Archive for the ‘indiana’ Category

A look at Huge Mansions!

June 23, 2009


This gorgeous oceanfront mega estate features beautifully manicured lawns, formal gardens, a swimming pool, a rectangular water featuer, an attached garage with guest quarters, and a tennis court. I love the back of the house the most!! It is located at 1605 Alisa Lane in Santa Barbara, CA.


This massive house is located at 2490 Manzanita Lane in Reno, NV. It includes a large attached garage, beautiful enclosed driveway, parking for dozens of cars, a large terrace, a swimming pool, and a gated entrance. The home has 4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, and 26,741 square feet of living space.


This impressive Mediterranean style mansion is located on Highland Road in Highland Road Park, LA. It includes multiple buildings that are connected by breezeways, a man made pond, and a swimming pool. It is also gated and has its own security building.


This impressive estate is located on a massive area of property that includes a tennis court, a swimming pool, and a huge private man made lake. It is located on N Michigan Road in Indianapolis, IN. It is owned by Christel DeHaan who is the former owner of time share company RCI.


This amazing architectural masterpiece is located on El Camino Real in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. It includes a tennis court, an awesome infinity edged swimming pool, numerous paths, formal gardens, and a man made pond. It has 26,433 square feet of living space.
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Massive Indiana mansion being Built

April 26, 2009




This large mega-mansion is being built at 1107 Laurelwood in Carmel , IN. The massive home contains what appears to be an indoor basketball court, a circular driveway, a large attached garage, a swimming pool with pool house, and a tennis court. It seems that both Indiana and Illinois have mega-mansions being constructed left and right. If anyone knows any more info on this home please leave a comment below or email me. 

A look at Businessmen and their Mega-Mansions!

January 10, 2009




This is the home of Tim Durham. It is located on E 113th Street in Indianapolis, Indiana.Tim Durham is a 45 year old financier from Indiana and heads up Obsidian Enterprises. Durham made his millions from leveraged buyouts and turn-arounds. His net worth is over $75 million. This mega-mansion is over 30,000 square feet and contains a massive attached garage that can fit up to 70 of Tim’s luxurious cars.

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This is Scott Jones’ two-story 20-seat High-Tech home theater. It contains a 16 by 9 foot screen. The estimated cost for this is an astounding $650,000.


Indoor Tree House Room. Estimated Cost: $80,000 to $100,000

This is the home of Scott A. Jones. The 53-acre estate is located on W 116th Street in Carmel, Indiana. The 27,000 square foot mega-mansion is a High-Tech paradise. It took 7 years and $20 million to renovate the mansion.The home features a 33-foot-high great room, an indoor tree house, a circular mahogany slide connecting two floors, a 25-foot-long saltwater aquarium, two waterfalls in the master bathroom, a separate indoor basketball court, and a full-scale cast of a T. rex skull. Jones’s vintage technology collection includes a Victrola, a metal diving helmet, and a one-cylinder Brush automobile, which predates the Model T. The whole place is kept spotless and humming by a staff of 15, including two IT directors.The Jones residence also includes a dining room with the original leaded-glass windows and a fireplace, a huge breakfast room that doubles as a second dining room, a state-of-the-art kitchen, seven (7) bedrooms, seven (7) full bathrooms, seven (7) half baths, one dog shower, a custom-designed swimming pool, a lush waterfall on a hill on the front lawn, and a spectacularly lit fountain just in front of the house. Future plans include the replacement of the current kidney-shaped swimming pool with a larger indoor/outdoor pool incorporated into a pool house with a fitness center and Japanese Ryokan. The proposed design includes disappearing walls. Scott’s home was named America’s Best Home by HGTV.

Scott Jones is an American inventor and entrepreneur. He is widely known for inventing voicemail systems. His latest venture is known as ChaCha Search Inc, which is a human-assisted search engine.

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This is the former home of David Koch. It is located on Homestead Trail in Medina, Minnesota. David Koch is an American billionaire businessman. He is one of the co-owners (with older brother Charles) and an executive vice president of Koch Industries, a conglomerate with major oil and gas holdings that is the largest privately held company in the United States. He lives in New York City and is its second-wealthiest resident after Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Fort Wayne Mega Mansion

October 14, 2008

Location 5501 West Hamilton Road South, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Square Feet: 24,586

I featured this home a while back in a post. I now got the information on this beautiful house from a friend of mine. The home is owned by Richard Freeland. Richard has been the President and CEO of Pizza Hut of Fort Wayne, Inc and six affiliated companies that own and operate more than 40 Pizza Hut franchised restaurants in Indiana and Ohio. The 24,586 square foot, 19 room mansions consists of 4 bedrooms, 12 full and 6 half baths, and an incredible 16 fireplaces. The home is valued at around $5,000,000.

Click here for the home’s assessment.

Le Chateau Renaissance – Stephen Hilbert’s Mega-Mansion

August 28, 2008













Location: 1143 W 116th Street, Carmel, IN
Price: $20,000,000
Square Feet: 24,786 (50,000 including entertainment building)

This magnificent mansion was the home of disgrace Conseco Ceo Stephen Hilbert and his family. This 40 acres property has 7 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, and 13 fireplaces. In total there are 36 rooms which include a two story library, game room, a barbershop, gym, family room, great room, a huge master closet, and maids rooms. The home was built with finest craftsmanship and materials shuch as mahogany and marble. On the property there is a swimming pool with large pool house, gatehouse, and a massive entertainment complex. This complex houses a full size indoor basketball court, a bar, and other rooms. This monstrous property is the perfect hideaway for a large family that love to entertain, have fun, and live in the lap of luxury. This home is truly one of a kind.

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A look at some Mega Mansions 2 !

August 24, 2008
This is the home of Brian and Kim Ross. Brian Ross owns his own development company. Their house is located on Niles Cortland Road NE, Cortland, OH and is 45,000 square feet.




This is the mega-mansion of the disgraced Conseco CEO, Stephen Hilbert. It is located at 1143 W 116th Street, Carmel, IN. It is on the market for $20,000,000 and is 24,786 square feet.


This is a mega-mansion that is located at W Hamilton Road S in Fort Wayne, IN.



This is the home of Sherwin Glass, the founder of Farmer’s Furniture Company. It is located in Norcross, GA. It has 30,000 square feet and includes 11 bedrooms, 20 bathrooms, and a racquetball court




This is Russell Simmons’ 35,000 square foot mansion located at 101 Fox Hedge Road, Saddle River, NJ.


This is Ronald Burkle’s $30 million mansion in La Jolla, CA. It has 9 bedrooms, 13.5 bathrooms, and 26,674 square feet.


This is Mel Simon’s mansion in Indiana. Mel Simon is the co-founder of Simon Malls.


This is Robert Sussman’s $30 million mansion located in Paradise Valley, AZ.