There was one primary function Allison and Shawn Woosley had been searching for when looking for a brand new house: house. After residing in a conventional neighborhood with each home positioned shut collectively, they had been prepared for extra room.
“We appeared for homes that had been already constructed, and we simply got here to the conclusion that it was time to construct (our personal),” Allison advised the Courier Journal.
Seaside home of the south
The Woosleys discovered the proper piece of land to assemble their dream house — an space on the prime of a hill in Sycamore Ridge Estates. Their property backs as much as a 300-acre farm used for hunts by the Lengthy Run Woodford Hounds, so their nearest neighbors are far off.
“We simply wanted to construct our personal (house) as a result of we had particular issues that we wished, and my type isn’t conventional Louisville type,” Allison stated, explaining that her décor preferences have a coastal really feel. “We dub this home ‘The 502 Seaside Home.’”
A custom-made signal for this objective hangs on the entryway; the abode’s moniker is on the prime, with the house’s latitude and longitude coordinates printed beneath.
“I wished a home that, if I picked it up and put it on 30A, (Florida’s scenic freeway), it could appear like it belonged,” Allison stated. “So, that was form of the design issue for every thing.”
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That is evident in design parts all through the house’s inside and within the yard, which boasts each a waterfall and fireplace bowl options across the pool, in addition to a tiled tanning ledge. A single flamingo is depicted between the hearth bowls, surrounded by the phrases, “Take Time to Coast.”
Along with making a coastal oasis, there have been a couple of explicit parts the Woosleys wished to include within the construct itself.
“We had some issues that had been that had been very particular,” Allison stated. “(For instance), I knew I did not need to have the ability to see my half tub from my eating room desk … (and) I did not wish to need to take my laundry by means of my kitchen. You realize, loads of new builds have the laundry room form of off the storage — I knew I did not wish to try this. Past that, we had been searching for an area that was open to entertain.”
Shawn has loads of kinfolk on the town, so an open flooring plan with ample room to host events was crucial. The couple’s joint gatherings typically have greater than 40 visitors; with their expandable desk upstairs and one other open-concept downstairs within the basement, the home has greater than sufficient house.
The Woosleys even have a few rooms which have been created with very particular functions in thoughts.
“That’s the bourbon room,” Allison stated of the realm adjoining to the household room. “That room was designed round my favourite bottle of bourbon, Blade and Bow.”
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The house boasts navy partitions to match the label on the model’s bottle, in addition to bourbon-colored leather-based chairs.
Simply off the kitchen is a room that belongs to the couple’s pooch. Constructed-in kennels and a canine bathe guarantee Penelope has every thing she wants in her personal little house.
The bourbon room, canine room, and primary entertaining space sit on the principle degree, however Allison’s and Shawn’s favourite areas are on completely different flooring. Shawn’s decide is the basement, with its bourbon bar, pool desk, and College of Louisville décor.
For Allison, nothing beats the spot upstairs that they’ve dubbed the tower room.
“(The contractors) simply referred to as this my room once they had been constructing it,” Allison stated with fun. “It was on all of the plans as ‘Allison’s room.’”
With a large chandelier, excessive ceilings, and practically floor-to-ceiling home windows, the ethereal room is stuffed with mild. Each seat within the house gives views of the Woosleys’ huge property, in addition to a pond down the way in which and the final home that’s being constructed within the space.
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“No person else will construct again right here,” Allison stated. “This neighborhood is full after they end. No person actually ever has a cause to return again down by means of right here, aside from us. (It’s) a retreat. It was meant to simply be a spot to decompress and utterly chill out.”
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nuts & bolts
House owners: Allison & Shawn Woosley. They’re each chief monetary officers. Additionally within the house is their canine, Penelope.
House: It is a 5-bed, 4-full-bath, 2-half-bath, 9,500-square-foot, trendy farmhouse-style house in Sycamore Ridge Estates that was in-built 2018.
Distinctive parts: Farmhouse sink, marble counter tops, butler’s pantry, eat-in open flooring plan, and buffet within the kitchen; open flooring plan, wooden beams, hearth, and shiplap in household room; shiplap, and beadboard ceiling within the entry; barn doorways and wall of home windows within the sitting room; excessive ceilings, wall of home windows, and pure stone chandelier in upstairs tower room; soaking tub, walk-in bathe, twin vanities, and marble tile function partitions in the principle tub; trim particulars on the ceiling and entry wall, a wall of home windows in primary bed room; travertine patio surrounding the pool, waterfall and fireplace bowl options, and tiled tanning ledge within the yard; built-in sorters and cement tile in laundry room; hardwood flooring all through.
Applause! Applause! Builder & designer: Stonecroft Houses; pool: Sundown Fiberglass Swimming pools, together with proprietor Broc Hutchinson; Cabinetry: Heritage Cupboards; Draperies: Draped in Type.