At the gateway to the vacation lands of Western Kentucky, Henderson is a thriving city strategically located on the Ohio River 8 miles from Evansville, Indiana. The city hosts thousands of tourists traveling to the popular Lakes Region of Kentucky and has its own wonderful water sports on the Ohio and Green rivers, numerous lakes with excellent fishing, fine parks including 385-acre Audubon State Park, 2 race tracks, tennis and golf facilities, and good hunting for quail, dove, water fowl, deer and other game.
In a country area within one mile of the business center of Henderson, this impressive residence is on a beautiful site overlooking 8½ acres of magnificently landscaped grounds. The rolling lawns are shaded by hundreds of lovely trees and the house is surrounded by formal gardens, colorful rose gardens and many choice varieties of shrubs and flowers. The property includes an excellent tennis court with a spectators’ gallery. Cement-surfaced, the regulation-size court serves as a dance floor at parties, with the gallery providing a bandstand. A terrace with views of the gardens is another delightful area for social affairs.
Secluded within the expansive grounds, the house is approached by a winding drive from the estate’s road-frontage on U.S. Highway 60. The 11-room residence, of stately English Tudor architecture, has a long entrance hall highlighted by a graceful stairway. The large living room is beautifully appointed with a huge chest-nut-manteled fireplace, a chestnut-beamed ceiling, built in bookcases and French doors to a screened and glassed porch. Luncheon and dinner parties are given a charming background in the dining room with its large view windows and a handsome fireplace. There is also a well-proportioned den with a fireplace and a private bath, which could be used as an additional guest or family bedroom. This room has stereo speakers, and the living room and dining room have single speakers.
The service rooms of the residence consist of a kitchen, utility porch and a butler’s pantry. The kitchen would require some remodeling and the installation of modern equipment. At the present time, one of the six second-floor bedrooms has been converted to a kitchen. This room and the adjoining 2 bedrooms, one with a fireplace and bath, could form a private upstairs suite.
The well-constructed garage building houses a heated and wood-paneled office, a storage and tool room, a large attic and a 3-room servants’ apartment plus room for two cars.
With its excellent location at the intersection of two 4-lane U.S. highways, and the exceptionally beautiful and spacious grounds, this outstanding estate has a variety of appeals. Perfect for the discriminating executive choosing a prestige home for gracious living, the property would also lend itself to use as a religious retreat, a seminary, a country club, or a country tea room, restaurant and catering center that would serve Henderson and nearby Evansville, Indiana.