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Palatial home in Northern Kentucky highlights Cavalcade of Homes

With more than 15,000-square-feet of living space, a new Edgewood, Ky., home promises palatial touches during Northern Kentucky’s Home Builders Association’s Cavalcade of Homes, which will be held May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19 from noon to 5 p.m.
 
“There is no house around like this one,” says Linda Cochran of Tim Burks Builder, Inc., the house’s project manager. “We’ve done things for this home that haven’t been done in this area before, such as the 30-foot wall of glass doors that fully retract from the house’s lounge onto the outdoor covered porch.”
 
The identity of the home’s owner is under wraps, but when Tim Burks Builder was awarded the project in 2011, they were presented with a wish list, which included a limestone façade, a slate roof, water features, a pool and pool house and a lounge bar.
 
“It’s been an exciting project,” says Tim Burks of Tim Burks Builder. “Everyone is doing a great job, and it’s going to be fantastic when it’s finished.”
 
There are only a handful of “estate-type” homes in Edgewood, and the 15,950-square-foot home on Turkeyfoot Road towers above its neighbors. It sits on seven acres, and is inspired by turn-of-the-century classic French Chateau estates.
 
Although the house is brand new, the owner wanted many of the details to give off the feel of a 200-year-old home. The wood beams in the lounge ceiling were hand-distressed to look like they’re hundreds of years old, says Grace Jones of Dwellings in O’Bryonville, the house’s interior designer.
 
The house boasts a home theater, billiard room, home gym, Bacarat crystal faucets in the master bathroom, Swarovski crystals on the custom foyer staircase and gas outdoor lights, just to name a few.
 
The Cavalcade of Homes is in its 50th year. It will feature tours of a handful of new-build homes in Northern Kentucky, and a few of the builders will be available for questions. The event is free and open to the public.
 
By Caitlin Koenig
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