Continuing a pandemic-era pattern seen across the metro, demand has been all but insatiable for the closest townhomes to Howell Mill Road to pop up during Atlanta’s decade-long, ongoing development cycle, according to sellers.

Priced between $680,000 and more than $1 million, the first six-unit phase of townhomes at West Midtown’s The Interlock mixed-use district sold out “almost instantly,” according to Christa Huffstickler, founder and CEO of Engel and Völkers Atlanta, which is marketing the project.

Two-bedroom options at the Monte Hewett project have begun with just shy of 1,900 square feet—hardly sprawling townhomes by Atlanta standards.

The Howell Mill Road corridor is attracting buyer interest from “a unique demographic, ranging from established professionals who are drawn to urban lifestyles to empty-nesters… looking to get a first taste of city life after relocating from the suburbs,” said Huffstickler in a recent announcement. “We expect sales to continue to soar.”

Plans for the Interlock townhome's second phase. Courtesy of Monte Hewett Homes

Not surprisingly, the brokerage has opened presales for the next phase of Interlock townhomes, with similar pricing.

Deliveries are expected to start in April, with homes ranging between 1,867 and 2,827 square feet. But this time, all units will have either three or four bedrooms, per project leaders.

Eventually, 41 Interlock townhomes will be built in an L-shaped node of six buildings, between the new Windsor Interlock apartments and Star Metals Offices.

The Interlock townhomes site plan for current and future phases. From this angle, Howell Mill Road runs vertical at left. Courtesy of Monte Hewett Homes/Interlock

Interlock—an open-container, social hub where Howell Mill Road meets 14th Street—is home to a growing slate of restaurants, Atlanta’s first Puttshack, the Bellyard hotel, and offices that will soon include Airbnb’s East Coast tech base.

The Interlock's townhomes come with one of “four distinct finish collections,” named the Howell, Interlock, Westside, and West Midtown, each designed to “meet the sophisticated and contemporary tastes of intown buyers,” according to sellers.

A kitchen and dining combo in the smallest available floorplan, The Berkeley, as seen in a rendering. Courtesy of Monte Hewett Homes

Forthcoming townhomes will have front and rear patios, rooftop terraces on the fourth floor, and interior perks such as quartz countertops and Sterling Performa tubs.  

Elsewhere around the city, Monte Hewett sold out a pocket of townhomes with skyline views in nearby Loring Heights, and the company is building 22 more units on the flipside of town, where Ormewood Park meets East Atlanta. North of Atlanta, the homebuilder is also adding to residential sections—both townhomes and standalone houses—at Forsyth County’s ever-evolving Halcyon district.

Before/after: The remarkable transformation of Atlanta's Howell Mill corridor (Urbanize Atlanta)