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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)

Lexington – 430 Mt Tabor Road

Posted: October 9th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Lexington, Residential | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

UFO House at 430 Mt Tabor Road, Lexington KYThe 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)