By Kristen Brown • Photos by R. Caligaris
When Hal and Gina Averett decided to move from their Midtown home, they chose to build a gorgeous home in Glen Arden, located in the rolling and wooded hills of Green Island Hill, right in the heart of North Columbus.
Hal is a prominent builder in the Columbus area and pays particular detail to the accessibility his homes provide for everyday life and all you love to do. From sewing and craft rooms to specially designed cabinets for your china collection, Hal Averett does more than just build spectacular homes, he creates custom dream homes with your specific interests in mind.
The foyer has beautiful travertine marble flooring, a coffered ceiling and a large antique Flemish tapestry hanging on the wall. Stunning flower arrangements in silver trumpet vases were created by Gina.
The formal living room features hickory floors with a seagrass rug bound in cork from Flooring and More. The light wood floors contrast the dark stained wood on the doors and the beams on the ceiling. The Greek statue on the right was bought by Hal when he and Gina were first married from the Garden Center at Montgomery Wards.
The light wooden flooring is a warm contrast to the mahogany stained trim. A rich leather chair and ottoman offer a cozy, comfortable spot by the fire. The horse over the fireplace is a Sarah Rowe carving; it was a Christmas gift to Gina from Hal and has moved from fireplace to fireplace as they have moved over the years.
The formal dining area is at the end of the large living room where an antique oriental carpet sets the dining room apart from the formal living room. The slip-covered chairs are monogrammed in a Victorian script with VA (Gina’s initials) and were done by Cotton Blossom. The marble and iron consoles were designed by Hal. Another great feature is the direct view from the dining area to the wall fountain outside.
The kitchen, a dream for a great cook like Gina, is an incredibly efficient work space with all the gourmet necessities. The gorgeous granite counter tops from Took For Granite accentuate the bright cabinetry and dark wood of the island.
The French Country aesthetic is evident in the color palette and a deep red stove adds another punch of color to the room. It is no wonder that a kitchen of this stature creates a welcome atmosphere for family, friends and great food.The granite countertops from Took for Granite are used on both the island and the cabinets. The faux finishing on the cabinets and the wall paint was done by Sue Bushka and the cabinets are by Calvin Culpepper.
Right off the living room is the elegant master bedroom that provides separate sleeping and sitting areas. The carpet, from Flooring and More, compliments the colors and patterns in the room.
The master bath evokes serenity and relaxation. A spa-like atmosphere is perpetuated with the natural light cascading into the room above the bathtub. Fixtures in the bathroom are from Ferguson Bath & Kitchen Gallery.
French doors from the kitchen lead to an outdoor covered seating area. Stone floors, textured kilim pillows and a wood burning fireplace give this outdoor space a warm and cozy feel.
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