The Plumrose – Perfecting Your Plumrose Plan

Ross Chapin’s Plumrose home plan is one of Inglenook’s most beloved and flexible cottage home designs. The flexibility in design grants homeowners the opportunity to truly customize the home to fit their family’s needs.

Let’s begin with the number of bedrooms. The Plumrose can be either a 4-bedroom or 3-bedroom home.



If you’re looking to maximize sleeping space on the second floor the flexibility in the 4-bedroom Plumrose plan might be right up your alley. Between the third and fourth bedrooms this plan holds a special surprise – a bonus room! Some homeowners opt to incorporate another full bath to the upstairs, while others choose to use this space for an office or playroom. The choice is yours.

The 3-bedroom home plan also has some hidden gems of flexibility. Create a master retreat with a lovely en suite bath, a light-filled art studio, or a spacious guest room and office. What you do is up to you, and the possibilities are many.

We believe that every home should be a reflection of the homeowner – inside and out.

Ross Chapin Plumrose Cottage Home
Ross Chapin Plumrose Cottage Home
Ross Chapin Plumrose Cottage Home
Ross Chapin Plumrose Cottage Home
Inglenook Plumrose Home
Inglenook Plumrose Home
Ross Chapin Plumrose Home at Inglenook
Ross Chapin Plumrose Home at Inglenook
Ross Chapin Plumrose Cottage Home
Ross Chapin Plumrose Cottage Home

If you’re interested in finding your Plumrose please contact us at 317.767.9760 or via email at

Introducing Inglenook’s Zionsville Cottage Homes

Introducing Inglenook’s Zionsville Cottage Homes

We are very excited to announce the various cottage homes that will be available at Inglenook’s new Zionsville pocket neighborhood!  We have updated our existing cottage home designs as well as added two new homes.  

Ross Chapin Spruce and Hunter Home Plans

Inglenook's Zionsville pocket neighborhood will feature five different home designs - the Plumrose, the Madison, the Ellis/Iris, the new Hunter, and the new Spruce. New floorplans for each of the cottage homes will be rolled out in the coming week! Single-story homes will be available upon request. A special thanks to Ross Chapin Architects and the countless other folks who have helped bring these homes to life.

Please remember, certain homes fit only on specific home sites.  Options are subject to availability. For sales questions please contact or call us at 317.767.9760.

Hot Property: $345,000 home in Carmel's 'pocket neighborhood'

Hot Property: $345,000 home in Carmel's 'pocket neighborhood'

By Olivia Lewis

Indy Star | July 2015

"Welcome to the neighborhood where everyone knows your name.

Inglenook is a 27-home neighborhood in Carmel that was designed by architect Ross Chapin. Unlike traditional suburban neighborhoods where houses face the street, the homes of Inglenook face community green spaces. Garages are accessed through alleys behind the homes.

The homes in this "pocket neighborhood" are based on eight designs, such as the two-bedroom "Betty Sue" cottage and the three- or four-bedroom Plumrose…"

Read the full story here>

Zionsville Times Sentinel Announces New Inglenook of Zionsville Pocket Neighborhood

Zionsville Times Sentinel Announces New Inglenook of Zionsville Pocket Neighborhood 

Good news travels quickly! Land Development and Building is excited to announce plans for an upcoming Inglenook pocket neighborhood in Zionsville. Plans are still being finalized and we hope to have an official announcement with additional details later this Spring.

Read the full Zionsville Times Sentinel Article here>

To be one of the first to hear about Inglenook of Zionsville pre-register below.

[contact-form-7 id="1999" title="Join the Inglenook Mailing List"]

In the meantime please stop by Inglenook of Carmel to get a feel for pocket neighborhood living and to see Inglenook of Carmel’s final cottage home – the Iris! Our sales office will be open Sunday, March 22nd from 1-4PM.   If you would like to schedule a private tour outside of office hours please contact us at 317.767.9760.

January Inglenook Neighborhood Update

January Inglenook Neighborhood Update


The custom Plumrose to be built on Home Site #27 has found a happy home!  Welcome to the neighborhood Mike and Jan!  With the final Plumrose sold, we have only one final move-in ready Iris home and one final custom-build home.



Ross Chapin Iris Home at Inglenook

The move-in-ready home Iris, is nestled along the community green space. The Iris features a full front porch, three bedrooms, and two bathrooms.



Currently under construction and also available for purchase is one final Iris on Home Site #25. The basement for this beauty has just been dug! 

Inglenook of Carmel New Construction Home

Stop by to see the latest construction at Inglenook! The sales office is open Saturday-Sunday, 1-4PM. To schedule a private tour outside of office hours please contact us at 317.767.9760 or via email at

Closed for Father's Day

A very Happy Father's Day to all our Inglenook dads and grandfathers!  A special warm wish for Inglenook's dad and builder, Casey Land!  We hope your day is filled with family, friends, and some good ole' porch time! In honor of Dad's Day Inglenook will be closed Sunday, June 15th.  Our normal sales office hours will resume next week - Wednesday-Friday, 1-5PM and Saturday-Sunday, 1-4PM.

4 Simple Steps to New Construction Lending with Stonegate

4 Simple Steps to New Construction Lending with Stonegate

Our partners at Stonegate Mortgage have simplified the new construction lending process into 4 bite-size steps.

1. Up-front documentation for lender pre-approval (Get pre-approved to buy!)

2. Property specific pre-approval letter is completed (Select your cottage and home site!)

3. Contracts are signed and underwriting begins (SOLD, a little more paperwork)

4. Let’s build a cottage! (It’s go time!)

During the build time, the home buyer is able to work on whatever it is that is still open, (i.e. selling their current house, raising their credit scores, eliminating other debt, etc.) so that once the home is built, everyone will be ready to close.

Need help picking the mortgage that is right for you? Austin Smith from Stonegate Mortgage can help you sort through the many loan options available and guide you through the financing process.

AUSTIN SMITH, Mortgage Advisor

NMLS# 262571

Cell: 317.508.7007

1499 Windhorst Way, Ste 200

Greenwood, IN 46143

Stonegate Mortgage Corporation, NMLS #186732. Equal Housing Lender.

We are not licensed to originate loans in the following States: Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire and New York. Not all offices are licensed in all States. Visit for complete licensing profiles.

Inglenook's Final Four Home Sites

Inglenook’s Final Four

March Madness might be over, but we’ve got ourselves a real humdinger of a final four at Inglenook. Only four home sites out of twenty-seven are still available in our quaint pocket neighborhood.New Homes for Sale in Carmel, IN

Home Sites #13 and #23 are Ross Chapin’s newest design, the Iris, both with full front porches situated along on the community greens. The Iris is a meld between the Madison and the Ellis with great indoor and outdoor spaces. The first Iris will be completed in July.

View the Iris floorplan here > 

Home Sites #26 and #27 are currently earmarked to be Plumrose cottage homes. View the Plumrose floorplan here >

If your heart is set on a Madison or Ellis your bracket isn’t scratched yet. Schedule some time to meet with our builder, Casey, or talk with Amanda from our sales team.

Stop on by for your own Selection Sunday at our Porch Party, May 18th from 1-4PM. Meet our builder, Casey Land, tour the latest homes, and mingle with Inglenook residents. Let this serve as your official invitation to the “big dance”. 

Inglenook’s sales office is open Wednesday-Friday, 1-5PM and Saturday-Sunday, 1-4PM. To schedule a private tour please contact us at 317.767.9760 or via email at

Three Tips for choosing the RIGHT house

Three Tips for choosing the RIGHT house

Finding a house you like is tough enough; making the final choice of which house you want to make your home is even tougher.  Whether you’re deciding between floor plans at Inglenook or a house down the street here are a couple tips to help ease the decision process.

Tip #1:  When you go into a potential home, hold back from thinking about your furniture placements and paint colors.  Think first about how you live.  Think about your everyday routine.  Then ask yourself: will this space work for you and your family?

Tip #2:  Your house is more than four walls.  Where you live encompasses your street and your entire neighborhood.  Be sure to walk around the neighborhood and get a feel for the community you want to call home.    

Tip #3:  When in doubt, people often lean on numbers to help make their case.  Don’t fall into that trap.  Somewhere along the way we came to believe that bigger is better.  The truth is that bigger isn’t always better.  The value of a home cannot be measured in square footage or cost per square foot.  The more precise measurement of value is the quality of the home.  The details and design of a home define its character and comfort.

Ultimately, you have to evaluate what makes you feel at home.  Happy home hunting!