Welcome to Woodbourne Manor! Originally built in 1897 by the Axton's and later purchased by the Reynolds, this estate has a long illustrious history and is filled with character, as is evident by its display of perfectly preserved millwork and plaster moldings. The estate is situated on roughly 2+ acres setback off of Woodbourne Ave giving it privacy that few properties in the area enjoy. Some of the key features of this estate include: a heated pool, a tennis court, a whole house generator, two laundry rooms, a wet bar modeled after the Louisville Palace, a 3rd floor bonus room, and a two car garage. As you make your way up the treelined circular driveway, you feel transported out of the Highlands and onto a lavish Mediterranean estate surrounded by meticulously maintained landscaping. The landscaping itself has stunning custom lighting along with a complete irrigation system. Upon entering the grand and spacious foyer, you'll immediately notice the towering 16ft ceilings and original hardwood floors that stretch throughout the estate. Both sidelights surrounding the front door flood the entrance with warm natural light. Straight ahead is the elegant turned central staircase flanked by the grand living and dining rooms - both complete with exquisite crown moldings and original working pocket doors. The living room has a large central fireplace with elegant alcoves and lead glass windows on either side. The central seating area is flanked by an impressive library/study to the left and a charming piano/music area to the right. Across the hall is the sizable dining room that currently fits a 14ft long table and seating capacity for 14. Each corner of the room has original custom-built recessed China cabinets for plenty of extra storage. Just past the dining room is a half bath/laundry room, a wet bar, the kitchen, and a sizable great room. The wet bar features a striking replica of the Louisville Palace that pays homage to the owner and his masterful renovation of this iconic Louisville landmark. This bar also contains a wine cooler, refrigerator, and plenty of counter space. Across from the bar is a sitting area with a fireplace and the spacious custom kitchen that was renovated in 2008 to provide more cooking and leisure space. The kitchen contains beautiful custom cabinetry, two convection ovens, one large refrigerator, two small pocket refrigerators, a pot filler above the gas stove, and beautiful granite countertops. Beyond the kitchen you'll pass through a lovely brick archway and make your way to the great room (also added in 2008-2010) that boasts coffered ceilings, a central wood burning fireplace, two sets of French doors to access the covered porch, and arched picture windows overlooking the rear pool and yard. The second floor can be conveniently accessed via two separate staircases. Up here you'll find the primary bedroom suite which was remodeled years ago and incorporate two of the surrounding rooms to provide a larger bathroom suite and closet space. The primary bedroom has its own sitting area and fireplace along with a dedicated closet space off to the left. The bathroom also has its own fireplace, a soaker tub, a steam shower, and yet another expansive closet. Down the hall you'll find one bedroom suite, two additional bedrooms, a full hall bath, one half bath, and a laundry room. Lastly, the third floor/ bonus room is currently used as a gym but was originally used as a dance hall upon its inception. Ample storage space can be found down on the lower level of the home. The highly coveted rear porch and patio afford multiple seating areas, a grill center, and sweeping views of the pool and luscious yard. The pool is lighted, heated, and has 3 fountains making it perfect for entertaining year-round. The cabana just beyond the pool contains a bar, half bath/changing room, a storage area, and heated room for the pool pump and mechanics. Other items of note: the house has gutter guards, all chimneys have been recently tuck-pointed and their caps replaced, there are two water heaters, and there is surround sound supplied to not only the entire 1st floor, but the porch and pool areas as well. For all other questions please contact the listing agents.
Courtesy of Kentucky Select Properties, John Stough,
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