The property was incorporated in 1951 as Sugar Hollow Farms, Inc. by two men, Beverly Williams and Samuel Hypes, from the Chicago area. This property, one of the five original houses, was built in 1953-54 at the foot of Little Pisgah Mountain. The landscape, as it exists today, began in 1964. It has been restored and expanded since 1998. Some lawns were returned to woodland; and paths now run through the returned wildflower spaces. Walls, steps, water features and ponds were added to create a natural mountain environment.
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: Guy Osbourne (former owner, 1953); Justus I. and Janet H. Wakelee (former owners); Wallace M. and Isabel R. Hughes (former owners, 1964-1991); Wallace M. Hughes Trust (former owner, 1991-1999); James McMillon (architect of stone and water features, 1998-present); and Douglas Clarke (gardener, 2003-2004).
The folder includes a work sheet, and site map with plant list.