Blue Ash Over The River Potential B&B Inn Maysville Kentucky 246 West Third St - Maysville, KY 41039 Potential B&B built by the Wadsworth family beginning in 1831 and originally known as the Wadsworth-Clark home. It was completed after the Civil War in1865 on what was once called millionaires row. It is on 2+/- acres of the Maysville River hills overlooking several miles of the Ohio River, with a clear view of both Maysville bridges from the river-side balconies and lower side porch. (The lighted Simon Kenton suspension bridge (1931) was built by John Roebling.) The home would allow for at least 3 rental units, in addition to room for the owners to live. The exterior features stacked limestone walls and new Kentucky crafted wrought iron.
The Applegate family purchased the property in 2015 and lovingly began renovations and restorations. Updates include new electrical wiring, plumbing and drywall throughout; a new natural gas furnace and on-demand water heater; a 6-vehicle parking court; new tin roof and guttering; freshly painted exterior; screened in upper back porch and additional balconies. The family continues to add more value with such items as adding gas logs to the 6 fireplaces and emergency lighting for stairs.
Restoration includes saving most of the 31 windows of original glass dating from about 1850, repairing and painting he original siding of termite resistant yellow poplar shiplap, 2 fireplaces feature original Ohio green porcelain tile, the foyer stairway now features a crystal chandelier, three original gas chandeliers have been converted to electric and restored, and the list keeps growing!
The house foundation consists of approximately 3-foot thick limestone with a rear drainage system that keeps the full basement dry. The rear covered porch has three entrances into the home and a full upper screened porch with views of the woods and wildlife. The covered front porch has views of the river and city.
The home is in walking distance of downtown Maysville where with its wonderful restaurants, pubs, a museum, shops and the Russell Theatre made famous by Rosemary Clooney who was born just three houses from here. Maysville visitors enjoy festivals such as Maysville Uncorked! Wine & Art, Pig Out in Maysville Annual BBQ Contest and Car Show, Simon Kenton Frontier Days and the Twilight Christmas Parade. Scenic Old Washington (town dates from 1780) features year-round attractions and antique shops, as well as a Frontier Christmas Festival.
The Amtrak depot is just two blocks away with rail transportation available to Washington D.C., New York City, Cincinnati & Chicago. American Cruise Lines docks at the Limestone Landing during river transportation season on its overnight journey from St. Louis to Pittsburgh. The Cincinnati Belle and the Belle of Louisville have cruises from Maysville and various airlines serve the nearby Cincinnati and Lexington airports.
This property would be a great venue for an intimate wedding, family reunion, or just relaxing and drinking in the beauty and history of Maysville and surrounding areas.
Marty J. Hunter / Realtor KY Property Hunter Team
Keller Williams Greater Lexington