Resting on the former grounds of the Benedictine Monastery of St. Maur, the estate feels almost holy, a true sanctuary. While offering the ultimate in privacy and security, the 150+ acre estate rests inside Indianapolis’ boundaries and is minutes from the city’s most notable assets including; Butler University, Newfields, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis International Airport, Lucas Oil Stadium, Gainbridge Fieldhouse, and several of the city’s exclusive golf and country clubs.
Nowhere else in the city will you find an estate with such a commitment to design and aesthetics. Each section of the home is both stunning and functional based on its intended use. Everything about the design is intentional.
Upon entry to the home’s foyer, or sala as Ms. DeHaan defined it, you’ll realize nothing in this home is ordinary. The massive room’s two-story arched ceilings welcome and impress every guest. With expansive views of the stone terrace, lake, and lush acreage beyond, the room feels symbiotic with the property while also elegant and refined. The room can easily host an intimate gathering or large event and was acoustically designed to provide the best sound quality for the many musicians who have entertained here previously.
The private residence wing creates the ultimate respite from day-to-day obligations. The private suite offers exceptional views of the estate’s 35-acre lake, a contemplative sitting room bathed in natural light and warmed by one of the home’s 5 fireplaces, a large closet capable of keeping any homeowner organized, and a luxurious bathroom. The personal office is large enough to host day-to-day meetings while also intimate for a quiet afternoon catch-up. French doors overlook and provide access to the formal gardens.
The public wing of the home provides every amenity an entertainer would desire. The large catering kitchen allows for easy preparation for large-scale events and is fitted with top-of-the-line appliances and endless storage. The home’s formal dining room can easily and elegantly seat 30 guests and is flanked by a warm fireplace and large windows overlooking the estate. A sophisticated pool and lavish spa complete this section of the home and offer the perfect setting for both exercise and leisure. The spa offers additional exercise space, a masseur’s room, sauna, and is equipped as a professional salon. The pool is lighted by endless windows. The handsomely paneled billiard room offers additional recreation space and access to the lawns beyond.
The upper level is host to 4 bedrooms with ensuite baths and offers private quarters for guests or additional residents. In addition, each wing of the home is set with a pied-a-terre ideal for long term guests or staff quarters.
From the intimate edicules overlooking the grounds to specimen trees dotted throughout the landscape, each piece of the property was expertly engineered and maintained to provide the owner with maximum beauty from every angle. Near the primary residence, you’ll find acres of manicured gardens. Each space creates a picturesque setting from the wisteria blooms adorning the elegant entry each spring, to the Italianate gardens flanking the private residence, and lush lawns guiding you to the pool and tennis courts. As the grounds expand, carefully selected specimen trees, native grasses and flowers, and stunning structural art detail the property. What was once woodland has been transformed into a beautiful oasis.
Offered for $14,000,000
Listed by Mike Johnson
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