The rooftop is the must-have residence characteristic of Fountain Sq. – Indianapolis Month-to-month

The rooftop is the must-have home feature of Fountain Square - Indianapolis Monthly

The stylish, airy decks are becoming standard in the pandemic-proof housing market in the trendy district.

For homebuyers Want proximity to downtownFountain Square’s sizzling popularity isn’t waning anytime soon – it even seems pandemic-proof. Last year, nearly 100 sales for $ 300,000 were completed, 21 more than last year, and both the square foot and retail price increased nearly 10 percent. Realtor Jason Hess believes one of the best aspects of living in Fountain Square is the potential view of the skyline. “The big trend we’re seeing now with home builders in the area is lavish rooftop or outdoor entertainment areas and carriage houses. Everything that looks into the city center comes with a premium, ”he says.

When this home was built in 1900, features such as a roof terrace were out of the question. The white and black facade was completely renovated by Benchmark Design Homes and combines board and lath with horizontal cladding for a clean, modern look – a preview of the equally elegant interior. Although the main level is light and open, a sliding door closes off a cozy side room (if we were in England we’d call it “cozy”) that shows the weathered, exposed brick of a bygone chimney. The black and white palette continues in the kitchen, with swirling quartz reflected in the countertops and backsplash.

Of the three bedrooms, one surprises as a bunker – tastefully built-in custom compartments that are a far cry from the bunk beds of our childhood. The 2,800-square-foot layout also includes three bathrooms and ample outside space, like a private balcony from the master overlooking the front yard (there’s a fenced-in back yard too). The real show stopper, however, is the roof terrace of the carriage house with a view of the Salesforce Tower. Staying home isn’t that bad when you have your own Circle City panorama and the promise to return to all of our favorite spots that shimmer on the horizon.

Address: 1225 Woodlawn Ave.
Price: $ 649,500
Representative: Jason Hess, Keller Williams Indy Metro North, 317-716-9258