Custom Home in Lexington KY

A home designed especially for the enjoyment of family and friends.


This home roots itself within a spacious kitchen interacting with an octagon breakfast area and open hearth room.  The outdoor covered living spaces have two accesses.  One is an oversize hideaway screened-in porch with fireplace and the other is a covered veranda with an outdoor kitchen/bar that borders an outdoor pool.  From the kitchen you enter into a two story great room giving way to a major focal point of the home:  a two story fireplace with built-ins on each side.  The upper section of the great room contains a coffered ceiling and a second floor overlook from a walkway connecting the second floor bedrooms.  The great room is open to the main entrance but separated by large paneled wood columns.  The foyer gives way to a beautiful radius stair system slightly hidden off to the side leading to the second floor only.  The home has a second stair system that accesses all floors.  The opposite side of the foyer is an open music room.

Special Features

One of the unique features of this home is that one can access an office from the landing between the first and second floors.  Just as exciting is the entry to a beautiful home theater from the lower landing before you arrive at the basement.  The home’s exterior is a reflection of the European Old World style. It portrays steep pitch hip roofs, multi-paned windows, and exterior veneers of brick and stone.  The distinctive turret roof and arched entry way complete the desired effect.  Roof dormers give light and a timeless character to second floor bedroom and study spaces.  This is a wonderfully designed home for a wonderful sharing family.

  • Architectural specifications
  • Main Level 4514 square foot.
  • Second lever 2563 square foot.
  • Basement area finished 4515 square foot.

Follow Up Services & Inspection

We also provide post-design services for clients, if requested.  These include assistance in choosing a builder, pre-construction reviews with your builder, permits and code navigation, building materials selection and inspections throughout the stages of building from foundation to framing to final walk-through.

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McAtee Run House in Lexington KY

Old World Romantics is the only way to describe this home and the client for which it was designed.  Magnificent in every aspect.  Every detail from the number of window panes per window sash to the hand carved newel post supporting an elegant bowed hand rail that rises graciously to the second floor from a modest but cozy foyer was meticulously designed and integrated into the project.  The collaboration of timeless materials brought together in this home speaks volumes about the commitment the owner had to reach architectural standard few can even imagine.

Descriptions of the Rooms

The foyer is flanked on the left by a handsome wood paneled office warmed by a traditional fireplace.  The side wall is filled with floor-to-ceiling bookcases interrupted by a small cased opening.  The opening gives way to a quaint corridor leading to a private bath and eventually a main hallway to other areas of the house.  To the right of the foyer our eyes are drawn through a stately living room to a massive cast stone fireplace sided with full glass French doors.  These doors lead to individual balconies.

The main hallway is wide and spacious leading to a wonderfully naturally lit dining room.  The end of the dining room is set off by a half radius wall lined with five tall windows.  The side wall is shared by an intriguing but charming fireplace and built-in hutch.  The ceiling is spaced with wood beams adding even more Old World elegance.  Mid way in the main hallway, the ceiling is composed of intersecting gothic arches identifying a small offset leading to the owner’s suite and sitting room.  The spacious owner’s suite is filled with heart felt intimacy and warmed by yet another beautiful cast stone fireplace.  In the center of the suite the ceiling is gently lifted upwards by a barrel vaulted ceiling trimmed with wood panels.

Old World architecture inheritably is filled with traditional.  It can bond and enrich a family’s lifestyle.  The client has very strong family values and is deeply committed to embellishing everyday chores or activities that bring the family together.  These characteristics are strongly displayed by the interactions of the kitchen, great room and breakfast areas.  These areas have been meticulously planned allowing each space to interact and play on one another.  Together they share natural lighting and dramatic ceiling heights displaying exposed wood beams and double stacked windows.

Oversized arched doors lead to a covered terrace with an outdoor fireplace.  The breakfast room is of a radius design with curved built-in hutches on each side of the entrance.  These are a graceful reminder of the level of craftsmanship demonstrated throughout the entire house.  The lower level takes family fun to a whole other realm.  The children’s play room is accessed by a stage door leading to a small but functional stage which is part of a magnificent two story movie theater.  But the fun doesn’t stop here.  On the next to last seating row you will find a small hidden entrance to a spiral slide which takes you back to the play room.

Inspiration of the Home

Other amenities are an exercise room, billiard room, virtual golf range, and a second kitchen.  There is ample storage throughout the entire lower level.  This home is without question full of design surprises which are extensions of the owner’s passions and personal touches.  But also without question, this house is rooted in the spirit of Old World design and craftsmanship and is as unusual as it is stunning.

Architectural Specifications

Total living sq.ft. Approximately 14,054 sq. ft.

Total garage space = 1,449 sq. ft.

Covered porch area = 1,253 sq. ft.