Sophisticated Living Indianapolis

NOV-DEC 2018

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Wandering through the hotel's lobby one afternoon, I was impressed by a scale model of the resort and its environs, including the 14 residential neighborhoods currently under development in what must be the most luxurious home-away- from-home community imaginable. Intrigued, I arranged to meet for tea with John Klemish, broker-in-charge at e Greenbrier since 2000, the year plans were drawn up by CSX to parlay a small part of the estate's massive 11,000 acres into luxury residences for a highly discerning clientele. "We planned to create 500 home sites, release them in phases and to create private amenities that only homeowners and members could use," he explained. "ere was a lottery for the first 10 neighborhoods; the first phase was 35 units and they were way oversubscribed." Those who purchase property at The Greenbrier are not required to build on their homesites, but upon going under contract they are obliged to join The Sporting Club, whose services are available to members only, as distinct from the main resort, which is open to the public. Drawn by the property's history and sheer exclusivity, many individuals have purchased lots purely to become members of e Sporting Club. Offering an exceptionally high standard of facilities, The Greenbrier is without rival in the United States: very few, if any, second-home communities can boast the PGA, the NFL and the USTA on campus. Recently, Justice built a 2,400-seat tennis amphitheater, where Serena and Venus Williams played this year in mid- September at a sold-out exhibition tournament. slmag.net 89

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