‘Old Fashion’ Norton Commons home builder Dan Perkins
The “Old Fashion” home at 11308 Peppermint St. features columns, a brick exterior and a wraparound porch. These elements provide a classic and traditional feel, although the house was only built this year. The Homearama 2021 House, like all homes in Norton Commons, has been carefully designed to maintain the community’s expected architectural standards.
Old and new
“If you look towards the fireplace, you immediately see the contemporary details of the house,” builder Dan Perkins, of Mason Construction & Development, LLC, told the Courier Journal of the 2021 Homearama new build. ) we also brought (some) bricks inside…
He says the kitchen is very contemporary too – stainless steel appliances, a waterfall edge accent on quartz countertops, and a bespoke hidden pantry with floating shelves are all modern features.
“But still,” he said, “with the wood floors we added the older elements throughout. “
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Perkins adds that from the outside, all the windows in the house are the same size and are arranged so that the top ones intentionally line up with the bottom windows.
“It’s very traditional from the outside,” he says.
A whole new level
Down a winding staircase, the fully finished basement offers almost all the amenities of a whole other home.
“This is where it all happens,” Perkins said of the big bar. “This is where you drink your bourbon. It’s nice and cool, (and there is) a TV for the game.
The expansive space – complete with an island, ample storage, and floating shelves – extends to the right with a long built-in bench, a row of round tables, and adjacent leather chairs. Additional stools are lined up in another small bar area that opens up to the theater area, which includes a large sectional and more chairs. The whole facility can easily accommodate more than 20 people.
At the other end of this lower level – which features a luxury vinyl plank designed to mimic tiling – there is a full bathroom and two additional bedrooms. Although currently set up for yoga and other exercises, Perkins said the spaces are technically bedrooms.
“They have access windows,” he explained, “(with) ladders that would allow you to escape (if there was) a fire.”
He adds that every Homearama home is equipped with geothermal heating and air.
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“(There is) one well per unit tonnage,” he explained. “(The wells are) drilled under the garage floor… (The) water passes through the wells (and) reaches the temperature of the ground… It always starts at the temperature of the ground, (whether for) cooling or heating. . It’s like an electric pump, but it uses a water source instead of electricity.
Two 50 gallon water heaters occupying the last room of the basement contribute to this geothermal process.
While some aspects of the house are typical of neighborhood homes, Perkins points out a few unique elements of this construction.
“(In) a lot of Homearama homes, when you walk through the front door, you’ll notice you just walk into a wide open house – you walk into the kitchen (or) the family room,” he said. declared. “We wanted a (defined focus area). “
Rather than opening directly into a room, the main entrance greets guests with a large work of art, visible through the door windows. The top of the stairs to the second floor offers a similar vibe.
“(When) you go up the stairs, you don’t go (directly) into the bedrooms,” Perkins said. “(There is) almost like an entrance or foyer on the second floor.”
The landing area leads to what is currently set up as a large home office. LL&A Interior Design worked with Perkins to design the interior of the home, including this room, which includes a large desk and a rolling office chair that faces a wall mounted TV. Several seating options are arranged in the middle of the space.
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“(Everything) came together with the furniture,” Perkins said. “If you just walked into this room… (it just looks like) the same colors of the walls, moldings, and ceiling – (and you’d be thinking), ‘what have they been doing here?’ But when (LL&A Interior Design) brought in the furniture, they brought out the grays and tans, and (they) added a lot of (texture). It’s really cool.”
WHAT: Homearama is an annual Louisville event that features new custom-built homes on one site. The homes are fully furnished, decorated and landscaped, and feature the latest trends in construction, technology and interior design. Homearama has been produced by the Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville since 1968.
WHEN: now until September 26. Weekdays, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The ticket office closes 30 minutes before closing time.
OR: Norton Commons, 11303 Peppermint St.
TICKETS: Tickets cost $ 10 per person. Children 12 and under are free with an adult. Tickets are available online.
MORE INFORMATION: homearama.com
nuts and bolts
Owner: Mason Construction & Développement, LLC
Home: This is a 6 bedroom, 4.5 bath, 4,580 square foot home in Norton Commons that was built in 2021.
Distinctive elements: Wraparound front porch with ceiling fans; Custom concealed walk-in pantry with floating shelves and ceramic tile beverage refrigerator; Quartz countertops in the kitchen with cascading border and quartz cooktop hood; metal starburst tile on the fireplace wall; mezzanine on the second floor with built-in wardrobes; bunk beds integrated in the guest room; hardwood floors on the main floor, in the attic and in the upstairs hallway; brick wall finished basement features bar with island, tile accents, custom cabinetry, and floating shelves; bench seating area with integrated quartz counter; garage for three cars.
Applause! Applause! LL&A Interior Design; Hairdressing firm company; StoneMark granite and quartz countertops; Maison Cerise Inc.