1900 Carriage House – Louisville, KY

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1323 S 3rd St, LOUISVILLE, KY 40208

  • $185,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 3125 Sq Ft
  • 0.26 Ac.
Terrific opportunity to remodel a carriage house from the 1900's. Currently gutted with no working utilities. Dedicated driveway from 3rd Street. Paved parking lot. Was 6 tiny apartments.

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  1. Ryan says: 470 comments

    Yes, it looks to me like this house this carriage house served was probably torn down or something. Could be nice with a whole lot of work AND even more money, but who wants to live between an alley and a parking lot?

  2. Lilly Allen says: 1 comments

    This is true, but if the zoning could be managed, wouldn’t it be a great setting for a neighborhood cafe for all of those aprtment folks around it? I saw a place on one of the travel shows that had rows and rows of books and newspapars the patrons could peruse while enjoing their coffee…a quiet place, with some atmosphere… a unique spot where locals could sit and muse or meet with friends… just a thought. Reinventing the space might save it, and make it useful again.

  3. Ernie says: 12 comments

    In its day, This would have been a carriage house that served the entire neighborhood rather than a single residence. There would have been an open courtyard where a structure sits now.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 925 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I disagree. If you look at the aerial view, you can see each home had their own carriage house. In a neighborhood like this especially, they would have. The “poorer” neighborhoods they did that but this wasn’t one of those kind of places back then.

      • Wendy says: 23 comments

        I just looked at the aerial view and I can just imagine the grand house that once sat in front of this carriage house. What an impressive street. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Robt. W. says: 359 comments

    Wildly priced considering the big honking, spectacular 12-bedroom house on the adjacent lot (linked above) is only $300,000, and it’s in seemingly good condition — not a bombed out wreck of a shooting-up gallery.

    With more money than sense, the ideal thing would be to buy both properties, restore the carriage house exterior and renovate the interior as two or three apartments and annex part of its front yard as a walled side garden for the grand single-family house next door (all of which no doubt defies local real estate logic when the great house next door lingers on the market at less than a fire-sale price.)

    • Alicia says: 5 comments

      Both properties are owned by the same person – a lot of homes on that street are for sale and are in no need of repair so the owner has a long wait if they want those prices. I think the 12 bedroom is worth it (though theres no airconditioning on 2nd and 3rd floor, no kitchen, 4 bathrooms and 4 bedrooms need total renovation and the roof will need to be replaced in 5 years. But I totally agree about the carriage house – there seems to be mold damage on some of the wood in there which means a total overhaul is needed

  5. Alicia says: 5 comments

    The parking lot belongs to the 12 bedroom house next door because it was an ad agency. A lot of homes on this street are zoned commerical or are condos……the structure next to the parking lot is an apartment complex. This area is situated between Downtown and University of Louisville.

  6. Alicia says: 5 comments

    Correction the parking lot belongs to the carriage house – it looks like the apartment building was built in 1930s (first occupied in 1938) so its very possible there was a large house on the property

  7. joyjoy says: 68 comments

    I happened to walk by this property today. Wow, what a neighborhood! From what I can tell the lot in front of this carriage house is highly likely from the razed house that belonged with this carriage house. One cannot see the carriage houses behind these monstrous mansions. Being from the country, it is amazing how close these houses are and how these huge houses take up the entire lot. The house next door, along with SO many houses on this street, is amazing!

  8. RossRoss says: 2458 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    This could be a very cool restoration/renovation project. I would transform the parking into a garden, and with a significant water feature.

    The whole place could be magical.

    Oh, the incredible $300K house next door (linked above by Kelly) did sell. And I agree with Robert; it would have been great if the person who purchased the $300K house also purchased this property. That would have given the house a rare, large, in-town garden.

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