by Shari Held | photos by Graham Photography

For nearly 30 years, Carrington Homes has created custom homes that accommodate customers’ wishes – even the ones that aren’t exactly typical. It’s all part of the Carrington Homes process.

“When we meet with customers for the first time, they make a wish list,” says Carl McIntyre, owner of Carrington Homes. “Then we design the plans around it to ensure we have all their priorities covered, while meeting their budget.”

So, what are some of the more unusual items that people are adding to their wish lists?

+ INDOOR BASKETBALL COURTS – Popular now in both new home construction and add-ons to existing homes, McIntyre has put basketball courts under garages and master suites – even in separate buildings.

+ GOLF ROOMS – Carrington Homes prepares rooms – typically at the basement level – to outfit everything from basic golf simulators to top-of-the-line TrackMan simulation systems.

+ WINE CELLARS –Today’s wine cellars often have glass on all three sides and are filled with metal wine racks for a sleek, modern look. Serious wine enthusiasts also include a cooling system for temperature control.

+ GOURMET KITCHENS – Filled with high-end appliances, fit for a chef, these kitchens demand professional ventilation.

+ WOODWORKING SHOPS – Outfitted with dust ventilation, air, and electricity to accommodate the machinery, woodworkers can create to their hearts’ content.

+ RV BARNS – “We put the sewer, water, and electric where they are going to park their RVs, so everything is right there and ready to go,” McIntyre says.

If you want to build a custom home that accommodates all your wish list items in a way that inspires and delights, contact Carrington Homes today by calling (317) 336-8002 or visiting