TOUR OF HOMES: GAME CHANGER

By Michelle Aiello

 

 

Tim & Heather Couch’s home was built around family & fun
Located on Brookmonte Lane, the home of former NFL quarterback Tim Couch and his wife Heather is one of the most dazzling properties in the Lexington area. The 12,794-square-foot, five bedroom, nine bathroom home is located in a quiet gated community on just over 10 acres of property surrounded by beautiful Bluegrass farmland. It has a large swimming pool, a four-car garage and an extensive list of amazing features.
According to Heather, she and Tim met in 1999 at a charity event. Tim had just been drafted into the NFL by the Cleveland Browns, and she was living on the west coast at the time (she is originally from Akron, Ohio). “Fast forward to today, we have been married for 12 years and have two sweet boys,” she said.  “Chase is eleven, and Brady just turned eight on St Patrick’s day.” As a complete surprise, one of Brady’s gifts was a seven-week old Golden Retriever puppy, so the family now has several pets including a yellow lab named Buddy that they rescued four years ago, along with two lizards, a bearded dragon named Cheese, and a leopard gecko named Toasty. “That only makes sense, right?” she laughed.
Tim and Heather hired a local architect Steve Albert and Warner Builders to design and construct the home in 2005. They moved into the home in December of 2007. The house is currently on the market, and is presented by Whitney Pannell of Keller Williams. Interested parties are welcome to contact Pannell at (859) 983-8080.
When asked to describe the style of the home, Heather said, “It’s been a constant work in progress. Since moving in ten years ago, we made several changes to fit our family’s needs. The style is a mix. I wanted to have a formal appeal and transitional comfort.

The Tuscan inspired coziness of our kitchen is very inviting. We really do use every room in our home, and that was one of the things that was very important to us from the start.


Heather also mentioned that one of her biggest concerns when building the home was their growing family. “Chase was in my belly when we began this process, and we knew we wanted another child, so keeping them in mind and making our home beautiful and comfortable were the main goals.”
The beautifully coffered ceilings and fantastic crown moldings throughout the home offer an artistic touch.  Other custom features include scraped hardwood flooring, custom wood cabinetry and a master bathroom with a combination soaking tub and fireplace, which divides the room into two distinct sections. Nearly every room in the house contains a mini refrigerator, so guests can help themselves to a cold drink anywhere they happen to be.
With amenities like a full Hollywood-style home theater, a wine cellar, a full gym with massage room, a wet bar, a full basketball court, an elevator to all three floors, luxe his-and-hers bathrooms with dual vanities and an oversized honeymoon shower, Thermador towel warming drawers in the shower, an outdoor kitchen with a Wolf grill, a fully equipped butler's pantry, and multiple terraces and balconies, it’s hard to imagine a buyer wanting anything else in a property.
“There are so many things we love about this home,” said Heather. “Tim loves his custom commercial gym, and he uses it daily. The privacy is priceless. Our kids love having friends over and running all over the property, they have Nerf wars and we love to roast s’mores on the patio fire pit.”
While spending time with family is a top priority for Tim and Heather, in his spare time, Tim is an avid golfer. “We also really enjoy taking our boys to practice and games in whatever sports or projects they are playing or participating at the time,” said Heather. “In addition,” she continued, “I volunteer at school as much as I can, and I’m on the board of The Lexington Cancer Foundation which is very near and dear to my heart.”
The family shares a fence with Juddmonte Farm, and loves seeing their beautiful horses in their backyard. Some of Heather’s personal favorite features are the huge wine cellar with a walkout basement and cozy covered patio just steps away from the custom pool. Designed by Mid American, the pool features a gorgeous sun shelf with geysers and fountain. 
When asked why they have decided to sell, Heather said, “We would like to build again here in Lexington. We enjoyed the experience first time around and would love to do it one more time.” We can’t wait to see what they come up with next. 

 


architect | Steve Albert and Warner Builders

listing agent | Whitney Pannell, Keller Williams

designed by | Courtney by Design (cincinnati)

kitchen design | Architectural Kitchens and Baths

flooring | Rodgers Floors and More

lighting | Lutron (installed by avid) surround sound and electronics | avid

appliances | Pieratt’s 

bathroom fixtures | Ferguson’s

pool | Mid American

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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