Behind the Scenes: Sandy Hook Farmhouse

We’re often asked about our upcoming projects - what we’re working on, what inspires us, along with the challenges and take-aways a designer encounters with a project. This week on the DOVETAIL blog, we’re starting a miniseries following a project from start to finish. We’re giving our readers a snapshot of what happens behind the scenes, how the process works, and what it takes to see a design come to fruition.

Several months ago, a client came to us with plans to build a farmhouse tucked away in the hills of eastern Kentucky. We’ve been working with the couple (who by the way have been so down-to-earth and such a delight to work with) to develop concepts for the interior… more of that to come!

This week, however, we were able to meet the builder on site to discuss the site grade, basement plan, and revisions needed to basement level window and door locations in order to accommodate the site. All of that is in the works, but here are a couple photos of the site I managed to snap while trekking through the mud and drizzling rain!

interior design firm lexington ky new construction residential
interior design firm lexington ky new construction residential

The site is surrounded by woods and rolling hills and makes for a picturesque setting, even on cold and rainy days. This area is in a beautiful part of the state with the Daniel Boone National Forest and a large man-made lake nearby. The drive back to Lexington was a great way to take in the scenery of changing leaves and lake views.

Be sure to check back in to follow the progress! Until then, I’ll leave you with this roadside photo:

Stunning lake views along the way.

Stunning lake views along the way.

Are you preparing to build and need additional design advice? Feel free to reach out, we’re happy to help!