A serene setting in Persimmon Ridge provided the perfect spot for boutique owner Alison Lawton and husband Eric to create their perfect family home from the ground up.
They say that home is where the heart is and, in the case of the home of Alison and Eric Lawton, that statement definitely rings true. Their gracious, custom-built home is a realization of a shared vision of a perfect environment for their family. For several years, they lived happily in an East End development, but still longed to find a home that was more ideally suited to their lifestyle and family, which includes daughter Layni and dogs, Brodie and Goliath. “We searched for over two years to find a home that met our needs. When we decided to build, one of our favorite parts of the process was implementing what we had sought to buy in an existing home,” Allison shares. “Our builder, Tracee Dore helped us bring our vision to life. We loved her ideas. She has great design sense and style along with an impeccable attention to detail.”
Alison is extremely creative in her own right and brings her refined sense of style into each room.
“I strived for a comfortable, easy-going atmosphere where dogs and friends are always welcome.”
Her keen eye for interior design is cultivated by a busy professional life includes not only working as a manufacturer’s rep, but also as one of the owners of two Frankfort Avenue shops, The Urban Farmhouse and The Urban Farmgirls with friend, Kimberly Beyer. “I needed a relaxing environment as well as a functional workspace,” she says, “I never want someone to feel like our house is too formal to have fun.”
The bucolic setting of the home is the perfect antidote to two busy careers. “We love the serenity the landscape offers,” Alison says. Their property in Persimmon Ridge is surrounded by a nature preserve that will never be developed, and it adds an element of privacy that they incorporated into their outdoor design. Surrounded by mature trees and a manicured landscape, the home has a variety of spots that are designed for relaxation. The covered porch features a hanging bed adorned with vibrant pillows. Accent chairs embrace a long table making al fresco dining very appealing. Lounge chairs surround the inviting pool while cool evenings are spent conversing around the built in fire pit. The entire expansive outdoor living space invites relaxation after a long day.
“We spend most of our time in the kitchen and the great room,” Alison reflects. An open concept allows the rooms to flow and provides ample space for entertaining. The large island cloaked in marble takes center stage in the kitchen and is a favorite gathering spot. Wood beams, brightened by chrome pendant light fixtures add warm up the vast space. Counter space is abundant and appreciated when preparing to entertain.
“I love all of the elements implemented in our home,” says Alison. “It is our oasis that is comfortable and wonderful for entertaining our family and friends. It is our own peaceful paradise.”
Alison and Eric’s TOP SOURCES
These are the local experts who helped the Lawton’s create their dream home:
Builder/ Designer: Tracee Dore
Interior Designer: Elisha Pucek from The Urban Farmhouse
Kirby Barber of Barber Cabinets
Broc Hutchison of Sunset Pools
Allison Corothers of Summer Classics
Window Treatments: Willie Martins
John Yakimovicz of Jack’s Landscaping
Marty Leet of Eleet Stone Countertops
The Tile Shop
Flooring Gallery in Lexington, Kentucky (barn wood fence floors)