By Sadie Fowler | Photos by Brian Packard
A t the very heart of residential living in the Lovers Lane area of Bowling Green, Kentucky, sits the Boyd family’s home — a modern-style farmhouse located at 205 Lafayette Lane, in the Traditions subdivision.
Johnston Boyd is not only the developer of the subdivision, which came to life in 2008, but he is also a resident, raising his young family; daughter Piper and son Brady, alongside his wife, Ashlee Miller Boyd.
Life is busy for the Boyd family; and the premise behind the very subdivision Boyd created is to help combat the craze of that everyday life faced by most American families.
Traditions was designed to make everyday life for its residents extraordinary. It features luxury homes in a wide variety of styles and sizes, in thoughtful detail, to fit every need among anyone searching for a turnkey lifestyle. Maintenance packages, workout facilities, tennis and basketball courts, a swimming pool, and playground are highlights of the featured amenities.
“In this neighborhood, intricate spaces become more important,” Boyd said. “I grew up in the construction business, but I really liked this concept here at the Traditions … I liked it because it was different, and I liked the variety in terms of architecture. Here, style variation matters greatly. It’s what gives the neighborhood appeal.”
A variety of price, floor plans and styles make up Traditions, which is going strong with room for 200 families upon completion. Boyd is looking forward to pushing forward and wrapping up the subdivision’s development in the upcoming months and years.
Members of Eastwood Baptist Church, the Boyd family is one that’s active in the Bowling Green community. Johnston enjoys coaching his children in sports and enjoying other outdoor activities together as a family, as well as traveling.
Boyd is also a member of the Bowling Green Noon Rotary Club, a graduate of Leadership Bowling Green’s class of 2010. In 2013, he was honored as the Chamber’s Volunteer of the Year award.
“I think community service and activism is vital to provide a vibrant and growing local economy — imperative to the success of any local business,” he said. “With a five and nine-year-old who are each very active in sports, arts, etc., I would say my life is primarily confined to helping and supporting their efforts today. It’s a contrast to a few years ago, when I was perhaps much more active in community activities. I enjoy the time I have with my family right now, and will grow back into more community-type activities as their lives mature.”
The very fact that Boyd and his family are so busy make it all that more important for them to love the hub of their lives — their home. It’s “all on one level living” features a very modern and open concept, which is great for entertaining and hosting dinners — many of them sports dinners and other fun and kid-centric festivities.
Boyd loves to cook, and considers the kitchen and living room space his favorite part of the home.