Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Historic Homes of Noblesville--744 S. 9th St.

Location: 744 S. 9th St.

Owners: Jae and Cathryn Tolliver, since February 2009

Style & History: This 2 story vernacular home, built sometime between 1898-1905, was occupied as a rental for a number of years. A 2 story garage was added in the early 1900’s and housed an apartment on the 2nd floor. The home has a staircases with original woodwork, and also has much of its original trim and wide plank pine floors. When wallpaper was removed it was discovered that it had been hung in 1905.

What are your favorite features? “We like the appeal of clean, modern lines thanks to the previous owners’ renovations. The kitchen cupboards are custom with clear glass display panes, the dining room has a coffered ceiling, and the parlor has built-in bookshelves.”

What work have you done on your house? “I found that my color palette tended toward warm and bright so we’ve painted colors like Martha Stewart Pencil in the kitchen, Summer Field green to bring out the light turquoise tile in the downstairs shower, and Stone Gray to bring out the travertine tile in the upstairs bath. We plan to add a concrete patio, fence and detached garage as time and money permits!”

What do you like about this area/neighborhood? “When I was first introduced to Old Town Noblesville I told my husband, “I would love to live in a place like this”. I loved the quaint, colorful homes and the small town feel of people taking pride in their renovations.”

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