While lost on our way to the Spades Park Library, we came across what was once a Queen-Anne duplex on Newman Street in Windsor Park. The original architectural details have been “upgraded” with arched windows, a bulwark retaining wall, and a tumor-tower that no doubt gives delightful vantage over the N I-65/70 Split and downtown. The attempts to fortify this home into a castle will appeal to those wishing to be lord over this east side neighborhood.
The rehabilitation (in the loosest possible term) removed delicate Victorian detailing and has morphed the home into a hodge podge of bungalow-esque porches, cantilevered decks, and contemporary clerestory windows. Surely, these additions will all make a grandiose real estate or rental ad, but this is a case where the whole is less than the sum of its parts.