About this listing
Built in 1912-13, the house was the home of one of the city's leading citizens. He was the father of our park system and pushed urban beautification on a recalcitrant and benighted city council. It is a grand, 5,000sf home.
Grand older home in a charming and safe neighborhood ten minutes from the center of Fort Wayne, and five blocks from the city's loveliest park. Shopping and restaurants are not far away.. On offer is a private suite of three rooms, two bedrooms with a connecting bath. Accommodations include breakfast with freshly ground coffee served between 7 and 8am. Off street parking is available, as are the grounds of the home. And, yes, WiFi.
The house, however, is not child-prepared, so adults only. Two persons only, at a time.
Nearby is a lovely neighborhood cafe and restaurant. The center is only a few minutes to the north with three fine restaurants along the way. Ten minutes away is another collection of excellent restaurants in two large shopping areas, what we might call "plaza malls."
Fort Wayne, sadly enough, has spotty public transit, the car rules here.
I am a vegetarian, so breakfast is meat free.
Living room, dining room, solarium, bedrooms and connecting bathroom, grounds. Please refrain from entering the kitchen or other parts of the house.
Interaction with Guests
I meet each guest, orient them to the degree they wish, share a bottle of wine, serve breakfast between 7 and 8 am, and am available when needed. I am an expert in the workings and history of the town.
The neighborhood feels like a small, leafy town with a grand boulevard running to the city's most beloved park. The area was developed in the early 1900s in the charming architectural styles of that period.
A bus line is a few blocks away, but transit here is so intermittent that a car, a bike or good shoes, are essential. Cabs are available, but I can not recommend them.
Other Things to Note
The house is not suitable for children or families; only singles, couples or twosomes, please.
The host speaks German and Romanian well, my French will bring a tear to the eye to members of the Academie Francaise, and my Russian is limited.
The beds are 3/4 size, meaning between full and twin. They are pioneer beds, each an antique.
Come and go as you will, enjoy the grounds, relax in front of a fire and have a proseco or malbec on the house.
Please, kindly do not enter the kitchen or other parts of the house without invitation.
Breakfast is served between 7 and 8 am at a time set by mutual arrangement.
Please park under the portico in the drive off Rudisill. The main entrance is right there.
About the Host, Jim
World traveler, I care to learn about other cultures. My interests are many and varied, so I listen well, have stories to tell and always return home filled with insights, observations and ideas. I also speak German and Romanian well, a few words of French and some Russian. Political writing is a hobby, as is German culture and history; I am neighborhood president, planter of trees, lover of animals; I have been to 34 countries and hundreds of towns and cities; I was born in Kentucky, raised in Indiana, want to see Iceland and am open to your suggestions on what might enthrall me.