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Mid-Century Modern

521 Oakwood Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46260 - AVAILABLE NOW!

Sprawling, light-filled, Mid-Century Modern ranch designed by architect Mel Slavin. An extensive list of major improvements: new roof ordered, GEOTHERMAL, Pella windows, flooring, closets with floor to ceiling built-in storage. Owners suite features a walk-in closet and an updated bath with a skylight. 3 additional bedrooms have FAB storage. New main bath with double sinks. Bonus/Laundry is huge, has easy garden access, tons of natural light, and built-in storage. The Living/Dining room has inviting garden views and room for entertaining. The Kitchen’s functional floor plan has plenty of cabinets, large eat-in area, built-ins, and is open to the vaulted family room and stone fireplace. Also 3 different sets of blueprints ready for a future addition.

Marketed EXCLUSIVELY by Sherri Roizen and Encore Sotheby's International Realty. To schedule a private tour, email or call 317-408-3045.

SOLD with MULTIPLE OFFERS! Mid-Century Modest Ranch in Greenbriar with a Walkout Basement!

8071 Taunton Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46260

You know you've been waiting for this one: a stunning 3-bedroom, 2 full bath Mid-Century-styled Ranch with a WALKOUT BASEMENT in Washington Township! From the moment you enter, the striking staircase to the lower level informs a tasteful, modernist aesthetic. Nicely proportioned bedrooms and two full baths offer plenty of space. the Kitchen has been opened to the Dining/Living Rooms to serve today's lifestyle. Dining Room leads out to a deck with steps to the lower level. Then there's that basement! WOW! Swanky mod fireplace, xtra storage, & walks out to perhaps the best yard in the neighborhood! With a 2-car attached garage, its quiet location, a fit and finish that sets the bar, you'll be delighted to make this lovely house your home.

Marketed EXCLUSIVELY by Joe Shoemaker and Encore Sotheby's International Realty. For more information or to schedule a private tour, please email or call 317-413-8501.


Avriel Shull Design in Ladywood - SOLD

The perfect end unit in Ladywood! Designed by notable local phenom Avriel Shull, this 2 Bedroom 2 Bath condo offers all the Mid-Century Modern charm you're craving. Vaulted ceilings, warm paneling in the Family room, Avriel's requisite stacked stone fireplace, and a back yard and patio area that's to die for! 1-car garage and plenty of guest parking, too! Baths and kitchen maintain their original charm, with just a touch of updates. There's a terrific unfinished basement, too, that could easily be finished for additional living space!

Marketed exclusively by Joe Shoemaker and Encore Sotheby's International Realty. For more information or to scheudle a private tour, please contact Joe at 317-413-8501 or email

Evans Woollen III Mid-Century Modern - SOLD

Available for the first time in nearly two decades, this stellar example of Indiana's own Evans Woollen III stands out as a shining example of his finest residential works. Designed and built in direct lineage of Philip Johnson, Woollen's personal flair is exemplified in the luscious details and features which epitomize Modernism: walls of glass, simple and functional case work, terrazzo floors, a connection between indoors and out, and a stunning centerpiece fireplace monolith. The home presents a lovely vintage kitchen that's been lightly refreshed, stunning bathrooms, and an outdoor space that's private and serene.

Offered at $500,000 and marketed exclusively by Joe Shoemaker and Encore Sotheby's International Realty. For more information or to arrange a private tour, please call Joe Shoemaker at 317-413-8501 or email

Edward Pierre Design, 8170 Lantern Rd. - SOLD

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From atop a breathtaking ridge, this Edward Pierre designed home overlooks nearly 3 acres of lush nature & Mud Creek. Classic Mid-Century Modern design with floor-to-ceiling glass, vaulted ceilings, and enough true-to-period material to fulfill your vision of living in an architectural masterpiece. Nicely refreshed and tastefully improved, including a full Kitchen redo and bath improvements. Solid surface flooring throughout, and you'll enjoy the comfort of radiant heat. A rare opportunity!

Marketed EXCLUSIVELY by Joe Shoemaker and Encore Sotheby's International Realty. For more information, please contact us today.

Mid-Century Modern Ranch in the Woods - SOLD

Perched high upon a ridge overlooking Mud Creek sits this 1955 Cliff May-inspired Mid-Century Modern Ranch. Unassuming in its presentation, the interior is replete with period materials and finishes. From the vaulted ceiling with tongue and groove planks to the wall of windows peering into the woods, and from the lovely brick wall fireplace to the walkout basement with its own sunken hearth fireplace, there's a lot to love about this property and its secluded location. Only minutes from Geist and the highway, and with 3 rolling acres to explore, it's the perfect combination of city and country living. BONUS: The outbuilding makes a perfect yoga studio or home office!


For more information or to schedule a private tour, please contact Joe Shoemaker at 317-413-8501 or email

Mid-Century Modern, Lovingly Renewed - SOLD

Presenting a work of art, lovingly renewed to the highest standards with guidance by award-winning architects. With provenance that's impeccable, one can imagine the stories a philanthropic power couple could tell of their life's work. Situated on a sprawling wooded lot, and built with expansive private and public spaces, this masterpiece of Mid-Century Modern design affords its caretakers opportunities to entertain hundreds...or to escape in quiet retreat. An artfully executed delight!


For more information or to schedule a private tour, please contact Joe Shoemaker at 317-413-8501 or email

Evans Woollen III - Mid-Century Modern Masterpiece - SOLD

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Hidden in the woods near Fall Creek, this Evans Woollen III masterpiece from 1951 stands as a testament to the brilliance that the Architect exhibited. A stunning jewel box, perfectly proportioned, lovingly maintained to original conditions, and with the unmistakable and sublime elevation of an early-period Woollen. 2-story glass wall looks over a wooded vista. Striking modern great room & fireplace wall. It would be a privilege to be the next caretaker of this one-of-a-kind modernist treasure.

Please contact Joe Shoemaker for more information, and to arrange a private tour. or call 317.413.8501

Eclectic Contemporary in Greenwood - SOLD in 6 DAYS

A rare opportunity to own an eclectic contemporary in a tranquil meadow minutes from Downtown. Designed by renowned local architect Jim McQuiston, this lovely modern space features light industrial aesthetic, including one-of-a-kind glass highlights. Dramatic lighting, lots of natural light, and outdoor spaces will delight. Open concept kitchen/living area, 2-sided fireplace, high-end appliances including Wolf & GE Monogram. Giant 3-car garage. Extra structure for studio/workshop.

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For Floorplans and more information, click HERE.

For a private showing, please contact Joe Shoemaker at 317.413.8501 or email

Mid-Century Modern in Meridian Hills - SOLD

Here's a classic 1952 Mid-Century Modern ranch in the Meridian Hills area. Walls of glass, gently vaulted ceilings, expansive family room with fireplace, built ins galore. BR3 can function as an office with its own fireplace. Partial basement with a light finish and gobs of storage. The intact MCM bathrooms are knockouts. 2-car garage, massive fenced in back yard. Proximity to community center, Holliday Park, Broad Ripple, Nora and the Monon. Add special finishing touches to make it yours.

For a private showing, please call Joe Shoemaker at 317-413-8501, or email

Another Mid-Century Modern SOLD

When Jeff and Sara started their search, they had a vision for their next home. Trouble is, there wasn't one available which suited them. That's when we dug into our past client files. Who had we worked with in the past who might consider selling their modern home? As it turns out, we'd had a conversation a few weeks prior with the then-owners of 536 Oakwood. Chris and Jeanne were just iffy about selling. I made the call, we put a deal together, and wrapped it up very quickly. Congrats to all the parties, and thanks for trusting us!


Mid-Century Modern Bath

Pristine, intact 1950's Vitrolite bathOh, how my heart did skip a beat. A client asked me to show him a Mid-Century Modest ranch on the North Side of Indianapolis a while back. From the street, it was very understated. But it maintained some of the characteristcs of a Mid-Century Modern home that he was looking for: big expanses of glass, wide eaves, stone exterior. And, to top it off... it was completely unadulterated. Everything was untouched. The St. Charles cabinets in the kitchen looked lke brand new. The mahogany paneling was luscious.

And then there was this.

I love this bathroom. The bright white Vitrolite tile walls, the shiny chrome hardware, the gorgeous tile floor. Some day I will recreate this bathroom in my own home.

The bad news? When this house sold, the new owners ripped out every square centimeter of this space. Bummer.


A Modern Home Search

When most people begin their search for a new home, they generally have a pretty decent idea of what they’re looking for. They know how much space they need in order to be comfortable. They know how many bedrooms and bathrooms they want. They know the parts of town they prefer. And most of the time they know the style they’re looking for.  Part of the challenge which keeps my job ever-changing is helping my clients find their perfect space. No two clients are the same.

I also happen to love architecture, most especially modernist design. From Art Moderne to Mid-Century Modern, and from Contemporary to Post Modern...that’s the stuff that makes me drool. And when I get to help clients who have an eye for something a little different, my job is that much more fun.

Recently, my friends Lalita and Garland approached me and asked if I could help them find a home. Let me start by saying that these friends and I are somewhat like-minded. We all understood that we weren’t really “normal,” that we’re kind of “misfits,”  and that we collectively might have a full deck. And we like homes with a funky quirk and a good vibe.

We all knew that once we found the perfect home, there wouldn’t be a question about it.  After several weeks and a number of near misses, the search was looking less and less hopeful. We’d found a few homes that they had liked, but perhaps the square footage wasn’t right, the bathrooms weren’t configured to their liking, or the home lacked the fireplace they really wanted. But...patience is key when you’re waiting for the right thing.

Then it happened. Seemingly out of nowhere…THE home…and a “For Sale by Owner” sign. Though working for a buyer and negotiating directly with a seller has a huge set of challenges not in place when I’m dealing with another agent, I knew my clients would love it and should go after this one.

From the outside, it had an understated 1950’s design, yet had terrific modernist characteristics. A one-owner home on a splendid lot with a walkout basement, gorgeous cork flooring, post-and-beam constructed living room with those huge expanses of glass my clients were looking for, and obviously loved meticulously. I was able to contact the owner so my friends could tour the home. They fell in love with it instantly, and after a few days of tense negotiations, we arrived at a set of acceptable terms. A few weeks later my clients were the proud owners of a spectacular Mid-Century Modern home in Devonshire. 

1964 Show Home - SOLD in 35 DAYS!

6208 Landborough S. Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46220

 Prepare to be blown away. The classic Mid-Mentury Modern stone exterior with its wide eaves and tall windows belies the breathtaking pagoda-like interior of this ranch home. A 1964 Home Show home, there are details and design elements that you've been waiting for. Soaring ceiling w/ stone fireplace, an award-winning kitchen renovation, cork flooring, dramatic lighting, in-ground gunite pool w/ back yard paradise. 4 BRs, 2.5 Bth. Large 2-car Garage. It must be seen to be fully-appreciated!

You Can Live In Thornhurst - SOLD

It's not too late to make an authentic Avriel Shull home your very own, a rare opportunity to own a fabulous Mid-Century Modern ranch! This home and neighborhood were featured in 10/09 issue of Atomic Ranch Magazine. Christie's Thornhurst is in the National Register of Historic Places. Classic Avriel design complete with original kitchen cabinets, counter-tops, backsplash, bathrooms and lighting fixtures. Slate floor in entry and hardwoods in all bedrooms and hallway. You've been waiting. Now it's your turn to own a classic home designed by a local icon.

SOLD in 25 days!

Mid-Century Modern Mashup

It's certainly been an exciting few weeks for those of us who ove Mid-Century Modern homes in the Indianapolis area. Some really terrific properties have become available across the pricing spectrum. Here's a quick recap.

Remember, too, that if you're interested in seeing any of these homes, please call me directly at 317-413-8501. Or, email me at Not all of these homes are listed by MacDuff Realty Group, and I am publishing them here as a service to my clients and friends.

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9250 Kinlock Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46256
$350,000  OFF THE MARKET

What a stunner! This Mid-Century Modern home stands intact and ready for your personalization. Outstanding 2-story Great Room with views of the surrounding forest. It's a house in the trees, with spectacular views from each of the 3/4 bedrooms (den can work as bedroom with a simple door addition), Master can be up w/fireplace or on the main level. Finished lower level walkout. Clean, dry storage basement with lifetime warranty waterproofing. Massive deck. Wildlife abounds. Full of natural light.


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6500 Amber Crest, Indianapolis, IN 46220
SOLD for $665,000. Closed July 21, 2010

An O. C. Winters original. I wrote about this one last week. This is a stupendous example of what mid-century modern architecture and design can mean. Some questionable updates notwithstanding, this home is overflowing with true-to-period details and materials. It retains original lighting, slate, formica, casework...what a gem.

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5219 Nob Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46226

Design by Avriel Shull! Priced to sell quick! Enjoy this beautiful condo--over 2000 sq ft of gleaming hardwoods, limestone fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows! Just a minute to Interstate, shopping, restaurants, coffee, etc! Beautifully maintained & ready to call home! Best deal on the Northside! Enjoy maintenance-free living today! From 56th & Emerson, north on Emerson to Ladywood Estates, Ladywood Drive to Nob Lane.

SEE THE FULL LISTING HERE. (Listing courtesy F. C. Tucker Company)

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5208 Nob Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46226

Another Avriel Shull design in Ladywood. Mid-Century modern Avriel Shull-designed complex. Rolling hills, mature trees, green space! Soaring ceilings, windows-atop-windows underline light & airy design complemented by rich paneling & the texture of stone fireplace. Hardwood floors gleam. Sparkling white kitchen open to family-dining combo. This end unit has great, fenced yard & patio in a condo! Assoc mows inside privacy fence! Basement with high ceilings. 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Never share your bath! Loft/landg. 2 car att garages. Great location. All appl+ water softener. From 56th & Emerson south to Ladywood, west to 1st right, follow around to 5208 on left. (Listing Courtesy F. C. Tucker)

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1200 East King Street, Franklin, IN 46131

Amazing house, very contemporary, bright, open. Full walls of windows grace this beauty, both in front & back! Soaring ceilings in grt rm w/its cozy frpl, blt-in bookshelves. In the heart of the home is the expansive kit with massive counter space, incl brk bar, center work isle. Gleaming hdwds in area currently used as dining room has see-thru frpl, could be family rm/rec rm. All this overlooks beautiful back yard with cabana/pool house w/elec. 35x40 det gar w/office/workshop, heat, A/C, water. I-65 to Franklin exit, West to home or East on Jefferson from US 31 to Forsythe, North to King, East to home.

SEE THE FULL LISTING HERE. (Listing courtesy Carpenter, REALTORS®)

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1204 East King Street, Franklin, IN  46131

3 Bedroom ranch with 1.5 BA in great neighborhood. I-65 South to ST. RD. 44 (King St.) to home. This is a bank foreclosure that needs some love. It appears as though there have been some updates, but the bones look good. The elevation is very cute. Nice big trees. Lots of natural light.

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109 Morgan Street, Mooresville, IN 46158

GORGEOUS 3 bedroom / 1 bath with an unfinished basement! Spacious galley kitchen with breakfast room and breakfast tile flooring too! NEW CARPET and fresh paint in living room and all bedrooms! WINDOWS GALORE! The exterior is amenity in itself...fully fenced in with a LARGE outbuilding with utilities (still to be finished, with materials onsite!). The backyard is perfected through a wood deck with built-in bench seats and a covered patio! From Main Street/Indiana Street. Take Indiana to Morgan Street and turn Left. Home is on the Left.

SEE THE FULL LISTING HERE. (Listing Courtesy Keller Williams Realty Indy SW)

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4454 North Warwick Road, Martinsville, IN 46151

Spectacular home on spacious wooded lot gives you the feel of country living! Open concept, large living room, great room divided by stone wall fireplace. Delightful kitchen, master suite that will astound you. Great for entertaining. Clubhouse, private pool, lakes, tennis. This is truly the vacation you come home to only 30 minutes from Indy. Golf membership available for 18-hole championship course From Indy take SR 37 S, then west at Marathon to Maple Turn Rd & turn right. Follow to main entrance to Foxcliff north, first road, turn left then right on Foxcliff West Dr, follow to Warwick, turn left & follow to home on left

SEE THE FULL LISTING HERE. (Listing Courtesy Sadler Real Estate)

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11412 Niagara Drive, Fishers, IN 46037

On its own, this house would be a no-brainer. However, this home is tucked into the middle of an early 2000's subdivision. I expect that this house was originally on a large parcel that was sold to a developer and the owner chose to keep the house intact. Good news for the house. Unfortunately what they built around it is less than beautiful.

5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Hardwood floors throughout living room, dining room & kitchen. Living room features vaulted ceiling w/floor to ceiling stone fireplace. Living room has HUGE windows & is open to screened patio & large upper level deck. Lower level walk out has 2 bedrooms, full bath, HUGE family room w/office for two, & HUGE storage area. From 116th & Cumberland Rd - East on 116th, right into Spyglass Falls on Klotz Farm, right on Nigara, home is on right.

SEE THE FULL LISTING HERE. (Listing courtesy Indiana Realty One LLC)

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3961 N Foxcliff Drive West, Martinsville, IN 46151

Solid, well-maintained 4BR home on one of the largest lakefront lots in Foxcliff. Water on two sides, mature trees, dock. Priced to sell. St. Rd. 37 S. to Old St. Rd. 37 (Marathon). Turn rt., go over bridge, turn rt. onto Mapleturn Rd. Rt. at 5th Rd.--Main Foxcliff Entrance (stone gates). Take 1st Foxcliff Dr. W. Home on the right.

SEE THE FULL LISTING HERE. (Listing courtesy of Real Living Town & Country) 

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221 East 70th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46220
$650,000 - WITHDRAWN


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7034 N. Washington Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN 46220

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Avriel Shull Designed Mid-Century Modern in Indianapolis

3708 Cheviot Place in Indianapolis' Devon Woods. A rare treat. There aren't a lot of details posted about this home yet. This particular neighborhood is home to at least two of Avriel's designs. The surrounding area is chock full of MidMods.

This particular home has 5 bedrooms, 2 full baths and has approximately 3,100 square feet.

I'm anxious to get inside for a peek. More info will be posted as it becomes available.


(Listing Courtesy Carpenter REALTORS®)

Lakefront Mid-Century Modern in Morgan County

3961 N Foxcliff Drive West, Martinsville, IN 46151

You gotta love this! A well-maintained 4BR home on one of the largest lakefront lots in Foxcliff. Water on two sides, mature trees, dock. The kitchen and baths seem to need some mid-century re-love, but what a gorgeous location! Lots of glass in the back, high ceilings, stone fireplace... lots to love about this one.


(Listing courtesy Real Living Town & Country)

Mid-Century Modern in Arden

It's been whispered about for weeks. Rumors were flying. Now it's here.

221 E. 70th Street in Indianapolis, Indiana, 46220. This stunner has been meticulously loved and restored, retaining so much of its original lustre. Walnut built-ins, circular fireplace, true-to-period tile... all on 3/4 of an acre in one of the city's most adored neighborhoods. HERE IS THE FULL LISTING.

(Listing courtesy Sycamore Group)