An amazing Historic Castle Ashfeld Manor goes to Foreclosure Auction Harrodsburg, Kentucky - enjoy these images - and please give Bluegrass Team credit and link back to this website.
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We had every intention of being a contending bidder on this Historic Castle Ashfeld Manor - and to do a full renovation/restoration on it, revitalize the Castle and have some sort of AirBnB, event center, small farm winery, etc in Harrodsburg, KY. Something that would make the community proud and promote tourism to the area.
The images that the real estate agent was showing online were from years gone by - and no return calls or return texts. Now I see why.
Needless to say, it was quite a shock for us when we checked out the property on the way to the Foreclosure Auction --- wow, we had no idea it had been out in the elements like this for so long. There were doors that were wide open (how we got these images) and doors that were chained and locked or screwed shut (see the images we took through the glass or screen doors). We are so appreciative they left some of the doors open - wide open for us to see, so we didn't bid on something that looked quite different from what was available online.
It was also interesting to find out this 45 acre property was subdivided to now only include the Castle and 2.947 acres.
I think it is fair to say it needed significantly more work than most people anticipated. I think it is also safe to say, we all pray someone with a love for old homes - and access to a King's ransom will come to this property's rescue. Once a crown jewel - it is begging to be helped.
This property was sold at Master Commissioner's sale and bought back by the bank at foreclosure auction January 24, 2020 for $329,465.±
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What we found about this house:
The great Romanesque Revival house at Mooreland, an estate located at the east city limits of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, was built by Colonel Daniel Lawson Moore for his second wife, Miss Minnie Ball of Woodford County, whom he married in 1891.
The residence is the largest in Mercer County, and the handsomest building in the Romanesque Revival style in Central Kentucky. It took five years to build. The architect is unknown. In architectural quality the residence is equal to the Theophilus Conrad house at St. James Court in Louisville, designed by the architects, C.J. Clark and Arthur Loomis, and built during the mid 1890’s, which is considered the finest example of its kind in that city.
The mansion at Mooreland is built of limestone and brick, the front of the building being entirely of stone. Each block is carefully tooled, with ribbing or bush-hammer and is laid with pink mortar. The façade features a veranda of large semicircular arches carried on short round pillars of polished granite with elaborately carved limestone capitals. The veranda curves into octagonal forms at either end, that at the south extremity being a four-storied tower crowned by an entablature and parapet.