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The trulli house designed by Evans Woollen

An architecture critic once described the pointed roofs of this house on the north side like “little pointed hats”. The appropriate term is a trulli house, a style seen in the Puglia region of Italy. There, the circular houses with conical roofs are simple one-room structures, often with dirt floors, and many are 400 years old. But this one, halfway between Glendale and The Fashion Mall, is completely Americanized with 3,000 square feet, four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and hardwood floors, all on a large corner lot on a street without. from the sought after area of ​​Washington. It is now on sale for the first time.

The catch is, you have to conquer the unusual winding floor plan and (probably) add a garage. The larger of the two “circles,” as the owner calls the terraced huts – and the seller is the original owner – contains the common living areas and the master bedroom. The floor plan unfolds around a large cylindrical support structure – entrance from the living room to the kitchen to the bedroom under a 24 foot ceiling. There is also a semi-open den tucked away in the center with a fireplace (on the picture below) and a spacious loft that overlooks the ground floor and is suitable for an office, recreation area, gym, reading room, or larger master bedroom (albeit open plan). You would need to hire movers to hoist the furniture above the wall. He does not go up the spiral staircase.

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The main living space and den in the larger trulli house hut designed by Evans WoollenPhoto by Threesixty Indy

The smaller “circle” is attached but feels totally separate. It has a more conventional floor plan with a common area, three bedrooms, a bathroom, a utility room, and another spiral staircase leading to a bonus space. It’s a perfect setup for teens and guests as long as they appreciate the original terrazzo floors. Airbnb renters would love it.

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The smaller cabin in the trulli house designed by Evans Woollen has an original terrazzo floor.Photo by Threesixty Indy

While perfectly livable and flooded with natural light, the architectural pedigree is definitely part of the appeal. It is a home of Evans Woolen, designed in 1962 before he became Indy’s best-known architect. A young couple came to him half-heartedly wanting a ranch, but Woollen, who was just starting out, convinced them to experiment – he then wondered if he hadn’t made a mistake in pushing his whim on. impressionable customers. None of his other homes in Indy are so unconventional.

But the guests loved the house and raised five children there. Beautiful House. The customer has been the sole owner and is the seller, dropping a landmark that has been lovingly updated and maintained. Their happy 60 years in circles are proof of concept as well – unusual design can work. Two circles were enough for a family of seven, and the large circle has made an ideal empty nest in recent years while the small circle has been the guest space. The huge yard has a lot of potential to add outdoor living.

You could call it special trulli. View floor plans and take a 3D tour of the broker’s website.


Address: 6808 N. Sherman Dr.

Doors open: Sunday July 11 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

List price: $ 599,000

Listing Agent: GB Landrigan and Co., Realtors, 317-255-0255

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