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ELMWOOD

EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY'S CAMPUS

RICHMOND, KY

While serving as Creative Director at Nomi Design, Darren Taylor was approached by Eastern Kentucky University to perform a Historic Structures Report as the basis for a renovation and reuse of this fabled estate. Built in 1887 for the prominent Richmond cattle Family, the Watts’, it has sat empty and untouched since 1971 when their daughter and remaining heiress passed away.  Recently acquired by EKU, they are preparing to restore and repurpose this magnificent 9,000 sf historic house, the state’s only believed example of a Chateauesque style house outside of Louisville, the masterpiece of Cincinnati Architect Samuel E. (Dizzy) Des Jardins.