Circa 1836 Greek Revival House on 12+ acres in northern Indiana Amish Country, two hours east of Chicago. The house was originally listed as the Fowler-Oberholtzer cottage in Indiana Houses of the Nineteenth Century, an Indiana Historical Society publication. The post and beam structure was sold for a dollar and dissembled and rebuilt on a rural property between the towns of Bristol and Middlebury by Tim Riemann, a craftsman and author of numerous Shaker Furniture books.
The house was purchased by the current owners in 1982 and lovingly cared for over the past 40 years. It has a 900 square foot addition designed by architect, Jeff Helman and built with every attention given to replication of Greek Revival moldings and historic trim.
One of the owners is a landscape designer specializing in ecological design. Bluestone and brick terraces, fieldstone walls and extensive tree plantings have been installed over the past 40 years. The majority of plantings are native plants of the upper Midwest. Ponds were added and there is an abundance of wildlife on this secluded property. Invasive species removal continues to be an ongoing project. The owners are looking for stewards of this historic home and grounds.
Updated on April 12, 2022 at 4:47 pm