– Forrest Lucas
Reminiscent of a French Country Manor for a member of Aristocracy, the Lucas Estate was built in 1993. It is located at 1143 W. 116th St. in Carmel, Indiana. The Lucas Estate has been the host to some of the most upscale events that include quite an elaborate resume of special guests including George W. Bush, Garth Brooks, Tony Dungy, Tommy Lasorda, Jon Lovitz, and Gladys Knight! The Lucas Estate is by far the most beautiful and mesmerizing place in the state of Indiana to host an unforgettable and memorable occasion!
The beautifully landscaped grounds, the spacious Sports Facility, and the newly constructed Outdoor Plaza are a few of the designated areas for special events held at the Lucas Estate. Many of the suggested event spaces have been upgraded to host some of the most upscale events in various arrangements. The Estate is made up of five buildings on the 33.6 acres of beautiful land that include an infinity swimming pool with a cascading waterfall, a meticulous manicured formal garden, and a very opulent Williams Creek that flows throughout the grounds! There are almost 50,000 square feet between all of the buildings, but the main house consumes 25,000 square feet on its own.
The main house is made up of 5 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and several other multi-purpose rooms that are spread out over 4 floors. The master bedroom suite is almost 6,000 square feet with his and her gargantuan closets and includes an Olympic size lap pool. The house has endless features, both pre-existing and new additions since Forrest and Charlotte have obtained the home. The interior decoration was initiated with the idea of retaining the French Chateau theme with both antique and modern additions. Forrest and Charlotte believed in supporting goods that are made in the USA and made every attempt to scour all furniture stores to meet this expectation. The 15,000 square ft. Sports Castle on the south end of the property has more of a rustic feel mixed with modern lodge elements.
Forrest and Charlotte Lucas obtained ownership of the former Hilbert Mansion, currently known as the Lucas Estate in October of 2010. While the Lucases wholeheartedly believing in a more modest way of living, they bought this beautiful estate to share with the community. As a result of their commitment, Forrest and Charlotte have had the opportunity to help many charitable organizations elevate their fundraising efforts to a whole new level.
In an interview shortly after the purchase, Forrest quoted, “I believe it is a sound business investment, but more importantly, I consider this property to be a true work of art which should be preserved and shared. This is an asset with enormous potential not only for Lucas Oil but also for the community. I anticipate that this property will be utilized for various business activities as well as community functions. We have not figured it all out yet but we have a talented group of people dedicated to developing a business plan to make the best use of this investment.”