The Dr. and Mrs. Stephen N. Tager residence rests quietly in the landscape on Meadow Road, a testament to architecture, a beacon for Mid Century Modern design in Evansville's architectural landscape. The sprawling ranch, designed in 1958 by Arthur G. Martin Associates, is pharaonic in size, with over 3400sf on one level, but size isn't everything; you'll forget the home's scale with the architectural momentum of angles, vaulted beamed ceilings, and period details. The home is distinctively intact. Cantilevered trellis shades the slate porch, spilling into the foyer, blurring indoor + outdoor lines. Original mahogany and birch woods greet you - this, a public prayer that they are never painted over, a lamentation at the thought they could be. The floor plan is a statement of modernity, circularity, and movement with ease. The entry flows to the formal living room, to the dining room, to the kitchen - with cook-top island, breakfast nook, and connections to patio spaces - and to the office with original wool drapes. But it's the dining room where mahogany built-ins elevate light, flanking the culinary experience at the heart of the home, hiding flat storage, buffet shelf, and liquor cabinet. Where original shoji screens delineate space. Opening to the family room, where, like organic architecture's roots in Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin School, the low-slung ceiling envelops you. A warm, floating, slate hearth fire place is complete with fire tools made for the home. The wide-halled bedroom wing boasts a master bedroom with his and her closets and ensuite bath with large double vanity and walk-in shower, with imported Italian tile. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms share a bathroom with pristine cabinetry, original faucets on a wide, double vanity, and a tub + shower - also with Italian tile. The original maid's suite sits back off the kitchen and laundry room, and works seamlessly as guest suite, 4th bedroom, private office, or workout room. Throughout the home, spherical cabinet and door pulls are color coordinated to their rooms with enameled escutcheons. Under the carpet: cork floors. Outside, patterns of board and batten create irreplaceable texture. The patio welcomes you to the backyard, flanked by the V-shaped house, and connects to the carport - a carport so architecturally astute to the design of the home and surrounding grounds that one would never dream of needing a garage. High style. Generous space. Near perfection. An architectural masterpiece.
Listing provided courtesy of BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES, INDIANA REALTY.
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