A nearly century-old mansion in northeast Indiana is The Wall Street Journal‘s 2016 House of the Year. The Kendallville mansion was built in 1928 for former McCray Refrigerator Co. President Elmer Ellsworth McCray.
The more than 10,000 square-foot house was designed by Chicago architect Ralph Stoetzel in 1926, and completed two years later.
Previous owners Mike Post and Michael Nelaborige put the house on the market in 2014. Dr. Kevin Lowe, a surgeon, and his wife Nicole, a physician’s assistant, purchased the home last year for $430,000. The Wall Street Journal says, while the home includes six bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms, its refrigerator is often what draws visitors. The Lowes tell the publication that the built-in, eight-door refrigerator is still fully-functional.
The Kendallville mansion was selected from hundreds of properties featured as the publication’s "House of the Day" throughout the last year. Readers selected the house after a series of head-to-head matchups. The paper says readers cast more than 230,000 votes.