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1898 Victorian: Queen Anne
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|Heated Sq. Ft.||4,000|
|Unheated Sq. Ft.||400|
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Elegant, exquisitely renovated 1898 Victorian home on 2.5 acres in downtown Lexington (15 minutes east of Athens). Spacious 4000 square-foot home with large covered porches offers grand formal spaces as well as comfortable family spaces. Five bedrooms, three full baths, and three-car carriage-style garage. Ten working fireplaces!
Dramatic central hallway (12’ x 33’) features a unique carved-brick fireplace and provides extra sitting area and beautiful flow for entertaining.
Formal living room and dining room (each 16’ x 19’) have original tiled fireplaces (dining room fireplace has a coal insert, remote controlled and fueled with natural gas). Formal spaces are separated by four functioning sets of large pocket doors.
Wrap-around porch includes a screened area adjacent to the dining room, providing additional space for relaxing and dining.
Expanded gourmet kitchen (14’ x 16’) with island features custom cabinetry, quartz countertops, stainless steel apron sink and appliances, and a built-in china hutch with butcher-block countertop. East-facing kitchen windows open to a large picket-fenced yard.
Family room (16’ x 21’) extends from open kitchen and features a large brick fireplace with wood stove. Laundry room includes a double stainless steel sink and shelving for home-entertainment electronic components.
Master bedroom (16’ x 19’) on main floor has a fireplace with coal insert (remote controlled and fueled with natural gas). Private adjoining master bath (10’ x 16’) has his-and-her sinks with kitchen-height Italian marble countertops and polished nickel fixtures. Bathroom suite includes a large marble-tiled shower, fireplace, and a spacious walk-in closet with custom shelving.
Additional bedroom (16’ x 16’) on main floor adjoins master bedroom and main hall – perfect for nursery, office, guest, or morning room. Custom cabinet with sink can be used for coffee bar and/or guest toiletries.
Full guest bath on main floor has fireplace and restored antique clawfoot tub with polished nickel fixtures (including a book rack for reading in the tub!).
Two large bedrooms (each 16’ x 20’) and one smaller bedroom (13’ x 13’) open to a wide central hallway (12’ x 16), which is currently used as a sitting/tv room. The two large bedrooms have fireplaces. Each bedroom has its own closet, one of which is cedar lined.
Full bath suite features his-and-her sinks with Italian marble countertops and polished nickel fixtures. Separate bathing area has large marble-tiled shower and air-jet tub with marble tile surround. Bath suite also includes a walk-in closet.
Additional large storage space on second floor could be finished for even more living space.
Garage and Tool Shed
Three-car carriage-style garage (built in 2007) has space above that can be finished as guest quarters or a studio. The third bay of the garage is currently carpeted, heated, and used as an exercise room.
Additional storage building provides space for tools, mower, etc.
Other Important Details
Original heart pine flooring and plaster walls, all beautifully preserved. Newer oak flooring in kitchen and family room.
All wiring, plumbing, and HVAC (now zoned) replaced in 2006.
New roof installed in 2008.
Mature landscaping includes many pecans, oaks, dogwoods, azaleas, and camellias. Kitchen herb garden is beside covered back porch.
Large side yard is picket-fenced with smaller enclosure for dog.
Archived in March, 2013