Project Name: Robinswood Estate
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Size: 16,640 Square Feet
The quintessential Glenview Estate known as “Robinswood” is on the National Register of Historic Places as well as being part of The Country Estates of River Road Historic District. PLC has advised the owner as they have renovated the existing facility while also expanding and building other features throughout the Estate.
Robinswood was constructed in 1912 by Arthur Allen and it has been thoughtfully expanded and updated by various owners with respect for the original architecture. The grand entrance hall serves as a living hall with a fireplace and exquisite details. The most stunning portion of the home is a library that was added in 1931. It is lined in antique dower chests and has a lovely carved limestone mantel with the original owner’s initials. There is a wet bar hidden behind a panel in the library, music room and formal dining rooms each with a fireplace are on the opposite side of the entrance hall. Beyond these rooms are the original butler’s pantry, back staircase, a European style glass conservatory, and wonderfully fitted gourmet kitchen, a rear hall leads to the handsome baronial style family room with antique beams, limestone fireplace, and french doors which flood the space with natural light, 3.5 car garage, office and exercise room are also on this level. The grand staircase leads to the second level. Opposite the stair is a paneled library or office with an adjoining full bath. This room has a custom made leather floor imported from Italy. The spacious master suite has balconies overlooking lovely grounds, 2 fireplaces, his and her dressing room and a luxurious marble bath. There are several additional bedrooms with adjoining baths, a playroom or sitting room with bookcases and a fireplace, and a large laundry room. The rear stairs lead to the third level which has a temperature controlled wine cellar, full bath, billiard room adjoining family room with wet bar. There is also a fully fitted theatre room.
A charming guest cottage with kitchen, fireplace, bath and a deck is a delightful spot for guests. The lovely landscaped grounds still have many of the original elements including limestone steps, low walls and lovely terrace. The pool is fenced and very private. The entire estate is secured by a brick wall with limestone cap and a protective fencing. Handsome entrance gate gives both privacy and security.