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Model Home at Sweet Apple Wins Gold at The Nationals

The Brightwater team is excited to announce that its latest designer-curated model home at the iconic Sweet Apple community in Milton was named Gold Award winner at The Nationals for Best Building Design for a Single Family Detached Model Home (3501 to 4000 square feet). The Nationals, presented annually by the National Association of Home Builders, is the nation’s largest and most prestigious competition for new home communities, home builders and associates. The award for best building design recognizes the home’s masterful architectural and interior design as among the best in the nation. The award-winning Sweet Apple model home is open for touring Saturdays from 10am to 5pm, Sundays from 1pm to 5pm or Monday through Friday by appointment.


Celebrating its one-of-a-kind setting, the model’s stunning modern farmhouse design draws inspiration from nature with a palette of rich textures and lush earthy colors against a backdrop of fresh but cozy white. A bold exterior is clad in fresh farmhouse white siding with a striking accent of vertical siding in a rich wood tone framing the front entrance and large windows above and a cozy corner porch in contrasting black. Inside, the 3700+ square foot design features a first-floor owner’s suite and three additional bedrooms with four and a half baths as well as gracious living areas thoughtfully designed to create an easy, inviting flow that organically connects indoors and out. Like all new homes at Sweet Apple, which is one of the first new residential neighborhoods in Georgia to offer solar standard, the model home also features a solar panel array which both offsets energy costs and acts as a backup power source.


Farmhouse fans will revel in the home’s down-to-earth sophistication where meticulous details and bold accents create interest at every turn. The front entry sets the tone as a classic red door and herringbone floor are paired with farmhouse industrial fixtures and a sleek staircase detailed in natural wood and glass. Just beyond, the main living area leads to focal multi-slider glass panel doors which open up to the outdoor dining area and bathe the space in abundant natural light. Sharp contrasts in black and white mix with touches of earthy green, warm wood and lustrous gold for a comfortably elegant look. The kitchen is a showstopper, combining a sleek white waterfall island and white cabinetry with a sharp black vent hood and hexagonal tile backsplash in a dappling of white, gray and gold veining all the way to the ceiling – all set off by an adjoining breakfast room with walls in deep charcoal trimmed in white. The owner’s suite is a dramatic yet relaxing space with walls in deep charcoal leading up to the soaring ceiling in white accented by custom trim and an eight-light chandelier. Other don’t-miss features include a dedicated tile dog wash in the mudroom, built-in lofted bunk beds in the kids’ room and an enticing outdoor dining area and firepit, perfect for unwinding or entertaining.


Nestled in Milton along Ebenezer Road, Sweet Apple is a neighborhood retreat unlike any other. The community offers acres of green space, protected through a conservation trust, that are home to expanses of preserved trees, native plants and miles of trails as well as a natural lake complete with firepit and fishing dock. Brightwater offers a diverse portfolio of modern farmhouse designs at Sweet Apple priced from $1.8 million to $2 million+. For more information on Brightwater Homes at Sweet Apple or to schedule a tour, visit the community page here or call 470-386-0929.

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