We check in on Trilith—formerly Pinewood Forest—and its bevy of updates.
Atlanta-based urbanist designer Lew Oliver is behind Trilith’s stylish look.
Trilith’s (trilith.com) tag line is “Trilith is a place where makers live, create and inspire the world,” which encapsulates pretty dang well what the community stands for. Previously known as Pinewood Forest, this live-work campus originally was intended to serve nearby Pinewood Atlanta Studios (now Trilith Studios), but has since morphed into a place where anyone seeking a creative community is welcome. You may be wondering about the name—as part of the rebranding, it was paramount to find something that connected its residents to its ideals. Says Rob Parker, president and CEO of Town at Trilith, “Trilith is an architectural term that refers to a three-stone structure (two verticals and one horizontal) that creates a doorway or passageway. The most famous example is Stonehenge. We see a trilith as a passageway or portal to creativity and imagination, and feel it authentically describes what we are creating here.”
Green space makes up over half of the live-work campus
Film and television work is still predominant among its residents. “We have been attracting artists, storytellers, entrepreneurs and makers from all over the country,” notes Parker. “We have stunt doubles, actors, directors and others who are choosing Georgia and Trilith as their destination for work in the film industry.” However, anyone who is in a creative field or wants to be surrounded by creatives is welcome to the almost 1,000-acre campus, which is done in the new urbanist style, with notable designer Lew Oliver behind the look and feel of the community. Over 50% of Trilith is devoted to green space.
Most of the community’s residents are creatives due to its proximity to Trilith Studios.
Here’s what to expect as a resident: an almost unheard of 20-minute commute to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; a collection of restaurants and shops such as Hop City/Barleygarden Kitchen and Archer Paper; over 15 miles of nature trails; and a school, a gym and even a campus of the Georgia Film Academy. “We are opening another 160 multifamily units in 2021, along with 90 new homes, including microhomes and canopy homes (treehouses),” says Parker, providing endless options for whichever way Trilith residents choose to live. (Prices range from $200,000 to $2 million.) While the last year has certainly changed the way we live, work and play, those who have chosen Trilith can say that they’ve already settled into a different, new way of life. Maybe it’s time we joined them.
Photography by: Courtesy of Trilith