Serendipity can sometimes put you in the right place at the right time, bringing about a change that can transform your life and your home for the better.
That was precisely what happened for the owners of this home. The couple visited the Louisville Home, Garden & Remodeling Show and happened to meet Rob Osborne, owner of Details Consulting Group (DCG), and the rest, as they say, is history.
After touring one of the DCG Details Home Showcase homes, the couple commissioned DCG to undertake an extensive remodel of the house they had recently bought. Although it was only nine years old, the home did not ideally suit the owners' love of entertaining nor did it reflect their love of New Orleans. They consequently asked Osborne to visit the home and paint a picture of what he would do to make their home feel like the showcase home they had visited.
"I walked through the front door and could immediately see the opportunities to transform the house into a showcase home that would meet their needs," Osborne says. "The first and most obvious decision was to open up the entry foyer, which felt closed off and uninviting."
The subsequent transformation reflects the meticulous standards that define all projects by Details Consulting Group. In the entry foyer, a curved wall on the upper level was removed to expose a mezzanine area, and dark-stained beams and iron balustrades introduced. For visual balance Osborne also added a balcony loft with a customized stained glass door.
To open up the entry further, the walls between the foyer and dining room were replaced with columns. This increased the size of the openings to the kitchen and great room. An archway was introduced to frame the entry to the great room.
"This changes the way you experience the entry," says Osborne. "It draws you into the new kitchen and entertaining area. To create this large space we also removed a structural wall between the original kitchen and sitting room. There is now an easy flow between all these spaces, which makes the whole house work better for the owners."