Circle of Trust

Homeowners who dream of living in a stately historic home but without any of the tiresome maintenance may find an ideal property in Frederick Trust ( The development in historic Druid Hills is anchored by the updated 1922 Georgian Revival-style Smith Mansion, divided into two palatial townhomes with additional carriage house apartments, and four single-family manor houses, all with extravagant architectural details. Developer Phillip Clark ( worked closely with the Druid Hills Civic Association to honor the history of the Olmsted Linear Park-adjacent Ponce de Leon property. Named for famed landscape designer Frederick Olmsted, the grounds feature formal boxwood gardens by landscape architect Graham Pittman, with stone walkways to foster community among residents. This maintenance-free, ultraluxury living is the wave of the future, says Pauline Miller, managing director at Compass Development Marketing Group (, the firm marketing the homes for sale. “This is a way for homeowners to have the experience of living in a historic property that’s brand new, and everything’s maintained [through the condo association],” she says. “It’s just stunning.”