1817 Greek Revival – Waddy, KY – $850,000

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Added to OHD on 1/26/19   -   Last OHD Update: 1/26/19   -   14 Comments
1298 Bardstown Trl, Waddy, KY 40076

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  • $850,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 4072 Sq Ft
  • 184.02 Ac.
Working farm located on a beautiful and peaceful country setting and only 1 mile to I-64 for easy access to Frankfort or Louisville. Already zoned for 12 tracts if you want to sell off parts. Extensive road frontage (almost 3,500 ft.), stately Greek Revival home (approximately 200 years old) with 4-5 bedrooms, 8 fireplaces and 2.5' thick walls made from bricks that were forged on the land, 2 tenant houses and several outbuildings. Good farm land for crops or cattle.
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W.A. Smith, Torrey Smith Realty Co.
(502) 633-0220
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14 Comments on 1817 Greek Revival – Waddy, KY – $850,000

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10086 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    1817 might be a land deed date or there was an older home that was completely remodeled a few decades later. I hope the next owner doesn’t sell off all the acreage it would be a shame to see this in the middle of a bunch of new homes.

  2. RosewaterRosewater says: 4410 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    My gosh. What a GORGEOUS property! Now that’s a dream and a half. Sigh..

    Pity the barn didn’t survive. It’s foundations are visible from the sky shot.

  3. AvatarBethany otto says: 2585 comments
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    Escondido, CA

    Wow, this is absolutely dreamy. I would keep it as-is except for the carpet. What a lovely property.

  4. Avatarallan says: 67 comments

    I wonder where the family cemetery is?, you know it has one! Beautiful place!

  5. AvatarRobinjn says: 218 comments
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    1978 Split level
    Columbia, MO

    Kentucky is a beautiful state and this is an incredibly stunning part of Kentucky. Horse country, gently rolling hills. Not nearly as expensive or high brow as Lexington, but within easy distance of Frankfort, Lexington, and Louisville. My family is from this area and it’s just full of incredible old homes like this, often cris-crossed with dry stone walls. I too hope the parcel stays intact. So much potential here.

  6. Avatarpeeweebc says: 828 comments
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    1885 Italianate.

    Definitely would love love love to have this farm. It would be mine- there’s no way I’d be selling off “lots”. UGH. Let’s hope the next family keeps it the way it is. Gorgeous.

  7. AvatarBigrog says: 187 comments

    Nice,nice,nice is all I can say. I too hope the buyer keeps all the land. Only thing I’d change I’d get rid of the carpet, and the drop ceiling in the one bedroom. I love Kentucky also, and would love to have this as my retirement home.

  8. AvatarDeniseLynn says: 240 comments

    What a gorgeous home and property! I love the entrance in the last pic. The rooms look large, but still have a cozy feel. The main thing I’d want to change is moving the laundry out of the kitchen. Don’t know if there is a first or second floor alternative. The pictures of the property are lovely. Great place to raise kids in the old-fashioned Go Out And Play style.

  9. SharonSharon says: 387 comments
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    Sedalia, MO

    Love this and its contents. Is that a hand-crank butter churn by the bed? Old trick to cure insomnia?

    Resource: https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/antique-hand-crank-butter-churn-1798175421

  10. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 501 comments
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    1918 Bunkhouse
    WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

    There is so much to admire about this house! Judging by the woodwork, I agree with Kelly that it is likely roughly 20 years younger than the 1817 date implies. The baseboard on the staircase landing has been patched at the center, suggesting that there may have originally been a window or door there. A door would have provided access to the upper portion of the rear porch. I love all of the two-panel doors with original hardware! The staircase in fantastic.

    The house appears to retain a lot of original material so it’s a shame that there are replacement windows here which appear to have been installed fairly recently. More and more people are understanding that historic windows can be repaired, but the replacement window industry has done an amazing job at convincing people that historic windows are undesirable. Those big and beefy Greek Revival casings deserve proper wood sash… the new ones detract in my opinion.

    • JimHJimH says: 4116 comments
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      I wonder if the house was built as an unadorned I-House and the Greek Revival embellishment came a bit later. Wonderful house in any event!

      • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 501 comments
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        1918 Bunkhouse
        WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

        While anything is possible, my gut tells me that this house was built essentially as-is. The generous width of the center hall easily accommodates the wide stairwell and an entry door with sidelights. This width is more typical of Greek Revivals entries than those of more modest I-houses. I agree that it is a wonderful house!

      • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 501 comments
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        1918 Bunkhouse
        WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

        I was just looking at this house again, and I think you might very well be right about this starting out as a more modest I-House which was later re-styled as a Greek Revival… if the 1817 date is correct. There is a Federal style mantel in the living room which didn’t register with me until now; it seems more old-fashioned than the less-visible Greek Revival mantels which are upstairs. If the 1817 construction date is not correct, and the house was built somewhat later, then I still think it was built essentially as-is. It’s a head-scratcher!

  11. AvatarJason says: 32 comments

    What a wonderful part of Kentucky history! It would be so amazing to have that much land with a home so old and well cared for. It’s only about 35-40 minutes from Lexington, which is where I live now.

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