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Lexington – 223 Jesselin Drive

Posted: June 17th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Lexington, Residential | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »
223 Jesselin Drive Lexington KY 40503

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This Isenhour home is strikingly different than his other designs on Jesselin and Blueberry, but once the time frame is established it makes total sense. A late addition to one of our favorite Lexington streets, this Jesselin home reflects the architectural changes that Isenhour had already successfully employed on Lakeside Drive and Bridgeport Drive. The flat roof, low slung profile still maintains his trademark stonework.

Jesselin Richard Isenhour home

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Apologies for the poor photography, but this home deserves to be seen in person anyway. The Glendover neighborhood is a great place to spend an hour walking or biking and viewing some extraordinary homes.

Property Type: Residential
Year Built: 1974
Sq. Footage:2369 (per PVA)


Lexington – 2079 Manor Drive

Posted: February 16th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Lexington, Residential | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »
2079 Manor Drive Lexington KY 40502

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The second of three homes designed by Dick Isenhour on Manor Drive. This wood and stone two story home may seem stark from the side profile above, but the front is punctuated by large glass expanses that allow for an abundance of natural light. Its woodsy setting is a perfect complement to the home and along with the natural construction materials helps to soften the sharp angles and no-nonsense facade. I suspect the exterior wood may be a newer replacement, but can’t be certain. At any rate, it is a beautiful home and a drive through the Lakeshore area is a great way to take in some interesting architecture.

Property Type: Residential
Year Built: 1976
Sq. Footage: 2510 (per PVA)