Wednesday, February 3, 2010

old louisville part 1: darling, I love you, but give me Park Avenue

So this Friday my father and I will be doing one of our favorite activities: house hunting.

Mr. B and myself have this dream of finding a home that can become home for not only us, but for our son and my parents. We completely embrace the idea of a multi-family home. We know this may not be for everyone, but after talking to our family involved, we have come to the conclusion that life is too short to not be with those you love. You only get one chance to experience this life, and we know we want to spend it together.

Right now our eye is on Old Louisville. There is so much to love about Old Louisville: aged homes, Victorian architecture, small communities, rooted history, and Southern charm.

Ok, let’s talk about the home dad and I get to peak into.

The home is located on Park Avenue right across from Central Park. I believe this home has so potential.

Here is the foyer…imagine the possibilities.

Wouldn't a staired picture gallery be amazing?

The living room...

Now imagine turning it into this:

The kitchen (how I would LOVE to tackle this project)...

And use these picture as my inspiration:

The dining the built ins!

And to use this lovely inspiration from Layla at The Lettered Cottage:

The 3rd floor is an entire master suite (Sounds like it is right out of a Candice Olsen Divine Design). If only I could entice her to do some discount work for me.

Playing off the lines of the ceiling, how serene would this master suite be? (But I would prefer more neutrals.)

What I have not pictured is the in-law suite in the back. It is not close to being darling but I believe it definitely is calling to be redone.

I will let you know what we think!



  1. Love it all. You are so lucky to have family you are so close to. Life is too short. I think there are many benefits to living together. Your children are blessed.

  2. OOOOooooh, love it! Yes, much potential! Can't wait to find out what you decide!

  3. The house has SO much character and potential! I would anxiously wait all the renovation and re-decorating photos if you all decide on it! Wow! And, I am sure living with all your family will be great! I didn't know it was in the works! How exciting!

  4. So exciting! Love the images you've chosen...perfect for this beautiful home. I'd love to help you dream how to use infuse it with simple, meaningful decor that celebrates your family. So lucky to have the opportunity to all be together!

  5. Even without seeing the others - I hope you go with this one!! It's so cute!! I so wish we had classic architecture on the West Coast. I can't wait to see what you end up with!


  6. gorgeous inspiration photos! cant wait to see it ~lulu

  7. I think your photos for the kitchen that 'you would love to tackle' are right on the money!
    Thank you for sharing your profile too; the dance of marriage indeed! Keep it up! Our country needs good families that last ; )
    Hoping your quest into being a Pharmacist is tremendous, I admire your ambition~

  8. You pretty much just designed my dream home. You're hired. =]

    What a lovely sentiment. I think our culture in the states can be all about me, me, me. The thought of several generations living together is so foreign to some people. But it really is the key to maintaining heritage and knowing your roots and helping each other to enjoy this life.

    How exciting! Keep us posted on the house search!


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