LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The state has purchased the historic Rosewell property to make way for the East End Bridge.

Now you can buy it, but you have to have at least $1 million to place a bid. 

Rosewell was built in the 1820s.

It's one of three properties the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet bought and pledged to protect as part of a right-of-way acquisition of the Ohio River Bridges Project.

None have sold yet and the state has spent more than $41,000 to maintain Rosewell alone. 

It's been empty since the state bought it for $1.6 million in 2005. 

The home, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, includes six bedrooms, four bathrooms and eight fireplaces. It’s more than 7,200 square feet and sits on 4.5 acres. The sale includes an additional 1.3 acres of adjacent, non-historic property for a total of nearly six acres of land.

Five open houses are scheduled to give interested parties a closer look at the property. They're scheduled for Aug. 11, Aug. 17, Aug. 22, Sept. 7 and Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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