SLIDESHOW: $3.8 million home up for auction in Kentucky
It's being called the most expensive home ever sold at auction in Kentucky. Today, WDRB News got a rare look inside the $3.8 million, 10,000 square-foot mansion in Prospect.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's like Louisville's version of the Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous -- and today, WDRB's Gilbert Corsey is your Robin Leach, taking you inside what's called the most expensive home ever to be put up for auction in Kentucky.
Welcome to the Grand Dame of Prospect: 40 acres nestled in the woods off Rebel's Run, 20 minutes from downtown Louisville.
The property comes complete with a 10,000 square foot mansion, a stable, barn and paddocks. There's a pool, and even your own personal pond.
"The family wanted an equestrian property close to town in a really beautiful area," said Michael Fine, managing broker for Fine & Company LLC. "They didn't see anything on the market, so they constructed their own."
Yes, it is the upper crust. The shower in one room has 14 heads, there's a Jacuzzi and two walk-in closets.
"The chandelier in the formal living room is from Stewart's Department Store, designed and opened just after 1900, and this is an original from the first floor of the store," said Fine.
It's one of 7 in the home complimenting the six bedrooms, a theater, a gym and a bourbon tasting room with a bar.
"The house is designed for causal or formal entertaining," Fine said.
With 10,000 feet spread over three floors, the home even has an elevator to get from the bottom to the top.
The property was built in 2007 and has sat on the market for two years. With an asking price of $3.8 million, Fine says this is not a foreclosure or estate sale. Instead, the owners are trying to market in a new way.
"The owners are low-key locals -- not a lot of glitz -- who are simply ready to move on with their lives," Fine said.
Buyers can bid on the entire property or individually on the house, the equestrian space, or the vacant lot near the pond.
"A house with great lighting throughout, great color and brightness," Fine said. "It feels like spring and summer every time you're here."
And while most of us can't afford this lifestyle, there's nothing wrong with a look. Dreams are free.
The property is located at 1830 Mayo Lane in Prospect, KY.
The sealed bid auction takes place April 12th, 2016. For more information on the bidding process contact Fine and Company LLC at 317-278-0600.
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