Bungalow Tour

Date: Sunday, June 4th, 1-5 p.m
Location: This tour is self guided and all homes will be in the Kenwick neighborhood.
Advance Ticket Purchase and Pickup: Tickets can be in purchased in advance for $7 per person. Tour goers can pick up tour booklets (including maps and home descriptions) at the Victory Christian Church parking lot on the corner of Owsley and Cramer Avenue.
Day of Tour Ticket Purchase: Cash purchases of tickets will be available for $7 on the day of the tour at the Victory Christian Church parking lot on the corner of Owsley and Cramer Avenue.

Questions? Call Sara Constantine at 859-221-8350 or email kenwickneighbors@gmail.com.


The Kenwick Neighborhood Association presents the 2017 Kenwick Bungalow Tour on Sunday, June 4th, 1-5 p.m. The tour is a perfect illustration of this near-downtown neighborhood that blends traditional and modernized homes and gardens, and the diverse blend of Lexingtonians who call it home.

We will have 7 homes on the tour within the Kenwick neighborhood. Jay and Amy Christian's home on Richmond Avenue have a newly expanded kitchen and family room in the back. Deborah Holloway and Eric Engebretsen's home on Richmond Avenue was previously on the Bungalow Tour but now has a new kitchen and bathroom renovation. Dawn Paluch and Joel Kohler moved to their home from Boulder, Colorado last year. Their home on Preston Avenue was built 1932 and research indicates it was owned by the Clay family. They are in progress with a full restoration of their home from refinishing the floors to re-plastering the walls. Oscar and Wendy Thornton are veteran house renovators and have renovated several homes in the neighborhood, including their own home on Bassett Avenue which will be on the tour. Their house was built in 1920. It was empty for a few years before Oscar and Wendy bought it, so they worked on it for 8 months before they could move in. It is one of the few houses in Kenwick with an in-ground pool.

This tour is a great way to get inspiration for your own homes and gardens, whether you are looking to freshen up a color scheme or embark on starting a new addition to your home. One of the most frequent questions is "what is that paint color and where did you get it?" Many tour goers ask homeowners about their experience with recent renovations and their experience in the Kenwick neighborhood. At $7 per ticket, the tour is also more affordable than other home and garden tours in Lexington.

Free homemade cookies and refreshments will be provided on the front lawn of Pat and Chris Donahoe's house on Lincoln Avenue.

This event helps the Kenwick Neighborhood Association raise money for projects such as the Kenwick Victory Christian Church Community Garden and helps fund events at the Kenwick Community Center.

Date: Sunday, June 2, 2013, 1 to 5 p.m.
Location: Homes will be in the Kenwick neighborhood
Tickets: Available for $5 on the day of the tour at the Victory Christian Church parking lot

The Kenwick Neighborhood Association presents the 2013 Kenwick Bungalow Tour on Sunday, June 2, 1-5 p.m. The tour is a perfect illustration of this near-downtown neighborhood that blends traditional and modernized homes and gardens, and the diverse blend of Lexingtonians who call it home. ...continue reading

Welcome to Kenwick! We thank you for taking a Sunday afternoon to stroll
the streets of our beautiful and friendly neighborhood. We are very proud
of our homes and invite you to take a closer look.
This year‟s tour is part of a larger celebration commemorating 100 years of
the Kenwick subdivision. Kenwick was born on May 11, 1909, as the first
streets and lots were carved out of the Wickliffe land holdings of what once
was the Ellerslie estate. The neighborhood is thought to be named for Ken-
wick Hall, a famous Georgian estate in eastern England's Lincolnshire.
While some homes were built soon after the founding of the subdivision,
many of the ones you will see were built in the 1920s as the working and
middle classes were able to afford homes.
One of the predominant styles of these homes is the Bungalow, a popular
construction of the time. Many were made from “kits” that were ordered
from catalogs and sent by rail or wagons.
As you will see as you venture forth in our neighborhood, many of our fea-
tured homes have common architectural elements while also differing
greatly in those personal touches that make a house a home.
Kenwick is proud to have 900 homes in our neighborhood with people
from all walks of life. As part of our centennial celebration, we reflect not
only on the physical beauty of the houses and gardens, but on the spirit of
the neighborhood. This spirit is a vibrant blend of history and youth. Some
of our residents are only days and months old, residing in far older homes
as young families seek community and fellowship with their neighbors. Still
others are “veterans” of our neighborhood, born at the time when the first
houses of the „20s were built. While some of these folks still reside in the
home of their birth, others moved away, just down the block or a street
over.
Kenwick has a seductive power over those who visit; causing some to look
fondly back on a “time that was,” while enticing others to snap up the rare
available home in order to sink their own roots. Either way, we here in
Kenwick are proud of our neighborhood, our residents, and our 100 years
of history.
We thank you for visiting on this day and hope to see you often in the future!

Kenwick, one of Lexington’s near-downtown neighborhoods just off of Richmond Road, is fortunate to have a wide variety of housing styles within its 900-household boundaries. To introduce the public to these interesting homes, and the individuals that occupy them, the Kenwick Neighborhood Association will host a home and garden tour Sunday, June 3 2007 from 1-5 p.m.

The tour will run rain or shine. Tickets will be available the day of the tour for $5 at Victory Christian Church in the parking lot that is accessible via Owsley Avenue. Signs will direct drivers from Richmond Road to the church.

All homes on the tour will be within walking distance of parking. Light refreshments will be available as well as an opportunity to meet homeowners and other neighborhood residents. Visitors are also encouraged to walk beyond the tour route to see the variety of Bungalows and other home styles in the area.

Kenwick’s residents are proud of our neighborhood and we invite the rest of Lexington to see why!