543 Fairfield Drive, Lexington, KY 40503

Preserving History
Revitalizing a 1955 Home with a Rich Legacy

Have you ever wanted to purchase an older home and renovate it to make it totally yours? Well, we have clients who are in the process of doing just that. Knowing that Joey Svec and his team at Building the Bluegrass would not only help them purchase a home but also renovate this treasure to meet their needs, our clients contacted us to make their dream a reality.

This one-owner home built in 1955 (think sock hops and poodle skirts here)  comes with not just four walls and a roof but a tale of decisions made and opportunities seized. The original owners purchased the house for a modest $13,000, and one intriguing choice they made was to forgo the addition of a second-floor bathroom for a mere $500. Fast forward to the present day, and the new owners, our clients, are ready to embark on a journey of transformation, blending the charm of the 1950’s with the modern comforts of today. 

One of the first steps in this renovation adventure involves opening up the floor plan. The new owners want to create a more spacious and interconnected living space. Removing walls that once divided rooms will not only enhance the flow of natural light but also allow for a seamless integration of living, dining and kitchen areas.

The kitchen is set to undergo a remarkable transformation. The owners plan to incorporate the latest amenities while paying homage to the mid-century aesthetic. The goal is to strike a perfect balance between preserving the original charm and introducing contemporary conveniences, making the kitchen a blend of nostalgia and functionality.

The new owners are also planning to add a mudroom to the home. A practical space that was not commonly found in homes of the 1950s, this addition speaks to the changing needs of today’s families. The mudroom will serve as a transitional space, providing a designated area to shed outdoor gear, keeping the rest of the house clean and organized.

As the new owners embark on this journey of renovation, they are not just revitalizing a house; they are breathing new life into a piece of history. The decisions made in 1955, from skipping a second-floor bathroom to the layout choices, are all part of the narrative that makes this home unique. By blending the old with the new, the buyers are not just transforming a property; they are preserving a legacy for future generations to appreciate and cherish.

We will share before and after pictures in an upcoming blog, so don’t miss it!