Located in a hilly neighborhood south of Terre Haute, Rocky Edge needs a buyer that can return it to its former glory.
The property once served as a weekend retreat for Chapman J. and Ellen Root and their family. The family bought the property in 1925, not long after Root’s Terre Haute glass company’s design for the curvy, green Coca-Cola bottle propelled the family to new prosperity. The estate included landscaped and terraced grounds with rock gardens and water features, a glass-enclosed pool house with decorative tile and a painted mural, a conservatory, gatehouse, even a small private zoo. Added to Indiana Landmarks’ 10 Most Endangered list in 2018, the Spanish Revival-style hillside villa retains remnants of these once grand features, though vacancy and nature have taken a toll.
Today, Rocky Edge has 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms and offers 4,518 square feet on nearly 4 acres of beautiful grounds. The estate needs complete rehabilitation but offers lots of potential for an imaginative buyer. Learn more on realtor’s website.