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NO4 2013

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Paradise Maintained For the Webbs the farm is an enclave ... it evokes another time and another world. Off the main hallway to the right is the dining room; it has been modifed by the Webbs to tie in the kitchen (originally an outside structure) with the house. During the renovation, outside porch pillars were uncovered beneath layers of wallpaper and paint. In fact, the original front entrance of the house was located off that dining room by way of Parker's Mill, not Versailles Road. The room's stunning window, with its lavishly detailed carved woodwork, broken We Have A New Address To Call "Home." 360 EAST VINE STREET DOWNTOWN LEXINGTON entablature, and pilasters, was preserved. When the Alexanders bought the house in 1946, they were told that the dining room's massive door and much of the downstairs woodwork came from the house of Aaron Burr's father. The room's black marble freplace is fanked by gracefully arched, built- Since 1851, Kentucky Bank has established a reputation for stability, innovation and excellence in banking and customer service. Today, that tradition continues to grow, as we invite you to our newest location in downtown Lexington. With years of experience in commercial lending and wealth management, our knowledgeable team can recommend a financial plan tailored to your needs. in display shelves. At one point during the early years, there were plans to install steam rooms in a basement expansion. John Clemons, who has managed the property for many years, remembers seeing a photograph of draft horses hauling away enormous carts flled with dirt from the basement enlargement. The steam rooms, however, were never completed. The Webbs considered turning the vast new space into a squash court but in the end, basketball won: a generously sized home gym now occupies that original steam room space. William Freeman's original home on the Versailles Pike evolved from a solidly built, modest farmhouse into a luxurious private retreat during the Mason years — it became larger, more dramatic, and more richly detailed. During the half century of the Alex- Left to Right: Matt Joefreda, Vice President, Commercial Lender; Trish Marcus, Teller; Jeff Rowland, Private Banker; Angie Clem, Head Teller; Glenda Featherston, Banking Officer; Jim Elliott, Market President; Amber Reynolds, Retail Banker; Jason Gresham, Vice President, Wealth Management Services anders' residence, Lexington's Gardenside neighborhood grew up on the farm's outer acreage as the city itself gradually surrounded Duntreath-Westover pastureland. Of necessity, the once open quality of the property began to close. For the Webbs the farm is an enclave — while part of Lexington's urban area, it evokes another time and another world. It has had the good fortune of several owners who've been committed to the farm's tradition and who have had the resources to strengthen and beautify the (800) 467-1939 • www.kybank.com 42 KEENELAND WINTER 2013 house and grounds. It is indeed a paradise maintained. K

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