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MLS#: 1545375

1256 S 3rd

Louisville, KY 40203


1900Year Built

Welcome home to this magnificent circa 1884 Renaissance Revival mansion situated on a corner lot on Millionaires Row in Historic Old Louisville offering 6100+ Sq. Ft. of living space plus an additional 2400 Sq. Ft. in the unfinished basement with tons of storage. The front yard has ever green hedges and an antique 3-tiered fountain that's surrounded by a rose garden. This property offers the use of both Commercial & Residential Zoning and was previously used as office space. In 2015 to 2017 the first floor was renovated into a luxurious 2400 Sq. Ft., 2 Bedroom flat with private side entry which opens to a private foyer.To the right of the foyer is the elegant formal living room with curved plaster crown molding, picture rail and a brass and crystal chandelier and to the left is the original formal dining room which is currently being used as a sitting room with a beautiful brass chandelier, both with original fireplace mantles. There is a gorgeous custom kitchen with breakfast bar, featuring quartz counter tops, tile back splash and floors, stainless appliances, pressed tin ceiling & cream-colored cabinetry. The kitchen opens to the dining room with vintage fireplace mantle mounted to the original over-sized cooking fireplace. The dining room and hallway feature period built-in cabinetry providing lots of extra storage. The full bath on this floor offers stack washer and dryer, mosaic tile floors, a ceramic surround tub/shower combination, a large vanity and linen cabinet. The open kitchen, dining area opens to the rear patio and 2 off-street parking spaces. This floor offers 13' soaring ceilings, hardwood & carpeted floor coverings, 10' doors, ceiling medallions, stained glass and heavy thick baseboards. The main front door entrance off of 3rd St. opens to the original entry foyer with double glass pane doors with arched transom, oak hardwood floors, heavy crown molding and vintage lighting fixture leads to the French doors which open to the original center staircase leading to the 2nd & 3rd floor townhouse style unit which boasts 3700 Sq. Ft. of living space. The sweeping turned staircase rises to the 2nd floor foyer area. This floor offers a formal living room with oak hardwood flooring, curved crown molding and an incredible marble fireplace mantle. Off the foyer area is a huge walk-in closet with fireplace mantle & large front window for natural light. Down the hallway are 2 nice sized bedrooms (1 currently being used as home office) each with closets, original fireplace mantles and curved crown molding. On down the hall you will find the luxurious 2018 renovated marble bath featuring a walk-in shower with faux tile marble flooring, marble surround and a linen closet. The floors are marble and the white vanity has a marble top. Across the hall is the large laundry room with auxiliary sink and dishwasher, closet and full-size washer and dryer. At the rear of this floor is the newly renovated open concept kitchen dining room with yet another fireplace mantle and random width heart of pine flooring. The 2017 renovated kitchen boasts white cabinetry (some with glass front doors), black granite counters, a center island with breakfast bar, subway tile back splash, stainless appliances, built in microwave, built-in TV and an under mount stainless steel double sink. You will love entertaining in the deluxe space. There is a rear exterior staircase from this area down to the parking area. On up the grand staircase with curved balustrade and over-sized skylight to the 3rd floor where you will find 2 additional bedrooms (1 with heart of pine flooring, 1 with oak flooring) and another full bath. The magnificent front BR is currently being used as a library/office and boasts pressed tin ceilings, curved crown molding, extremely tall built-in book shelves with rolling library ladder on one side and book cases & display shelves on the other side. The triple windows across the front offer 2 custom & private window seats resembling ancient thrones. Due to its size, this room has and independent mini-split HVAC system. The auxiliary bedroom on this floor has a corner closet, another window seat & vintage mantle. The bath on this floor has black & white square mosaic tile floor, built in chest of drawers, tub shower combination and a pedestal sink. There is also a large storage room on this level that houses the HVAC system for the 2nd and 3rd floors. The upper floors have 12' ceilings. The first floor has potential rental income of around $1750 per month and could make a fabulous Air Bed and Breakfast with proper permitting & licensure. Each unit is metered separately for gas and electric. Average LGE for 1st floor $150/mo. and 2nd/3rd Floor is $320. Louisville Water Co. Average is $320 every 2 months.

Essential Information

  • MLS® #1545375
  • Price$650,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Bathrooms3.00
  • Full Baths3
  • Square Footage6,100
  • Year Built1900
  • TypeMultifamily
  • Sub-TypeDuplex
  • StatusActive

Community Information


Dtown/Old Louisville/Shively/West Lou


  • Parking Spaces2


City Water, Electric, Fuel:Natural, City Sewer


  • Exterior FeaturesPorch
  • Lot DescriptionCorner, Sidewalk
  • RoofAsphalt Shingle, Slate
  • ConstructionFrame/Wood, Brick, Stone

Listing Details

  • OfficeRE/MAX 100

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Listing information last updated on November 22nd, 2019 at 7:30pm EST.