c. 1900 – Shelbyville, IN

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203 W Washington St, Shelbyville, IN 46176

  • $238,400
  • 7 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 10133 Sq Ft
  • 0.3 Ac.
One of Shelbyville's finest historic charmer with many modern day conveniences! Over 7500 liv sq ft with17 rooms, very unique character, 10ft ceilings, handcrafted woodwork, 3 levels and a full basement over 2500 sq ft, & attached 22x26 heated garage. 3rd floor has beautiful hardwoods and was built as a ballroom with its own separate coat closet. There are even maid and butlers quarters. Own a piece of history where one of our Presidents spoke on the balcony! Too many rooms and features to list!
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Penny Akers, Hoosier Realtors,
(317) 421-4663

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16 Comments on c. 1900 – Shelbyville, IN

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  1. Heidi Merkel says: 149 comments

    That ballroom would double for an amazing home gym for ME!!!!

  2. scott says: 58 comments

    whoa…i’ve never seen so much pink carpeting… absolutely beautiful house tho

  3. says: 15 comments

    Fantastic home. I’d move right in. Late Queen Anne with elements of Colonial Revival. The woodwork and stained glass windows are beautiful. Looks like fixtures are mostly either original or true to period. Some of the carpeting needs to go… I want to see the hardwood floors. And I’d use the ballroom for entertaining/dancing, with a live band!

  4. says: 38 comments

    This one is going into my favorites. Beautiful woodwork. I would rip out that pink carpet and kitchen then would move in.

  5. Jim says: 51 comments

    Insanely beautiful woodwork, but even tho’ I usually love “Victorians”, the combination of pink carpet, stained glass, candles and flowers gives me a vaguely funereal feeling. It’s quite impossible to scroll through the photos without hearing the soft chords of pre-recorded organ music!

    Easily remedied, however, with some judicious removal and re-decorating, and one should feel fortunate to get hold of so much unpainted woodwork.

    • Don Carleton says: 268 comments

      Spot on regarding the funeral home vibe…those drapes are the clincher, I think. Surprising no shots of the mortuary!

  6. Marion says: 67 comments

    This is a gorgeous home, but most of that pink carpet has to GO!

    Jim is right about the funeral home feel…lol
    But once the carpet is gone, the window treatments have to go too and putting some nice Bradbury wallpapers into the main rooms, this house will be even more stunning. The kitchen needs another look 😉

    The ballroom is fantastic. One of, my hobbies is ballroom dancing and we never have enough space to practice… 😉

    The woodwork in this house and the stained glass is just stunning, I love it!

  7. Chris DiMattei says: 268 comments

    To me, this house screams of George F. Barber, but Kelly, let me look into it before you label it as such.

  8. TimothyTimothy says: 141 comments

    What a house! Stunning in almost every way. I do have to agree that when looking at the pictures I kept thinking…. funeral home. But that thought aside. This is a beautiful home. I love the stained glass, woodwork and the newel post.

  9. Chris DiMattei says: 268 comments

    I do think that that house has a “custom” Barber-esque quality. I have inquired about it and am waiting for a response. If there were more photos to work with, it might be easier for me to make a determination.

  10. CP says: 14 comments

    Wow, this is monumental. I’d love to see the floor plan.

  11. RosewaterRosewater says: 6727 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    I love that this house still has many of it’s original, unconverted gas and electric chandeliers. They may not have gas supply, but i’ll wager there is a valve or two in the basement that would make the gas use possible. Besides occasional use just for fun, they would actually come in handy since both Shelby, and Hancock counties are notably prone to power outages…

  12. teri says: 73 comments

    yep the pink carpet and window treatments would have to go. Thought funeral home right off when I saw the carpet and the big flower arrangement in front of the couch. The stained glass windows are amazing. Quite pricey though for Shelbyville. Well kept house though.

  13. John Shiflet says: 5356 comments

    Over-the-top interior with fine woods and priced accordingly for the location. It does have a Barber interior feel and this would have dated from a time when George F. Barber was doing a fair number of custom high end designs. Hope it does turn out to be a Barber design but its an exceptionally nice home in any case. It has most of the whistles and bells lovers of late Victoriana look for. As noted, with some more sympathetic to the period interior treatments it could be a stunner.

  14. Ed Ferris says: 299 comments

    One round newel and one square one. Who would have thought of that?
    Shelbyville was the home of Vice President Hendricks, who died in office, so the President who spoke there was probably Grover Cleveland. Any town of any size in Indiana has a Hendricks Street.
    I would expect some fretwork screens in a Barber interior. Maybe the owner kept bumping his head against them and had them removed. The attic windows with diamond lattices are characteristic Barber.

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