Phillippe Builders, known throughout the area for building quality custom homes, is creating a waterfront community at Marina Shores at Dune Harbor, one of the multi-generation company’s newest community projects.
Marina Shores at Dune Harbor is just minutes from I-94 allowing residents the enjoyment and seclusion of living in the sculpted beauty of the dunes combined with quick access to nearby retail and restaurants. It’s also close to all that Chicago has to offer—about 30 to 40 minutes away by car; for boaters it’s 26 nautical miles to Chicago from the marina which has access to Lake Michigan and it’s an easy trip via the South Shore from the Ogden Dunes depot across U.S. 12. Close proximity to the Indiana Dunes State Park makes it possible to enjoy the woods, hiking paths and beaches as well as the many programs and activities available there for adults, children and families.
Residents at Marina Shores enjoy onsite amenities such as a beautiful state-of-the-art work out center, upscale dining at Latitudes and more casual fare at the Beach House and the Ship Store for snacks, beverages and ice cream. Picnic tables and grills are also available for resident use.
“Marina Shores at Dune Harbor offers homeowners maintenance-free living and a luxurious lifestyle,” says Alyssa Gawlinski of Philippe Builders. “This community is home to waterfront luxury condos and townhomes as well as single family homes. Homeowners can experience the quiet and relaxation of being on vacation year round. Marina Shores has many amenities to offer its homeowners including 225 boat slips and a large heated outdoor pool. Whether you are looking to spend your summers along the shores of Lake Michigan or become a year round resident of Marina Shores, Phillippe Builders will take your dreams and build you a reality.”
Family owned and operated since 1959, Phillippe Builders’ philosophy starts with quality components to build energy efficient homes that reflect their clients’ tastes and personalities.
Phillippe, which builds year round, will be breaking ground by the end of the year and plan to have the first of five 3-unit waterfront townhomes completed by Spring 2017 just in time for the summer season.
“The first building will offer a side entry unit with bonus room, front entry ranch unit and front entry unit with bonus room. We also have the access and ability to build single family homes,” says Robert Phillippe.
The Briarwood’s living space ranges from 1,325 to 1,905 square feet and offers 2-3 beds and baths. A bonus room is optional. Boat slips are available for lease for the season which runs from April 1st to October 31st. For those who want an advance look at what Briarwoods living is all about, there’s no need to wait until construction is completed at Marina Shores. They can check out the Briarwoods in Village Green in Coffee Creek in Chesterton.
“Whether we are building out one of our models within our communities, or starting from scratch in designing a unique home and finding that perfect lot in Northwest Indiana, it’s very much a collaborative effort with our client to create their perfect home,” says Robert Phillippe.
The company is currently led by third generation builder, Robert Phillippe. His father, Dewey Phillippe, still remains active in the business, working on drafting and design. The family believes that it’s always important to support local businesses because that’s how communities are made and kept strong. In many cases, the Phillippe family has been working with their subcontractors’ family businesses from the very beginning—they too are often multi-generation family businesses creating a tight bond and a great team of knowledgeable and skilled craftsmen for building your dream home.
To further the connection between client and builder, Phillippe offers an online construction management program easily accessible via the Internet
“Phillippe is not here to just build our clients a house; we are taking our clients’ dreams and building them a reality,” says Robert Phillippe, noting that Phillippe works with clients from concept to keys, and beyond. “The most rewarding part of what we do comes when there is a beaming smile on our clients’ faces when we say, Welcome Home.”
For further information about Phillippe Builders Communities:
Marina Shores 219-608-6595/219-921-1200; firstname.lastname@example.org
Village Green at Coffee Creek Laura Hetherington; 219-921-1200; email@example.com
Single Family and Cottage Homes at The Gates of St. John, Lisa Wydra 219-558-8900; firstname.lastname@example.org
Off-Site Building Rachel Randall 708-465-9102; email@example.com
As originally published in the NWI Times Sunday November 20, 2016, Section E 1