Keeping it cozy on River Hill
Like most homeowners creating their dream home, Louella and Chris Worthington had their checklist.
“We looked through all the magazines and picked out designs and features we liked,” Louella said. “We liked the energy efficiency of the storyand-a-half design, and knew we wanted the master suite on the first floor.”
Finding the right setting to build was crucial. A property listing in the Lexington Herald-Leader 28 years ago led the couple to Madison County’s River Hill area.
“We were just looking for a lot when we first came out here,” Chris said. “We didn’t want to live in town, but we wanted to be close.”
“We drove around and thought “gosh this is beautiful out here,’” Louella said. “We just fell in love with the whole area.”
The 3.89 acre lot they eventually settled on had an existing partial basement and cistern from a build that was never completed.
“It was a good deal, so we jumped on it,” Chris said. “We liked that it was close to Lexington (15 minutes), close to Richmond and close to Winchester.”