• Year Built: 1843
323 E Market St is aspecial purpose property for lease in Louisville, KY.
This circa 1843 WareHome is one of downtown Louisville's most unique commercially zoned, residential properties you have ever seen. This outstanding property was formerly Herman Shildt Hardware from 1913 through 1990. The current owners purchased the property in 1994 and began the massive renovation to create the current 5640 Sq. Ft. of eclectic high end living space offering a 1st floor isolated and private bedroom suite with re-purposed wood floors (made from the pine shelving in the hardware store), an enclosed atrium courtyard, professional office space and 2 car garage (which will hold 4 cars if parked tandem or a moderate size RV). The original cast iron and brick facade was restored and creates Old World charm with great curb appeal. The 1st floor of the main living space welcomes you with a marble floored entry foyer and wall of windows with automatic custom sheers for privacy. Take a few steps up into the massive living room and formal dining with white oak flooring, custom built-ins and soaring ceilings which makes majestic entertaining space. There is a stunning half bath with black and grey granite in the hallway leading to the kitchen along with a re-purposed vintage nurses station which now serves as a wet bar with refrigerator. The oversized 16? X 16? custom designed eat-in gourmet kitchen is at the rear of the 1st floor and opens to the outdoor atrium providing incredible outdoor feel from this area along with lots of natural light. The kitchen offers handmade cherry stained cabinetry, Corian counters, a large prep island with glass bar elevated above the Corian, Traulsen Refrigerator, double ovens w/convection, microwave, dishwasher and large walk-in pantry. Climb the custom designed staircase to the bright and open 2nd floor which offers numerous uses. The 2nd floor front bedroom offers triple windows, painted poplar flooring, a loft area with custom ladder and hardwood flooring and is currently being used as a Studio Space with wet bar. The large rear master bedroom has great views of the Ohio River and downtown. Finishing out the 2nd floor is a full bath with walk-in shower done in granite with a glass door along with a home office, laundry room, sitting area and 5 generous closets (1 cedar lined). Open the remote garage door on the rear alley for easy access to Main Street entertainment, shops, restaurants and Waterfront Park. Words and photographs can't do this unique multi-purpose, multi-functional WareHome justice, so make an appointment for a private visit today.