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Bluegrass Culture, Commentary, & News
Elkton
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
Bird's eye view of Lexington, Kentucky
Why is that street named…?
A sampler of stories about Lexington streets & roads Lexington, Kentucky scene as captured by drone Who decides? Historically, street names typically signified landmarks (Higbee Mill), people (Patterson) or topography (High Street). Today, most residential roads have been named by developers. Limestone – Originally called Mulberry Street, the road was renamed to signify […]
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May 6, 2023
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Q&A with broker Zach Davis
We visited with broker Zach Davis for a spring Q & A. Read on to discover the best meal in Lexington, the Kentucky books he’s been reading lately, and the career he almost had. What have you read recently? I am late to reading Cornbread Mafia but can’t stop thinking about it. […]
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May 6, 2023
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Warhol’s Bluegrass Derby Visit
Governor John Y. Brown hosted artist Andy Warhol for the Kentucky Derby (along with Alan Greenspan and LBJ’s eldest daughter). In addition to festivities at Cave Hill, Warhol attended the Madden party and perhaps the Derby Breakfast held at the Kentucky Horse Park. Pictured here are Warhol’s images of the […]
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May 6, 2023
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The First Three Commandments of Farm Real Estate
Let graciousness guide you–and more– We’ve been busier than ever and the proliferation of rapid-fire sales leaves us ever-mindful of our values & principles.What’s at the heart of a successful farm transaction? What’s the essence of an exceptional broker? We’ve been pondering these ideas since 1984.Without any further ado, we’d like to […]
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May 6, 2023
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How does a nearly forty-year-old brand still relevant in today’s world?
Broker Zach Davis says “the Kirkpatrick & Co. brand has always been associated with fine properties and expertise. We’ve taken that heritage and ran with it.” Along with that expertise, the brokerage is committed to what they call “white-glove service.” The majority of Kirkpatrick & Co. clients are immersed in their […]
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May 6, 2023
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We’re Not for Everyone
Kirkpatrick & Co. isn’t for everyone – here’s why. Fit is everything, from riding boots to company culture. Maybe you’ve bandied the idea of “fit” around the interviewing table a time or two, trying to parse if a candidate will meld with your team. You know just how hard it can be to determine.The […]
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May 6, 2023
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