Village Green at Coffee Creek, one of Phillippe Builders’ maintenance-free communities, offers luxury townhomes built along the beautiful Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve in Chesterton. Residents enjoy the concept of old fashioned small town living, complete with a village square, along with easy accessibility to I-80/90 & I-94, Porter Regional Hospital, the dunes and lots of lovely Lake Michigan beaches.
Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve, a 157-acre complex of wetlands, woodlands, and prairie combines natural public spaces with Village Green’s many amenities such as an outdoor amphitheater, extensive brick-paved walking trails, overlooks, boardwalks and a spacious outdoor pavilion featuring two picturesque fireplaces.
Amidst the green space and environmental restoration, which is a national model for sustainable development, nature lovers discover many native plant species including an abundance of wildflowers that bloom from early spring to late fall, trails for hiking and biking loop through the preserve and along Coffee Creek, one of the healthiest streams in the southern Lake Michigan watershed which teems with salmon, trout and other fish. The preserve’s beauty is enhanced with the large varieties of both nesting and migratory birds. Those living in Coffee Creek have easy access to a slice of Northwest Indiana splendor.
With so much to do so close to home, the maintenance-free lifestyle at Coffee Creek is perfect for busy people who’d rather be golfing, enjoying the water, taking classes at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore or spending time with friends and family than shoveling snow, raking leaves and trimming shrubs.
“Whether you are looking for a two bedroom, two bath ranch or you need more space and opt for a three bedroom, three bath home, our townhomes have something for everyone,” says Alyssa Gawlinski of Phillippe Builders. “All townhomes offer a basement and the option for it to be finished and some lots feature a lookout or walkout basement. A rec room with a wet bar or even an additional bed and bath as a spacious guest suite can also be added. All of our homes can be customized.”
Third generation home builder Robert Phillippe, with his father who remains active in the business, has helped the company earn its stellar reputation. With a long list of awards to their name, they recently added two more this year—the 2016 New Construction Award by the Duneland Chamber of Commerce for Coffee Creek and the Gold Key Award by the Home Builder Association of Greater Chicago for Magnolia Gate at The Gates of St. John.
“We are currently building single family homes and cottage homes within The Gates of St. John” says Robert Phillippe, one of the original developers of The Gates of St. John, a community of multi-generational residential neighborhoods, each with its own distinct character and charm set on 700 picturesque acres.
“We’re very proud of our awards because it means we are continuing our long time philosophy of taking our clients’ dreams and building them a reality,” continues Phillippe, adding that the family credits much of their success to the many long term relationships they have with their subcontractors. Many are multi-generational as well and have worked with the Phillippes in constructing high quality homes since they started building 55 years ago. This creates a tight bond coupled with a great team of knowledgeable and skilled craftsmen for building the home of their client’s dreams.
To further the connection between client and builder, Phillippe offers an online construction management program easily accessible via the Internet.
Phillippe is also building their townhomes at Marina Shores at Dune Harbor, a waterfront community with 225 boat slips, with the first phase ready this spring. Besides their award winning communities, many people don’t realize that Phillippe Builders will construct a home outside of their communities.
“If you found a lot you love or are interested in a certain neighborhood, we can work with you to build the home you want, wherever you want,” says Gawlinski. “That’s what Phillippe Builders is all about.”
Noting that Phillippe works with clients from concept to keys, and beyond, Robert Phillippe says that “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:
Village Green at Coffee Creek Laura Hetherington; 219-921-1200; email@example.com
Marina Shores 219-608-6595/219-921-1200; firstname.lastname@example.org
Single Family and Cottage Homes at The Gates of St. John, Lisa Wydra 219-558-8900; email@example.com
Off-Site Building Rachel Randall 708-465-9102; firstname.lastname@example.org
As originally published in the NWI Times Sunday December 4, 2016, Section E 1