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Bluegrass Culture, Commentary, & News
Our Secrets for Expert Digital Curb Appeal
The majority of buyers will first explore your home online, making “digital curb appeal” essential. How do we craft the perfect presentation for our clients? Curated Imagery Carefully-selected professional photos direct potential buyers’ attention to your home’s most desirable features. We often tell clients that our approach is editorial (like a magazine spread) rather […]
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September 28, 2023
Richard B. Isenhour | Bluegrass Architects to Know
Isenhour brought mid-century style to Lexington “beginning with a standard midcentury template—post-and beam construction, open floorplans, lots of exposed wooden beams and Kentucky limestone.” His later work “morphed from these contemporary ranch styles to bolder, block-style homes with rooms stacked in a more minimalist, streamlined fashion.” A native of North Carolina, […]
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September 20, 2023
Hugh Meriwether | Bluegrass Architects to Know
Hugh M. “Bud” Meriwether 1899-1979 Above, a Nicholasville home designed by Meriwether Active from the 1930’s to the 1970’s, architect Hugh Meriwether’s residential portfolio includes historic “revival” homes for modern living across across Lexington & Central Kentucky. While his work spans a variety of architectural styles, Meriwether is well-known for his residential […]
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September 2, 2023
Fireplace at Historic Cabin on Watts Ferry
Can you tear down a home on the National Register? Should you?
We’re historic home experts, and we often encounter a great deal of misinformation and even apprehension regarding preservation. Our brokerage helps clients navigate the process of buying or selling heritage properties with sensitivity. It is our aim to provide clarity and encouragement through keen expertise. Here, we’d like to share […]
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August 28, 2023
Falcon Wood
Why don’t we use stock photography?
Our Bluegrass is easy to love and thousands of images exist displaying her splendor. Many of these images are widely-available as stock photos across the web. And yet- we avoid stock photography on our website. Each farm or home pictured here has been sold by a Kirkpatrick & Co. Associate. Here’s […]
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August 23, 2023
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 ensures that many details about the purchase […]
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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
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