Transplant Claude Monetâ€™s water lilies to Atlanta? Why not, say two developers in the city. A new gated community named Le Jardin, which takes its inspiration from the water garden at Monet’s estate in Giverny, France, is now under construction on the southern fringe of Atlanta. The brainchild of developers Brian Jordan, whoâ€™s also a professional baseball player with the Atlanta Braves, and Stephen Macauley, the project has been blessed by Franceâ€™s Academie des Beaux-Arts and the Fondation Claude Monet. In fact, Gilbert VahÃ©, chief gardener of the estate for more than 30 years, will personally oversee the development of two replica Monet water lily ponds on the site.
The community will include 167 luxury houses, priced from $1.5 to $6 million, and 800 other residences priced from $350,000 to $1.5 million. Public areas and services are to include two clubhouses, an athletic park named after Jordan, retail shops, and 24-hour concierge service.
Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies (The Clouds)”
(Home rendition NOT by Claude Monet)
Source: Developers Seek To Impress by Channeling Monet – By Tim McKeough, Architectural Record