But I was interested to get an email from the folks at M/I Homes Indianapolis about a new model home they’re opening in the Tipton Lakes community in Columbus, a community about 45 miles south of Indianapolis.
M/I Homes Indianapolis has enlisted the help of Chicago-based interior architecture and design firm Mary Cook Associates to make sure the design and décor of the model home is “a true fit for Midwestern families.”
The goal, the M/I Homes folks said, is to create homes that “are on trend, functional and inspiring to guests.”
The company is having a grand opening celebration for the new model in Columbus from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday (July 28).
I can’t attend but the company was kind enough to send me some photos so I – and you – could get a sneak peek.
This is the company’s Gardenia plan.
The living room is gorgeous. The color scheme is soothing, but thanks to the patterns on the chairs, the pillows and the rug – in addition to the fantastic stone fireplace – there’s enough texture to keep it from becoming boring.
There’s built-in cabinetry in several rooms, including in this den. I can’t tell if this is a desk that folds up – but it would be so convenient if it did!
If you like a white kitchen, you’ll love this one. It’s quite classic. My favorite part is those dark floors.
And the pendants – cool and modern.
The bedroom, below, is very pretty, although a little matchy for me and it has those odd little partial curtain rods that I don’t understand (at least fake it with a full rod…).
Still, I love the lamps and the color scheme.
One thing my home lacks is an entry way and so I always love to see the ones in other homes. It seems like such a luxury. And this one is so pretty!
And now that I have a basement – and have all my stuff stored in it – I couldn’t live without one. So I’m excited to see this place has one! So few new, suburban houses do – or maybe it’s just that so few suburban buyers choose to put them in.
This one looks especially useful – for a lot more than storage!
Finally, you can see the exterior below. I find it a bit hard to look past the tell-tale signs of the model home. But I do think this is attractive – especially with the stone section along the bottom of the house.
I do wish the front porch was just a little bigger but the landscaping looks great.
Want to check out this place in person? Get more information and RSVP at this site.