Authentic Victorian Charm with Timeless Italian Elegance

When long-time writer, designer and entrepreneur, Dana McMahan fell in love with an overgrown Queen Anne Victorian home dubbed "Sleeping Beauty," she quickly added home renovator and fairy godmother to her resume. Her elegant designs paired with the classic style and structure of the old Louisville, KY home gave the project a perfect ending.

The Victorian character and charm were hidden in plain sight, and Dana knew that with some TLC, the kitchen would be a showstopper. The love of Italian design and Old World flourishes shine through in this unique property with an emphasis on luxury finishes including a Bertazzoni range, Bertazzoni island range hood, and design-forward fixtures to elevate the classic kitchen.

An Innovative Focal Point in a Historic Home

Balancing the home's history and style with thoughtful adaptations for today's needs, the Bertazzoni Master Series Range brings a luxurious touch to this revitalized kitchen.


"Choosing one starring element, the Bertazzoni 36” All Gas Range in Matte White, provided a focal point. Everything else could then be chosen to complement, but not attempt to outshine, the stove’s design." 


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Classic Style with Powerful Performance

Dana's Bertazzoni Range in her own home was all the inspiration she needed when renovating this kitchen. The show-stopping gleam of the metal and mixed finishes coupled with Bertazzoni's powerful all-gas functions made the Master Series Range a clear choice for the home.


"After four years of cooking on my range and seeing the response of everyone who walks in my door, there was no way I could imagine anything else in this latest renovation project. I love how blazingly fast you can bring things to boil, and the massive oven with its edge to edge glass that makes it so much easier to keep clean! The engineering and craftsmanship behind the range mean it’s an heirloom quality piece that will anchor this kitchen for many years to come."


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Visual Intrigue Contrasts with Historic Character

The Bertazzoni range hood with modern lines and stainless steel visually contrasts with the authentic character of the exposed brick while providing a unique island solution that maintains the room's sight line. The hood includes energy efficient LED lights, and a remote control for convenient settings adjustments, and integrates easily into Dana's thoughtful kitchen design.


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Blending Original Charm with Modern Touches

The renovation of this Queen Victorian home was a testament to combining preserved historic details and thoughtfully-curated modern elements. "We wanted to be true to the house’s original design and pay tribute to the craftsmanship found in the inlaid floors and pocket doors, while fully embracing the glamor of the gilded age with luxurious finishes like the show-stopping design of a Bertazzoni range starring in the kitchen."


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Thoughtfulness and Care in Every Detail

"The selection of the most important appliance in the house speaks volumes about the thought that went into this renovation. We care about details large and small, we understand and appreciate the highest quality in engineering and design, and we knew that the re-imagined home deserves something so beautiful at its heart."


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