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107 Don Allen Rd | St Matthews Homes for Sale | Richlawn Home for Sale

107 Don Allen Road is a 1940s Two-Story Painted Brick Colonial located in the architect-planned and designed City of Richlawn and surrounded by all of your St Matthews favorites.  Richlawn is actually two years older than its St Matthews neighbor, and was incorporated in 1948.  Builder / Real Estate Professional, Emery Kinkead, designed and planned the little city.  Its unique design includes a circular layout comprised of Don Allen Road and Gibson Road forming the east / west perimeter and Blenhem Road to the north.  Additionally, Heady Avenue bisects the neighborhood, Ledyard Road is located at the furthest north, and Taggart Drive provides access from Hubbards Lane.  Hubbards Lane also has some homes that are part of Richlawn.

This two-story Brick Colonial has been recently renovated and modified.  It's rare to find such an open floor plan in the St Matthews area for under $300,000 with its St Matthews charm intact, but this Richlawn 2-story has it.  The current owner transformed this home from a rather closed off more traditional plan with tight rooms and dysfunctional flow into the kind of modern layout today's St Matthews home buyers covet.  

The formal living room features refinished hardwood floors, new tile fireplace surround, crown molding, and plenty of natural light.  The living room is also very spacious, and has even better access to both the superb kitchen and the large & light Family Room.  The Seller widened doorways between the kitchen and living room created an open concept.  Formerly, there was a small, colsed off hallway that accessed the basement and pantry.  This area has been opened up, creating more kitchen space and better access to the pantry and basement.

The Kitchen is a knockout.  There are new custom cabinets with "soft-close" drawers, granite countertops, beautiful tile backsplash, new stainless steel appliances, and genius use of space.  Prior to the Seller's renovation, the Kitchen was in disarray.  It was a tiny space, the appliances were positioned in very odd ways, and it was very dated.  The Seller closed the doorway between the Kitchen and the Family Room which created a great deal more of usable Kitchen space.  You will be very pleased with the snazzy tile floor as well.

The first floor family room is a St Matthews rarity.  Before the seller got ahold of it, it had dated wood pannel walls, worn carpeting, and a wall air conditioning unit.  Now it has new carpet, the wood pannel walls have been replaced by dryway, and the Seller had a central air unit installed.  The family room also features a gorgeous renovated half bath with artsy tile floor, vessel sink and updated vanity, new lighting, and stylish wallpaper.  The designer decor througout was professionally selected by Harriet Tretz and The Lee W. Robinson Co.  

Completing this St Matthews gem's first floor is a formal dining room with refinished hardwood floors and decorative moldings and updated lighting.  There is a breezeway between the updated Kitchen and the attached 1-car garage that functions as a great mudroom.  The front of the garage features newly replaced and painted wood siding and a charming garage door.

The second floor features 3 Bedrooms, all with refinished hardwood floors, and a delightfully updated full bath with lots of tile and style.  New vanity and marble dressing top complete the bath. 

The unfinished basement is great for storage, or finishing as the ceiling height relative to other St Matthews homes is above average.  The backyard is HUGE, and features a restored wooden deck and a charming brick patio.  

Richlawn is a fantastic neighborhood a couple of minutes from St Matthews dining, shopping, and entertainment, and this renovated beauty is ready to go!

Call/Text/Email The Thomas Group of Keller Williams Realty Louisville East today for your private showing!






Comment balloon 0 commentsChris Thomas • March 05 2013 01:58PM
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