Most Expensive Homes in Louisville Kentucky

Welcome to our annual parade through the grandest, most extravagant homes in the city. It’s actually one of my favorite articles of the year! Who doesn’t like looking at nice things? What began in 2013 has continued to this day. If interested, here are a few of the previous installations: 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Enough with the chit chat, let’s dive into the most expensive homes in Louisville Kentucky this year!

Photo of the interior of Louisville's most expensive home sold in 2019
If you’re talking about expensive homes, they better look incredible like this one, right?

Picking the Homes

So how do we get there from here?

First, we grab all the million-dollar (or more!) homes that have sold so far in 2019. Yes, just the creme of the crop. Second, we’re only looking at properties in the Greater Louisville area but we also include Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Bullitt counties. But we won’t be using any homes sold farther out in the state.

Most Expensive Homes in Louisville

This year there were 69 of the most expensive Homes in Louisville! For the sake of comparison, check out this out.

Year# Sold
201635
201759
201860
201969

Interesting to see how that number just keeps going up. Now, let’s check out some more stats of these incredible homes.

201720182019
Average List Price$1,411,014$1,701,070$1,497,543
Average Sold Price$1,316,931$1,609,606$1,423,256
Average Above
Grade SqFt
4,4444,8524,857
Sold Price Per Above Grade
Finished SqFt
$296.34$331.76$293.03
Avg. Cumulative Days
on Market
134182120

While the home sizes of these expensive homes stayed about the same, the price that people paid for them dropped from last year. And, they sold even faster this year. That likely accounts for the increase in the total number of million-dollar homes that exchanged hands in 2019.

Top 5 Most Expensive Homes in Louisville Kentucky

Now, the fun part. Let’s count down the very most expensive properties! Starting with…

#5 – 33 Mockingbird Valley Drive

Photo of 33 Mockingbird Valley Dr, Louisville, KY 40207 - Top 5 most expensive home sold in Louisville Kentucky during 2019
This charming cottage could hardly be called a mansion but what it does have is a very private 3.2 acres in an amazing location.

This Cape Cod-style home, built in 1970, has a surprisingly elegant interior. It also boasts some beautiful outdoor spaces. Just minutes from Louisville Country Club and maybe 15 to gain entrance to downtown Louisville, the location is highly desirable in Mockingbird Valley. This home is much larger than it looks at 4,299 finished square footage above grade. It sold in May for $2 million to some lucky homeowner. [Listing photos]

#4 – 3608 River Ridge Cove

Photo of 3608 River Ridge Cove, Prospect, KY 40059 - Top 5 most expensive home sold in Louisville Kentucky during 2019
Look at this amazing home located right on the Ohio River in a very exclusive neighborhood. Can you imagine living here?

The number four most expensive home sold thus far in 2019 was sold in July for $2.2 million. River Glen is a neighborhood in Prospect off Rose Island Road. Some of its lots, like this one, borders the Ohio River. Yet, every home in this neighborhood is a marvel. This traditional farmhouse built in 2001 sits on almost 5 acres and has views for days. It contains all of today’s modern conveniences in a stylish package that will never grow old. [Listing photos]

#3 – 5411 Orchard Ridge Lane

Photo of 5411 Orchard Ridge Ln, Louisville, KY 40222 - Top 5 most expensive home sold in Louisville Kentucky during 2019
Here we see the peaceful setting of a Jeffersonian estate located in Glenview, Louisville Kentucky.

I chose this photo rather than a front elevation to show off the incredible views of this property. Just minutes from River Road off Lime Kiln Lane in Glenview you can see for miles up here. The home itself is nearly 6,000 square feet of elegant luxury, as you would expect in Glenview. Just as you’d expect from an estate home built in the 1950s. But the real charmer is the outdoor space with pool, pool house and the elevated views of the surroundings. This property sold in March for $2.425 million. [Listing photos]

#2 – 5807 Harrod’s Glen Drive

Photo of 5807 Harrods Glen Dr, Prospect, KY 40059 - Top 5 most expensive home sold in Louisville Kentucky during 2019

Today’s Louisville luxury homes are built largely around the Wolf Pen Branch Road corridor in Prospect. And no neighborhood shines brighter than Harrod’s Glen. (If interested, check out Top 10 Upscale Neighborhoods in Louisville Kentucky where Harrod’s Glen ranked #1.) One million dollars is the starting point for homes in this neighborhood. The home pictured here sold for $2.45 million in May. Just two years old, with nearly 7,000 sq. ft. finished above grade this striking home was also sold with the neighboring lot for extra privacy. Built by W. Damon Garrett, there’s a lot to love. Make sure to check out all the photos via the following link. [Listing photos]

#1 – 9936 Shelbyville Road

Photo of 9936 Shelbyville Rd, Simpsonville, KY 40067 - Top 5 most expensive home sold in Louisville Kentucky during 2019
I may not have words for all you see before you. The overall size is certainly impressive but the gorgeous land is equally so.

Here we are! Numero uno, the top, number one on the list of the most expensive homes in Louisville Kentucky. And quite the home it is. Can you even call it a home? It’s more an expansive estate with multiple structures. Incredible! Located just across the line in Shelby County, this property includes almost 88 acres of land with lakes, horse pastures, scenic views and a colossal home as well. To be fair, for $5.7 million, you should get a premiere place to call home. There are very few properties like this one in the entire state so take your time. Check out all the photos. Then give me a call when you’re ready to buy your dream home! [Listing photos]

Conclusion

Another year is in the books. Hope you have enjoyed this look at some of Louisville’s most amazing real estate. It’s my pleasure to share this with you. If you have any questions, please remember, “I’m always happy to help!”