Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Historic Homes of Noblesville--1139 Cherry St.

Location: 1139 Cherry Street

Owners: Pete and Barb Lapitsky, since 2004

Constructed by: Ann Dunn, circa 1877. Ann was the wife of Nathaniel Dunn, a Civil War Veteran, who died shortly after they purchased the land to build this house.

Style and features: The style is Italianate, with a deep, bracketed cornice at the roofline. The original porch spanned the full width of the front of the home. The home now has a side porch, which was added in the 1920’s when the original porch was removed. The home has tall, narrow windows, solid oak floors, and heavy molding as a few of its charming features.

What work have you done on your house? “We’ve refinished the office and bedroom floors, tiled the upstairs bath wall and added glass block, stripped woodwork, added a new porch entry door, new oak molding, and installed a new kitchen countertop. We also added picture frame molding on the upper fa├žade just under the roofline around the entire house. We added all new windows, a leaded glass address transom over the front entrance door, and Barb designed matching leaded glass transoms in the living room. Outside we have landscaped the yard, added custom benches and a fence, and a brick walkway and stone slabs.”

What are your favorite features? “We enjoy the side porch, the oak floors, the pocket doors, the original front door, and the woodwork and high ceilings.”

This home will be featured on the Historic Home Tour Saturday September 18th from 10-5.

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