Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Historic Homes of Noblesville--1008 S. 10th St.
Owners: Rob and Jenny Fisher, and children Emily, Ethan and Aiden, since 2006
Constructed by: George W. Heiny, a Civil War veteran, circa 1889. The home was one of several Heiny owned in Noblesville, all were probably investments, since no evidence suggests that he lived in the home.
Style and features: The home is a 2 story T-plan vernacular with a porch along the north side. It features tall, narrow openings with simple trim, with original ornate front and back doors. 10 foot ceilings, and four bedrooms.
What work have you done on your house? “We built a new garage about 6 months after moving in and added all the landscaping and fence. About a year ago we added new hardwood floors to the downstairs and a new staircase. The original hardwoods had been damaged and replaced with laminate flooring before we bought the house.”
What are your favorite features? “Our favorite features are the two doors which seem to be original to the house (and if not, we just like the ornate work on them!). We have transom windows upstairs that we love and I love our laundry/mud room - it is surrounded by little windows that swing up to open and it gets great light. We really just like the whole feel of our house.”
What do you like about this area? “We like the diversity of our neighborhood.”