Historic Lexington Home and Garden

I’m throwing it back to the beginning of the summer when I visited Lexington, KY, to attend a meeting of the Southern Garden History Society.  There’s a trove of treasure to share from that trip and I’ll start it off with this historic home and garden…

 

 

The house, built in the late 1700s by ancestors of the husband, had passed out of the family for a time until this industrious couple acquired the property and gave it new life.  The before pictures are amazing, I should have taken some photos of the photos but did not!

The exposed brick wall is the back wall of the original house…

 

 

The floors were dirt when they began work!

Hand painted mural in the dining room depicts family homes and properties…

 

including this home…

 

 

and others…

 

 

Living room is also part of the original structure…

 

The wife’s creativity is displayed throughout…

 

 

 

Gardens were breathtaking…

 

 

looking across a garden toward the side of the home…

 

 

peonies were just giving up the ghost…

 

 

a tribute to the husband who had recently passed away – what seems like a million boxwoods that he rooted and planted…

 

 

oh, and the furry four legged friends helped make this house a home…

 

 

they were right at home in garden as well…

 

 

enjoy your day…

 

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