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A 17th-Century English Manor Smack in the Middle of Kentucky

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Built in 2000 and sited on 11 acres, the largest house in Fayette County, Ky., has been on the market since April 2010 with an ask of $6.5M. Owners Alan and Irene Bloomfield, who live six months a year in Florida, built it to resemble some of the 17th-century English manor houses that particularly enchanted Irene on their travels. "I took her to England one too many times," Alan told the local paper. Let's break down the 28,000-square-foot mansion by the numbers, shall we? There are: five bedrooms, five baths, a 30-by-30-foot kitchen with 12-foot-high ceilings and counter space that accommodates 70 plates, two fridges, two freezers, four warming drawers, three dishwashers, 16 furnaces, an 80-foot entry hall, 24-foot floor-to-ceiling windows, two poolhouses, one pool, and, presumably, at least one partridge, at least one pear tree, and some turtledoves. As Alan said, "It's just time to downsize."

· 1202 Delong Pl [Realtor.com]
· For sale: an English manor in Lexington [Kentucky.com]