Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

November 8, 2013

Couple opening up home for charitable cause

Isaacs offering home tours to raise money for Bridges Outreach.

By Lindsey Ziliak Kokomo Tribune
Kokomo Tribune

---- — When Pam and David Isaac built their 6,400-square-foot home in Kokomo last year, people all over town oohed and ahhed and asked to see the customized creation.

But the Isaacs aren’t the kind of people who show off what they have — unless it’s for a good cause.

So next week, the couple is opening their home to others to raise money for Bridges Outreach, an organization near and dear to their hearts.

“It’s exciting to help Bridges,” David Isaac said. “We want Bridges to receive enough money from them to buy a new van.”

Thursday night, the couple will host a gala complete with hor d’oeuvres, music from Rhum Academy, carriage rides and guided home tours. Then on Nov. 16 and 17 they’ll offer public tours of their home.

It’s really something to see, said Travis Tafflinger, with Bridges Outreach.

“There’s nothing like it in Kokomo,” he said.

The home features heated bathroom floors, a gold-leafed dome, an upper patio with a pool, a lower patio and a room with retractable screens.

The Isaacs created a large, manmade pond in their yard, which sits on 5.5 acres. There are even outdoor lights to make it look like a resort at night.

There’s a pool room with a pool table in their downstairs that’s designed to look like an old English pub.

The house has thick walls to give it a castle-like feel, David Isaac said. And the walls of the house were prepared by an artisan. Some are plain painted, but others are spackled or made to look like stone. One wall even looks like it’s made of cloth — though it isn’t, he said.

The home also has the latest and greatest in technology. It’s a smart home. The Isaacs can open and close the blinds, lock doors or turn on lights and close the garage door from anywhere in the country using their phones.

It also has a security system they can watch from their phones or tablets.

Tafflinger said it’s hard to even accurately describe the home. You just have to see it.

“The details in this house are unbelievable,” he said.

David Isaac said there are so many little details all over the house. His friends still notice new things every time they come over. And the couple moved in a year ago.

Interior designer Dan Randall is busy decking the Isaac home out for the holidays. When families come over for the home tour, all of the Christmas decorations will be up.

The Christmas trees went up Thursday.

He said it’s a unique home that people will surely want to see.

“I think it’s going to be a fun night,” he said. “It’s a fun house to show. It’s got stuff that’s new on the market. And it’s a very livable home as grand as it is.”

Lindsey Ziliak, Tribune education reporter, can be reached at 765-454-8585 or at lindsey.ziliak@kokomotribune.com.


WANT TO GO? WHAT: Home for the Holidays Gala to raise money for Bridges Outreach WHERE: Home of Pam and David Isaac, 1705 Timber Valley Court, Kokomo WHEN: 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday COST: $50 per person or $75 per couple MORE INFO: The gala includes hor d'oeuvres, beverages, music, carriage rides and guided home tours. There will also be public tours from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 16 and noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 17. Tickets for the public tours are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the following Kokomo locations: Markland & Park, 1310 W. Markland Ave., Hardie Group, 1808 Dogwood Drive, Artworks Gallery, 210 N. Main St., Big Ben Coffee, 2130 W. Sycamore Forest Park Plaza, Suite 150, and Solutions Day Spa, 3539 S. Lafountain St.