Monday, September 22, 2014

Historic Envy: 3rd Street, Louisville KY

Quite pleased with today's "Historic Envy" piece. One of my fondest memories is restoring a home about a block from here on 4th street, a huge historic house that I remember finishing the parlor and formal dining room, moving in all my period antiques and relaxing in my parlor and I knew exactly what it was like to live in the Gilded age of Victoriana.

Gracious  seat for your waiting guests
Today's historic envy piece is what Old Louisville is all about, the grand opulent mansions of the Victorian Era.
Victorian opulence
1704 S 3rd is 6110 Square feet, 4 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths, over the top woodwork and a grand entry.
Great light fixtures and mantle
Most importantly, at 497,000, you can own a real mansion for the price of studio apartment in New York city or a tacky 3 bedroom tract home in suburbia of many major cities.

Love the floors and hanging rail
The listing: Old Louisville Mansion in move-in condition. Updated kitchen, master bath & laundry, hall bath and mechanics. New roof. Spectacular original features include: lead glass, doors, stained glass windows, 7 fireplace mantels, ornate plaster ceilings & wood work, original shutters & light fixtures and gorgeous staircase! First floor: entry room, living room, dining room, gathering room, kitchen, walk-in butler's pantry, half and full bath. Second floor: Master bedroom, master bath, laundry, hall bath. and 2 additional bedrooms. Third floor: bedroom, family room, kitchenette and full bath. Full basement with outside entrance: brick and concrete floors, bathroom and rooms for office, playroom, exercise room and storage. Alley access with parking area & room to build a garage. Fenced yard.

Imagine the cream of Victorian Society who entered these doors!
More information about this grand lady can be found here: 1704 S 3rd St

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful!!! But a little out of my price range....:-)