Hello, and thank you for your interest in our backyard wilderness.
Recently, after more than 30 years of stewardship, Aileen Drew decided it was time to sell her 50 acre estate at 1279 Lakeview Road.
During the time leading up to her decision, I had been helping Mrs. Drew with property maintenance as it became too much for her to care for alone in the years following her husband Walter’s passing. The land, the lake, the trees, and the wildlife were all captivating, and the thought of a developer coming in and turning the property into a typical residential community was too much to bear. We’ve all seen that around here too many times! So, at the end of 2016, I bought the property and began exploring ways to: 1. preserve the forest and 2. build community.
Mr. and Mrs. Drew’s 50 acres are part of nearly 100 acres of hardwood forest and wilderness uncommon in Gwinnett County today. I’ve been playing in these woods making memories since 1992 and, like many of you, I’m concerned about the future of our community. A lot has changed in the past two decades, and while I’m sure there have been positive changes, our common measures for scoring quality of life seem to have dwindled a bit.
I’m certainly not a real estate developer and my resume can better be described as circular than linear. Therefore, I’m assembling a team of talented and creative professionals to help me create a plan for the property. This plan will afford opportunities for building community while at the same time allowing us to preserve our backyard wilderness, protecting it for future generations to enjoy.
If you’d like to keep up to date on the latest concepts emerging, sign up to received emails and I’ll keep you updated. Thanks for your patience and support as we carefully plan for the future of this precious piece of Georgia countryside. It is my privilege and honor to be the next steward of this great space. I’ll try not to let you down.