This family has become a part of the Corinthian family as a multi-renovation client over the past several years. As always it was fun to help them achieve their goals with this renovation. They had outgrown their isolated kitchen which was separated from their family room and asked us to design a space that would provide an open floor concept for their first floor living spaces. In addition, they asked us to design and build a detached golf simulator and entertaining pavilion for their three active boys.
The golf pavilion is closely situated to the house via new patio’s and multiple seating areas. A wood burning fireplace on the exterior of the pavilion and a separate firepit makes chilly fall evenings a delight. The custom golf simulator inside the pavilion is a godsend for this family of golfers, complete with a seating area for quiet cheering and a beverage fridge, popcorn maker and TV for keeping an eye on their favorite sports team. This additional living space has become an integral part of this family’s lifestyle and has added hours of glorious entertainment.
We opened their kitchen, adding square foot real estate to the back of the home, as well as removing the wall that separated the family room from the kitchen and back door access. With this additional space and by reconfiguring their back entry and powder bath areas, we were able to give them a designated mudroom area complete with lockers and a frosted glass pocket door. A custom-built hutch to complement the kitchen was added near this area filled with pantry overflow and snacks to grab on their way out the door. A more accommodating powder bath with black custom vanity and mitred countertop was added with easy access for the pavilion.
With this reconfiguration of space, we were able to repurpose their existing dining area into a coffee station and seating area. Custom walnut cabinetry featuring black trimmed glass front upper cab and floating shelves for display, their impressive coffee maker allows guests to make their favorite hot beverage, including the use of a small bar sink. This opens nicely into the new spacious and open kitchen, complete with custom black and walnut cabinetry and a gorgeous black hood with gold trim. An island with end cabinet storage anchors this room and the Subzero and Wolf appliances add a nice stainless pop. Gorgeous brass light fixtures complete each space and enhance not only the aesthetics but also the function of each area. The new dining area opens between the kitchen and family room with plenty of seating for all and a nice visual of their large beautifully landscaped back yard and new pavilion. The family room is not only easily accessible from the kitchen and dining areas, but it also received an updated bar area, complete with new cabinetry, countertops, beverage fridge and antique glass backsplash.
In this homeowners’ own words:
“Our backyard was transformed with the addition of our own personal golf house built by Corinthian Fine Homes. We have children that enjoy golf and dream of playing golf in college. Living in Indiana, one of the challenges of playing golf is that for 4-5 months of the year, the weather doesn’t always cooperate. My husband had a “pie-in-the-sky” idea to build someplace where our family could practice in the winter, and we could extend our home and flow into an outdoor entertaining space. Corinthian worked with us to develop our ideas into a truly spectacular physical presence that provides a practice area, additional storage and a warm outside area which features areas for lounging and dining. I don’t think there has been a day that we haven’t used an aspect of this design. I am in love with both the look and functionality of it all! We can’t imagine life without it!”
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This beautiful home won an award:
- 2021 Chrysalis Regional Award – Detached Outbuilding
Location: Meridian Kessler, IN
- 14’ high ceilings with cozy seating area
- Simulator bar area with beverage refrigerator and popcorn maker
- Golf simulator with combined putting green
- Golf club storage closets with barned doors
- Dining room with ocular window
- Family room bar area with antique mirror glass wall with glass shelves
- Built in mudroom lockers with shoe cubbies
- Wall papered powder bath with framed mirror and furniture piece vanity
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