$1.3 Million Homes in Kentucky, Texas and Delaware

A three-story brick colonial in Louisville, a condominium in Dallas and a restored antique house near Delaware Bay.

What You Get for $1.3 Million

$1.3 Million Homes in Kentucky, Texas and Delaware

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This house is in the Cherokee Gardens area, less than 10 minutes east of downtown. Developed beginning in the 1920s, the neighborhood is known for its elegant homes and estates, many of which, like this one, are set back from the street and have large front lawns.

Size: 5,309 square feet

Price per square foot: $243

Indoors: The recently renovated house was decorated with many furnishings from Posh Home, a design store owned by Brittany Bennett, one of the sellers; the furnishings are for sale, although Ms. Bennett will keep all the artwork.

The traditional layout starts with a large foyer decorated with metallic wallpaper, pilasters and a pair of archways. One archway leads to a living room with original quarter-sawn oak floors (which can be seen throughout much of the home) and a pink marble fireplace surround. Beyond is a sitting room with gold-and-white Scalamandre wallpaper.

Through the archway on the other side of the foyer is a formal dining room, with gold toile grasscloth above a white-painted wainscot, leading to a sun porch with bluestone floors and rustic brick walls.

Beyond the curving stairwell and also connecting to the dining room is a newly renovated kitchen and breakfast area, with a farmhouse sink, marble countertops and brass-plated nickel hardware. Opposite the kitchen, and connecting to the living room, is a carpeted study with a bar. There is also a powder room with black fixtures.

The second floor has a large carpeted landing and four bedrooms, among them a master suite with a private bathroom that has a double steam shower, a tiled soaking tub and many built-ins. A third-floor dormer room has been renovated with shiplap paneling to be a fifth bedroom with its own bathroom. The half-finished basement includes a media room with a bar, as well as a bathroom and a laundry room.

Outdoor space: The 0.35-acre property includes a two-car garage, connected to the house by a breezeway (with vehicle access through a back alleyway), and a stone patio.

Taxes: $16,558

Contact: Chris Kottak, Keller Williams Louisville East, 502-619-1736;

$1.3 Million Homes in Kentucky, Texas and Delaware


This home is on the ground floor of an 18-year-old development just off the park-lined Turtle Creek Boulevard north of downtown. It is next to the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, a flamboyant 1920s residence converted into a luxury hotel.

Size: 3,782 square feet

Price per square foot: $342

Indoors: The front door opens into a spacious living-and-dining area with built-in bookshelves surrounding a gas fireplace with a limestone surround. A library ladder rises nearly to the 14-foot ceiling. The rear glass wall has two sets of French doors opening to a private terrace. The owners installed inlaid oak hardwood floors and lighting designed to highlight their art collection.

Immediately to the left of the entrance is a kitchen with dark wood, granite surfaces and high-end appliances; it flows into a sitting room with a fireplace and an adjacent utility room. A second left leads to bedroom (currently used as an office) and a full bathroom.

To the right of the entrance is the master suite, which includes a fireplace and his-and-her bathrooms. There is also a guest bedroom and bathroom. All of the bathrooms have travertine floors and countertops.

Outdoor space: The terrace, which overlooks the condominium’s gardens, is more than 1,000 square feet and has the ground-level advantage of not being windy. The unit comes with two parking spaces and access to a swimming pool, a gym and a party pavilion.

Taxes: $21,666, plus a monthly homeowner’s fee of $2,892

Contact: David Griffin, David Griffin & Company, 214-458-7663;

Part of a development near Delaware Bay consisting of antique structures transported from other places and rebuilt around a grassy square, this home is in a small town with a year-round population of about 3,000, about two hours from Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington.

Size: 2,776 square feet

Price per square foot: $468

Indoors: The property, originally known as the Lookout Plantation House, evolved from three structures built in Laurel, Del., between the late 1700s and the Civil War. After the house was reassembled in Lewes in 1988, it was restored and updated; the project was completed in 1992.

Though the formal entry is at the front, facing the square, the house is approached through a back door that opens into a large family room with a beamed ceiling. This room is between a modern eat-in kitchen with original floorboards, granite counters and custom cabinets on one side and a shingled, screened porch on the other. Straight ahead is a formal dining room with original paneling and a rebuilt-brick gas fireplace. On the opposite side of the center hall, past the staircase, is a living room with three walls of windows and another gas fireplace.

The stairs ascend to an office space and two bedrooms to the left and right. A hallway leads to a master suite built over an attached two-car garage addition, with wide-board floors and a bathroom with a soaking tub and a glass walk-in shower.

Outdoor space: The 0.19-acre lot includes a patio, an outdoor shower and an underground sprinkler system.

Taxes: $2,128 (2017)

Contact: Lee Ann Wilkinson, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/Gallo Realty, 302-645-6664;

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