House of the Week: Indiana Home With ‘Star Wars’ Bar (VIDEO)
1332 Queens Way, Carmel IN
For sale: $5.5 million
In a galaxy far, far away…
From the exterior, the home appears relatively normal, if not, a bit larger than normal. But inside, notes Jimmy Dulin of Re/MAX Ability Plus, “there’s nothing typical.”
The house holds a full “Star Wars” bar, featuring movie-production figures of Darth Vader and stormtroopers.
“It’s really set up to look like you’re on a spaceship,” Dulin said.
It’s so real, Dulin explains, that some of the figures and accessories have been loaned out to George Lucas.
The “Star Wars” bar isn’t the only themed area of the house. There’s also a bar designed to look like the old Chicago underground, complete with mafia-worthy details like an antique poker table.
Like in the “Star Wars” bar, the walls are painted with extraordinary attention to detail by an artist who now charges six figures for his work, says Dulin.
While Darth Vader and the mafia antiques don’t come with the home sale, Dulin says he expects that some of the home’s furnishings could be purchased seperately.
If the “Stars Wars” bar isn’t enough — the home also holds an enormous 4,000-square-foot ballroom met by what Dulin describes as the “largest entryway” he’s ever seen, marked by enormous granite columns that retail now for $125,000 each.
The point of the home? Simply to entertain, says Dulin.
“They’re big entertainers,” he said. “The home is really set up to hold large quanitities of people at anytime.”
In all the 16,326 square feet, there are only 4 bedrooms; much of the space is set up for hosting.
Not just 50 people, Dulin explains. More like 500 people, which is why the home also has an enormous men’s lounge with multiple toilets and urinals, a lady’s parlor bathroom and a rotating metal coat closet.
The home was built in 1995 and took a couple of years to finish. The homeowners, says Dulin, were just going to build their dream home — something that really stood out.
“There’s nothing typical in there,” he said.
But of course, with 16,000-plus square feet, there’s a lot to maintain, which is partially why the homeowners are selling. And, says Dulin, “they don’t entertain like they used to.”