Shane & Julia were headed to Zionsville for a three-day house hunting trip. They needed to be in by Christmas, and they had five weeks to make the cross-country move happen. As a native Hoosier, relocating to the Zionsville area for Shane’s new job was extremely exciting to Julia, so they were motivated to find a house and get settled. They knew they wanted something unique, with walkability and minimal renovations required. “We don’t want a cookie-cutter house in a traditional neighborhood,” Shane described in their first conversation. “We want something with character.” When the appointed weekend arrived, Jennifer scheduled a tour of various properties around town that had appealed to them from their online research. She knew the properties would loosely met their criteria, but her instincts told her the properties from her Plan B list might be better. She’d know how to direct them next after visiting a few houses with them. As it turned out, Day 1 was a bust. None of their selections were as exciting in real life as they had hoped. So Jennifer raised the question: “Would you consider increasing your budget a bit if the right house, in the right location, were on the market right now?” Yes! They said they had determined their budget based on the looks of the houses online, but they would alter their financing parameters if that’s what it took to find the perfect house. That’s what Jennifer needed to hear to make the match, because she had the house for them ready to go, but is always most careful not to push her clients outside of their initial budget until they have satisfied themselves that what they want is not available in that price range. In the end, she took them to a newer-build in her own neighborhood – the historic Village of Zionsville. Their dream house is two blocks off Main St, around the corner from the Dairy Queen, 3 blocks from the park, in move-in condition, and has the type of style and character that only the Village offers. It was the perfect match! The deal was struck, and the movers were scheduled for the week of Christmas. And Julia got to spend the holidays with her family!
Classic Cape Cod: reinvented to knock your socks off! Not a single surface was left untouched. The floor plan was reconfigured & opened to make it what a modern buyer craves with the addition of a laundry and drop zone, main-floor sq footage was repurposed to create an owners’ suite, & unfinished attic space was recaptured to enhance the upper level. Stunningly beautiful granite was selected for the new kitchen, hardwood flrng was installed throughout. The exterior was painted to jazz it up, even a firepit gathering area was built to enhance the half-acre lot (dotted w/ century-old trees). Here you’ll find Village living at it’s most current. Within a walk to schools, on the parade route, with a lot large enough for kids & pets. Call Jennifer today for more information or to arrange a private tour!
GET SETTLED BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS in this easy-living, newer executive home in the heart of the Village, located between Lions Park & Main St. Offering large bedrooms (8 if you need them!) & five baths, finished basement; perfect for a variety of family lifestyles. Walk to the fun of shops & dining on Main Street. Benefit from the high efficiency mechanicals of a house built in 2015. Available for immediate occupancy. Pets okay with approval & pet deposit. Eagle Elementary, ZWest Middle, award-winning Zionsville High School. Call Jennifer for more details or to schedule your showing today!
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An entire series of stories can be written for the property at 440 W. Walnut Street in the Village of Zionsville, for Jennifer has now sold this house three times. The first was for Mike and Deanna when they wanted to downsize in about 2005. They sold to Nick and Amanda. Nick and Amanda lived there happily till they called Jennifer to sell it around 2010 so that they could move closer to family in Avon. A third owner took possession. Jennifer didn’t know them, so when they relocated they listed with their prior agent. However, Phil bought it circa 2013. When Phil took a corporate relocation in 2015, he called Jennifer back. Funny thing is, this house is just three doors up from Jennifer’s own home. So, nobody knows the street, and nobody knows the property like Jennifer. Sold three times in less than ten years, for more money each time. Jennifer is really hoping that the current owners at 440 W. Walnut are ready to move again in the future, but they seem pretty happy. She sees them every day when they are all out walking their dogs!
Construction is finished and it is GORGEOUS! If you seek a NEW home in the heart of the Village with spectacular finishes and abundant space, stop here. Here you’ll find a brilliant floor plan with both master and guest suites on the main level, a well-appointed basement, a rare 3-car garage, plus top-of-the-line fashionable fixtures and finishes. All just six blocks from the brick street and three from the trail; brand-spanking new, so you’ll have none of the worries of an old house. This is truly a package you don’t want to miss! Call Jennifer today for more details or to arrange a private tour.
This has got to be one of the MOST charming original bungalows in the Village! Fresh & fun and cozy, it has had numerous cosmetic and mechanical improvements, and it’s now completely ready for a new owner to love its sunny interior, cute little courtyard, short walks to the library, Eagle Elementary and just four blocks from the fun of Main Street. The main-floor master is convenient, 10’ ceilings are delightful, cozy hottub porch is fun. You’ll love this one! Call Jennifer for more details — this one won’t last long!
Historic gem, completely reinvented! No detail was forgotten: mechanicals updated, siding & roof replaced, interior stripped, redesigned & reassembled to create a modern manor with period-appropriate character. You will love the hardscape patio newly installed and how the basement was converted to comfortable living space. The main-floor bedroom suite is a feature this home never had before. Finished with crystal knobs, refurbished antique lights, doors & more! Landscape to be installed mid-late March.