Realty Check: Break the Bank

Money may not buy happiness, but when price is no object, you can sure get one heck of a house.

FOR THE elite few shopping for homes in the eye-watering $8 million range, here are two glorious palaces. Their square footage is so vast that you may wonder if intercom systems should make a comeback.

The Fishers Mansion

Photo courtesy Graham Photography

If modern vintage style is what you’re after, then this beauty in the Hamilton Proper neighborhood will make your heart leap. Timeless features like wide plank hardwoods, arched doorways, decorative paneling, and extensive trim blend seamlessly with more modern touches like punchy wallpaper and contemporary lighting. The master suite is in a league of its own. A two-sided fireplace separates a cozy sitting room from the rest of the bedroom, which also features an enormous his and hers wardrobe (complete with coffee bar, of course) and marble bathroom. If you like to be outside on nice evenings, you can whip up something in the outdoor kitchen and then enjoy an alfresco dinner on the lanai.

11101 W. Hawthorn Ridge, Fishers
BEDROOMS: 7 | BATHROOMS: 7.5+ | SQUARE FOOTAGE: 16,736 | YEAR BUILT: 2005 | WINNING EXTRA: Indoor basketball court | REALTOR: Circle Real Estate | LOT SIZE: 6.8 acres

The Zionsville Estate

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With an open concept and a bright-white and cool-gray palette accented by black hardware and light fixtures, this regal home wows modern design enthusiasts. You’ll want to throw a party weekly just to use all the fabulous spaces. Summertime soirees can take place poolside and spill into the lower-level walkout or the pool house. Cooking for a holiday crowd will be a breeze in the sleek kitchen with a butler’s pantry that boasts prep space, a second sink and oven, and a wine fridge.

9915 E. 300 S, Zionsville
BEDROOMS: 7 | BATHROOMS: 8.5+ | SQUARE FOOTAGE: 18,279 | YEAR BUILT: 1999 | WINNING EXTRA: Two-story guest house | REALTOR: Exp Realty | LOT SIZE: 8.2 acres