Mix don’t match: historic home blends old and new styles

Renovating and building a worthy addition to a characterful Victorian home was a big responsibility, especially since it was the childhood home of one of its owners and had been in the family for years. They needn’t have worried however, the house in Fayette County in Kentucky is now one of the world’s best homes, and the careful additions and reworking of the interiors have only enhanced its original charm. 

The owners may have had their own sentimental reasons for wanting to do their best for the house, but they decided to get some expert help to ensure they struck exactly the right balance between updating and preserving the home’s many original features. They contacted nearby Lexington-based interior designer Isabel Ladd (opens in new tab) to advise them on the right approach to the renovations.  Working in tandem with architects Gibson Taylor Thompson and builders Fox Hill, Isabel came up with some stunning interior schemes for the whole house, that embraced the very best of the old and new sections of the property.