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Stonelake Farm Idea Home 2007

Style inspired by the rural Midwest characterizes our contemporary 20th anniversary Idea Home in suburban Indianapolis. (Originally Published: September/October 2007)
  • Front Exterior

    We built Stonelake Farm in the new Viking Meadows development, amid a former horse farm's rolling hills, woods and ponds. We designed our home's exterior with plenty of historic architectural detailing for a feeling of age and permanence in this beautiful setting.


  • Family Room

    Off the kitchen, the family room has barnlike beams, a hayloft window and a paneled, vaulted ceiling.

  • Living Room

    Two rectangular cocktail tables pushed together work as one larger piece. Stack two pieces of art in a tall space.

  • Sitting Area

    The two-way fireplace in the sitting room has a flat-screen TV above it. Two leather swivel chairs on either side of the TV-facing sofa offer comfortable places to watch TV and talk. Leather ottomans contribute to the room's relaxing tone.

  • Kitchen

    Back the inside of a glass-door cabinet with a different wood color, such as dark versus light.

  • Dining Room

    The dining room sports an assortment of subdued patterns and textures in a striped cotton rug; leather seat cushions; houndstooth pillows; diamond-embroidered, tone-on-tone drapes; and floral upholstery. Simple ivory pottery pieces provide the only accents needed. Deep wood tones flatter a serving sideboard and round table, which encourages group conversation.

  • Media Room

    The lower level is outfitted for family entertainment. A slate-front fireplace wall contains a 60-inch, flat-screen TV/DVD player for the home theater and unique floor-to-ceiling firewood storage towers. Not seen, but just steps away, are a large, comfy sectional, wet bar, wine room, poker and billiard tables and fitness area.

  • Master Bedroom

    In the master bedroom, we complemented brown walls with orange accents, then blended country details (including primitive horse and cow prints, a crazy quilt on the bed, antique brown pharmacy bottles and a black horse weather vane) with more exotic influences. Tied together by color, the mixed result works surprisingly well.

  • Guest Room

    In the spacious guest bedroom with its own bath, two queen-size beds with Serta pillow top mattresses offer plenty of comfort. A handy desk sits between the two beds. Earthy accessories hint at a slightly more rustic country-modern aesthetic.

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  • Floor Plan-Main Level

    Stonelake Farm Idea Home 2007

  • Floor Plan-Second Level

    Stonelake Farm Idea Home 2007

  • Floor Plan-Lower Level

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