Private Residence 1

Indianapolis, IN

Brandt Steele, the architect of this 1904 home, designed the interior with a simple Arts and Crafts vernacular, an aesthetic that made it an easy blend with the recent contemporary makeover. While many of the original spaces and details remain, rooms were re-purposed and or re-proportioned to create a modern living environment. A small dark kitchen and two adjacent rooms were combined to create a large brightly lit galley kitchen with plenty of storage and a direct connection to a new family room. A private master suite was created from a series of previously underutilized rooms. The living and dining rooms received dramatic art lighting for the owners’ art collection and were accented with contemporary designer furnishings. An original first floor bedroom was restyled into a library by lining the room with new floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and creating an intimate built-in daybed.