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The living-and-dining room (originally a double parlor from which Mrs. Holley removed a wall) is to the right of the front door and entered through two sets of pocket doors. A gas-burning fireplace is surrounded by vintage tiles. As in other rooms, the windows are wood-framed and bordered by decorative grids. Some are set in a bay; one curves around a corner created by the building’s tower.

Beyond the study is a family room with vintage chandeliers and a fireplace that has a new mantel. The room flows into a kitchen with stained-wood Bruder cabinets, quartzite countertops, marble backsplashes and herringbone-patterned Italian porcelain floor tile. The appliances include three dishwashers, a Miele range and a Sub-Zero refrigerator behind double doors. There is also a pantry.

The kitchen is fully open to a solarium with a vaulted roof that was installed by a previous owner. Seating is at a breakfast bar with blown-glass pendant lamps; there is also room for a cafe table and lounge chairs.

The house includes two staircases, front and back. The main one has a powder room tucked beneath it. It winds past stained-glass windows as it ascends to the second floor.

Among the five bedrooms on this level, the primary one includes a gas fireplace with a vintage tiled hearth and surround, and has use of a renovated hall bathroom with two vanities and a walk-in glass shower. A second bedroom also has a working gas fireplace, as well as a door that walks out to a rear balcony. A third bedroom, in the tower, includes a curved window. The second bathroom has exposed brick and a compact shower imported from Europe.

The third floor, with its angled ceilings, originally held a ballroom. The owners created two bedrooms in its place and there is a half-bath on this level (the sink comes from a Pullman railroad car). The tower holds a small sitting area wrapped in glass, with a view of the courthouse. Down in the basement is a screening room and a bathroom with a shower.

Outdoor space: The house sits on an unusually large lot for the neighborhood, with wide lawns, old-growth trees and a koi pond. A circular covered porch is in front, a second porch (the base of a vertical stack) is off the dining room on the side, and a raised deck that is accessible from the solarium wraps around the house at the rear. Approvals are in place for a 1,700-square-foot garage to replace the existing one. Plans have also been drawn up for a swimming pool and a pool house.

Taxes: $7,073 (2019, based on a tax assessment of $624,900)

Contact: Shawn Smead, @properties, 219-781-2426; atproperties.com

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