Saturday, March 16, 2013

1504 Bostwick Ln, Louisville, KY 40245

This home 1504 Bostwick Lane in Louisville is clean, freshly painted and move-in ready! Located in the popular Polo Fields Subdivision, this home was updated with new earth-toned designer colors in February 2013.

An open floor plan greets you as you walk into the foyer, opening up to the large living room and cozy fireplace. The fireplace is flanked with two large windows, allowing light to brighten the room naturally. A semi-vaulted ceiling has a decorator nook shelf above the laundry room and garage entrance.

The front bedroom features a palladium window, a vaulted ceiling and has been freshly painted. The 2nd bedroom is just off the foyer area as well and there is a full bathroom which separates the two bedrooms.

This bathroom has recently been updated with a brand new higher-height vanity, mirror and light fixture.

The kitchen is off the main living room and has space for a large dining room table while also featuring a planning desk. The appliances are stainless steel and black and the range was installed in February 2013.

The master bedroom is on the opposite side of the home in this convenient split floor plan, allowing peaceful separation from hustle and bustle. Large windows, decorator colors and an upgraded ceiling fan affixed to the vaulted ceiling really give this master bedroom a grandiose feel.

The en-suite master bath has double vanities, a separate water closet and brand new ceramic tile. A linen closet and a spacious walk-in closet will give you plenty of storage. The backyard has a deck with room to roam - perfect for entertaining! A play set can stay or be removed at the buyer's request! All window treatments to remain. Come see why 1504 Bostwick Lane is the perfect place to call home!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Screening of "The Silent World" at The Clifton Center

The Wild and Wolly Film Series continues at The Clifton Center on Sunday, March 17th at 7:00 p.m. The Silent World, an Academy Award-winning film from 1956 by Jacque Cousteau, will be shown along side a special presentation by New Albany resident Bob Braunbeck. Braunbeck was the Director of Aerial Photography and Cousteau's helicopter pilot from 1975-1990.

Le Monde Du Silence (The Silent World) is a French Documentary that won the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1956 and is noted as one of the first films to use underwater cinematography. Shot aboard the ship Calypso, Cousteau and his team of divers shot 25 kilometers of film over two years in the Mediterranean Sea, the Persian Gulf, the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean.

To find more events in the area, please visit our Louisville MLS Listings website.

Friday, March 8, 2013

1240 Shadow Brook Rd, LaGrange, KY 40031

We challenge you to find a better property available than this one at 1240 Shadow Brook Drive LaGrange, KY 40031! A quick drive from the LaGrange exit off of I-71, this 16-acre secluded retreat envelopes you in a peaceful surrounding. You are welcomed into this 5,686 sq.ft. home by a comfortable covered porch and large lantern lights flanking each side of the front door.

This craftsman-style cape cod home features Brazilian cherry hardwood floors throughout the main floor, giving the home a warm and inviting feel. The great room focuses on a massive stacked stone wood burning fireplace, along with soaring ceilings that extend to the second floor. On either side of the fireplace are two convenient built-in book cases. The large window in this room perfectly frames up the gorgeous view of the lake and wooded lot behind the home. In contrast to the rough stone fireplace, the walls are detailed with the iconic wainscoting and coffered ceilings.

The kitchen features granite counter tops and custom trim work, in addition to glass doors and custom cabinetry to make use of every inch of storage space, a must for every kitchen. The granite composite sink faces the breakfast bar and nook and has another stunning view of the inviting backyard and lake.

The split floor plan is ideal and there is even a laundry room/mud room connecting to the garage on this floor just off the hallway. The master bedroom has an accent wall of wainscoting and a breathtaking view of the property.

Additionally, the master bath is an updated version of the past with a claw foot tub and separate pedestal vanities. Walk-in closets, custom built-ins and a separate water closet create privacy and spacious storage. Marbled floors are the perfect complement to the woodwork in this one-of-a-kind room. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms on the other side of the main floor have stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Dividing these two bedrooms is a full bathroom with double vanities and a very large linen closet. As you move towards the staircase found in the breakfast room/kitchen area, note the banister and custom millwork.

On the 2nd level, you will find a generous guest bedroom with a full bathroom en-suite. This could be used as a second master bedroom if you so choose. The large closets are a must-see and you should be sure to open all doors and check out the shelving! Around the corner, you will enter the loft that is a great family room area with its dormer window seats and classic lines.

Keep going and you will see a huge bedroom currently being used as an office. The views from this level are a great way to see all the property has to offer. The lower level includes another full bathroom at the foot of the staircase, as well as a very large second laundry area with a craft desk.

To the right you will find an expansive entertainment area, including an alcove for media, a fun full bar area, a dining area, a family room area, an exercise room, a game table area and two doors going out to decks overlooking the lake and creek. Be sure to walk outside and take in the view.

Breathe, relax and wander around at your leisure. Check out the fire pit, barn and hen house. Imagine farm fresh eggs being gathered for a leisurely brunch. Don't miss your opportunity to own a real architectural beauty in Oldham County at 1240 Shadow Brook Drive. Make plans to visit this peaceful retreat as soon as you are able!!

Monday, March 4, 2013

6414 Labor Lane, Louisville, KY 40291

This awesome home at 6414 Labor Lane in Louisville in the desirable Tradesmill Subdivision is a great place to call home! Many custom features were added during construction and the builder actually named their new design after the owners due to its popularity! From the cul-de-sac street view, you will notice the charming front porch stretching across half of the home's front.

As you enter in the home, the neat and tidy foyer gives you the first glimpse of the new flooring that has been installed throughout the entire home. The main floor living area has hand-scraped hardwood laminate, and the powder room and kitchen both have ceramic tile.

To the left is the living room - complete with a newly-tiled fireplace and large windows. Fluted trim work has been added here, as well as additional crown molding millwork throughout that really helps the architectural details stand out.

The powder room, off of the living room, has also been painted with a new Mediterranean color. Past the living room is a dining area with glass paned doors to the deck, just perfect for entertaining! The dining room is off the updated kitchen and custom breakfast bar added during the building process. Stainless steel appliances have recently been installed in the kitchen, including a 5-burner gas stove!

The hallway leads to either the 2-car garage or the stairs to the unfinished lower level, which with its high ceilings is ready to be finished! Upstairs, you will find fresh paint and new carpet, as well as all four bedrooms. The large master bedroom features a trey ceiling accented with dentil molding.

The master bath has double vanities with a garden tub and separate shower as well as a walk in closet. The sellers finished out the bonus room which is now the large 4th bedroom. The upstairs laundry is convenient to the bedrooms and tucked away behind closed doors.

The cute semi-private back yard is level and has a nice deck for grilling out. Fern Creek Park is within walking distance and you are just minutes away from everything you need at 6414 Labor Lane in Louisville. Do not hesitate to see this fun home today!

To see other homes in the area, please visit Louisville Homes for Sale.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Afro-Cuban All Stars to Perform at the Clifton Center

The Afro-Cuban All Stars are being hosted by the Clifton Center on Wednesday, March 20th at 7:30 p.m. as being part of the "MINI of Louisville LIVE at the Clifton Center" series. The show will be held in the vintage Eifler Theatre and a cash bar will be available.

Devoted to promoting the full range of Cuban music, the Afro-Cuban All Stars are a unique orchestra that embraces several generations and all musical styles! Juan de Marcos Gonzalez is the leader of the band as well as one of the driving forces behind the Buena Vista Social Club, whose 1997 recording stands as one of the most popular world music recordings ever! Additionally, the recording is one of the only two albums on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time that was produced in a non-English speaking country.

To find more events in Louisville, please visit the website of the Joe Hayden Real Estate Team.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Louisville's National College Fair

The Kentucky International Convention Center is hosting Louisville's National College Fair this Sunday, March 3rd. The fair begins at 2:00 p.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m., and ranges in topics from prepping for the ACT, overview of admissions and financial aid for first generation college students and financial know-how for college students.

There will be several colleges that will be attending the event, including local institutions such as Bellarmine University, the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky. Additionally, there are several schools coming from far away including, Columbia College Chicago, FIDM - The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, and the Florida Institute of Technology.

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