Known to locals as “The Triangle,” the Cherokee Triangle Historic District is adored for its mix of architectural styles, ranging from Italianate to Tudor Revival, and mature trees that offer shade as well as privacy. This neighborhood represents the yesterday and today of Louisville, and this home on Eastern Parkway reveals layers of local history.

Rumored to have been designed by famed architect Stratton Hammon, this brick-clad home dates back to the early 1900s. It has only had two owners, the first being members of the Heimerdinger family. The second owner purchased the home in the ’80s, namely for the front porch. “When we bought the house, my husband was fond of telling people we bought the front porch, and the house came with it,” explains the current homeowner. The wide porch runs the length of the house and is undeniably the most noticeable feature of its charming exterior.

The charming home, dressed in historical details and character, suited the homeowner and her family for four decades. Now that it is only her living in the house, it feels rather large. It is for that reason that the house is ready for its next chapter and its third owner. Take a look inside this sweet, historic home.

Cherokee Triangle Home

Modest in size and stature, this brick Cherokee Triangle home boasts 3,496 square feet of finished space. It has major curb appeal, thanks to the large front porch.

Front Porch at Cherokee Triangle home

The front porch, which runs the length of the home, first attracted its current homeowners, who spent many rainy days here.

Entryway with original stained-glass window

A gracious entry introduces the home’s historical elements — including an original stained-glass window.

Within the home, historic elements delight. A stained-glass window in the entryway is the first of two stained-glass pieces original to the house. Rich hardwood and tile flooring have been left untouched, and ageless woodwork lives throughout. Plus, the original footprint has been maintained. While elements of the past hold court in the house, it is no stranger to newness.

edone in the last decade, the Craftsman kitchen presents a more contemporary design that complements the warm, inviting rooms that surround it. Wood kitchen cabinets were smartly chosen for their classic appearance, and a tile backsplash and countertops bring in shades of green. With an updated functional design, the kitchen soon became the heart of the home for the homeowner and her family. It is here she concocted a now-famous cookie recipe for her three grandsons, which was later entered into the state fair. She says, “I have fond memories cooking in this kitchen for my husband, kids and grandkids.” A favorite memory was when she consulted her young grandson for his opinion on the cookies, and he suggested adding just half a teaspoon more of sugar.

Custom Cabinetry- kitchen at Cherokee Triangle home

Downsview Fine Custom Cabinetry is the hallmark of this kitchen design, which received an extensive renovation. Many treasured memories (and cookies) have been made here.

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Kitchen cabinetry

The cabinetry reveals an appreciation for artistry and details. When walking into the kitchen, you are met with an inviting design.

1920s built-in cabinetry

A charming corner of the kitchen holds built-in cabinetry that dates back to the early 1920s when the home was built.

Breakfast nook

A breakfast nook sandwiched between the kitchen and dining room/living room invites time for casual meals. It creates a natural flow between the kitchen and dining room.

Dining room- Cherokee Triangle Home

Family meals (and sweet treats) cooked in the kitchen have been shared around this table in the nearby dining room of this Cherokee Triangle home. With its custom molding, large windows with iron rods, and a ceiling medallion, there is no shortage of character.

Inviting rooms on the first floor display the home’s livability and showcase the comfort it offers. The main living space design showcases an eye-catching fireplace with ornate wood detailing and marble surround. The doorframes and molding are finished in the same wood, and all-white furnishings let these architectural elements shine. This area opens to a sunroom with large windows that overlook the neighborhood.

Living room- Cherokee Triangle home

Bursting with character, the living room is chock full of architectural elements original to the home — window, woodwork, flooring and molding.

An open design at Cherokee Triangle home

Even though the footprint of the house was left untouched, it delivers an open design, much like those found in homes built today.

Four-season sunroom

Peek into the four-season sunroom from the main living space. On your way in, notice the intricate ironwork above the doorway.

Sun porch

Framed by three walls of windows, the sun porch lets in ample amounts of natural light. Can’t you imagine cozying up here with a book?

On the second floor, four bedrooms provide plenty of space for a large family. And although small in size, the master bedroom offers a quiet retreat. However, it is on the third floor that you’ll discover a truly inviting escape — a custom renovation brought the previously underused attic to life as an art and reading space for the homeowner. Outfitted with a kitchenette and full bathroom, the entire floor could be an in-law suite.

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This Cherokee Triangle home is only a few quick blocks away from the offerings on Bardstown Road and sits on a flat lot (a rarity in The Highlands). Plus, there is a large backyard and three-car garage. The green-thumbed homeowner has taken good care of the landscaping.

Original hardwood floors

Original hardwood flooring carries onto the second floor, which holds four bedrooms and two full baths.

Master bedroom at the Cherokee Triangle home

Sweet and simple, the master retreat is pure perfection. Don’t overlook the arched entryway to the master bathroom.

Master bathroom

The home’s three bathrooms display timeless design. The master bathroom features a clawfoot tub.

Art and reading space

The third floor received a significant upgrade. Once an empty attic, the space became an area for art and reading.

To learn more about this home, click HERE or contact Jackie Strange of Kentucky Select Properties at (502) 741-7174.

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