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Comfort, convenience and resort-style living at Pentwater by Olthof Homes

2014-04-26T08:00:00Z Comfort, convenience and resort-style living at Pentwater by Olthof Homes nwitimes.com
April 26, 2014 8:00 am

Last week a group of about 50 Realtors joined Olthof Homes for lunch and a tour of the latest model home plus two new phases of Crown Point’s Pentwater, which features traditional single-family homes plus maintenance-free single family villas in a master-planned resort-style setting.

“Some of them had been here before and were certainly impressed by the new architectural features which include striking columns to divide the great room from the dining room,” New Home Consultant Erin Vargas said. “But pretty much everyone commented on how open and airy the new model is, with a lot of natural light from all the windows and the overall way the plan is designed.”

Ideally situated between the 109th and 231 interchanges of I-65 for commuters, Pentwater is peacefully nestled away on Delaware, just east of Broadway between 113th and 231, tucked away behind a wooded border just east of Crown Point’s historic square.

“I’ve been here since last September, and it’s been great getting to know all the residents of Pentwater,” Vargas said. “Everybody here is super friendly, and they welcomed me from day one. It’s great to see all the mothers with strollers walking during the day, and the kids out playing in their front yards after school now that the weather is nice. In the evening, people socialize in the park or at the barn and can often be found in the backyard of one of their neighbors. It’s truly the kind of community where everyone waves as you drive by or stops to say hello if they’re passing by on foot.”

Based in the newly completed Brookfield single-family model home, Vargas loves showing off all the bells and whistles. After the Realtor event, she’s also well prepared to answer nearly every possible question – including the fact that Pentwater has Lake Michigan water.

“At 2,720-sq-ft the Brookfield is the largest single-family floor plan in our Traditions Series in Pentwater which comes standard with a choice of brick or stone on the front and 9’ ceilings on the main floor,” she said. “It features a formal sitting room with lovely architectural detail, formal dining room with a fireplace and defined by columns which lead into the open great room and kitchen area. All four bedrooms are upstairs, and the master is really large with a deluxe attached bath featuring a soaking tub plus corner shower. The second floor also features a spacious loft area that’s perfect for a second family room, another full bath and convenient laundry room. It’s easy to fall in love with this home.”

Along with the Brookfield, which can be configured with 4-5 bedrooms starting at $248,800 in Pentwater, Olthof offers five more distinctive single-family plans ranging from the Heartland, a 1,730-sq-ft ranch with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths starting at $233,800, to the Shorewood, a 2,349-sq-ft two- with 4 bedrooms starting at $236,800. The other three are two-stories with options for configuring them with 4-5 bedrooms like the Brookfield.

“Our single-family plans offer buyers a great deal of flexibility when it comes to choosing a floor plan as well as interior and exterior design options to customize your new home,” Vargas added. “Each and every home we build has its own unique character based on the owner’s style and color combinations plus options and finishes including flooring, cabinets, bathroom fixtures and more. But what everyone likes best of all is that it’s all brand new!”

Olthof homebuyers also appreciate the fact that the company includes the latest state-of-the-art energy efficiencies with the goal of achieving a top 5-Star Energy Rating in every new single-family home they build. As a result, a new Olthof home is estimated to be as much as 40 percent more energy efficient than a typical existing home, saving them money every month when utility bills are due.

With a great selection of new single-family home sites in the latest phase of Pentwater, Vargas looks forward to showing off those that are larger, especially the corners, which always prove popular.

“I anticipate that the premium positions will be extremely popular,” she said. “They definitely offer more outdoor living space, and this is the perfect place to enjoy it. Our new phase of maintenance-free single family villas is equally as appealing. Located near the pond and walking trail, just a short walk from the clubhouse - where there’s a heated outdoor swimming pool and sun deck, exercise equipment, kitchen and social room – plus the amazing restored barn, which is just now getting up and running for a busy three-seasons of fun special events, there’s nothing else like this in Crown Point , especially with maintenance-free homes that are not attached to another home.”

Currently building in Lake and Porter counties, Olthof Homes traces its local building roots back to 1961. Consistently recognized as Northwest Indiana’s No. 1 homebuilder, Olthof has earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau as well as the honor of being voted a top builder in “Best of the Region” and “Best of Northwest Indiana Business” over the past six decades.

Most recently, the team at Olthof Homes was especially honored to receive an Avid Benchmark Award® for homebuyer satisfaction, which is based on responses from actual homeowners regarding their experience and whether they would recommend Olthof Homes to family and friends.

If you’re currently searching for a new single-family home in Crown Point, visit the Pentwater Information Center located inside the new Brookfield model at 710 E. 114th Avenue in Crown Point Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. You can also ask Erin Vargas to show you the maintenance-free model at 11726 Maryland Street. For more information, call her at (219) 662-8800 or to olthofhomes.com online.

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