Lexington Ky: Embracing the old and the new!
There are so many things to love about living in Lexington Ky!
Rupp Arena and the historic Botherum House are only a quarter mile apart but offer a great example of how Lexington values its history while blazing a trail to a bright future.
Botherum House was built in 1851 for Madison C. Johnson, a friend of Abraham Lincoln. Johnson was married to one of Henry Clay’s cousins, Sally Ann Clay. She died in childbirth and the house was built in her memory. A massive gingko tree on the property is thought to be a gift to Johnson from Henry Clay. The Greek Revival stone mansion originally had four entrances, one on each side. Once a thirty-six acre estate, the property was subdivided to become the Woodward Heights neighborhood. Now on a 3/4 acre lot, Botherum has been lovingly restored by well-known landscape architect Jon Carloftis. ***The gardens will be open to the public this Sunday (June 22) from 10-2 for a $5 admission to benefit the Garden Conservancy.***
The original Botherum property line abuts the Rupp Arena parking lot. Rupp is the largest arena designed specifically for basketball and is home to the University of Kentucky Wildcats. Now nearly 40 years old, the plain building is due for a serious overhaul. Recently plans were unveiled for an exciting renovation that includes a transparent exterior, new premium seating, and an upgraded scoreboard.
Whether you prefer traditional or modern, I’m happy to show you homes for sale in Lexington Ky!
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.