Historic retreat with unsurpassed finishes and attention to detail. Privately nestled off Lexington Ave in St Matthews, this meticulously maintained home boasts the integrity of this circa 1860 Italianate/Greek Revival.
The original home was built between 1860-1864 and featured in the book "Crescent Hill Revisited" by Sam Thomas. Legend has it that the home was once used as the toll collector house for the Shelbyville turnpike.
The spacious kitchen features custom inset cherry cabinetry, Dacor convection gas range, GE Monogram refrigerator, and granite counter tops. The exposed brick in the kitchen is flanked by a large window and a decorative glass door providing natural light that flows throughout the room.
Timeless oak hardwood floors welcome you into the grand entry hall which flows into large rooms with 12 foot ceilings, original doors, and windows.
The exquisite, original fireplaces and refinished woodwork highlight the rooms and provide charm that is reflective of this era.
With a formal dining and living rooms, expansive front porch, side veranda and family room with full bar area, this home was made for entertaining!
In 2004 the owner stripped multiple layers of paint to regain the original 1890's woodwork.
Living is easy in 7 Bedrooms (optional first floor Master), 5 full Baths plus 2 half baths. Second Floor features large laundry room and 2 custom built walk-in closets.
The attic has a water reservoir that function as a cistern/holding tank before city water was available. Coal shoot doors and pit still exist in the rathskellar portion of the basement, which would have been use to heat the home through the fireplaces.
Additional potential with 2 apartment suites, for extended family/guests, both with private/separate entrances. PLUS 8 car covered garage.
The kitchen door leads to a multi-level sun porch with a hot tub, granite bar, and ample space for entertaining outdoors.