Windmor Estates is no ordinary land. Each acre, each view, every stately tree and rolling hill has a dignity and value that enhances the handcrafted residences we will create. Windmor Estates is a seventy eight plus acre natural rolling gem of a parcel that has been in the Rahn family since the 1880ís Windmor Estates is truly a one of a kind parcel that borders the beautiful Town and Country Golf Course and the Winding Pigeon River on itís north western frontage. Windmor Estates will have approximately thirty eight plus acres of common area including a 12-acre virgin oak and beech forest, walking paths and prairies for residents to enjoy.
Let Windmore Estates welcome you on a journey of discovery. The portfolio of custom homes Windridge Homes purpose to assemble reflects both our awe of natural beauty and our appreciation for the distinctive design, enduring luxury and timeless architectural value that estate caliber homebuyers esteem. Impeccable quality is the standard for every detail. The sense of tranquility and a perpetually rewarding natural frame complements the masterpiece quality of these residences. Eloquently detailed English and French Country Manors, Cottage Style, Prairie, Americana, and Traditional neighborhoods are complemented by naturally inspiring views to make each new home your personal retreat, while providing a place within Windmore Estates the lifestyle, memories and future it fosters. Our complete home and lot prices will start in the middle $200's through $1,000,000 + for an authentic estate residence.
Be one of only 66 fortunate families to be part of Windmor Estates this most picturesque community in Sheboygan County. Enjoy the close proximity of Kohler, Sheboygan, and Sheboygan Falls. This new community will also be in the preferred Sheboygan school district with the lower Town of Sheboygan tax rates as well as the conveniences of city sewer and water. There will also be nine single family stand alone condos included in Windmore Estates..
WindMor Is the most well thought out Conservancy Development Sheboygan County has ever seen!
Community Conversations: New subdivisions can be environmentally friendly
By Kevin Struck
Residential growth itself has many benefits, but nearby residents will often oppose a new subdivision if it brings negative impacts to their neighborhood and the environment.
While a small number of developers within Sheboygan County have incorporated environmentally friendly conservation principles into their projects, a new subdivision deserves high praise for taking the protection of natural features to a higher level.
WindMor on county Highway Y in the Town of Sheboygan is on its way to becoming a renowned example of how the special features of a property can coexist harmoniously with development.
WindMor is a 76-acre rolling property that has been in the Rahn family since the 1880s. The property borders the Town & Country Golf Course and the Pigeon River. The subdivision's developer, Windridge Homes of Sheboygan, worked hard to disturb as little of the site as possible.
About half of the subdivision, including a nine-acre virgin oak and beech forest, will remain undeveloped as common green space with walking paths, a naturalized "wet" meadow and restored forest land for WindMor residents to enjoy.
Town of Sheboygan officials and residents have expressed a desire to retain as much of their shrinking rural character as possible.
WindMor reflects this goal and then some.
Because the terrain was preserved and building sites were carefully located on the property, the subdivision will barely be visible from adjacent roadways.
The developer and its engieer Miller Engineering put extraordinary effort into ensuring that the subdivision limits harm to natural features, promotes on-site infiltration of precipitation without storing water in unattractive artificial ponds, and buffers the impact of the home sites from neighboring uses.
According to Miller engineer John Sigwart, "What we've done at WindMor is so beyond the norm that we had to carefully select contractors who wanted to meet our standards.
"It's a lot of extra work and in some cases extra expense. But, in the long-term, we feel it's worth it."
The conservation strategy at WindMor began with marking off areas to be preserved.
Layout of home sites and street locations came second. This ensured that preservation of the best features was a priority, not an afterthought.
Unlike many subdivisions where vegetation is stripped away and the land is graded flat, clearing and grading were minimized at WindMor. This practice, along with preserving soils suited for infiltration, decreasing the standard amount of paved surfaces and requiring rain barrels and rain gardens on each building site will improve the quality of storm water runoff and promote groundwater recharge.
The site will also benefit from a landscaping plan that emphasizes the removal of invasive species and the planting of species native to Sheboygan County.
As a professional planner and a resident of Sheboygan County, I applaud the Town of Sheboygan and the innovative development team for these efforts. Subdivisions like WindMor will provide for sustainable growth while enhancing the natural amenities of Sheboygan County.
Kevin Struck is a growth management educator with the University of Wisconsin-Extension in Sheboygan County.