Since the first shovel of red dirt was lifted out of the ground for the development of Pinewood Studios in Fayetteville in 2013, Fayette County has been alive with new growth and fresh ideas. None is fresher than Pinewood Forest. Have you driven past there lately? New homes and spaces pop up overnight. Go a week or more and it seems an entire street of roof lines is created. The excitement isn’t just building anymore, it’s here! But what makes this community so different, so desirable? One word… juxtaposition.
I love the mix of salty and sweet. One of my favorite snacks is Chicago blend popcorn, a mix of cheddar cheese and caramel in the same bite. The juxtaposition of flavors satisfies my love of diversity for my taste buds. Pinewood Forest is providing the same satisfaction for the senses in its eclectic approach to living. President, Rob Parker, recently wrote in his blog that the community is both
- Urban & Rural
- Classic & Modern
- Simple & Complex
- Active & Relaxing
- Connected & Private
- Remarkable & Attainable
- Gritty & Glamorous
That is exactly what you will see as you drive down any of Pinewood Forest’s streets. You will find residents out for sunset walk or lying on a hammock. They may be floating in the newly completed community pool or throwing a football in one of the lush green spaces. There are natural stone pathways interlaced with soft greenery and dainty flora. Homes of brick and wood and concrete and stucco with German schmears sprinkled around. And just wait until the new shops and restaurants open in the coming months. Braise is a new Asian-American, fine-dining meets casual concept by James Beard Grant winner Tanya Jiminez and Michael Le. Hop City & Barley Garden is more than just a beer bar… it's all about finding your next sudsy favorite while eating delicious, hand-held foods and salads. And Honeysuckle Gelao, a luxury cinema and Pancake Social... need I say more? Not to mention the plethora of housing choices. There are 6 micro-homes ranging from 318 to 556 square feet. Town homes listing in the $400's on up to million dollar plus estates. Something for anyone and everyone, even if you are just driving through looking at front door-scapes, there is beauty in design everywhere.
Realtor Tonya Jones, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, says that her "current clients decided they wanted more space but loved the neighborhood so much that they are selling and moving down the street!" How many communities are creating resale among their own residents?! Ms. Jones' listing, 110 3rd Street is listed at $799,000. It is 2863 square feet of true beauty. It even has a scullery off the kitchen. Who wouldn't want to say they had a scullery? The home's soft colors and textures mixed with hard finishes of concrete and stone are what Parker refers to as Classic & Modern. I call them perfection.
It is a feast for the senses at every turn and one cannot deny that Pinewood Forest is ready for its beautiful close up.