1895 – Louisville, KY

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1435 S 4th St, Louisville, KY

  • $119,900
  • 11 Bed
  • 8.5 Bath
  • 7668 Sq Ft
  • 0.21 Ac.
Beautiful, historic home located in old Louisville. There are endless possibilities with this 11 bedroom mansion! Don't miss out! Property is being sold as is with no warranties expressed or implied.
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17 Comments on 1895 – Louisville, KY

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  1. Ryan says: 459 comments

    This place seems to have had a rough life, but I imagine it could be made to shine again. Just painting the walls & cleaning (and/or refinishing) the woodwork would make a huge difference.

    And I’m going to classify this one as a Colonial Revival because to me it kinda-sorta has the feel of of a McKim, Mead & White house, and that’s mostly what they did.

    • curtis says: 1 comments

      im doing the carpentry at this house, we pack new doors and started on the third floor, the plaster has been re-done its gonna be a nice place

  2. teri sundine says: 72 comments

    Wow..that is really a steal for Old Louisville area. We sold a house in Crescent Hill area for 250 grand over 6 yrs ago and not even close to that size. All the old wood is beautiful. That could be an awesome home.

  3. DB says: 1 comments

    It is to bad a murder took place here. The body was buried in the basement. This house was featured on the T.V. show “The First 48” on A&E. What a shame. Price has dropped to $239,900 as of this writing. Now we know why.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 1015 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Wow, seriously? I’ll have to check it out now. It wouldn’t bother me but I can see how it would bother others. Thanks for the info.

      • ruthie says: 1 comments

        The Man killed in the house was one of my best friend’s!!! He was a very wonderful person.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 1015 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I found an article about what happened: Examiner.

  4. M.Carter1807 says: 2 comments

    Oh, my word, I am in LOVE! I wonder if I could talk my husband into moving to Lousville… 😉 The fact that a murder occurred here (or at least that a body was discovered here) doesn’t bother me (besides the fact that it is, of course, tragic!) And the price has now been dropped to 149! Hopefully everyone in the world besides me is totally freaked out by the fact that a murder occurred here, because after we move to Seattle I’d love to purchase this home! (We are military and will only be there temporarily.)

  5. John C says: 434 comments

    Also, this walkng tour puts the home in a spatial and architectural context.


  6. John C says: 434 comments

    Putting aside this crime in this house, Louisville is considered one of the safest cities in the USA. See


  7. John C says: 434 comments

    This “Old Louisville” neighborhood is close to the University and has a number of amenities. See

    http://www.oldlouisville.com/restaurantstaverns.htm and http://www.oldlouisville.org/ The latter website depicts a vibrant area of history-minded people with 13 neighborhood association, an information center, etc.

    The Historic District itself is the third largest district in the United States. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Louisville

    Other large homes, including “homes” converted into multi-family (“multi-student”) homes. seem to be well-maintained and sharply-higher priced.

    It must be the house and/or its reputation that puts such a low price on the structure.

  8. S. Carver says: 1 comments

    Perhaps if someone could take a few more photos we could tell more about it. A couple of the photos show what looks like damp stains–the roof might be in bad shape if that’s the case. Why, I wonder, were there no photos of the bathrooms. The bedrooms, if any were shown, were not obvious, either. I think I counted 8 fireplaces, but did not see the chimneys–if these are the only heat source, that could account for the long wait for a buyer, especially if they’re neglected. I’d live there in a heartbeat, but I don’t think I can pry my husband off the west coast . . .

  9. John C says: 434 comments

    Several real estate firms specialize in the “Old Louisville” neighborhood. There are a number of homes available. http://www.joehaydenrealtor.com/louisville-communities/old-louisville-homes-for-sale/

  10. Jason says: 1 comments

    This house sold for 120k. This house needed extensive exterior repair. I put an offer on it, but was forced to pull back. The house needed complete gutter rebuilds which were around the 80-90k price range. There had been no gutter lining in the box for over a year. All the wood was rotted so the soffits needed rebuilt and new copper lining and all of the corbel brackets needed replacement. The house needed painting in some spots and needed to have the windows reglazed, painted and storm window repair. The rear of the house was an addition that the siding was ripped off of and needed new siding and it also needed a new roof.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 1015 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Too bad, I guess it being on the market for so long and unlived in with no one to care for it would do that. Thanks for the update, hopefully the new owners will restore it. Thanks! 🙂

  11. John C says: 434 comments

    Jason, thanks for the information and update! All such information gives anyone who is thinking about Louisville, or this Old Louisville neighborhood, a sort of benchmark for one particular house, which may help in pricing others. Too, the details you give remind us what to look for in any house.

    I realize such factual determinations cannot be released while one is thinking of purchasing or negotiating. I also realize going back and relating such things once negotiations or thoughts of purchase have collapsed is not easy. However, rest assured the rest of us appreciate such details.

  12. Richard says: 1 comments

    Go here to learn more about the book Louisville author David Domine is writing about this house and the strange things that have gone on there: https://www.facebook.com/#!/TheHouseInOldLouisville

    Go down to July and you’ll see tons of pictures of how wonderfully the house has been restored. Also, this Friday at 9 PM EST they’re airing a two hour special about this case on A&E.

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