Posted: October 9th, 2010 | Author: admin | Filed under: Commercial, Lexington | Tags: 1980-89, 40504, commercial, lexington, prajna | No Comments »
Photo: kymodern staff
The small office/showroom from Prajna Design makes up part of the Avis Car Rental campus on South Broadway. Tucked behind a chain link fence and set back from the roadway, this gem does not get the attention it deserves from those traveling up and down this artery.
Property Type: Commercial
Year Built: 1986
Sq. Footage: 565 (per PVA)
Posted: October 9th, 2010 | Author: admin | Filed under: Lexington, Residential | Tags: 1980-89, 40517, kitsch, lexington, residential, ufo | No Comments »
The two-story house on the corner of Mt. Tabor Road and Kasey Court remains one of the most controversial structures in Lexington. Dubbed the “UFO House” by many Lexingtonians, it was in jeopardy of being razed on several occasions.
It was the brainchild of developer P.M. Combs but was lost in bankruptcy while still unfinished. The property was purchased by a real estate agent who intended to finish the project started by Combs. Shortly after purchase, the home was vandalized and set on fire. It was then sold to the current owner in 1989 for $25,000. By 1991, the vacant property remained unfinished and in disrepair with gaping holes and broken windows. Neighbors and a local councilman attempted to have the property condemned claiming it was an eyesore and violated building codes, but this proved unsuccessful. It is unknown if the house has ever been occupied. From the outside it does appear relatively finished.
Property Type: Residential
Year Built: 1986
Sq. Footage: 1578 (per PVA)