This exceptional 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath home is located on beautiful, tree-lined Eastern Parkway. The formal living room runs the length of the home and has a wood burning fireplace. A light-filled sunroom is off the living room with custom shades. The banquet-sized formal dining room has French doors and an antique chandelier. Details in most rooms include molding, original hardwood floors, original windows, picture-rail molding and track lighting. A mirror-walled half bath is off the large entry along with the grand staircase. The eat-in kitchen has granite counters, plenty of cabinets and stainless appliances. The master suite has a decorative fireplace with gas heater, large closets and master bath. Two large additional bedrooms and another full bath are on the second floor. The fenced backyard has a lovely patio with gazebo. Attached to the two-car garage is a Murphy-bed studio with full bath (requires a portable heat/ac unit). Other amenities; rose garden, large basement with laundry, and driveway that connects street to alley.
Fabulous Owl Creek Home
Just Sold 1384 Waxwing Place
Located on a cul-de-sac with a very private back yard, this 4-bedroom, 2 ½ bath home was custom-built by Stan Humphrey and features his signature moldings and millwork along with inlaid hardwood floors throughout the entry, dining and living rooms. All the carpeting is brand new, including the indoor/outdoor carpet on the 290 sq ft screened porch which is accessible from both the large family room with fireplace and the kitchen. Upstairs features a very large master suit with a 150 sq ft closet, tub, separate shower and water closet. New kitchen appliances and a 2016 roof provide added value. As an owner in the Owl Creek community, you’ll have access to the pool, tennis courts, soccer field, track, gym, fitness room and playground.
Plainview Cul-de-Sac Quad Level
1202 Falls Trace
This updated, quad-level, 4-bedroom, 2-bath home is conveniently located on a cul-de-sac in popular Plainview. The large lot has a two-car garage, parking pad and fenced in, lovely backyard. Large rooms and easy flow will be perfect for entertaining or family gatherings. Main floor has the living and dining rooms and kitchen. Three bedrooms and full bath are a level up. The ground floor level has a huge family room with a fireplace and wet bar, bedroom, full bath and access to the patio and garage. The lower level has an immense family/game/exercise room with a cedar closet. Many of the main rooms have built in bookshelves and ceiling fans. New carpet in the living room, fresh paint and new A/C unit are a few of the updates. The backyard has a covered patio, gazebo and quaint bridge.
Cherokee Triangle Arts & Crafts Style Home
1298 Willow Ave.
This exquisite four bedroom, two and half bath, three story Arts and Crafts home commands the corner of Willow and Longest in Cherokee Triangle. Built in 1895, this home has original windows and hardwood floors and four working fireplaces. Large open rooms including the formal dining room are perfect for entertaining. The large kitchen has exceptional details; a laundry area, butler’s pantry, work station, plenty of cabinets, corner sink, and eat-in island. A half bath is located on the landing of the staircase. The second floor has three bedrooms and a full bath. Two bedrooms have fireplaces and the third has a huge double closet. The third floor has a bedroom, full bath and bonus room. A lovely backyard has a patio perfect for al fresco dining. The single car garage has been updated.
Spectacular Cherokee Triangle Home
1208 Cherokee Rd.
This classic Victorian has 4BR, 2 1/2 BA and features a completely remodeled kitchen with custom cabinets, granite tops, and giant mahogany island. The master suite includes a luxury bathroom with a frameless glass shower and new, yet classic claw foot tub. Updated HVAC, screened porch overlooking nice backyard and even a 3 car garage!
Meticulous Cherokee Triangle Restoration
1275 Willow Avenue
After years of renovation by a historic preservation architect, this home offers all the modern conveniences in a period-appropriate setting. The exterior paint was stripped to bare wood, the kitchen and bathrooms have been tastefully updated, and a carport was enclosed to create a two-car garage. The front yard has been landscaped to reduce maintenance and highlight the picturesque Willow stone walls. The perennial garden and patio in the backyard make it ideal for entertaining. Inside, a gracious entry hall opens to the living room and features the original staircase. The large dining room opens to a covered porch. There are three bedrooms upstairs with a large attic above offering great potential for expansion.
Most of the plumbing lines were replaced and the electrical service upgraded in 2010. Best of all, it is just blocks to the amenities of Bardstown Road and the natural beauty of Cherokee Park.
Highland's Deer Park Duplex
1861 Douglass Blvd.
Located in the Highland’s Deer Park neighborhood, this excellent investor or owner-occupied opportunity has two large apartments impeccably kept. Each apartment has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, dining room, year-round sunroom, laundry room, kitchen and bonus areas. It was sold to a family who will live on the second and third floor and rent out the first floor. With friends in the home they can lock and go whenever and still have a nice income stream.
Exquisite Highland Avenue Renovation
1420 Highland Avenue
This beautiful Victorian home, currently for sale, was built in 1890 and has been meticulously restored preserving the character and gorgeous woodwork.
Lovely Cherokee Triangle Home
1296 Willow Avenue
Built in 1900, this Cherokee Triangle home has 5 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms. Relax on the front porch then enter through the leaded-glass French doors to the traditional entry hall. The spacious living room with fireplace and pocket doors opens to a banquet-sized dining room. A large family room, eat-in kitchen with a walk-in pantry, laundry room and half bath are also on the main floor. Upstairs is the master suite with master bath, a walk-in closet and fireplace. Three additional bedrooms and another full bathroom are on the second floor. The third floor features a bedroom, bonus family/teen room as well as the third full bath. A flat yard and two-car garage are out back. Perfectly located near all the fun of Bardstown Road and the natural beauty of Cherokee Park.
CHEROKEE ROAD ELEGANCE
When we first saw this home years ago, my wife and I both stopped and our jaws dropped. It is one of the most spectacular homes on a street full of impressive homes. Years later, it was a true thrill when I was chosen to list it.
BUDDY HOLLY WORLD
This home was loaded with surprises and fun. My client's parents had built the home in the late fifties and had finished decorating and furnishing it by 1961. It was chock full of vintage Herman Miller furniture and an original GE Wonder Kitchen, a single 15' piece of stainless steel encompassing stove, sink and refrigerator! Even the seafoam green paint on the exterior trim was original. We combined an open house with an estate sale and had a contract in just a few days.
CHEROKEE TRIANGLE CONDOS
Originally constructed for apartment living, this building was converted many years ago into three condos in the primary building with a fourth unit in the carriage house to the rear. It backs up to Lilly's, one of Louisville's finest restaurants. It is only a few blocks from Cherokee Park.
BUYING AND THEN SELLING
A doctor and his family moved to Louisville several years back and as his career progressed, opportunity knocked and they were off to another town. We had stayed in touch over the years and they called me to help sell. As it turned out, some other clients of mine bought it. This home is in Oldham County where I taught school and coached tennis for two years after I graduated from college.
As they are fond of saying in New Hampshire, "ya can't get thar from heuh..." Ask me about remote places in the country.
Butchertown - Louisville's Oldest Neighborhood
As the name implies, Butchertown was the center of the animal butchering industry. Today many of the original homes remain. This building is now in its third incarnation from a grocery/living upstairs operation, to a design studio with the owners living upstairs to today as a three-unit condo association. Call me if you're interested in a home or condo in Butchertown.
CARRIAGE HOUSE COMPLETE MAKEOVER
Sitting behind one of the grandest structures on Millionnaires Row (Third St in Old Louisville when a million dollars was really serious money), this condo was gutted down to the historic studs, completely replacing all mechanicals with state of the art technology. A peaceful walled garden is just outside creating a wonderful juxtaposition in an urban setting.
If farm livin' is the life for you, but maybe not your spouse, may I suggest a 6-acre gentle person's farm in Pewee Valley. You can get the largest walk-in closet you've ever seen, a barn, thousands of square feet of living space and still be less than a half hour from the heart of downtown Louisville.
The Rosewood Condominiums
The Rosewood was originally built as a single family mansion (with the front around to the right of the current entrance). During the Civil War it served as a hospital for union soldiers. After a run as an apartment building, it underwent a major renovation in 2006 and is now home to 9 upscale condos with elevator access and indoor parking. Just a few blocks from Tyler Park.