Once Upon a Time

The success of Trilith (formerly known as Pinewood Forest), the idyllic planned community in Fayette County, sounds like the stuff of storybooks. Propelled by sustained demand from the first phase, the New Urbanist town has begun construction on phase two, which draws inspiration from Germany’s Black Forest region. “It has a fairy-tale twist; it’s playful with pops of color that contrast with dark and natural woods,” explains Rob Parker, president of Trilith development. “It adds a bit of a fantasy kind of experience, which fits with the storytelling that happens across the street,” he says, referring to the Trilith Studios (formerly Pinewood Atlanta Studios), one of the largest purpose-built film, TV and music facilities in North America. 

The community is designed to hit that Goldilocks sweet spot: not too big, not too small, but just right. “It feels like the right scale and the right approach at the right time for people who are coming out of an urban environment, but who still want an urban experience,” Parker explains. He adds that, thanks to a community plan inspired by quaint European villages, all manner of amenities—including nearly 300,000 square feet of retail, restaurant, fitness, office and entertainment space—are within a 10-minute walk of the homes. It gives residents the outdoor elements of a rural environment with the perks of living in town.



The second phase of development is underway at Trilith, formerly known as Pinewood Forest and designed by town planner Lew Oliver. All of the new custom, single-family, canopy and micro homes will be within walking distance to community amenities and Trilith Studios.

Total new residences in the second of a three-phase vision

Available floor plans—ranging from two to four bedrooms and 1,200 to 2,600 square feet—included in the 22 single-family village homes being built along High Street

Total square feet of space in the micro homes, designed by Jefferson Browne and Brett Baker 

Custom homes in The Enclave, a gated community designed by architect Keith Summerour, each priced in the high $1 million to $3 million range

Acres in the total master-planned residential and mixed-use development

Restaurants planned for when the community is complete

Swimming pools planned: one for Trilith residents and one for the Premiere Lofts residents

Additional homes projected to be added to the community in phase three 

Residents the finished community will accommodate when complete