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Olthof Homes New Home Design Center in St. John, Indiana

Olthof Homes New Home Design Center in St. John, Indiana

As the premier Indiana and Illinois new home builder, you have the choice of buying a house in St. John, Crown Point, Dyer, Valparaiso, Chesterton, Cedar Lake, Schererville, Portage, Merrillville, Burns Harbor, Westfield, Indiana and Joliet, Illinois.

Our new homes for sale offer a great selection of options to customize the exterior & interior design of any home. When you visit our spacious and convenient Home Design Center in St. John, Indiana, you can choose a simple & sleek look or one that is bold & exciting!

Olthof Homes’ offers wide variety of options and finishes for your new home including flooring, cabinets, bathroom fixtures, stone, light fixtures, paint colors and more, presented to you in one convenient location. The Home Design Center is an organized setting that lets you create your look with all the samples available at your convenience.

Exterior finishes

Our new homes for sale let you choose from a variety of brick and stones to highlight the exterior of your new home. Couple that with an accent trim color, coach lights, shutter colors and more. Your unique look will say "Welcome Home" every night.

Space Options

Create a space all your own with any of our new homes for sale. Choose a sunroom to warm up with an early morning coffee. Put in french doors on the flex room to make a study or music room for those quiet and not so quiet times!


Warm up the kitchen with a hand-scraped wood floor or give it a clean look with a designer ceramic. Maybe a new frieze carpet is just what you wanted to cozy up the great room. Our new homes for sale have hundreds of choices available to suit your personal taste.

Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops

Looking for the perfect kitchen? Our new homes for sale let you choose from a wide selection of cabinet designs and colors to match your style. Top it off by picking one of a variety of granite and high-definition laminate counters to complete your home design.


Our new homes for sale come with a wide selection of faucet styles and finishes to accent your kitchen and bath spaces. Choose an old world bronze, pewter or maybe a nickel finish to reflect your personal style.


Brighten the mood! Warm up the atmosphere with your choice of light fixture design and finish. Add recessed lighting and ceiling fans as you wish to any of our new homes for sale.


Choose from a variety of appliance styles to accommodate the way you live in any of our new homes for sale. We have the latest designs and energy efficiencies to manage your meals just the way you'd like. The iced tea stays cool, the fruit stays fresh and the cookies come out of the oven warm!


Make your bathroom the peaceful place it was meant to be in any of our new homes for sale. Choose a floor and surround tiling that set the tone. Then pick from a variety of water and lighting fixtures along with the tubs and showers that both help get your day started and draw it to a close.

Interior Details

Interior trims can add that touch of class to any of our new homes for sale. Crown molding and architrave header accents elevate the character of the space. Love where you live!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: When do I pick my selections?

A: A design center meeting will be scheduled with you within 2 weeks of receiving the approved contract.

Q: What types of selections do I make?

A: Flooring, cabinetry, fabrics, fixtures, lighting, tile, carpeting and decorative accessories.

Q: What is the design center?

A: Our design center is located in our offices and is a showroom to display your home finishes and selections.

Q: What type of loans can we obtain to finance our new home?

A: Olthof Homes accepts FHA, Conventional, Insured Conventional, VA and Cash.

Q: Do you offer in house financing?

A: We have established a professional network of lenders who work in the top tier of the lending industry. At times buyers have a preferred lender, someone they have worked with in the past, and we welcome your lender into the process a well.

Q: I have to sell my current home before I purchase a new home. Do you offer contingencies?

A: Yes, we have a Contingent on Sale program which provides a no risk, everybody wins, opportunity; allowing you to work towards the sale of your current home, while at the same time locking in your price on the Olthof home.

Q: If I have to provide earnest money deposits to Olthof Homes, and to my lender, doesn't that mean I have to save twice as much in deposits than if I were buying a used home?

A: No, we will provide record to your lender of all deposits received by Olthof Homes. Your lender will then deduct that amount from the down payments required to obtain your financing.

Q: I've heard that builders promise a completion date for a new home, but often finish weeks, even months behind schedule?

A: At Olthof Homes, we begin construction of your new home with the end in mind. Your dedicated construction manager will oversee each carefully timed phase of construction. We'll also give you access to our online Trade Partner Schedule, so no matter where you are; at home, on the job, or on vacation, you can see the work that is scheduled to be completed at each milestone of your home.

Q: How long will it take to build my new home?

A: On average, the build time for your new home will be 4-6 months, from start to finish, depending on the time of year. At the time of contract, you'll be provided a committed close month, in writing, as our guarantee to you of a timely completion.

Q: Which subcontractors will be working on my home?

A: Olthof Homes partners with an exclusive list of trade partners. These contractors are licensed, bonded and insured, and have a reputation for delivering quality workmanship, while maintaining strong ties to the community.

Q: How do I know the price of my home will not increase throughout the building process?

A: Prior to signing a contract for construction of your new home, you'll work with your new home sales consultant to finalize a financial worksheet that fits within your family's spending plan. Once you finalize your selections with our Designer, your sales price is locked in, and construction will begin on your new home.

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