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PRICE REDUCED! First time on the market in over a century! As you drive in the private gated road through a split rail fence entrance you follow a tree-lined driveway adjacent to a shallow stream. You will immediately appreciate why the sellers chose to make this property their home for so many years. This hidden property jewel sits inside +/- 296 acres of coveted privacy due to the wooded farm with white and red oak, yellow poplar, hickory, maple, walnut, and mature cedar trees.
Leaving the city hustle behind follow the winding driveway watching for deer or wild turkeys arriving at a large 3700 sq. ft. farmhouse covered with hand sawed natural oak shingles, with a raised ridge metal roof. Your eyes notice a great sunroom with surrounding glass for wildlife viewing as well as a large elevated deck next to the home.
The saltbox style home has the original charm and modern amenities as the home was restored and fully renovated in 2007 (city water, septic system, all new wiring and plumbing, satellite tv, and internet). Make your way toward the house through a Kentucky characteristic dry lay rock front wall and steps. Many farmhouse entrances were at the back door entering a mudroom as this is. Ahead is a large walk-in pantry and a left turn enters a custom-designed kitchen with solid hickory cabinets, granite countertops, farmhouse sink, stainless appliances and recessed lighting.
The kitchen merges with an eating and sitting area. All overhead beams are natural popular wood matching the wood walls of hickory and hardwood oak floors. Continuing down the wide hall, on the left is a utility room and on the right a walk-in closet both with poplar siding on the walls. Still further down the hall on the left in the full bath with custom ash wood cabinetry, cultured marble countertops and large walk-in shower. On the right is a walnut wood-lined office.
A large center front hall (circa 1895) with original woodwork showcases the front door which opens to a large covered porch. To the right beside the staircase is a large room originally used as a bedroom (circa 1895); the current owners have their baby grand piano here. This room is all original including the wood-burning fireplace and mantle as well as the ceiling with exposed wood beams and painted wood walls. A sliding barn door adds charm to this room.
From the front hall, now enter a log room (house - circa 1840-50) restored in the late 1970s. This room is mindful of the little house on the prairie with the original POPLAR logs, floor and loft. A majestic rock chimney with a Jotul wood burning stove enhanced with a hand hewed log mantle stands before you. To the right of the chimney, a door leads to a 14x24 tiled sunroom with heated floors for pleasant winter viewing.
Returning to the front hall and up the staircase, you arrive in the upstairs hall; turn right into a large bedroom with all original wood with an additional closet and storeroom. From the upstairs hall step into the loft bedroom overlooking the chimney and stove with glass doors to view firelight shadows at night.
The upstairs hall also leads to a very large half bathroom (could easily be converted to a full) and a second walk-in storeroom. The terrace level at the house’s back entrance is lined by a dry-stacked rock wall. Three outbuildings are near the house, a 36x40 garage barn, (concrete floor, electric) a 36x84 equipment barn (electric) and a running natural water springhouse. There is also an old feed barn across the stream.
The entire 300+/- acres are located just 20 minutes from Frankfort. It is 45 minutes from Lexington, 1 hour from Louisville, and 1.5 hours from Cincinnati. This is an outdoor enthusiast's and hunter’s paradise! There are ponds, springs and two running streams; good hunting access via interior trail systems. The farm topography lays great for the archery or firearm hunter; great trophy whitetail deer and wild turkey potential with hardwood ridges and wooded hollows; large uninhabited land surrounds the farm property, and a hidden gem of a remote circa 1850 abandoned log cabin.
Why commute? Hunt, where you live here in a private and peaceful setting where the only sounds you will hear, ARE those of nature.
Approximately 15 minutes to Frankfort, 45 minutes to Lexington and an hour to Louisville
36x40 garage barn
36x84 equipment barn
Zone 1 hunting county
Farm has not been hunted for whitetail in 50 plus years