Exclusive Indiana Equestrian Estate on 80 Acres
Albion, Noble County, Indiana
This incredible 7,500 square foot home has views looking out onto rolling hay fields and mature trees. It is nestled on an 80-acre estate with a white pine setting that was planted some 20 years ago, the tallest then was 17 feet, now they are incredible. This upscale home is a perfect getaway and is centrally located within 20 to 30 minutes of Fort Wayne, Columbia City, Kendallville, Albion, Avilla and a few more minutes to Warsaw. Cook in the gourmet kitchen, or grill on the deck, dine in the formal dining room, patio or just sit at the bar ... this inviting home will be your lifetime getaway. Open the windows and wake up to.... the sounds of nature ... have a cup of coffee from the Miele coffee machine and then take walk on the trails in the woods ... this is an experience in Indiana rural life most will never know.
A major remodel was completed in 2010, which virtually doubled the size of the home. Many updates were made including the windows, roof, exterior doors and the HVAC systems. The new addition, as well as a portion of the original home, was outfitted with in-floor heat to compliment the geothermal in the original structure. To increase the efficiency of the in-floor heat, a large 100-gallon holding tank was installed to limit the recycle time of the boiler. Travertine stone floors were installed in the kitchen, family room and master bath to enhance heat radiating in the floor. Other areas were fitted with white oak flooring or tile.
The remodel also included a gourmet kitchen featuring dark cherry Grabill Cabinets, beautiful granite counter space with stainless steel trim that when blended with the Craftsman style of the home makes this a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. The cornerstone of the kitchen is the Wolfe range, GE Monogram refrigerator, microwave/convection oven, dishwasher and the incredible built-in Miele coffee machine.
The large master suite features a custom built cabinet by Grabill Cabinets showcasing the large television with two armoires. The master was designed to be a self-contained mother-in-law suite. It is plumed for the addition of a small kitchenette if desired in the future. The master bathroom is stunning with stonewalls to accent the travertine floors.
There is no shortage of storage. A custom walk-in closet is adjacent to the master bath; the large guest room also has a walk-in as well as the two (what is now) youth bedrooms. The new addition to the home is fitted with white oak pocket doors to maximize space wherever possible.
The office is truly one-of-a-kind. Facing due north it looks out toward the front of the property. The cabinets were again custom made from spalted maple. This wood is truly sensational and is like no other office we have ever seen. Accenting the corners are three cabinets with curved glass fronts.
The lower level is all about having fun … pool table, table tennis, work- out room, family television area, bar and an additional bedroom/bath that would make a perfect nanny suite. Let’s not forget two more fireplaces.
One of the focal points of the estate is the bank barn; built in the 1920’s, this barn has been restored to its original glory right down to the louvered windows. Currently, the barn is used for hay storage and has a stall area for horses.
The “Big” barn as it is referred to is a multi-use structure built with concrete knee walls totally finished with white aluminum interior walls and ceiling. The insulated arena is 80x140 with 20x30 lounge for observation. Currently there are eight stalls leased for horse board, a hay stall, a wash stall, grain room, 2 heated tack rooms and a 20x20 work shop/storage area. The stalls are set on four feet of stone with two drainage tiles and toped with 1.5-inch rubber mats and equipped with automatic waters.
This is one of the most esthetically pleasing properties you will find in northeastern Indiana. Gentle rolling hills enhance the beauty of this property. Magnificent sunsets, abundant wildlife and a home that is second to none.
This is a must see property. Call today to schedule a tour. 260 402 4925
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