Realty Check: Horses Versus Haute

What a decision: an equestrian elysium or the suite life.

GALLOP the days away on an equestrian estate in Pendleton or perch high above the city in one of the Conrad’s luxurious condos. Two disparate lifestyles represented in two incredible properties tempt homeseekers browsing in the upper $4 million range.

The Equestrian Estate

Photo Courtesy F.C. Tucker

Located 35 miles northeast of Indy and easily accessed via I-69, Pendleton has a population of fewer than 5,000. Sprawled over more than 27 acres, this jaw-dropper is like Disney World for horse lovers, but instead of Cinderella’s castle, you’ll find five separate barns that include 25 horse stalls, 21 paddocks, two tack rooms, two indoor riding arenas, and an outdoor arena with ballpark lighting. Trotting away from the equine side of things, you’ll discover the main home—a classic 1870s farmhouse that’s been remodeled but still offers true country charm—two separate guest houses, a pool with a pool house, and a stocked pond.

115 W. State Rd. 38, Pendleton
BEDROOMS: 4 | BATHROOMS: 2 | SQUARE FOOTAGE: 3,435 | YEAR BUILT: 1879 | WINNING EXTRA: Accommodations for up to 25 horses | REALTOR: F.C. Tucker

The Posh Pad

Photo Courtesy Everhart Studios

Luxury and the Conrad are synonymous. The hotel has 18 residential condos on its top floors. With more than 5,000 square feet of living space, this unit is larger than the average suburban house. Designed by Stephen Taylor, the condo favors classic finishes and textiles, with pops of color energizing the main living spaces. Thanks to a clever layout, entertaining is a dream, whether hosting an intimate dinner or a full-blown soiree. The bedrooms are bright and spacious. As the day progresses, the light changes the feel of the space. On warm nights, you’ll enjoy two balconies to take in the sights and sounds of the city.

1 N. Illinois St., Apt. 2102, Downtown
BEDROOMS: 3 | BATHROOMS: 4 | SQUARE FOOTAGE: 5,070 | YEAR BUILT: 2006 | WINNING EXTRA: Skyline views from two balconies | REALTOR: Everhart Studios