Prestigious Properties

6717 Elmcroft Circle

Nestled in the exclusive Elmcroft neighborhood right off Highway 42 is the rare opportunity to own the home of Louisville legend Muhammad Ali. The home of “The Greatest of All Time” is situated on nearly two acres of lushly landscaped grounds. This distinctive residence has been beautifully enriched by renowned designer Andrew Hirschman of McNamara and Hirschman in Scottsdale, Arizona. The attention to detail is evident throughout – from the hand-forged art glass light fixtures, cast bronze adorned with Italian silk draperies, woven veneer wall covering and artistic glass vessels from local Glassworks artists.

A circular driveway escorts you to the leaded glass door and gracious foyer entry, which leads to a well-appointed open floor plan. The layout is enhanced by extensive crown molding and millwork throughout. Features include a handsome study with a wall of built-in bookcases, a formal dining room with arched windows and wainscoting detail and a great room with soaring ceilings, a gas fireplace and an architectural wall of windows with views of the park-like grounds.

The gourmet kitchen offers an abundance of custom cabinetry, a center island, granite countertops, a raised breakfast bar, an ample pantry and a sunny dining area. Ideal for entertaining, the adjacent family room offers a cozy place to gather, complete with a fireplace and built-in bookcases.

The main floor master suite serves as a welcome retreat from daily stresses and affords a relaxing seating area, a cozy fireplace, access to the rear deck, two custom-designed walk-in closets and a private bathroom. An artistically gilded powder room and generous laundry room that doubles as a mud room complete this level. The second floor can be accessed from the wood and wrought iron embellished staircase, rear staircase or accessible elevator. This level features three en suite bedrooms, each appointed with unique and comfortable finishes.

A multi-tiered walkout lower level provides a distinctive opportunity for entertaining with endless possibilities. Its varied offerings include numerous seating areas, a full kitchenette wet bar equipped with standard appliances and granite countertops, a wine cellar and a home gym. The gym includes rubber flooring and mirrored walls. It overlooks the billiards area and is adjacent to the guest powder room on this level. Movie night will never be the same in the two-tiered home theater with a separate audio and visual room for all components and video collection. Guests will enjoy the privacy of the bedroom suite with adjoining bathroom, which affords magnificent views of the grounds.

Your oasis awaits just beyond the expansive grilling deck and lower level patio, featuring an in-ground heated pool with a waterfall and a gorgeous pool cabana with a covered lanai. Interior features include an open concept with vaulted plank ceiling, a full kitchenette wet bar finished in granite, a cozy seating area with fireplace, a full bathroom and a lower level garage for off-season storage.

The fun doesn’t stop here, however. You can shoot hoops whenever you want at the private, lighted basketball court with a custom University of Louisville surface. Other bells and whistles include a four-car garage, a security system, a central vacuum system, four HVAC units – plus a separate one for the pool cabana – two generators, a gated and fenced rear lawn, a zoned irrigation system, lush landscaping with accent lighting, a one-year home warranty and so much more. Shown by appointment only, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity you won’t want to miss.

Address: 6717 Elmcroft Circle, Louisville

Listing Price: $1,950,000

Contact: Jennifer Carroll, 502.693.2300, Semonin Realtors

Photography: James Moses