The long road across the broad prairieland becomes increasingly peaceful as one approaches the distant Hillcrest site. A mix of native prairie grasses and prairie flowers flank the drive, along with a pond on the right and a line of trees on the left lining the lakeshore.
Hillcrest captivates as one drives across the recreated prairieland to the broad front yard area and the ideal Dream Home site on the hill overlooking School Lake. Prairie grasses and prairie flowers were planted along this property almost twenty years ago by the horticulturalists at prairie Restorations Company to recreate the original prairie. This can be continually enhanced by sowing hands full of native prairie grasses and flower seeds during spring rains.
By car, enter the long sinuous driveway from 2700 Parkview Drive. In a mere minute, you will be unbelievably immersed into another world--the enchanting world of nature.
Turn onto the paved serpentine driveway winding through your own picturesque woodlands and wetlands to the right (east). Again, turn right (east) for the long private drive to the perfect ready-to-build spot for your "home on the hill" overlooking hundreds of feet of your School Lakeshore.
Among all the lots, Hillcrest is the home site furthest from Parkview Drive making it the most private and quiet quiet spot imaginable. Totally protected by conserved woodlands all this contributes to the sounds of silence. The wind gently rustling leaves. Mild waves lapping on the shore. Songs from the birds. An oasis away from the congestion, noise pollution and din of the outside world. Peaceful solitude.
From these boulders, the view across the yard sloping toward the School Lakeshore emphasizes the solitude and privacy of Hillcrest. Separate from the other sites, it is a true retreat.
Prairie Flowers create a rainbow of lace across the front yard.
Monarch eggs hatch into a baby caterpillar and the baby eats the milkweed to grow. Fully grown after about two weeks, it attaches itself to a stem or a leaf using silk and transforms into a chrysalis.
In only about ten days another remarkable metamorphosis transforms the old body parts of the caterpillar into the beautiful parts that make up the monarch butterfly.
The Master of Foxhounds leads The Hunt along School Lake as the riders follow the hounds who picked up the artificially-dragged scent of the fox.
This handsome Young Rider is learning both her horse and the trail.