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$ 369,000

c. 1850 Historic Home

244 North Main St New Castle Ky

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Welcome to the Valentine House in downtown New Castle, KY. This beautiful 162 plus year old home has a great history. The current owners have refurbished this house throughout.
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Exterior left
Exterior left
Front Doors
Front Doors
Stair Case
Stair Case
Dining Room
Dining Room
Kitchen
Kitchen
Upstairs Bedroom
Upstairs Bedroom
Upstairs Bedroom
Upstairs Bedroom
Upstairs Bedroom Suite
Upstairs Bedroom Suite
Upstairs Bedroom Suite
Upstairs Bedroom Suite
Rear Exterior
Rear Exterior
Large Garage
Large Garage
Bedrooms 4
Full Baths 2
Heated Sq. Ft. 4,390
Stories 2.0
Acres 0.6
MLS No. 1485990

Features.

  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 1st Floor Bedroom
  • 1st Floor Laundry Room
  • Den
  • Dining room
  • Entry Hall
  • Foyer
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Room
  • Library
  • Living room
  • Unfinished Basement
  • Utility Room
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Driveway - Paved
  • Fenced Yard
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Storage Building
  • Storm Windows
  • Garage Workshop
  • 2nd Staircase
  • Built-in Bookcases
  • Built-in Cabinets
  • Carpet
  • Grand staircase
  • High Ceilings
  • Original wood windows
  • Walk-In Closets
  • Wood floors
  • Shingle Roof: Asphalt shingle
  • Central air
  • City sewer
  • City water supply
  • Dishwasher
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Water Heater - Electric
  • 12-foot Ceilings
  • Plaster Walls
  • Servant's Staircase
  • accessible to 4 cities
  • chandelier lighting
  • Italianate architecture
  • large attic in garage
  • rehab kitchen

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I can help with any or all of your real estate needs. I can also answer any question you might have regarding the real estate industry or about the local area.

Jim Smith

Phone: 502-633-4998
Mobile: 502-548-1561
Fax: 502-633-1234

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Historic Home in Quaint, Rural community

Welcome to the Valentine House in downtown New Castle, KY 40050 New Castle, the county seat of Henry County, has a population of around a thousand. It was first settled in 1798 and incorporated in 1817, making it the third oldest incorporated town in the state. It is situated within Kentucky's "golden triangle" region because it is easily accessible to Louisville, Lexington, and Cincinnati.
Historically, the surrounding region has an agricultural economy and even today, New Castle remains a picturesque small city surrounded by rolling farmland.
The New Castle town center retains many historic buildings and the classic layout of a courthouse square. To help protect the downtown, the city created the New Castle Historic Preservation District in 2003.
The beautiful Valentine House is c.162 years old and has a great history. The Valentine House is not one of the earliest homes in New Castle, but it is interesting architecturally. Its two sections are different in style.
The smaller section is the oldest, and is a gabled Victorian Gothic style. It has three rooms, two on the first floor, and one on the second. This section of the house has been dated to ca. 1840-1850. During a renovation of the downstairs front room, the date "May 30, 1855" was discovered written on a wall when the many layers of old wallpaper were stripped. The back downstairs room was, at some point, divided into a bathroom, closet, and hallway.
The larger section of the house is Italianate in style, and dates to ca. 1860. The rooms are much larger, with high ceilings, larger windows, and more decorative detail in the downstairs public areas. This larger section of the house shows evidence of being built in two stages. Interior and exterior details indicate that the house was expanded over time.
The present kitchen resides in the original kitchen building which was, initially, separate from the house. A separate kitchen was customary, particularly in the homes of wealthier families. Keeping the kitchen separate kept the heat and cooking odors out of the living areas. It also kept any kitchen fires, common with wood burning stoves, from also damaging the house. The kitchen was subsequently connected to the house by a pantry room and a covered porch. The porch was enclosed in the 20th century to create a family room. The original exterior door sill into the dining room is still in place.
The house takes it name from the three generations of the Valentine family that resided in this house. The Valentine family was one of the leading families of New Castle. Documentation indicates that John and Catherine Valentine occupied the house by 1857. The 1882 Atlas of Henry and Shelby Counties lists John Valentine as a furniture dealer and undertaker. Catherine, known to everyone in town as "Miss Kitty," was one of New Castle's most beloved citizens, particularly by the many children in town who were invited into Valentine House for tea parties. The family of Sam Valentine, one of the two sons of John and Catherine, then occupied the house. Sam Valentine was a pharmacist and his wife Carrie was active in civil and social causes. The last Valentine to occupy the house was "Miss Bess" Valentine, the daughter of Sam and Carrie. Miss Bess was lovingly remembered by many residents of New Castle who were her students at the New Castle school where she taught music and 4th grade.
Miss Bess sold Valentine House to Kent Floyd, the law partner of John Berry, Sr. His family lived in the house for many years, and did extensive renovation of the interior. The house has had two owners since the Floyds.
The current owners have refurbished this house throughout. There are many things to show with this property. Schedule your private showing today. Jim Smith 502-548-1560

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Fax: 502-633-1234

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