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Limestone: The Secret Ingredient
Shallow Seas, Bountiful Bourbon, & Hearty Horses We know limestone-rich water makes for hardy horses & tasty bourbon in the Bluegrass. How, exactly, has this humble rock altered the course of history? ‘“The water is a very important ingredient and is a key reason why the bourbon industry has flourished in Kentucky,” […]
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July 24, 2023
Evans Mill
What is a “proof of funds” letter & why might I need one?
When viewing a listing or writing a cash offer, you may be asked for a “proof of funds” letter. 90% of Kirkpatrick & Co. transactions involve properties in excess of $1 million. Cash transactions have always been typical in that price range but are especially so in today’s competitive markets. Buyers […]
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July 14, 2023
How can a buyer benefit from private brokerage?
We often hear how desirable private brokerage is for sellers.  What are the benefits to our buying clients? Confidentiality Many of our Kirkpatrick & Co. clients are high-profile individuals who value their privacy and prefer to keep their real estate transactions confidential. A private transaction can ensures that many details about the […]
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July 11, 2023
What’s behind those columns?
Discover the hidden past of many Bluegrass Greek Revival homes Kentucky is famed for its genteel horse farms boasting white-columned Greek Revival estates. Visitors are often surprised to discover many of these “Greek Revival” manses date from much earlier than that period (c.1830-60) in Kentucky. As now, homeowners were eager to demonstrate […]
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July 11, 2023
Why do tobacco barns make good horse barns?
While an ever more rare sight, many Kentuckians have fond memories of tobacco hanging across the Bluegrass. Many warmly recall the scent of barns filled with one of Kentucky’s most successful cash crops of yore. Old tobacco barn on 2527 & 2439 Grimes Mill, sold by Kirkpatrick & Co. Kentucky’s rich […]
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June 30, 2023
Seldom Scene Farm
Meet the Surprising New Farm Buyers
Here’s why the buyer for your farm might surprise you… Seldom Scene Farm, sold by Kirkpatrick & Co. As expected, the equine “infrastructure” continues to draw sporthorse equestrians to the Bluegrass. The thoroughbred farm market remains strong, too, with many operations investing in further land acquisition. (We talk a little more about […]
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June 30, 2023
Brick by Brick: Beauty & History in Central Kentucky
Brick construction lends gravitas and permanence to the Bluegrass’s historic homes The Greek Revival façade of the Elkton Farm’s John Suggett House expanded an earlier stone structure We’re known for our representation of buyers & sellers of historic homes and estates. In particular, we’re praised for the historic and cultural research we conduct, adding […]
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June 8, 2023
The stone spring house has been lovingly restored by expert masons.
Historic Bluegrass Spring Houses
Exploring these indispensable outbuildings of the past You’ll find the lovingly-restored historic spring house pictured here on our listing at 4750 KY Hwy 1842 North. Spring houses were traditionally used in the Bluegrass as a way to keep food and other perishable items cool before the invention of refrigeration. They were small, […]
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May 15, 2023
Historic Audubon Farm
Honoring Heritage Farms
How do we gracefully manage the sale of a living family heirloom? “It’s important to honor the heritage of the farm and convey that sense of history to buyers,” says Zach Davis, President & Principal Broker of Kirkpatrick & Co. When the time comes to entrust a new steward with a […]
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May 6, 2023
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