The Abandoned Country House

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  • plantation, southern house
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    "The Abandoned Country House." — @thewalking
  • Kentucky's bluegrass region is easy to enjoy
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    "This house has a vast amount of open land gated at precise points." — @thewalking
     
    Kentucky, hovering on the edge of the Midwest, with a smooth blend of elegance and down-home charm, is an appealing alternative, especially in autumn and spring when the weather is fine. The cavernous Valhalla of hoop dreams, Rupp Arena, where the hometown University of Kentucky Wildcats play basketball. Straight bourbon is aged at least two years in charred-oak barrels and contains no added sugar, flavoring or color. The spirit must contain at least 51 percent corn, ranging up to 79 percent; the other ingredients are rye and/or wheat, malted barley, yeast and water. Woodford Reserve, Kentucky's oldest distillery, triple-distills bourbon in Scottish copper pot stills, displayed for visitors to admire. At the rollicking, two-story restaurant Dudley's on Short, in downtown Lexington, I am shown a bourbon list the size of a small-town phone book. Inside a vintage warehouse, I see - and smell - a small ocean of bourbon, aging in charred white-oak barrels; it is charred oak that gives bourbon its color. Used bourbon barrels are shipped as far afield as Scotland and Ireland and are used to age beer, wine, even Tabasco sauce. The wonderfully intoxicating warehouse aroma, produced by evaporation, is "the angels' share" - a term also used by winemakers. The piece de resistance in the dining room at the Keeneland Race Course is Kentucky bourbon bread pudding, laced with enough bourbon to sedate a horse. Visitors who love to ride can saddle up at a number of commercial stables or at the Kentucky Horse Park, a combination of museum, stables and equestrian showplace visited yearly by some 900,000 people. During the racing season, race fans and nonfans party and mingle and the energy level rises all around the bluegrass region. Home, in different eras, to Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan and Nobel Prize-winning scientist Thomas Hunt Morgan, this venerable building showcases period furniture, delicate porcelains and Civil War memorabilia. Guided tours of the 1857 house reveal an elegant dining room, central staircase, comfortable upstairs bedrooms and places where the Great Compromiser - whose passion in life was to preserve the Union - thought and wrote. A fine-dining restaurant installed in an 1840s building, the Holly Hill Inn embraces the foodie gospel of fresh, local and seasonal and showcases executive chef and co-owner Ouita Michel's fresh take on traditional Kentucky favorites. In an intimate, softly lit dining room, as a local trio plays Appalachian tunes on fiddle, bass and guitar, I think to myself: I'm glad I didn't do a drive-by in Kentucky this time.
  • Windmill on farm public domain image picture
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    "Thankfully compared to most country homes this one is run on wind power. Not only does it gather wind for the electricity for the house, but it gathers water in it's wells." — @thewalking
     
    Download free Windmill on farm public domain image picture.
  • Library wall - eclectic - home office - philadelphia - by Krieger + Associates Architects Inc
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    "When you enter through the main doors you come to a small parlor. It's windows are large so putting boards or bars across wouldn't be a bad idea." — @thewalking
     
    Library wall
  • kitchens - polished nickel gooseneck faucet white kitchen cabinets honed b lack countertops built-ins Amazing kitchen with white kitchen cabinets,
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    "Next you come to the kitchen. It's small and made for only two - three people to use it at a time. All the appliances get their power from the windmill out in the back. So pray for good winds." — @thewalking
  • Little Nell Residence - contemporary - family room - other metro - by Charles Cunniffe Architects Aspen
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    "Outside of the kitchen you walk into the split dining room / living room. Thankfully there are no windows in this room and the table seats six. The couch is plush and comfortable to lay down and relax on. It's fireplace gives it that warm feeling of home that everyone misses, and the tv occasionally plays a movie or two." — @thewalking
     
    Little Nell Residence by Charles Cunniffe Architects. Photo by Steve Mundinger
  • Pinterest / Search results for shabby chic bedroom
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    "Bedroom 1." — @thewalking
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    "Bedroom 2." — @thewalking
  • Classic neutral bathroom
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    "Bedrooms 1&2 share this bathroom. (no window)" — @thewalking
     
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  • shabby chic bedroom
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    "Bedroom 3." — @thewalking
     
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  • Unique Décor Bathroom Ideas For Next Year
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    "Bedrooms 3&4 share this bathroom. (no window)" — @thewalking
     
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  • Pinterest / Search results for shabby chic bedroom
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    "Bedroom 6." — @thewalking
  • Bathroom Makeover
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    "Bedrooms 5&6 share this bathroom. (has window, but there are bars across it)" — @thewalking

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