c. 1890 – Louisville, KY – $499,000

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Added to OHD on 12/29/18   -   Last OHD Update: 1/7/19   -   28 Comments
1473 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40208

Map: Street

Price

$499,000

Beds

6

Baths

2

SqFt

4287

Acres

0.15

ATTN: Calling All urban Attorneys, Property Managers /Developers, Architects and all other Entrepreneurs or Businesspersons that could utilize this AWESOME (Rare!) Opportunity for Office/ Professional space (OR combined Living / Work space!) w/ Grandfathered zoning on a High-Profile block in the heart of Historic Old Louisville, next to the entrances of Belgravia & St James Courts, 1/2 Block South of Central Park & less than 2 Miles from University of Louisville or Downtown. See 3D tour: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=mvD8xoEauzM&mls=1 Immaculate historic brick building w/ period details intact ( incl Beautiful Inlaid Hardwood Floors, Pocket Doors, Stained Glass, Hand-carved Mantels & grand stair banister). Over $150K+ worth of improvements & updates completed over the last 8 years (incl basement waterproofing, roof/ box gutter repair, HVAC & Duct updating, Electric updating, cornice & masonry repair & more). Grand entry foyer leads to 2 spacious conference rooms or executive offices 3 additional offices, a copy room and 1/2 Bath. Upper 2 Floors are accessible via front or rear staircases and contain 6 Additional office or conference room spaces, a Full Bath, 1/2 Bath and Kitchenette. A total of 8-9 Parking Spaces are to be found in the rear. Usable, clean Basement with interior access is great for storage. Most furniture present is negotiable (& can possibly stay with property)
Contact Details
Christopher Eagan, Eagan Realty Group
(502) 649-8381
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28 Comments on c. 1890 – Louisville, KY – $499,000

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  1. Tim Snyder says: 38 comments

    I love how the architect seamlessly blended a number of different styles; I especially love quarter-sawn oak paneling.

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  2. kmmoore says: 277 comments

    Nothing prepares one better for interior delights than a tiled porch, in my opinion. This place certainly doesn’t disappoint. The woodwork and floors are stunning.

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  3. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9369 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    On Realtor.com, linked up top, there’s a 3D Tour.

  4. Keith Sanders says: 39 comments

    If you squint a little, you can almost see a Richardson Romanesque cast to the front. The stairway is marvelous.

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  5. MichaelMichael says: 1165 comments

    That starcase is amazing!

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  6. Kelly J says: 1 comments

    Did I miss the kitchen? Beautiful home, gorgeous floors and stair case.

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    • David Sweet says: 81 comments

      There may not be a kitchen currently because of the office setup. I ran across that in a beautiful old brick funeral home we were looking to buy/restore. They had replaced the kitchen with an elevator!

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    • SouthwestlovesmommaSouthwestlovesmomma says: 112 comments
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      1958 Ranch
      Bartlett, IL

      I think the kitchen is the room with the built in oak doored and glass doored cabinetry.

      • BethsterBethster says: 706 comments
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        1927 Spanish
        NY (house is in VA), NY

        I thought that must be the “kitchenette” mentioned in the listing. I really like those cabinets, even if they’re new (I suspect they may be).

      • brigidbrigid says: 209 comments
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        1930 Eclectic Lake Cabin
        Smalltown, OK

        Isn’t that an upstairs room?

        • BethsterBethster says: 706 comments
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          1927 Spanish
          NY (house is in VA), NY

          Yes, I think so. But it’s just a kitchenette, so I think it must have been created in that spot after the original kitchen downstairs was repurposed for business.

        • SouthwestlovesmommaSouthwestlovesmomma says: 112 comments
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          1958 Ranch
          Bartlett, IL

          It is upstairs, maybe the old kitchen was downstairs and they moved the cabinetry?

  7. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1719 comments

    Whoa… that is some front hall & staircase! The newel posts, the windows on the stair landings, and the floors are really something!

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  8. GypsyGypsy says: 126 comments

    Oh wow, I would live at work if I owned that! But first I’d remove those tiled ceilings and office lighting. What a beauty!

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  9. BethsterBethster says: 706 comments
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    1927 Spanish
    NY (house is in VA), NY

    Wow, I love so much here! Mostly all the achingly beautiful wood—the floors, the doors, the staircase, the newel posts, the mantels—but also the tiled floor at the entry, the tiled fireplaces, the stained-glass windows….Obviously, to be a residence, it would need a kitchen and more baths. And I’d get rid of all the dropped ceilings and recessed lighting! So it’s a bit of a project but not massive. I hope someone buys it and makes it shine.

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  10. BethsterBethster says: 706 comments
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    1927 Spanish
    NY (house is in VA), NY

    As wonderful as I think the house is, I see a couple of big downsides out back. One, no backyard. Two, the building next door seems to attract a lot of cars, which equals noise and traffic.

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  11. Bigrog says: 163 comments

    The wood work in this house is to die for. Thank God no one painted over it. That stair case is the most beautiful one I’ve ever seen.

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  12. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4439 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    In most towns and cities, having just one brick mansion like this one would make it a prominent local landmark house. However, Louisville is blessed here with an entire neighborhood of late Victorian era mansions with some far larger and more costly than this example. I don’t think it would be too difficult or expensive to remove the commercial touches throughout the house. Based on the hardware, stained glass motifs, and other interior details, I believe the date of this house is much closer to 1900 than to 1890. As for the multiple parking spaces in the back, an architect could be hired to design a garage/”carriage house” and the asphalt paving removed. Fresh fill dirt could be brought in and a small ornamental formal Victorian landscaped yard or flower garden could be created in the back. Of course, the listing appeals to professionals to continue the commercial use but ultimately, this house would look best as a single family residence again. It seems moderately priced for a neighborhood that appears to be rapidly gentrifying and appreciating in value. What a feast for the eyes it would be to take walks around this large outdoor architectural museum. I’m already envious of the next owners…

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    • BethsterBethster says: 706 comments
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      1927 Spanish
      NY (house is in VA), NY

      Yes, if I were moving in, I would do something to create a backyard/garden with either a garage or carport. But just as important, I’d want to build a long high brick wall to keep the yard separate from the parking next door.

  13. KarenZ says: 816 comments
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    I really agree with John–I don’t think that it would be that hard to make this a residence again. I absolutely love that staircase and it would definitely make it to my top 10 staircase list! One thing that bugs me: The smeared blue paint on the baseboards in the one conference room. I’m not a professional painter, but a perfectionist and that would really bug me! If you can’t paint a straight line on a vintage baseboard, then use tape!!!! End of rant! This one is really something special and I hope that someone makes it a home again!

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  14. Veronica says: 19 comments

    Beautiful place, but all I could think about while looking at it was the removal of what must have been gorgeous lighting fixtures when the ceilings were replaced. What a shame. I’m glad to see that somebody preserved the kitchen cabinets though I don’t think they are currently in what was at one time the kitchen.

    • BethsterBethster says: 706 comments
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      1927 Spanish
      NY (house is in VA), NY

      If I pretend I have lots of money, I have a good time imagining tearing out those ceilings and doing the necessary repairs and painting and then buying appropriately gorgeous antique lighting fixtures and having them installed and then feeling victorious. 🙂

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  15. MonChiChiPox says: 221 comments

    It’s so beautiful that I don’t even see the office setting when I look at the pictures. This is truly what I’ve always wanted to live in.

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  16. Doreen says: 190 comments

    Gorgeous newel posts! What a shame they did that drop-in ceiling though!

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  17. julie A. says: 136 comments
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    1914 foursquare farmhouse
    New Germany, MN

    Every picture i looked at i whispered Oh my God, look at that beautiful….i would definitely make it a single family home. I can’t believe all that stained glass is still intact. Gorgeous fireplace tile…wow what a deal!

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  18. Jason says: 23 comments

    Louisville is truly a remarkable city. they have the largest Victorian neighborhood in America. It also has the 2nd largest number of buildings with cast iron façades in America. I love when I get to spend time there. This home could be a dream home with work. It’s in wonderful shape but turning office space into living space would take some work. A staircase with stained glass on the landing is one of my dream house features.

  19. Karen says: 16 comments

    That. Staircase.

  20. kak41aol-com says: 16 comments
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    1900 all styles
    St. Louis, MO

    Stunning old home with character and secrets.

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