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Grand Ole’ Home

Take a seat in history in the Bernardin-Johnson house

Style and class meet quality and character inside the historic Bernardin-Johnson home. The majestic Colonial Revival famously owned by Mead Johnson (now Reckitt) founder Edward Mead Johnson is on the market and ready for its next owner.

Built in 1916 for Emma Bernardin, this is the original house and namesake of the East Side’s picturesque Johnson Place subdivision. The two-story abode was designed by prominent Evansville architect Edward Joseph Thole of Clifford Shopbell & Co. and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

At 7,230 square feet and with four bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms, the Bernardin-Johnson home features several large rooms with soaring windows, lively period wallpaper, and intricate crown moulding and trim.

Its history is evident in its slate gable roof and pedimented portico with fluted Ionic columns. Just off the stately foyer is a den with a fireplace and built-in bookshelves. The dining room walls are lined with wainscoting, and the spacious kitchen features Fehrenbacher cabinets, a sub-zero fridge, and a new convection oven along with a wet bar/coffee bar.

Not enough room? The basement has a full bath, family room, and two unfinished areas, one of which serves as a wine cellar. Enjoy a glass in the backyard’s private brick patio overlooking the 1.05-acre property.   

17 Johnson Place
Listing Price: $950,000
Listing Agent: Stacy Stevens, Landmark Realty

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Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen is the managing editor of Evansville Living and Evansville Business magazines.

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