You’ve heard about its elegance and grace; you’ve heard about its Springtime Soiree; and If you’ve ever taken a stroll on Spring Drive in the Highlands, you’ve witnessed its unparalleled charisma. It’s one of those Louisville addresses that people dream about. 1679 Spring Drive is everything I have just described and so much more. This isn’t a typical home on a typical street. This is real estate and art, and it’s a perfect portrait of the beauty that can be found in the Highlands.
On the edge of Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Cherokee Park where Spring Drive meets Cherokee Rd, 1679 Spring Drive sits perched on a hill looking out over the vast 400 acres of peaceful, wooded paradise right in the middle of the city. The views from each level of this 1920’s Colonial are unmatched in every way. Simply walking out your front door allows you immediate access to Cherokee Park, or walk up the street to enjoy the best of Bardstown Road restaurants and shopping. Having these two different worlds at your fingertips is what creates such a demand for this location. And when you combine convenience, beauty, history, and uniqueness, the result is prime real estate.
As you step off the brick terrace into the stunning center hall entryway, the details in this home begin to show themselves to you in a very artistic fashion. The rich chocolate stain of the hardwood beneath your feet contrasting boldly against the pristine white woodwork provides a most classic scene. Pay close attention to the custom mill work and the use of built-ins. Notice multiple sets of French doors leading to various terraces extending the living space, and casting dramatic light throughout the first floor. Nothing in this home was done by accident. As an artist has a vision with a blank canvas and a palette, so this home was painstakingly restored from blank to brilliant.
1679 Spring Drive is not just located in the Highlands, it exudes Highlands charm and demonstrates some of the classic beauty that you can find around the neighborhood. Meticulous woodwork, theatrical archways, and stout brick and iron work are all main features of some of the best homes in the Highlands. Add an amazing terraced garden with a private salt water pool and spaces for entertaining that will blow your mind, and you have the total prize.
2.5 Story Historic Brick Center Hall Colonial
Built in 1922
Completely Renovated (credits below)
4,000 Square Feet of Finished Living Space
Steps to Cherokee Park
Peaceful and Private Rear Gardens
Salt Water Swimming Pool
Spectacular Terraces for Entertaining
Indoor / Outdoor Living
Detached Two-Car Garage
Jeff Skelton, Landscape Designer: Otte Landscape and Design Group
Bittners: David Schneider, renovation | Amy Cimba, Interior Design Consultant
Architectural Salvage: Provence cote d’Azur Garden Gates
Clearwater Pools & Spas, Inc.
Accutemp Heating and Cooling Systems: Doug Dorsey
Tom Lutz, Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer, Just 4 You, LLC
Willis Klein Showrooms: Leigh Brown, Consultant
Milers Fancy Bath and Kitchen: Brenda Scott, Designer
The Trend Appliances
Fetzer for the Home
Whitehouse Residential Painting
Bella Stone Designs
Iron Touch, LLC: Sherman Blankenship