Created By: Nappanee Public Library
Located at 258 East Walnut Street, this home was built in 1910. The architect Henry Frazier designed the home for Albert and Mary Alice Mutschler.
The Mutschler family moved to Goshen when Albert's family purchased the I-XL furniture company. Albert moved to Nappanee in 1893 when him and his brother Charles became interested in the manufacturing of furniture.
The home is a three story combination Prairie and Colonial Revival, with cut stone foundation, stucco walls (wood siding was replaced in 1924). There are eighteen rooms featured tooled leather wallpaper, Honduras mahogany and oak woodwork and pocket doors. The clay tile hip roof with three hip dormers, wide eaves and both one-over-one double hung and single panel casement windows. It is an example of the unique woodworking heritage of Nappanee with even the garage's interior finished with wild cherry wood.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Homes of the Kitchen Industry