1898 Shingle Victorian – Indianapolis, IN – $400,000

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Added to OHD on 5/16/18 - Last OHD Update: 5/16/18 - 19 Comments
4926 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224

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If You Have Dreamed Of A Mini-Farm, Chickens And The Quintessential Farmhouse "Things Just Got Real!" It Is Hard To Believe That This Little Eden Is A Quick 10 Minute Commute To Our Urban Core. This Landmark "Shingle" House With Its River Rock Detail And Incredible Woodwork Has Been The Stuff Of Dreams For Many Who Pass By It Daily. A Picturesque Period Barn With A Large Loft Area Makes It Almost Impossible To Resist.
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Joe Everhart, Everhart Studio
(317) 916-1052
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19 Comments on 1898 Shingle Victorian – Indianapolis, IN – $400,000

  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 8500 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks to Rosewater for sharing.

  2. Linda R says: 195 comments

    Wonderful house inside and out; why are the stone fireplaces so shiny? Is there some kind of sealant sprayed on them? Does it say how much land is included? I don’t see that. The kitchen cupboards AND the hardware is exactly what was in my 1963 ranch house in CO.

    • Ashley403 says: 19 comments

      Hi Linda what a beautiful house and grounds look at Google. I found a little more about the property.
      It was built in 1898 and has Lot of 1.84 acres

  3. JimHJimH says: 3424 comments
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    Cool house! There was an article about it in the local paper after the owners built the new kitchen in 1966. Some snippets (all I could get):

    Love’s Romanesque Home Looks Like Castle
    By MARV WALDON – Home Furnishings Editor
    ROMANESQUE houses are still to be found in Indianapolis, although they are becoming scarce. They were popular in the late 1800’s and are easy to identify. There is nothing cozy about them. They fancied a medieval castle look and were large and often built of rustic stone. There was always a tower which had been used in medieval days for dropping spears or missiles upon any enemy who happened to be lurking about. Porches were heavy and their arches were borrowed from cloisters. Windows were square and lacked ornament. The Joseph Loves’ house at 4926 Rockville Road is an example.
    Mr. Love Built Birch And Mahogany Cabinets In Brown And Beige Room
    Towers And Arcade Porches Are Majestic Characteristics
    “A HOUSE is a personal thing,” Joseph Love says. “We like this kind of house.” Mr. Love has respect for woods of superior quality and the skillful carving that had been put into the house. He did much of the restoration himself with the help of a carpenter. The impracticality of the architect amuses the present owners of the house. He was so intent upon grand proportions and ornament that he almost entirely forgot closets.
    THE UPSTAIRS hall that leads to four bedrooms and a sitting room is 30 feet long and more than 6 feet wide but there are no closets on the first floor. While Mr. Love was spending 18 hours on each of three fireplaces cleaning black paint off of stones, Mrs. Love was choosing wallpaper and color schemes. Quiet shades of beige, rose and green are used with a mixture of Victorian, French and contemporary furniture. Mrs. Love does not care much for the whatnots’ and bric-a-brac that were characteristics of the extravagent decorating popular when the house was built.


    • Hoyt Clagwell says: 214 comments

      I’d love to see how the Loves had the house decorated and furnished.

    • BethsterBethster says: 579 comments
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      1927 Spanish
      NY (house is in VA), NY

      It’s funny, the way they spoke of the house as if it was this strange, outmoded thing very few people would like. I guess love of old houses wasn’t a big thing yet.


      I ‘ll forgive her for wanting a 1966 kitchen in the house, since she cleaned black paint off the stone fireplaces! 😉

  4. Hoyt Clagwell says: 214 comments

    That kitchen could be amazing! Those cabinets are gorgeous. A fireplace in the kitchen! I’d strip the wallpaper and paint the walls deep earth tones. Replace the formica with soapstone. Strip the linoleum, and ditch the table and chairs for a pair of Folke Ohlsson lounge chairs and a small coffee table–the perfect place for friends to sit and drink/snack while I cook. Of course, I’d have to start collecting Craftsman pottery to display in that room…

    • hearsetraxhearsetrax says: 125 comments

      I love your of list of things needing done, but for me I have a few things that I’d have to add to that list:

      finish stoning up the exterior
      get rid of all carpet
      finish up that storage area
      back up generator/solar back up battery
      find a way to run the better part of 3-6 miles of glo wire through out the interior

      but this could be heaven though

  5. BethsterBethster says: 579 comments
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    1927 Spanish
    NY (house is in VA), NY

    Wow, all that stone is gorgeous! So are many of the other details, but the stone is what kept jumping out at me.

    I also love all that cabinetry in the garage.

    • LauraG says: 30 comments

      I felt exactly the same thing. All those gorgeous rock fireplaces! Love river rock. I love all the woodwork also. I saw the pic of all those cabinets in the garage and just said “wow”.

  6. Julie says: 34 comments

    The bottom cabinets in the garage I bet are the originals for the old kitchen.I also have to say I love the antique sidesaddle on the old chair.

    • julie A. says: 111 comments
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      1914 foursquare farmhouse
      New Germany, MN

      That’s what i though too. I’d be putting those dark teal cabinets back into the kitchen, or the top ones, if they fit in the space. Beautiful home!

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3758 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      I see an original screen door peeking out from the loft. 🙂 Bet there’s other good house parts in there too.

    • TXJewelTXJewel says: 226 comments
      1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
      Strawn, TX

      I noticed the sidesaddle too. Very pretty. Always wanted to try one out.

  7. RosewaterRosewater says: 3758 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Was SUPER excited to see this one hit the market yesterday. If you’ve ever driven out Rockville Rd. from downtown Indianapolis even once, and you’re an old house spotter, you’ll for sure know this house. Was Thrilled to see how relatively original the interior remains, (and with a great vintage kitchen too – thanks’ for the cool article Jim). On two acres with a great barn = A+!

  8. Linda C says: 9 comments

    That staircase and surrounding woodwork…..Lordy, Lordy, heaven!

  9. Lucinda Howard says: 189 comments


  10. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 447 comments
    1875 Limestone house
    Loire Valley, France,

    What is this golden wood used in this house?

    • TXJewelTXJewel says: 226 comments
      1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
      Strawn, TX

      Probably oak stained a more natural color than the dark stain most often used in Victorian era houses.


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