All residents in Trout Valley must belong to the
area Homeowners' Association and abide by the association deed restrictions. It
is a requirement of owning property in the neighborhood. The Association
collects a semi-annual dues payment from all of its members. The amenities and
the common property are owned by the Association which is run by a Board of
Directors. The Trout Valley Association is the lifeblood of the community.
brothers Don and Norm Maxon, Barrington architects, came to inspect the Curtiss
Farms property for possible development. A close look at the well preserved and
impeccable grounds convinced the Maxons that the property fit their plans for a
unique concept in residential living.
Maxon's dream focused on constructing homes in a fashion that would conserve
the environment. Two previous owners of the land had preserved it as a special
place. Any development must protect that priority. Their concept simply
mandated that whatever was built here would be in harmony with the land, the
trees, and the contour of the site. The glue that held the concept together was
the Trout Valley deed restrictions and the establishment of the Trout Valley