501 Chinoe Road Lexington KY 40502

Whitney and Rick Pannell, REALTORS
Published on May 7, 2019

501 Chinoe Road Lexington KY 40502

From its unique cast stone façade to the abundance of awesome amenities within, this one of a kind property is a rare find. Located on a corner lot with a large front yard with mature trees, the house also possesses a flat back yard perfect for planting, playing, and other outdoor activities. A circular driveway and side street entrance from Cochran Road make for easy access. Upon stepping inside, the charm of this special house washes over you like the natural light that fills the entire first floor. A classic floorplan coupled with a multitude of windows and arched doorways lend to an overall openness and casual elegance. Hardwood floors in a rich walnut and a neutral color palette couple to enhance the flow of this 4837 square foot home. Upon entering, to your right, you’ll find a stately living room. One wall is occupied by a gorgeous fireplace with an artisan-feel stone surround and black marble hearth flanked by built-in bookshelves and cabinets. A multi-level tray ceiling adds a distinguished touch. The space strikes the perfect balance of rustic and sophisticated and is ideal for both cozying up for a movie night or hosting a small soiree. Just through a set of glass-paned doors, the spacious, fully-renovated kitchen serves as the heart of the home. Modern stainless-steel appliances combine with white wood custom cabinetry with sleek silver fixtures for a timeless effect. All appliances are from Kitchen Aid, and include a double oven, gas range with matching stove hood, and side by side refrigerator. An ample island containing a sink with a gooseneck faucet supplies plenty of room for food preparation and gathering. All countertops are in a durable quartz with a classic marble finish. On two walls, a gray and white, glass tile backsplash in an offset pattern brings a bit of shimmer and style. The marble-look ceramic tile floor is low-maintenance, lasting, and beautifully compliments the countertops. The attached dining room boasts another multi-level tray ceiling. A wall of glass doors welcomes in more light and opens onto a covered porch with Doric columns, stamped stone concrete, and a wooden ceiling in a chevron pattern with inset lighting. The porch overlooks the manicured back lawn and provides the optimal outdoor oasis for greeting the morning with a cup of coffee or winding down at the end of the day. A set of double archways seamlessly connects the kitchen to the commodious, vaulted den with French doors opening onto a patio. In addition, arched pass-throughs add architectural interest and visual flow. The owner’s suite is teeming with extraordinary enhancements including a tray ceiling; a pair of walk-in closets with built in drawers, shelves, and racks for easy organization; and a stunning wooden accent wall created from a variety of finishes ranging from light pine to deep mahogany. Two expansive windows welcome in the sun, with one overlooking the back lawn. Again, form meets function in the en suite bathroom which contains a double vanity, heated floors, and a high-tech, dimmable lighted, touch mirror. It offers both a soaking tub with polished silver claw feet and hardware and a capacious, walk-in shower. A contemporary wall-mount toilet backed with glass tile in gradations of gray rounds out the room. The first floor holds two additional bedrooms, each with roomy closets and wide windows. There is also a second full bath. The finished basement, with its wall-to-wall stone fireplace and fully-equipped wet bar is designed for entertaining and destined to be a favorite space. The bar itself is constructed of a dark stone, topped with quartz, and comes replete with a sink, ice maker, and wine fridge. The custom-constructed backbar is painted pewter gray with craftsman cut-outs and provides mirrored, glass display shelves, as well as cabinets and drawers for storage. The durable, manufactured tile floor has the look of white ash wood and establishes an element of warmth. Canned lights and windows provide the entire area with soft light. The basement also contains a full bath and two bonus rooms, which are amply sized to be used as a home gym, media room, craft room, office, or additional sleeping. There is also an updated laundry with loads of extra storage and a chute from upstairs for added convenience. The laundry room is equipped with a sump pump. Throughout the home, you’ll be impressed with its state-of-the-art technology, including automatic Hunter Douglas window blinds, a nondescript speaker system built into the ceiling, and Nest thermostats ensuring both comfort and energy efficiency. Eight exterior cameras with views of both the front and backyard, and accessible through your phone, provide a sense of security. There is also an automated sprinkler system controlled by iPhone irrigation. In addition, both the home’s HVAC system and water heater are updated. The residence is conveniently located within minutes of Romany Road with its restaurants, grocery store, pharmacy, and post office; the many businesses of Chevy Chase; the historical Ashland-the Henry Clay Estate with its grounds and gardens; and downtown with all it has to offer.