100 & 110 W Ormsby Ave

Special Purpose for Sale
Catylist Listing ID: 30843172
Property Subtypes: Assembly/Meeting Place, Other
Building Size (RSF): 15,642 SF
Gross Land Area: 0.68 - 0.63 Acres
Sale Price: $1,250,000
Ceiling: 25 ft.
Property Use Type: Vacant/Owner-User
Usable Size (USF): 15,642 SF
Sale Terms: Cash to Seller
Cap Rate: Undisclosed
Last Updated: 6/4/2024

Overview / Comments

This property boasts THREE structures, including a church/assembly space (10,819sf), a duplex currently operating as an Air BnB (3,723sf) and a carriage house (1,100sf) currently being used as a long-term rental. These structures are all on the same parcel, for a total of 15,000+ sf of historical property in Old Louisville, only 2 miles from Whiskey Row. The fenced in Courtyard and landscaping between the three buildings is truly breathtaking and makes for a beautiful outdoor venue space equipped with a large patio & belvedere for special occasions. Because of the attached Short-Term Rental and outdoor entertaining, this location is ideal for destination weddings, micro-distillery, bourbon tour experiences, tastings, brewery, coffee shop, healing facility, retreat space, etc.

Conveniently located at the corner of 1st & Ormsby, this property is accessible to downtown, NuLU, Whiskey Row, SDF Airport, UofL, hospitals, Fourth Street Live and all the Main Street Distilleries, etc. The exterior features unique gargoyles, detailed lighting & electric outlets, professional gardening worthy of and repeatedly requested by the Old Louisville Garden Tour. The original charm has been maintained throughout all structures and makes for an adventurous tour and engaging experience for visitors.

The church features a stunning sanctuary (500+ person capacity), a Bridal Suite (with private bathroom and shower), a groom's room, a cocktail lounge area, a large cafeteria, classrooms, and a large catering kitchen with a massive amount of storage, an enormous reception area that was formerly a full-sized indoor basketball court featuring 25' wooden arched ceilings. The double glass doors off the reception area lead to the patio/courtyard, complimented with professionally repaired stained-glass windows, allowing for ample sunlight to fill its massive spaces.

The duplex has been restored back to its original charm with impressionable woodwork and detail throughout. It is currently rented as an entire unit on Air BnB (with the capacity to sleep 12 people) and stays continuously booked during peak season (March – December). Guests enjoy 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 kitchens and a 3-tier rear deck for outdoor entertaining. There is an additional unfinished 3rd floor with potential for 2 more guest rooms & walk-in utility closet.

The carriage house is a magical studio of an apartment with the kitchen, living room, bathroom and laundry on the 1st floor and a spiral staircase that leads to the bedroom on the 3rd floor, which overlooks the living room. is included and it is currently rented to a long-term renter month-to-month.

Attached is a small parking lot with a bit of room for expansion. The fully fenced in backyard & security cameras offer privacy and security for guests. The outside is filled with a fire pit, dining area, hammock, fire pit, and more! This property already has an established Air BnB income with so much potential for more!

Together, the property boasts 15,642sf of original Old Louisville architectural charm that you truly will not find anywhere else. Don’t miss the opportunity to own a prestigious piece of property is Historic Old Louisville, 5 minutes from Whiskey Row/downtown, walking distance to Central Park, and central to all things Louisville!

Additional Details

Nearest MSA: Louisville/Jefferson County
County: Jefferson
Taxing Authority: Jefferson County PVA, Louisville Metro
Tax ID/APN: 032F01440000
Zoning: TNZD - Traditional Neighborhood Zoning District
Property Located Between: 1st & 2nd on Ormsby
Property Visibility: Good
Largest Nearby Street: 1st St
Traffic/Vehicle Count: 3,295
Highway Access: I-64, 64 & 71 are within miles.
Airports: Louisville International (SDF), Bowman Field (KLOU)
Site Description: Cleared corner lot.
Area Description: Historic Old Louisville.
Total Number of Buildings: 3
Number of Stories: 2
Typical SF / Floor: 11,000 SF
Property Condition: Good
Year Built: 1921
Year Renovated: 2019
Roof Type: Other
Construction/Siding: Brick
Exterior Description: Three buildings surrounded by professional landscaping and a shared courtyard with room for entertainment.
Parking Type: Other
Parking Description: There is a small lot in rear. Nearby parking can be negotiated with a closeby business.
Sprinklers: None
Heat Type: Electricity, Natural Gas, Propane, Space Heaters, Steam, Other
Heat Source: Central, Other
Air Conditioning: Other
Internet Access: Other
Interior Description: INTERIOR DESCRIPTION – THE CHURCH/SANCTUARY This property is a historic and stunning piece of history in the heart of Old Louisville, at the block of 1st & Ormsby. This landmark church features 10,819sf of unique & historic architecture with its original charm & character throughout. The prominent entrance to the "sanctuary" is located on Ormsby Ave with a foyer area featuring a men's & women's restroom with 3+ fixtures / each (capacity of 500+). The foyer contains a stairwell to the choir loft overlooking the original organ system; one of few left in existence and sought after. Original light fixtures and stained-glass features have been professionally restored for historic impact. The authentic curved pews, pulpit (with the original carved wooden chairs), stage, exposed brick, grandiose size and radiating sound, make for an unforgettable gathering/experience. The sanctuary is connected by a side-foyer turret (with its own double door entrance on Ormsby) and leads to a "groom's dressing room/lounge", that consists of two rooms with a double working ventless fireplace and stained glass windows denoting the Scottish masons that built the structure. For the brides, or a second host preparation area, there is a private dressing room connected to a large parlor/lounge with a large stone ventless fireplace. It has a full bathroom with an adjacent walk-in shower and it’s own private entrance. The massive reception area boasts a wooden arched ceiling (approx. 25' in height) previously used as an indoor gymnasium. There are multiple spacious gathering rooms with divisible doors, including a grand hall connected to an industrial-size kitchen, ideal for catering. Eventually guests make their way outside through French glass doors onto the newly constructed patio/deck with a professionally maintained garden displaying a rose-flowered trellis with mature trees for ample shading and scenery. The captivating outdoor setting is perfect for outdoor events/weddings with seating areas, a pergola, furniture and privacy, it forms an oasis in the city. INTERIOR DESCRIPTION – THE DUPLEX The duplex was originally built as a single-family home and has been converted to a duplex, but still accessible as a single unit for Air BnB to host large parties (12 persons). It was originally built in 1921 and boasts stunning original woodwork paneling, crown molding, flooring, trim, fireplaces, and original hardwood floors. With modern touches of comfort, such a dressing room on the 2nd floor, previously used as a butler's pantry. Guests enter into a spacious foyer hallway & large living room that leads to a spacious bedroom with two full-size beds and a full bathroom with character. Next, you'll make your way into the dining room and finally the kitchen the leads to the shared outdoor patio. There is an internal lower-level stairwell that provides interior access to the 2nd unit entrance and shared laundry and lots of storage in basement. Upstairs you'll find 3 large bedrooms, with a king, queen and two full-sized beds and daybed, and then a separate dining and kitchen area. Across from the bathroom you will find the dressing room, originally used as a butler's pantry. And lastly a second full kitchen provides access to the three-story deck big enough to entertain! There are two additional rooms and a utility closet on the 3rd floor that need to be finished to add two more additional guest rooms, and the plumbing for a 3rd floor bathroom. INTERIOR DESCRIPTION – THE CARRIAGE HOUSE The carriage house was also built in 1921 and features 1,100sf of living space recently rehabbed inside & out in 2019. The unit features a convenient parking space, a front patio that leads to the living room and then to a galley kitchen, full bathroom and separate laundry room. It has a new HVAC system, added during rehab in 2019.
Zoning Description: TNZD
Lot Frontage: 300+
Lot Depth: 445'
Water Service: Municipal
Sewer Type: Municipal
Easements Description: Buyer to verify easements.
Legal Description: See recorded deed.

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Total Population: 24,593 145,348 318,157
Median Age: 32.33 35.22 36.75
Households: 11,131 63,620 136,673


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Alexandria Bolton

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