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    4469 Castle Hwy

    Pleasureville, KY 40057
    • $1,500,000
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 30 days
    • ID#: 1586393
    UPDATED: 61 min ago
    $1,500,000
    • 2
      BEDS
    • 143
      ACRES
    • 1
      BATHS
    • 0
      1/2 BATHS
    • 3,424
      SQFT
    • $438
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    1858
    County:
    Area:

    School Ratings & Info

    School District:

    Description

    Only rarely does property like Forest Hill become available to the general public. This magnificent historic estate home and farm composed of 143 acres with an an additional 4 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath home built in 1987 is located in Kentucky's golden triangle on Highway 421, just minutes away from I-71 with easy access to Frankfort, Louisville and Cincinnati. This exquisite main residence is built after a design in the gothic steamboat style and features a large center hallway with 4 20x20 rooms off the main hall and is one the Commonwealth's most historically significant properties. Fabulous moldings and trim work are featured in every room. High ceilings, original windows, doors and hardware make this a purists dream. A large front porch and 2 side porches allow a breeze from any direction.The second floor features smaller rooms which could be used as store rooms or additional bedrooms. Forest Hill was built in 1855 by Hawkins Middleton who had been a steamboat captain on the Mississippi River and modelled the home after those he had seen along its banks. The home was built with cypress wood imported from New Orleans. Middleton's wife, Mary Jane, was the niece of Lt. Presley Neville O'Bannon, the marine who raised the American flag over Tripoli in 1805. In the late 19th century, Forest Hill was the country home of Sally Ward, "The Belle of Louisville" and her husband Major George Downs. In the 20th century, the farm served as a thoroughbred breeding operation until 1946. The property also features a 20th century home built in 1987 by builder Donald Hamilton. This beautiful Cape Cod features a long front porch, 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths and 1 half bath, 2 car attached garage and has almost 4700 square feet which includes part of the finished basement. A large metal implement shed and three barns are also located on the property. This 143 acre farm has a great amount of road frontage on two roads, has a spring fed lake teeming with fish and has several small creeks running through the property. Wildlife like deer and turkey are abundant. This farm is a hunter's dream. This estate also has a rare buffalo trace which ran through the property in prior centuries. The opportunities are endless--a great property for a bed and breakfast featuring two homes, an ideal property for use as an event venue, a working cattle or horse farm, a farm for growing grain, a hunter's retreat or for development since the front and rear of the property has access to a public road.

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    4469 Castle Hwy Pleasureville, KY 40057

    • Price: $1,500,000
    • Status: Active
    • Updated: 61 min ago
    • ID#: 1586393
    2
    Beds
    1
    Baths
    0
    ½ Baths
    143
    Acres
    3,424
    SQFT
    $438
    $/SQFT
    1858
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    None
    County:
    Henry
    Area:
    Henry Co
    School District:
    Henry
    Property Description
    Only rarely does property like Forest Hill become available to the general public. This magnificent historic estate home and farm composed of 143 acres with an an additional 4 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath home built in 1987 is located in Kentucky's golden triangle on Highway 421, just minutes away from I-71 with easy access to Frankfort, Louisville and Cincinnati. This exquisite main residence is built after a design in the gothic steamboat style and features a large center hallway with 4 20x20 rooms off the main hall and is one the Commonwealth's most historically significant properties. Fabulous moldings and trim work are featured in every room. High ceilings, original windows, doors and hardware make this a purists dream. A large front porch and 2 side porches allow a breeze from any direction.The second floor features smaller rooms which could be used as store rooms or additional bedrooms. Forest Hill was built in 1855 by Hawkins Middleton who had been a steamboat captain on the Mississippi River and modelled the home after those he had seen along its banks. The home was built with cypress wood imported from New Orleans. Middleton's wife, Mary Jane, was the niece of Lt. Presley Neville O'Bannon, the marine who raised the American flag over Tripoli in 1805. In the late 19th century, Forest Hill was the country home of Sally Ward, "The Belle of Louisville" and her husband Major George Downs. In the 20th century, the farm served as a thoroughbred breeding operation until 1946. The property also features a 20th century home built in 1987 by builder Donald Hamilton. This beautiful Cape Cod features a long front porch, 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths and 1 half bath, 2 car attached garage and has almost 4700 square feet which includes part of the finished basement. A large metal implement shed and three barns are also located on the property. This 143 acre farm has a great amount of road frontage on two roads, has a spring fed lake teeming with fish and has several small creeks running through the property. Wildlife like deer and turkey are abundant. This farm is a hunter's dream. This estate also has a rare buffalo trace which ran through the property in prior centuries. The opportunities are endless--a great property for a bed and breakfast featuring two homes, an ideal property for use as an event venue, a working cattle or horse farm, a farm for growing grain, a hunter's retreat or for development since the front and rear of the property has access to a public road.
    Exterior Features

    Construction Frame - Wood Exterior Out BuildingsPondPorch Fencing Farm Foundation Other Garage Parking 3 Car GarageEntry Side Lot Description Will Divide Roof Shingle Style 2 Story

    Interior Features

    Above Grade Finished Sq Ft 3424.00 Above Grade Unfin Sq Ft 0.00 Basement Cellar Below Grade Finished Sq Ft 0.00 Below Grade Unfin Sq Ft 1216.00 Closets Level1 3 Closets Level2 2 Fireplaces Level1 6 First Floor Master Yes Heating Cooling Central AirForced Air HeatGas Heat Nonconform Sq Ft Fin 0.00 Nonconform Sq Ft Unfin 0 Rooms Kitchen (1 Level) Living Room (1 Level) Primary Bedroom (1 Level) Bedroom (1 Level) Dining Area (1 Level) Full Bathroom (1 Level) Laundry (1 Level) Den (1 Level) Foyer (1 Level) Mud Room (1 Level) Breakfast Room (1 Level) Total Baths 1.00 Total Closets 5.00 Total Fireplaces 6.00 Total Rooms 11 Total Unfin Sq Ft 1216.00

    Property Features

    City Tax 0 Construction Status Construction Complete County Tax 1 Disclosure Yes Hoa Fee No Lot Sq Ft Source Pva Residential Sub Type Single Family Residence Sq Ft Source Other Utilities Fuel:NaturalPublic WaterSeptic System

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