Home to the founders of the Kentucky Thoroughbred racing tradition as well as the starting point of many political careers and Kentucky movers and shakers, this fully restored and equipped home is a site to behold.
The rear portion of this stately home dates back to the 1790’s; the one and a half story Colonial front was added in the late 1820’s or early 1830’s; the home was completely renovated in 2002 with additions by E. K. Gaylord, Jr., and new additions were added in 2004.
The entire roof and second floor structure were replaced and the kitchen and rec room were added. Full length brick porches now adorn the front two levels of this magnificent home. Columns and railings are from African mahogany. The original floor joists and rafters from the second floor were removed and transformed into components and cabinets for the wine cellar. The beams that flank the master bathroom barrel vault were salvaged from the original 1790’s part of the house. Old ash floors showcase the first floor.
All of the woodwork in the home is new, primarily maple with inlaid ebonized mahogany. Some of the doors were rebuilt from the originals. The original windows in the front were salvaged for their character, as were the sidelights of the entry.
The First Floor
Entrance Hall: 12’ x 34.5’. Ash floor, fireplace with gas starter, base and crown molding.
Living Room: 18.5’ x 18.5’. Ash floor, fireplace with gas starter, base and crown molding.
Dining Room: 18.5’ x 18.5’. Ash floor, fireplace with gas starter, base and crown molding.
Office: 18’ x 18.25’. Ash floor, fireplace with gas starter, maple paneling, built-in bookcases, wood tray ceiling.
Family Room: 18.5’ x 26.5’. Carpet, wood burning fireplace with original log mantel, built-in bookcases, built-in audio/visual components. This room is open to the kitchen and accesses the side terraces.
Butler’s Pantry and Utility: One washer, two dryers, 10” pine floor, large countertop with double sink, large utility closet, refrigerator, toilet room, access to rear.
Kitchen: 16.5’ x 27.5’. Bleached wood floor. The kitchen is a new addition with side-byside Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, two Viking Thermal conventional ovens, Viking range, bread warmer, and microwave. Marble top island for informal dining, tile counter top and back splash.
Powder Room: Off family room with brick floor.
Master Bedroom: 18.5’ x 19’. Carpet, tile fireplace with gas starter, access to side terraces.
Master Bath: Fireplace, carpet, bidet, Jacuzzi tub, limestone counter tops, limestone shower, towel warmer that is constantly warm through the benefit of circulating hot water without using any electricity.
Rec Room: 29’ 9” x 33’. 10” hardwood floor, gas-burning fireplace, wet bar with ice machine, recessed lights, 2 set of French doors, ceiling projector with wall screen.
The Second Floor:
Bedroom: 18.5’ x 21’. Carpet, corner fireplace, built-ins, dormer, walk-in closet with built-ins, full ceramic tile bath with separate shower.
Bedroom: 19’ x 23’. Carpet, corner fireplace, built-ins, dormer, walk-in closet with built-ins, full ceramic tile bath.
Bedroom: 23.5’ x 27’. Carpet, elevated electric fireplace, window seat, beams, full ceramic tile bath, 2 walk-in closets plus cedar closet with wall air- conditioner and dehumidifier, French doors to view side gardens.
Landing: 12.5’ x 27.5’. Carpet and hardwood floor, door to an upper brick front porch.
Lower Level & Side Terraces
Wine Cellar: 11’ x 18’. Sand floor, sconces, components and cabinets from original hand-hewn second-floor joists and rafters. Separate HVAC and humidity control. (Stairs, ceiling, and walls to the basement are all brick.)
Utility Room: Washer/dryer hook-up plus two unfinished storage areas.
Side Terraces: All brick floor and walls with built-in brick seats. Two gas assisted fireplaces, built-in DCS grill and cooking surface. Built-in niche for television.