Custom homes. 140 acres of open lands. 30 miles north of Chicago, 20 minutes from O'Hare.

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Tall trees, wide-open prairies, & luxuriously well-built homes.

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Custom home-lot packages are offered at Deerpath Farm by Icon Development. 847-773-1200

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Top-ranked Illinois School District #1 in 2017, #2 in 2018 Community High School District #128 Public Schools: Hawthorne Elementary District 73  (Townline Elementary/Middle North) Community High School District 128 (Vernon Hills High School) Private primary schools: Montessori School of Lake Forest (3 miles) Lincolnshire Montessori (5 miles) Riverwoods Montessori (4.5 miles) School of St. Mary […]

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Deerpath Farm Village of Mettawa, Lake County, Illinois 

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Custom home-lot packages are offered by Icon Development at Deerpath Farm. For more information call 847-773-1200 or email So close, and yet so far! Just 20 minutes to O’Hare & 10 minutes to work. Retreat just as quickly to a place where all of that evaporates. Nature’s literally out your window. Enjoy hiking, biking, […]

Village of Mettawa Village of Mettawa

The Village of Mettawa, just west of Lake Forest, contains incredible amounts of green space and only 550 residents.

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Luxury living. Exclusive access to nature. Easy transportation to airports and city. Rare restored ecosystem. Fantastic recreation. Deerpath Farm is the only place in the Chicago area where residents are guaranteed such great views and easy access to open space. We are dedicated to the conservation lifestyle and to excellence in architecture.

People are saying

  • Top Illinois School District

    Community High School District No. 128: ranked #1 in 2017 and #2 in 2018 of 404 Illinois school districts by Niche

    - Top Illinois School District
  • John Sentell<br><em>President, Lake Forest Open Lands Association</em>

    Deerpath Farm is truly one of the North Shore’s hidden natural gems. It’s a property that has remained essentially undisturbed for almost a century. Lake Forest Open Lands applauds the sensitive development of this landscape and is proud to partner with Deerpath Farm to restore and protect its woods, wetlands and prairies in perpetuity.

    - John Sentell
    President, Lake Forest Open Lands Association
  • Joseph R. Krusinski<br><em>CEO, Krusinski Construction Company</em>

    Rick Phillips did an outstanding job of translating our building program into the home of our dreams. Because of the beautiful environment we live in, it continues to be the favored gathering spot for our family and friends.

    - Joseph R. Krusinski
    CEO, Krusinski Construction Company
  • Jin H. Ngan, L.Ac.<br><em>Founder, Jin & Tonic Wellness Co.</em>

    I love it here. So serene, elegant and beautiful, like a fairy tale with a touch of chic. Deerpath Farm is a place for joy, rejuvenation, fun and healing; a place where you can just simply be. There’s nowhere better.

    - Jin H. Ngan, L.Ac.
    Founder, Jin & Tonic Wellness Co.
  • Edward H. Bennett, Architect and City Planner<br><em>(Owner of Deerpath Farm, 1930-1954)<br>Quote from the 1909 Plan of Chicago<br>by Daniel Burnham and Edward H. Bennett</em>

    …wild forests, filled with such trees, vines, flowers and shrubs as will grow in this climate, and all should be developed in a natural condition. Country roads and a few paths should run through these forests, but they should not be cut into small divisions. There should be open glades here and there, and other natural features, and the people should be allowed to use them freely.

    - Edward H. Bennett, Architect and City Planner
    (Owner of Deerpath Farm, 1930-1954)
    Quote from the 1909 Plan of Chicago
    by Daniel Burnham and Edward H. Bennett