Heritage Harbor, Ottawa’s luxury waterfront community, is pleased to announce a partnership with the award-winning, Chicago-based architecture firm Nicholas Design Collaborative for its newest addition of homes, the Flite Series. Ground breaks on this exciting new project Tuesday, May 27.

Bringing modern sophistication to Heritage Harbor’s existing fleet of Cape Cod and Nantucket-style homes, the Flite Series features four state of the art, glass-abundant townhomes situated directly along the Illinois River.

Peter Nicholas – who founded his collaborative in 1989 after working with esteemed Chicago firms Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and Booth/Hansen and Associates – introduces farmhouse vernacular in bringing the Flite Series to life. Named after the area’s famed eagle sightings, each home boasts dual, floor-to-ceiling glass windows covering the front and rear expanse, offering mirror-like views to the spectacular scenic river, located just steps away.

The new construction town-homes feature a distinctive layout, with two-car garages positioned in front of each home. Picturesque walkways guide the way to the front entrance, and a 4-foot wooden fence borders lush front yards and ensures the utmost privacy for homeowners.

Once inside, the spacious interior includes three levels of comfortable living space filled with an abundance of natural light. Homes include two-three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open dining room, living room, versatile flex space and a galley kitchen with an 8-foot marble island.

“We are moved by the vision that Peter and his team have brought to this project,” said Heritage Harbor’s visionary and developer Tom Heimsoth. “They bring a holistic approach to modern design that seamlessly blends with the untouched natural surroundings of Starved Rock Country. We think our current and future homeowners will appreciate the stunning look of the Flite Series and the aesthetic it will add to our waterfront community.”
All homes in the Flite Series are designed with low-maintenance composite materials –
including Austrian-imported laminate wood floors, cable railings, natural stone fireplaces and furnishings and stainless steel appliances.

The two homes flanking the series include vast, wrap-around windows and an additional first level master suite, showcasing stunning views of the Illinois River. The two end units of the series provide a 2,966 square foot living space and the interior units offer a 2,578 square foot space.

“It was easy to find inspiration here,” said Peter Nicholas. “We believe in utilizing materials and construction techniques that express the individuality of the homeowner. Those who buy at Heritage Harbor draw inspiration from the lush greenery, the wildlife and all the pleasures of living on the water. These homes capture and celebrate those elements.”

The Flite Series is developed by Entre Partners, who will debut the first townhome in October 2014. Homes are available for purchase now, with prices starting at $415,000. For more information, please contact Tammy Barry at (815) 433-5000.

About Nicholas Design Collaborative
Nicholas Design Collaborative is a holistic practice dedicated to the art of design and construction. For over 24 years, NDC have created environments that enhance people’s lives at home and in the workplace. Led by owner, Peter Nicholas, the firm’s portfolio spans from homes to corporate offices and event venues across the Chicagoland area. For more information, visit www.nicholasdc.com.

About Entre Partners
Entré Partners was founded on the principle of developing properties that are contextual by incorporating a design aesthetic that is sensitive to the site and it’s surroundings, the environment and the community while offering a modern and exciting vernacular. Entré Partner’s principal, Cary B. Kerbel, is a licensed architect with 30 years of experience who strives to create living and working environments that offer a harmonious blend of innovative design, quality construction and value pricing.