Tour Highlights Big Style in Small Spaces

On May 19, our Landmark Look in southern Indiana features two small historic houses that pack a mighty architectural punch.

Good Things in Small Packages

See pint-sized examples of traditionally grand architectural styles during our May 19 double Landmark Look in Jefferson County, featuring two small houses that pack a mighty architectural punch. Both are painstakingly rehabbed private homes not normally open to the public.

In Madison’s historic district, realtor and experienced rehabber Sally Wurtz returned the exterior of her nineteenth-century Federal style cottage on West First Street to its historic appearance. Inside, she employed a number of clever design touches to create an inviting home that belies its 1,000-square-foot size.

Wurtz House, Madison

Wurtz House, Madison

An exposed brick wall forms a warm backdrop in the living room of Sally Wurtz’s home in Madison.

In Dupont, the c.1847 Levi Butler House appears in the essential 1962 reference book Indiana Houses of the Nineteenth Century as an outstanding example of the Greek Revival style. Indiana Landmarks helped rescue the house from foreclosure and neglect in 2015. We repaired the roof and chimney and sold the property to Mark Hopkins, a Florida resident with Indiana roots. He saw the house on our website and was hooked. He’s finishing up a two-year restoration, and today the house is a show-stopper with an artful mix of antique and modern furniture.

Levi Butler House, Dupont

With his two-year restoration nearly complete, Mark Hopkins has outfitted the Levi Butler House with an eclectic mix of modern and antique furnishings.

The Landmark Look is free for members of Indiana Landmarks, $10 for non-members. Reservations are required.

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