Lucas Estate: full of beauty... and surprises
The Lucas Estate has seven bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and 40 acres of property.
The Lucas Estate
How would you decorate such a place? Forrest Lucas knows. He opened the doors of his opulent mansion to Fox59 almost exactly one year after he bought it for $3 million from Conseco, the company founded by the man who built the home, Steven Hilbert. Since then, Lucas has been working fast to furnish the home, traveling the country to buy rugs, artwork, furniture, anything and everything fit for such a showplace.
Jim Nabors hanging in the library. Lucas insisted all the new furnishings were made in America. He said he and his wife, Charlotte, tried to make the home seem welcoming despite the house's imposing size.
The Lucas Estate has already hosted a handful of fundraisers and private events. The first included a visit from former President George W. Bush. The Lucas' plan on using the estate for more than just business meetings and company estates. They see it as a community resource, a showplace that all Hoosiers can share with pride.