Local homebuilder Paul Estridge Jr. has agreed to purchase the sprawling Simon estate on Ditch Road known as Asherwood and is proposing a development of 100 custom homes and an inn on the 107-acre property.
Brad Davis and Paul Estridge Jr. belong to a select fraternity. They’re prominent Indianapolis homebuilders whose companies faltered during the housing downturn, only to re-emerge in another incarnation.
Paul Estridge Jr. says he is returning to the home-building business after securing $25 million from a private-equity firm in North Carolina. The venture's first project will be Harmony, a 270-acre community in Westfield.
The Estridge Group, which had operated in the Indianapolis area since 1967, has become part of Houston-based David Weekley Homes. Estridge had struggled in recent months to stay afloat during the severe housing downturn.