Links


Valuable Green Living and Modern Home Design Resources

Avant Gardens is always happy to refer visitors to our friends. Listed below are links to businesses that have participated in the development of Avant Gardens.

 

Our Team


Michigan City Associates is the builder of both the clubhouse and the first custom home at Avant Gardens.
Michigan City Associates, 718 E Fryer Road, Michigan City, IN Hugh Murray 219.872.9023

Chicago-area modern architect Brian Hammersley designed the courtyard, screened porch, and carport for the custom modern home.
www.brianhammersley.com

Garth Conrad Associates provided the landscaping design and installation of the
eco-friendly courtyard of the model home. Garth specializes in sustainable design using native plant materials.
www.garthconrad.com

Palm & Associates Inc. served as the site planners, land surveyors, and civil engineer for the development. They focus on land conservation projects in Indiana and Southwest Michigan.
www.palmassociatesinc.com

Connor Steinkamp of Steinkamp Photography shot the beautiful photographs of the custom modern home. Steinkamp Photography specializes in architectural photography.
www.steinkampphotography.com

J.F. New is an Indiana-based ecological services company, specializing in prairie restoration. J.F. New restored the prairie at Avant Gardens.
http://www.jfnew.com/

Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest provided the financing for the green development.
www.cboprf.com

Meridian Title in La Porte, Indiana provided the title work for the development.
www.meridiantitle.com

Rieth-Riley served as the road contractor for the mile-long private roads at Avant Gardens.
www.riethriley.com

 

 

Green Building Resources


The following organizations may be helpful to you:

The Builders Association of La Porte County
www.balc.org

Chicago Bauhaus & Beyond
www.chicagobauhausbeyond.org

The Mies van der Rohe Society
www.iit.edu/giving/mies/

 

 

Local LaPorte, Indiana Area Attractions


There are numerous businesses and year-round attractions within close proximity to Avant Gardens. Here are a few of them;

Al’s Supermarket
www.alssupermarket.com

Amtrak
www.amtrak.com

Metra’s Southshore
www.metrarail.com

Dinges' Farm
http://www.harborcountry.com/guide/dingesfarm/index.html

The Red Arrow Roadhouse
http://www.redarrowroadhouse.com

Garwood Orchards
http://www.garwoodorchard.com

Briar Leaf Golf Club
http://www.briarleaf.com

Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets
http://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlets/outlet.asp?id=18

The Heston Supper Club
http://www.hestonbar.com/hestonbar/index.shtml

The Blue Chip Casino
http://www.bluechipcasino.com

Four Winds Casino Resort
http://www.fourwindscasino.com

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
http://www.nps.gov/indu/

Footlight Players, Inc
http://footlightplayers.org

The Festival Players Guild
http://festivalplayersguild.org

Washington Park Zoo
http://www.washingtonparkzoo.com

The University of Notre Dame
http://www.nd.edu

 

 

Other Resources


Here are a few other links to additional resources;

Going Green in Your Home
http://www.homeadvisor.com/article.show.Going-Green-in-Your-Home.17326.html

New Prairie United School Corp. District
http://www.npusc.k12.in.us/

Indiana Department of Natural Resources
http://www.in.gov/dnr/

LEED
www.usgbc.org/leed/

Michigan City Historical Society
http://www.michigancity.com/MCHistorical/

LaPorte County Historical Society
http://www.laportecountyhistory.org/

Greater LaPorte Chamber of Commerce
http://lpchamber.com/

Efficient Lighting
http://www.architectdesignlighting.com/efficient-lighting/