First Floor Blueprint
In 1949, Louisville architect Stratton Hammond created this blueprint to illustrate his plan to remodel Fairmount House. It is used here so you can see room arrangements and sizes. Notice how the front room was enlarged and two large terraces were added.
Blueprint of First Floor
This first floor blueprint is architect Stratton Hammon's 1949 design. We are using it to show the layout and size of the rooms.
A long hallway provides access to all the main rooms. Notice the thickness of the door jambs. The walls are 3 bricks wide.
The front door is flanked with frosted sidelights and a patterned transom. Wood trims define the room.
Lighted Newel Post Statue
D'Artagnan welcomes visitors and brightens the hallway.
Half-way up the Stairs
The hallway comes into view from the solid cherry staircase.
Living Room Window
A wall-size window provides great views year round.
Carrara Marble Fireplace
A stunning vintage mirror tops the fireplace.
The living room is trimmed in walnut and cherry.
An oak buffet is built around the stained glass window. Another carrara marble fireplace graces this room.
Arched Stained Glass Window
The design of this window serves as Fairmount's logo.
Ceiling Medallion & Chandelier
A vintage brass chandelier has been converted from gas to electricity. It is highlighted with a plaster ceiling medallion.
Another beautiful mirror tops the marble fireplace in the dining room.
The west end of this room is created by the large bay windows. The light-filled room is trimmed in butternut.
Butternut Fireplace & Mirror
The fireplace mantel is accented in marble, brass, and cast iron.
The fireplace features Eastlake designs.
The brass chandelier has an original wood ceiling medallion.
The large kitchen has plenty of room for a number of cooks.
The cabinets were designed to look like large pieces of furniture.
Eat In Area
A large south facing window was added in 1949. Natural light fills the kitchen.
Iron Cook Stove
A vintage cook stove is still vented to the chimney. We use it as a coffee bar.
Round Powder Room
The 7' x 7' turret with curved stained glass windows makes a delightful 1st floor powder room.
Powder Room Windows
There are two curved Eastlake style windows in the room. The design is a precursor to the British Arts and Craft movement.
Enclosed Back Porch
This area was once an open porch. In the early 1900s it was enlarged and enclosed.
South Porch Wall
When the porch was enclosed, a pine floor and a pressed tin ceiling were added. The door leads to the kitchen.
West Porch Wall
This door is an entrance to the dining room. Behind the railing are the stairs to the basement.
Stained Glass Window
Another Eastlake design window features a simple geometric pattern.