About This Listing
Neat Victorian house near Central Park in Old Louisville, shared among a few young professionals. We're out of town often, so this is a great place for light & independent travelers. It's comfortable to hang out in, or use as a base to explore from.
This is a room within our 130-year old house at the north end of Old Louisville, directly south of the downtown museum district, and few blocks north of Central Park (close to St James Court). The existing house is actually the remaining top two floors of the 3-story building, the 1st floor of which was converted to a bakery in 1922. The total living space is 2000 sqft.
Our place is always undergoing some renovation, but it's 'mostly done,' and quite comfortable. We have a large, fenced back yard, and rooftop deck (best room in the house Spring through Fall). The guest room is private, small but with a 10' ceiling and full-size loft bed; it can accommodate two 'fit' people.
The house is shared among several young professionals (in the art/design and culinary fields) with varying schedules; it is unlikely to see us all at the same time. We also have a few gentle, friendly animals: a feist (small dog, in our portraits) and a Siamese cat.
Nota Bene: we do our best to keep things tidy and put together, but this is our home, and we do have lives within and without -- not all is perfect. We welcome you into our home; please remember that it is that and not a hotel.
There is a desk & reading chair for private use, but if you want to spread out the living room you're welcome to.
The kitchen, bathroom and living room are shared. Kitchen is compact but modern. Bathroom has large shower with dual heads. Living room is large, with piano. Again, it's an old building -- some things are creaky, crooked or missing -- but it's an interesting place.
Interaction with Guests
We co-locate in Chicago (have a second home there), and are away from Louisville as much as 2/3 of the time (pup is with us when we're away). We have a few nice housemates that keep things in order while we're away, but plan on being on your own for the most part.
Old Louisville is the most densely populated and diverse neighborhood in Louisville. We have the most intact neighborhood of Victorian homes after New York City. Century-old trees and the park nearby make this a lovely place to walk around.
There are plenty of bus lines nearby heading in every direction. Also our neighborhood is very walkable. If you plan on visiting several areas of town, a car or bicycle is advisable though.
Other Things to Note
We have a washing machine for extended stays, but no dryer. You can use the clothesline on the deck if you like.
- We don't provide much in the way of food, though you're welcome to make some tea or coffee, as well as use the kitchen to prepare anything you bring home.
- Smoking is allowed outside on the deck (just off the kitchen). Libations are welcomed with moderation.
- We are animal lovers, and hope you are as well; our dog & cat are very friendly in return. If you have any pet allergies, please keep this in mind.
- There is no TV in the house, but there is WIFI.
The house was cosy, inviting, easy to find, and so well located! Parking was never an issue, and all residents of the house were very friendly and welcoming. Jeff and Bess both checked in on us to make sure we had everything we needed during our short but satisfying stay, and Sgt Pepper's attention added all the more joy to the trip!
Thank you so much, all the best!
This was a very welcoming household. The roof garden courtyard was my favorite part, the bathroom shower is nice and the room was cozy and comfortable. The location was perfect for exploring Old Louisville and very convenient to go downtown as well. I would say that the neighborhood is 90% adorable cool old houses and 10% a little rough. Overall I had a great experience and I would recommend this listing to any young artsy folks or students. Thanks so much guys!
The room was simple and cozy, exactly as described. The house was comfortable, the shared bathroom clean and updated, and the rooftop garden--sublime! Access was easily arranged with a code for the lock. The location was beautiful, in easy walking distance from Central Park and with parking right out front every time I came home.
The place was amazing, exactly what we were needing for a relaxing place to stay during the Derby weekend. We didn't see our hosts at all but the roommates are very friendly. The room is so cozy and the apartment is so adorable and comfortable; we felt just like a home away from home.
Thanks for sharing your home with me. I enjoyed my 2.5 weeks here. Being less than 2 miles away from the downtown was fantastic and there was always street parking!
I slept very well during my stay.
Nice spatious home with easy parking and close to downtown. Housemates were helpful and accomodating.
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About the Host, Jeff & Bess
Jeff is a designer, photographer and restorer of old buildings; Bess is graphic designer and fine-art painter. We are advocates of sustainability, the arts, and LGBTQ & social equality.
We love being in and working on well-designed spaces, meeting new people, traveling, and learning more about the world around us. If on two wheels, all the better. We try to put our efforts toward improving the communities we are in whenever possible.
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