Rehabbed Gem Ready for Reuse
The Old Republic is New Carlisle’s premier historic landmark. Built in 1860 for the Jeremiah Service family, the Italianate-style home fell into major disrepair and sat vacant for nearly 30 years before being saved and rehabilitated by Historic New Carlisle, Inc. The 5,000-square foot home is beautifully decorated with original hardwood floors, 12-foot ceilings decorated with crown molding and ceiling medallions, marble fireplace mantles, transom windows above doors and windows, gorgeous front entry staircase, as well as period wallpaper and light fixtures. Perched on a hill encompassing 3.7 acres, the Old Republic welcomes visitors at the east gateway to the historic community. The house has great potential for many uses including a turn-key bed and breakfast and special event center. Other uses include a restaurant, office, or private home. The house has a front and back parlor, library, dining room, kitchen, two bathrooms, and the original summer kitchen on the first floor. The second floor features five beautifully appointed bedrooms, four with half-baths and one full-size bathroom. The house is located in beautiful New Carlisle, a historic community located on the original Michigan Road and Lincoln Highway.