Tucked away in the middle of a bustling retail area on Frankfort Avenue sits a wooden door. All down this stretch of Frankfort Avenue, there are a few of these doors, inconspicuously located next to the businesses. Look upwards and you will see two stories of windows above the retail. These are all beautiful condominiums above this retail space — and you probably never knew they existed.
Brittany Bennett, owner of Posh Home in Chenoweth Plaza, and her husband own one of these condominiums, where they live with their two children. Her personal style is found throughout the home, saturating the space with a cool, chic aesthetic. They put this condo on the market two years ago, and it generated no interest, so they decided to stay. Since then, they updated the paint and added different lighting fixtures, making their condo into a true showpiece. They decided to put it on the market again, with Kentucky Select Properties, and this time around it sold in a couple of days in a bidding war. One look inside and you’ll see why.
Though located on a bustling street near a very busy train track, the homeowners say that the condo is soundproof. They have never heard a neighbor or any real noise coming from the street unless it was exceptionally loud. They have an urban lifestyle here, walking to restaurants, stores, the park and the library. They have no yard, so there is no green space to maintain, but they do have a private garage, so parking is never a worry.
There are entrances to the ground level from the garage and from the front (facing Frankfort Avenue). Both are private entrances that lead to a stairwell and an elevator. The residences are all located on the second and third floors of this building as again, the first floors are all retail.
Brittany has enviable personal style and great advice for decorating any space. First, she likes to incorporate antiques, mainly family ones, into every room. In a house full of modern decor and furniture, there is always a space for an antique to blend seamlessly. She also likes to incorporate an element of green into each room, whether it be the color of the fabric or a plant, as it’s a natural fit into each space of the house. A large amount of the furniture and decor in her home is from her own store, Posh Home.
The main floor boasts 12-foot ceilings, creating a large open space. It’s here that you’ll find the large great room that houses the kitchen, dining area and living room. The view from this great room is stunning, with a vast expanse of windows looking out onto Frankfort Avenue. A large linear chandelier was added in the dining room, and two Hicks pendants were added in the kitchen. They also added the champagne silk drapes to this room and their master bedroom, but found that they enjoyed the natural light so much that they hardly ever shut them. This room was formerly painted beige and they lightened up the palette by painting it a light grey.
Down the hall from the kitchen is a private den, painted dark blue with wood paneling. It feels like a private study tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the great room. With substantial fabrics throughout, this room is the perfect place to watch television or to escape and read a book. The green velvet sofa is flanked by two skirted club chairs on either side, all centered around a leather tufted ottoman. The bookshelf on the side of the fireplace has a surprise: it is a secret door to a small private office. This hidden room has a window and is a quiet space that can be used as an office, a playroom or even for storage. The room also a powder room, painted dark blue.
Head up to the third floor to find the two ensuite bedrooms as well as the office/sitting area. Natural light bathes the entire area, due to the skylight cupola. Again, plush fabrics are used to create a comforting texture, with a velvet chair by Jonathan Adler and a faux fur stool by Nate Berkus in the seating vignette in the corner of the room. A red leather-topped desk and scalloped-back black chair are a modern take on office furniture. A large fiddlehead fern stands tall in the corner of the room, adding an element of green to the space. A jute blend area rug ties the entire area together.
There are two large ensuite bedrooms on this floor. The bedroom that spans the front of the house is large enough for two twin beds, a dresser, an antique toy chest and a sitting and play area. It also has a large walk-in closet and a full bathroom. This room is painted ivory and incorporates red, white and blue into all of the decor and fabrics.
This condominium is going to make its next owners very happy, we are sure of it!
- Kitchen/Dining Room/Living Room: Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore
- Den/Powder Room: Van Deusen Blue by Benjamin Moore
- Master Bedroom and Bath: Quiet Moments by Benjamin Moore
Light fixtures by Circa Lighting
Majority of the decor by Posh Home
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