The Cottage That Lexington Designed!


Nestled at the end of Walnut Grove Lane lies Walnut Grove Estates, a hidden gem in Lexington real estate.

Three years ago, our homeowners were looking for a new home with just enough square footage (2,600 sq.ft. main floor – 5,200 total, including the basement) to start their semi-retired lives. Walnut Grove was the perfect fit with its larger lot size, green space, and ponds. “You feel like you are living in the country, yet you are 3 miles from Hamburg,” the owners said. Real Quiet Lane (and yes, it really is quiet) made the perfect address for their next chapter.

The couple purchased this newly built “cottage” and set out to make this open concept home the definition of local. They made it their mission to shop local and truly support Lexington’s small businesses. “Don’t get me wrong, you will see the Wayfair rug or TJ Maxx accent lamp, but undoubtedly when it came to the larger ticket items, they all came from local stores and with surprisingly good pricing,” the homeowners explained. “We knew what colors and patterns we liked, but we needed someone to help pull it all together and to tell us we were on the right track.” Enter Mr. Justin Morris, co-owner of Norwalk Furniture.

“Justin was the designer on our home, and he just got me. We love busy patterns, color, chinoiserie, and toiles. He is a master at adding some new stylish pieces – such as wallpaper, sofas, custom drapery – while also utilizing some things I already owned in a different way.”

Justin suggested painting the custom wooden range hood a rich black with gold accents, and it was a game-changer!

The heated pool is 12’x7’... just big enough for the family of 8 when the kids come home, but small enough to be little to no maintenance.

Cool factor: the pool was built on concrete block and beams to the second story in order to be on the main level.