c. 1850 Greek Revival – Lawrenceburg, KY

Added to OHD on 4/18/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   11 Comments
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1131 Wildcat Rd, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342

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  • $197,500
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 3220 Sq Ft
  • 5.29 Ac.
Take a step back in time and view this lovely Mid 1800 Antebellium Style home. Approximately 3200 Sq. Ft. sitting on 5.29 Acres completely restored. Main living area has Formal Living Room w/Fireplace, Formal Dining Room w/Fireplace & Gas Logs, Kitchen has a Heartland Gas Stove and a Restored 1946 Double Door Refrigerator, Family Room boasts a large completely restored Stone fireplace, Full Bath and beautiful Poplar Hardwood Floors throughout the home. Second level has 4 Large Bedrooms, Utility Area and Full Bath w/Shower. 1 Car Detached Garage and a beautiful 5.29 Acres for lots of creativity and enjoyment. Located only 10 minutes from Downtown and US Hwy 127. See attached documentation for restoration details.
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Harold Reynolds, Birdwhistell Realty & Auction
(502) 839-3456
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11 Comments on c. 1850 Greek Revival – Lawrenceburg, KY

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  1. StevenFStevenF says: 821 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    I’m impressed that this restoration maintained the 1920s-30s light fixtures. They’re simple and appropriate. Many people would try to replace with electrified 1850 fixtures but these early 20th century fixtures, original or not, show nicely.

  2. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 841 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA, PA

    Sweet property. Many details to like here but what caught my eye is how the porch columns are echoed in the pilasters on the corners of the house. The builder had a good eye.

    • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1736 comments
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      1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside

      You have a good eye, LJ. I didn’t notice that until you mentioned it — makes for very nice rhythm. I don’t see anything I dislike in this house; it’s a simple straightforward lived-in beauty. Especially with the old fridge!

  3. I quite appreciate what the owners have done, or better yet, not done with this house. That kitchen is so simple, yet spectacular! Fireplace, table, sink, stove, fridge, butcher block, and a hoosier. Granted, there’s not much prep space, but it’s definitely more in line with the style of the house. The table and hoosier would be the workhorses.
    I want a lot of that furniture! Especially the rope beds (not for regular use, I do need a functioning body!).

    Now, let’s talk about that trap door…..

    • AJ DavisAJ Davis says: 386 comments
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      1850 Italianate, classical
      New Haven, CT

      I noticed that in the den, to the left of the fireplace, there appears to be a framed rectangular opening in the ceiling that might well correspond with the location of the trap door, assuming the trap door is in the room above. That doesn’t explain what it is for, but one theory is that when the trap door was opened, it may have helped to heat the room it was in if that room had no fireplace. After an unknown (to me, at least) date in heating history, manufactured metal grates were often installed in the floors of 2nd floor rooms that did not have their own source of heat in order to obtain it from the heated room below. This house may have been built before such grates were available so they may have created this as their own solution. Just a guess, needless to say. Fowl play, however, or so I would like to think, seems unlikely in a house this homelike and welcoming!

  4. JimHJimH says: 5150 comments
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    Wow! I love the location and site, the house, and most everything in it. The spare Primitive decorating really works with a very old rural house like this if not overdone.

  5. MWMW says: 904 comments

    As nice as this house is on the outside, it is even better on the inside. This house is full of charm. Nothing is perfect. But it is perfect the way it is.

  6. Jason DanielsJason Daniels says: 59 comments
    Lexington, KY

    You couldn’t ask for a better restoration than this. They kept the original charm of the house, they brought what was there back to life and the stuff they did add looks like it belongs there. If this house was $30,000 cheaper I would jump on it. its only about 20 minutes from where I’m at now. But I do want a house I can restore myself.

    • AJ DavisAJ Davis says: 386 comments
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      1850 Italianate, classical
      New Haven, CT

      Whenever I really like a house, I always check the Zillow zestimate before I decide if the asking price is definitely outside my range.

      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11897 comments

        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        The zestimate is notorious for being wrong (there have been lawsuits over it) so I don’t recommend using the zestimate to determine if a price is off or not.

  7. AJ DavisAJ Davis says: 386 comments
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    1850 Italianate, classical
    New Haven, CT

    One thing I really liked about the way this house is presented is that (I think that) the sellers were showing the false graining that exists in the house with the two photos of opposite sides of the same door that are displayed one after another. The really interesting thing is that the door appears to be mahogany on one side and oak on the other. The Victorians were really into faux finishes, but it does not get more original than this!

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