Keep­ing it cozy on River Hill

Lexington Herald-Leader (Sunday) - - Homeseller - By Jeff McDanald

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.”

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