The living and dining room (originally a double room from which Mrs. Holley removed a wall) is to the right of the front door and is entered through two pocket doors. A gas fireplace is surrounded by vintage tiles. As in other rooms, the windows are provided with wooden frames and bordered by decorative grilles. Some are in a bay; you turn a corner created by the tower of the building.
Behind the study is a family room with vintage chandeliers and a fireplace with a new mantelpiece. The room flows into a kitchen with stained wooden Bruder cabinets, quartzite countertops, marble backsplashes and Italian porcelain floor tiles with herringbone pattern. The appliances include three dishwashers, a Miele range and a Sub-Zero refrigerator behind double doors. There is also a pantry.
The kitchen is completely open to a solarium with a vaulted roof installed by a previous owner. The seating is at a breakfast bar with pendant lights made of hand-blown glass. There is also space for a coffee table and lounge chairs.
The house has two flights of stairs, front and back. There is a guest toilet under the main room. It winds past stained glass windows and ascends to the second floor.
Among the five bedrooms on this level is the primary with a gas fireplace with a vintage tiled stove and surround, and a renovated bathroom down the hall with two vanities and a walk-in glass shower. A second bedroom also has a working gas fireplace as well as a door that leads to a rear balcony. A third bedroom in the tower has a curved window. The second bathroom has exposed brick and a compact shower imported from Europe.
The third floor, with its angled ceilings, was originally a ballroom. The owners have created two bedrooms in its place and there is a half bath on this level (the sink is from a Pullman railroad car). The tower has a small, glass-wrapped seating area overlooking the courthouse. Downstairs in the basement is a screening room and a bathroom with a shower.
Outside space: The house is located on an unusually large property in the neighborhood with wide lawns, mature trees and a koi pond. A circular covered porch is in the front, a second porch (the base of a vertical stack) is on the side of the dining room, and a raised deck, accessible from the solarium, wraps around the back of the house. There are permits for a 1,700 square meter garage to replace the existing one. Plans were also made for a swimming pool and pool house.
Taxes: $ 7,073 (2019 based on a $ 624,900 tax assessment)
Contact: Shawn Smead, @properties, 219-781-2426; atproperties.com
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