We are pleased to announce our plans for Discovery Days of South Shore, our first neighborhood at McLean. These days will enable prospective homebuyers to tour the property and learn more about the homes planned by our builders, which include John Wieland Homes, Peachtree Residential, McSpadden Custom Homes, Andrew Roby, J. Barwick Construction, Fairwood Residential, Arthur Rutenberg Homes, and New Old Homes.

Many of you have waited patiently as we have worked with these builders on their designs, materials and initial pricing for McLean, plans which have been specifically tailored to the South Shore neighborhood. We appreciate this patience and hope that you will find our plans and setting worth the wait.

Site tours for real estate agents are planned beginning the week of September 15, followed by the first of several “Discovery Day” tours and related activities for prospective homeowners on September 26.

For immediate information and to sign up for our Discovery Day events please contact:

Custom Waterfront Homes in South Shore
Anne Brade      RE/MAX Executive anne@annebrade.com  704.650.4951

John Wieland Homes in South Shore
Mark Wuerthele  mark.wuerthele@jwhomes.com 540-470-0677

Peachtree Residential Homes in South Shor
Lind Goodman lind.goodman@bsinewhomes.com 704.400.3845

Design Team Profile: Harry Schrader


When architect Harry Schrader first saw the McLean property, he remembers being struck by what a “jewel” it was, with extraordinary shoreline and expansive scenic views that were unique along the two major lakes in the region. More than a year later, he is heading an architectural review board charged with using design to showcase the community’s distinctiveness and create an authentic sense of place.

Harry is principal of Schrader Design Inc, a full service architecture firm in Charlotte that specializes in designing truly custom architecture, be it single-family residences, condominiums, or commercial commissions. He has been a practicing architect for almost three decades.

“Great communities and cities nationwide have authenticity through thematic consistency in their architecture,” Harry said. “Our job is to identify and honor a consistent but creative standard, one that will establish a desirable stylistic design direction that is appropriate for the setting and for the homes of McLean.”

Harry believes that direction should reflect the distinguishing architecture found in coastal and lake communities across the United States, characterized by “capturing views, connecting elegantly to the land, and suggesting a consistent design sentiment of living on the water as a way of life.” He also thinks this philosophy at McLean will promote a casual but elegant personality for the community that echoes well the casual charm of nearby Belmont.

The review board will eventually create guidelines for architects and builders to follow in the design and construction of all homes and other buildings in McLean.

Our Green Soul


If the lake is the heart of McLean, then more than 100 acres of preserved green spaces make up the community’s soul. Miles of trails on and around the property interconnect many of our amenities. In addition to trails along the lakeshore and numerous community gardens, McLean is dedicating 10 acres to the city of Belmont for a public park.

Mountain biking trails will be built near the Overlake neighborhood. From our trailhead, residents may enter the splendid Seven Oaks Preserve Trail and hike a 2.8-mile shoreline path through ancient oaks and tulip poplars to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. From there, hikers may continue on the garden’s trails to complete a five-mile loop. Click here for a trail map and here for our master plan.