1875 Gothic Revival – Ashland, KY

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Posted September 2016. This home has been archived on OHD. The sold status is unknown.
Added to OHD on 9/1/16   -   Last OHD Update: 10/16/18   -   20 Comments
1317 Bath Ave, Ashland, KY 41101

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Located in one of the city's most distinguished locations in the heart of downtown, you'll fall in love with this crown jewel of Ashland known to many as the "Pink House" on Bath Ave! Centered on a half of a city block there's ample room for fun in the sun in the huge flat yard plus a 3-Car Det. Gar. Start your story in this 17 room home w/4000sqft. 5/6 BR's, 3.5 Baths, 2-Story Italianate Victorian home that captures the charm of a bygone era. Endearing in character w/original woodwork, arched windows, moldings, trim, solid doors, hardwood floors, grand staircase, built-in hutch & bookshelves! The main floor boasts many gathering spaces w/exquisite craftsmanship from crown moldings to the original fireplaces in the LR, DR & Den. Full of "Southern Charm" inside & out, bring your front porch rocker & sip a glass of sweet tea on the grand wraparound porch that overlooks the large lush yard!Tall timbers line the street w/warming rays of sunshine beaming thru in this park-like setting!
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Cindy Conley Jones, RE/MAX Real Team Realty
(606) 325-0407
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20 Comments on 1875 Gothic Revival – Ashland, KY

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  1. Kay says: 67 comments

    Very pretty and I don’t even like wallpaper, but I do this!

  2. dkzody says: 262 comments

    I love these homes that sit across the street from a church.

  3. Lindsay G says: 591 comments

    I ADORE that cast iron gate surrounding the whole property.

  4. SueSue says: 1179 comments
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    1802 Cape

    Ok, I can confidently say that the Gothic Revival is one of my favorite styles. Romantic, a little bit mysterious and beautiful.

  5. Paul Price says: 202 comments

    My favorite style; love the windows, the scope of the rooms and the fence.

  6. Anne M. says: 497 comments

    17 rooms! I wonder why so few interior pictures? Love the exterior.

  7. Betsy Frisch says: 164 comments

    A very special house. Wonderful yard surrounded with an in shape fence !

  8. dreamin'bout'oldhouse ownership says: 1284 comments

    This house is so sweet …. beauty!

  9. Paul WPaul W says: 569 comments

    Looks like Waverly wallpapers from the 1990’s. Toiles and floral would not have been used when this house was built. far more likely the home was painted with milk paint and probably had stenciling. Elimination of the carpeting and the checkerboard tile in the entry will dramatically improve the look of the house.

  10. NancyNancy says: 195 comments

    I love Ashland and it’s not too far from me. Wish there were more interior pictures. What is that big thing looming off to the right? Is that a parking garage?

  11. BethsterBethster says: 673 comments

    The interior isn’t much to my taste, but the exterior is SO PRETTY! I just love how the pink sets off the white. It works so well. One of the few cases where I can say I think pink is a great choice for the exterior.

  12. LorenN says: 102 comments

    1st Photo of exterior looks like a Small Doll House but then the post reveals 4,000sq. feet! I too would never choose pink paint for exterior but it seems to work for this beauty. Yes, loose the checkered floor @ entry & the Black & White Toile wallpaper…way too much that covers the simple elegance of Entry Foyer & Stairwell. Also, Wall Mounted Komono needs to Exit the Entry scene. Sad that there were not more photos of the home and grounds. Downtown location means that is indeed a Parking Garage way down the roadway in one of the photos.
    Love the super shady tree lined street & sidewalk!

  13. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4396 comments

    Wish the turn of the last century changes such as the entry with the “Colonial” leaded glass and later staircase were not there because the original Gothic revival interior was surely just as impressive. The exterior remains true to the Gothic Revival style with its board and batten walls, pointed arched windows, gable braces, and vertical emphasis. Not many Gothic Revivals remain today more than a century and a half after they peaked in popularity.

    • Michael MackinMichael Mackin says: 1137 comments

      John, Would the porch on the exterior been original? It looks to date from a later age.

      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4396 comments

        Michael, you’re right, of course. The existing porch appears to be a Bungalow/Craftsman type porch from the teens or twenties. Gothic Revival porches tended to be smaller, either of the portico variety or full width. However, the wrap around type porches did not become common until the Queen Anne style became popular.

  14. JimHJimH says: 3765 comments
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    NRHP nomination – Bath Avenue Historic District:
    Robert Peebles House – 1317 Bath Avenue, 1874-75 & 1891.
    Built in a T-plan form by Robert Peebles in 1874-75, this Gothic board and batten house was enlarged in 1891. Original details were copied in the addition, resulting in retention of the romantic appearance intended by its first designer. The interior contains a variety of early details, including oak and tile mantels on the first floor and a marbled iron mantel on the second floor. A contemporary cast iron fence encloses the yard.
    The importance of this fine building is perhaps increased by the fact that, since destruction of the Ireland house on Winchester Avenue, it has been the only nineteenth-century Gothic house in Ashland.
    Since the inception of the Kentucky Iron, Coal and Manufacturing Company’s plan for Ashland, western Bath Avenue has been considered to be the city’s most prestigious residential neighborhood. The first two houses on the street were built in 1855-56 by Hugh and John Means, prominent Ohio iron industrialists who moved to Ashland in conjunction with the Kentucky Iron, Coal and Manufacturing Company. Through the early twentieth century, property on the street was essentially reserved for local industry owners and managers who were related by family or business connections. Multiple lots continued to be held by families, and only one or two houses occupied each block in 1877, according to the Titus, Simmons Atlas map of Ashland. As a result of the slow development of the street, the neighborhood is now characterized by a diversity of architectural styles that is not seen elsewhere in Ashland.

  15. KarenB says: 195 comments

    I was born and raised in Ashland. Have seen this house many, many times. There are some truly lovely homes here and across the river in Ironton, OH.

  16. TammyTammy says: 13 comments

    Looks like pink is more common than you would think for gothic cottages . . .
    Reminds me of this beauty in my neck of the woods. https://www.historicnewengland.org/property/roseland-cottage/

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