Million dollar listings: Most expensive Lexington, KY homes

It’s officially summer, and in our latest round of Lexington’s million-dollar listings, we’re taking a look at some homes that offer top-tier outdoor amenities for big prices.

The most expensive home featured is listed for more than $4.2 million.

Saltwater pools and manicured lawns are staples here, but if you’re willing to go all out, you can have not one, but two outdoor kitchens.

Below is a look at Lexington’s million-dollar listings, including photos from one home, taken by Tracy Durham-Beall of Tracy Beall Photography.

As a note, all of these homes have been up for sale on Realtor.com within the last 30 days.

Lakewood Drive: Listed at $3.2 million

Originally built in 1808, the home at 1561 Lakewood Drive in Lexington boasts some serious historical bonafides.

From the listing: “First on the chain of title is Henry Clay, followed by 200 years of ownership by notable and prominent Lexington families, whereby the home has been transformed from its original state of four rooms around the grand hall to the extraordinary estate it is today.”

It can be yours for an asking price of $3,200,000.

Situated on about 2 acres in Lexington’s Lakewood neighborhood, this historic estate known as Harmony Hall features stately, sunlit patios and galleries.

Inside the 8,304-square-foot home, there’s an east and west wing. The east wing opens to a designer kitchen and a screened-in porch with soaring ceilings. The west wing includes the primary suite with a fireplace and a massive walk-in closet.

All-told, there are five bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms. There’s room for guests, too, with a next-door cottage, and up to 100 trees on the property shelter and shield, offering peace and privacy. From the listing: “This is the true diamond of Lakewood.”

As of June 8, Harmony Hall had been up for sale on Realtor.com for seven days. The brokerage agent is Bluegrass Sotheby’s International Realty in Lexington.

You can see photos online.

Harmony Hall Lane: Listed at $4.25 million

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A view of a luxury home for sale at 1617-1619 Harmony Hall Lane in Lexington, Ky. Photos by Tracy Durham-Beall, shared with permission.

Sure, $4,250,000 isn’t pocket change, but you get a lot of house and an exhaustive list of amenities. This sprawling manor, situated on 2 acres of manicured park land, totals 10,262 square feet.

There’s a three-car garage, five bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms.

The rooms themselves are expansive, making this an inviting venue for extended family get-togethers around the holidays. Featuring modern accouterments, the home is custom designed and underwent a renovation as recently as 2017.

From the listing on Realtor.com: “This home’s grand, open rooms with an abundance of natural light include a formal living room, dining room, family room and five fireplaces. Beautiful first floor primary suite with large bathroom, heated floors, steam shower and his and her closets.”

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A view of a luxury home for sale at 1617-1619 Harmony Hall Lane in Lexington, Ky. Photos by Tracy Durham-Beall, shared with permission.

“A chef’s dream kitchen with custom steel glass cabinets, 60-inch Blue Star range, Sub Zero appliances and added mudroom are a must-see. The lower-level features additional living space with guest suite, kitchenette, home office, game room, gym and living room. Walk out the back doors to the extraordinary saltwater pool with new tile surround and edging, overlooking the Jon Carloftis formal gardens,” the listing said.

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A view of a luxury home for sale at 1617-1619 Harmony Hall Lane in Lexington, Ky. Photos by Tracy Durham-Beall, shared with permission.

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A view of a luxury home for sale at 1617-1619 Harmony Hall Lane in Lexington, Ky. Photos by Tracy Durham-Beall, shared with permission.

Like the previous home on this list, it’s located in the centralized Lakewood community at 1617-1619 Harmony Hall Lane. 1619 Harmony Hall Lane is beautiful park land, which the listing notes the buyer could sell if they desire.

The property conveys the feeling of a restful estate in the countryside, but it’s situated within walking distance of the University of Kentucky and various shops and eateries.

The home has been on the market for at least 29 days, and it’s brokered by Sotheby’s of Lexington.

You can see more photos online.

Sahalee Drive: Listed at more than $4.25 million

Topping the list of the swankiest pads currently on the market in Lexington is this $4,250,900 estate in Sahalee, an exclusive equestrian-geared, gated community.

Located at 1851 Sahalee Drive, the Realtor.com listing for this home boasts “too many details to list in this stunning, renovated custom estate.”

In this 11,312-square-foot home, you could conceivably sleep in a different bed every night of the week, given there are seven bedrooms and eight-and-a-half bathrooms.

“Enjoy beautiful moldings, gleaming hardwood flooring, designer lighting and more in this exquisite home,” the home’s description extols.

It conveys maximalist style from the moment you walk through the grand, two-story entryway. There’s a spacious, two-story “great room” with a stone fireplace, a custom gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, home office, study and a “primary suite with spa-like bath and laundry room.”

Upstairs you find five more bedrooms with accompanying baths and another laundry room. The home has its own gym, plenty of storage space and a wet bar.

Sitting on the covered patio, you can look out at the 21-acre plot it’s located on and take in the pastoral views of the Bluegrass region.

From the listing: “Enjoy the incredible oasis of a backyard with covered patio, gunite pool with spa, fire pit table and two outdoor kitchens.”

Your friends or visiting family members can stay in the luxury pool house, outfitted with a kitchenette that includes a waterfall countertop island, one-and-a-half bathrooms, a family room with gas fireplace and a laundry room.

There’s plenty of room for your four-legged friends, too, with a five-stall barn and tack room. Not to mention the three-car garage.

But you don’t have to take our word for it, take a video tour of the home here.

Fresh on the market for only two days as of June 8, the home is being brokered by Sotheby’s.

You can see photos online.

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Aaron Mudd is a service journalism reporter with the Lexington Herald-Leader based in Lexington, Kentucky. He previously worked for the Bowling Green Daily News covering K-12 and higher education. Aaron has roots in Kentucky’s Fayette, Marion and Warren counties.
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