A New Urbanism development that prides itself on imagination is looking toward ancient empires for inspiration in building its next round of housing.

Trilith officials announced today they’re constructing 39 townhomes with Asian and Roman influences in a residential section called the Palmyra collection, after the ancient Syrian city.   

Designed as a hub of artists, storytellers, makers, and other creatives next to Trilith Studios, the second largest production studio in North America, Trilith has sold more than 200 homes since breaking ground in 2017.

Palmyra marks the third collection of terrace homes designed by Lew Oliver, a town planner and residential designer, in association with the Smith2 Architecture + Design firm.

A side view of one townhome in Trilith's forthcoming Palmyra section. Courtesy of Trilith

The Palmyra designs rely on “classical proportions, balanced form, and refined details” to bring a “coordinated clash of east and west styles,” Oliver said in an announcement today.

The two-story townhomes are expected to open in late spring next year. They’re priced from the mid-$700,000s, with between 1,864 and 2,115 square feet.

Each will have three bedrooms, two and ½ bathrooms, and two-car garages, with bedrooms and laundry located upstairs. Expect a combination of stucco, brick, and stone on exteriors, while the Asian and Roman inspiration will show with varied front doors, trim colors, and window sashes, according to project officials.  

Base floors of the new Trilith townhomes. Courtesy of Trilith; designs, Lew Oliver

Palmyra townhomes' second-story floorplans. Courtesy of Trilith; designs, Lew Oliver

The townhomes are meant to “bring another price point option as we seek to accommodate creatives in all stages of their careers,” said Brett Baker, Trilith's director of residential construction.  

Located about 30 miles south of downtown Atlanta, Trilith has been designed to recall a European Village in both form and function. Across the street, blockbusters such as Avengers: Endgame and Ant-Man have filmed at the 1,000-acre Trilith Studios.

Overview of some of Trilith's first finished homes in phase one. Courtesy of Town at Trilith

Elsewhere in the 235-acre residential and commercial district, Trilith’s Town Centre counts a number of opened businesses, including retailers Leyland Blue home furnishings, Green p.s. plant shop, Honeysuckle Gelato, Amici Italian Café, Barleygarden Kitchen and Craft Bar, Hop City, and Piedmont Wellness Center.

A food hall—called simply Trilith Food Hall—has also been announced, along with nine other retailers and restaurants.

The town portion is home to The Forest School, described as a “K-12 micro school with a story-arts focus and learner-driven technology.” A nine-screen, luxury movie theatre is also in the works, having broken ground in early 2020.

In June, Trilith officials announced the community had sold its 200th home.

Eventually, plans call for 750 single-family houses, about 600 multifamily units, and 300 hotel rooms. Interspersed throughout will be 270,000 square feet of retail, restaurants, and offices.   

The 235-acre town is rising from former Fayetteville wheat fields. Courtesy of Town at Trilith

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