Three BIG projects in Madison are taking center stage, and they’re happening from one end of town to the other. This past weekend, local preservation group Cornerstone Society offered a free “Trio Tour” of these examples of adaptive reuse of historic properties.
1876 Fixer Upper
It’s pretty cool looking at the inside of the 1876 Fixer Upper knowing no one has seen it in its original form for +/-100 years. No more wallpaper, no bathrooms, no second generation flooring. Just wide open spaces waiting for a fresh coat of everything.
Ornamental ironwork is a defining feature in the fabric of downtown Madison, Indiana. Thinking of how we might incorporate it at our 1876 fixer upper.
Mad Paddle Brewery celebrated it’s Grand Opening this evening, complete with a ribbon cutting, welcoming words from the City of Madison, and a host of well-wishers both local and visiting. And the reason we are super excited about this? Mad Paddle Brewery is only two blocks east of our fixer upper! I dare say, their …
If you drove by the 1876 Fixer Upper, you wouldn’t notice any changes since we closed on the property in early November. Don’t let that fool you. We’re busy getting our ducks in a row. Ken met with the City Planner/Preservation Coordinator with Madison, Indiana’s Office of Historic Preservation to determine what steps we needed …
The 315 Poplar Street dining room has plenty of charm. Unfortunately, it is short on space compared to our current home. (Good thing I like charm… )
Life has a way of intervening and changing what you need, and that has led us, yet again, to another house project. Let the downsizing – and this blog – begin! Today we closed on an 1872 fixer upper we bought last month at auction in Madison, Indiana. It promises to be a wonderful home – once the to-do list is completed!