Deerpath Farm is recognized throughout the region for excellence in land-planning, architecture and conservation with accolades, press and testimonials.


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_webJohn Sentell,
Executive Director,
Lake Forest Open Lands




Certified, Conservation@Home

CLC 300 x 200_72The Deerpath Farm Homeowner’s Association was honored to be the first HOA to receive certification from Conserve Lake County‘s Conservation@Home program. This award-winning program showcases residential, institutional and public properties that support clean water, rich soil, and resilient ecosystems. Read the Press Release and a
news article (August 28, 2015, Daily Herald)


Host, Prairie Harvest Celebration

Conserve Lake County‘s 2015 Prairie Harvest Celebration was hosted by Deerpath Farm within the open lands Preserve, and was co-sponsored by Grainger, a corporate neighbor also committed to conservation design and practices.


Silver Key Award, Excellence in Housing Design

The Deerpath Farm Conservation Development received this distinguished award from the Home-Builders Association of Greater Chicago “In Recognition of Outstanding Design in Land-Planning/Single Family.” The Key Awards recognize excellence in housing design, architecture, interior merchandising, landscaping, landscape architecture and remodeling.


Development of the Year

Deerpath Farm was the first ever “Development of the Year” recipient to be recognized for this award from the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission. The Annual Stormwater Awards Program recognizes individuals, communities, groups and others whose efforts reflect SMC’s core mission of flood damage reduction, water quality improvement, natural resource protection and enhancement. This award is given for a project or development that is designed and implemented with
effective stormwater Best Management Practices to meet multi-objective benefits.

The Deerpath Farm development sets the bar high for future conservation developments in Lake County. The planned conservation subdivision incorporates woods, prairies, wetlands and forest preserve, which weaves open space, existing wetland and 36 acres of new wetland into a sense of place for its residents. These features tie in the most effective combination of stormwater management practices with open space to replicate and embellish the natural drainage system. The Deerpath Farm conservation development benefits not only the community of Mettawa but the Upper Des Plaines River watershed as well.” (excepted from the Award Ceremony Presentation by Lake County Stormwater Management Commission).