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Kentucky’s most expensive old house listing! Built in 1780! On 533 acres! $6,022,900

January 2, 2023

Welcome to Kentucky’s most expensive old house listing! The stone walls are amazing! Especially the one with the door! This is the Abram Spears House, one of the earliest distillers of bourbon! It was built in 1780. The home is located on 533 acres in Paris, Kentucky. There are two homes on the property. There is a large barn that Daniel Boone helped build! Four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 3,578 square feet. $6,022,900

Contact Charles Nichols with Thwaites Realtors: 859-707-7988

From the Zillow listing:


Excellent, very historic, cattle/crop farm. 533+/- acres. First time offered. Harkaway Farm, north of Paris in Bourbon County, Kentucky, dates from the 1780s. Home to generations of Spears family, direct descendants of Jacob Spears, one of the earliest distillers of bourbon! Two historic homes. The Laban Shipp/Abram Spears house is a 4 bed/3 bath stone house listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. It was built in 1787 (architect John Metcalf) and noted for it’s stonework. Abram Spears (Jacob’s son) bought the property in 1817. Renovated in 1930s, many historical details- 10′ ceilings, hand crafted mantels, quality woodwork, built-ins, random wide plank flooring (up to 17in.), 2′ stone walls and wood pegged beams. Trabue log house also located on property. Dating from 1785, log and stone cabin was moved to Harkaway from adjacent property and restored. Most of cabin restored to its original time period, But modern 1 bed/1 1/2 bath living quarters attached. Also a large log barn that Daniel Boone is believed to have helped build. Gently rolling, property boasts A managers house, two tenant houses, five (nine bent) tobacco barns, one livestock barn (rudimentary stalls), two



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