Our Design Principles

Traditional Neighborhood Design (TND) is on beautiful display at the Village at Oakland Springs. Like our sister community of Village of Providence in Huntsville, Oakland Springs is already an active, elegant neighborhood of friends and families. It’s a basic tenet of TND: putting pedestrians first and vehicles second. Narrower streets and strategic placement of trees and sidewalks make walking the priority. This is evident in everything we do.

Our homes and homesites have been planned and designed for optimum livability and beauty, with a balance of privacy and connectivity. This is a time-tested method for creating authentic, enjoyable places to live, seen in the most beloved villages and towns of Europe. Here, that old world principle of design blends with a gracious Southern-American style. Front porches, shady sidewalks, and a quiet Americana small town where evening is illuminated by fireflies, and kids laugh and play in the yard after dark.

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Designed for the Ages

The timeless community design found at Oakland Springs has been ages in the making. Our developers had an exceptional model for Oakland Springs—their own Village of Providence, whose master plan was created by world-renowned designers, Andres Duany and Elizabeth Platter-Zyberk of DPZ & Company. As designers of one of the first authentic new towns to be built in the US in the past 50 years—Seaside Florida—the DPZ team was uniquely qualified to author the plans of a truly magical place.

Now, Oakland Springs is recapturing that magic yet again. Visit and feel the unique sense of place that exists here.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES: The scenic streets of Oakland Springs are designed to slow vehicles and encourage walking. Our community is an ideal spot for a morning run or an evening stroll.

Authentic Placemaking

A ‘great place’ is somewhere that feels natural, comfortable and energizing. It brings joy to the people within its bounds. Oakland Springs was carefully designed to be a memorable, inspiring place to visit, to explore, and to call home.

Designed according to the time-tested principles of traditional Urbanism, Oakland Springs offers walkable neighborhoods, a connected movement network, a mix of building styles, open natural spaces and inviting gathering areas. The Village at Oakland Springs combines these principles to create a human-scale, walkable community where daily life is a pleasure.

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NEIGHBORHOOD DESIGN: Distinctly purposed zones create harmony and livability: ‘Open Space,’ ‘Neighborhood Edge,’ ‘Neighborhood General,’ and ‘Neighborhood Center.’

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Harmonious
Home Design

Basic architectural harmonies have been explored and studied since antiquity. The work of the ancient Pythagoreans, their Platonic contemporaries, then Vitruvius, and later, his Renaissance followers dealt strongly with the nature of universal harmonies. They observed that nearly all the harmonies of music, art, and even nature itself are bound up in certain very simple proportions.

Most traditional buildings also reflect these simple proportions, as well as the symmetry of the human form. Oakland Springs showcases these time-tested principles in each residence and structure built here.

ARCHITECTURAL STANDARDS: Residences adhere to our thoughtful architectural standards, ensuring that every structure within our community offers quality and beauty, inside and out.

From Residents & Friends

…in wonderful Madison City Schools district!


These homes are stunning! The community is located in wonderful Madison City Schools district, too! Visit the model homes and take a tour. You will be blown away by the amazing details!

Samantha Cooper

Oakland Springs
2020-12-28T19:20:55+00:00

Samantha Cooper

These homes are stunning! The community is located in wonderful Madison City Schools district, too! Visit the model homes and take a tour. You will be blown away by the amazing details!

A refreshing, different neighborhood…


This is such a beautiful community. I love the quaintness of the homes, fences, and community spaces. Such a refreshing, different neighborhood than most of what is being built!

Lindsey Frank Clements

Oakland Springs
2020-12-30T11:25:32+00:00

Lindsey Frank Clements

This is such a beautiful community. I love the quaintness of the homes, fences, and community spaces. Such a refreshing, different neighborhood than most of what is being built!

A phenomenal concept of small village…


The designer and developer continued a phenomenal concept of small village in a growing city! The builders are excellent and offer our clients a unique style in each home. Village at Oakland Springs offers custom style in a great location!!

Yolanda Mansfield Black

Oakland Springs
2020-12-30T11:27:25+00:00

Yolanda Mansfield Black

The designer and developer continued a phenomenal concept of small village in a growing city! The builders are excellent and offer our clients a unique style in each home. Village at Oakland Springs offers custom style in a great location!!

The location is awesome…


The homes are beautiful in this master planned development. The location is awesome and is only sure to get better. The builders build really quality homes, and the homes are not cookie cutter like most other new neighborhoods. The school system is top notch and very desirable.

David Perkins

Oakland Springs
2020-12-30T11:33:15+00:00

David Perkins

The homes are beautiful in this master planned development. The location is awesome and is only sure to get better. The builders build really quality homes, and the homes are not cookie cutter like most other new neighborhoods. The school system is top notch and very desirable.

The Builders hit a home run…


What an incredible up and coming neighborhood. A truly wonderful area, the builders hit a home run here.

David Wideman

Oakland Springs
2021-02-10T16:36:32+00:00

David Wideman

What an incredible up and coming neighborhood. A truly wonderful area, the builders hit a home run here.
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