Limestone House offers guests an incredible combination of historic Lexington charm and new luxury designer finishes. Originally built in the early 1900s, the home is elaborate pyramidal-roof cottage featuring a unique stained glass “oculus” in the entry foyer. The oculus was preserved and refurbished during the recent renovation and serves as a historic focal point at the heart of the home. Throughout the rest of the home, you will find refinished wood floors, designer renovated bathrooms, a modern chef’s kitchen, formal living and dining rooms, a sunny morning room, back porch that has been converted to under air living space and furnished as another dining area, 3 bedroom suites and a comfortable family room upstairs. A spacious sitting room off of the master bath has been converted to serve as a fourth bedroom with a king size bed. Note, access to that room requires walking through the master bedroom and bath. In the back of the house is a fenced yard with patio furniture for outdoor dining and lounging. A carport at the back of the house provides parking for two cars, accessible from the alley. Limestone House sits in the Mulberry Hill historic district of downtown Lexington, an area that was, for 180 years, an important residential neighborhood associated with the leaders of the Lexington community. “Mulberry Street” was officially renamed Limestone in 1887 and was one of the two major streets in early Lexington. As you enter this neighborhood, you can expect to experience the architecture of a cross-section of the people of Lexington’s past. Not only were the early residents attorneys, congressmen and mayors, but they were also craftsmen, such as brick masons and carpenters, as well as clerks and ministers of the time. Our ‘Limestone House’ was built circa 1900 for a saloonkeeper named A.M. Heinl and his wife, who was the sister of William A. Klair, a prominent politician around the turn of the century. The house sits on grounds adjacent to “Rose Hill” that were ostensibly held back by it’s owner, George W. Brand, from the main sale of “Brand’s subdivision” in 1887, when the rest of the parcels on the block between Limestone and Upper Streets north of 4th St were sold. The property remained attached to the Brand family until 1898, when it transferred to Heinl to build the house that stands now.
Well behaved dogs will be considered with approval of the age and breed. Please inquire about bringing your pet! A pet cleaning surcharge of $100 plus $15/day will apply.