ON THE BOARDS - HISTORIC RENOVATION AND ADDITION
FAYETTE COUNTY, KY
Gibson Taylor Thompson was commissioned to complete a full restoration, renovation, and expansive addition to this opulent hilltop farm estate located in the heart of the famed Kentucky Bluegrass region. The bones of this historic Italianate estate remain exactly as it was constructed in 1889. The original brick/limestone house and addition has a commanding presence on its sloping site. An expansive 10,000 sq. ft. addition was designed and inspired from the historic Italianate vernacular form of the original house. The roof lines and volumes of the addition are separated by a series of lower connected hallways that allow all 10,000 sq. ft. of added space to remain sub-servant to the original historic estate. Large sweeping windows capture every vantage point of the perfectly groomed farm. The rear addition is terraced with the natural contours of the earth and frames a diving pool on a lower terraced marble patio. The pool is centrally located and centered on the master-suite volume which gives the owners a powerful view from their bedroom looking out over the infinity edge of the pool to the farm.