Restored Showplace is Move-In Ready
Nestled in the heart of picturesque Attica, Indiana, the historic Rohlfing House is stunning both inside and out. Built by Charles Frederick Augustus Rohlfing in 1887, the brick Italianate is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The house sits on a landscaped double lot one block from downtown and within a few minutes’ walk from restaurants, banks, pharmacies, the historic Devon Theater, the Carnegie library, and a number of city parks. The Rohlfing House is located little more than a half hour’s drive to Purdue University and downtown Lafayette, only 1½ hours to central Indianapolis, and just over 2 hours to downtown Chicago.
The impressive exterior features decorative pressed metal cornice and window hoods, three original side porches, and a wraparound front porch added in the Classical Revival period. Inside you’ll find elegantly spacious rooms, stunning woodwork, and beautiful period fixtures. Accenting the informal parlor is a fireplace with an Eastlake-inspired carved surround and a broad built-in window bench with decorative screen. Wood-paneled oil on canvas wall coverings and a spectacular stained glass window will enhance any meal in the formal dining room. The unique kitchen retains a large period sink and servant prep room. A half bath provides convenience on the first floor while two full baths and a laundry room serve the 3-4 bedrooms on the second floor.
A three-year full rehabilitation of the house was completed in 2010. This included installation of a new roof, extensive masonry repairs, and restoration of decorative wooden porches. Inside, all new systems were installed, plaster and wood repaired, bathrooms upgraded, and closets expanded. The Rohlfing House will be sold with protective covenants to ensure its long-term preservation. The move-in ready showplace is a prime property for a private residence, lodging establishment, or other sensitive uses.