Sterling Design Group, LLC
Sterling Design Group, LLC has been operating for over 40 years in the residential construction and rehabilitation industry. After many successful real estate endeavors in Illinois, Owner, David Smith, has brought his expertise to Indiana. Sterling Design Group, LLC partners with Downton Builders in Northwest Indiana. Currently, there are many lots in the Gates of St. John available to build your dream home.
Downton Builders originated in Illinois and eventually expanded their business to the northwest Indiana area. They have built many beautiful homes in towns such as St. John, Crown Point, Merrillville, and Hobart. Downton Builders has over 30 years of experience combined specializing in 1000 – 9000 square foot homes with an attention to detail that is unmatched.
The Gates of St. John is a community of residential neighborhoods conveniently located on 700 picturesque acres in Northwest Indiana. Each of our pedestrian-friendly, multi-generational neighborhoods has a distinct character and charm—where you’re sure to find that sought-after perfect street.
The Gates of St. John features tree-lined boulevards, walking and riding paths, decorative water features, community fishing pond, ample green spaces, playgrounds and park facilities. Just beyond our gates you’ll discover a region bustling with activity, offering highly-ranked schools, tasty restaurants, fresh markets, recreation and entertainment destinations, centers for health-care and for faith and so much more. 30 miles from Chicago, just across the Illinois state line, St. John offers easy access to the major expressways and airports of Chicagoland as well as suburban commuter and commercial trains. The Metra Train Station is only 16 miles away and the South Shore Train Line is just under 14 miles from The Gates of St. John. The Lake County Fair is the 2nd-largest county fair in the state of Indiana, is held on the fairgrounds each year in early August for 10 days. The Lake County Fair always boasts monster trucks, demolition derby and an entire arena for horse shows. Nearby Crown Point clearly has a hometown atmosphere, with its historic downtown square, numerous unique shops, parks, golf courses and other scenic locales.
And, did you know that St. John was judged the best place in Indiana to raise kids by Bloomberg Business Week. Just one more reason why The Gates of St. John won the prestigious 2012 Crystal Key Award from the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago.
THE GATES FEATURES
Direct wire smoke detectors with battery back up
Finished second floor laundry room
Lighting fixtures included in base price
Granite kitchen counter tops
Cultured marble vanity tops
Porcelain tile floors in bathrooms
Fiberglas tub/shower in main bath
Custom tiled shower in master bath
Two Jack and Jill baths with showers and double bowl vanities
Hardwood flooring throughout main floor
92% efficient Airtemp furnace
Airtemp air conditioner
75 gallon high efficient power vent hot water heater
Energy efficient R38 ceiling insulation and R-15 walls
Insulated 3+ car dry walled garage with door opener
Insulated garage door
Bathroom mirrors and accessories
Stainless steel appliance package stove, microwave, fridge, dish washer
Full basement unfinished with 9 foot walls
Basement plumbed for future bath
Brick and vinyl siding
Sodded front and side yards
Seeded back yard
30 year dimensional roof shingles
Aluminum seamless gutters and downspouts
$300 annual association fee
Minutes from Illinois state line
Approximately 45 minutes to Chicago
Close to shopping and entertainment
Lake Central School System