RH sets opening date for store, restaurant at former DeHaan estate

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The former Christel DeHaan residence at at 4501 N. Michigan Road. (Photo courtesy of Mike Johnson of Encore Sotheby's International Realty)

Home furnishings retailer RH plans to open for business Nov. 17 at Linden House, the former Indianapolis home of late businesswoman and philanthropist Christel DeHaan.

The public can shop 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays in the previously gated 41,762-square-foot mansion at 4501 Michigan Road.

In addition to multiple showrooms of home furnishings, the business known as RH Indianapolis, The Gallery at the DeHaan Estate, will feature an upscale restaurant, wine bar and interior design studio.

RH, known as Restoration Hardware from its founding in 1979 until 2012, opened its first location overseas this summer. RH England, The Gallery at Aynho Park, occupies a 17th-century country manor and features two restaurants.

The Linden House property sold for $14.5 million in September 2022. The transaction was announced as the most expensive sale of a residential property in Indiana’s history.

Aspen, Colorado-based M Development agreed to buy the 168-acre property along Michigan Road. Corte Madera, California-based retailer RH will lease and operate the property.

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11 thoughts on “RH sets opening date for store, restaurant at former DeHaan estate

  1. I hope RH is going to continue to maintain and celebrate the AMAZING sculptures that Mrs. DeHaan had installed on the property. There are so incredible works by some highly accomplished artists on those grounds. At least 7 major sculptures and many more smaller works.

    1. Hopefully they are still there. They auctioned off a lot of the furnishings so I would assume they were sold as well.

  2. The way I see this, as this property doesn’t make enough money to cover the investment, and now it’s zoned for commercial, they will start to sell out lots on Michigan road, and pretty soon the whole area will be just another suburban strip mall, with new houses tucked in behind.

    1. What reliable sources are you pulling from to come up with you assumptions? I would like to evaluate your opinion on the topic.

    2. This property will more than cover the investment once they start have WEDDINGS. Event spaces of this caliper and history are few and far between. Add in other creative ideas to generate $$$ and you have a winning commercial property.

    3. So basically your assumption is unfounded as you are severely under informed or I’ll-informed

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