Today has been crazy. First, Ray Ball returned my call this morning and said that Ball Homes has plans to build on the lots surrounding the Miller House, but has no current plans to do anything with the Miller House. However, one comment that stood out to me the most was that when talking about the asking price of the house he said, "It hasn't dropped low enough to entice me yet."
A step in the positive direction was that I have been talking to Marty Perry, the National Register Coordinator, about beginning the paperwork to put the Miller House on the National Registry. This will be an extremely hard task considering that the house doesn't meet a majority of the benchmark requirements, but by doing the paperwork and having a strong argument for architectural significance I can then take it to the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government and try to have them put into effect a zoning change to where there's a certain circumference around the house in which you can't build new development.
The Miller House, located in Lexington, Kentucky, is slowly being encroached on by generic suburban housing developments. Designed by Jose Oubrerie, the last living apprentice to study under Le Corbusier, the Miller House which once sat on a little over 29 acres and overlooked a lake, is now a single lot in a developing cookie cutter neighborhood. The house has been repossessed by the FDIC and its value has been significantly decreased monetarily and culturally. #SAVEtheMillerHouse