The Thomas January House
This stately dwelling in Lexington, Kentucky is not just a landmark to owner John Wilkirson; it's the place that he calls home. Here, he shares with us the ornate details and charming features that make this piece of history unique.
Name of House: The Thomas January HouseYear Built: Circa 1810Architect: UnknownStyle: Greek Revival with Italianate flourishesCurrent Owner: John Wilkirson, an antiques dealerJohn Wilkirson stands in front of his home, one of downtown Lexington, Kentucky's eminent landmarks, equally renowned for its Ionic portico as it is for its wild parties.
As the plaster medallion crumbles, John works the pieces into displays in his 20- by 40-foot double parlor known as "the ballroom."
Suspended over an American Empire table from Wilkirson's grandmother is an old brass chandelier stuffed with dried flowers and grasses.
An antique wooden ladder hangs from the ceiling and displays an array of vintage baskets.