Alpharetta’s Larkspur reinvents the “active adult” concept

The neighborhood focuses on “buyers that are trading in their large family homes”
Larkspur

Photograph by Doug Sindelar

Edward Andrews Homes’ Alpharetta community, Larkspur, is a new take on the “active adult” formula. Its target market is “a generation of buyers that are trading in their large family homes and entering a new chapter lived on their own terms,” says Caroline Simmel, senior vice president of marketing. Most innovative is the neighborhood’s “modern farmhouse” ranch-style architecture evocative of Texas Hill Country or, perhaps more precisely, HGTV’s Joanna Gaines. Think shiplap walls, barn doors, beamed ceilings, marble kitchen islands, walk-in pantries, and outdoor fireplaces—all contained on one level, except for optional loft or basement spaces. The pastoral theme extends to the grounds, where Vegetable Hill boasts a community garden and Winter Vale Dressage is listed as the closest recreational facility. Closer to Vickery Village than Avalon, homes start at 2,450 square feet, with prices from the high $300s.

This article originally appeared in our Spring 2017 issue of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME.