Sophisticated Living Indianapolis

MAR-APR 2017

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No ground floor tour would be complete without a cup of tea in the stunning conservatory that overlooks the landscaped garden to the rear of the home. Custom-made in England, shipped over in pieces and reassembled on site, the room defines country elegance. "e conservatory is my favorite room," Janet admitted. "I love all the natural light that comes through during the day, and in the evening, it's really cool to look up and see the stars twinkling overhead." Created by Jeff Butz of Landscapes Unlimited, the beautifully proportioned rear garden with pool and paved walkways perfectly complements the home's classical French formality. Carol Golden and David Strohmeyer of the Empty Vase get credit for the outdoor seating and planters. "Jeff took my ideas and created a design that was beyond what I could ever have imagined," Janet said. "We took a chance on the green roof for the pool house, but we really trust Jeff, so we went with it. People either love it or they don't. Even when it's muggy and a hundred degrees outside, you'd be surprised how cool it stays under the roof." Stately yet surprisingly intimate, this home combines the best elements of traditional European design with modern convenience, a perfect environment for large gatherings or small family get-togethers. Beautifully renovated, I doubt it will need another makeover for many decades to come. sl 79

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