A Franklin-based development firm today announced its newest project, a nearly 600-acre, 68-home community, called Wyelea.

West Harpeth Partners plans to begin infrastructure development on the property, whict sits in Franklin near the intersection of Mack Hatcher Parkway and Del Rio Pike, next year. The company will build out the communal amenities and infrastructure.

Future residents will buy prepared lots and work with Wyelea Design Guild — a collection of architects and builders — to design their home. West Harpeth Partners will also offer a limited number of custom home designs.

“Over the years, we’ve studied destinations, architecture and experiences around the world which have helped us cultivate a refined and timeless vision for Wyelea,” Trevor Cross, president of West Harpeth Partners, said in a press release. “We’ve been methodical in reaching this point to ensure Wyelea is rooted in nature and our values. The collection of the talent working on this project is truly unique and demonstrate our commitment to developing the highest quality asset possible.”

The 68 home sites will range from 10 acres to less than one.

The community will feature multiple amenities including:

  • Equestrian facilities
  • Lawn and racquet sports
  • Sauna, steam room, salt room and plunge pools
  • Fitness facilities including movement and training studios with personal training
  • Farm-to-table dining, including a restaurant, bars and a speakeasy lounge
  • Community gardens and lawns
  • Activity facilities including basketball court, climbing wall, golf simulator and kids’ room
  • Trail system
  • Resort-style swimming pool
  • Lake for swimming, paddleboarding and canoeing
  • Fishing spots along the Harpeth River, as well as kayak and canoe launches

West Harpeth Partners acquired the 570-acre parcel of land for $28.13 million in 2021, according to Williamson County deeds.
Of that land, 200 acres have been placed in a conservation easement with the Land Trust For Tennessee, and more than half of the entire property will be preserved as open space.

“It was not our intent to develop the property, but the idea of a low-impact community with equestrian facilities really spoke to us,”

Orrin Ingram, the property’s previous owner and CEO of Ingram Industries, said in a press release. “Our family has championed land conservation for many years, so the opportunity to place a substantial portion of the land into a conservation easement was important to us. We couldn’t be happier with the plan that the development team has brought forth?’

West Harpeth Partners is working with Pfeffer Torode Architecture and Daniel Communities, an Alabama-based development firm that has designed resorts and communities around the country.

The company has also engaged Charlotte, North Carolina-based LandDesign to lead land planning and landscape architecture, and the local office of Benesch as the civil engineer.