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Sunday, November 1, 2020

PHOTOS: Alexander Circle Brought Back to Life With New Residents

Lindsay and Digger Bujnoch pose at their new home at Alexander Circle with their newest addition - Brynn. (Img: Meg Vogel)

By Jessie Eden

It's a moment the Fort Thomas community has been waiting for -- the renovation of the historic military homes at Alexander Circle.

This historic moment has been a long time coming. The homes in the Alexander Circle development were built for high ranking United States Army officers in 1889 and were designed to accommodate the upscale lifestyles suitable for officials and their families. Eventually, years of decay and vandalism caught up with the homes, sending them into disrepair.

Historic photo of the "turret house." Construction on the homes to house top military personnel first begin in the late 1880s. (FTM File)

In October 2016, after 13 years of continued talks with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, the entity that technically owned the homes, a memorandum was signed and the City of Fort Thomas purchased the homes for $510,000.

In June 2018, the property was finally transferred from the City of Fort Thomas to Alexander Circle, LLC. Developer Bloomfield/Schon was selected to refurbish and restore the plot of land which includes 16 residences. They even built one brand new home in the style of the others on a lot that once included the administration building. The building was torn down by the VA in the 1940s.

By November 2018, 12 of the 16 homes were under contract.

(Img: Meg Vogel)

Now, almost 17 years after the initial talks between the City and the VA began, the homes have finally been remodeled and are now welcoming new residents like Digger and Lindsay Bujnoch and their new baby Brynn. 

The Bujnoch family just moved in and was willing to share some of the Before and After photos of the home with FTM! Enjoy!

Before and After at Alexander Circle

Exterior of house number 3 at Alexander Circle.

Front Room

Fireplace in Front Room

AFTER -- The newly renovated kitchen

Front Staircase

Second floor bathroom

Back Staircase

Additional photo of the back staircase renovation.

AFTER - beautifully refinished hardwood floors on the third floor.

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