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c. 1870 Second Empire in Carrollton, KY

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Added to OHD on 7/21/21   -   Last OHD Update: 7/25/22

415 7th St, Carrollton, KY 41008

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  • 5 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 5144 Sq Ft
  • 0.49 Ac.
Welcome to an incredible piece of art and a rare find. This two story historical beauty sits on a well landscaped 1/2 acre corner lot within close proximity to both the elementary and middle schools, as well as nearby parks. You are only a few blocks away from enjoying the year round festivities at Point Park, the Public Library, and the quaint shops downtown. This home is an entertainer's dream with over 2000+ square feet of living space on both the first and second floors. Almost every room in this charming home measures over 15' x 15' making the possibilities for customizing your dream home practically endless. The ceilings are up to 11 foot, The stunning original hardwood floors, the archways and the gorgeous chandeliers are all wonderful amenities. to appreciate. The kitchen features an abundance of cabinetry, custom butlers pantry, built in corner cabinet and stainless steel appliances that will remain. The gorgeous family room with floor to ceiling Palladian windows invite the great outdoors inside. The huge closets, storage space and built-ins are hard to find in a home of this age. Part of this homes historical charm is the carriage house that once provided a space for horses and carriages to pass through. Both the carriage house and the 2 car garage have electricity. Relax on the expansive front porch while appreciating the beautiful neighborhood with mature trees. This home has been in the same family for over 33 years. Now's the time to make it Yours! Schedule your showing today.
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Jane Roberts, United Real Estate Louisville :: Office: (502) 509-4498 / Cell: (502) 296-5263

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1 year ago

This house is fun! It likely predates 1870; it appears to have been built as a Greek Revival sometime roughly around 1850. Surviving Greek Revival features include the pilastered entry entablature with sidelights, interior door/window casings with pediments, staircase newel (balustrade has been replaced with a solid panel), and mantelpieces. The house appears to have been given a mansard roof c. 1880 as well as many later subsequent updates and additions. It’s already got a lot of character as-is; the right vision could knock this out of the ballpark.

KC in TC
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1 year ago

yes, but maybe the balustrade is encased in sheetrock or paneling? I have seen that in a number of houses (including my own) here in Northeast. Easy to uncover and regain the elegance an airiness.

Reply to  KC in TC | 257 comments
1 year ago

I was just gonna say that. That needs to be undone. I am also from the North East and don’t know if that was some weird trend or not but I would love to be the one to rip it off. I just hope that they didn’t cut off the details of the sides of the steps to create a flat surface. That happens sometimes.

Reply to  M J G | 5987 comments
1 year ago

Or the railing spindles damaged or missing!

Reply to  JDmiddleson | 5230 comments
1 year ago

Could be too. I have found that they usually leave them in place in this situation as it creates a support for the wall. Although we don’t get a clear enough picture here to really study. Would be a shame.

John Shiflet
1 year ago

Architectural Observer, I totally agree with your “observations” regarding the likely date of construction for this house. As we know, stylistic updates and upgrades were common in the 19th century. In the case of this house, I would not advocate anyone trying to take it back to 1850 or, take it back to the 1870’s, but simply enjoy the house for what it is. It’s a real piece of history and an uncommon example of a later alteration to the Second Empire style. I do wonder when the cupola was added? Nice house, all things considered.

Reply to  John Shiflet | 6578 comments
1 year ago

Though I do agree on most parts of what you say, I’m really bugged by the boxy early turn of the century front porch with its huge brick square columns. It affects the proportions of the house to me in a negative way. So maybe if nothing else, I’d remove that and bring it back to one of the 19th century styles.

1 year ago

Houses built pre-Civil War period always pique my interest. At first glance at the date, I thought how interesting it was built so soon after the war, but one never knows the business of the original builder & whether they profited well during that time. I Google mapped the location which is more northern Kentucky. So appreciative of the 2 knowledgeable comments above, those are the type of comments that I most enjoy- thanks AO & JS!

1 year ago

I too thought this looks like a Greek Revival on the inside. Did anyone else notice the chimney tops nice touch.I would think the stair rail would be an easy fix?

Reply to  David | 660 comments
1 year ago

Only easy if they simply covered over everything. I hope they didn’t chop off the riser ends and other details to create a flat surface for the sheetrock.

1 year ago

Definitely, that porch would have to be removed and reworked to attract rather than detract from the nice lines of this house. It is a nice comfy porch and some may like it as is, I just would prefer more in keeping with the original style. I, too, would open up the stairway wall and uncover the balustrades or replace. I’ve done a bit of carpentry myself in previous houses so if they have cut off the riser ends that is an easy fix with some wood, stain, nails, sander and if necessary putty. Just a little more time added to the job. This house could be a street stopper given it’s location on a corner lot and it’s style. I would like to see the brick surrounding the front porch around the landscaping removed and do more curvature low lying plantings.

Carrollton is almost dead center between Louisville and Cincinnati, an hour each way so you could commute, hop to the big city for culture and arts and then return to your sleepy, small town life and go fish in either the KY or Ohio River. Great location.

Reply to  snoochie | 354 comments
1 year ago

Good to know. I’ll be giving you a call when I need some carpentry done 😉

1 year ago

The dormers and chimneys on this house scream:

When too much is never enough…You Need More. This house certainly delivers.

1 year ago

OMG – agent! You are my most favorite agent ever! You know you have the right agent representing your antique home when they go to lengths to feature it’s rad little lantern and air shaft. Soooo cool! That’s prime 19th century (a/c) ventilation right chere. A chimney for hot summer air rising up through the house and drawing cool night air in through windows and transoms. Genius. Clipped! I’m pretty sure the two pulleys used for the ropes which opened and closed the windows can still be seen up there. You bet your ___ they’d be operable again if I was living there. Heheheh.
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1 year ago

I made an offer on this house today! It looks as stunning in person as it does in the pictures.

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