Get to know Georgia’s most creative community of homes, Trilith.
A private residence featuring Bermudian architecture; photo by Patrick Heagney
The saying “Seeing is believing” is especially true of The Town at Trilith, a new urbanist community where creativity sits at the heart of everyday life. A 235-acre development, Town at Trilith is located in Fayetteville, adjacent to the largest purpose-built film studios in North America. At the fiber of Trilith’s being is the love of modern life, homes with smaller footprints that match desires of home buyers of all ages, environmental stainability, green streets and alleys that promote pedestrianism—you name it. And you truly have to visit Trilith to understand the immense magic of a place that was intentionally designed to inspire creativity, first evident in the quietness of the community. This is due largely in part to the geothermal technologies that power all the homes. Trilith is committed to environmental stainability by building incredibly efficient homes that use the earth for both heating and cooling—making it one of the quietest communities in the country. There are many things that are more efficient and, simply put, more beautiful here.
The architecture of the town is inspired by Europe’s walkable and picturesque villages, adding a modern twist and a little bit of Hollywood dazzle while never losing its commitment to authenticity. Trilith offers a variety of home types including 600 multifamily units, 750 single family homes and small footprint micro homes. With homes ranging from $500,000 to $2.5 million, Trilith offers more than 20 floor plans, from 500 to 5,000 square feet. “Designing and building modern homes that live exceptionally well yet appear timeless is truly an art,” says Rob Parker, president of Town at Trilith. “Our architects took design cues from all over the world.” The community itself is woven together by a system of walkways and what they call “pocket parks,” green spaces that are surrounded by these homes. Every home is either on or within a block of a park. In fact, 51% of the development is dedicated to green space and is currently home to over 1,000 trees. Ultimately, the community will consist of 750 homes; 600 multifamily units; 300 boutique hotel rooms; and about 500,000 square feet of retail, restaurants, commercial and office space. All homes are being sold exclusively in partnership with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia, with significant demand creating a waiting list for new homes.
Moon gate portal by CWA Landscape Architecture; photo courtesy of Trilith
Formerly Pinewood Atlanta Studios, Trilith Studios is home to blockbuster films like Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: No Way Home and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2; TV shows WandaVision, Loki, Love Is Blind season one, Family Feud season 23; and more. Th e studios encompass a 700-acre site with a 400-acre backlot, and feature over 1 million square feet of productions facilities, with 24 soundstages, 40 on-site production vendors and 75,000 square feet of stages, including stages that are equipped for virtual production technologies. Most recently, Trilith began working with NEP Virtual Studios to build a permanent Prysm Stage facility, a space that will allow teams to iterate on visual effects and CG enhancements in real time. In addition, the area is home to University of Georgia’s MFA screenwriting program and the Georgia Film Academy’s largest campus.
A view of some of the community’s OBIE Award-winning homes; photo courtesy of Trilith
A trilith is a structure consisting of two large vertical stones supporting a third horizontal stone. This might conjure the iconography of Stonehenge and is emblematic of the community’s three pillars of creativity: storytelling, purpose-built places, and emerging technology that supports great storytelling. The lifestyle at Trilith is positioned to foster creativity, but it’s not just a place for creatives; residents come from all walks of life—from pilots to first responders to actors and filmmakers. Located 20 minutes from the world’s busiest airport, residents have quick access to jump on a plane and are only a short drive from Atlanta’s nightlife. In addition, residents can enjoy a 60,000-square-foot fitness facility they call Piedmont Wellness Center, and children in the community will attend The Forrest School, a K-12 microschool that emphasizes story-arts and leaner-drive technology. Already opened are some amazing restaurants like Amici, Woodstone Bakery and Cafe, and Hop City/Barley Garden, alongside retail like Green P.S., Edwin Jarvis, Native Collective, Leyland Blue and more. “People love being able to walk anywhere in the community within in 10 minutes, including restaurants, shopping, hotels and so much more,” says Parker. 290 Heatherden Ave.; 461 Sandy Creek Road, Fayetteville, trilith.com