Glenview: Neighborhood Spotlight2021-11-18T16:02:03-05:00
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Glenview has some of the nicest homes that you will find in all of Louisville. Real estate in Glenview is located alongside the southern bank of the Ohio River that runs through Louisville. The sixth class city, which boasts the second highest per capita income in Kentucky and 74th highest in the U.S., is located in northeastern Jefferson County. The neighborhood of Glenview features many beautiful homes that vary in shape, size, price and so much more. Glenview real estate features homes built by the most prestigious and well-known builders in Louisville. Not only does Glenview feature luxurious, custom-built homes, but Glenview also features some amazing lots. Most Glenview homes built display views of the Ohio River.

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Glenview Neighborhood Settlement

In the mid-to-late 1800s, many of the wealthiest residents in Louisville were seeking to build their dream estates. These estates were built with lavish ideas and perfectly executed. Glenview residential properties were built on high cliffs to take advantage of the beautiful scenery. After the completion of the Louisville, Harrods Creek, and Westport Railroad, easy access to the community was finally granted. While the railroad was abandoned in the 1950’s, and finally closing in the 1990’s, the expansion into Glenview had begun. The land where these luxurious homes were built was originally owned by a meat packer and was called Glenview Farms.

In the early 1980’s the city of Louisville attempted to annex the residential area. This attempt led the residents to form this sixth class city of Glenview in 1985. Following the creation of the city, many of the original residences, dating back to the 1880’s, were added to the National Register of Historic Places. A portion of these homes and gardens located on the original plots of land were included in what is called the “country estates historic district,” in hopes to keep the historic feel of the city.

Glenview Homes For Sale

Homes for sale in Glenview vary from house to house. With many different builders and designers having worked in the neighborhood, there is many styles on display. Homes for sale in Glenview can range from as low as $500,000 to well over $4.5 million dollars. The wide gap in home values are due to a lot of factors. Some of the main factors that influence prices in Glenview are: lot and lot size, home design, age of the home, and maintenance, to name a few. While most people would not usually think maintenance is a factor in home price, it is in this subdivision. Some of the homes for sale in the subdivision are close to 100 years old!

Homes For Sale in Glenview Neighborhood

Once in a lifetime opportunity to be the second owner of this very special light filled four-bedroom, three full and one-half bath architect designed and custom built contemporary on a 2.3 very private wooded GLENVIEW lot. It has been meticulously maintained and loved for 53 years. ''The principal designer of the house was Fred De Santo, then working for the Jasper Ward firm.  Fresh from the School of Architecture at the University of Kentucky, De Santo approached his task with a dedication to the examples of Louis Kahn and Charles Moore, and reliance on Le Corbusier's Modular proportions. An extended dialogue between client and architect, an insistence on modernity on the part of both, and an eagerness to match the adventurous spirit of the Leights to the adventurousness of architecture resulted in a "exploded cube." Few houses could offer more opportunities for natural light to activate works of art. Although it was conceived as a showcase for glass, the generously scaled windows and skylights capture and suffuse natural light in almost every room. Perception of glass changes hour by hour, month by month, so that works of art may have totally different hues in the course of a day and a year. Fred De Santo credits his work as a theater designer for this aspect of the house. (The conversion of a railroad station for Actor Theater's second home was another project in Jasper Ward's atelier-like architectural practice at the time). De Santo points out that one always moves towards light in the Leight house, and that helps to tie spaces together. Designated spaces for art were intended as the punctuation to that flow, and, according to De Santo, shelves throughout the house were intended as much for art display as for books." From ' The Leight House' book, Author, Peter Morrin, The University of Louisville. Photography by © Ted Wathen/Quadrant
$925,000 Active

6 Glen Arden Rd Glenview, Kentucky

5 Beds 4 Baths 3,887 SqFt 2.300 Acres

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