Seller represented by:
DAVID DAY with David Day Real Estate

1405 Highland Ave Louisville, KY 40204
  • For Sale
  • Single Family

1405 Highland Ave Louisville, KY 40204 Get directions

$398,888 $161/Sq. ft.
5 Beds 2 Baths 1 Partial Bath 2,478 Sq. ft. 3,920 Sq. ft. Lot
  • Stylecolonial_revival
  • Age 121 Years
  • MLS# 1594132
  • Listed 1 Month 1 Day Ago


Live, work, and play in this gorgeous turn of the century three story brick Victorian in Louisville's most heralded neighborhood--the Highlands. Highland Avenue is the most famous street and neighborhood in Louisville: It's an iconic place celebrated around the world: 1405 Highland Ave is not just a home, but also a lifestyle in a highly sought after neighborhood location with soaring values. This home is a great renovation and with modernized appliances: Two full baths and a half bath on the ground floor; four and 5 bedrooms; lots of storage space in the cellar and third floor behind the two updated bedrooms/offices; spectacular primary bath with a Jacuzzi that overlooks your private garden. Please check out this wonderful video of 1405 Highland Avenue: your imagination run wild with all the possible purposes of various roomsoffices, guest rooms, music room, library and even for one week a $10, 000 Kentucky Derby House rental. Nirvana at half the price. This amazing home was rehabbed in 2006 by the previous owners and updated again by one of the country's leading historic preservation expert and book author Professor John Hans Gilderbloom from 2016 to 2021 using exhaustive search methods to find missing pieces of craftsmanship. The home included (2) heating systems include one new HVAC (1) system, plumbing, electric, the two and half bathroom upgrades, updating a modern kitchen with appliances; adding closets, windows, and air to two third floor rooms along with a storage area; taking an unused dilapidated Mud room with new flooring, which now become the 5 bedroom and it's on the grround floor plus energy efficiencies were added as well.The ground floor living areas are a craftsman's dream with beautiful refinished inlaid floors throughout. The foyer, living room, and dining room have gorgeous parquet floors. This floor has three amazing grand fireplaces with uniquely beautiful historical details. The fireplace in the dining room has a working gas hearth. The updated kitchen includes new tile flooring with stainless steel GE profile appliances and craft made cabinets windows on two sides. The former mud room has been newly renovated and would be a good place for a music room! It has also been used as a guest bedroom for a legal Airbnb. This room is also the entrance to the cellar with shelves and tables.This classic Victorian also has a two room stand up cellar with entrance from the first floor back room.The entire front of the house has been painted with chromatic colors based on the owner's book: Chromatic Homes: The Joy of Color in Historic Places. The freshly painted front of the home's massive covered porch with swing and wine/cheese table is perfect for people and dog watching.. The second floor offers three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The primary bedroom has natural light coming in from the North and South ends with another cast iron fireplace! The master bath called one of the prettiest in Kentucky with marble flooring, double sinks, a two person Jacuzzi tub and a separate stand-up glass enclosed shower. The second bedroom is large, it has floor to wall custom shelves perfect for your library, and a craftsman fireplace. The house also provides a porch area on the North that could be finished or enclosed in glass to extend the square footage of the bedroom plus a small closet. The third bedroom with wrap around custom shelves with barn door custom historic wood panel doors on the closet and can also be converted to a office as well. . On the third floor, the owner has added adding closets, windows, and air to two third floor rooms with historic details tastefully done. It has been used in the past as a bedroom (s) Enjoy the beautiful outdoors in your privately fenced back yard; where there is room enough for badminton, croquet, volleyball or simply entertaining. Or build your own swimming pool. The backyard has private alley access from either Edward Street or from the public alley of Jefferson Traditional School

  • Seller represented by:
  • REALTOR ® DAVID DAY with David Day Real Estate



  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bedrooms On Upper Level: 0 0
  • Bedrooms On Level 2: 3.0
  • Bedroom 1 Dimensions: 8.5 x 12.8
  • Bedroom 2 Dimensions: 13.2 x 15
  • Bedroom 3 Dimensions: 16.6 x 11.5
  • Master Bedroom Level: Second

Other Rooms

  • Total Rooms: 9
  • Basement Features: Cellar
  • Entry Foyer Level: First
  • Family Room Level: Third
  • Living Room Level: First
  • Mud Room Level: First
  • Office/Study Room Level: Third


  • Total Bathrooms: 3.00
  • Full Bathrooms: 2
  • 1/2 Bathrooms: 1
  • Bathroom 1 Dimensions: 6 x 10.8
  • Master Bathroom Level: Second

Heating and Cooling

  • Heating Features: Central Air, Forced Air Heat, Gas Heat
  • Number of Fireplaces: 4

Kitchen and Dining

  • Dining Room Level: First
  • Kitchen Level: First
  • 2nd Kitchen Dimensions: 17.8 x 14.2

Exterior and Lot Features

  • Porch
  • Fencing: Full, Privacy

Land Info

  • Lot Description: Level, Sidewalk
  • Lot Size Acres: 0.09
  • Lot Size Dimensions: 128 x 33.33
  • Lot Size Square Feet: 3920

Garage and Parking

  • Parking Features: No Garage, Street

Homeowners Association

  • Association: No
  • Calculated Total Monthly Association Fees: 0

School Information

  • School District: Jefferson

Other Property Info

  • Source Listing Status: Active
  • County: Jefferson
  • Directions: Between Baxter Ave and Barret Ave on the North side of the street
  • Source Property Type: Single Family Residence
  • Area: 02-Butchertwn/Hghlnds/Germantwn
  • Source Neighborhood: ORIGINAL HIGHLANDS
  • Source System Name: C2C

Building and Construction

  • Total Square Feet Living: 2478.00
  • Year Built: 1900
  • Above Grade Finished Area: 2166
  • Below Grade Unfinished Area: 180.00
  • Construction Materials: Brick
  • Property Age: 121
  • Roof: Shingle
  • House Style: Traditional
  • Total Unfinished Area: 180


  • Electricity Connected, Fuel:Natural, Public Sewer, Public Water

Nearby Schools

Rating School Grades Distance
2 Shelby Traditional Academy School PK-5 1.4 mi
7 Jefferson County Traditional Middle School 6-8 0.1 mi
1 Waggener High School 9-12 4.9 mi
8 Audubon Traditional Elementary School K-5 2.1 mi
4 Meyzeek Middle School 6-8 1.1 mi
NA Louisville Collegiate Private School PK-12 0.9 mi

School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Maponics, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.

Property History for 1405 Highland Ave

Property Tax

Property Price

Date Event Price Price / Sq ft Source
2021-08-18 Listed $398,888 $160 Louisville
2021-07-21 Listing removed $0 Louisville
2021-07-15 Price Changed $424,888 $171 Louisville
2021-07-07 Listed $448,888 $181 Louisville
2020-08-04 Listing removed $0 Louisville
2020-07-03 Price Changed $500,000 $201 Louisville
2020-04-30 Price Changed $399,898 $161 Louisville
2020-03-11 Listed $419,888 $169 Louisville
2019-11-11 Listing removed $0 Louisville
2019-10-25 Listed $429,898 $173 Louisville
2019-09-21 Listing removed $0 Louisville
2019-08-05 Price Changed $429,898 $173 Louisville
2019-06-12 Price Changed $438,888 $177 Louisville
2019-05-08 Price Changed $449,500 $181 Louisville
2019-04-11 Price Changed $469,000 $189 Louisville
2019-03-08 Listed $479,000 $193 Louisville
2016-06-29 Sold - - Public Record
2016-06-28 Listing removed $349,900 $134 Louisville
2016-05-25 Relisted $349,900 $134 Louisville
2015-07-28 Listing removed $349,900 $134 Louisville
2015-07-20 Price Changed $349,900 $134 Louisville
2015-07-13 Listed $359,900 $138 Louisville

The price and tax history data is obtained from public records and/or MLS feeds from local jurisdiction. Contact your REALTOR® directly in order to obtain the most up-to-date information available.