2018 Centerpiece Home

Crestview Centerpiece Final

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    Centerpiece Home Will Dazzle Home Show Visitors
  Fischer Homes’ Crestview mixes homey feel with affordable luxury 

This year’s Centerpiece Home will bring a dazzling mix of luxury and hominess, as Fischer Homes showcases its Crestview American Heritage design, part of its Grand Estates Custom Collection. The impressive structure will be built entirely inside Exposition Hall at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. 

A two-story layout with a basement, the Crestview boasts nearly 3,000 square feet on the main floor and more than 1,400 on the second floor, for a total of 4,370 square feet. This includes four bedrooms and 3½ baths. The main floor features lavish entertaining spaces including a gourmet kitchen with a spacious island, a cozy hearth room and a soaring two-story family room with a massive fireplace and ceiling beams. The master suite is also on the first floor this year, and it includes its own floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, light-filled sitting area and a spa-like bath with an oversized shower, freestanding bathtub and dramatic vaulted ceiling. Upstairs includes spacious secondary bedrooms with large walk-in closets, a Jack-and-Jill bathroom and a loft providing additional flexible space for living and play. 

Also, in a break from years past, the Crestview will include a heartwarming nursery with precious designs to melt every heart.

“The Crestview is bound to impress, but what we really wanted to project this year was a sense of coziness within grand spaces,” said Stephen Whaley, corporate marketing manager for Fischer Homes. “This is one Centerpiece Home that visitors will feel like they are right at home the minute they walk in the door.” 

Once again, gorgeous interior designs for the Centerpiece Home will be supplied by Joy Perkins of TOB Design Firm, and Calvin Landscape of Indianapolis will create the eye-popping exterior landscape.

“Fischer Homes has outclassed themselves once again. The Crestview is really going to grab a lot of attention as this year’s Centerpiece Home,” Indianapolis Home Show Manager Laura Groninger said. “This year, Fischer Homes is building a unique concept incorporating the master bedroom on the first floor in an exciting modern farmhouse look and feel. It’s a first for the Home Show, and I know all our show visitors will be excited to see and experience this outstanding Centerpiece Home.”

Fischer Homes is now building in more than 30 locations across Indiana — Carmel, Geist, Fishers, McCordsville, Greenfield, Zionsville, Westfield, Noblesville, Brownsburg, Avon, Center Grove, Greenwood, and Franklin Township.

“The Centerpiece Home is not just about aspiration, but inspiration,” said Fischer Homes Indianapolis Market President Brad Kriner. “We want people to see what sort of dynamic living spaces are possible within this marketplace. Fischer Homes is bringing affordable luxury to Central Indiana.”

The Centerpiece Home is located in Exposition Hall at the 2018 Indianapolis Home Show.

Landscaping comes courtesy of Calvin Landscape in Indianapolis.


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Joy Perkins Joins Farm and City Inside Centerpiece Home
Designer aims for cozy feel within modern farmhouse concept

Joy Perkins of TOB Design Firm has come up with another show-stopping design for the interior of the Centerpiece Home at the 2018 Indianapolis Home Show, drawing elements from the iconic Hoosier farmlands as well as sophisticated urban touches. 

Fischer Homes is building its Crestview American Heritage elevation, part of its Grand Estates Custom Collection, directly inside Exposition Hall at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

With two stories, four bedrooms, 3½ baths and 4,370 square feet of living space, Perkins had a huge canvas upon which to sketch her unique sensibility, which she describes as inspired by both Indiana’s agricultural expanses and its city centers.

“This year’s modern farmhouse exudes cozy, livable luxury,” Perkins said. “The farmhouse showcases naturally bold materials like brass, aged woods and rich leathers.”

Between the impressive façade, Perkins’ inviting interior and the outdoor living concept courtesy of Calvin Landscape of Indianapolis, the Crestview Centerpiece Home gives Home Show visitors the impression of a livable homestead where having a luxury sedan parked out front and a tractor in the back would not seem out of place.

The main floor includes both expansive entertaining spaces as well as the master’s suite. The basic colors connecting the entire house are white with creams and grays, with layers of eye-catching elements within this scheme. The great room features a two-story fireplace with a beamed ceiling and oversized U-shaped sectional. The master bedroom has its own natural stone fireplace, an unexpected dark leather bed with faux fur and a coffered ceiling. Upstairs, the boy’s bedroom features an Americana theme in red, white and blue, including an American flag painted across two walls, a leather chair and a table made of a musical drum. The loft features a vintage leather sofa, transparent acrylic chairs, a bamboo table, media unit and snack table. The girl’s bedroom is designed for the young ballerina, complete with a ballet barre and mirrors against a soft palette of background colors.

This year’s design also features something new and different: a nursery done in a princess theme. A round crib made of white iron has its own canopy, there is a white linen rocking chair for cuddle time, and sparkles are all over the room — even woven into the wall treatment. The house is filled with rustic touches and nods to Indiana’s agrarian heritage, from the vintage farm table desk in the study to louvered floor-to-ceiling shutters that can close to separate the dining room. 

“It is about reimagining rurally-based elements — rustic woods, metals and barnyard whimsy,” Perkins said. “These natural materials give a sense of casual elegance and unhurried cool. It’s very on-point with how people want to live in 2018.”

“Joy Perkins and her team come up with something distinctive and compelling every year for the Centerpiece Home, and her design for the Crestview is really going to make people gasp,” Indianapolis Home Show Manager Laura Groninger said. “The combination of luxury and everyday living makes for a design that invites people to come in and feel at home in their surroundings.”

The Centerpiece Home is located in Exposition Hall at the 2018 Indianapolis Home Show.

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                        Calvin Landscape Creates Unexpected Garden Retreat
          Centerpiece Home backyard includes cabana, grill island and gunite pool

In approaching the exterior design for the Centerpiece Home of the Indianapolis Home Show, Jim Calvin and his team from Calvin Landscape wanted to create a series of “wow” moments as visitors emerge from the inside of the home to experience the eye-popping landscape in stages.

Home Show visitors will walk out of the rear of the house around a corner to a dramatic reveal of the outdoor space’s pool, cabana and other features of the main garden area. It promises to be a kaleidoscope of sights and sounds, as lighted water features bubble and top-end finishings invite people to explore the potential of outdoor living spaces.

“This year’s design is a delightful combination of form and function, an eye-catching backyard that can be used from early spring through late autumn,” said owner Jim Calvin. “After touring the main floor of the Centerpiece Home, visitors step into our garden, which is designed as a multi-use entertaining backyard with a lush mixture of deciduous and evergreen landscaping.”

Instead of a pergola, this year’s landscaping design incorporates a fully-roofed cabana with a custom grilling center and fireplace area. The gunite pool creates a central entertaining point for the backyard, sporting numerous fountains and bubblers.

“The grill island has all of the features that any outdoor grilling chef would need. Along with the grill island, the gas fireplace brings warmth underneath the covered structure, and it will extend the use and entertaining of the patio well into the fall months,” Calvin said.

In the front of the house are columns of stone in the colors of a river and a walkway of pavers in creams and grays with a chiseled edge along with a unique landscape of vibrant colors and textures. 

Fischer Homes is building its Crestview American Heritage elevation directly inside Exposition Hall at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The Centerpiece Home features two stories, four bedrooms, 3½ baths and 4,370 square feet of living space.

“Jim Calvin and his team always have the freshest ideas for outdoor living spaces, and this year’s landscape design is no exception,” Indianapolis Home Show Manager Laura Groninger said. “Walking out of the Centerpiece Home will feel like stepping into a hidden oasis that families won’t want to leave.”

The Centerpiece Home is located in Exposition Hall at the 2018 Indianapolis Home Show.


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