October 10, 2016Sixth Street West: Horse of a Different Color
It's time to tell you about this extremely fun apartment project. Built in the mid 1960s, Sixth Street West was a modern housing solution for corporate professionals and visiting business people in the growing economy. After decades of disrepair, we brought the life, excitement and style back into this mid-century location. Featuring bold colors, steelwork, concrete, sliding glass doors and set among plenty of green, we think the community is ready to welcome it back.
September 1, 2015Retro Beach: Groovy, Mid-century Modern
The veil is lifted and we now welcome you Retro Beach, the grooviest spot in the sand! This 1960s apartment community was built at the height of mid-century modern style. With spacious layouts, lots of bright windows, gorgeous patterned tiles and maple floors, we were already off to a great start. Bringing back a classic has never been more fun. Each unit features contemporary lighting, bold colors, chrome fixtures and the murals of local artist Jessica Kemmer.
December 17, 2014Spence Cottage: Home for the Holidays!
There is so much to say about this newly-restored, 1908 Dutch Colonial. Built in historic Elsmere Park, this house is the perfect blend of urban living with a small-neighborhood charm. Historic homes always need good stewards, so we made sure it has lots of appeal. You'll get 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 staircases and plenty of nooks and crannies for storage. All original, intact elements were preserved and matched where possible.
November 15, 2014Have you Seen Meadow Cottage?
This classic, 1950s home is much more than any cottage of its day. We saw the glaring potential of this project and brought it out in the most classy, spunky, artistic way. Bold earth tones and textures fill this 3-bedroom home with color and warmth. Enjoy the cedar-shrouded bathroom with antique vanity and vessel sink. How you use the well-lit sunroom in the back with stamped concrete floor is up to you. The small garage and shed provide ample storage for gardening in the sizable back yard--when not relaxing on the deck, of course.
July 25, 2014Mid-century Modern at the Retro
Live at the Retro, a 1960s-style apartment community recently renovated by BrokenFork Design.
Many of the original mid-century elements are intact, including cabinetry, recessed lights, tile and chrome vanities. While each unit is uniquely different, care was taken to preserve the simple, clean style of the era and bright colors, while incorporating all of the modern conveniences.
December 25, 2013Now Leasing at Fifth & Lime Flats
Let us introduce our current project in the NoLi corridor. This comtemporary apartment building has everything you need for easy downtown living. Each 1br/1ba unit includes a custom stamped concrete floor, granite countertops, washer/dryer, updated heating and cooling, compost containers, halogen track lights, and more. With plenty of off-street parking and ample green space, we're planning a community garden in the spring. A custom mural installation by local artist Christine Kuhn is currently underway.
January 1, 2014Suites at the Stephen Chipley House
In 1835, first-generation Lexington citizens Stephen Chipley and Dr. Fishback built their stately homes next door in the center of town. Nearly 100 years later, they were known to be converted into apartment homes. Today, they are undergoing extensive renovation to make them fine places to live once again.
Units range from efficiencies, 1-bedroom units and 2-bedroom suites. Located adjacent to Gratz Park, near the Opera House, Victorian Square and more, it's a fantastic place to live in the center of the city. Expect more photos and updates as our project progresses.
December 15, 2013Have You Seen Our Community Library?
For 2 years, our community library has served people daily at 557 N. Limestone, near the corner of Limestone and Sixth Street in downtown Lexington. Thanks to artist Jessica Kemmer, we have a new look! Stop by anytime to browse our ever-changing collection. Take a book, leave a book, borrow a book and help keep it tidy. We are happy to accept books, magazines, CDs, videos and most media. Just please be sure the item is in a usable condition, and keep in mind that space is limited. We would like to expand to another location soon.
March 25, 2013The Arbordale House
Built in 1939, this charming home lies at a crossroads between later 30s bungalow styles and the popular Cape Cod. We brought the life back to this house for a very special owner to enjoy. Located in the very historic Price neighborhood in downtown Lexington, it incorporates as much form as function. Whitewashed woodwork frames a welcoming, open kitchen layout with hardwood floors, travertine tile, and earthy hues on the plastered walls. The bedroom/office loft is almost an home within a home.
January 24, 2013J. Gabriel House Unveiled
There are 3 amazing apartments in the newly-renovated, circa-1913 J. Gabriel House. Located in the growing North Limestone and Loudon corridor, this house combines the best elements of late Victorian and transitional styles. We've added a modern, artistic touch to the attic loft apartment that you need to see.
December 20, 2012The Charles Brent House
In 1887, this Italianate mansion was built for Lieutenant Charles Brent, a Confederate Civil War veteran and successful businessman in Lexington, KY. Featuring 11 completely unique apartments, this property is located in the heart of historic, downtown Lexington across from Transylvania University and Gratz Park.
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