Friday, August 12, 2011

New Old Home

As I mentioned in a previous post, now is the time of year for new home tours, as well as show house events which often benefit local charities. The latest here in town is the Tour of Remodeled homes. It’s another way for local builders to get their names out there, but it’s also fun and inspiring to see how older homes have been updated to accommodate modern families.

One home in particular is right around the corner from us and I often pass by it during my morning/evening walks. So, I just had to share some images of this fabulous place.

The original house was built more than 50 years ago. The remodel resulted in quite the transformation, and being more than curious over the last year as I watched the extensive construction taking place, I was so glad to see photos featured in our local paper’s "Home" section.

The family worked with local architect, Tim Winters, who specilizes in creating "new-old homes." He's well known for retaining a home's original character during a remodel. Or, when designing a new home, he's able to create something that looks like it's been there for many years, yet has the wonderful amenities that new homes offer.

Tim, if I win the lottery, I'm coming after you, buddy. Your life will be designing my home.

Happy Friday, friends!
Images from The Courier-Journal


Danielle said...

Holy cow! That's one awesome house. There seriously wasn't one picture I didn't drool over.

Lexington is getting ready to have a similar tour and I'm thinking about going so I can drool (:

sweetpea said...

beautiful! Makes me want to make our old home "new"!!!

Yankee-Whisky-Papa said...

This is a welcome departure for standard remodeling. It will be especially nice once the shingles weather and the green growth matures.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

I like the scale of the home and the way it relates to the setting...great colours too.

bellamia said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing! Gave me some inspiration :)

Home Is Where the Hart Is said...

I adore that hallway with the built in bookcases! NEED THOSE IN MY HOME!

Renée Finberg said...

i could live there!!
xx have a sweet weekend

Jennifer said...

i love home tours and this one is fun to cook in that kitchen! We will be in Cape May and maybe will try to do their designer show house!
Having a new little one is so special...enjoy these days before school starts...
as always thanks for your kindness!
Gidget always said "over the moon"! She will be in East Hampton on Wed. Dont think I will get to see her!:(

Jo said...

Love home tours for ideas and updates ~ I think we *need* those built in bookcases!

Have a fabulous weekend~

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

So pretty! Especially love the bookcases!
Have a great weekend, Jen.

Tessa said...

wow. gorgeous and full of charm!! i might stalk that house if i lived so close, trying to catch a glimpse of life inside!! better yet, i'd become fast friends with the owners and get invited to all sorts of fabulous parties, b/c if you live in a house like that you MUST throw fabulous parties. xo

ps. i have an emerson crush too! sigh.

High Heeled Life said...

Good morning my friend .. I'm catching up on blog visits and post reading after our trip to Stowe Vermont. Wow some great posts I have missed ... great post on Emerson, and the photo of you and hubby tail gating awesome! ... Loved your Life image -

What a fabulous home tour your are sharing with us .. love he bookcases lining the hall way..

Wishing you a fabulous week and a happy first day of first grade for your sweet Angel! many blessings xo HHL