Building Stories with the Glassberg Family
New Carmel residents, the Glassbergs, share what life on the Monon in their new custom home is like.
What do you like the most about living at Sunrise on the Monon?
Everything… We’re really happy here. We have our coffee in the morning, head over to the Monon Community Center to play pickle ball, and then we head to work and about our day.
How did access to the Monon Trail influence your move to Sunrise on the Monon?
It was a primary concern to us that we live close to the Monon. Having access to it, has been phenomenal. We both like to be able to access it quickly.
What are your favorite places to go to off of the Monon Trail, and how close are they from your home?
Both of us love the Monon Community Center, which is a mile and half from where we live. I also enjoy Perk Up, a local coffee shop right off the Monon in Broad Ripple. As well as a frozen yogurt shop called Huddles. Another thing we really look forward to is the Farmers Market and being able to ride our bikes to it.
Can you discuss the difference in your lifestyle from before your move to Sunrise on the Monon and now?
Both of us spend more time in our home now, than we did in our house in Zionsville. We are enjoying our time in our home as opposed to using it as a 'base'. There is a lot of comfort in our great room. We spend an abundant amount of time in here because of the comfort and how it suits our lifestyle. In the summer, I imagine we will be out on our porch a lot.
What are your neighbors like and do you often see them out?
Our neighbors are great! As people are coming in, we are all getting to know each other because everyone is new. We’ve met a bunch of neighbors, as well as soon to be neighbors, and have gotten to know them pretty well. It’s been fun getting to know people that you know will be around for the next twenty years or more. There is a special comradery because we’ve all built a new home.
Tell us about the building experience with Old Town.
We had never built a home before, we have always moved into an existing home. With Old Town, there was this process in order to really make this what we want. We felt like everyone at Old Town listened so well to all of our needs. They were very good at adapting our house to our needs… it’s not usual for someone to have a room specifically to make coffee, but we do.
Share with us the thoughts and feelings you had when you got to walk into your home fully completed.
Our reaction was, “This is our home… can you believe it”. We still continue to say, “I love our home”. Anytime that you build a custom home, there will be moments where things don’t always go the way you think it would. But anytime that occurred, Old Town always made it right. Everyone who we worked with at Old Town was just terrific. A shout out to the fellas who did the shiplap, they did incredible and meticulous work. Old Town strives for satisfaction.
The Glassberg family found the home design and location that was right for them. Make the move and write your own building story with Old Town Design Group at our newest Monon community, Sunrise on the Monon, in the heart of Carmel.