Stonelake Farm Idea Home 2007 | Midwest Living

Stonelake Farm Idea Home 2007

Style inspired by the rural Midwest characterizes our contemporary 20th anniversary Idea Home in suburban Indianapolis.


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    Front exterior
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    The terrace, located off the family room.
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    A built-in banquette is perfect for cozy <br>family meals.
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    The laundry room. Consider built-in <br>cabinetry in less-obvious places in<br> the house. Hidden storage and <br>organization are lifesavers!
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    His and her vanities in the master suite <br>offer plenty of room, eliminating <br>arguments about sink and mirror space.
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    A screen porch sits outside the media <br>room. It's the place for outdoor, <br>bug-free dining and, thanks to its own <br>TV, outdoor movie or sporting event <br>get-togethers.

The Media Room and Outdoor Amenities

Equipped and ready for fun, our media room has it all.
PARTY CENTRAL 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. Let a treasured possession set a room's color scheme. In the media room, an 8x10-foot World War II battleship flag inspired the red, white and blue decor.

Our home's wooded setting encouraged the use of natural and natural-looking materials outdoors as well as in.
LEISURE SUITS By the property's pond, a roomy, freestanding deck is a great place to get away to read or sunbathe. Two colors of TimberTech no-maintenance composite decking create a border and square pattern on the deck floor and pergola overhead. Stone supports visually connect it to the house. Outdoor furniture from Room and Board on the terrace and screen porch, as well as the contemporary chaise lounges here, ensure this spot is just for relaxing.
GARAGE GREATNESS Three-car garages can be eyesores, but we worked hard to make ours a seamless part of the house. A varied roofline keeps the profile interesting. One dormer over the center garage stall replicates a barn's hayloft doors. Brackets support deep overhangs over carriage house garage doors from Clopay. Inside, we gave the garage floor a showroom finish with a Rustoleum floor epoxy and built a workroom tailored for a guy's hobbies.
UNSEEN COMFORT With a home this size, we used two efficient Lennox home heating/cooling systems to ensure clean air and comfortable temperatures.


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