When Henry and Susan Bunch needed someone to renovate their Elizabethtown home, they knew who to call.
“I’ve known Leslie (Lewis of LL&A Interior Design) for about 13 years,” Susan told the Courier-Journal. “She started out renovating my husband’s dental office. We fell in love with her style and her taste, and she came to understand our personalities.”
Over the years, Lewis also helped the couple renovate other homes. So when Henry and Susan needed help with their 8,000 square foot home, she knew how to turn it into their home. “[LL&A]helped make our dream home a reality,” she added.
Henry and Susan took Louis in as soon as they bought their Winding Brook home and began renovations before moving in.
Susan said, “It took us about six or seven months to renovate the house until it was the place we wanted, so we were able to move in comfortably.”
She added that Leslie incorporated sentimental pieces into the decor to ensure the home reflected their personalities. In fact, her design color palette for this home’s interior was inspired by one of Susan’s paintings.
“(This piece) depicts the Native American landscape of Charleston, South Carolina,” said Susan, who said she is a professional artist and has been selling her work at the Historic Charleston City Market for 10 years. explained. “This is a visual I came up with when I was in Charleston. It reminded me of live oak trees and hanging Spanish moss. … It feels very nostalgic.”
The piece currently sits above the fireplace, and the surrounding decor reflects the hue of the paint color.
“We chose a neutral color palette that exudes charm without being too flashy,” Susan said.
She added that Lewis’ color choices throughout the home created a sense of unity from the exterior to the interior. The colors of the shutters, roof panels, and exterior lighting were also carefully selected to create a sense of unity throughout the space.
“(It) creates (a lot of) presence,” exclaimed Susan. “The shutters are the same color as the interior, so they extend throughout the house.”
A key aspect of Bunch’s renovation was creating a space designed to welcome guests.
“We love entertaining family and friends, so we wanted the great room to be ‘great,'” Susan says, adding that the great room is the most important area of the home.
The space is stunning in itself, with high ceilings, exposed wood beams, and large windows that let in plenty of natural light, but Lewis enhanced its charm by choosing furniture and decor that evoked the look Susan and Henry wanted. I made it even higher.
“People come in and say, ‘Oh, that looks like you,'” Susan says. “(They) say it’s very tropical and very comfortable. And that’s what we want our home to be. A place where people can relax and have fun.”
The Bunch’s great room is perfectly appointed as a cozy place to gather and chat, while the kitchen has also been renovated to accommodate larger groups.
“We all end up in the kitchen,” Susan said with a laugh. “It’s a place we all like to gather. It’s so nice to see 15 to 20 people gather around the island. (It’s) what I was hoping for.”
The renovated kitchen features both a prep island and a second 10-foot-long island for entertaining. The cabinets received a new coat of paint, and Lewis added champagne bronze hardware to match the new Delta Touch faucet and pot filler.
“The kitchen was one of the biggest jobs[Lewis]ever tackled,” Susan says, adding that the room features quartzite countertops, a brand new backsplash, a walk-in pantry, a Wolf gas stove and two ovens. , and two Cove dishwashers to take care of all the cooking and cleaning you need as a host.
She added that she is one of seven children and has a large family, so she wanted to create a space where the whole family could spend time together.
“I love seeing everyone having fun in this house. I want them to enjoy this place because they are making memories,” she said.
nuts and bolts
owner: Henry and Susan Bunch. Henry is a Doctor of Dental Medicine. Susan is the owner and instructor of Kentucky Dental Academy, co-owner of Cap’n Dave’s CBD, and a professional artist.
House: This is a six-bed, five-and-a-half bathroom, 8,704-square-foot French provincial-style home built in 2008 in Elizabethtown’s Winding Brook neighborhood.
Distinctive elements: 17 professionally landscaped acres. A spacious foyer with a custom design on the ceiling. Executive quality study with built-in bookshelf. Formal dining room with wainscoting. Living room with gas fireplace, built-in shelving, and coffered ceiling. Gourmet kitchen with prep island and large 4.5′ x 10′ island for entertaining. Quartzite countertops and backsplash. Champagne Bronze Delta Touch Faucet, Pot Filler, and Cabinet Hardware. Wolf gas stove and his two ovens. 2 Cove dishwashers. subzero refrigerator; walk-in pantry. Mud room. Great room with hearth/exposed beams, gas fireplace and large windows. Spacious master bedroom with home office area. coffee bar; main bathroom with tile heated floors, whirlpool tub, two sinks, and walk-in shower with double shower heads; Large walk-in closet. Finished basement with gas fireplace, bar, exercise room, and theater room. Spacious screened porch overlooking large patio with outdoor fireplace. The second floor has five spacious bedrooms and three full bathrooms. Garage for 3 cars.
applause! applause! CapnDavesWellness.com; Susan Bunch Gallery.com; KentuckyDentalAcademy.com; LL&A Interior Design; Custom Finishes by Shine. Stone City; Corvin Floors + Cabinets. Excellent security system. Painting by Perry Rankin. GreenwellLandscape.com; Interior Bath & Lighting Gallery; Baker Pressure Washing. Interiors by Rachel Brosky.