Historic House Listings

Such a pretty house! “Rabbit Ridge”, Circa 1839. Over an acre in Indiana. $375,000

March 28, 2024

This is such a pretty house! “Rabbit Ridge” was built in 1839. It is located on 1.53 acres in New Albany, Indiana. This house has been a successful short term rental. The house features beautiful windows, hardwood floors, grand staircase, tall ceilings, wide baseboards, crown moulding and exposed beams. There are stained glass windows and the old summer kitchen has a pub. There is a detached three car garage and ample parking. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 3,788 square feet. $375,000

Contact Katy C. Spalding with Six Degrees Real Estate: 502-931-4589

From the Zillow listing:


Welcome to ‘Rabbit Ridge,’ a cherished historic estate steeped in the tales of riverboat entrepreneurs and embodying the resilient spirit of a burgeoning community along the majestic Ohio River, established in 1840. Nestled on a 1.5-acre lot near downtown New Albany and Louisville, this iconic 1839 Federal style home, referred to by many as ‘Rabbit Ridge,’ stands as a pinnacle of historic grandeur. Originally built by Charles Dowerman during the steamboat-building era, this estate has been lovingly restored with character and charm. This home features antique multi-paned windows from an old shopfront in Louisville’s West End, while ornate wood paneling recycled from an old church confessional adorns one of the bedrooms. In the summer kitchen, a stunning blend of stained glass windows sourced from St. Mark’s church in New Albany and the Dane house in Louisville add a distinctive touch, harmonizing two distinct histories. This remarkable property is ideal for an investor as it is an established and successful Air B&B business. With no immediate neighbors on either side, it is the perfect place to host large groups and can double as a beautiful event space. Guests love the updated kitchen with a large island and the large classic dining room featuring a custom-built armoire. The large formal living room, seamlessly flows into an office/den with exposed wood beams that were salvaged from an old barn on the property. The summer kitchen boasts elegant stained glass windows and a loft area. Ascend the split staircase to discover a pub room with a wet bar and three bedrooms adorned with built-in wardrobe armoires, a covered balcony, and two full bathrooms. The home further boasts four mantled fireplaces, antique fixtures, molding, high ceilings, large windows, and hardwood floors. A detached three-car garage complements the expansive 1.5-acre grounds, providing both space and privacy. Discover the allure of ‘Rabbit Ridge’ and its blend of history and modern comfort. Call today to embark on a private tour and immerse yourself in the timeless charm and potential this historic estate holds.



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