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Currently building in the Calkins Hill and Silver Oaks of the Brooks at Vale Park communities

Affordable luxury townhomes

Calkin’s Hill

Spacious open floor plan home flooded with natural light

Urban Living in a Serene & Opulent Townhome

You can now experience the comfort, look and feel of a lavish urban lifestyle in northwest Indiana.

Picture walking along an elegant streetscape with stately elevation lined with beautiful homes and lush trees. You arrive at your four-story custom townhome with an English gabled-brick facade, climb the few steps to the door and let yourself into your 2,500 sq. ft. of luxurious space.

You move farther into the main floor, which includes your chosen open floor plan of kitchen, dining room and great room – all with 10’ ceilings, hardwood floors, quartz countertops, upgraded cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. The living room is bathed in natural light from the wide windows and the sliding door, which lets onto your main-floor balcony.

Perhaps you relax with a book or some TV in the great room, or maybe you feel like a drink and a small bite at the island in your expansive kitchen. A bit later, you invite some neighbors and friends to come over.

When everyone’s together, your group rides your private elevator up to your third-floor mezzanine with a wet bar. From there, you open the palatial doors to your rooftop deck. You enjoy good company and conversation as you watch the sun set from Valparaiso’s highest point.

Within walking distance, downtown has already begun coming alive with people heading in for dining, entertainment and specialty shopping. Starting in 2023, your night out might also include a stop at the renowned Journeyman Distillery, which is scheduled to open in fall.

This is life as a homeowner in Calkins’ Hill, where sometimes it’s easy to forget you’re in northwest Indiana.

Valparaiso: Ideal for Our Custom Building and Your Luxury Living

A centerpiece of historic downtown Valparaiso’s renaissance, Calkins’ Hill by Faganel Builders is 18 luxury townhomes and a landscaped community courtyard.

The development was built on the former site of the storied Calkins-Brown Mansion, which once housed Valparaiso University’s first president and served as its original campus. It was also the location of the White House fine-dining restaurant for 50 years.

The seat of Porter County, Indiana, Valparaiso is just 55 miles southeast of Chicago with a medium-sized population of about 34,000. Faganel Builders chose Calkins’ Hill for developing custom luxury townhomes because we recognized the city as a thriving urban center with balanced options for established professionals and early retirees alike.

The location is ideal for original homes built with upscale amenities and access to an urban lifestyle. Each Faganel Builders Calkins’ Hill custom townhome features our Green Building Science applications such as indoor-air quality and energy-efficient ventilation inspired by University of Minnesota’s Cold Climate Housing Program. All of our Calkins’ Hill townhomes include a two-year complete energy guarantee as well.

Faganel Builders has been developing comfortable, safe, healthy, quiet, durable and highly efficient custom homes since 1991, including in northwest Indiana since 2019. Along the way, the company has earned consistently superior ratings from Energy Star as well as Platinum, Gold and Bronze designations from the National Association of Home Builders Green Building Council. Faganel Builders homes steadily perform in the top 10% of all homes built in the U.S.

Valparaiso’s homes are consistently appreciating. According to one source, the average annual appreciation rate vs. the previous year more than tripled from 4.9% in 2018 to 15.3% in 2022. The state’s 3.23% tax rate also is notably lower than regional neighbors’ (Illinois 4.95%, Michigan 6%, Ohio 5.75%).

The enjoyment and convenience of living in Calkins’ Hill becomes even greater when you add…

Busy city park.

20 city parks, including Ogden Gardens, Rogers-Lakewood Park and Valparaiso’s Central Park Plaza

Sandy lakeside at Indiana Dunes.

Minutes away from the Indiana Dunes National Park and Indiana Dunes State Park

Aerial view of a golf course.

Proximity to multiple golf courses such as Aberdeen, Sand Creek and Whitehawk

Chef plating an elaborate meal.

Downtown Valparaiso dining district including The Abbey, The Blue Point Oyster Bar and the renowned Journeyman Distillery

Chicago skyline. Skyscrapers span the horizon above the shore of Lake Michigan.

A growing local and regional economy that includes convenient transportation to Chicago

Medical professionals.

Minutes away from Porter Hospital to the north

Get Started on Your Next Phase of Luxury Living Today

If you are ready to enjoy the best of custom-home comfort and urban experience, we welcome you to learn more about Calkins’ Hill townhomes, including available floor plans, amenities and finish options. Contact us at (219) 265-3015 or

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