Historic House Listings

That staircase! That woodwork! The Herndon House, Circa 1892 in Kentucky. $429,000

March 24, 2024

This house has some beautiful woodwork! Such a grand staircase! The Herndon House was built in 1892. It is located on .60 acre in Owenton, Kentucky. The house features a small covered front porch, upper porch, beautiful hardwood floors, grand staircase, second staircase in kitchen, transom windows, pocket doors, wide baseboards, crown moulding and original mantels. Five bedrooms, three bathrooms and 3,400 square feet. $429,000

Contact Laura Isbell Bailey with Homepage Realty: 502-727-7485

From the Zillow listing:


This 1892 Queen Anne style Victorian home has been fully restored to its original elegance with modern amenities! Known as the ”Herndon House,” the grandeur starts in the commanding foyer with the mahogany curved staircase & 2 adjacent parlor living rooms, including a formal fireplace mantel with original embossed tile from Innes and Co. in the ”music” pattern (c. 1895). See the incredible collection of brass and iron hardware throughout, including many pieces of P. F. Corbin’s Ceylon pattern. Many original details intact including transom lifters, balustrade, hardwood flooring, woodworking, trim and moldings! Modern amenities include a new large kitchen with granite and all stainless appliances. First floor full bath and laundry! Second floor foyer opens to the large unique primary bedroom with fireplace & en suite bath including a claw foot tub/shower. 3 additional bedrooms, (one fitted with beautiful bookcases), updated full bath, and the incredible turn of the century preserved uniqueness in the details make this home almost one of a kind! This estate home could also be a fabulous Bed & Breakfast, with ample parking in the back, as well as minutes to Elk Creek Winery, Elk Creek Sporting Clays and walking distance to the heart of quaint Owenton, Kentucky!



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