The inside of the home has seen major updates to the kitchen-dining area as well as the bathrooms. The kitchen-dining area transformed a tiny kitchen and formal dining room into a spacious open floor plan with modern appliances and an island where guests can gather, socialize, and entertain. Continuing to keep the environmental integrity of the home in mind, the three original wood burning fireplaces have been retained and converted to gas and electric heat to increase safety and decrease pollution.
In line with preserving the historical integrity, great care was taken to ensure original pieces remained in some form during renovations. The entry staircase retains a cured balustrade and railing (reportedly curved in the local creek by the original builders), and the arched ceiling of the main hall repeats the theme and highlights of the original home design. In the combined kitchen-dining area, the large bay window retains its original design while providing light and view of nature while the parlor retains both the original chandelier as well as a white marble fireplace resucred from a former river-boat captain's home in Booneville. Finally, the great room combines the two rooms of the original brick structure into a single, spacious living room with rock fireplaces and solid walnut fixtures such as a built-in cabinet, chair railings, mantelpieces, and doors.
The owners of the Briarwood Estate attribute the outstanding and beneficial work on the renovation of the home to these businesses:
Ketchum-Up Services - Stephen Ketchum, Owner & Builder
Studio Home - Jon Trigg, Co-Owner and Lead Designer
Korte Tree Service -Josh Korte, Owner and Certified Arborist
Mark Hall Cabinetry -Mark and Stephanie Hall, Owners