Louisville Real Estate Pros Present: 1700 Evergreen Rd. Anchorage KY
Situated amidst arguably the most desirable area in the Bluegrass State, this six-bedroom, three-story, 6,863 square-foot historic farmhouse makes it hard to know where to begin. Do you start by extolling its luxurious interior with warm Brazilian cherry wood floors, grand fireplaces, chef’s kitchen, and elegant bathrooms? Or do you focus on the multiple outdoor decks and screened porch overlooking its 1.6 acres complete with a babbling stream, shady old-growth trees, and just steps away from direct access to one of the top-rated walking trails in Kentucky? But you’d clearly be remiss if you didn’t start with the amazing services and entertainment the City of Anchorage has to offer, including the state’s top-rated school district, right?
We’ll try to get it to all, but simply put, this is one home you must see and experience for yourself to truly appreciate!
Pull in the stamped concrete driveway, past the immaculately landscaped front yard, and walk through an inviting front porch to a home filled with inviting archways, ornate coffered ceilings, and stone and woodwork that captures the eye. Take for example the main living room, dominated by a natural stone fireplace that invites everyone in and quickly conjures images of rolling ember-laden logs while the snow falls between the trees outside the large picture window opposite the fire.
Nearby you’ll find a kitchen suitable for any five-star chef, featuring Monogram appliances including a wide French door refrigerator and six burner gas cooktop and separate double stove. Recessed and under-cabinet lighting compliment elegant hanging fixtures just over the centerpiece of the room—an extra large island with built-in double sink and ample cabinets.
Large archways separate the kitchen and the hearth room. Classic oak cabinetry and yet another of the home’s five gas fireplaces create an inviting space. Large windows provide fantastic views of the scenery, but if that’s not enough the main level deck is just steps away. Connecting to the kitchen is a classic dining room with fascinating trim work to surround your large dining party.
On the opposite side lies the master bedroom suite, which includes yet another gas fireplace situated between four windows and a sitting area perfect for early morning coffee or late-night reading. As you would expect from a home of this magnitude there is a stunning master bathroom with a large jacuzzi tub, glass enclosed shower, and spacious his and her walk-in closets. If hauling laundry around isn’t for you, then use the washer and dryer hook up in the master closet to move your laundry closer.
The five other bedrooms, located on the second floor, also provide great amenities with the crown jewel being a master guest suite that provides its own screened porch, ensuite bathroom, large walk-in closet, and a staircase leading to its own loft. A loft which just happens to be connected to an awesome third-floor media room (hello projector room!), home office, and another full bathroom. You might not want the in-laws to see this one unless you’re OK with very lengthy stays! Then again, you might make it your own. It’s that nice.
Downstairs you’ll find another living room with plenty of windows to watch the kids in the yard and direct access to the patio. There’s also an exercise room and another half bath downstairs, but enough about the interior of the house because we end this where we started—did we mention it’s located in the heart of Anchorage?
Just steps away, beyond the wooded tree line, you’ll find the amazing Anchorage Trail, a 2.1 mile trek perfect for walking, jogging and riding with its wooded paths, cobblestone walkways, beautiful lake, outdoor amphitheater, and connecting to E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park.
But that’s far from all Anchorage has to offer. The city has a charm that goes well beyond it’s terrific dining spots and vibrant city center. No surprise for a city that was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Widely considered as the father of American landscape architecture, Olmsted laid out a plan with stone bridges, triangle intersections, shaded roadways, and other touches that give Anchorage its unique identity. You’ll feel miles away from everything—while somehow remaining ridiculously close to everything the East End and greater Louisville has to offer due to its proximity to three major interstates.
Whether it’s the quietly delicious breakfasts at the renowned Anchorage Café you crave, outdoor ambience that’s among the finest Kentucky has to offer, or just simply wanting to put your kids in the best school district in the state, you will find it here. And, of course…there’s nearly 7,000 square feet of luxurious home from which to enjoy it all.