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 – 1822 Parkers Mill Road

Posted: November 6th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Lexington, Residential | Tags: , , , | No Comments »
1822 Parkers Mill Road Lexington KY

Photo: kymodern staff

A few weeks back, kymodern featured another Parkers Mill Road home very similar to this one. This great 60s brick and glass home is just a short drive off of Versailles Road. While less fluid in design than its neighbor down the street and possessing none of the stonework, this home still has been obviously touched by midcentury modern influences and is undeniably recognizable as being an example from the period. A better sign of its appeal: according to the PVA site, the current owners have lived there since 1980!

Property Type: Residential
Year Built: 1964
Sq. Footage: 2287 (per PVA)