Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Historic Homes of Noblesville--1359 Logan Street
Owners: Casey and Bill Kenley and sons Raymond and Leo, since spring of 2007
Constructed by: W. Frank Lacy in 1898, the son of A.H. Lacy, a wealthy Hamilton County farmer who also constructed the Lacy Block on the north side of the square.
Style: This home reflects the late Queen Anne style (sometimes referred to as Free Classic), but with simpler, more reserved elements. It has smooth classical columns and square balusters, an irregular roofline and multiple gables, which is typical for the Queen Anne’s, as is the wrap-around porch.
Cosmetic features: The dark-stained bead board ceiling under the porch remains beautifully intact. One particularly ornate feature on this home is the front door, which has carved wreath and garland accents.
What work have you done on your house? “We’ve painted the exterior, replaced the fence, and replaced some downed trees. We also remodeled our kitchen, using some "green" materials including linoleum flooring (made from linseed oil), Amish-made cabinetry, and an energy-efficient dishwasher. “
What are your favorite features? “The wraparound porch is definitely my favorite feature. I also love the fact that the kitchen and living room are very accessible to one another. I spend a lot of time in the kitchen and wanted one that didn’t feel separated from the rest of the living space. I also like our bumpy brick road. It slows down the traffic. We enjoy the easy access to downtown and my husband and I take advantage of all the good running paths, through Forest Park and up to Potter's Bridge, all accessible from our house.”