Our dear Amanda is off frolicking in the streets of Paris this week, so I’m on fixer-upper duty while she’s away. I can’t top the eloquent way Amanda writes about these hearty little survivors, but fortunately I’ve found a stunner of a fixer-upper in Danville, Kentucky with incredible photos that speak for themselves. Um, can we get a collective jaw-drop around here?
According to the property website:
While surveying a portion of central Kentucky, Willis Green found several thousand acres of land which pleased him greatly. He named his property Waveland after the “undulating terrain.” And it was here that he built his magnificent home around 1800 on the land which was held by the Green family nearly 130 years.
The Willis Green house was sold (recently) at absolute auction for $87,200. A consortium of four preservation minded groups assembled the funds to insure the protection of the historic property. This storied residence can be purchased for $87,200. The four organizations participating in the consortium hope to recover their investment and establish facade easements on the house. The easements will be in keeping with the Secretary of the Interior standards for preservation. The 2.5 acre lot offers a secluded retreat of spectacular beauty, situated in a modest neighborhood. Historic details can be perfectly united with modern conveniences to the exacting standards of the buyer.
Ready to roll up your sleeves? Check out the property website here.
AUTHOR ELIZABETH FINKELSTEIN
Elizabeth is the founder of CIRCA and a practicing writer, architectural historian and preservation consultant living in Brooklyn, NY. Elizabeth has loved historic houses for as long as she can remember, having grown up in an 1850’s Greek Revival gem that was lovingly restored by her parents. Elizabeth, her husband Ethan and their beagle Banjo remain on a relentless hunt for their perfect “Thanksgiving house.”