When the homeowner moved into her current home with her family in 2006, she set out to renovate this charming St. Matthews home to make it her own. Actually, it already was her own in a sense; it was her childhood home that her father built in the 1960s. Her father was an esteemed commercial builder in Louisville who took extra care when building his own home.
Initially when the family moved in, they renovated the kitchen, created a mudroom and laundry room, added a screened porch, patio and fireplace out back all from 2006-2008. Ten years later, she replaced every single window, all of which were 57 years old and original to the house. It was then that she began wanting to update the front of the house and add a front porch.
Instead of replacing the windows in the front room, she started plans for the new front porch with architect Beverly Baker and contractor Todd Stengel. The end result provided the perfect finishing touch to her home. Best part: it was completed right before the pandemic and was put to great use during all the social distancing times.
In addition to the new porch, Stengel gave a facelift to the front of the house, adding finishing touches from the chimney caps to the window pediments. All of these touches created a cohesive aesthetic that elevated the home from traditional to a stunning classic.