Sophisticated Living Indianapolis

JAN-FEB 2019

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Written by Neil Charles / Photography by Andrew Kung Avriel Shull home receives a masterful makeover. Designed by Avriel Shull, an Indiana architect famous for building 21 homes in the ornhurst Addition, an historic district just west of the Carmel Arts & Design District, this beautiful mid-century residence was originally constructed for Dr. Dan and Marilyn Spitzberg in 1974. Situated on a large wooded lot in a tranquil corner of the city, it was purchased by its current owners in the late 1980s. "What we have always loved about our home is its sense of expansiveness and freedom," says the owner. "ese are conveyed through its very open floor plan and cathedral ceilings, which were unusual for that time." Deciding recently to update the home in order to make it "more functional as well as more beautiful," the owners enlisted the services of designer Adam Gibson of Adam Gibson Design and builder Rob Froehlich of Corinthian Fine Homes to bring their vision to life, and to help create a home where the couple could continue to live indefinitely. For the builder, working on a home built by a famous and respected architect required a degree of respect. "It is always professionally fulfilling and sacred to work on a home created by a famous local architect," he tells us. "Particularly since the homeowners appreciated so much more so the historical value they were maintaining. ey wanted an updated and contemporary space while maintaining the original architecture of the home, so we spent a lot of time with them to ensure that all finished product was exactly what they wanted." Spanning a little over a year and three months, the remodeling project was organized into phases that allowed the owners to enjoy each newly renovated space before moving on to the next area. At the very beginning, the top priority became the master bedroom, when a water leak in the master bathroom caused extensive flooding. "is event turned the heat up on getting the master bathroom pushed to the forefront," says Froehlich. MID-CENT URY R EN OVATION 66

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