The Flanigan Estate

Flanigan to hold open house
for his renovated historic home

By Konnie McCollum
Staff Writer

(July 2007) – After more than four years of extensive renovations, the Doni Flanigan Estate, located at 1120 Michigan Rd., Madison, Ind., is ready to be shown to the public. Owner Doni Flanigan is planning an open house at the historic home from noon to 5 p.m. daily on July 4-8. The public is welcome to visit and explore the beautifully remodeled home.

Inside the Flanigan House

Photo by Konnie McCollum

Doni Flanigan’s home features large
living spaces and elegant details.
The home will be open to the
public in early July.

“We tried to create an opulent, but comfortable home,” said Flanigan. “I wanted to show people what can be done with these historic properties.”
Formerly known as the Steinhardt house, the Greek Revival home was built in 1840 by famed architect Francis Costigan. Flanigan said he spent many hours researching the correct way to restore the home to its original splendor. Most of the woodwork, including the hard-wood floors, is original, while the walls have been redone in historic Italian Venetiano plaster.
Flanigan, 50, has been an interior designer in Los Angeles for 25 years. His work has been featured on numerous home design programs on popular networks, including Home and Garden Television, The Discovery Channel and The Learning Channel. Some of his celebrity clients include Rodney Dangerfield, Kirstie Alley and Oscar de la Hoya.
Flanigan commutes frequently between Los Angeles and Cincinnati, where he lives with his wife, Terry, and their four daughters.

Doni Flanigan
Doni Flanigan

Flanigan discovered the almost 5,000-square-foot home as he was looking for property to buy throughout the region. “I saw the house, and I knew it was the one,” he said. He and his wife had moved to Cincinnati to care for her sick mother.
Besides working with his interior design company, Flanigan has also recently recorded a country music CD through his record company Hicktown Records. The CD, titled “Doni Flanigan American Cowboy,” will be available in a few weeks at many major retailers, including Walmart. Sony Distribution helped with the CD.
Flanigan bought the house for $250,000 and said he has put more than $650,000 into remodeling, including a state-of-the art kitchen with stainless steel appliances.
“The kitchen is perfect for catering large events or simply cooking something for the family,” he said. “This house, with its spacious rooms and unique charm, is just perfect for entertaining.”
At this time, Flanigan has not ruled out selling the historic house. But he is also open to renting it out for weddings and special events.

• For more information, call Doni Flanigan at (818) 426-1989.

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