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The Future of Serenbe

Three years ago, it was hard to visualize Steve Nygren’s plans for Serenbe’s future neighborhood, Mado. Flash forward to present day, where 87 homes are not only built but occupied, and more homes and businesses pop up every day, now it’s hard to picture Mado as just forests with potential.  A Creek Indian word for "life in balance," Mado's focus is health and wellness, with a look and feel all its own. 

Cover: Serenbe Swim Club opened in Summer 2018, with memberships available to Serenbe residents. Above: One Mado Building, Summer 2018. Photos by Richie Gill Photography.

Cover: Serenbe Swim Club opened in Summer 2018, with memberships available to Serenbe residents. Above: One Mado Building, Summer 2018. Photos by Richie Gill Photography.

Inspired by Steve’s trip to Scandinavia, the wellness-focused neighborhood houses 150 residents, offers an array of new housing choices and amenities and has become a model for wellness real estate developments. Mado has even been featured in publications and research, such as the recent Global Wellness Institute research report, “Build Well To Live Well.”

Mado has brought in new retail and services thanks to the 30,000 sq. ft. One Mado commercial building, an eco-friendly showhome – the Naturally, Danny Seo House, a resident-only Swim Club and new culinary offerings sprouting from both the ground in the medicinal garden and the kitchen, with Halsa restaurant. 

 
Aerial of Mado neighborhood showing Serenbe Swim Club and One Mado build sites.

Aerial of Mado neighborhood showing Serenbe Swim Club and One Mado build sites.

The first homeowner in Mado moved in Spring 2017. By the end of the year, more than 42 homes were under contract.

And Serenbe continues to grow. In the works are 150 new homes and offices from Selborne and Swann Ridge to Grange and Mado. Design duo Cecelia Winston and Steve Dray of Serenbe Planning and Design are taking the helm in drafting the streetscapes and many of the homes and live-work units in Mado.

Serenbe is also enlisting a variety of builders to help craft distinct and healthy homes for the neighborhood. Expect to see French Provincial, modern & minimal, colonial and some Italian hill town homes built by Minerva, 10/23 Construction, South Haven and McKinney Builders. South Haven will build the 2019 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Designer Showhouse, which will rise up three houses down from the 2018 Naturally, Danny Seo House in Mado.

 
Mado’s four Manor Homes are all available and surround concrete cubes that were inspired by the interior courtyard of the Palais Royale in Paris, France. Photo by Richie Gill Photography

Mado’s four Manor Homes are all available and surround concrete cubes that were inspired by the interior courtyard of the Palais Royale in Paris, France. Photo by Richie Gill Photography

Walk the cobblestone streets through the Manor Homes archway to see the Anders Walk cottages, which overlook the Mado woods. Photo by Richie Gill Photography.

Walk the cobblestone streets through the Manor Homes archway to see the Anders Walk cottages, which overlook the Mado woods. Photo by Richie Gill Photography.

Only a couple Scandinavian Row Houses remain in Mado. Photo by Richie Gill Photography.

Only a couple Scandinavian Row Houses remain in Mado. Photo by Richie Gill Photography.

Swann Ridge British Cottages artist rendering by Cindy Cox.

Swann Ridge British Cottages artist rendering by Cindy Cox.

See what’s coming up in all our neighborhoods by visiting serenberealestate.com, or book an appointment.