Purchased in 2005
Purchased in 2005 by Jerry and Kim Fink, Hillwood Farms has become the home to Advanced Engineering Inc. The historic campus features four buildings; a farmhouse, barn, cottage, and garage. Jerry set his sights on the vintage, 1700’s stone barn to be his company’s headquarters. He had a distinct vision to design a work space that expressed creativity and ingenuity in every detail. During the renovation project, Jerry performed all of the design and handled the management of the construction, as well as rolling up his own sleeves to help. The final product of this historic restoration is an award winning space that highlights the exceptional features of the building while creating a comfortable work environment. Jerry’s mindful design allowed the space to maintain its historic essence by integrating new functions with existing elements of the building.
Jerry also renovated the other three buildings on the campus, which have become a hub of creative culture. The first floor of the barn is home to a children’s music company called Makin’ Music, offering classes, day camps, and birthday parties. The cottage features Rockdale Music, a rock school for children, teens, and adults. Laminar Concepts occupies the 4,000 square foot garage, where Jerry and Derek design and build race cars. The historic farmhouse is home to Sage Farmhouse, an elegant, intimate rental space that provides a venue for weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, and birthday parties.