Melissa's e-story: Putting Down Roots

When Melissa Falconett left the Evansville Region 15+ years ago, she didn’t imagine returning, much less planting roots, but her passion for historic preservation drew her back to make her mark here. 

Melissa's story is one of dualities – between urban sophistication and rural tranquility, between the fast-paced world of design and the slow, steady heartbeat of her hometown. Today, Melissa divides her time between the skyscrapers of New York City and the familiar streets of Evansville, seamlessly navigating the challenges of remote work with grace and determination.

For Melissa, home isn't just a place; it's a feeling – a sense of belonging, authenticity, and connection to something larger than oneself. While her career may take her to the concrete jungle where dreams are made, Evansville remains her anchor, a place where she can find peace, respite, and a deep sense of community. That’s why when the opportunity presented itself for Melissa to purchase and restore a historic home in Haynie’s Corner, she dove in headfirst! Now her historic pink gem, channels her creativity and love for design to infuse the house with her own unique flair while honoring its storied past.

Melissa Falconett

Preserving History.

"I would love to see Evansville pay greater attention to how it is using its land and focus more on investing in what's already there rather than continually building new things… This is why I'm such an advocate for historic preservation and/or repurposing existing buildings/sites."


Learn more about Melissa.

As someone deeply invested in the well-being of her hometown, Melissa envisions a future where Evansville thrives as a diverse, inclusive, and sustainable community. Whether it's through her work in design or her advocacy for historic preservation, Melissa is committed to shaping a future where Evansville remains a place of pride, not just for herself, but for generations to come.

In Melissa Falconett, we see a shining example of someone who seamlessly bridges the gap between past and present, tradition and innovation, hometown pride and global ambition. As she continues to navigate between Evansville and New York City, Melissa reminds us that no matter where life may take us, there’s no place like home. 

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