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SEP-OCT 2018

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- Robert F. Henderson Sept/Oct 2018 • 17 trol fireplace, red-spined books perched on a desk with a vase of flowers resting inside, and white and red colors swirling around the pristine bathroom that features a Jacuzzi tub. Another room is the Bridal Suite, where opal and ivory whites min- gle with mauve and grape tones across the room and create a beautiful scene. The bathroom has a double Jacuzzi tub with an LCD television framed above the tub. Each of the seven guest rooms contains its own personality and appearance through- out the house, showcasing Carol's talents in interior design. Meanwhile, Steve's contribution equate to far more than just moving doors. Steve found inspiration in a postcard that "was floating around town many years ago." This postcard, which fea- tured the home before the fires, not only gave Steve some of his inspiration for the porch, but he even used the postcard to recreate the dormers on the house. "With a magnifying glass I could see how many shingles, what size and what they looked like," Steve said. Along with the post- card, Steve possesses a four-volume set of books titled "Audels Carpenters and Builders Guide," which was published in 1923. "I would find my answers — every brick and every question and every stud, I would want to find out how it was done, so I could do it again the proper way," Steve said. He and Carol attribute the suc- cessful rebuilding of the house to those who helped them, and they attribute the successful upkeep of the inn to their four staff members. During check-in, inquiries are made about any guests' diet restrictions and what time they would like to eat. "A lot of places have a set time of when they will serve breakfast; we don't," said Carol. "We do made-to-order breakfasts, most- ly." The menu includes eggs, pancakes, waffles, french toast, oatmeal, poppyseed bread, scones, cakes and fresh-cut fruit. "For the most part, we do all of our own baking, and we do all of our own made- from-scratch recipes for our waffles," said Carol, to which Steve added, "It's not un- usual for her to have two to three cakes that she has made." The Stenbros hope that one day more bed-and-breakfasts will appear in Jeffersonville. "It's not a case of competi- tion," Steve said. "Each house has its own niche. Each house has its own place. • For more on the inn, including rooms, prices, availability and directions, visit innonmarket. com. e Stenbro Pictured: (left hand page) e bridal suite mixes opal and ivory tones with muted mauve and grape. (this page) a writing desk is the perfect spot to relax and catch up on correspondence.

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