Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Historic Homes of Noblesville

Location: 1443 Morton Street
Owners: Dustin and Erin Goodman, purchased in 1998

Constructed by: Mary Dill, circa 1910

Style: This home is a simple early 1900’s cottage. It originally had a front porch which has been enclosed, and the rear porch was enclosed for a bathroom.

What work have you done on your house? We’ve completely remodeled the living room. The walls had been covered with paneling and a dropped ceiling installed over crumbling plaster. We removed all of this and installed dry wall and a wood ceiling. Then we removed the vinyl siding to reveal the original wood siding and painted the exterior. The detached garage has been turned into a studio/workshop. Recently, we remodeled the entry way, which was once a covered porch. We opened up the ceilings, tiled the floor, installed new windows, and dry walled.

What are your favorite features? I love the simple architectural details we added such as the shutters, window boxes, corbels, and gingerbread. Our landscaping has added a lot of charm to the house too--my mother-in-law has created a dreamscape of perennials. The original cottage style home was very simple and modest, we added just a little flair. I also love the colors we chose, and the high ceilings are also a favorite feature.

What do you like about this neighborhood?  We can walk and bike through downtown Noblesville and Forest Park.  I also like the proximity to schools, public library, and shopping, and our neighbors are like family.

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