200+ historic Louisville homes are on the market
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Move into history
large historic house surrounded by trees
This Highlands home is nestled by trees in the middle of a .9-acre lot. | Photo by The Sokoler Team / RE/MAX Properties East
If owning a piece of history sounds appealing, Louisville real estate has you covered. We found 200+ houses on the market that fit the historical bill — meaning they’re at least 50 years old. Here are five of our historic faves.

Sanctuary in the Highlands, $1,395,000

Built in 1905, this five-bedroom, four-bath property features 5,700 sqft over three floors on a .9-acre lot. We love the fireplaces in the living and dining rooms + the wraparound benches in the sunroom.

Colonial beauty in Indian Hills, $999,900

Set on a half-acre lot, this four-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 1960 and includes a three-car garage. Though the interior is impressive, we’re especially fond of the spacious back porch.

Stylish downtown condo, $650,000

Who says a historic home has to be a house? This one-bedroom, two-bathroom penthouse condo is in the Mercantile Lofts, which was built in 1889. It merges old and new with sweeping views of Derby City’s skyline. We like the open-floor plan, which allows the spacious dining area to flow into the living room and built-in bar.

back deck of historic house that leads to backyard and garage

The staircase in this Clifton home is original to the property.


Photo by The Sokoler Team / RE/MAX Properties East

Cozy spot in Clifton, $535,000

Built in 1900, this four-bedroom, three-bathroom house has a two-story entry foyer + an original winding staircase and original hardwood flooring. The private backyard — complete with a deck and two-car garage — has us dreaming of summer barbecues.

Cape Cod in St. Matthews, $445,000

Arched pass-thrus and a spacious, Bedford stone sunroom are two fun features of this two-bedroom, two-bathroom home that was built in 1929. We especially adore the finished basement, with built-in shelving and a door with direct access to the backyard.
Which of these homes would you like to move into?

A. Sanctuary in the Highlands
B. Colonial beauty in Indian Hills
C. Stylish downtown condo
D. Cozy spot in Clifton
E. Cape Cod in St. Matthews
Wednesday, May 24
  • JobNewsUSA.com Louisville Job Fair | Wednesday, May 24 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Cardinal Stadium - Angel’s Envy Club, 2800 S. Floyd St., Louisville | Free | Get ready for your next career move and meet with top employers from various industries, including manufacturing, healthcare + finance.
Thursday, May 25
  • Big Bloom Stroll – In-Person Workshop | Thursday, May 25 | 6-7 p.m. | Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd., Crestwood | $30-$40 | Walk through blossoming daffodils, alliums, tulips, and hyacinths around the gardens.
Friday, May 26
  • Creatures of the Night: Froggy Night Adventure | Friday, May 26 | 8:45-11:15 p.m. | Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, 2075 Clermont Rd., Clermont | $10-$15 | Journey through Bernheim on a driving tour through sections of the forest where crepuscular and nocturnal creatures are most active.
Saturday, May 27
  • “Tokyo Stories” | Saturday, May 27-Sunday, May 28 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. 3rd St., Louisville | $8-$12 | See this film that spans 400 years of Tokyo’s art + artists.
  • Puppies & Pints | Saturday, May 27 | 1-4 p.m. | Hi-Wire Brewing Louisville, 642 Baxter Ave., Louisville | Free | Head to the taproom to play + cuddle with pups from the Kentucky Humane Society while sipping on a cold pint of your favorite brew.
Sunday, May 28
  • “The Humanity Archive” with Author Jermaine Fowler | Sunday, May 28 | 2-3 p.m. | The Frazier History Museum, 829 W. Main St., Louisville | $0-$14 | Louisville author and podcaster Jermaine Fowler will discuss and sign copies of his Black history book — which recently made the New York Times Best Sellers list.
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News Notes
Real Estate
  • PGA Tour star and Louisville native Justin Thomas is selling his house in Jupiter, FL. The $3.5 million mansion sits three miles from Tiger Woods’ home and features four bedrooms, five full and two half-bathrooms + water ramp access to the Indian River. (Insider)
  • The annual Buy Local Fair will be held on Saturday, June 10, 12-6 p.m. The fair features 100+ local businesses and is moving to the Festival Plaza at Waterfront Park this year, which means parking is free — but $5 suggested donations will be collected at the entrance.
  • Racing Louisville beat KC Current 2-0 on Saturday, May 20, gaining three consecutive wins for the first time in club history. The team’s next game is at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 27 at Lynn Family Stadium. Tickets start at $16.
  • Support Louisville’s service industry at APRON Inc.’s Happy Hour at The Biscuit Lounge on Wednesday, May 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Guests can expect cocktails, a complimentary bourbon tasting + small bites. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the nonprofit, which provides temporary, limited financial relief to professional food and beverage workers.
  • Louisville Visual Art (LVA) is inviting artists of all skill levels to practice mural painting at the LVA Free Wall (1538 Lytle St.), a space for aspiring muralists and seasoned artists to hone their craft in a safe, legal space. Interested artists just need to submit an online form to participate.
  • If you haven’t whipped out the grill yet, Memorial Day is the perfect opportunity to fire up the flames. Need some backyard barbecue inspo? Check out Kroger’s Summer Shop, complete with grilling recipes, holiday items on sale this week, and the best cookout bevs to put in the cooler.*
  • What could your $1 buy you — a camera, a boat… a house? Play the Kentucky Lottery’s Cash Ball 225 for $1 per play and win up to $225,000 daily. Bonus: You can even play online.*
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Get miscellaneous goods in Shelby Park
magazines, a plant, matches, playing cards, cologne, and a candle on a wooden table
Misc. Goods Co. offers carefully crafted leather products, playing cards, candles + cologne. | Photo by LOUtoday
What began as a Kickstarter campaign for a stylized deck of playing cards grew into a full-blown online business — and now, Misc. Goods Co. has a brick-and-mortar store.

Owned by Tyler Deeb, a freelance designer-turned-entrepreneur, Misc. Goods Co. offers a variety of products that are all united by one thing: solid design.

Tyler’s wares include handcrafted leather goods, natural deodorant, ceramic flasks, cologne, and of course, the playing cards that started it all.

The new Shelby Park shop — which underwent renovations for over a year — is set in a former shotgun house at 1133 S. Shelby St. The showroom is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The new space also includes meeting and work spaces + a packing and shipping area for the company.

Customers are welcome to shop online any time, too.
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