Phillippe Home Builders offers maintenance-free craftsman style cottage homes set in Magnolia Gate within The Gates of St. John, a unique and premiere resident friendly community in Northwest Indiana. Located within the award winning Crown Point School District, at the maintenance-free Magnolia Gate homeowners pay a monthly fee to the HOA for snow removal, lawn mowing and landscaping, allowing more free time to enjoy family and leisure time as well as the many amenities available nearby.
“Besides a beautiful community, The Gates of St. John is within easy access to retail, restaurants, parks, cutting-edge health care facilities and downtown Chicago is just 35 minutes away,” says Alyssa Gawlinski of Phillippe Home Builders.
“We’re seeing a lot of people who currently live in Chicago and neighboring towns coming to Indiana because of communities like Magnolia Gate and The Gates of St. John,” says Gawlinski. “Our homeowners that are making the move are intrigued by the lower tax base in Indiana, as well as the school systems.”
According to Bloomberg Business Week, St. John is considered among the best places in Indiana to raise kids. All of which makes Magnolia Gate and The Gates of St. John an excellent place to live.
“We are currently building maintenance-free cottage homes within Magnolia Gate and single-family homes within The Gates,” 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.
With a variety of models as a starting point, Phillippe Home Builders partners with clients to customize and build their dream home. Their philosophy of home building begins with quality components to build energy efficient homes reflecting their clients’ tastes and personalities. Phillippe’s friendly and knowledgeable Home Consultants strive to make custom home building a pleasant and rewarding experience for their clients. Clients work with one person throughout the entire building process to help personalize the entire home including structural design choices, exterior colors and materials, and interior design.
“We work with our clients to customize their home both inside and out to help fit their needs and ultimately bring their vision of a dream home to life—as an example we worked with one of our clients to customize the first floor of their home to be ADA-Accessible,” says Gawlinski noting that there are ranch, story and a half, two story and craftsman-style options available in Magnolia Gate and The Gates of St. John. “Our clients are not limited to our floorplans, we can customize their home by marrying two plans together or we can even design their home from scratch,” says Gawlinski.
To further the connection between client and builder, Phillippe offers an online construction management program easily accessible via the Internet.
In 2016, Phillippe received two more awards to add to their long list of accolades, the New Construction Award by the Duneland Chamber of Commerce for Coffee Creek as well as the Gold Key Award by the Home Builder Association of Greater Chicago for The Gates of St. John, Magnolia Gate.
“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,” says Phillippe whose family has been building homes since 1959. Currently led by Robert, a third generation home builder. Because the family believes that it’s always important to support local businesses–it’s how communities are made and are kept strong–the Phillippe family has been doing business with many of their subcontractors’ family businesses for the past 30+ years.
According to Phillippe, this creates a close bond coupled with great team of knowledgeable, respected and skilled craftsmen ensuring they can build the home of their client’s dreams.
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 Home Builders’ Award-Winning 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 March 12, 2017, Section E 1