by Christy Heitger-Ewing | photos Angel Guell Photography

When Caitie O’Dougherty started discussions with her realtor about building, he set up meetings with three different companies. Silverthorne, founded in 2006 as a custom division of Arbor Homes, was first on the list. With a focus on serving the needs of the experienced homebuyer, Silverthorne has grown to be a Top-12 builder by volume in Indianapolis, and their average sales price for an On Your Lot build is around $385,000, which includes the price of the lot.

“I knew leaving that first meeting with Deidre [at Silverthorne] that I’d found what I was looking for,” says O’Dougherty.“Deidre was much more interested in getting to know me and my needs than she was selling me the most expensive home, and she was very tuned in to how Silverthorne could help me meet those needs.”

O’Dougherty knew she wanted a first-floor studio for her glass etching. Though she had never previously considered building a ranch, Deidre explained that their Reagan floorplan would perfectly suit that vision.

“She was 100% right,” says O’Dougherty, who ultimately built a 3,072 sq. ft. 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath ranch with an upstairs bonus room and a tandem garage, which was customized to become her art studio. She loves the entire house, though from a “wow-factor” standpoint, she points to the stunning coffered ceiling in the great room.

“Silverthorne is unique because we marry production-builder processes with the quality of stick-built construction, all with a personalized building experience,” says Nathan Custer, Director of Sales for Silverthorne Homes. “Because we draw each home from scratch, offer a number of different ways to configure any of our floorplans, and stick build, we are able to customize each plan to suit our homebuyers’ tastes and needs.”

Silverthorne has six modeled communities on all sides of Indianapolis, including Noblesville, Brownsburg, Bargersville, Geist, McCordsville, and Pendleton. Whether you are still searching for a lot or already have land, Silverthorne can help you build your dream home in your dream setting. They EVEN purchase the lot and finance the build so there’s NO “Construction to Perm” loan required. “We’ve introduced convenience to the on your lot build experience,” says Custer.

O’Dougherty, who calls the building process an indescribable joy, says Silverthorne exceeded her expectations.

“They are a highly communicative team and work with you to make sure you get the home you want,” she says. “They were in my corner every step of the way.” Get Silverthorne Homes in your corner to build your custom home, visit them online at silverthornehomes.