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Lexington – 1269 Standish Way

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

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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 – 3167 Roxburg Drive

Posted: September 2nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Lexington, Residential | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »
3167 Roxburg Drive

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While the Beatles invaded America, on the local front 1964 witnessed Dick Isenhour shift his attention to the western edges of the 40503 zip code. Don’t let that horrible segue prevent you from taking in this outstanding Roxburg Drive home — one of three of his designs built in the Stonewall Subdivision. Stylistically, this home is very similar to 341 Jesselin (built in the same year). This one is not to be missed and well worth the drive through suburban ranch-land to view in person.

3167 Roxburg Lexington KY

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Property Type: Residential
Year Built: 1964
Sq. Footage:2055 (per PVA)