November 25, 2016

Preservation Personals: A Kentucky Farm Seeks Horse and History Enthusiasts

  • By: Meghan White

If you saw this listing and thought “bourbon and horses,” you should take a closer look at me. On top of quite a story of my own, my incredible location offers any new owner infinite opportunities to sip on locally crafted liquor and partake in (or at least watch) horse races right down the road.

I’m a farm that was settled in what is now Lexington, Kentucky, around 1810. On my picturesque 32 acres you will find a 12-stall, fully functional barn with modern amenities for your horses. And for your other stallions, I offer a four-car detached garage.

My charming farmhouse is a bit older than the barn and garage, of course. Its intricate Flemish bond brickwork and Federal architecture probably would have given that away. When you enter through the central passage, turn around—you’ll be quite impressed by the transom bordered in delicate Federal moldings, though that may not even be my best interior detail!

From the six-paneled original doors to the chair rails in the downstairs rooms and the hand-carved details on the stair risers, you will find historic details galore. You'll also get the immediate impression that my builder was quite stylish and the owners following him have taken great care of me.

And beyond my historic stone wall (complete with a National Register of Historic Places marker) you'll find acres of stunning pasture picturesque enough to get any city-slicker itching for the countryside.

If you’d like to learn more about me, click here.
Preservation Personals Kentucky Federal Style Farm For Sale Exterior

photo by: Zack Davis

Lexington, KY 40513

Preservation Personals Kentucky Federal Style Farm For Sale Pasture

photo by: Zack Davis

Acres of beautiful pasture surround me, adding to a quiet and peaceful atmosphere.

Preservation Personals Kentucky Federal Style Farm For Sale Gate with National Register Plaque

photo by: Zack Davis

I'm surrounded by a stone wall with a fence that announces my listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

Meghan White is a historic preservationist and an editorial assistant for Preservation magazine. She has a penchant for historic stables, absorbing stories of the past, and one day rehabilitating a Charleston single house.

mwhite@savingplaces.org

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