The Parklands of Floyds Fork – Stout House
Turkey Run Park, Louisville, Kentucky
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Ben Stout House is approximately 200 years old, and is the oldest man-made structure within The Parklands of Floyds Fork. Its 18” thick walls were constructed from nearby limestone rock such as that found around Floyds Fork. After many decades of various alterations and additions by owners, the Stout House was in need of a restoration. Through three phases, improvements to the interior and exterior were completed to preserve this historic structure. Among some of the renovations completed were: removing the non-contributing front deck, rear bedroom addition, and roof dormers; stabilizing the floor structure; rebuilding the south chimney; repairing and cleaning the exterior stone; window replacement; replacing the shake roof, gutters, and downspouts; adding parking, sidewalks, and a kiosk at the nearby silo; replacing the septic system; interior demolition; stone cleaning and tuck pointing; refinishing the original hickory floors and ceiling joists; and replacing electric, plumbing, and HVAC systems.