Louisville Magazine

MAR 2017

Louisville Magazine is Louisville's city magazine, covering Louisville people, lifestyles, politics, sports, restaurants, entertainment and homes. Includes a monthly calendar of events.

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LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 3.17 77 the best end By Michelle Eigenheer Photos by Mickie Winters These beautiful homes are in west Louisville. Opposite and this page: Kellie and Amos Hudson's Portland home. Kellie and Amos Hudson Portland Kellie Hudson and her husband Amos rented their home for 15 years before buying it in 1997. After an initial purchase of $87,000, the couple has invested an estimated $40,000 to $50,000 in improvements, with Amos, a bricklayer, doing most of the labor himself. e newest addition is an ultra-modern office space, complete with a black ceiling, a decorative silver wall panel and contemporary light fixtures. e attic hides scorch marks from a fire that burned down the back of the structure, originally a camelback. It was rebuilt as a single-story home before the Hudsons ever stepped inside. Now, sleek floors, an open kitchen, a sliding barnwood door, recessed lighting and a house- wide speaker system give the space a contemporary feel. Kellie's mother grew up in Shively and moved to Portland later in life, which prompted Kellie to come back home after living in Colorado, where she met Amos. "I like it down here because you're close to everything," Kellie says. "We love to go to concerts, to ballgames, out to eat. We're so close to downtown." "You can go anywhere you want from here," Amos says. Kerrie and Chris Clifford Portland "I'm a lifer," says Chris Clifford. A seventh-generation (or so) resident of the neighborhood, he grew up a few blocks away from the Portland home where he lives with his wife Kerrie, sister to Kellie Hudson. While the couple was looking for a home more than 20 years ago, their current house went on the market.

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