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.

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.

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.

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

J.F. New is an Indiana-based ecological services company, specializing in prairie restoration. J.F. New restored the prairie at Avant Gardens.

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

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

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



Green Building Resources

The following organizations may be helpful to you:

The Builders Association of La Porte County

Chicago Bauhaus & Beyond

The Mies van der Rohe Society



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


Metra’s Southshore

Dinges' Farm

The Red Arrow Roadhouse

Garwood Orchards

Briar Leaf Golf Club

Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets

The Heston Supper Club

The Blue Chip Casino

Four Winds Casino Resort

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Footlight Players, Inc

The Festival Players Guild

Washington Park Zoo

The University of Notre Dame



Other Resources

Here are a few other links to additional resources;

Going Green in Your Home

New Prairie United School Corp. District

Indiana Department of Natural Resources


Michigan City Historical Society

LaPorte County Historical Society

Greater LaPorte Chamber of Commerce

Efficient Lighting