If you’re old enough to remember Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, then the name Robin Leach might mean something to you.
He’s the poor chap whose job it was to travel around the world and witness first-hand the incredible homes of the uber-rich.
That kind of excess largely does not exist here in Louisville, Kentucky, as it appears that the oceans have a magnetic pull, drawing most of the middle-American billionaires to L.A. or New York.
But it doesn’t mean we don’t have some stunning homes right here in the River City. Let’s take a look at a few luxury homes in Louisville, shall we?
From the start of 2012 until today, there have been 13 properties sold for $1 million or more.
For some, this housing recession has been an opportunity to grab equity.
There’s great variety in this list. Simply looking at the age of the home, you’ll find a 3-year-old McMansion in Lake Forest ($1,000,000) to a 73-year-old estate house in Cherokee Garden ($1,050,000). New money meets old money.
The most interesting home on the list has to be this property located on, believe it or not, Devil’s Elbow Road in Corydon ($1,060,000). Sure, the home rests in the heart of tranquility on 55 quiet acres, but from the exterior, it appears to be a somewhat run-down barn with a very nice patio. Would you pay a million dollars for this?
Few homes are as memorable as this one.
The most impressive home in the group has to be this stately mansion in Mockingbird Valley ($1,780,000). Unfortunately, we are not treated to any additional photos but simply viewing the home’s setting and exterior, we know it must be magnificent.
For comparison, there were 15 homes sold last year for over $1m.
These ranged from an 11,000-square-foot bought-up bargain in the Estates of Hunting Creek ($1,000,000) to a new construction, an English masterpiece in Harrod’s Glen ($1,665,870), where $100,000 went to Kosair Charities with its sale.