The Hathcock Home
When Bonnie and Levoy Hathcock were finally able to retire, she insisted that he decide the location to build their dream home. Levoy chose Cleveland, opting to settle down near his family and his roots. Together, the Hathcocks have spent years refining their French-style masterpiece of a home and its lush, expansive gardens. Nestled on a six-acre estate, the Hathcock’s home showcases their thoughtful planning and appreciation for French antiques, as well as favorite aspects of both of their lives – from Bonnie’s childhood dreams to Levoy’s hometown nostalgia.
The grand entryway opens to a dazzling formal dining room. French-cut crystal prisms drip from a tiered chandelier, golden candelabras, and wall-mounted sconces which flank a hand-carved breakfront. The painted breakfront sparkles with beveled glass doors and shelves filled with multi-hued crystal, while its gold trimming stands out from the subtle sheen of damask wallpaper, tying together the room’s multiple metallic tones. Carved cabriole legs on the dining table and chairs are reminiscent of the Louis XV style found throughout the home. Gold silk damask chairs and imported silk draperies add a decadent luster to the room’s ethereal glow. “It was important to us to have a formal dining room, because we do entertain fairly often. We host an annual Christmas party and open house, and we enjoy having people over as often as we can,” Bonnie says.
By Katie Faulkner
Photography by Philip Slowiak