About

Photo of Tommy's childhood home

A ninth-generation native Kentuckian, Tommy Kute grew up in a white-painted brick Audubon Park house and spent years biking and running through Louisville’s architecturally rich neighborhoods. Creatively encouraged at an early age, Tommy first drew a set of house plans at age nine and continues to do so today.

After graduation from Saint Xavier and The University of Tennessee, Tommy worked for Hubbuch & Company (where the legendary Jay Spectre began his design career) and at Birmingham, Alabama’s Dungan Nequette Architects. Following three years of meticulous custom residential work in Birmingham and extensive travel throughout the American South, Tommy has returned to Kentucky to continue practicing residential architecture and design, additions, home renovations, and house master planning.

With an inherent love of authentic American architecture, Tommy encourages clients to establish a house of timeless roots, designed with gracious, grounded restraint for the practical lives of those who live there. In the best circumstance, a house should be built by skilled craftspeople with honest, genuine natural materials. Robert A. M. Stern said, “…good architecture is not too expensive and good architects are not unapproachable.” Tommy endeavors to lead clients to realistic, relevant design goals that increase the value of their property, but - most importantly - provide the house where memories are made and better lives are lived.

Tommy Kute lives in a 1938 Tudor house in Louisville's Seneca Park with his wife, Blakely Kute, and their two daughters.