Photos courtesy The Home Aesthetic
The Castle Rock stone exterior gives the home its distinguished English-manor look. On three-plus acres of wooded privacy, there’s a creek and a hill for sledding. Inside, the stunning arched foyer’s gleaming wood and intricate leaded glass command attention. It was an architectural-salvage find—a former entrance on a Chicago mansion. After refinishing the piece, a carpenter incorporated it into the foyer and matched all the new trim to it.
Ensuring each room in the 8,000-square-foot home had a touch of Old World feel married to modern livability was a labor of love. Eighteen interior doors (and their surrounds, plus hardware) hail from a 1920s home and lead through bright, open, high-ceilinged spaces. Four bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms feature beautiful views and high-end finishes. The light fixtures are all contemporary, and tech touches like built-in audio on each floor remind you the home was built in 1998, not 1908.
Each eye-catching piece has a story, like the living-room mantel that survived a house fire in Zanesville, Ohio, but didn’t need to be refinished—the owners preferred the nicks and imperfections. Intricate woodwork featuring Greek gods and goddesses once framed a large mirror, but was repurposed for the office entryway.
With their kids grown up, the couple has downsized and looks forward to traveling, but it’s a bittersweet farewell. Their greatest wish is to find a kindred spirit who will love the house as much as they have.
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7251 Hunt Club Lane, Zionsville
Joe Everhart, Everhart Studio, 317-916-1052