Listed on the National Register of Historic Places the beautifully restored Amon Clarence (A.C.) Thomas House is truly one of a kind. Representing the emergence of the Twentieth Century new middle class in the period of American industrialization, this 1899 Victorian Mansion overflows with history and romantic ambiance of the Queen Anne and Revival eras. With over 8000 meticulously finished square feet, this masterpiece is currently being operated as a bed and breakfast.
The main level offers twin parlors, breakfast room, dining room, and kitchen all with incredible woodwork and impeccable furnishings. The kitchen boasts a commercial cook stove with hood and abundance of storage. The original stained glass of A.C. Thomas adorns the transom above the entry.
The second level offers five Victorian style bedrooms each with an ensuite. The third level, currently known as the Loft Suite has a more modern feel complete with a kitchenette, dining area, washer and dryer, and beautiful views overlooking Church Park and the surrounding neighborhood. The bathroom has a tile shower and luxurious soaker tub. The lower level offers the spacious Gallery Suite complete with two bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms, large living room, dining room, kitchen, washer and dryer, and private entrance.
The property offers extensive landscaping including an English garden featuring a grand metal scrollwork gazebo. The garden is perfectly suited for garden parties or simply relaxing with nature in the small community.
Just two blocks away residents or guests have the opportunity to enjoy the Wabash River; spend some time fishing or just watching bald eagles gliding on the winds. And if that isn’t appealing enough, just a couple of blocks the other direction you will find the Atheneum Visitor Center, shops, galleries, restaurants, live entertainment, seasonal farmer’s market and the regular festivals of the community.
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 and residents enjoy renewing their spirit by walking the labyrinths and strolling through the many public gardens and historic spaces throughout the town.
The A.C. Thomas House is offered fully furnished at $790,000.