Historic Highlands estate built by the Speed family is up for sale

The Cold Spring estate is still on the market for nearly $5 million.

Modern home with floor-to-ceiling windows surrounded by pine trees.

The Cold Spring estate is located on Sulgrave Road off of Speed Avenue behind a gated entrance.

Photo by Kentucky Select Properties

We’ve all seen houses with sunrooms on the market, but an estate with a custom curved-glass solarium? Now that only happens once in a blue moon.

Also referred to as a conservatory, a solarium is a room designed with glass for the purpose of providing immersive views of its surroundings — and in the case of the recently listed Cold Spring estate, the immediate views are the wooded acres across from Cherokee Park.

A poured concrete rotunda with glass windows

The custom curved-glass curtain wall of the solarium encases a poured concrete rotunda.

Photo by Kentucky Select Properties

The historic property, built by members of the prominent Speed family in 1867, has hit the market for $4.995 million. While the main house has undergone an extensive renovation to bring it into modern times, including all-new electrical and plumbing systems, the rest is still unwritten — just like that one Natasha Bedingfield song.

The 6.71 acres of the Highlands estate include the main, unfinished four-bedroom house, a renovated carriage house, and mature parterre gardens. Here’s a closer at each house.

Colonial-style wallpaper part of an unfinished room with a fireplace.

The estate was originally listed in April at $5.25 million.

Photo by Kentucky Select Properties

The main house, 1867

  • Original 12-ft ceilings, carved wood and marble mantels, turned, green-carpet staircase
  • Working fireplace c. 1911
  • Four bedrooms, four full baths + three half baths
  • 13,273 sqft across two levels
  • Concrete rotunda
  • New Zeluck windows, a roof, insulation, and geothermal heating and cooling
  • Equipped for elevator
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The carriage house was complete renovated in 2018.

Photo by Kentucky Select Properties

French Provincial-style carriage house, 1911

  • Catering kitchen + full kitchen upstairs
  • Three-car garage
  • Imported pine floors
  • Two bedrooms, three baths
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows

Interested in seeing the historic allure of the Cold Spring estate for yourself? Schedule a tour.

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