A perfectly manicured lawn and slate blue exterior are focal points of the split-level craftsman off Lovers Lane.
Owner Bryson Richey purchased the home a couple of years ago when his brother, insurance agent Ross Richey, decided to sell.
“I was about to graduate from Western Kentucky University,” Bryson said. “I knew I wanted to stay in Bowling Green and I knew I would be kicking myself if I didn’t go ahead and buy and keep it in the family.”
Darrel Sweets of Sweets Design Build is the mastermind behind the house that Ross built in 2008.
The three-bedroom, two-bath house is located on a large corner lot, which is surprisingly quiet and seemingly secluded given its proximity to a busy thoroughfare. Landscaping along the deck and a fenced-in backyard add privacy.
Bryson was a music major at WKU and is an associate organist at Brentwood United Methodist Church in Brentwood, Tenn. With music coursing through his veins, he needed a home that could accommodate his two grand pianos. The open living and dining room concept does just that.
“Sitting in front of the double window at the front of the house, I was able to dovetail my two grand pianos for a perfect look at the entrance,” Bryson said.
The home has a large upstairs bonus room, giving it a split-level floor plan. Its character is marked by dark, wide-planked hardwood floors, beautiful granite counters and large windows, allowing for natural light to flood in throughout the day.
A unique feature of the exterior is the color of the house’s hardy board.
“I receive so many inquiries from people interested in the color of paint,” Bryson said.
The color is Pacific Blue by CertainTeed, a nod to the classic feel of a Cape Cod.
Thick white columns frame the front door, and two rocking chairs are perfectly positioned on the front porch, making the Briteway Drive home just as inviting on the outside as the inside.