This fabulous home of an interior decorator gives you the best of everything. Superb comfort within, just steps to both restaurants and nightlife of Bardstown Road, serenity of Cherokee and Willow Parks and peacefulness of the historic Cherokee Triangle neighborhood.
The 4500+ square foot home home has a lavishly appointed kitchen with a Dakor six-burner stove and double-oven, built-in refrigerator, microwave drawer, dishwasher, farmhouse sink, prep sink, custom floor to 10-foot high cabinetry, white marble countertops and 10-foot long island. A casual dining area and built-in desk is located in the kitchen space.
The first floor has a den with a spacious down-filled sectional sofa and 60-inch flat screen television, a dining room with seating for ten+ and a gas fireplace, a formal and intimate parlor room, a butler's pantry with two beer taps, a mud room, powder room and gracious foyer entry. Lighting throughout the home reflects the character.
The second floor opens to a gorgeous hall with a stunning crystal chandelier. Three bedrooms, including the master suite are located on this floor. The master bedroom has a king bed, exposed brick wall, three large windows and attached master bath with double vanities, heated floor and marble shower. The generous master walk-in closet is connected to the home's second-floor laundry room. The two additional second-floor bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with a double loft, share a jack and jill bath with tub and shower combination, as well as heated marble floors.
The spacious third floor bedroom has a queen bed, full bathroom with shower, and beautiful window views of the neighborhood.
While updates have been made to reflect a modern lifestyle, the character of the home have been maintained as evidenced by it's original floors, woodwork, fireplaces, hardware, pocket doors and entryway.
The back of the home has a deck out the french double doors with a deck and stone patio. The entire yard, both front and back is beautifully landscaped and is fenced in the rear for privacy.
Want to show up for Derby and do nothing except enjoy it? This is the spot for you and your crew! Absolute best location in all of Louisville for getting to know the city and all is has to offer. Located in the heart of the historic Cherokee Triangle neighborhood of the Highlands, you can park your car for the weekend and walk to the best restaurants, nightlife and shopping in Louisville and on Bardstown Road.
For Derby week, enjoy a draft beer from the in-home 2-tap kegerator system, stocked with the homeowner's home brew, or your favorite flavor as you enjoy the home's beautiful interior or hang out on the porch outside. We'll even help you with booking dinner reservations for restaurants within walking distance of the home for both Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby nights.
Our home will be complete with any essentials you may need, including fine linens, towels, fully stocked kitchen with all essentials, hairdryers, washer and dryer, and most anything else that you may require. Just bring your personal items, and you will be set!
Please let us know your favorite beer so that we can have it on tap and ready for your Derby stay.
Also on the home's property is a carriage house with the same stone facade of the main home that houses two separate apartments.
Guests will have access to the entire home.
The homeowners will be available throughout the guests stay, with help for getting around the city, as well as staying in the neighborhood. We'd love to help you get to know our wonderful and welcoming city!
This home is one of the earliest examples of the Tudor revival architecture style in the city of Louisville. Erected in 1896 by realtor W.C. Priest, with a first floor of yellow stone and a second floor of stucco, it was the first home built on Cherokee Parkway. Located just steps from the General Castleman statue in the historic Cherokee Triangle neighborhood, the home sits just one block from Bardstown Road and one block from Willow and Cherokee Parks.
The Cherokee Triangle Historic District is a vibrant walkable neighborhood located just a couple miles from the center of downtown Louisville. Adjacent to the dynamic commercial district of Bardstown Road, residents are within walking distance of a diversity of coffee shops, restaurants, bars, movie theaters, boutiques, antique stores, and amenities like the hardware store, grocery and book sellers. Mature trees, some one hundred years old, line the streets, providing shade and beauty.
Historic homes reflecting an eclectic mix of architectural styles dot the preservation district. Styles include Italianate, Second Empire, Queen Anne, Richardsonian Romanesque, Neoclassical, Tudor Revival, Beaux Arts, and many more. Nearby, Frederick Law Olmsted’s Cherokee Park and Willow Park serve as an urban oasis for bike riding, walking, sledding and picnics.
Begun as an early suburb of Louisville, the Cherokee Triangle reflects the successful efforts of this neighborhood to preserve its thoughtful historic design while still providing a cosmopolitan and forward-thinking place where Louisvillians can live, work and play.
Cherokee Triangle is a thriving urban neighborhood with a rich heritage. The tree-lined streets, stone fences and brick alleys add to the character of this early city suburb. The historic district looks very much today as it did fifty, seventy-five and even one hundred years ago.
Cherokee Road, originally called Upper Broadway, was designated the main thoroughfare of the suburb. Only affluent Louisvillians could afford to move to the new development. It was a necessity for residents to own horses and carriages for transportation.
As gaslines and public transportation options were expanded, the neighborhood stretched eastward from Broadway. The development of Cherokee Park on 325 acres bounded by Grinstead Drive, Cherokee Parkway and Lexington Road created an anchor for the southern boundary of the district. The Frederick Law Olmsted park, one of more than one hundred Olmsted and successor firm commissions in Louisville, is regarded as a priceless amenity to the neighborhood.
The hundreds of buildings in the neighborhood reflect the evolution of American tastes and aspirations. With some exceptions, it is possible to trace the popularity of architectural styles by traveling east from Broadway on Cherokee Road. The Italianate style of the 1870s is succeeded by exotic revivals, Second Empire, Queen Anne, Shingle-style, Richardsonian Romanesque, Colonial Revival, Neoclassical, Tudor Revival, Beaux Arts, Prairie-Craftsman inspired, and Italian Renaissance. Many of the houses were designed by local and nationally-recognized architects, such as Joseph & Joseph, Arthur Loomis, E.T. Hutchings.
The neighborhood boasts an Andrew Carnegie public library building, now reconfigured as office space, and numerous churches. The use of quality building materials, attention to detail and thoughtful design for the buildings, streets and alleys has contributed to the continuing importance of this traditional neighborhood to the residential fabric of the city.
Perhaps most familiar of all landmarks in Cherokee Triangle is the large bronze sculpture of General John Breckinridge Castleman standing sentry over Cherokee Parkway at its intersection with Cherokee Road. A veteran of both Civil and Spanish American Wars, Castleman lived on an estate across Bardstown Road. He is generally considered the father of Louisville’s park system, especially the Olmsted parks.
As Parks Commissioner, General Castleman was responsible in 1890 for bringing Frederick Law Olmsted to Louisville to personally work on the design of Cherokee Park. (This was one of the last commissions Olmsted worked on before entering an institution, according to John Cullinane in his publication, Walking Thru Louisville.) Castleman and Caroline frequently rode through the neighborhood on their way to inspect the new park. Castleman and Caroline were sculpted by New York sculptor R. Hinton Perry. In her work The Cherokee Area, a History, Anne S. Karem comments that the “Castleman” statue, dedicated in 1913, is “one of the few in the country erected to a living person.” Purportedly, this bronze work is the only equestrian statue for which the horse posed!
Parking is available directly in front of the home, as well as on Midland Avenue, directly behind the home.
The best way to get around is, honestly, to walk. So much that is worth seeing is located within walking distance of our home.
The Cherokee Triangle is an amazing place to live for those of us lucky enough to be here. It pretty much has everything you could ever want. Close to Cherokee Park, Bardstown Road and all of its fine restaurants and shops, and downtown Louisville, Cherokee Triangle manages to remain a cozy little hamlet in the middle of pretty much everything.
If you like trees, well-preserved older homes, great neighbors, good nearby schools, and a little quiet with easy access to all the city has to offer, then you'll love the Cherokee Triangle.
Did we mention that every year we hold an awesome art fair and a summer concerts series?
The home is located three miles from downtown Louisville and less than five miles from Churchill Downs. There is so much that is within walking distance, you may never get in a car while you are here! Take a look at the guidebook to view everything that is close.