Sophisticated Living Indianapolis

NOV-DEC 2018

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Written by Neil Charles / Photography by Andrew Kung A classic Estridge home gets a faceli. UPDATING THE Built in 1984, our featured home occupies a peaceful location in the Springmill Streams neighborhood in western Carmel. e owners, physician/anesthesiologist Dave Held and his wife, Jenny, had previously been longtime residents of Meridian- Kessler, but were attracted to this spacious property by its relative seclusion and the generously proportioned lot. "We were also drawn to it because it was originally a tree farm," explains Jenny. "It has all kinds of different trees, we needed a bigger yard and we also have a couple of boys who love to throw a ball around. And it had a pool." Purchased three years ago, this almost 7,000-square-foot residence, like many in the neighborhood now approaching their 40th year, was beginning to show its age, and was ready for a face lift. Although much of the required work was cosmetic, the kitchen was in need of a complete back-to-the- studs remodel. Jill Huse, whose own home we featured in our November/December 2015 issue, was the logical choice for designer. "Jill and I got to know each other through our kids, who had become friends at camp," continues Jenny. "When Jill was designing her own house on Pennsylvania Street with builder Scott Campbell, that's when we all came together." Being solidly built, the home required very little structural work, enabling the team to direct their efforts and funds towards the visible elements of the remodel. "It's a Paul Estridge house, so there were no issues with the quality of construction," explains Campbell. "We expanded the footprint of the kitchen by bumping out a wall. We added a fireplace to create the hearth room, but that was it as far as structure was concerned. Working with Jill was more about bringing the home up to date." 68

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