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c. 1900 Federal

Columbia, Kentucky 42728

Historical Gem on 26 Rolling Acres

The Old Clayton Home
The Old Clayton Home
Sitting on 26+ acres of beautiful, rolling Kentucky farmland, this is one of Adair County's most distinguishable homes. This historical home has been well cared for its entire life and has never gone into decline. It has been owned and loved by the same owner for over 25 years. Although numerous modern improvements have been made over the years (electricity, plumbing, etc), the original integrity of the walls, windows and ceilings have been meticulously maintained. This beautiful home sits 2 miles outside the city limit, yet it has a quiet, rural ambiance. You simply must see this home to appreciate it.
Wrap-around Front Porch
Wrap-around Front Porch
Entry Foyer
Entry Foyer
Formal Living Room
Formal Living Room
Formal Dining Room
Formal Dining Room
Country Kitchen
Country Kitchen
Downstairs Bedroom
Downstairs Bedroom
1 of 2 Full Baths
1 of 2 Full Baths
2nd Floor Foyer
2nd Floor Foyer
Upstairs Master Bed and Bath
Upstairs Master Bed and Bath
1 of 4 Upstairs Bedrooms
1 of 4 Upstairs Bedrooms
Upstairs Bedroom made into Study
Upstairs Bedroom made into Study
Enclosed Sun Porch
Enclosed Sun Porch
Side Patio/Deck
Side Patio/Deck
Back of House
Back of House
View Across the 26 Acres
View Across the 26 Acres
2 Stories
Bedrooms 5
Full Baths 2
Half Baths 1
Heated Sq. Ft. 2,200
Unheated Sq. Ft. 1,080
Acres 26


  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 1st Floor Bedroom
  • Attic
  • Basement
  • Dining room
  • Dry Basement
  • Entry Hall
  • Kitchen
  • Living room
  • Reader's Loft
  • Unfinished Basement
  • Walk out Basement
  • Master bedroom downstairs
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Automatic outside lights
  • Casement windows
  • Driveway - Paved
  • Fresh paint
  • Porch
  • Rear Deck
  • Storm Windows
  • 2nd Staircase
  • Carpet
  • Ceiling Fans
  • 5 Gas logs Fireplaces
  • Gas Logs
  • Grand staircase
  • High Ceilings
  • Original wood windows
  • Asphalt shingle Roof
  • Vinyl floors
  • Wood floors
  • Shingle Roof: Asphalt shingle
  • Central air
  • City water supply
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Gas heating
  • Heat pump
  • Oil Heating
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Septic Tank
  • Water Heater - Electric
  • 9-foot Ceilings
  • Claw-foot Tub(s)
  • Hand-hewn Beams
  • Plaster Walls
  • Pocket Doors
  • Ripple Glass
  • Servant's Staircase
  • Wrap-Around Porch
  • Detached garage is 30x24
  • Laundry in full basement
  • New carpet - 2018
  • New porch floors - 2018
  • New shingle roof - 2018
  • Working ceiling fans in all rooms

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This home was built by the first millionaire in Adair County for his mother and father. It also had the first hot running water in Adair County. The current owner has loved and lived in this Old Lady for almost 25 years. While having carefully been updated with modern utilities and central heating/AC, the main structure of old wooden casement windows, plastered walls and ceilings have retained their originality. Almost all windows have the original ‘wavy’ glass. What makes this house such an outstanding find is its comfort. It has the look and feel of an extensive house, but it is small enough to be comfortable and maintain with ease. To step inside is an invitation from the past: From its beautiful entryway with carved staircase, to its large country kitchen, your family and guests will feel the country Southern ambiance of this inviting home. A formal living room, dining room, bedroom, full bath, 3 gas-log fireplaces, and even a secret staircase are on the main floor. The master suite and full bath, with original claw-foot tub, 3 generous sized bed rooms and a staircase landing large enough to serve as a library, are located on the second floor. There are also 2 fireplaces on the second floor that could be converted to gas logs. Unique from many homes of this era, all 5 bedrooms have built-in closets. A large wrap-around front porch and a charming, rear sun porch offer immediate “southern charm” whether entering from the front or garage-side of the home. This beautiful house has approximately 2 acres dedicated as a sweeping professionally cared for lawn and offers an oversized 2- bay garage with covered patio entry onto the sun room of the house. There is an immense unfinished attic with a beautiful captain’s window that gives light and warmth all year and could be made into a third-floor living area. The full walk-in basement is natural stone walls with concrete floor, and currently houses the laundry room, shower and shaving sink. The 26+ acres of fenced rolling farmland backs up to a running creek and is bordered by several forested acre -- perfect for a 'Gentlemen’s Horse Farm’. In addition, the low property tax is almost unheard of now in the U.S. This beautiful old lady is a wonderful blend of the past and present. Its structure remains unaltered, yet it has great potential for modern touches that can push it into the future. It now awaits that "special" owner who will love and respect it, as those in the past have done.

Recent Improvements

New Shingle Roof
New Porch floor
New side deck
New upstairs carpet
Modern and current full central air system (separate A/C unit for each floor)
Modern 2.5-car garage

Archived in September, 2018

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