Sophisticated Living Indianapolis

MAR-APR 2013

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Sharing his wife���s passion, the man of the house takes things just a step further. Also fascinated by all things Italian, and with a strong scientific background, he has installed a pizza oven at the back of the house, and visits to the elegant lakeside residence are frequently enlivened by a piping slice of pie straight from the nine hundred degree hearth. It takes quite a bit of skill to use this equipment, he explains, and guests who ofer to lend a hand frequently fnd said hand hairless after a brief exposure to the oven���s searing heat. Formerly the proud owner of a professional smoker, the husband also displays a passion for authentic barbecue. Te holder of a commercial pilot���s license, he once took his family on a whirlwind, three day fact fnding tour of some of America���s hottest barbecue joints, making stops in Alabama, Memphis and New Orleans. ���The family remembers this kind of thing forever,��� he explains, noting that their favorite establishment hands down was Big Bob Gibson���s in Decatur, Alabama. Opposite page, top; A slate tile foor was added with heating elements beneath the foor to provide a welcoming all-season room with beautiful lakeside views. Appointed with a casual dining area, West Indies inspired fans and upholstery, this room provides year round comfort while maintaining its more outdoor inspired aesthetic. Te drapes are in a linen woven fabric that further captures mood. Bottom; Te large scale damask sofas provide ample seating space as well as elegant backside silhouettes. Te drapes draw closed on the two-story windows at the fick of a switch. Black emprador marble was placed in the freplace surround to provide a striking contrast with the white woodwork. 72

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