The Hiddenview development began construction in Spring 2022 and aims to be completed with the Cottages by Spring/Summer 2023. The Homes have just begun foundtaions.
Wintz Company has built over 200 homes over the past 30 years including two projects for which they have received the Gold Nugget Award from the Pacific Coast Builders Conference for “Best Small Home Project”. Hiddenview Cottages and Homes won the Golden Nugget Merrit Award for Best Infill Site Plan of 2022.
Hiddenview Cottages and Homes are two unique developments but both share the bond of community through beautifully designed common spaces. The cottages provide a smaller more intimate setting for those looking to downsize and enjoy the privacy of their own home with the benefits of a neighborhood community. The homes provide a brand-new product type to the market – Large, beautifully designed homes that look onto central gardens and share a common space with other homeowners. Each home and cottage within the neighborhood is unique, yet stylistically they harmonize with each other. The individuality of each home fosters a bond and identity that each homeowner enjoys as a participant in the community.
In order to reduce the amount of surface area dedicated to cars we reduced the amount of land required for auto circulation and are using detached and grouped garages on the Cottages. On the Cottages site, each resident will have one 12’ x 22’ detached and enclosed garage space. The Cottage garages, owned and maintained by the HOA and built on the “common” lot, will be assigned to those residents living closest to that specific garage. Additionally, on the Cottage side of the project, there will be 9 unassigned spaces that are designated for residents and three designated guest spaces.
The six larger homes have been designed with attached garages. Five of the six have a standard two car garage and one home has an oversized one-car garage with another detached one-car garage adjacent to the house. In addition, there is room to park two cars in each driveway. There are also 14 guest parking spaces near the entrance.
A small neighborhood with a common central grassy area, layers of privacy and personal space that are often absent in a more “typical” subdivision. A resident arriving home or a guest coming to visit enters the garden path leading to the sidewalk that borders the commons “green”, then up the individual walk that leads to the home’s porch and front door.
Within the Cottages, the privacy layers continue with active spaces in the front toward the common green, private spaces in the backyard, and active and passive sides to each house so that residents can get as much space out of each home as possible and maximize privacy.
The Homes also share a private center green, an ornamental garden that includes seating areas. The front door of each home faces this detailed common area that provides a constantly changing seasonal display. The center common area as well as the grounds surrounding the homes will be maintained by the Home Owner’s Association. Three of the Homes have a small enclosed rear yard that will be the responsibility of the homeowner to landscape and maintain.
The first line of defense for personal security is a strong network of neighbors who know and care for one another. Although we enjoy a very safe city here in Pullman, when kitchens, dining and living room areas look onto the shared common areas, a stranger is more noticeable, and neighbors can be easily called in an emergency.
Homes and Cottages – To provide greater privacy between each residence, the homes “nest” together: the “open” or active side of one house faces the “closed” or passive side of the next one to it. The open side has large windows facing its side yard whereas the closed side has obscured or high windows, if any. This arrangement allows another measure of privacy and more outside personal space.
Cottages only – Along with this active/passive planning goes Use Easements that allow the active side of one house to include the narrow and unusable side yard of the neighbor. This consolidation makes one useful 10’+ side-yard out of two five-foot side yards with a fence dividing them. The Use Easement is granted for landscaping and general yard use (nothing can be built in it) and the Grantor has the right to enter the Easement in order to maintain his house. A clear description of what a Grantee can and cannot do in the Use Easement will be detailed in the neighborhood Covenants.
The Hiddenview Cottages HOA and the Hiddenview Homes HOA shall be formed according to Washington State laws for the maintenance of the common areas and enforcement of the CC&Rs. The HOAs shall be overseen by the Developer until such time as each group of homes are at least 50% sold and occupied and a willing group can be formed from the new homeowners to operate each of the HOAs. The HOAs will be responsible for maintaining all improvements, specific to the HOA or in some cases shared with the neighboring HOA, in the Common Area including: landscape, hardscape paved areas, the exterior of the garages, snow removal and any other items identified by the HOA as maintenance of the Common Areas for $160 per month.