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Old 06-07-2008, 04:18 PM
 
Location: KY
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OK I think I really like most of these homes I've looked at online. Has anyone owned, been in one, know of someone with one? How do/did they like it? Are more built in one area than another in KY?
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Old 06-07-2008, 04:36 PM
 
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Bedford stone is fairly common around here, but most of those houses are older.
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Old 06-07-2008, 04:52 PM
 
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I know. I will be looking for a older home when I move down there the end of May '09'.
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Old 06-08-2008, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I have heard they can get a black color on them you have to have sandblasted to remove but I don't know if that is true or not.
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Old 06-08-2008, 08:17 PM
 
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We had a bedford stone house in the 1990's. It was 40 years old at the time, very solid, no problems, loved it. It's still there, still no problems. I have not seen the black color getting on them in Lexington, which is a fairly non-industrial city. I am not sure about Louisville - that might make the difference that Missy has heard about.
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Old 06-09-2008, 06:48 AM
 
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We had a bedford stone house in the 1990's. It was 40 years old at the time, very solid, no problems, loved it. It's still there, still no problems. I have not seen the black color getting on them in Lexington, which is a fairly non-industrial city. I am not sure about Louisville - that might make the difference that Missy has heard about.
I have never actually seen it, I have just heard about it so it may just be a myth who knows
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Old 06-09-2008, 04:52 PM
 
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Thx for the followups. I'm hoping one will be on the market when I come down. Some of them just seem like a great home. I never had a 1 family home so I guess that might be why I'm drawn to older homes.
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Old 06-09-2008, 06:42 PM
 
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I like the older homes too. They are better-built, more solid. I have a degree in architecture - trust me, they are better.
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Old 06-10-2008, 01:39 AM
 
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timeless that is what I think. If I had money I would invest in fixing the old ones with the beautiful woods. Like Craftsmen, Victorian. I'm one of these people who love "If Walls Could Talk" I'm really impressed when they get houses with lots of furniture and stuff in them. One of my favorite architects is Frank Lloyd Wright. I guess he was a character. But there are others also. My bigger problem is I like so many styles of homes and furnishings.
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:06 PM
 
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I have heard they can get a black color on them you have to have sandblasted to remove but I don't know if that is true or not.
I own a Bedford Stone House, in southeastern Ind. The black color is a fungus, you see it a lot on light colored shingles too. The best way to get rid of the problem is use a deck wash solution. You can also pressure wash the stone. Now I'm having a big problem with salt formation and salt formation on the stone on my fireplace, inside.
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