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For Sale: An Arden Cape Cod With Shiplap

HGTV’s Texas-based Fixer Upper is getting its own magazine, the next step to media domination on the Rachael Ray branding scale. It will come as no surprise to fans of the show if the publication is named Shiplap—pine walls that are a staple in the new rustic-farmhouse aesthetic. Joanna Gaines, the interior designer on the show, uses shiplap in nearly every project, so much that her husband, Chip, has joked that they might name their next kid Shiplap. But you don’t have to move to Waco, where the show takes place, to get the look. This navy-blue Cape Cod in Arden, a leafy neighborhood adjacent to Meridian Hills, has a bathroom done up in the same treatment. It’s just one of many adorable features in this three-bedroom, two-bath charmer that advertises an extensive makeover in 2012, including new siding, kitchen updates, and the addition of a garage. Realtor Sue Stayer says the hot real-estate scene has slowed down in the summer—perhaps because people are away on  vacations—but a place this tidy might not last long after the open house on Sunday, July 24, from noon to 2 p.m.

Want to Buy It?

Address: 6920 N. Park Ave

Price: $394,900

Agent: Sue Stayer, Encore Sotheby’s International Realty, 317-432-6190

Fernandez began writing for Indianapolis Monthly in 1995 while studying journalism at Indiana University. One of her freelance assignments required her to join a women's full-tackle football team for a season. She joined the staff in 2005 to edit IM's ancillary publications, including Indianapolis Monthly Home. In 2011, she became a senior editor responsible for the Circle City section as well as coverage of shopping, homes, and design-related topics. Now the director of editorial operations, she lives in Garfield Park.

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