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Beautiful 4BR home in Emily Kimbrough Historic District

Contributed by: Frank Meeker
Published: Friday, 09 March 2018 4:00 PM
This gracious 1896 Colonial Revival home, designed for a young widow, is a true gem of East Central Indiana’s gas boom, and the product of a brief partnership of two British-trained Indiana architects, Alfred Grindle and Charles Weatherhogg. Built of pressed buff brick and trimmed in Indiana limestone, it has three floors each of roughly 2500 sq. feet, large light-filled rooms, and a two-story carriage house. As seen in the American Architect and Building News, it has “Chicago-style” windows and other design ideas popularized by the 1892 Chicago World’s Fair. Outstanding details include original woodwork, eight fireplaces (including in three of the four second-floor bedrooms), coved ceilings, stained glass windows, slate roof, French and pocket doors, period hardware, historic light fixtures, and a ballroom (unrestored) on the third floor. The master bedroom has a sitting area/nursery, built-in and walk-in closets, full bath and laundry area. Saved from exploitation as a student rental and brothel, the 4BR/2.5BA home has been lovingly if not quite fully restored over the last forty years and is located just two miles from campus. Pictures at $300,000; to be sold with preservation easement. Please call Frank Meeker at 765-702-0717.