1893 – Fowler, IN

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608 E 6th St, Fowler, IN 47944

  • $124,500
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2536 Sq Ft
  • 0.26 Ac.
Character, charm and craftsmanship throughout this stunning home! The attention to detail on the hardwood floors, staircase, built-in benches and trim is just something you don't see these days. This home offers 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, living room with beautiful stained glass window, remodeled kitchen, formal dinning room and stunning Foyer. The home sits on a nicely landscaped corner lot with brick patio and gardens. You will also enjoy the beautiful and covered wrap around porch to have a peaceful morning cup of coffee. Please call today to schedule your private showing.
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Jamie Cackley, Cackley Real Estate,
(765) 426-7306

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11893 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks Rosewater for sharing!

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  2. Anne M.Anne M. says: 887 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    Absolutely wonderful!

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  3. John Shiflet says: 5452 comments

    This home is architecturally interesting as it is an example of a transition from the Queen Anne style to the more symmetrical Foursquare form house. The interior is indistinguishable from a late Queen Anne style interior from the same era. Not that it is a problem…the millwork is outstanding with parquet floors and even some lovely stained glass. I also suspect there could have once been some interior fretwork dividers between some of the downstairs rooms but one would have to look for shadows in the finish or nail holes in the areas where the panels or spandrels would have been. The only minus here might be the location; Fowler is 30.8 miles northwest of Lafayette with a population of less than 2,500. When we traveled a few years ago to see the fabulous Sumner House in Earl Park on Hwy. 52, we must have passed right by Fowler but I don’t recall even seeing it.

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    • DianeEG says: 551 comments

      Oh John, next time drive slower!! πŸ˜‰ Fowler is a sweet little farm community. This home was built less than twenty years after it was incorporated and must have been built by a community leader to be so grand in such a small community. Whoever built it wanted to impress his guests as they entered. This home would provide elegance at a fraction of the cost of homes closer to Purdue U.

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    • tommyg says: 42 comments

      I agree on the transition style. Population would not bother many like me who don’t want a big city anyway. I’m just happy that the owners did not corrupt the place with modern “improvements.”

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  4. RosewaterRosewater says: 6656 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Big thanks’ to John Shifflet who pointed out the ROPE PORTIERE between the hall and the front parlor. They are the rope and tassels hanging above in the door way and acting as a decorative fretwork element, but IN FABRIC! They are extremely rare; and I don’t think I’ve ever seen an example outside of a house museum. They are likely original and a REAL survivor.

    The Aesthetic period, Chionois flair in the eaves of this house and garage are very unusual at this late date, and very incongruous with the home’s style overall. That being said they are no less RAD! Heheheh

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    • BethanyBethany says: 3510 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      I hope no millenials get their hands on this house or that fab rope portiere will be in the trash on the first day.

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6656 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        If so, hopefully they’ll see this first and send it to me or John! I’ll happily pay the shipping. πŸ™‚

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      • bluegrass gal says: 24 comments

        Not my millennials… they grew up with an old house fan and would be loving it just like I would. πŸ˜‰

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      • Nic says: 6 comments

        Hey! Some of us millennials do appreciate old homes! πŸ˜‰
        I’m one of the few but we do exist!

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        • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11893 comments
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          1901 Folk Victorian
          Chestatee, GA

          Depending on who you ask, I’m a Millennial! lol But it looks like I’m also a Gen X, again depending on which demographer you ask, they overlap.

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        • BethanyBethany says: 3510 comments
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          1983 White elephant
          Escondido, CA

          I know you do exist, there is hope, but my experience with my nieces and nephews who are in that category is that they appreciate a good old floor and maybe some woodwork but not the finer points of an old house such as original windows, unpainted woodwork, old tile in the bathroom, etc.

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    • Lamont Humbracht says: 9 comments

      Have been searching for years on how to construct a rope portiere , with what type of roping, fabric, etc. Any one have any such info??

      • John Shiflet says: 5452 comments

        From The Old House Web is this post with some decent photos of rope portieres: http://www.oldhouseweb.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=30866 The “rope” looks to be of the ornamental kind used for curtain tiebacks. The ornamental tassels appear to be the same kind available at fabric outlets or crafts places like Michaels or Hobby Lobby. I’m fairly sure with careful study a formula for knot spacing based on the opening dimensions could be devised. JSTOR, a scholarly site with limited access to non academic members, has old copies of the Decorator & Furnisher which was published from from 1882 to 1897. Here’s a page with a link to the JSTOR magazine archives: http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/serial?id=decoratorfurn Although I cannot point to a specific article about rope portieres, I’m fairly confident one exists in this popular Victorian era decorating magazine. I’m not aware of anyone making reproduction rope portieres although Swan Picture Hangers made a limited number of wire portieres in recent years. If anyone decides to go into business and start making them again, please put me as a potential customer.

  5. Cathy F. says: 2206 comments

    Gorgeous entry hall and staircase!

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  6. Colleen J says: 1156 comments

    Oh my God, this is gorgeous and at that price, oh man I’m in love with this one.

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  7. pinkladywithcats says: 13 comments

    I am familiar with this area. This house is spectacular in many ways. I recall reading β€œHints on Household Taste,” by Charles Eastlake. I recall his reference to inlaid wood floor tile. I have a very similar pattern in my Queen Anne not far from Fowler. This would be an ideal home for anyone because Fowler is just a hop/skip away from West Lafayette and Lafayette, Indiana, which have a combined population of about 114,000.

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  8. Stephen says: 27 comments

    Select a volume , and nosh in the kitchen! Love it. My kind of people!

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