It’s that time again! Each year I track the most expensive homes in Louisville Kentucky. These are homes that are sold, not houses that have stayed with their current owners. If that were the case, it’d be the same homes each time and that’s no fun.
Last year we saw properties from the $1.32 million house on Belknap Beach Road all the way up to the 170-acre tract of land that sold for $2,150,000. I’m wondering if we should include land in our survey. What do you think? No? Okay, sounds good.
Going forward, no land, only the cream of the crop, the most expensive houses… wait, what about condos? I mean, if one of these penthouse apartments in Waterfront Park Place or The George sold for more than a million, we’d want to see that, right? Yes? Great! I love that we’re all on the same page.
To start, let’s see how many million-dollar homes sold in 2017. The answer might surprise you. According to the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors MLS, there were 68 homes that sold for $1m or more! That’s big. In 2016, that number was just 37. Wow, what a jump.
32 of the 68 were under $1.2 million but still. That’s a lot of unbelievable homes trading hands during the past 12 months.
Most Expensive Homes in Louisville Kentucky
But we’re interested in the most expensive homes that sold in Louisville. Full disclosure, our MLS covers areas outside of what’s technically considered Louisville but let’s pretend that’s not true. *wink*
Now, we’re going to count down the Top 10 Most Expensive Homes in our yearly results.
#10: 2631 Bushwood Road, Anchorage KY 40223
First up, this lovely mansion is located in Anchorage Kentucky. With almost 10,000 square feet of finished space, this one is large. But that’s not it, it also comes with 2.25 acres in a wonderful location. It sold for $1,625,000 in June after previously selling just four years earlier. More Photos »
#8 (tie): 3889 Lagrange Road, Shelbyville KY 40065
This gem in Shelby County has 107 acres. 107!?! When you factor in all that land, maybe $1,900,000 was a bargain! Known as Lismore Farm, this property boasts everything you need to run a successful horse business. Barns? Check. Pastures? Check. Beautiful lake? Double check! This farm has it all! More Photos »
#8 (tie): 3611 Glenview Avenue, Glenview KY 40025
Also selling for $1,900,000 in 2017 is this fabulous English cottage-style home located in Glenview. Tastefully updated with the help of local architect Timothy Winters from its 1934 beginnings, there’s a lot to like about this luxurious home. Multiple master bedroom suites and gorgeous park-like views with more than 6,000 finished square feet above grade are just a few of this property’s amazing features. More Photos »
#7: 207 Mockingbird Gardens Drive, Louisville KY 40207
It may look like this home was built during the previous turn of the century but in truth, construction was completed in 1999. Located in Mockingbird Gardens, this expansive mansion has some truly grand features all crafted with care. When this home exchanged hands for $1,925,000 in December, it was more than half a million dollars less than when it sold previously. And who says you can’t find a great deal in this market? More Photos »
#6: 6713 Elmcroft Circle, Louisville KY 40241
Our #6 place finisher just squeaked under the $2 million dollar mark selling for $1,975,000. Located in exclusive Elmcroft, there were no expenses held back on this freshly finished piece of new construction. Close to 10,000 total finished square feet, this home is large, even if by looking at the photos, it doesn’t seem like it. Pretty much every upgrade conceivable was included in this luxurious Louisville home. More Photos »
#5: 5716 Harrods Glen Drive, Louisville KY 40059
Sadly, there aren’t any other photos of this amazing home in Harrod’s Glen. The listing was only added to the MLS for record-keeping purposes as it wasn’t an active listing for more than a minute. Even still, we do know this property sold for $2,039,500 on 2/28/17. If you’d check and see if there are any current active listings in Harrod’s Glen which is home to some of Louisville’s best, high-end new construction.
#4: 214 Mockingbird Gardens Drive, Louisville KY 40207
This home was once owned by a famous basketball coach. Care to venture a guess? Purchased from the departed celebrity in 2013, these owners only lived here for four years before selling it for $2,100,000 last June. Another great home in Mockingbird Gardens, here you can see the incredible outdoor space, complete with a pool and pool house. More Photos »
#3: 15528 Aiken Road, Louisville KY 40245
Looking for some land with breathing space? This 70-acre estate has a lot to love! Scenic vistas abound with multiple lakes and frontage on Floyd’s Fork. It doesn’t get any prettier than this. This much land inside Jefferson County is highly valuable. In fact, the current market value puts that mark at $2,250,000 per its last sale. More Photos »
#2: 411 Paddock Lane, Simpsonville KY 40067
How beautiful is this view?! Now that we’re out in Simpsonville, we can get even more land for the money. How do 154 acres, a recently built timber house, horse pastures and barns, lakes, and a pool sound? This outstanding property was sold for $2.5 million last January. More Photos »
#1: 1351 Stone Lane, Goshen KY 40026
Now we’re up to the #1 most expensive home sold in Louisville during the past year. Drumroll, please… tada!
Here we see a marvelous country home resting on 259 acres in Goshen, Kentucky. Another incredible horse farm, this property has it all. And it should for $5 million, right? Feel free to geek because this is awesome. The home was built in 2002 and it is amazing but the real story is this adorable countryside. Time to start saving my dollars! More Photos »
There you have my Most Expensive Homes in Louisville article for 2017. Be sure to check back often as I’ll be writing more about the wonderful world of Louisville real estate.