Two of New Harmony, Indiana’s most notable homes, completed within one year of each other – the Fitton House (1898) and the AC Thomas House (1899) are both available on the market and ready for new owners in Historic New Harmony, Indiana.
Both stunning examples of the Queen Anne Victorian mansions built in the late Victorian era, each have been impeccably preserved while providing the comforts of today.
With a lineage directly connected to the founding families of New Harmony, the Fitton House was built for Mr. and Mrs. Frank O. Fitton and as noted by the recently restored stained glass “1898” window welcoming visitors, the home was built in 1898 and designed by renowned architect George Barber and constructed while the Fitton family was on the Grand Tour of Europe. More specifically, the house is another masterpiece of Barber’s style No. 36.
With over 4,300 square feet of living space and 600 square feet of porch living, the house boasts 6 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms and features numerous examples of the period on the interior and exterior. Namely, the original red wood water collection towers in the attic that the original owners used for running water.
The home also offers a rare Barber-designed Carriage house along with many modern amenities, including a recently remodeled gourmet kitchen perfect for entertaining.
The home is offered at $574,900
The AC Thomas house was built in 1899 for Amon Clarence Thomas – a highly successful businessman of his day and passionate advocate of Posey County. With stunning Classic Revival and Romanesque design elements and Morris design wallpaper procured from Bradbury & Bradbury, the home is currently open as a bed and breakfast inn.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the house offers over 8,000 square feet and features eight different Victorian bedrooms, each with an ensuite.
The home also has an exquisite English garden, featuring a grand metal scrollwork gazebo.
The home is offered at $790,000
Both properties are located within a short walk to shops, galleries, restaurants, live performances and more. Also, just a few short blocks away, is the contemporary designed Atheneum Visitor Center where guests can find information on local attractions and events and rent golf carts or bicycles to get around in the village.
The peaceful and picturesque village of New Harmony is home to countless artists, writers and poets and reflects the cultural and intellectual interests of its founders through experiences and special events. Visitors commonly enjoy renewing their spirit by walking the labyrinths and strolling through the many public gardens and historic spaces throughout the town.
“These fine homes are true examples of New Harmony’s illustrious history”, said Andrew Wilson, President and Principal Broker with the William Wilson Auction- Realty, firm which is representing both historic properties. “We are privileged to offer these extraordinary properties to the market at the same time, more than 120 years after they first made their mark on New Harmony’s landscape and we are excited to see the next owner and steward of these well-preserved properties emerge.”
More information about the properties can be found by clicking on NewHarmony.RealEstate or MovetoNewHarmony.com