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Spacious east Louisville home featured on 2022 Tour of Remodeled Homes

  • August 4, 2022

A Louisville couple and their dogs were comfortable in their previous home — but they just wanted more land.

“I told my husband I wanted some acreage for our dogs,” the homeowner, who asked not to be named, told The Courier Journal. “We looked at 100 acres, we looked at 60 acres, we looked at everything — acreage everywhere, from Shelbyville to Louisville.”

One day, she was driving down a street and saw a for sale sign in front of a 5,000-square-foot, traditional-style home in east Louisville that had just enough land. Soon enough, she and her husband were moving in, and about three years ago, they decided it was time for a renovation.

“We really concentrated on being able to see from through (from the front to the back), like a southern house,” she said of the remodel.

Enlisting expert help

A screened-in porch on the back of this recently renovated home in eastern Louisville. It will be featured on the 2022 Tour of Remodeled Homes. July 19, 2022

The homeowner and her husband knew just who to call, as they had hired Karen McKechnie and the rest of the Stonehenge Construction team to renovate their previous home. In addition to reconfiguring the space for a clean view, the homeowners also worked with McKechnie to move the laundry room to the second floor, convert the attic into a main suite, and add an elevator, among other changes.

“I (also) told Karen we’ve got to have a screened-in porch,” the homeowner said. “And it just turned out outstanding. Better than I ever thought it would.”

What used to be just a deck is now a large screened-in porch that boasts a fireplace, a flat-screen TV, and a view out toward the massive yard and a fence lined with Norway Spruce trees. It also features a railing that McKechnie designed specifically to prevent the homeowners’ three dogs from breaking through the screen.

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