Case Study

Hidden Lake

Completed: 2004 Location: South Lyon, MI Project Type: Prestigious residential community entrance

Once no more than a gravel pit, this beautiful residential community brings together more than 400 prestigious homes and condominiums. The intent at Hidden Lake was to create an inviting environment where people can enjoy their community and interact with the natural setting. Old world architecture, garden elements, and details were used to create a stately and sophisticated entry. It was important to combine the elements of ponds and waterfalls to help define the entrance and introduce the elements of water. Together with the industry’s finest developers, architects, contractors, engineers, and skilled craftsmen, Great Oaks was able to bring the Hidden Lake to life: defining the neighborhood as a unique destination community.

Highlights Include:
  • Exemplifies both a grand vision and precise attention to detail
  • Inviting entry wall features flowing water spilling over the Hidden Lake sign
  • A grove of Riverbirch trees framing an expansive pond beautifully set with an engaging fountain and exotic blooms of lilypads and lotus plants
  • Manicured lawns, a sprawling Japanese Maple, hand-crafted wrought iron railings, and ornate flower pots help shape a mature and stately look
  • Charming gate house adds the old-world fascination of a private estate
  • Beyond the Hidden Lake gate house is a magnificent pond and waterfall: its tumbling water glistening over prominent slabs of limestone
  • Sweeping emerald lawn, lush ground cover, ornamental grasses, and lofty trees
  • Beach front area on lake invites residents to stay and play; provides a sense of community