By Emma Bowen Meyer
For The Herald Bulletin
---- — ANDERSON — Marrying the rugged experience of the great outdoors to the elegance of a two-story living room and a bathroom with a whirlpool tub and jetted shower, the home of Gregory and Carolyn (Weatherly) Scott has been an oasis for the couple.
Returning to Anderson nine years ago, they chose Creedmoor Glen as the perfect location with a fabulous view.
“I grew up in Anderson but we’ve moved around a lot,” said Carolyn, mentioning time in New Jersey, Colorado and California, among other places. “We decided it was time to move back to Anderson because we were looking at retirement.”
“Family was a large consideration,” added Gregory, an attorney and former justice on the Colorado Supreme Court. “This house was more Carolyn’s view of home as she felt very comfortable with the location. It made sense because we have the ability to attend events in Indianapolis due to the proximity and we have the small town feel of Anderson.”
Conducive to crowds
The Scotts may only have one son who lives nearby, but the number of siblings, nieces and nephews is large.
“We have many Thanksgivings and gatherings here and usually have around 75 people,” said Carolyn, a lawyer not currently practicing. “The house holds them very comfortably. We had a memorial service here with over 100 people.”
One of the elements that makes the space conducive to such numbers is the large finished walk-out basement and the expansive decks. Traffic can flow from the interior gathering area to the lower deck and individuals can decide whether to sit a spell, take a walk through the woods next to the stream or climb to the upper deck to enjoy a different view.
“We lived in the mountains in Colorado and the area looked like this,” said Carolyn, gesturing to the vista from the living room through the massive palladium windows that cover most of the wall. “It is so serene and tranquil. We really like it.”
While they only have little more than half an acre and live in a posh neighborhood, the space behind the house appears to be secluded and continue on endlessly. A bridge covers the small stream, making the landscape perfect for a romantic stroll or a romp for little ones.
Although Gregory and Carolyn tend to remain indoors most of the time, they certainly enjoy watching nature and wildlife through the large light-filled windows in every room.
While the home was in beautiful condition when they purchased it, they have continued to update features along the way. Bathrooms have seen the bulk of their attention, as they have added granite countertops in two, a stunning heated tile floor in one, and a shower with body jets along with a gorgeous tile countertop in the master.
They also reworked some attic space to make it storage-friendly. Now – without climbing a ladder – they can swing open a door on the second floor and have a ton of well-organized belongings.
As much as they have enjoyed their home, the Scotts have finally decided that 6,100 square feet is simply too big for just the two of them. Downsizing is in their future and they have placed the home on the market as they plan to remain in the Anderson area.
“We’ve gotten to the point where we need to downsize,” said Carolyn. “It’s time to start clearing things away and move to a smaller house.”
As they leave, they will miss their neighbors.
“They have been very welcoming, kind, generous and caring,” she said. “I appreciate that.”
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