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Bids are being accepted on Rosewell
July 20, 2016– A historic home is for sale in eastern Jefferson County. Sealed bids are being accepted for Rosewell. The property is located at 6900 Transylvania Avenue in Prospect, and sits near the Ohio River.
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.
The two-story, hall-parlor house was built in the 1820s, with a limestone addition in 1854. The home was purchased by Charles and Anita Middleton in 1924. Anita named the home Rosewell for the roses that thrived on the farm’s well water.
The house includes ornate chandeliers and sconces, a stained-glass window and clawfoot tub. Arched doorways are located at either end of the grand hall.
Bidders are subject to the terms and conditions of a historic preservation and conservation easement, designed to protect the architectural and historic integrity of the property. Complete details of the preservation easement can be viewed here: http://ift.tt/29Wdnes.
The property was purchased by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) as part of right-of-way acquisition for the East End Crossing portion of the Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project.
Details of the Sale
The property is being sold by sealed bid, with a minimum bid reserve of $1,000,000. All bids must meet the reserve.
Sealed bids are being accepted through early October. All bids must be received before the scheduled bid opening, which is set for Monday, October 3 at 1:30 p.m. The Commonwealth of Kentucky reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
Five open houses are scheduled to give interested parties a closer look at the property. The open houses are August 11, August 17, August 22, September 7 and September 14. All are scheduled 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Find more information about the property and the sales process at www.kytcproperty.com.
Additional photos of the exterior and interior of Rosewell are posted on the project website:
Video of the exterior of Rosewell is also available:
Photo and video credit: Ohio River Bridges Project
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