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MLS#: 1544040

1438 S 1st St

Louisville, KY 40208


1902Year Built

This circa 1900 solid brick home has been lovingly and thoughtfully renovated and restored to its original grandeur with all the amenities and luxuries you have come to appreciate in the 21st Century. Stunning decor throughout its 3239 Sq. Ft. of living space offering 4 bedrooms (2 of which are full ensuites) and 3 full and one-half baths. Extensive landscaping welcomes you from the street with numerous perennials, bulbs and evergreens. The inviting front porch boasts Rookwood tile accents and new molding around the front door which leads into the entry foyer with custom stained motif oak floors (resembling inlays) & entry closet. You are going to love the open design of the 1st floor with the expansive space that the formal living& dining rooms along with the kitchen offers, which makes for impeccable entertaining. The front room had an antique fireplace mantel installed with custom Rookwood tile surround that's simply stunning along with a gorgeous 24 carat gold gilded chandelier to match the medallion and crown molding gilding in this room. The kitchen features custom restored cabinets that have been painted in black, distressed and waxed along with center island with breakfast bar, stainless appliances, added hardwood flooring, regular and prep sinks. There is also custom new 1/2 bath tucked under the staircase for your guests. Out the rear solid mahogany and screen doors you will be amazed and enchanted with the privacy fenced yard, multi-level deck and custom free-standing pergola with solid under roof for your outdoor alfresco dining & entertaining needs even in the rain. Exquisite gardens with lush landscaping, marble fountain water feature and oversized planted urns (that can remain) create a peaceful ambiance and lead to the 2 1/2 car garage with large rear skirt for auxiliary off street parking. Back inside we will move up the rebuilt staircase to the 2nd floor which offers a beautiful home office space with eastern exposure, a rich elegant library with custom built-in bookcases that can be used as a bedroom or nursery, a great family room, a full bath, laundry room and private rear guest ensuite with full bath and Romeo & Juliet balcony w/another solid mahogany and screen door. Continuing up the staircase to the 3rd floor where you will find a front BR with 2 huge closets along with the incredible & spacious Master Ensuite that includes a private spa styled bath with jetted tub & walk-in shower, black and white mosaic tiled floor and wainscoting below the chair rail. This home exudes elegance with reconstructed vintage heavy crown molding and tall baseboards throughout, along with oak flooring and designer carpeting. The basement with outside entry will make you feel secure when tornado sirens go off and offers lots of storage space for all your holiday decorations and seasonal items.

Essential Information

  • MLS® #1544040
  • Price$450,000
  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathrooms4.00
  • Full Baths3
  • Half Baths1
  • Square Footage3,239
  • Acres0.16
  • Year Built1902
  • TypeResidential
  • Sub-TypeSingle Family Residential
  • StyleTraditional
  • StatusActive

Community Information


Dtown/Old Louisville/Shively/West Lou


  • # of Garages3


Electric, Fuel:Natural, Public Sewer, Public Water


2 1/2 Car Garage, Off-Street Parking, Detached, Entry Rear, Street


  • FireplaceYes
  • # of Fireplaces1


Central Air, Forced Air Heat, Gas Heat, Heat Pump, Other


  • Exterior FeaturesDeck, Porch
  • Lot DescriptionSidewalk, Level, Storm Sewer
  • RoofShingle, Other
  • FoundationPoured Concrete

Listing Details

  • OfficeRE/MAX 100

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Listing information last updated on November 16th, 2019 at 11:30pm EST.