Thirty miles north of Atlanta sits the picturesque town of Milton, Georgia. Known for its equestrian heritage, this north Fulton County town provides its residents with the best of both worlds: historic, rural character within a short distance to nearby Atlanta and other busy urban areas.
Situated in this charming city, with its small town feel, is a Harrison Homes new construction. The homeowners lived intown for several years but were looking for a change of pace. The family of five wanted more space with suburban living. (The lot is over an acre!) Also on the wish list was extra storage and an extensive outdoor area for relaxing and entertaining. For this new build custom home, Harrison Homes collaborated with Design South Interiors on the home design and furnishings. It has 6 bedrooms, 6.5 baths and 7,025 sq. ft. of finished space.
The modern farmhouse kitchen features an oversized island with contrasting white oak cabinets that are both timeless and trendy. Can you spot the refrigerator? It is cleverly hidden in plain sight to keep the focal point on the gorgeous details throughout the room and not the appliances.
The home also features a current 2022 trend with matching details between the custom range hood and fireplace mantel. The hood’s extra details and the Pietra Gray Quartz Ceasarstone beneath the hood add to its unique beauty.
As you move from kitchen to family room, the high cathedral ceiling draws the eye to its rustic beams. The height allows for more windows which means more natural light to illuminate the room’s stunning features. The customized iron shelving flanking the fireplace adds a hint of modern industrial style to contrast with the room’s rustic details.
Tucked away behind the living room is the primary bedroom and bathroom. The placement of the master-on-main offers the homeowners a bit of privacy and separation from their children’s rooms, which are located upstairs. The bedroom also features airy vaulted ceilings with nickel gap wood and a single center beam. Dual vanities, a luxurious soaker tub and spacious shower with ledge wall and 5″ glossy subway tile offer the couple a place to escape and recharge.
The staircase design in the new build home is a moody delight, with black metal railings and shiplap accent walls painted with Sherwin Williams Iron Ore. At the top of the stairs is a shelf, but this is no ordinary shelf. It is a hidden door that leads to a home office, painted floor to ceiling in Sherwin Williams Grays Harbor, a gorgeous moody shade. The high ceiling and multiple windows bring in lots of natural light, allowing the space to feel large and open. The homeowner wanted a private space to work from home and the secret shelf-slash-door is a creative way to add that sense of privacy.
The homeowners wanted extra storage and this new construction home provides plenty. The mudroom features five lockers and cubbyholes, personalized for each member of the family. Adjacent to the mudroom, behind beautiful vintage-style stained sliding doors, are more personalized lockers. Opposite the lockers sits a desk with corkboard to assist in organizing family activities. A few steps down is the full wet bar.
For a family that enjoys entertaining, a wet bar is a must. The wet bar is flanked with additional storage, a mini fridge, wine fridge and shelves to display glassware. The cabinet’s moody shade matches the mudroom and lockers. Follow the stone floor from the wet bar to a set of doors that lead to a covered patio with seating and an outdoor kitchen. This outdoor entertainment space overlooks the pool and large backyard. During those hot Georgia summers, the pool is the perfect addition.
Moving from the top level of the house to the bottom, there is an abundance of room to accommodate a family of five. This finished walkout basement includes the storage the homeowners requested, plus a designated area for the home gym. Of course, we can’t forget the kids, and there is more than enough space to entertain themselves.
The homeowner’s style of timeless yet trendy can be seen through this custom home, with an unlimited amount of show-stopping details and features. Its size creates a special space for each family member plus plenty of room to entertain. It’s a dream home for sure, the kind Harrison Homes prides itself in creating.
History of Milton, GA
Located in north Fulton County, the rural town of Milton, created in 2006, has a long equestrian history spanning over 160 years. In what was formerly known as Milton County, horses were primarily used for working on farms and modes of transportation. The time spent traveling by horseback is much like driving in the Atlanta-area today. While traffic may not look like it does now, the short distance covered over long periods of time certainly paints a similar picture. Farmers would travel roundtrip from home to Atlanta to sell livestock and other wares, sometimes returning home asleep slumped over their saddlebag.
Eventually, economic and environmental setbacks caused Milton County to merge with Fulton County; however, lives would continue to improve as a result of the counties merging. Horseback riding evolved into a recreational activity and competitive sport. In the 1970s, the development of nearby Wills Park Equestrian Center made North Fulton a major draw for the horse community and now hosts multiple horse shows per year. On November 2, 2021, voters approved a multi-million dollar bond that will help update the venue and place the center back in the spotlight for equestrian events.
In January 2022, the Milton Equestrian Committee met to explore priorities to support in the coming year. These included a potential push for new trails and greenspace access for horses and riders. The oldest recognized hunt in Georgia, the Shakerag Hounds, celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2019. Like the Milton Equestrian Committee and other equestrian organizations, the Shakerag is passionate about land conservation. From utilitarian purposes to recreational, horses are one of the many reasons Milton, Georgia a such a special town.
Milton Community & Amenities
What also makes Milton so special are its many local events that bring the community together. One of those events is the Crabapple Festival. Each fall, Crabapple Road is transformed into a bustling market with 100 local antique and art vendors, multiple delicious food options and a big screen for residents to enjoy a major fall staple in the South: football. It’s no wonder this smalltown was ranked number 12 of 50 of the best cities to live in the South by online publication 24/7 Wall St.
Milton Annual Events
- Mayor’s Run Presents: Jog For a Cause
- Milton Community Easter Egg Hunt
- Memorial Day Ceremony
- Independence Day Walking Parade
- Crabapple Fest
- Carvin’ in Crabapple
- Milton Veterans Breakfast
- Christmas in Crabapple & Milton Tree Lighting
- Pancake Breakfast with Santa
Milton is a town full of character. From its rich heritage, larger lots, natural beauty and proximity to Atlanta, there is no shortage of opportunities for luxury living. Let Harrison Homes build that dream home for you.
Schools in Milton
- Birmingham Falls Elementary School
- Cogburn Woods Elementary School
- Crabapple Crossing Elementary School
- Summit Hill Elementary School
- Hopewell Middle School
- Northwestern Middle School
- Cambridge High School
- Milton High School
Nearby Dining & Entertainment
- Crabapple Market
- Avalon ~ 7 miles
- North Point Mall ~ 7.5 miles
- Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Roswell ~11 miles
- Treetop Quest, Dunwoody ~ 16 miles
By Samantha Grundy