Queen Anne with a View
Situated on an elevated 2-acre lot overlooking the Muscatatuck River on the outskirts of historic Vernon, Indiana, the Queen Anne-style Robert and Mary Ann Leavitt House was built c.1884 by carpenter Robert Leavitt.
The two-and-a-half-story frame home offers approximately 3,456 square feet of living space and sits on a partial basement with stone foundation. The interior features 10 rooms with 3-4 bedrooms on the second floor. The house retains original woodwork, wood floors, pocket doors, a partial open staircase, corner living room fireplace and built-in window seat, and dining room with built-in cabinetry. There is a walk-up unfinished attic space suitable for storage or expanded living.
There is presently one bath on the first floor. Municipal water is located nearby, but the house will require a septic system. A concrete pad on the north side of the house offers opportunity for expanded outdoor living with views of the Muscatatuck River.
The Leavitt House requires complete interior rehabilitation with all new systems, bathroom, and kitchen needed. The house will be sold subject to preservation covenants attached to the deed. Buyer will be required to submit a rehabilitation plan for approval. Indiana Landmarks is completing exterior rehabilitation with masonry chimney repairs, new roof cresting, exterior siding and trim work, front porch rebuild, and exterior painting. Price reflects completed exterior work.
National Register-listed Vernon is the county seat of Jennings County, Indiana, with a population of 312 people. Nearby North Vernon, is the area’s main commercial center, with a population of 6,700. Vernon is located 60 miles north of Louisville, KY, and 67 miles southwest of Indianapolis, Indiana. The area includes picturesque rolling hills, recreational amenities, and farmland, all within 30 minutes of Interstate I-65.