Property Type:Single Family
On Site:48 Days
Lot Size:108,900 Sq. Ft.
PRICE REDUCTION. Seller says bring us an offer! Perched high atop a hill, overlooking the skyline and river, sits a home affectionately named Dream Acre by its famed, former owner, Jennie C. Benedict. A renown Louisville chef, caterer, and author, perhaps she is known to most today for the Benedictine sandwich she invented that has become a staple of Derby parties, as ubiquitous as the mint julep. In her autobiographical book The Road to Dream Acre, this house features prominently and indeed the book is titled after it. This spacious abode, listed here with 2.5 ACRES, has been renovated for the most part in the last few years. List of updates include new electric, new plumbing, new zoned HVAC and two mini split units on top floor, mostly new windows, new trim and crown moulding, opened walls, added new baths,
gutted and remodeled existing baths, moved and updated kitchen to its current location, and much more.
As you walk in, you are greeted by a welcoming, enlarged foyer, and reworked staircase, surrounded by the dining room and living room on either side. Hardwood floors were refinished, but kept original where possible as the owner wanted to maintain the charm of yesteryear they exude. Former kitchen was converted into a family room with an entertainment center, while new kitchen is bathed in natural light, and is packed with high end updates. Floor to ceiling cabinetry, large island, granite counters, beautiful accented tile backsplash, stainless appliances, new lighting fixtures, etc. Old sun room floor was raised to create a seamless transition from the kitchen to the enormous wall of windows. A powder room and small mud room round out the main floor.
Second floor features a large primary bedroom with an ensuite, fully remodeled bathroom featuring high end finishes with a stand alone tub, separate shower, and a double vanity. Two more bedrooms, a full bath, play area and a convenient laundry room are also situated on the second floor. Third floor has a full bath, and another two large bedrooms with their own mini split systems to achieve that Goldilocks temperature.
Basement area has been recently finished with drywall, new carpet, office, kitchen, bath, storage area, and garage storage area under balcony/patio. Storage area is underutilized, but has a walkout door, and a wall of windows overlooking the privacy of your backyard and and another patio.
A property poems were written about, here is your chance to own this storied home, and the land surrounding it (5 vacant lots).
At over 2.5 acres, IN THE CITY, chances like this rarely present themselves anymore. Enjoy Thunder Over Louisville from your own sprawling estate, or build several homes on the separately platted and taxed lots. Opportunities are endless at Dream Acre.