The Fields, which opened in Spring of 1997, offers Bloomington a new lifestyle experience providing unparalleled apartment homes on an exciting 58 acres of grounds, replete with resort-style pool, extensive gardens, and two on-site lakes. A unique combination of inspired design, fine craftsmanship and concerted effort all contributed to make the project possible. The Clubhouse Barn covers 20,000 square feet of floor space, with a 24-foot ceiling. It was constructed soon after World War II by Bloomington business baron Ralph Rogers, who owned, among other businesses, the Rogers Building Company. On this family-run farm, he raised prize cattle, paying a record setting $35,000 for the famous bull, Baca Duke XXXIII, in 1953; as one of the original residents of The Fields, his portrait, (Baca Duke’s that is) has been placed in a position of honor on the entry wall.