Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Historic Homes--1567 Logan St.

Location: 1567 Logan Street

Owners: Mel and Nancy Joliff, since 1996

Style & History: This Victorian cottage, built in 1871, has undergone many changes and hardly resembles the original structure. Many of the home's renovations occurred in the early 1920's, when rched openings, a kitchen, full bath, and an additional bedroom were all added. The entryway was altered to accommodate the delivery of dining room furniture. At that time, the house was owned by prominent Noblesville businessman, A. H. Hare.

What are your favorite features? “We love the cottage style. The open feel of the living and dining room areas is great for entertaining and family dinners. Two fireplaces add character, one is a focal point in the living room and the second is, surprisingly, in the finished basement which we now use for exercising.”

What work have you done on your house? “New cement board siding and a total kitchen make-over were our last two major projects. Although we've nearly redone the whole house, when spring comes around, we plan to enlarge and upgrade the main bathroom. We'd love to put one of the porches back on the front of the house. It actually had two porches on the front.”

What do you like about this area/neighborhood? “We value getting to know our neighbors in Old Town. The front porches, detached garages and ability to walk downtown to shop, dine and enjoy events make connecting with them easy.”

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