Proving the beauty of responsible development

Originally a historic dairy farm and rural retreat, Deerpath Farm is a conservation community designed to showcase a restored natural environment and fine architecture. Located 30 miles north of Chicago in Mettawa, Illinois, a community known for its rural landscape and conservation environment, Deerpath Farm offers gorgeous ready-to-build lots for sale.

Frederick Phillips conceived and developed Deerpath Farm in response to the property’s stunning natural landscape and architectural heritage. Careful planning enabled 140 beautiful acres of native tall grass prairies, mature woodlands and native wetlands to be restored and permanently protected. Lake Forest Open Lands Association manages the conservation areas, and the property is also surrounded by Forest Preserves, equestrian facilities, and other natural areas.

Deerpath Farm’s 43 homesites benefit from direct access to these open lands and trails. Many of the built houses have been custom-designed by Phillips.  Deerpath Farm won the 2007 Silver Key Award (Homebuilders Association), and was named the 2006 Development of the Year (Lake County SMC).  For more information, please visit the Deerpath Farm website.