Queen Anne – Winchester, KY – $985,000

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Added to OHD on 12/17/18   -   Last OHD Update: 12/17/18   -   21 Comments
3565 Paris Rd, Winchester, KY 40391

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This stately 1878 brick Victorian home, known as Rotherwood, is located in Clark County. Listed by the Heritage Council as a Kentucky Landmark, this magnificent home presides over 25 beautiful acres, offering breathtaking countryside views at every turn. This Gentlemen's Farm offers unlimited opportunities: farming, gardening, or raising chickens, livestock or horses. The possibilities are endless. Or one could just enjoy the luxury of unspoiled Bluegrass countryside surround you. This Kentucky Landmark as been impeccably maintained. This home has been exquisitely restored and enhanced while maintaining it original integrity. This brick estate features 12 foot ceilings and original gleaming hardwood floors, 8 unique Fireplaces and mantles, extensive mouldings throughout. This treasure of a home is the epitome of historic grace and modern luxury living. Located just 20 minutes to Lexington, Horse Capital of the World, this home offers low taxes and high quality of life.
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Trey McCallie, Urban Toolbox Real Estate
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21 Comments on Queen Anne – Winchester, KY – $985,000

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  1. Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 9815 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks to the owner for sharing their home with us!

  2. AvatarAndrea N says: 56 comments

    Wow what a beautiful home.

  3. AvatarScott Cunningham says: 369 comments

    Wow!! What a place.. Big house, big lawn, big porches… I am a fan of big rooms as well (vs a lot of small ones) and this house seems to have that as well!

  4. AvatarLindsay G says: 591 comments

    Oh nuh-uh!!! This home can’t possibly be real. It’s like the best home on the best lot in the most beautiful setting ever. Those stained glass doors are completely mind-blowing. It’s so amazing I can’t even wrap my head around it. 💕😍

  5. JimHJimH says: 4022 comments
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    Built for a gentleman farmer named Asa Rogers Sphar (1851-1929). The Spahr family, originally Swiss, came to this county from Virginia during the Revolution and lost two of their men to Indian attacks in the 1780’s. They settled on a 500 acre tract at this location and were successful farmers.
    Asa was an only child and inherited his father’s large farm 2 years before building the house in 1887. Sphar was a noted horse and livestock breeder with national connections. He married Emily Irvine French in 1879 and they raised a son and two daughters. Em still lived here, with her daughter and grandchildren, when she passed in 1951 at 92.

  6. RosewaterRosewater says: 4338 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    This is either a new listing or a new set of photos. The new shots certainly feature the property much better than the last set. Glad I clipped the front parlor fireplace from the last set though; It’s a much more detailed shot. That fireplace is truly the most beautiful thing I’ve seen In years. It is the most exquisite, Aesthetic Period gem. Together with it’s divinely carved, top-shelf quality mantle after Frank Furness; flawless, complete set of Japonisme tiles in the fire surround featuring a cherry blossom frieze, sunflowers, and stylized Koi swimming in the vase, as well as the complimentary, monochrome tiled hearth, (thank god); not to mention the original, cast iron, (probably German), scene of Bacchanal and putti: The thing is a masterpiece! It’s been my desktop for months. Lucky buyer!

    You can have a good close look at it here; (click on image for larger size);


  7. AvatarJean ann Powell says: 1 comments

    I would so love to own this home. It’s the same town my Daddy grew up , plus I so love history and restoring all the glory of the day. This house is stunning!

  8. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9815 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Posted before, new agent and photos so moved to front page, comments are above are older.

    I think the description is a typo, the build date should be 1887.

  9. AvatarDeniseLynn says: 222 comments

    Wow! That aerial shot of the tree lined drive is really something! I’m not usually a fan of checkerboard floors, but it’s integral to the whole design of the powder room. I’m definitely envious of the high end kitchen features. The dining room appears to have the always covetous butler’s pantry. And the link from a previous comment that shows a close-up of one the many fireplaces is definitely worth a look.

  10. AvatarCarolyn says: 242 comments
    Grand Rapids, MI

    I love seeing houses like this with it’s original property intact and not a Walmart in it’s backyard or subdivisions surrounding it.

  11. Avatarddbacker says: 379 comments
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    1971 Uninspired split-level
    Prairie Village, KS

    I would park my car at the road and take a horse-drawn carriage the rest of the way to the house.

  12. AvatarGambaccini says: 328 comments

    Amazing Gem. Anyone else find the front door stained glass window to be odd? I’ve never seen one where the art glass panel is off center from the mullions. It looks wrong to me. Like an after thought. Either someone was fitting it into a door with a mullion frame of squares and ripped out the mullions on the left to fit it in, or put the mullions in after to make more light in the hall. I could be wrong but it just interesting.

    • AvatarStevenF says: 693 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      That IS strange. I hadn’t noticed it until I read your post. very odd.

      • MJGMJG says: 328 comments
        1887 Queen Anne

        I wonder why that is. Has to be an alteration. I have seen many quirky things in books but this is a first.

  13. AvatarEric says: 286 comments

    All the coved ceilings are fantastic. I also know what I want Santa to bring me for Christmas, that front door and side lights. Big and beautiful!

  14. AvatarSusan says: 53 comments

    This home is beyond beautiful! Love the fireplace in the bathroom. And one of the most awesome entrances I’ve ever seen.

  15. AvatarKarenZ says: 874 comments
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    LOVE this beauty! I would love to hang out on that extremely long window seat upstairs!

  16. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 776 comments
    1875 Limestone house
    Loire Valley, France,

    I’m at work and I almost said out loud: oooohhhhh no wayyyyy! when i saw that beautiful stained glass door and sidelights! (i’m glad i just said it super loud in my head instead!). Gorgeousness everywhere!!

  17. AvatarDianeEG says: 478 comments
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    Great work by the decorators and their subcontractors for enhancing all the beauty of this home (and for the owners who chose them.)

  18. Avatarpamibach says: 117 comments

    This house is so happy and cheery,I just want to have a Victorian sttyle tea party here

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