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Pink Estate 'Steeped in History and Folklore' Wants $2.749M

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Built in 1815 for Covington, Kentucky founder Thomas D. Carneal, this opulent, Federal-style mansion is newly on the market for $2.749M. While The Carneal House counts itself as one of the oldest brick buildings in town—really, do take a moment to admire that pink brick and white column façade—the brokerbabble promises that the four-bedroom, 5,000-square-foot property "has been painstakingly restored to its original grandeur" and has maintained its "historic integrity, while adding every modern amenity." True enough, the house boasts both modern luxuries like a gym, elevator, and state-of-the-art kitchen and bathrooms, as well as old-fashioned delights like rolling lawns "that would lend themselves to croquet"—apparently the estate once entertained seventh President Andrew Jackson and French aristocrat Marquis de Lafayette, alike—and decadent wraparound porches. Transport to a place "steeped in history and surrounded by folklore and legends of days gone by," right this way:

· A Stately Historic Home in Covington, Kentucky [Architectural Digest]
· A Stately Historic Home in Covington, Kentucky [Christie's Real Estate]