If you’ve lived in Lexington for any length of time, you know the Wellington Arms – the cool Tudor apartment building on the corner of Woodland and Main. Built in 1930, it’s on the National Register of Historic Places and is a true Lexington landmark. The building lobby is beautifully appointed and the apartments were renovated and condo-ed about 8 years ago with several units being combined into one. The interior of the units capture much of the vintage appeal of the building –original oak floors, beautiful woodwork, glass-paneled doors and charming bathrooms with octagonal tile floors and clean, vintage subway tile walls. The kitchens are modernized with new cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. The condos look like they ought to be saved on a Pinterest board for upscale urban living.
No. 409, is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit with approximately 1215 square foot. There’s so much to love here from the fact that it’s the top floor unit, on the green side of the building (so it’s nice and quiet) and there’s a tremendous amount of storage from a large dressing room in the master bedroom to a massive walk-in closet in the 2nd bedroom. There’s an additional un-windowed office/storage closet that features a charming, original glass front cabinet and has a small desk/vanity area. You won’t find anything like that in the new condos elsewhere downtown. And, if the industrial feel of many urban lofts leave you cold, the warmth and beauty of the original millwork and natural light will delight you.
My seller, who wouldn’t be moving if she were going to continue to live in Lexington, tells me that life at the Wellington Arms is just as fabulous as you would imagine it to be. The building has a charming community/TV room where you can host parties larger than you want in your condo, a fitness room for residents that even has classes, and a delightful enclosed courtyard provides a welcome green space. What’s more, you are within walking distance to dozens of local restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques and entertainment venues. Imagine, if spring ever comes, walking to the Kentucky Theater to see a movie and stopping for a coffee on the walk home or to enjoy the beauty of Thoroughbred Park. Or, how about a quick jaunt to the Saturday Farmer’s Market or hopping on the free Colt Trolley and taking a spin on it leaving your car safe and sound in the resident’s covered and secure parking annex. It makes me sad that I can’t fit my family of four and three dogs into the Wellington Arms just thinking about how much fun it would be to live there!
Here’s a few pictures of this lovely place at the Wellington Arms.
The home you’ve been waiting for! Gorgeous neo-classical home with first-floor master located in the St. Ives section of beautiful Castlegate. Elegance and comfort combine to make this light-filled home a rare find. Gleaming hardwood floors, updated kitchen with granite counters and large breakfast room opens to a cozy family room with charming fireplace & custom built-in shelves. Neutral decor throughout with new carpet upstairs and large finished area of basement with additional bedroom or office. Plenty of unfinished space remains providing abundant storage. In the rear, of the home enjoy coffee on the brick-walled patio with arbor. Immaculate condition and truly move-in ready! Conveniently located within walking distance of shopping and dining, Castlegate frees up your time to enjoy life with the luxury of year-round yard maintenance. This lovely home will not disappoint!
I confess that I’ve been anticipating listing this home for a while now. Yes, I sort of covet certain homes to list because they are fabulous in a special way. This is one of those homes because the sellers are people with incredibly good taste, the home is in a great area and it’s a fantastic home inside and out — curb appeal, really nice updates and a flexible floor plan that would be livable for all kinds of people. I should also mention that it has gorgeous hardwood floors and the kind of backyard that I think of as the perfect size. Oh yeah, you can also walk to Trader Joe’s from here which makes me think that it would be easy to get takeaway Chinese from Panda, too.
I’m a big fan of the cute mid-century Cape Cod with a finished second floor. This home, so like the adorable ones you’ll find along Hart, Cochran and Mount Vernon over in Chevy Chase, is much like those cuties but beats them out for having a much nicer price tag. Dellwood is quiet street, with little to no traffic, that is lined with mature trees but is easily accessible to great schools, shopping, UK’s campus and downtown.
Check out more pictures under my Featured Listings tab. You’ll see why I love this house so much!
Next Sunday, November 3, I’ll be holding 3500 Warwick Drive #21 open from 2-4 pm. You can see more pictures of it under my featured listings to get an idea of the property, but be sure to come for an actual visit! I’ll give you my opinion on some ideas to make it your own. This unit has been very well cared for and with a little effort, you can make some changes that will turn this into a super property. There are great bones here and a great Landsdowne location!
Also, I’ll be listing a great new home in Bryant Oak Park. Hmmm…bet you could walk to the new Costco from there!
Those of you who have known me for some time, know that I long had an interactive real estate website that allowed my clients to search for homes straight from my site. I had lots of information about the home buying process, listing your property and community information. When I started my site: www.moving2centralky.com, there weren’t many options for consumers to find the sort of information that I posted on my site. Since that time almost nine years ago, the internet climate for real estate has changed dramatically. Now sites from Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, Hot Pads et cetera abound and my own brokerage, Bluegrass Sotheby’s International Realty has a fantastic website that lists all of the properties Central Kentucky has to offer for sale in addition to beautiful photos of our own featured listings. There really is minimal need for me to maintain a separate website that duplicates the services that you can find elsewhere. What I hope you will find here in the time to come is more specific information about some of my personal listings as well as links and info that direct you to good information and good things about my Bluegrass home.
All the best and I look forward to seeing you back here soon!