By Mark Ambrogi
Tracy Miller considers it a gift.
The 2016 WTHR-13 Home of Distinction, presented by MAWR+Design, will benefit IU Health North’s breast cancer program, which provides patient and family support services to those undergoing care and in survivorship.
“This is the first time we have been a charity partner,” said Miller, director of philanthropy for IU Health North, Saxony and Tipton hospitals. “As charity partner, we have a great opportunity to promote the event and we staff the house and the parking lot shuttle. We provide the transportation and the workers at the home tour. As a result of that every ticket we will see, 100 percent, goes to our charity. It’s tax deductible.”
The tour benefits a different charity each year. The home owners who are building the new home selected the breast cancer program as the charity to hone someone special in their lives, Miller said.
This year’s home is on the golf course of The Bridgewater Club in Carmel.
The 11,000-square-foot home features an interior golf simulator, home theater, state-of-the-art kitchens, and children’s play areas among other features. The home is filled with the latest design and building trends.
Tour guests are invited to park at The Bridgewater Club Clubhouse, 3535 East 161st St., Carmel. A complimentary shuttle service will be provided.
A preview party will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on March 10. The preview event, presented by Indiana Members Credit Union, will feature a private tour of the home, as well as cocktails and appetizers by award-winning chef Peter Fulgenzi. Tickets are $35.
The home tours will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 11-12 and March 18-19 and from noon to 5 p.m. on March 13 and 20.
Home tour tickets may be purchased for $12 in advance at the welcome desks at IU Health North, IU Health Saxony or IU Health Tipton, or for $15 at the event. The tickets are 100 percent tax deductible.
Tickets for the preview party and home tours also may be purchased online at homeofdistinction.com by clicking on Indianapolis.
Those wanting to volunteer at the home tour should contact Lori Satterfield at email@example.com or 688-3698.