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Interior designers are getting ready to transform another former Conseco executive’s home for the 2009 Decorators’ Show House.
The over 18,000-square-foot home was once owned by former Conseco executive Donald Gongaware. His boss, Steve Hibert’s $20 million Carmel estate, was the 2006 home. The house is located on 60 acres in Westfield off West Road.
2006 was by far the most successful Decorators’ Show House. Some 35,000 people walked through the home and grounds once owned by ousted Conseco Insurance founder Steve Hilbert in 2006. For 2009, the fundraiser for Wishard Hospital features a similar compound on 60 acres in Westfield.
“On the exterior they certainly resemble each other. The room sizes are similar. There were some finer details on the interior of the Hilbert mansion than I’m finding here,” said Pat Gross, interior designer.