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Historic Louisville Sites to be Sold

In the Market for a Mansion?

by MIKE HALL, Owner/Broker/Agent


While the new bridges were under construction, there was a bit of concern about how several historic Louisville properties could be impacted. Because of that concern, officials bought the properties in question. Now that the construction on the bridges is complete, they are looking to sell.

One of the properties is known as the Drumanard Estate. It is reminiscent of Bruce Wayne’s fictional Wayne Manor from the Batman series and, while it may not have a Bat Cave underneath, it does have two tunnels thanks to the recent construction. However, the house and grounds have not been affected. There are approximately 53 acres with a guest house, a gardener’s cottage, a greenhouse and a gazebo. The house itself is about 10,000 square feet with six bedrooms and eight bathrooms. It also has nine fireplaces, but who’s counting? The state bought the property in 2012 for $8.3 million but rumor has it they are entertaining offers as low as $3.5 million for the property. Talk about a steal!

If you think the Drumanard Estate is just a little too much house for you, how about the property known as Rosewell? Located at 6900 Transylvania Avenue in Prospect, this house sits on just under six...

Football or Soccer?

Whatever You Call It, It’s Coming to Butchertown

by MIKE HALL, Owner/Broker/Agent

Soccer Field

The Butchertown neighborhood will soon be home to Louisville’s first soccer stadium as part of a $200 million-dollar development.

The development will be anchored by the stadium which will host the Louisville City Football Club. At the intersection of Cable and Adam streets, there is an underused piece of land that Mayor Greg Fischer hopes will be a vibrant addition to the Butchertown neighborhood.  

Pending Council approval, the city will also work with the Louisville City FC on an application for the tax increment financing (TIF), or tax district for the project. LouCity Head Coach James O’Connor spoke in reference to the project saying, "I think when you look at this partnership, it's actually the best description of a partnership. The soccer team obviously gains by getting a stadium, but when you look at the re-development that's going to happen around the stadium, the gain for the community is double-ended, especially for our supporters.”

With this major development expected to be completed in 2020, getting your roots planted in the Butchertown neighborhood now would be ideal. Property values will most likely rise when the...

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