Like the oldest country club in Gwinnett County, the longstanding Trophy Club of Atlanta is swapping fairways, sand traps, and putting greens for residential development.

But unlike the Gwinnett project, where denser multifamily housing is starting to deliver, the former Trophy Club is being converted into housing with PGA-grade price tags and caviar dreams in one of the metro’s most upscale suburban areas.

In formerly rural and bucolic Milton—where roughly 60 homes are currently listed for $2 million or more—The Homestead at Milton is carving up the former links' 180 acres into 30 estate-sized homesites to meet continued demand for luxury OTP living.

The Trophy Club operated for decades here about 30 miles north of Atlanta, with acreage that includes a scenic lake and mature tree canopy.

The implementation of roads at the former Trophy Club of Atlanta golf course. The Homestead at Milton

An updated site plan for Homestead's 30 lots carved from the former golf course. The Homestead at Milton

Homestead reps send word this week the Vision Development Partners project has been named Atlanta Agent Magazine’s Development of the Year in the Atlanta Agents’ Choice Awards category, as determined by thousands of reader votes—a nod to “the unmatched luxury and natural beauty the luxury community offers,” per officials.

So far, nine lots have sold and two more are under contract, according to the project’s website. Sizes of those lots range from 4.3 acres up to more than 8 acres. For context, downtown Atlanta’s Woodruff Park spans 6 acres.

The community’s largest home site—Lot 6—is listed at more than 10 acres.  

A project rep tells Urbanize Atlanta that home sites alone currently range from $900,000 to more than $1 million at Homestead.

Homestead's lot 14, located near a pond. The Homestead at Milton

One Homestead property listed at $7.4 million has been under contract since January.

Architect Stephen Fuller, whose portfolio includes 20 master-planned communities such as Roswell’s Chatham Park, is designing. But homebuyers are free to bring their own architects and builders to the table, according to project officials.

Overall, it’s being marketed as a once-in-a-generation opportunity. (For those with generational wealth.)

Vision Development Partners, an Atlanta-based residential and commercial firm, is leading development. Their current portfolio includes something totally different: a relatively dense, walkable community a block from Alpharetta City Center called 1858.

The Homestead at Milton project's 15135 Hopewell Road location in north metro ATL. Google Maps


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