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Beauty in the Bluegrass State: $8M Mansion Is Kentucky's Most Expensive Home

What will nearly $8 million get you in Kentucky? A lot. Meet Kentucky's most expensive listing, in the city of Nicholasville. Measuring 21,729 square feet, with seven bedrooms, 10 baths, and three half-baths, this Georgian-English manor doesn't skimp on ...

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A lotMeet Kentucky's most expensive listing, in the city of Nicholasville.Measuring 21,729 square feet, with seven bedrooms, 10 baths, and three half-baths, this Georgian-English manor doesn't skimp on luxuries.It features a pool, wraparound terraces, custom cabinets, a fitness center, massage room, four fireplaces, a six-car garage, outdoor spa, theater, guesthouse, billiard room, library, formal dining area, and formal living areaIf you throw in a conservatory and Colonel Mustard, you've got yourself a real-life game of Clue. Related Articles Alabama's Most Expensive Home Is a Secluded Golf Retreat for $7M This $15M Kentucky Castle Is Looking for a Fairy-Tale Ending Kentucky's Most Expensive House Is an English Manor—With a Basketball Court But 56 Avenue of Champions isn't some tacky McMansion."It's not gaudy," explains listing agent Steve Klein"It's built on a grand scale, but the rooms are all proportionalIt's beautiful."The 5 acres of grounds are worthy of a lengthy strollThe gardens were created by Jon Carloftis, a landscape designer who has worked with Julianne Moore, Mike Myers, and Google 56 Avenue of Take a The property sits next to Keene Trace Golf Course, which was designed by architect Arthur Hills. In July, the Champions Course at Keene Trace will host Kentucky's first PGA Tour event since 1959: the Barbasol ChampionshipGolf fans could check in on the proceedings from one of the mansion's wraparound terraces.Just a few miles from Lexington, Nicholasville is home to the Kentucky Wine and Vine Fest, a celebration of local winemakingSo we'll toast the two-story wine cellar that comes with the estate Covered Built by the current owners in 2010, the two-story home surrounds the pool, creating a setting that's ideal for entertaining friends and family, hosting events, and just enjoying life knowing that you live in the most expensive house in the state.Covered porches, manicured gardens, bubbling fountains, and the adjacent golf course are also perfect for taking advantage of the state's balmy weather.So why spend $8 million on an apartment in San Francisco when you can live like royalty near a golf course in Kentucky? When viewed through the lens of comparable luxury, this Kentucky house is a steal! Audrey Ference has written for The Billfold, The Hairpin, The Toast, Slate, Salon, and othersShe lives in Austin, TX. Follow @audreyference Related topics: kentuckyMost ExpensiveNicholasville KY Popular Homes Based on your last search Editors' Picks Trends Will Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Be a Boon or Blow to Housing? Home Improvement 6 Useful Housewarming Gifts for the New Homeowner Who Has Everything Celebrity Real Estate Orioles Legend Cal Ripken Puts $12.5M Maryland Estate on Auction Block Finance FHA vsConventional Loan: Which Mortgage Is Right for You? SPONSORED CONTENT 9 Home-Buying Costs Veterans and Active Military Should Keep in Mind Powered byVeterans United Subscribe for weekly real estate news and advice from® Sign Up Please a enter valid email address Top Stories × Share an Article To: Send me news, tips and promos from® and Move using my email address. 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