Airy Castle And Historic Homes in Paris Kentucky!
Airy Castle is one of the historic homes in Paris that has been in the news lately. The 1873 Italianate-Second Empire home was originally part of a 600-acre land parcel owned by George Washington Bowen. It is now an 80-acre estate and is located on Larue Road north of downtown Paris. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this Victorian mansion in Bourbon County has recently been restored. The home had been neglected for years when the current owners purchased it about ten years ago. Renovations were extensive as the basement was flooded, the attic infested, the roof leaked, and the plaster walls needed repairs in every room. In addition, both the plumbing and the wiring systems needed to be replaced. The owners carefully restored the ornate detailing throughout, and the new slate roof is faithful to the original. They also updated the home by adding an elevator, heating and air conditioning, and a state of the art kitchen. When the last two rooms of the renovation are complete, the owners plan to operate the home as a bed and breakfast.
There are plenty of homes for sale that do not need near as much renovation. Historic homes in Paris that are currently on the market include Houstondale Farm, an 1840 Greek Revival mansion on 31 acres offered at $1,600,000, Forest Grove, an 1849 Greek Revival on 5 acres for $599,000, and Drover’s Inn, a 1790 two-story Federal Style home on 5 acres for $285,000. Contact me for more information about these listings, or about any homes for sale in Paris, Ky.
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