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Off market. 1792! It also has a 1786 log cabin on property. Over two acres in Kentucky. $395,000

May 3, 2018

That log cabin!! How cool is this property! Built by Captain James Wright. The land was granted to him by proclamation for his service during the French and Indian War. He made the brick himself to build the house! Once completed he brought his family up from Virginia. The cabin was built in 1786, while the main house was built in 1792. Located on 2.39 acres in Paris, Kentucky. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 3,926 square feet. $395,000

From the Zillow listing:


Outstanding opportunity for renovation or redevelopment. Originally built as the home of Cpt. James Wright, on a land grant received for his service in the French and Indian War, the property contains an early log cabin (c. 1786) and his 2 story frame & masonry (c. 1794 / 1825) home, plus a detached 3 car garage. The main house features original ash flooring, cherry & walnut interior components (doors, mantles, trim) and English door hardware. Located at the southern edge of Paris, overlooking the Paris Pike / Lexington Rd and Houston Creek, the property is comprised of 1.62 Ac zoned B-2 and .777 Ac zoned R-2, totaling 2.39 acres. An additional 13.7 contiguous acres (w creek as shared boundary) with C and B-2 zoning is also available.

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