A Hand-Hewn, Finely Crafted Delight
Hand built from now extinct American Chestnut logs, by frontiersmen in the late 1700′s: a grand member of the original settlement housing stock in the state of Kentucky.
Rising up from its original footprint on the high point of 5 rolling acres, surrounded by mature, well cared for trees, in a gorgeous section of Jessamine County, Kentucky just south of Lexington. With a distinct and healthful, rural feel, but in proximity to every attraction the Greater Metropolitan areas of Nicholasville, Lexington, or Danville in the other direction, offer. Connected to the world at-large via hi-speed internet so you can enjoy the very best of nature in this truly welcoming home while conducting your own live webinar or podcast in any of several office suite choices.
The most recent stewards include a historic preservationist who has paid attention to the integrity of the history of this house while adding some modern updates (geothermal, efficient wood-burning fireplace, etc). It is a place enjoyed by all who live here or visit. It is a welcoming haven for dreamers & do-ers alike. Out every window another gorgeous view. Like gingerbread from the oven, snap peas out of your garden and swath of daffodils adorning the front hill, this home adjusts to the seasons with these small celebrations. The winter quiet. The joyful birdsong of spring. The snappy crackle of the gravel underfoot as you take an evening stroll to check the mailbox.
Neighbors wave when you walk down to the end of the lane. The UPS driver chats for a second when he drops off your package. This is a gentle existence where every season holds exceptional delights.
DogTrot Hill Intro Pix
An introduction to living in this fine old home.
Interior Pix here
Video Walk-through here.
More info here!
Plot Map here.
- Corman Lane is a very low traffic, neighborhood-only street and deadends a mile down
- 5 acres total, one acre fences in the house itself, wood plank with wire for complete dog proof safety, the other 4 acres are low maintenance, with a stunning native perennial songbird and butterfly planting along the hill that follows part of the driveway in.
- In its original footprint
- The main portions of the home built in approx. 1803-1805
- approx. 3000/sf home intterior
- 3/4 basement – a crouch, rather than a crawl space – with easy access to some mechanicals
- detached two car garage
- 4+ bedrooms (one guest or den, one a Master bedroom suite that occupies the entire third floor)
- small shed with approx. 25′ corral with water and electricity
- 3 full baths (one one every level)
- 2 Great Rooms with traditional hand built stone fireplaces (one with super efficient wood burning stove insert)
- sunroom off of one of these
- eat-in Kitchen with view out to pasture with gas stove
- Separate laundry room with washer and dryer.
- Newer geothermal HVAC separated into three different temperature zones
- Windstream DSL (current provider)
- great Verizon and ATT cell service (maybe others, too)
- Roofed deck off kitchen catches every summer breeze and provides three seasons of dining or sitting enjoyment
- another deck outside the other kitchen door for sitting and BBQ
- a third deck is off the Master Bedroom Suite on the third floor
- Front Porch