The words used to describe this residence have ranged from ''Wow'' to ''Unreal" and everything in between. Located on one of the most notable streets in Louisville, this nearly 15,000 square foot, 7 bedroom, 6 bath, 2 half bath, eclectic contemporary masterpiece is a piece of art and history combined into one. Previously owned by some of the most successful and creative business pioneers in the region, it seemed to become a contest to see which owner could outdo the next, which manifested into this truly extraordinary property. From the moment you enter thru the solid glass front doors into the foyer you notice this is not a normal residential property. From the 42 foot ceilings in the great room lined with linen, decorated by Ralph Lauren himself, to a custom built dining room table, to a chandelier that...well, you have to see it.
And that's really just the beginning. The property includes a special second floor bedroom that was designated the "Chocolate Suite!" by frequent overnight guest, the legendary boxer and arguably the most famous celebrity in the world, Muhammad Ali. Ali's signature and his only known hand written rendition of his famous poem recited in his 1975 Harvard University commencement address, "Me Whee" flanks the door to the entrance of the suite.
This "smart home" is arguably one of the most sophisticated, state of the art residences in the region. It has a scene based, voice activated lighting system, fully integrated HVAC system, motorized draperies and skylights, digital video surveillance system and an advanced whole home audio system; all which can be controlled from your iPhone, anywhere in the world.
You ascend the two story, glass lined circular staircase to the second floor where you find four bedrooms, a TV den, and separate video game lounge with wall mounted flat screens.
On the main floor the master "suite" redefines the word "suite". This modern fabric lined room with vaulted ceilings features its own private balcony, oversized custom built closet, its own laundry. The suite is complete with its own, private 2.5 car garage with vertical lift garage door along with 25 ft. ceilings designed to house an indoor basketball court.
Down a white draped hallway, modeled after the famed Miami Delano Hotel, you'll enter the Kitchen which was completely renovated last year and features top of the line Monogram appliances and Cambria countertops. A separate, glassed-in octagon shaped breakfast room, with fireplace, adjoins the kitchen and backs up to the main laundry.
A billiard room/den, dining room, separate private office with its own full bath, pet room, 2.5 car air conditioned & heated garage and courtyard connected garage space for 6 additional cars with hydraulic car lifts, complete the main level.
To the rear of the home, a solid mahogany deck lines nearly the entire first floor, with three staircases that lead to the lower level.
The walkout lower level is a home in and of itself. As you descend the circular staircase you enter a 7000ft lower level which can only be described as a mix between a Las Vegas Casino, and a New York Broadway theatre. A sports bar, with 3 integrated flat screen televisions sit adjacent to the main room, which can be configured in a number of ways including as a dance hall complete with karaoke stage, to a full-fledged casino.
A state-of-the-art workout room with flat panel televisions, massage area, and spa complete the north side of the level, while a large bedroom suite with adjoining bathroom complete the south side.
A multi-level 7.2 THX theatre, 12 foot screen with motorized theatre drapes, three levels of reclining theatre seating, a 3D projector and Marantz digital sound system, makes it really difficult to want to go to a cinema.
Also on the lower level, a new outdoor kitchen with custom granite counters, is adjacent to 2000 square foot covered, outdoor heated patio. The swimming pool, completely renovated last year, boasts Italian glass tile, a rock waterfall with a color synchronized aquatic light show.