Thursday, September 15, 2016

Preservation Bargain: A Victorian 2 Story: Logansport Indiana

112 East Linden proved that you cant judge a book by its cover. This is a turn key house you can live in while you bring it back to that Victorian elegance you have been dreaming of..

Amazing fretwork
Entry with nice woodwork
View between rooms
The home retains an amazing Victorian Fretwork between the Parlors, original  woodwork and a modern kitchen. The bath retains its claw-foot tub
New Kitchen

Claw-foot tub
Nice ceiling ready for some period lighting
A nicely landscaped lot, close to amenities like the River and the trails. You can walk to the shops downtown in small town Logansport Indiana. Offered at only 39,9 it's a  bargain. More listing info 112 Linden

Sunday, August 28, 2016

1329 Market St, A Great brick Victorian, Logansport Indiana

Everyone drives by this house and I've often wondered if the outside is a nice as the inside and the answer is YES, perfectly livable while you put your own period touches on it.

The amazing thing? Only 85K (not a typo) a grand house at a bargain price. Lots of natural woodwork throughout too. Some really great built-ins and a gorgeous parlor mantle

Listed by MPR realty, Memi Rennawanz agent  1329 listing

Monday, February 22, 2016

Midwest Mansions; 1226 Broadway, Indianapolis

Perhaps one of the best Victorian era mansions with remarkable interiors.

4 Bedrooms, 4 baths , 4778 Sq ft, it rarely gets better than this. I'll let the photos speak for themselves.

Period Entry
Great newel
Grand parlor
amazing ceiling
Aesthetic tile
period detail everywhere
huge rooms
amazing kitchen
love the stove
Priced at 625,000.00 , offered by Everhart studios listing here

Saturday, February 20, 2016

"A time caspule cottage" Logansport Indiana

Ok you know they are out there, homes where time pretty much stood still. The outside may be plain but inside you are transported back to an earlier day.

With the small house movement, cottages are hot and this one simply will not last long, especially priced at only 24,900. This house need a little freshening (get rid of that carpet to expose the hardwoods) removal of the insulbrick on the outside and a cottage paint job and you are all set

Two bedroom , on bath this home sits in the up and coming Midtown area of Logansport with a lot of new people coming in and restoring. This home is listed by Galloway, Murray and Scheetz Realty. More information 1710 Smead

Sunday, January 24, 2016

1318 Broadway, Logansport IN: An Exceptional Italianate

 Historic Italianate style home has 12 foot ceilings. This home likely dates to the 1860's with a circa 1895addition.
Lots of woodwork with wood floors and an oak/walnut staircase, cast iron fireplace mantels and more!
This 4 bedroom 3 bath home has had some work done. Still some work needed. Priced at only 59,9 it may be a preservation Bargain in the City of Logansport
More info 1318 Broadway

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

History for sale :Vurpillat Opera House, Winnimac Indiana

Opera anyone? Or should I say Opera House Not everyday you can buy your own personal Opera House.

The Vurpillat Opera House is an exquisite example of Second Empire Commercial Architectural Style. Listed on the National and Indiana Register of Historic Places and constructed in 1882. The upper stories of the building remain in near original condition, revealing reflections of a bygone era.

Priced at 200,000.00 this is a huge amount of historic space, More info opera house

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Preservation 911: The Greensfelder Mansion, Logansport Indiana

The Greensfelder family figured prominently in the history of Logansport. The Greensfelder commercial building was lost several years ago after Indiana Landmarks bought it and a partial collapse resulted in an emergency demolition. I've been lobbying Indiana Landmarks to acquire this one and maybe its time to ratchet up the public outcry.

The Greensfelder is perhaps one of the best examples of a late Victorian /early Edwardian home in Logansport. Built in 1902. The home combines Queen Anne elements with free classic detailing and the exterior includes features like a slate roof, large front porch with free classic details and a second floor balcony. Built by a prominent local family on a prominent location at 806 Market Street this home sits in a two block area of larger mansions.

Grand staircase
The property is on the market at a very affordable price and faces the real possibility of being bought by someone who world turn in into apartments and in that process remove the history of the grand interior. It is that "over the top interior' that makes the Greensfelder  Mansion special and its level of originality make it a significant home and it is a significant part of Logansport history.

Mosaic tile entry
The interior of this home is in deed over the top. You are greeted at the entryway by a finely carved wood door and a Mosaic tiled floor.

Rare Lincrusta wainscot
The staircase still has its original Lincrusta wainscot. The home has several large Pocket doors between the formal room and high ceilings.

This 'wedding cake' ceiling detail is very rare in intact condition
Rare treatment for a wood floor with a mosaic style executed in wood.
The front Formal parlor features a finely detailed 'wedding cake' plaster embellishments on the ceiling as well as a grand fireplace with fine carving and mirrors. The wood floors are all inlaid with creative patterns and different stain creating mosaic effect in wood.

The 'star' of the house is its grand formal Dining Room with custom designed US Encaustic Tile floor, this "tile carpet" is highly unusual.
Highly decorative
One of several rooms with this treatment . This bath features several colors of tile..
Formal dining Built in

The home features a rear servants staircase that travels all 4 levels. The basement is large with generous storage and recent boiler, the home also has a great deal of updated wiring and two circuit boxes.

Master bedroom has built in wardrobe and sitting room
Period Lighting
The second floor a has  a long hall, Master suite with its own sitting room and built in closet, several guest room and a period bath with large claw foot tub.
One of several finely detailed fireplaces

The third floor is open and huge with the ability to create more bedrooms or a grand ballroom. While this house will require a significant investment, its level of historic authenticity makes this an extremely worthwhile project. Priced at only 39,900. it is very affordable and we can only hope a preservation minded individual buys it.  I am encouraging Indiana Landmarks to buy it and I encourage you to contact the regional director Todd Ziegler and ask landmarks to option this home  or buy it outright. More info is on the realtor site and Deb Drinkwine is the listing agent with Pacesetter Realty. Listing info 806 Market

We need to save this historic home, it is too important a  part of Logansport History. This would make a great Bed and breakfast or a fine single family residence. We need a "preservation hero" or a local group to come together and acquire it.