Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Historic Homes of Noblesville--595 N. 10th St.

Location: 595 North 10th Street

Owners: Bud and Linda Ramsay, since 2002

Style & History: Built in a Traditional style, the home was constructed in 1941 and was a Show House at the Indianapolis Fairgrounds. It was then dismantled and moved to its permanent home, a lot that was originally part of the County Fairgrounds. Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong, owners of Armstrong Shoe store downtown, were the original owners. “We’ve heard stories about how well-loved the Armstrongs were in the community, and the wonderful light displays they did for Holidays and the generous candy they gave out for Halloween.”

What are your favorite features? “We love the extra large lot, the sunroom, and the large master bath. There’s a bar room in the basement, complete with a gorgeous marble bar that was dropped in when the house was built. We love the house and the way it feels. It’s a cozy, bright house.”

What work have you done on your house? “We owned the house for two years before we moved in. We scraped wallpaper, replaced the floors on the main level, installed a new kitchen counter and appliances, tore off the old sunroom and built a new sunroom, with a large master bath above it. We finished the basement, have a new garage and redid the landscaping and pond. We plan to put new windows in the original part of the house.”

What do you like about this area/neighborhood? “Everything—the friendly neighbors, being close to downtown, and we love living across from the school.”

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