First Home Built Near Joyland Park in Lexington KY!
It is no secret that I love my job and love the history of homes in Lexington. I am a kid in a candy store when I run across a cool Lexington home with history. Maybe one would say I am a bit more excited than even the buyer. That is because I am 100% a Lexington girl, born and raised my entire life in this wonderful city.
I recently showed this home at 618 Judy Lane in Lexington KY and while it looks like an everyday timeless Cape Cod this home has some cool history behind it! Judy Lane is located off of Paris Pike heading toward Paris in the North Lexington area. Sitting in the Thoroughbred Acres neighborhood, this area of homes is the last true neighborhood homes in Lexington proper before you leave Lexington. If you know anything about what I call old Lexington, this neighborhood was heavily developed after the old Joyland Amusement Park was demolished in 1964-65.
618 Judy Lane was built in 1956 by the contractor himself and became what is known as the very first home in this neighborhood. It was built on the site of the old Sportsmans Club. This home boasts 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths and was truly designed by the owner/contractor who was ahead of his time.
Walk in closets, spacious rooms, and a staircase to the 2nd floor that is a graceful climb with the risers in perfect pitch. Even today, as the home needs a touch of updating, you can still see how well built this place is. Not many homes can stand the test of time and still look this good over 50 years later.
I love the many artifacts I discovered here. Check out this picture of the kitchen. The red countertops still seem trendy today. These are definite originals in the home as you can see they boast the actual name of the Lexington Company who installed them - Dickens Formica.
I did some research to check out the old Dickens location on Nicholasville Rd. Check here to read more about what sits on that spot 56 years later on Nicholasville Rd.
Another cool fact is that my childhood babysitter grew up just 2 homes away from this home. Her family built the 3rd home in the Thoroughbred Acres neighborhood. I remember her telling me that when she was a child, the road (Judy Lane) from Paris Pike was dirt and her childhood dog could always hear when her father turned off Paris Pike and onto Judy Lane. She also said that as a child, from her house, she could see the top of the double Ferris wheel at Joyland Park. That is very cool to hear because that was over a mile away. Pretty cool if you consider how the area looks now with thousands of homes.
Bottom line, 618 Judy Lane is a solid, well-built timeless home with history and makes it a great opportunity for someone to snag this gem for $139,000. Call me if you want to view a slice of North Lexington history!
Lexington KY is always #1 in my book! Whether you want to buy a downtown condo, a custom walkout ranch on a golf course, or a horse farm in the country, I can help find the perfect home for you – as well as help you sell your home. In addition to Lexington Real Estate, I specialize in the nearby towns of Paris, Midway, Georgetown, and Versailles.
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