Multiple Generations Call Olthof’s Centennial Home

2013-02-23T00:00:00Z Multiple Generations Call Olthof’s Centennial Home nwitimes.com
February 23, 2013 12:00 am

When you choose to build the new home of your dreams in Centennial by Olthof Homes, you can look forward to summer at the lake and so much more. Located in Cedar Lake, a charming small town that celebrates its past while looking toward the future, Centennial includes affordable options for buyers of all ages.

Centrally located east of US 41 on 141st before you reach the lake, Centennial is just minutes from the Cedar Lake historic retail district and Hanover Central High School on 133rd. One of Northwest Indiana’s most popular places for special occasion dining, a romantic night out or special family dinner, The Lighthouse Restaurant welcomes residents, visitors and boaters on the other side of the lake all year long with great views of the woods and water.

“We offer a great selection of homes ranging from single family, to paired villas and townhomes that easily match the needs of everyone from first-time buyers to those ready to move on to their next home, whether they need something larger or something a little more manageable,” Lisa McClesky of Olthof Homes said. “We just recently sold a townhome to a reservist, and a paired villa to a couple that just moved from their home of 40 years. We also have young families who moved here for a number different reasons – the affordability when compared to their previous home in Illinois, a job transfer from Indianapolis and because we offered a great product at a great price in the hometown where they grew up and want to raise their children.”

Whether your family has roots established by previous generations in Cedar Lake or you’re a potential newcomer in search of the perfect place to call home, Centennial offers a diverse selection of new construction homes in an ideal location – nestled away in a quiet small town setting yet within easy striking distance of northwest Indiana’s more developed communities, as well as the city of Chicago.

“We’ve seen a lot of interest in the smaller, more community-based school system here, and with the brand new Hanover Middle School just one minute down the road, that appeals to a lot of families as well,” McClesky added. “Of course one of the biggest draws to Centennial is the price factor. You can get so much home for your money here.”

For example, the Chesapeake is paired villa at 13956 Pickett Way available now for $168,578.

“It’s just lovely,” she explained. “We’ve finished this home with maple cabinetry complemented with Java coloring. At 1,615 square feet, it’s really a great floor plan featuring a 4 seasons sunroom, plus two bedrooms, and an additional den area for overnight guests.”

Also available now, the Drake is single family ranch with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1,312 square feet for $189,993. The Anthem is a 2-story townhome with 2 bedrooms, 1 ½ baths and 1,240 square feet for $119,017, and the Heritage is a 2-story townhome with 3 bedrooms, 1 ½ baths and 1,450 square feet for $132,985.

Another Chesapeake will be complete in March, as well as a Presidential paired villa and Riverton 2-story single family home in May, so buyers can be settled in before summer even starts, according to McClesky.

For home buyers who want to select their home site and build from the ground up Centennial offers a total of six single family home plans and four paired villa plans along with the two townhome plans. Plus, every Olthof design incorporates easy option selections so you can invest in the things you like from day one and still save money.

Well-known as a summertime hotspot for several decades in the early 1900s, Cedar Lake’s turn-of-the century ballrooms and lakefront motels are now chronicled in a new book “A Cedar Lake” by resident Carol Ann Oostman and depicted in a poster “Dancing Under the Stars” by South Shore poster artist Mitch Markovitz. While local businesses continue to cater to the lakefront lifestyle, those that grow and thrive are now an integral part of the community throughout the year. Plus, as the current population continues to spread its reach south, Cedar Lake has become one of northwest Indiana’s fastest growing hometowns.

Featuring a splendid glacier-formed lake that’s one of the state’s largest, Cedar Lake offers year-round recreational opportunities for residents. The town’s unique resort-style setting has always been an impetus for growth, and locally owned and operated grocery store chain, Strack & Van Til is just about ready to open an all-new store in Lincoln Plaza at 133rd and Parrish. In addition to bringing the town its first full-service grocery story in years, the new 50,000 square foot Strack & Van Til will be LEED certified and feature energy efficient LED lighting as well as skylights for natural lighting.

To learn more about all the great opportunities to build the new home that’s right for you in Centennial, visit Lisa McClesky in the Information Center Tuesday -Thursday 11am-6pm, Friday 11am-5pm and Saturday 10am-5pm or call (219) 374-8200. Look for driving directions plus the Centennial community layout, detailed floor plans, information on ready-to-move-in homes and more at olthofhomes.com.

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