Is this Your Dream Home in Lexington Ky?

dream home in Lexington Ky
dream home in Lexington Ky

This dream home in Lexington Ky has a pool, is on a lake, is in 40502, and is just minutes from downtown and the University of Kentucky campus!

If you could buy your dream home in Lexington Ky, it just might be 3540 Castlegate Wynd.

This lovely home has a quiet understated exterior that gives no hint to the amazing wow-appeal inside and on the back deck! Listed at $1,499,000 it is located in a secluded setting that is just minutes from the University of Kentucky campus, the Arboretum and downtown. It’s on a nearly half-acre waterfront lot overlooking a private spring-fed lake- and even has a spectacular in-ground pool.

The front door opens to a gorgeous two story foyer with a stunning circular staircase. The pristine marble floors lead to the formal living room with 20′ windows overlooking the lake and the pool.

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Stunning two-story entrance in this dream home in Lexington Ky

dream home in Lexington Ky

Awesome 20′ wall of windows in the two-story living room!

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Custom-ceilings and high quality trim work throughout this dream home!

The 5 bedroom 5.5 bathroom home has loads of luxurious amenities including an elevator, two wet bars, two circular staircases, custom ceilings, and lots storage and even a gift wrap/hobby room. The 7526 square foot home has upscale finish work and 8-foot solid wood paneled doors throughout. The amenities don’t stop on the inside: outside there’s over 500 square feet of deck overlooking the pool and lake, an irrigation system and even a heated driveway.

What dream home wouldn’t be complete without a stunning kitchen? The amazing chef’s kitchen features walls of birds-eye maple cabinets with a six-burner Dacor gas stove. There is over 30 linear feet of black granite counter space facing the eat-in kitchen and the spacious family room- both of which overlook the upper decks with lake views.

dream home in Lexington Ky

The kitchen is a chef’s dream and opens up to the family room and eat-in area, both overlooking the lake.

dream home in Lexington Ky

Lots of birds-eye maple and black granite in this wet bar adjacent to the kitchen.

dream home in Lexington Ky

There’s an elevator to all three floors in this dream home in Lexington Ky

dream home in Lexington Ky

Spa-quality master suite including this bathroom, custom closet and lake views from the bedroom.

dream home in Lexington Ky

The understated exterior has a secret– there’s lots of wow-appeal inside this dream home in Lexington Ky!

The first floor master suite also has lake views as well as a spa-quality bathroom with his & her counters and a huge custom closet. Also on the first floor is the formal dining room, a guest bedroom with full bath, a half bath, the laundry room, and a library.

The second floor has four bedrooms with three full bathrooms, all of which are en suite. There’s also a bonus room with a skylight and a gift wrap/hobby room.

You’ll love that this home has two full service wet bars with dishwashers. One is on the main level next to the kitchen adjacent to the formal living room and one is overlooking the family room on the lower level. The lower level also features a huge room with a lake view and a walk-in closet. This could be a home office or a sixth bedroom. Additionally there is an eating/card playing area and a large rec room. There’s a full bathroom so the lower level could easily serve as private guest quarters.

In addition to the elevator, you’ll appreciate that this home has double staircases. There’s a second curving staircase from the main level to the lower level as well as standard staircases leading to all three levels, plus a carpeted one leading up to the attic. Yes, there’s lots of storage both in the attic and the lower level.

There are only eight homes sharing the private spring-fed lake and there are even fish in the lake. This dream home also has a four car garage,  three fireplaces, a central vac system, security system and more.

If this sounds like your dream home in Lexington Ky be sure to check it out at 3540 Castlegate Wynd. This home is in the Castlegate neighborhood in zip code 40502 off of Chinoe Road. About 170 people live in Castlegate, considered one of Lexington’s premier neighborhoods. Residents are minutes from downtown, UK campus, Chevy Chase shopping and the Chinoe Center plaza.

Click this link to learn more about this dream home for sale in Lexington Ky! And here’s a link to all homes for sale in Castlegate in Lexington Ky.

By the way, 3540 Castlegate Wynd is listed by Liz Violet Newell of LexHomes! Contact LexHomes to schedule a showing!

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!

Get ready for Cabela’s in Lexington Ky

cabela's in lexington ky
cabela's in lexington ky

Cabela’s in Lexington Ky is located near Man O’ War Bouldevard & I-75. (Photo courtesy of Cabela’s)

The new Cabela’s in Lexington Ky is expected to open next month. The 70,000 square foot store will offer all the gear and accessories needed for hunting, fishing, boating, camping and other outdoor activities. They will also sell outdoor apparel including outerwear, base layers, and specialized clothing such as ski bibs, fishing vests, and hiking pants- as well as a wide selection of shoes, boots and waders.

Cabela’s is using an updated store layout for the Lexington location designed to get customers into the outdoor spirit! You’ll see lots of wood and stonework as well as taxidermy mounts and wildlife displays scattered throughout the 70,000 square foot building. There’s even an aquarium and an indoor archery range on-site. Shoppers can also take a break at the cafe. The Lexington store opens on March 16.

The outdoor store is just the latest addition to the huge Hamburg shopping complex that now has well over 2,000,000 square feet of retail space. Hamburg features all of the popular big box names including Costco, Lowes, Buy Buy Baby, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Kohls, Ann Taylor Loft, White House | Black Market, Aeropostale, Best Buy, Regal Cinemas, and much more. Hamburg also has plenty of dining options along with a Meijers grocery.

The Hamburg shopping mecca is on the east and west sides of I-75 between Winchester and Man O’ War Boulevard. Located just five miles east of downtown, this area is also a very convenient area to live. In addition to having easy access to the interstate and the city center, nearby residents are also close to New Circle Road, our beltway encircling the core of Lexington. Also, a new high school is being built nearby which is exciting for many people in the surrounding neighborhoods.

Homes for sale near Cabela’s in Lexington Ky range from $150,000 to just under $600,000. Neighborhoods within a mile of the outdoor store include Tuscany, Ashford Oaks, Gleneagles, West Wind, Blackford Oak Place, and Hamburg. Click the links to learn more then contact me to schedule a showing.

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!

American Pharoah and Lexington KY are truly Champions!

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American Pharoah in Breeder’s Cup Winner’s Circle  -Photo by Jill Robb

Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah was not the only one to prove himself a true champion of champions at Saturday’s Breeder’s Cup Classic. No matter what horse you may have been betting on, one has to admit that American Pharoah is truly one-of-a-kind, as he made history on Saturday at Lexington’s Keeneland Race Track for this historic event, leading this race from start to finish and topping his Triple Crown victory with this ‘grand slam’ race of races win.

Yet another big winner, not to be ignored, was Lexington Ky itself. Yes, Lexington! American Pharoah and Lexington KY are truly Champions in how they showed up this past week at the Breeder’s Cup Classic! Not only did Keeneland Race Track handle and manage record crowds of over 50,000 attendees, bringing in extra manpower, structures and support of all kinds, the entire city of Lexington proved to be a champion in hosting this memorable week of events.

Keeneland and Lexington rose to the occasion with the hospitality and personal flavor and response more of a large town than a big city. Events capturing the local vibe included bourbon tastings, horse farm tours, art exhibits, and homegrown music performances. The personal touch that makes Lexington Ky such a special place was evident all around the city. Food, festivity and fun all blended together in this memorable event.

And now, back to the main star of the show, American Pharoah!  Listen to this crowd on a short clip I took, as it welcomed the champion of champions after his five plus length win:

 

After personally living in both small towns (700 was my low population record) and large cities (Atlanta with approximately 4 million), and some in between, I can truly say that the ‘large town’ flavor of Lexington is truly unique in its offerings.  Yes, both American Pharoah and Lexington KY are truly Champions! in their fields! Here’s a couple of folks who really know how to enjoy what Lexington Ky has to offer…why not join us?

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!

Construction Begins on the Summit at Fritz Farm in Lexington Ky

the Summit at Fritz Farm in Lexington Ky
the Summit at Fritz Farm in Lexington Ky

Work is just starting at the Summit at Fritz Farm in Lexington Ky, which is slated to open Fall 2016.

The Summit at Fritz Farm in Lexington Ky is a new shopping complex that is scheduled to open by the end of next year. The 60-acre outdoor mall is at the intersection of Man O’ War Boulevard and Nicholasville Road. Expected tenants include Whole Foods, Brooks Brothers, Water + Oak, Teds Montana Grill, and many more including a boutique hotel. The development is expected to contain over 340,000 square feet of retail shopping and restaurants. These photos show the early stages of construction on what used to be farmland.

The Summit is located in the heart of the Nicholasville Road shopping corridor which begins with the Mall at Lexington Green about a mile to the north. Immediately south of Lexington Green is Fayette Mall, the largest shopping mall in Central Kentucky. And about five minutes south of the Summit is the expansive Brannon Crossing retail complex. All three centers are bustling with activity with lots of options sure to cure even the worst case of retail fever.

 

the Summit at Fritz Farm in Lexington Ky

the Summit at Fritz Farm in Lexington Ky

This future shopping center is about 5.5 miles from the center of town. Nicholasville Road is a main artery leading to town (converting to Limestone Road), and also leads to New Circle Road. Just a mile north of the Summit, New Circle Road is a ring road connecting all of Lexington. Man O’ War Boulevard is a convenient east-west connector linking the Blue Grass Airport to the west to the large Hamburg Shopping area and I-75 to the east.

The Summit at Fritz Farm in Lexington Ky targets the $73,000+ average household income in the surrounding area. Its convenient location makes it a great choice from which to center your search for homes for sale. Neighborhoods within a half mile of the development include Fox Harbor, Devondale, Colony, and Pickway. Homes for sale near the Summit at Fritz Farm range from $109,000 to $149,000. Click the links to learn more then contact me to schedule a showing.

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!

The Latest Listings in this Hot! Lexington KY Real Estate Market

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The Lexington Ky real estate market is Hot-Hot-Hot! It’s a great time to be buying –or selling- a home in the area. Here’s a look at three homes that were just listed on MLS by All PropertyworX.  [By the way, we are not the typical commission structure. Our “Risk/Reward – Matching Funds” and “Sliding Scale” programs, coupled with the “Ultimate Image Technology” photography that we offer are both producing fast results AND saving our Seller clients quite a bit of money! Check them out our FULL SERVICE ~ SENSIBLE FEES approach!]

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3504 Calera Court

This two story home sits on a cul-de-sac in a quiet neighborhood just south of Man O’War Boulevard. The spacious great room and sunny eat-in kitchen make it a great home for entertaining. The large fenced yard is perfect for volleyball, croquet, or just enjoying a quiet dinner on the patio under the pretty gazebo. Privacy can also be found in the owner’s suite and bonus room, which occupy the entire second floor. Read more about this 1728 square foot home for sale. [LATE UPDATE: This house went under contract at 11 pm last night…right before this blog was published! That’s three days and SOLD!]

By the way, the home is in The Vineyard neighborhood, a subdivision designed with the intentional use of culs-de-sac. These short streets eliminate through traffic and provide a residential experience that is not only more peaceful, but safer as well. Click the link to see more homes for sale in The Vineyard neighborhood in Lexington Ky.

These next two new listings are in the Kenwick Neighborhood. This neighborhood has it all:  proximity to downtown, University of Kentucky, the park and gardens of the Henry Clay Estate, and the hot new retail and small business area recently named Warehouse Block. Kenwick also has a strong sense of community, as evidenced by the new community gardens and the recent Kenwick Bungalow Tour. See  my post, 7 Reasons to Move to Kenwick to learn more about this up and coming neighborhood, or visit Kenwick’s website.

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175 Bassett

It is rare to see a five bedroom two bath home for sale in Kenwick- particularly with a first floor master. And it’s a treat to find a fully renovated bungalow on the market in this neighborhood. Built in 1920, this 1900 square foot home has all the attraction of a brand new house combined with the charm of yesteryear. Before setting foot inside, you’ll be wowed by the large front porch. The fully fenced backyard has an amazing deck and entertainment area. For a closer look at this fine home, click here. This spot is perfect for summer parties or for creating your own quiet retreat. Inside, enjoy the all-new kitchen, bathrooms, and beautifully refinished hardwood floors. Learn more about this Kenwick bungalow for sale.

 

 

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Another home that is move-in ready, this 1800 square foot home is a few decades newer than its neighbors. Also fully renovated, the new owner will enjoy the expanded second floor with lots of space to have an extra large master suite, along with possibly an office, exercise room, or kids bedroom or playroom. Two bedrooms are downstairs along with a nice sized living room and an all-new kitchen. A large fenced backyard offers some quiet solitude. In addition to an attached garage, the home also has a detached garage, which would be ideal for a car collector, wood worker, or hobbyist. Learn more about this four bedroom home for sale in Kenwick here.

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See more homes for in Kenwick by clicking the link.

If you want to know about homes for sale as soon as they come on the market, bookmark this link: Lexington’s Latest Listings.

If you’d like to take a look at any of the above homes or have us create a Custom Search  to receive notifications of properties that fit your personal needs, feel free to contact us!  Or, you can set up your own search on this website here.

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!

Look at what’s coming to Lexington Ky: L’Escalade Fitness

L'Escalade Fitness in Lexington Ky
L'Escalade Fitness in Lexington Ky

L’Escalade Fitness in Lexington Ky is under construction.

Check out this huge structure being built on North Broadway in Lexington Ky! It will become a major indoor rock climbing and fitness center that is scheduled to open later this year called L’Escalade Fitness.

The 25,000 square foot gym is in the design process and is expected to include several climbing zones including steep with boulders, a ropes section, and a space targeting kids. The owners plan community-based activities that include goal-setting and confidence-building.

View from L'Escalade Fitness in Lexington Ky.

View from Broadway of L’Escalade Fitness in Lexington Ky.

View from L'Escalade Fitness in Lexington Ky.

View from Broadway of L’Escalade Fitness in Lexington Ky.

L’Escalade is located at 916 North Broadway near Legends Stadium, inside New Circle Road, and convenient to both downtown and I-64 & I-75. This area which includes North Limestone has been attracting new businesses, while nearby neighborhoods are seeing interest from real estate investors and first time home buyers. Contact me to learn more.

By the way, the owners of the new climbing center are a married couple  who chose Lexington to build their dream gym- even though they were living in California. According to an interview in Climbing Business Journal, they chose Lexington because:

  • Red River Gorge, a climbing mecca, is just one hour away.
  • The city is large enough and active enough to support a gym of this kind.
  • Land and labor prices are reasonable.
  • Lexington “is a place where we’d be happy to raise a family [and] it has access to the lifestyle we want to lead.”

Their reasons just make me that much more excited to help people who are moving to Lexington KY. In fact this should probably be added to my Top Ten Reasons for moving to Lexington KY!  If you live here or are planning to move here and need help finding your next home, contact me, and we’ll make it both an educational and Fun adventure!

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!

Condos for sale in Lexington Ky

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Tired of raking leaves? Are you giving up entire weekends to take care of the house and yard? Would you like to be able to go on vacation for weeks at a time without worrying about your house? Well maybe it’s time to consider maintenance-free living. There are plenty of townhouses and condos for sale in Lexington Ky that could give you the freedom you crave.

In fact, according to LBAR, our local real estate association, sales of condominiums are HOT right now! Townhouse/condo sales rose 19% for third quarter 2014 compared to the same period last year. Their average sale price also rose and they spent less time on the market.

There are currently a little less than 400 townhouses and condos on the market in Lexington. They are at every price point and in all areas of town. Here’s a look at look at a few that are available right now:

 

$750,000 townhouse for sale in Greenbrier Lexington Ky

$750,000 townhouse for sale in Greenbrier Lexington Ky

$750,000 = A new three bedroom five bathroom townhouse for sale in Greenbrier. This 3800 square foot home in a gated community is near the golf course and includes a two-car garage with a space for a golf cart. See all homes for sale in Greenbrier.

IDX logoListing information & photo courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway de Movellan via LBAR Internet Data Exchange (IDX)

 

 

townhome for sale in woodland park Lexington Ky

$699,999 townhome for sale in Woodland Park Lexington Ky

$699,999 = A four bedroom, 3.5 bath townhome for sale in Woodland Park. This six-year old residence has 10-ft ceilings, space for an elevator to serve all three floors and is close to the park. See all homes for sale in Woodland Park.

IDX logoListing information & photo courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway de Movellan via LBAR Internet Data Exchange (IDX)

 

 

condo for sale near university of kentucky

$489,000 condo for sale near the University of Kentucky

$489,000 buys a condo for sale near the University of Kentucky campus with all the conveniences of downtown within walking distance. The unit has nearly 2000 square feet with three bedrooms, two baths, and a separate dining area. See all homes for sale near the UK Campus here.

IDX logoListing information & photos courtesy of Milestone Realty via LBAR Internet Data Exchange (IDX)

 

 

townhouse for sale in beaumont Lexington Ky

$385,000 townhouse for sale in Beaumont Lexington Ky

$385,000 is the asking price for a ten year old townhome for sale in Beaumont. With over 3,000 square feet, this five bedroom townhouse has hardwood floors, a garage, and four full bathrooms. See all homes for sale in Beaumont here.

IDX logoListing information & photos courtesy of Deborah Ball Realty via LBAR Internet Data Exchange (IDX)

 

 

condo for sale in Rabbit Run Lexington Ky

$347,000 condo for sale in Rabbit Run Lexington Ky

$347,00 buys a two bedroom two full bath condo for sale in Rabbit Run Village. This unit has hardwood floors, granite kitchen countertops and a large veranda. See all homes for sale in Rabbit Run here.

IDX logoListing information & photos courtesy of Milestone Realty via LBAR Internet Data Exchange (IDX)

 

 

$299,000 condo for sale in downtown Lexington Ky

$299,000 condo for sale in downtown Lexington Ky

$299,000 gets a modern new condo for sale in downtown Lexington on Main Street. The two bedroom, two bath unit has high ceilings, lots of light, and a contemporary feel. See all homes for sale in downtown Lexington Ky here.

IDX logoListing information & photos courtesy of LRC Lexington’s Real Estate Company via LBAR Internet Data Exchange (IDX)

 

 

townhouse for sale in Griffin Gate Lexington Ky

$269,000 townhouse for sale in Griffin Gate Lexington Ky

$269,000 is the list price of a 2200 square foot townhome for sale in the Griffin Gate golf community. This two story home has a garage, gas fireplace in the living room, and a deck with views of the golf course. See all homes for sale in Griffin Gate in Lexington Ky here.

IDX logoListing information & photos courtesy of Griffin Gate Realty via LBAR Internet Data Exchange (IDX)

 

 

townhome for sale in Patchen Lexington Ky

$229,000 townhome for sale in Patchen Lexington Ky

$229,000 buys over 3000 square feet of living space in this three bedroom three full bathroom brick townhome for sale in Patchen. The unit has a full basement, private patio, and a two car garage. See all homes for sale in Patchen in Lexington Ky here.

IDX logoListing information & photos courtesy of Keller Williams Bluegrass via LBAR Internet Data Exchange (IDX)

 

 

townhome for sale in shadeland Lexington Ky

$186,000 townhome for sale in Shadeland Lexington Ky

$186,5000 is the asking price for a 1400 square foot townhome for sale in Shadeland. This two story brick unit has two bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a two car garage. See all homes for sale in Shadeland here.

IDX logoListing information & photos courtesy of Rector Hayden Realty via LBAR Internet Data Exchange (IDX)

 

 

condo for sale in Hamburg Lexington Ky

$169,900 condo for sale in Hamburg Lexington Ky

$169,900 buys a two bedroom, 2.5 bath condo for sale in Hamburg. Built in 2003, this residence has granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and an attached garage. See all homes for sale in Hamburg here.

IDX logoListing information & photos courtesy of Turf Town Realty via LBAR Internet Data Exchange (IDX)

 

 

condo for sale in turkeyfoot Lexington Ky

$149,900 condo for sale in Turkeyfoot Lexington Ky

$149,900 is the list price of a condo for sale in Turkeyfoot. This 1185 square foot unit in has two bedrooms and two full bathrooms, a fireplace, front porch and a carport. See all homes for sale in Turkeyfoot here.

IDX logoListing information & photos courtesy of Bluegrass Sotheby’s via LBAR Internet Data Exchange (IDX)

 

Now is the time to be looking for townhouses and condos for sale in Lexington Ky because winter and the approaching holidays tends to motivate sellers! Contact me to learn more about any area property for sale.

By the way, the differences between townhouse and condominiums are defined by how the properties are owned. A townhouse is legally different from a condo in the way that the owners hold title to the land beneath their units. Typically, townhouse owners own the land beneath their units, while condominium owners own the air space in their units and own the land collectively with the other condo owners in the complex.

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!

Jean Farris Winery in Lexington Ky

Jean Farris Winery Lexington Ky

Jean Farris Winery Lexington Ky

It’s harvest time at Jean Farris Winery in Lexington Ky! The grapes are being picked, crushed and stored into barrels at the 14-acre vineyard in the rural outer reaches of town. About six tons of grapes are produced per acre becoming 8,000 gallons of wine that is aged in barrels of white oak. The result is a premium wine from 90% or more of Kentucky-grown grapes. Visitors are invited to wine tastings Tuesdays through Sundays and may also join the Wine Club which offers discounts on regularly scheduled shipments.

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Jean Farris Winery Lexington Ky

Storing the wine in oak barrels at Jean Farris Winery Lexington Ky

Jean Farris Winery Lexington Ky

Storing the wine in oak barrels at Jean Farris Winery Lexington Ky

Grapes aren’t the only thing that grows at Jean Farris. Since the Winery is also well known for its gourmet bistro, there is a chef’s garden that produces heirloom tomatoes, beets, swiss chard, radishes, raspberries, herbs, and carrots. Egg-laying hens and a cider apple orchard can also be found on the premises.

The bistro menu is frequently updated and current offerings include ravioli made from local spinach, fresh cheese made from lamb’s milk, a selection of sausages made in-house, filet mignon, rack of lamb, and butternut squash. Diners enjoy Kentucky-sourced pork and lamb and wild mushrooms picked in the Daniel Boone National Forest. Visitors will be tempted to save room for tantalizing desserts such as creme brulee, fresh fruit cobbler, and a bourbon tart.

Jean Farris Winery Lexington Ky

Diners can choose to dine in the all-weather sunroom or inside dining at Jean Farris Winery Lexington Ky

Jean Farris Winery Lexington Ky

Diners can choose to dine in the all-weather sunroom or inside dining at Jean Farris Winery Lexington Ky

The restaurant is open for dinners Tuesday through Sunday and a weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Jean Farris Winery in Lexington Ky is located between a tobacco farm and a horse farm at 6825 Old Richmond Road about eleven miles from downtown Lexington.

As you drive to the winery enjoying the beautiful Kentucky scenery, you may be interested in buying some land of your own. Be sure to check out the Central Kentucky Horse Farms for sale to find your own piece of the Bluegrass!

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!

Maker’s Mark is Making its Mark in Lexington Ky

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The distinctive red wax seals on bottles of Makers Mark.

You may have heard that 95% of the world’s bourbon is made in Kentucky. But did you know that Maker’s Mark, known around the world for its distinctive bottles dipped in red wax, moves a lot of product right here in Lexington? As Roger Leasor, spokesman for the Beaumont Liquor Barn said in a recent Herald Leader article, “We probably sell more Maker’s Mark than any other store in the world.”  That’s pretty impressive when you consider the distiller sold over $50,000,000 worth of their “cask strength bourbon whisky” in the past year-  and that’s just in the U.S.!

Maker’s Mark has been around since the 1950s. The founder’s wife named the whisky and designed the bottle’s labels, and it was her idea to hand dip the bottles in wax. The company actually holds a trademark for their distinctive red wax seal. Maker’s is aged for about six years and, unlike most distilleries, the barrels get rotated during the aging process to even out the more dramatic temperature differences on the higher floors. To learn more about bourbon, visit Maker’s Mark and the distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail  including Town Branch Distillery located in downtown Lexington.

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Antique Maker’s Mark still on display at Beaumont Liquor Barn.

Liquor Barn was founded in Lexington in 1987 and opened their 50,000 square foot store in Beaumont in 1995. Liquor Barn sells other local and Kentucky-made products such as sauces, salsas, cheeses and preserves. And of course, in addition to their large stock of Maker’s Mark, you’ll find plenty of other bourbon as well. That outlet is 10-15 minutes from Keeneland and the airport, which may explain the robust bourbon sales!

The convenient location may also explain why the Beaumont area is a popular place for Lexingtonians to call home. Beaumont Centre is a major shopping center with a Kroger, and many other retail shopping, medical offices, and banking. It was the last major development along New Circle Road (Lexington’s beltway) when home construction began in the 1990s.  The surrounding neighborhoods are designed with walkability in mind and is accessed from Harrodsburg Road which leads to downtown just five miles away.

Homes in Beaumont Lexington Ky

Homes in Beaumont Lexington Ky

beaumont lexington ky

Homes in Beaumont Lexington Ky

Neighborhoods in the Beaumont area include Beaumont, Beaumont Enclave, Beaumont Gardens, Beaumont Reserve, Beaumont Crossing, Beaumont Park, Beaumont Park Townhomes, Beaumont Point and Heritage Place.  See my blog posts about Beaumont and Homes for Sale Near Rosa Parks Elementary School to learn more. Also, Beaumont Reserve is one of the Top Ten Most Expensive Neighborhoods in Lexington Ky.

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!

Glen Ford’s Fitness in Lexington Ky

Ford Fitness Lexington ky
Ford Fitness Lexington ky

Glen Ford’s Fitness in Lexington Ky

Ford Fitness Lexington ky

Glen Ford’s Fitness in Lexington Ky

If you’re moving to Lexington Ky, it’s good to know about some of these hidden away gems! In keeping with last week’s exercise theme (free yoga in Lexington Ky), one of the best kept secrets in town is Glen Ford’s Fitness. This thirty year old gym is the answer if you are looking for a serious place to workout where the people are friendly and authentic and the gym is clean! The gym offers a full range of workout machines, cardio, and plenty of free weights, benches and squat racks. Ford’s may be the only place in town that has a stepmill, which is like a treadmill but with stairs. The stepmill offers some of the most challenging cardio you’ll ever do. There is also an erg, a rowing machine that is all the rage in New York City, which might just be the answer if you’re looking for no-impact cardio.

There are two outdoor basketball courts, hardcore weight-training accessories such as a sled, and a large exercise and training room.  Fitness machines are arranged to be circuit-training friendly. Each locker room includes large lockers, a scale, showers, and a sauna.  Membership at Ford’s includes unlimited access to twice-weekly stretch and tone classes, and twice-weekly yoga classes. The $250 annual membership is one of the best bargains in town, with annual renewal only $225. For an extra fee, members may also take aikido classes or even get a massage in the dedicated massage studio.

Glen Ford’s has a good vibe with plenty of motivational posters and photos on the walls such as vintage Arnold Schwarzenegger photographs and even a 1950s image of Marilyn Monroe doing a bench press. Glen Ford passed away about seven years ago but his legacy and commitment to promoting fitness lives on in old photos and clippings, as well as the gym itself which is now run by his widow, Mary.

In addition to the yoga classes offered to its members, Glen Ford Fitness in Lexington Ky is now also home to an Aikido dojo.  Sensei (“Teacher”) Eugi Mintu offers classes there (separate from Ford gym membership) as part of Lexington Aikikai on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Aikido is a ‘peaceful marshall art’ that serves all ages not only physically, but mentally and spiritually as well.

Glen Ford’s Fitness is open seven days a week and is near Cardinal Hill Rehabiitiation off Versailles Road at 1812 Oxford Circle. 859.252.5121.

Ford’s Fitness is an old-school gym with a come-as-you-are feel, and is just one more reason why I think Lexington is such a special place to call home. If you are thinking of moving to Lexington Ky, contact me for helping in finding homes for sale that meet your needs.

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If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!