Truly the Kind of Community Where Everyone Waves to Each Other

2012-10-27T00:00:00Z Truly the Kind of Community Where Everyone Waves to Each Other nwitimes.com
October 27, 2012 12:00 am

Searching for a friendly, close-knit community environment to call home?

Consider Pentwater by Olthof Homes.

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, you’re just minutes away from all that’s happening in downtown Crown Point when you live in Pentwater.

Along with a fitness center and heated outdoor swimming pool, Pentwater’s clubhouse features spacious social rooms and a full kitchen making it a great place for family reunions, baby showers, birthdays, meetings and more all year long, while the adjacent barn, which has been beautifully restored from its days as a family-run dairy dating back to 1938, is the perfect setting for larger, warm-weather occasions.

In fact, guests who have attended a fabulous wedding or festive club meeting at Pentwater’s impressive Harold G. Wheeler Community Center are extremely disappointed to learn that, like all other Pentwater facilities, this unique venue is for the exclusive use of residents only.

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 the historic square. Once you visit, it’s easy to see how this resort-style, master-planned community offers a unique opportunity for you live your daily life with comfort, convenience and style.

“Right from the start, our goal was to create a certain feel to the Pentwater community,” Todd Olthof explained.

“For sure, we wanted to offer competitively priced homes, while including amenities that you would likely find in higher-priced homes, such as 9' ceilings on the main floor. We also decided to offer a variety of masonry - from Southern County Ledgestone to Crimson Pointe Brick at no additional charge. When you drive through Pentwater, the masonry really stands out and affirms to us that we made the right choices along the way.

In the early planning stages we also took great care to create a community with lots of green space and extra-wide home sites. So many of todays busy families need oversized garages, and our home sites easily accommodate 3-car garages. Yet, homeowners still want a little bit of space in between their home and that of their neighbor - Pentwater offers both.”

Many homebuyers are pleasantly surprised to learn that you can build the brand new Olthof home of your choice, including personal selections, for an extremely competitive price in Pentwater – single-family homes start in the $220s and maintenance-free, single-family villas start in the $170s.

“Today's buyer really shops around, and they are not only looking for a great price but a quality-built home as well,” Olthof said. “For example, we have chosen to take the Peformance Path towards building an energy efficient home. Our low-E windows don't just help save on your energy bill, but they carry a lifetime warranty as well. A blower door test is performed on each of our homes, and comes with third-party certification. That’s just the beginning of the money-saving features which are quite intentionally included in our homes, every time we break ground.”

The range of plans offered in Pentwater incorporates fresh, open design – the hallmark of an Olthof home – and come complete with a new home warranty.

“I would like to think that our warranties surpass the industry standard,” Olthof added. “In addition to the 10-year structural warranty, we offer a 4-year workmanship warranty on the roof as added coverage above and beyond the shingle warranty. Our Customer Care Program is one we are proud of and have worked hard to perfect over the years providing warranty visits at 30 days and again at 11 months. One of the great things about this program is that our homeowners rarely have to call us to remind us about these warranty visits. We are very proactive and the calls are scheduled with a great deal of accuracy and care.”

Along with building from the ground up, you have the opportunity to make your move to Pentwater a little quicker with a Ready to Move In home.

Giving you the opportunity to actually see and feel what it would be like to live in a brand new home, many people walk into a Ready to Move In home and fall in love -especially when they’ve been touring existing homes for months and nothing seems to meet their needs for an affordable price.

That was precisely the case for a family relocating to our area from New York. They needed to move quickly but still wanted to carefully review all their options. Working with their real estate agent, they narrowed their search to Crown Point because of the great schools and dynamic downtown area. The only problem was that they could not find a suitable existing home in their price range – until they discovered the perfect Ready to Move In home in Pentwater.

A young couple looking to buy their very first home and stay in their hometown shares a similar story, but they chose the maintenance-free route when they realized they could have all the advantages of single-family home without all the work.

If you’re currently searching for a new home in Crown Point, visit the Pentwater Information Center located inside the clubhouse Tuesday through Thursday from 11am-6pm, Friday 11am-5pm and Saturday from 10am-5pm. You can also call Steve Owen at (219) 662-8800 to schedule a convenient appointment. Further details are available at www.olthofhomes.com.

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