Currently The Most Expensive Listed House In Zionsville And Worth Every Penny


This morning I attended a Brokers Open House. I enjoy going to Brokers Open Houses because usually I get to see houses that I would not normally see. This was the case with this house. I knew the listing agent. I had attended several of her Brokers Opens. I also had a cross transaction with her last year. What caught my attention was the price tag. At $4,295,000 it would be the most expensive home I had ever been in. With average prices in Zionsville being around $350,000, it is not often that you get to see million dollar homes.

This home had every thing. Starting with the 48 acre estate, the long driveway to the house was blacktopped and in excellent condition. You passed by a lot of green space and a very nice 10 acre lake. The front of the house had what appeared to be 2 front doors. The one on the left side of the house was an event front door. It lead to the basketball court which was also used for parties and dances. It had a DJ booth, a small overlooking balcony and also attached to the lower level of the house. The lower level of the home was made for entertaining. The lower level had 3460 square feet.

The main level had 5838 square feet of meticulously maintained living space. So many areas that you could lose your kids for a week. It also had a master suite to die for. The master bath had a balcony with a staircase to the ground level patio, hot tub and pool. The second floor had 3 very large bedrooms and 3 baths with 3703 square feet.

From the second floor there was a spiral staircase that lead to the third floor. The third floor was what appeared to be a family theater room. Very impressive. It was like a doormer room. I noticed that the furniture in the room was extremely large. I wanted to know how they got it up the spiral staircase. The listing agent told me that they had to take the spiral staircase down in order to get the furniture up. Interesting.

The grounds had a swimming pool, tennis courts, a stable, patios, a pavilion, a boat dock and acres of green space.

In total the house had 13,000 square feet of livable space. It is truly a remarkable house.

Listed by F. C. Tucker

If you are interested in seeing it you must be a serious pre-approved buyer.

Zionsville Pizzeria

I won a free $5 off Zionsville Pizzeria coupon from I decided to use it today. I had never been there before but had heard good reviews about it. I ordered the Buffalo Chicken Ranch pizza. It was excellent! The crust was just right. Great tasting pizza. I will be back!

255 South Main Street
(317) 873-2878

From their website;
Originally “Zionsville Pizza Delivery” (ZPD) for the past 20 plus years, Tom and Sherry Hill took the pizza delivery business on. After owning the business for 5 years, they decided to expand by moving down the street and open during the day with dine in eating and expanded menu. The Hill’s are proud to have kept the “ZPD flavor” going in the town they grew up in, and have raised their own children in. Stop by the new Zionsville Pizzeria for some hometown pizza or you can still have it delivered!

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Ryan Homes at Willow Glen

Ryan Model Home At Willow Glen
Recently Ryan Homes had a Brokers Open House for agents at Willow Glen. Their model home at 3211 Cimmaron Ash Drive has a refreshingly different floorplan which is very stylish. The name of the model is The Jefferson Square.

Crystal Kjaer-Knox is the Sales and Marketing Representative for Ryan Homes at Willow Glen. I have known Crystal for several years while she has been in the new home business. She is a delight to work with. I had some questions for her below;

Tell me about Willow Glen.
Willow Glen is small community of only 85 homesites, located at 146th & Michigan Rd. in the four star Zionsville school district. The community layout was designed to be aesthetically pleasing and private with safety and traffic flow as a top priority. There is a round-about as you enter the community that directs the flow of traffic to one of three main streets that end with a cul-de-sac instead of having one main street that is Grand Central Station. The home site are very generous, Willow Glen boast a few homes sites upto ¾ of an acre.

What is the price point at Willow Glen?
Our starting price is $274,990 including a full unfinished basement.

How many types of homes are available at willow Glen and what is the lowest and highest square footage?There are six different floorplans that can all be customized to fit most anyone’s specific needs. Even an In-Law-Suite!The entry square footage is 2,472 Sq with a full unfinished basement. The largest home we offer is 2,935 square feet and it has available options to build it out to over 5,000 plus square feet!

How many move in ready homes do you have available?
We do not have in ready move in homes, our build time is very efficient as approximately three months so we do not build quick-move-in homes.

Tell me some of the standard features.
There are TONS!!
FULL basements
9’ foot ceiling
Side load garage
Cottage and stone architectural exteriors
James Hardie cement board siding
Hard wood flooring in the kitchen, foyer and powder room
42” cabinets
Luxury bath, per floorplan

What do your customers like about Ryan Homes?
They love quality , value and reliability with contemporary home designs. Ryan Homes has been in business for over 60 years, that says A LOT! We strive to give our homeowners the best possible customer service before, during and after closing!

Thanks Crystal for the information. I am sure my readers will appreaciate it.

He is Crystal’s business card;

Crystal Kjaer-Knox Business Card

2012 – Year In Review For Zionsville (Eagle Township)


  • 487 houses were sold in 2012. Up 25% from 2011
  • 93% were single family homes and 7% were condos
  • Average sale price was $358,952
  • Median sale price was $324,500
  • Highest price paid was $1,995,000
  • Lowest price paid was $97,900
  • Average Days on Market – 111

The following chart shows a breakdown in sales price and how many DOM (Days On Market)

Currently there is 4 months of inventory (163 actives)

Data taken from MIBOR’s(Metropolitian Indianapolis Board Of Realtors) Broker Listing Cooperative on 1/07/2013

Home Builder Confidence Highest Since 2006

The positive news for the real estate sector continues, as home-builder confidence is at it highest level since 2006, according to the National Association Of Home Builders. The National Association Of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose two points in December to a seasonally adjusted level of 47, from it downward-trending November level of 45.