Built in 1912, this two-story Craftsman-style house and matching carriage house are poised to return to their former glory. Indiana Landmarks affiliate Save Our Stories undertook exterior improvements in 2019, installing a new roof and tuckpointing masonry, and the house is now ready for a buyer to continue the work inside.
The interior retains several original features, including leaded glass windows, fireplace, hardwood floors, pocket doors with leaded glass, crown molding, and much more. A gorgeous oak stairway leads to landing with beautiful built-ins and leaded glass windows. The third floor includes plenty of room for storage or could be converted to additional living space. The property includes a two-story carriage house, with room for three cars and living space on the second floor.
The house is attributed to architect Samuel Plato, Indiana’s first licensed African American architect. At one time, Marion boasted several landmarks attributed to Plato. Today, only a few of his designs remain, making the house an even more important community landmark.
The property could become a private home, bed and breakfast, professional offices, retail, or a café, with plenty of onsite parking to accommodate a business. The house will be sold subject to preservation covenants attached to the exterior; the interior is yours to reimagine. Learn more on realtor’s website.