Our renovation journey began in the spring of 2016 when we purchased our first fixer upper, a foreclosed 100 year old home in Versailles, Kentucky. Every inch of the house needed work and after a 3 month renovation, we moved in early that summer. I documented the entire process from start to finish, and still continue to add updates today as we keep making additional progress and improvements. We fell in love with the entire renovation process and were already ready to take on the next project before this one had even wrapped up.
About a year after purchasing our first fixer upper, we purchased our first commercial project, The Amsden building, right down the street in downtown Versailles. We were infatuated with the history and character of the building and just loved the small town downtown charm. Our hope is that this building will be an anchor to the revitalization of downtown Versailles, and hopefully eventually inspire similar efforts in surrounding downtown areas of central Kentucky.
We are currently in the midst of an extensive renovation of the building, which I am also documenting on our blog. Plans for the building include Rise + Grind, a local coffee shop; and Gather Mercantile, a unique local market expanding on the Miss Molly Vintage brand and incorporating even more local makers + brands as well as more home decor, furniture, + even fresh flowers and plants! We also are hoping to add a beer hall to the main floor and have studio and executive office space for lease on the second floor. You can visit THEAMSDEN.COM for even more information about this project + leasing information.