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Story by Emily Robertson | Photography by Darren Harris | Harris Visual Media

Many homes are built to be beautiful and functional but Tom Goodworth and Brian Miller built the home at 8656 Drakes Boulevard to be all those things, while also giving back and helping a local organization.

Tom Goodworth Construction and Brian Miller Contracting LLC donated time and resources and built the house as a showcase home in the Builders Association of South Central Kentucky’s Parade of Homes. All proceeds for the sale of the home went to the association. The association presents the Parade of Homes each year, as well as the local Home Expo and the showcase home allowed the organization to raise funds for their daily work.

“The Builders Association is a trade organization comprised of everyone involved in the local building industry,” Association CEO Anita Napier says. “We have a registered builders program
where any builder who is a part of the program has to go through a vetting process where their
finances, past builds and suppliers are reviewed. They also must do continuing education, so
when you use a registered builder, you know they have been checked out and vetted.”
With the ongoing pandemic, the association was not able to raise support in typical ways they
do through attendance at the parade of homes and the expo, so Goodworth and Miller began
to plan the showcase home as a way to give to the organization they strongly support. “We
knew the association was struggling with funds because people were staying home instead of
going to events, so we were trying to figure out a way to generate some funds,” Goodworth
says. “I told them I would do the showcase home and Brian got on board. This was the first
showcase home the association had for the last few years and this was the first time Brian and I built a home together.”

The two builders worked to come up with a design and layout for the four bedroom, three and
a half bath, 2,725 square foot home. Both builders loved the open floor plan and the added
features of the home that made it unique. “It has vaulted ceilings in the great room with a
fireplace and built-ins,” says Miller. “I love the open concept, and the walk-in pantry, as well as
the open staircase.”

Miller’s wife, Ashley, a local real estate agent with Coldwell Banker – Progressive Real Estate Group, worked to hand-select finishes and paint colors for the build. As an agent who tours many local homes, she has the unique position to see what the public likes and what people gravitate toward in paint colors and tiles on a daily basis.

She knew she wanted to do some fun things with finishes in the home, while keeping it neutral enough to appeal to a wide variety of people. For paint, she used Sherwin Williams Repose Gray for much of the home’s walls, but went with some unique options for tile. “I really had fun with the tile in this home,” Ashley says. “One of the bathrooms upstairs had a retro, small hexagon tile in a flower pattern on the floor.”

For interior design, the builders turned to Dan Angle of Bowling Green Home Furnishings, to outfit the space for the Parade of Homes debut. With a blank space to fill with beautiful décor, Angle decided to focus on a type of person who would live in the home and based his choices around that idea. “While I was designing the space, I was thinking of a young couple, well traveled, with a taste for collecting art and unique things,” Angle says. “I took a bit of a mid-century modern twist on the modern farmhouse.”

Angle says that the home has a great layout, with a huge kitchen and the unique butler’s pantry, and he wanted to respect the sight lines of the open concept and make sure that the furnishings in every room related to the rest of the home. Angle’s favorite piece in the home design was a mix of nature, art and function. “The live edge coffee table is both furniture and sculpture,” Angle says. “I love the one of a kind nature of it in the living room. It really anchors the space.”

The build, design and location all combined to help the home win the “People’s Choice” award, voted on by those who attend the Parade of Homes. “I was told people who went through the home were impressed in the quality of our build and the finishes we used in it,” Miller says. “It is the kind of home where people can really envision themselves living there and that makes us really happy.”

This “People’s Choice” Home would not have been possible without the work of these many Bowling Green businesses:

Builder: Tom Goodworth Construction and Brian Miller
Contracting LLC
Roof: Charcoal Timberline, Eric Gill Roofing
Masonry: Alley Cassetty, Tom Goodworth Construction
Siding: James Hardie, Tom Goodworth Construction
Soffit and Gutters: Tom Goodworth Construction
Windows: Sprouse Windows, ACFS Lumber
Front Door: ACFS Lumber
Garage Door: Overhead Door of BG
Porches/Sidewalks: Artisan Concrete
Exterior and Interior Lighting: Bowling Green Winlectric
Landscaping: Hughes Construction Services
Carpet: The Decorating Centre
Hardwood: Atroguard, The Decorating Centre
Ceramic Tile: Tile Trends, Southern Home Flooring
Wall Paint: Repose Gray, Alexander Custom Painting
Interior Doors and Trim: ACFS Lumber, R & S Trim
Door Hardware: Callan, ACFS Lumber
Cabinetry: Bluegrass Cabinet Company
Countertops: Southern Kentucky Granite
Appliances: Ferguson Kitchen Bath & Lighting Gallery
Plumbing Fixtures: Ferguson Kitchen Bath & Lighting Gallery, Mike Miller Plumbing
Glass Shower Enclosures, Mirrors and Closets: Homeworks LLC
Fireplaces: 31W Insulation
Excavating: Hughes Construction Services
Furniture and Accessories: Bowling Green Home Furnishings

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