ATLANTA, April 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pinewood Forrest, an innovative mixed-use community south of Atlanta in Fayetteville, Georgia, today announced it has released the community's first home sites for reservation on Saturday, April 22. Through a pioneering reservation system and groundbreaking virtual reality technology, Pinewood Forrest is offering interested homebuyers across the country and internationally an equal opportunity to purchase a home within the community.

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The first group of residences released at Pinewood Forrest - Phase 1A - comprises 50 home sites. Featured floorplans designed by nationally renowned planner Lew Oliver range from 1,214 – 3,880 square feet, with homes priced from $349,900 to $1+ million. A team of four custom home builders from the Atlanta area – 10/23 Construction, Brightwater Homes, McKinney & Son Builders and Redwood Homes – will manage the construction.  The Pinewood Forrest Sales & Experience Center is located across the street from the community in the Pinewood Production Centre at 461 Sandy Creek Road.

Homebuyers can experience the lifestyle and housing options available at Pinewood Forrest even before residential construction begins through virtual reality. Pinewood Forrest is the first large scale mixed-use community in the nation to use virtual reality home tours to bring floorplans to life for buyers across all home types and price points. Enabled by Atlanta-based TRICK 3D’s Floorplan Revolution technology, the Pinewood Forrest Real Estate website offers life-like photo-real virtual walk throughs and video tours of every available home plan, as well as greenspaces and gardens.

“No other residential development of this size and scope is utilizing virtual reality to showcase all their properties at all price points. "This is just one example of our commitment to fully leverage technology to build one of the smartest, sustainable communities in the country,” said Rob Parker, president of Pinewood Forrest. “Home shopping by nature is an immersive, interactive experience. It should be that way online too.”

Multifamily Homes
As part of the residential offerings in Pinewood Forrest, the community today announced its multifamily development partner. A strategic partnership between Capstone Companies, Comer Companies and Woodford Capital, Pinewood Forrest Multifamily Partners will develop and operate its first Atlanta-area multifamily housing project after playing key roles in the development of communities including Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach and WaterSound, luxury seaside communities along Scenic Highway 30A in Florida’s Panhandle. 

Designed by Birmingham’s Nequette Architecture & Design, the multifamily flats will sit above the street level in the community’s Village Square. The street level will feature restaurants, retail shops, artisan studios and galleries, along with a private clubhouse for the residents. Floors two through four will house the residential apartments; parking will be in garages behind the buildings and screened from view. The first phase of multifamily flats is currently under design and will be delivered in 2019.

“We are enthusiastic about the vision of Pinewood Forrest. Our team is very market-focused, so we tend to design product types to match the creativity of the environment and the people that will inspire it. Being located in the shadow of Pinewood Atlanta Studios gives us a tremendous amount to work with. I know these flats will bring an experience that is unmatched in Atlanta today,” said John Acken, executive vice president of Pinewood Forrest Multifamily Partners.

Green Building Program
Focused on minimizing environmental impact wherever possible, the development team at Pinewood Forrest, in partnership with its Builders Guild and the Coweta-Fayette EMC, has developed a set of best-in-class green building standards more stringent and streamlined than existing national certification programs.   Furthering the community’s commitment to environmental stewardship, Pinewood Forrest will be the first development of its scale in the U.S. that utilizes geothermal exclusively throughout all the residences.  All homes in Pinewood Forrest are required to meet the rigorous components of the program, which include ground source heat pumps, total zip sheathing insulation, whole-house mechanical ventilation and other criteria designed to improve indoor air quality and reduce energy and water consumption.

“From day one we’ve been focused on creating a community that we hope will ultimately produce more energy than it uses,” says Parker. “We will continue to focus on this initiative, seeking out new resources and building practices that will set Pinewood Forrest up as a model for sustainable, livable communities nationwide.”

About Pinewood Forrest:
Pinewood Forrest is a 234-acre master planned residential and mixed-use development located 24 miles south of Atlanta, adjacent to Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville, Georgia. Envisioned as a haven for storytellers and creatives, the new urbanist community is a contemporary concept in suburban living. The Pinewood Forrest development team is led by Fayetteville native and Chick-fil-A CEO Dan T. Cathy. Early partners in the project include hotel operator Hay Creek Hotels, residential marketing firm Ansley Atlanta Real Estate and a Builders Guild comprised of four top home builders in the Atlanta area. 

Adrienne Heintz