When homebuilder Jason Black sent me photos of a house that he recently designed and built in Kentucky, it wasn’t at all what I expected. It looks like it’s been there a lot longer than a year, doesn’t it? My dream house would look old like this on the outside but function like a new (low maintenance, all the amenities) house on the inside.
The house is called The Palazzo and was Stonecroft’s Southern Living Showcase home of 2010. The Palazzo was named the best floor plan by the Home Builders Association of Louisville.
Did you notice that gorgeous cupola at the top of the house? They incorporated that into the master bedroom, and it functions as a kind of skylight (which is lovely, but I’d be cursing it on Saturday mornings…ha):
I thought the powder room was really pretty in a simple, understated way:
And I’m loving the back hall and the home office that’s off it:
It makes me so happy when I see builders who are really trying to create new houses with some old-house charm. Thanks to Jason for sharing this with us–I love it when readers send me photos of projects they’ve worked on! (I get too many to show them all, but feel free to send me yours here.)