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435 Roosevelt Drive Evansville, IN  47714

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,198 sq. Ft
Property Description
Once upon a time, an enigma of architectural history came to market. For the first time in over 50 years, Evansville's pinnacle example of the Storybook style is available for showing appointments, nestled like a fairytale setting on Roosevelt Drive. Much like the overarching Tudor style, here we see another interpretation of medieval Europe – a throwback of throwbacks, with whimsy and flair. Commonly referred to as the Hansel and Gretel House, the home centers around a courtyard with an impressive floorplan for 1927, flanked by seven dormers and low-slung copper details, where catslide walls adorn the east wall from limestone posts. A massive ancient oak tree stands on guard at the front, with twisting, reaching limbs, like it was taken from the pages of an Arthur Rackham book, looking as if Walt Disney's Seven Dwarves are about to hop whistling around the corner, each claiming one of the seven diminutive dormers that face the courtyard and greet the front door. Inside, the impact of height and space is immediate. A fireplace and hearth warmly greet you to the left, as your eye bounces throughout the sunken living room, beneath steeply pitched ceilings with rich wood cross beams, original wrought iron chandeliers, French doors opening to the terrace, and the elegance of the dining room - a step up and bordered by cast iron rails. Part of the soul of this house is clearly evident in the original casement windows, a sacred aspect to be cherished. Through the breakfast room, the maid's quarters have been converted to laundry with pantry storage, and the kitchen shows its mark from the Mid-Century Modern movement. Back across the courtyard, the bedroom wing features hall built-ins, original fixtures, and baths with Italian travertine tile - one Jack and Jill, and one dedicated to the main bedroom. The original genius of this remarkable, woman designed masterpiece is wonderfully intact - from the hardware and hallmark craftmanship inside, to the masonry art on the exterior where the use of reclaimed bricks from demolished structures achieves the authentic variegated clinker brick texture, a signature detail. The sum total of the parts is an extraordinary architectural experience, a backdrop for the rich story of your life, from your past exploits to your future conquests, from the entertainment of your cast of characters, to the solitary respite from the world beyond these walls. It is time to make them yours.
Address:435 Roosevelt Drive Evansville IN 47714
on site: 11 days
Bedrooms:3 Beds
Bathrooms:2 Full Baths, 1 Half Baths
Sq. Feet:2,198
Year Built:1930
Lot Size:0.44
County: Vanderburgh County
Township: Knight
School System : Evansville-Vanderburgh
MLS #:202301907
Property Type:Site-Built Home

Lot Dimensions:125 x 155
Lot Description:Level
Directions:Lincoln to Roosevelt, it's on the west side of the street. You'll see it.
Total Sq. Ft. :2,198
Loan Price
Price And Interest $1,716/month
Property Tax $502/month
MTG INS $0/month
HOME INS $137/month
Down Payment %
0 %
Down Payment
Property Taxes
Home Owner Insurance
$1,644 / year
HOA Dues
$0 / Month
Interest Rate
4.75 %
Mortgage Ins.
$0 / year
Tucker Customer Care
Tucker Mortgage
Office +317-472-9201
Courtesy of Tucker Mortgage
Master Bedroom 15 x 13 Main
2nd Bedroom 16 x 11 Main
3rd Bedroom 12 x 10 Main
Kitchen 15 x 10 Main
Dining Room 12 x 17 Main
Living Room 25 x 17 Main
Annual Property Tax:$3,013
Tax Year:2022
Mandatory HOA Fee:$
Subdivision: None
Zip Code:47714
High School:Bosse
Middle School:Washington
Elementary School:Harper
Total Sq. Ft.:2,198
Exterior Features:Brick
Fireplace(s):Gas Log
Cool:Central Air
Total Rooms:6
Customer Service Evansville, REALTOR®/Broker, F. C. Tucker Company
Customer Service Evansville
Additional Phone (812) 402-0200
F.C. Tucker Company

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Listing provided courtesy of Melinda Counter and Philip Hooper with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Indiana Realty

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