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We often get questions regarding our unique approach to modern living and home design. Here are some of the more frequently asked questions regarding Hidden Creek and the Modern Eco-Home designs.
What is the story behind Cottonwood, the traditional style home?
Cottonwood is a recently renovated house that was existing before Hidden Creek started to be developed. The house was kept to reflect the conservationalist attitude save materials. The exterior is newly updated to help reflect the modern aesthetic of the adjacent homes. This home was recently sold to an eco-friendly couple from Colorado.
Why are the houses so close together?
Hidden Creek is a dense eco-development. Houses are close together to minimize land waste as well as promote a sense of community.
How many lots are in Hidden Creek? How many are for sale?
Hidden Creek features 14 lots. Three houses exist on lots 8, 9 and 10. The remaining lots are available to be sold and developed into architect-designed eco-homes.
Will the beautiful surrounding wooded areas be developed?
The surrounding wooded areas are preservation grounds and part of Standing Bear Lake. Those trees aren’t going anywhere.
What will the common area maintenance include?
Common area maintenance will include snow removal, trash removal and landscaping.
Is there more I could do to my house to make it more eco-friendly?
The addition of green roofs and photovoltaic solar panels are just a few of the home modifications that can be done to boost the eco-friendliness of your home. For more ideas, refer to the Amenities section of the website.
Why are the ceilings exposed?
The wood ceilings reinforce the link between the natural surroundings and the interior spaces. The honest expression of the natural material reduces the sterility that it common in many of today’s homes and gives the spaces a warmer ambience.
Why is there no baseboard where the drywall meets the floor?
The absence of a baseboard is a testament to the craft that goes into each one of the modern eco-homes. The floor-wall connection creates clean lines that highlight the precision used in the construction.