According to Dave Gring, a Realtor® with Century 21 Alliance Group and the Director of Sales for Steiner Homes, a majority of people in search of the perfect lot to build their dream home would prefer a combination of mature trees, water features and larger than average home sites with the possibility of a daylight or walk-out basement.
Late last year, Dan Steiner was checking out a specific piece of property at the request of a client and immediately fell in love with Deer Ridge South. As a custom homebuilder in Lake, Porter, and LaPorte counties, Steiner often visits different neighborhoods for his clients, but it’s not often that he decides to buy them.
The Times: What attracted Dan Steiner to Deer Ridge South?
Gring: “Steiner Homes has been building in Crown Point for about 10 years now. We’ve had great success in subdivisions like Ellendale Farm, Feather Rock, Schmidt Farms and White Hawk West. This particular neighborhood is tucked away, just south of Ellendale Farm and west of Feather Rock. We’re actually very close to wrapping things up in the Highlands (Steiner’s signature neighborhood in Valparaiso) so quite honestly, the timing was right. Like The Highlands, Deer Ridge South is a special piece of property. Just as Valparaiso is the county seat in Porter County, Crown Point is the “hub” of Lake County – and the similarities don’t end there.”
The Times: What makes Deer Ridge South stand out among other opportunities for buyers in Crown Point?
Gring: “We really think this is something special right now. The new construction in Crown Point is absolutely just booming – it is really rockin’ and rollin’ in all the various subdivisions giving us some good momentum in Deer Ridge South. Since closing on the property just a few months ago, we’ve sold several lots and have one presold home plus our newest model home under construction. People love the feel of this neighborhood. It’s a bit remote and secluded, off the beaten path, yet close to so much - from Crown Point’s distinguished schools and historic downtown to grocery shopping and even downtown Chicago. Deer Ridge South is situated between a lake on the north and a number of ponds on the opposite end. It’s a beautiful rolling subdivision with a lot of character that offers a great deal of versatility when it comes to selecting a lot.”
The Times: While the model in Deer Ridge South is under construction, what’s the best way for people to learn more about the neighborhood and Steiner Homes?
Gring: “We invite people to come out and see for themselves what a great spot Deer Ridge South is. It’s centrally located in the southwest corner of Crown Point, just five minutes from downtown, between US 41 and I-65 just north of W 133rd Ave on Clark St. There’s an information box with flyers showing all the lot sizes – which range from .3 to 1.2 acres – and pricing – which starts at $65,000. Building your own home presents a lot of choices, and selecting the lot is certainly one of the most important. That’s another reason why we are so excited about Deer Ridge South. When you choose a neighborhood that embodies well-designed and quality-built homes for an exceptional value, you’re providing buyers with a solid investment for the future.”
The Times: Speaking of the future, what can homebuyers expect to see as more development unfolds in Deer Ridge South over time?
Gring: “Steiner Homes has set up protective covenants for homeowners in Deer Ridge South that start with the approximate minimum square footage for a ranch home at 2,200 while main-floor master and 2-story homes start at 2,350-sq-ft. You can also visit the current Porter County model in The Highlands, where you’ll really get a feel for the family-friendly style neighborhood you can be a part of in Lake County - as well as the open floor plans, quality materials, rich finishes and special attention to detail in every Steiner-built home. We have over 40 home plans that can be tailored to fit any lifestyle, and you’re also always welcome to bring your own plan. Our goal is to meet the needs of each individual customer. Beyond customization, a Steiner Home comes complete with an unmatched array of standard features, including these top favorites: columns and arches, distinctive headers on all main floor doors and windows, hardwood floors in the foyer, kitchen, nook and dining room according to plan, Delta faucets and Jeld-Wen windows. With Steiner, your dream home will be built with the colors and finishes you want in a simple, organized process that’s appreciated by everyone, from first-time home buyers to move-up buyers and repeat clients.
For more information on Steiner Homes and Deer Ridge South, contact Dave Gring at (219) 916-3744. You can also preview the company’s complete portfolio of floor plans as well as their extensive list of standard features at www.steinerhomesltd.com.