Louisville, Ky. | $450,000
A 1915 two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom bungalow and a 2019 guesthouse, on a 0.15-acre lot
This property is in the Highlands, an area southeast of downtown known for high-end restaurants and shops and a particular embrace of nightlife. “Handcrafted leather goods stores, karaoke bars, bookstores, bakeries,” rattled off the listing agent for the property, giving the sense that she was just getting started. Cherokee Park, with its scenic trails and nature preserve, can be reached in less than 15 minutes by bike.
Size: 2,834 square feet
Price per square foot: $159
Indoors: The front of the main house reflects its Craftsman origins, with hardwood floors with inlaid borders, dark wood molding around mullioned or stained-glass windows, a brick living room fireplace with a decorative-tile hearth and gas insert, and bookshelves that flank the wide opening between the living and dining rooms.
The back of the house has been renovated, with an open kitchen containing white cabinets with granite and oak countertops and a breakfast bar that partially divides the space from a sitting room. That sunny area was created by enclosing a porch.
A staircase with Craftsman details (tapered newel post, cutouts in the flat spindles) takes you to the two second-floor bedrooms, which face each other across a hallway; both have hardwood floors, dark doors and trim, and a closet (one is walk-in). The bedrooms share a bathroom with a pedestal sink and a combined tub and shower. There is also a half bathroom near the kitchen, off a landing between the main floor and basement.
Two years ago, the sellers built a two-story building on the foundation of the garage for use as an artist’s studio. It has a sunken living room with the original concrete garage floor, a half bathroom plumbed for a shower (it just awaits tiling), a full kitchen with a gas range and farmhouse sink, and a large, second-floor bedroom or work space with metal pendant lights hanging from a ceiling beam.
Outdoor space: The house is set back on its grassy lot and includes a deep, covered front porch and a fenced backyard. The studio building is at the foot of the backyard, with entrances from there and from a rear alley. There is one off-street parking space next to the studio building.
Taxes: $2,989 (2020, based on a tax assessment of $217,560)
Contact: Anne Hayden, Joe Hayden Real Estate Team, Re/Max Properties East, 270-312-3132; action-first-100425350.remax.com
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