Promoting midcentury modernism to the Bluegrass and beyond.

Lexington – 1269 Standish Way

Posted: October 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Lexington, Residential | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Photo: kymodern staff


Photo: kymodern staff

The Colony is home to many, many great properties (several of which have already been featured at kymodern) that are always a pleasure to view in person. Several months ago, I had the pleasure to meet the owner of this wonderful Isenhour home on Standish Way. Thom was gracious enough to host Larry Isenhour’s book signing and let the masses stumble around his property and gawk. I know. I stumbled and gawked.

The owner (Thom Smith) also does landscape design and has put his personal touches on the surroundings without detracting from the home. This mid 60s gem demonstrates the next phase in Richard Isenhour’s architecture – drifting from long low ranches into multilevel “block” homes, but still using familiar materials. This one is similar in theme to 341 Jesselin or the great home on Roxburg.

Oh and if you want to see historical pictures of the interior – well, grab a copy of “The Houses of Richard B Isenhour – Mid-Century Modern in Kentucky” (shameless plug for good-guy Larry’s book). It makes a great Christmas gift.

Property Type: Residential
Year Built: 1963
Sq. Footage: 2584 (per PVA)

Lexington – 549 Mt Tabor Rd

Posted: June 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Lexington, Residential | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »
549 mt tabor

Photo: Google Earth

Alright, I know, I know. I need to get out of Lexington more often! Hey, I’m busy. So busy, in fact, that I didn’t have time to stop and fully appreciate this nice mid-century modern starter home tucked along bustling Mt Tabor Rd. Don’t let that stop you from cruising by and appreciating this late 60s classic. It’s just a few minutes away from the crazy UFO house (which was still for sale last time I checked). Similar to the many homes along Lane Allen. Looks like this one has had the carport sealed in to create more space at some point. Photo is a bit blurry from Google street view. I will try and get there one day to take a better one.

Property Type: Residential
Year Built: 1968
Sq. Footage: 1482 (per PVA)