“Perfect” is a word you’ll hear Kerry Overman say a lot in response to her renovated kitchen, living room and bathroom. Which is shocking given that the renovation was a surprise from her friend, the legendary pro skateboarder Tony Hawk.
So how did a man famous for being the first to land a 900-degree aerial spin on a vertical ramp come to successfully execute an extensive home remodeling project? With years of getting to know his friend’s style and with a lot of help from some design professionals.
Project at a Glance
Who lives here: Kerry and Brad Overman; their daughter, Scarlett, 6; and children Keaton, 22, and Olivia, 18, from Kerry’s marriage to the late pro skateboarder Ray Underhill
Location: Wilmington, North Carolina
Designers: David Spetrino (builder) and Chrissy Bonney (interior designer) of PBC Design + Build
Hawk, pictured, met Overman through her late husband, Ray Underhill, an original member of the Bones Brigade skate team, which is widely considered to have popularized the sport of skateboarding in the mid-1980s. When Underhill died of brain cancer 10 years ago, Hawk vowed to help Overman and Olivia and Keaton, her children with Underhill, who are also Hawk’s godchildren.
Before. Overman has since remarried, to local police Detective Brad Overman, and they now have a 6-year-old daughter, Scarlett. Hawk wanted to give the family a renovation that would open up the original kitchen, pictured, to the living room and make the home more functional for large gatherings. He also wanted to update a dark and cramped bathroom that Olivia and Scarlett share.
Hawk used Houzz to find builder David Spetrino and designer Chrissy Bonney of PBC Design + Build to help reimagine the home and update it with new furniture and accessories from Houzz.
The central location of the kitchen means it lacks abundant natural light. That, coupled with the original wood cabinets, walls, ceiling and floor, resulted in a dark atmosphere. Plus, the refrigerator wall closed off the kitchen from the living room.
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