Editor’s Note: This is the last post by the Luke & Michael duo, and if some other brave soul is interested in helping continue this feature, please email: feedback@historicindianapolis (dot) com – would love to chat.

We both pondered just which building would be the best way to cap off our tenure as WTH contributors. After hours searching for the one building to exemplify the travesty of unfortunate DIY home improvements in Indianapolis, we struggled to find for what we searched. Then, as if revealed to us by an angel, we happened to remember a house that we planned to do earlier in the year.

A cantilevered deck is the most striking of the additions to this otherwise lovely home. The detailing of the balcony rail conjures images of a 1980s lake house deck. The second floor semi-circular window doesn’t have “breathing room” between itself and the facade molding. Of course, a tower has also been added for good measure. We’re not sure if this tower addition is a result of feuding chiefdoms in this near east-side neighborhood, or simply a beacon to the heavens.