Oh, to live in a humble gardener’s cottage…
How about a four bedroom, five bath home on five acres — with an in-ground saltwater pool.
This $1.3 million Anchorage home used to be part of bourbon baron Isaac Bernheim’s estate. Yep, that Bernheim. The one who created Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest.
Turns out, he got his love of nature from roaming the woods of his once 300 acre estate in Anchorage. That estate included this gardener’s cottage, built in 1870. At one point, Bernheim and his wife dreamed of turning the property into a public arboretum. But after the death of Amanda Bernheim in 1922, Isaac Bernheim sold the land. (He later bought the reserve in Bullitt and Nelson counties that we know as Bernheim.)
In the meantime, his former gardener’s cottage became a private home, featuring exposed wooden beams on the inside and decorated gables on the outside.
Check out the full listing here.
Photos via Zillow.com.