Geek Home Archive

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Moving In (Or Where Did All This Stuff Come From)

When I posted our Sold! post last week, I pushed it live as soon as we got out of closing. We started hauling boxes out of our old place as soon as we got home. We hired Two Men and a Truck to help us move the big things; things like couches,

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Sold!

Well readers, I’ve been keeping a pretty big secret from you. I didn’t want to post anything until the papers were signed and everything was official. But our little suburban transitional sold! We started getting showings within the first hour of being on the market, and we received an offer after only five

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House #7: The Lakeside Contemporary

After looking at House #5, the Carmel Contemporary, we decided to give more contemporary homes a try. Eric and I both work in Carmel, and there are more contemporary homes in Carmel than mid-century moderns. There are some MCM style homes of course (including the amazing Thornhurst Addition designed by Avriel Shull),

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House #6: The One that Started it All

When we decided to sell our house, I mentioned we went to an open house on a whim. This is that house. “But Nicole, this isn’t anywhere close to a mid-century modern!” I know. Not to mention it is down the street from where we are now so the location isn’t ideal.

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House #5: The Carmel Contemporary

It seems most of the cool mid-century homes are in Castleton and Meridian-Kessler. So to look in Carmel we had to broaden our search a bit. We decided to include contemporary homes in our search. They tend to take inspiration from mid-century modern homes, but with bigger rooms. And in our case,

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House #4: The Meridian Ranch

So our first two homes in Meridian-Kessler were good, but far away. So it was time to get a bit closer. We found this limestone ranch home on Meridian Street. And if you live in Indy you’ve already noticed the first problem. It’s on Meridian. Yes, we realize traffic is bad on Meridian.

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House #3: Meridian-Kessler Painted Brick Ranch

Our “true mid-century modern” was entirely too far away, on the western edge of Meridian-Kessler (according to Google Maps Highland-Kessler). So we moved our search east in the hopes of a better location. We found this painted brick ranch in what Google Maps is calling North Crows Nest. To me, since its

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House #2: The True Mid-Century Modern

Continuing our home search turned up a true mid-century modern in our price range. Huzzah! And you know what, it’s absolutely beautiful. The house is absolutely breathtaking. And as you drive through Meridian Kessler, you realize just how pretty the entire area is. There’s trees, and winding roads, and some hills. And

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House #1: Castleton Mid-Century Ranch

It’s time for the fun part, going out and actually looking at houses. We combed through Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com to find homes that were interesting to us. Homes that met some of our criteria, and were worth compromising on the criteria they didn’t meet. The first one we went to look

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Beginning Our Home Search

We decided to sell our home. We found our Realtor. Now to begin the home search. Once again, we tried to learn from the mistakes of our first home. Obviously, we didn’t want to focus on square footage like we did the last time. We also found a basement wasn’t necessary for