Kassi and Jacob were ready to own and tired of renting. When their lender referred them to Jennifer a couple months ago, Jennifer knew they’d hit it off well when they told her they wanted a historic home. One evening, they sat and talked about the entire buying process, from the hunt to the offer to the inspections to the closing. They were new to this, and had a lot of questions, but Jennifer knows the ropes. At the end of that chat, Kassi shyly pulled a printout of an intriguing house out of her purse. It was a big, rambling home in Irvington. It looked too good to be true at that list price. Jennifer scheduled an appointment to tour it with them immediately, and it exceeded expectations! It had been owned by the same family for over 50 years, and while it needed some cosmetic updates, it had been well maintained; and they just couldn’t pass it up. With one round of counter offers, the deal was sealed and they moved toward closing. It turned out to be one of the smoothest transactions Jennifer has ever managed. Their expectations of the old home were realistic, the sellers were delightful, their agent was great to work with, the loan process was unusually smooth due to the lender’s excellent work, and the hardest part about that deal was the wait to close. But Kassi and Jacob got the keys just in time to spend their July 4th making their new house a home.
When Joan called Jennifer on a brisk afternoon in February, she was dreaming of warmer weather out west. Her 30+ year home had become an anchor to Indiana, and she longed for a move to Arizona where her daughter and grandchildren waited. Unfortunately, she’d been trying to sell her house off and on since 2006 with a variety of other brokers, but their efforts had resulted in nothing more than frustration, one insulting offer, and fading hope. Jennifer loves to be the last agent in, and it became her personal mission to make sure a moving truck was headed to Arizona before summer’s end! But Joan was exhausted with the selling process. She wasn’t up for more staging ideas, any more changes to the house or another stressful open house. It was obvious this one would need special attention. The house was reintroduced to the market on March 1st with careful attention. After a handful of showings, two offers were produced. The second was acceptable, and the packing began by the end of April. It was a smooth transaction with Jennifer bird-dogging every detail along the way, and in the end, the closing was finished by mid-June, and the moving truck was headed west before summer officially began. Jennifer loves it when she beats a deadline!
You certainly won’t find another home like this ANYWHERE in Indiana, and that is guaranteed! This is a meticulously maintained museum to a classic California Contemporary home, circa 1959, nestled on two secret acres in the heart of Carmel. It’s authentic, fascinating and truly remarkable, but totally, comfortably livable. This home retains its incredible original design that you can update to your tastes or embrace it’s retro flair. Are you THAT cool? You will find more amenities here than you will find in any house for the money anywhere. It is located off the beaten path, but close to everything, and offers an indoor pool and hot tub, 5 or 6 bedrooms and multiple living areas perfect for entertaining. All with huge, open spaces and beamed cathedral ceilings. You will find FUN architectural details here, and there is simply too much to say about all of the system updates and features offered in this gem.
Coming home to this elegant retreat will feel like an escape, though the drive is short from anywhere in Indy. Its lush 6 acres with mature hardwoods offers a private, country setting with a stocked, 2-acre private pond & gardens to die for. This custom home was built for indoor and outdoor living with 3 levels, a gracious open floor plan for casual entertaining, and views of nature from every window. Enjoy multiple decks and the firepit in the pasture, 3 fireplaces, a walkout basement with efficiency kitchen, and a tranquil water wall fountain that trickles peacefully down the 3-story stairwell. The opportunity exists to add a barn to convert this to a mini horse farm with perfect pasture and appropriate zoning. See it to love it and make it yours.