1405 Highland Ave $488,888


    1405 Highland Ave Louisville, KY 40204

    • 5 Beds
    • 3 Baths
    • 2,478 sq. ft.
    • Residential
    • MLS# 1594132
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    Live, work, and play in this gorgeous turn of the century three story brick Victorian in Louisville's most heralded neighborhood--the Highlands. Highland Avenue is the most famous street and neighborhood in Louisville: It's an iconic place celebrated around the world: 1405 Highland Ave is not just a home, but also a lifestyle in a highly sought after neighborhood location with soaring values. This home is a great renovation and with modernized appliances: Two full baths and a half bath on the ground floor; four and 5 bedrooms; lots of storage space in the cellar and third floor behind the two updated bedrooms/offices; spectacular primary bath with a Jacuzzi that overlooks your private garden. Please check out this wonderful video of 1405 Highland Avenue: https://vimeo.com/443421272 Let your imagination run wild with all the possible purposes of various roomsoffices, guest rooms, music room, library and even for one week a $10,000 Kentucky Derby House rental. Nirvana at half the price. This amazing home was rehabbed in 2006 by the previous owners and updated again by one of the country's leading historic preservation expert and book author Professor John Hans Gilderbloom from 2016 to 2021 using exhaustive search methods to find missing pieces of craftsmanship. The home included (2) heating systems include one newer HVAC (1) system, plumbing, electric, the two and half bathroom upgrades, updating a modern kitchen with appliances; adding closets, windows, and air to two third floor rooms along with a storage area; taking an unused dilapidated "Mud room" with new flooring, which now become the 5 bedroom and it's on the grround floor plus energy efficiencies were added as well. The ground floor living areas are a craftsman's dream with beautiful refinished inlaid floors throughout. The foyer, living room, and dining room have gorgeous parquet floors. This floor has three amazing grand fireplaces with uniquely beautiful historical details. The fireplace in the dining room has a working gas hearth. The updated kitchen includes new tile flooring with stainless steel GE profile appliances and craft made cabinets windows on two sides. The former "mud room" has been newly renovated and would be a good place for a music room! It has also been used as a guest bedroom for a legal Airbnb. This room is also the entrance to the cellar with shelves and tables. This classic Victorian also has a two room stand up cellar with entrance from the first floor "back" room. The entire front of the house has been painted with chromatic colors based on the owner's book: Chromatic Homes: The Joy of Color in Historic Places. The freshly painted front of the home's massive covered porch with swing and wine/cheese table is perfect for people and dog watching.. The second floor offers three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The primary bedroom has natural light coming in from the North and South ends with another cast iron fireplace! The master bath called one of the prettiest in Kentucky with marble flooring, double sinks, a two person Jacuzzi tub and a separate stand-up glass enclosed shower. The second bedroom is large, it has floor to wall custom shelves perfect for your library, and a craftsman fireplace. The third bedroom with wrap around custom shelves with barn door custom historic wood panel doors on the closet and can also be converted to a office as well. . On the third floor, the owner has added closets, windows, and air to two third floor rooms with historic details tastefully done. It has been used in the past as a bedroom (s) Enjoy the beautiful outdoors in your privately fenced back yard; where there is room enough for badminton, croquet, volleyball or simply entertaining. Or build your own swimming pool. Although built in 1916, the home offers energy efficiencies: the metal roof was coated a thick substance called "umbrella" white to deflect the sun and reduce energy costs along with lots of large trees in the front. Another extra featured is that with high ceilings, central air on the first floor is unneeded with fans placed in four of the first floor rooms, three in the second floor rooms and one in the third floor. New owner can also negotiate having the furniture, kitchen ware, and art if wanted. The home has been rented in the past for between $2,750 to $2,850 a month. And has been rented out for various events including the Kentucky Derby and conferences for Airbnb rental of around $10,000. This is a great walkable and safe neighborhood that is popular during these post pandemic times. Walkable neighborhoods are a medical miracle to preventing or

    • General Features
      • Area 02-Butchertwn/Hghlnds/Germantwn
      • Bedrooms 5
      • County Jefferson
      • Full Bathrooms 2
      • Half Bathrooms 1
      • HOA Fee No
      • Municipality Louisville
      • Property Sub Type Single Family Residence
      • Subdivision ORIGINAL HIGHLANDS
      • Year Built 1900
    • Building Features
      • Age 121.00
      • Above Grade Finished 2166.00
      • Above Grade Unfiniinshed 0.00
      • Below Grade Finished 0.00
      • Below Grade Unfinished 180.00
      • Basement Cellar
      • Construction Brick
      • Fencing Full,Privacy
      • Fireplaces Level 1 3
      • Fireplaces Level 2 2
      • Foundation Other
      • Garage Parking No Garage,None,Street
      • Heating Cooling Central Air,Forced Air Heat,Gas Heat
      • Roof Shingle
      • Style Traditional
      • Subdivision ORIGINAL HIGHLANDS
      • Total Closets 8.00
      • Total Fireplaces 4.00
      • Total No. of Rooms 9
    • Room Features
      • Closets Level 1 2
      • Closets Level 2 4
      • Closets Level 3 2
    • Property Features
      • Acres 0.09
      • Exterior Porch
      • Lot 0048
      • Lot Description LevelSidewalk
      • Lot Dimensions 128 x 33.33
      • Lot SF 4266
      • Utilities Electricity Connected,Fuel:Natural,Public Sewer,Public Water
    • Schools
      • School District Jefferson


    Tom Wakefield

    Tom Wakefield


    Wakefield Reutlinger Realtors

    Direct: 502-419-5152


    40204 (Louisville) Demographics

    35 Median Age
    4,468 Population Density (per sq. mile)
    56% College Educated
    $52,073 Estimated Median Income
    3,418 Estimated Total Home Owners
    3,911 Estimated Total Renters
    47% / 53% Estimated Owner / Renter Divide
    2 Estimated Average Household Size
    14,714 Total Population
    Community data courtesy of LiveBy, Inc.

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        Date Event Price Percent Change
        -- Current Price Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: $488,888
        11/19/2021 12:38:00 AM Price Increased Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: $488,888 22.56%
        11/18/2021 4:08:04 PM Status Changed Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: Active
        11/7/2021 4:37:56 PM Status Changed Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: Pending
        9/10/2021 2:53:04 PM Status Changed Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: Active
        8/29/2021 10:37:56 PM Status Changed Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: Pending
        8/18/2021 1:54:00 PM New in Database Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: $398,888

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