The development team worked with numerous acclaimed architects to design the buildings in Prairie Crossing, looking for architects who would understand historic Midwestern building styles and modern energy efficiency. To create an authentic sense of place, the architects were asked to study the early Lake County houses and barns. When it was possible to re-use historic buildings like Byron Colby’s barn, a farmhouse, and a local one-room schoolhouse, that was done. Architects were asked to employ the latest energy-efficient techniques and to keep the houses modest in size.

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