1508 Cherokee Road
Beautiful new listing in Louisville's Highlands next to Cherokee Park! Give us a call to schedule your private showing for 1508 Cherokee Road.
"This gracious home has stood sentry over Olmsted's Cherokee Park for the last 95 years, and was built like a fortress to withstand the next century with ease! The exquisite Italianate design was home to prominent attorney James R. Duffin (law partner of Augustus E. Wilson, who later became governor of Kentucky) and still holds a prestigious vantage point overlooking the park in the heart of the Highlands. Chosen as the site for the 1997 Bellarmine University Show House, the grandeur and skilled craftsmanship of the era are still very much in evidence in the large scale high-ceiling rooms, deep millwork, walnut parquet floors and magnificent hardware. The grand front to back salon boasts an Italian carved limestone maidenhead mantle, and there are lovely arched French doors opening to the limestone front piazza for alfresco entertaining. Numerous updates have made it livable and workable for today's lifestyle, yet the original aura of days gone by has been retained. Surrounded by a walled courtyard featuring a koi pond and babbling stream, it is surrounded by an area of small park lawn with views of Cherokee Park. Come enjoy living in one of the Highlands gems which embodies the best of life in Louisville!"