In collaboration with Jacqueline Anderson, the wife of the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Director Maxwell Anderson, Rowland Design renovated the historic Westerley Estate, inside and out. Mrs. Anderson and designer Tom Borman from Rowland Design kept much of the home’s original furnishings, but updated them with contemporary upholstery and finishes. The walls and artwork around the home employ daring hues not typically seen in historic homes but which give the estate a modern feel and a personality all its own.
The architectural components of the renovation consisted of converting servant’s areas of the house for contemporary use as an enlarged family kitchen and family room. An attached single-car garage was removed and a more sensitively designed two-car garage with mudroom was added. Electrical and HVAC systems were updated throughout and all windows and doors were replaced.