, Gilda’s Club of Kentuckiana and The LEE Initiative.

Southern Dwelling Strategy Residence
7820 Sutherland Farm Rd.
Prospect, KY 40059

Picture by Marta Xochilt Perez.

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