Sophisticated Living Indianapolis

MAY-JUN 2019

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Written by Neil Charles / Photography by Andrew Kung Old world charm gets an update. Constructed in 2002 by Scott B. Campbell Custom Homes, this elegant abode was recently purchased and remodeled by designer Dawn Wickberg and her husband, Indianapolis Colts executive Roger VanDerSnick. Moving to Indianapolis from Florida by way of Georgia, and having built or redesigned many homes over the years, the couple shared a clear vision from the outset of how their new home should reflect their personal style. "Coming from South Florida, where the architecture was very Mediterranean, we loved the Palm Beach style," explains Wickberg. "When we moved to St. Simons Island in Georgia, we didn't want a traditional Low Country style house with the big wraparound porch, so we built a French Country style home instead. We like the very high-pitched rooflines and the high ceilings both upstairs and down, with the soft angles on the corners and the arched windows." In love with the style, Wickberg and VanDerSnick sought something similar in Indianapolis when they moved here for his work in 2017. "We love to entertain casually," continues the designer. "But most of the architecture in Indianapolis tends to be very formal. It was difficult for us to find a house that was open enough for us to entertain. Once we stepped into this home it was a no-brainer." Over nearly two decades, homes by Scott Campbell have become landmarks in many of the city's most upscale neighborhoods. Campbell began his career in construction with his stepfather, a builder in Madison County, and himself a keen exponent of the French Country style. When the opportunity arose to revisit one of his previous projects, especially in collaboration with a client who not only understood the design process, but who was a designer herself, Campbell jumped at it. "It was fun going in and giving a new look to one of my favorite homes from the early 2000s," he recounts. "e clients who can conceptualize make my life so much easier. Because when we make a decision, we move forward." FR EN CH C O UNTRY R ED U X 66 slmag.net

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