Sophisticated Living Indianapolis

SEP-OCT 2017

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"We can watch our children play, sip bubbly with neighbors and friends, and bring plates of food out to share," he said. "It's exactly what we were after. We love living in this neighborhood; it's been especially great for our kids." In today's anything-goes environment, it's easy to take the path of least resistance and make home design decisions based on personal convenience with little regard for aesthetics or tradition. The owners of this beautiful home could easily have remodeled the entire place to suit a contemporary urban lifestyle, but instead decided to weave themselves into the fabric of this distinguished old house. A family piano gifted by the heirs of the former owner to the new owners ensures certain traditions within the home will continue. "Not only did we luck out and find our perfect home, we had dream sellers. ey left a legacy and we're adding to it. ey've been back to visit, too. at was a treat, to share what we've done to their childhood home," the husband added. By bringing their own eclectic sensibilities to bear through the careful placement of art and artifacts, yet never losing sight of the home's original serenity and charm, the current owners have achieved a fine balancing act between the old and the new. sl is historic Meridian-Kessler home renovation took the comfort of all its occupants into careful consideration. 81

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