Final Weekend of NWI House Raffle Tour: Are you in it to win it?

2013-07-20T10:30:00Z Final Weekend of NWI House Raffle Tour: Are you in it to win it?Michelle Krueger Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
July 20, 2013 10:30 am  • 

Once again the annual Northwest Indiana House Raffle – with proceeds funding important outreach services and programs for families, children and seniors in need through St. Jude House and Crossroads YMCA – gives you the chance to win a brand new home.

Take a tour of the Baybridge by Phillippe Builders in Lowell’s Spring Run this weekend - and imagine you’re the Grand Prize winner.

A planned residential community by Phillippe Builders, a third-generation, family-owned company established in 1959, Spring Run brings state-of-the-art style to Lowell with inviting new homes that compliment the town’s gentle rolling terrain with plenty of preserved natural green space and picturesque ponds so residents can enjoy the bounty of nature right in their own backyard.

Warm and welcoming, the Baybridge at 17841 Oak Park Lane features an extended covered front porch where you can greet your neighbors as the kids play and ride their bikes plus a fabulous 14x14 rear deck that’s ideal for dining and relaxing in the great outdoors.

Quality-built, energy-efficient and well appointed in the longstanding tradition of Phillippe Builders, the Baybridge boasts 1,600-sq-ft of living space on two floors plus another 800-sq-ft in the unfinished basement.

Once you pull into the attached two-car garage, you enter through a rear hallway that leads directly into the beautiful kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances in the work zone. There’s a window over the sink so you can enjoy the backyard view, and a sliding door that leads to the deck making it easy to entertain inside and out.

Along with a spacious and open dining area plus great room, there’s a powder room and inviting foyer with double-door closet on the main floor. Featuring warm hand-scraped oak flooring, the entire living area is truly a haven for both family and friends.

Upstairs, you’ll find all three bedrooms with the private master suite plus ensuite bath and walk-in closet located at the front of the house, with another full bath separating it from the other bedrooms in the rear corners of the house.

Not only could you enjoy life in this beautiful brand new home, you would also have an additional $50,100 as the Grand Prize winner of the NWI House Raffle this year.

“Along with the $229,900 selling price, the winner of the House Raffle will also receive $50,100 in cash for a total value of $280,000,” Rachel Randall, Director of Sales and Marketing for Phillippe Builders, said. “With that money, the winner could use approximately half to finish the basement creating a beautiful laundry room with plenty of shelves for storage, a powder room and large family room with convenient wall mount for a TV in addition to a separate unfinished space for the mechanical equipment and storage. That’s just one example of what you could do with a portion of the extra cash when you choose the Baybridge as the Grand Prize winner.”

Conveniently situated east of US 41 and west of I-65 off of Route 2 at Holtz Road, Spring Run is just minutes from Lowell’s celebrated downtown shopping district, which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and honored by Rand McNally as a “Best of the Midwest” selection.

Steeped in tradition and old-fashion American values - annual community celebrations include Indiana’s largest Labor Day Parade - Lowell’s older main streets are reminiscent of south Lake County’s colorful history with many original 19th century buildings still standing plus Buckley Homestead, a living history farm.

Over the years, Lowell families have been big supporters of the Tri-Creek School Corporation and student activities. Students now attend a brand new middle school, and the updated high school is just two blocks from Spring Run.

While remaining nicely tucked away, Lowell is just a short distance from major northwest Indiana retail centers, and downtown Chicago is less than an hour away.

Just in case someone else purchases the winning raffle ticket before you do, be sure and ask how Spring Run can take you away from the beaten path with no-money-down when you qualify for the USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Loan program.

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