Olthof Offers Two Distinct Options for Buyers of Single-Family Homes in Crown Point

2013-02-09T00:00:00Z Olthof Offers Two Distinct Options for Buyers of Single-Family Homes in Crown Point nwitimes.com
February 09, 2013 12:00 am

Officially established as the county seat of northwest Indiana in 1840, Crown Point has always been the center of activity for Lake County. Commonly referred to as the Hub of Lake County, the city continues to stand out among its notable neighbors, consistently achieving accolades such as Best Place to Live, NW Indiana (3 years in a row) and Best Downtown (4 years in a row) in the Times and Shore “Best of the Region.”

Whether you’re buying your first home, expanding to accommodate a growing family or seeking a new lifestyle, you’ll find a great selection of homes in many different neighborhoods. Another “Best of the Region,” builder Olthof Homes offers a variety of single-family plans ideal for everyone from entry-level, starter home buyers to those searching for their next home in two thoughtfully planned Crown Point communities.

Covington by Olthof Homes is a serene enclave of just 87 single-family home sites, flanked by distinctive entrances, community playground with gazebo, winding walking trails, peaceful ponds with lighted fountains and attractively landscaped parkways.

Approximately halfway complete, there’s no mistaking the great pride homeowners take in this unique community which is conveniently located on the southeast corner of Crown Point where all three schools (CPHS, Taft Middle School and Eisenhower Elementary), the Lake County Fairgrounds and St. Anthony’s Medical Center are also situated.

“You really can’t say enough about this great location. Covington is a really beautiful setting to enjoy the outdoors. The sales center is situated near one of the ponds, so I see people out and about all day long when the weather is nice,” Olthof New Home Consultant Gina Schultz said. “Another great feature is that while all the home sites are all generously sized, there are a number of premium locations that offer even more space, as well as just a few remaining lookout opportunities.”

With six single-family home plans to choose from, pricing in Covington starts in the $200s (Covington’s south Lake County location allows buyers the opportunity to take advantage of no-money down USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Loans).

On the other hand, just a mile away, Pentwater by Olthof Homes is a lively and vibrant resort-style community with a private fitness center, heated outdoor swimming pool and impressive community center perfect for large, warm-weather gatherings.

Whether you choose to join the fun at the clubhouse, take the kids to the playground, enjoy a peaceful walk, catch (and release) fish from the ponds or simply enjoy the view from your own backyard, Pentwater is peacefully tucked away behind a wooded border, yet centrally located just minutes from the 109th and 231 interchanges of I-65.

“In the early planning stages of Pentwater, Olthof Homes took great care to create an dynamic community that blends plenty of green space and extra-wide home sites with homes that feature distinctive masonry detail and 9’ main floor ceilings,” New Home Consultant Tony Padilla said. “Many home buyers are pleasantly surprised to learn that they can build the brand new Olthof home of their choice, including personal selections, for an extremely competitive price in Pentwater.”

With five single-family home plans to choose from, pricing in Pentwater starts in the $220s.

New this year, Olthof has updated its list of standard features for single-family homes. Both Schultz and Padilla agree buyers are extremely pleased with the list of included features, especially the master bath double sink bowls, cultured marble vanities with mirrors, nickel and bronze doorknobs, hardware and light fixtures plus colonist design doors and trim work.

“Our included Home Energy Features are also a top priority for buyers,” Schultz added. “When comparing our new construction with a comparably-priced existing home, state-of-the-art features like Tyvek housewrap 2 on the exterior walls, 2” rigid insulation on the foundation walls and low-E Energy Star-rated windows, along with 3rd party inspections that demonstrate how much money you can save on utility bills, make an even stronger case for buying new.”

“Olthof also offers an Energy ‘Plus’ Package which is something buyers are now taking a careful look at,” Padilla added. “For a small additional investment, especially since the package is being introduced at a 20% savings per floor plan – you can further increase the efficiency of your home and overall savings. With the price of energy sure to rise over time, this small fixed cost can be a wise investment.”

Along with great communities like Covington and Pentwater by Olthof Homes, Crown Point boasts a thriving historic downtown square where you can meet your neighbors for shopping, dining and special events. The city also provides top-notch services, high-quality education and fabulous community park spaces for residents. Ideally situated within a short commute to downtown Chicago for work and play, Crown Point is also near the Indiana Dunes and a number of notable Northwest Indiana golf courses.

Check out these new home opportunities available now in Crown Point:



333 E 130th Pl

2,720 sq ft, 4 bdrm/2.5 bath, 2-car garage


coming soon (some personal selections possible):

Riverton (May)

Sumner (May)



681 E 113th Pl

2,001 sq ft, 4 bdrm/2.5 bath, 3-car garage



656 E 113th Pl

2,310 square feet, 4 bdrm/2.5 bath, 2-car garage


coming soon (some personal selections possible):

Brookfield (2 - April & May)

Sumner (May)

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