Longtime Atlanta real estate observers may recall the days when a newly built duplex around intown neighborhoods was rare, if not an oddity.
But the latest proof that 2014—roughly when the city’s duplex craze started—is ancient history comes at a construction site in Home Park, where a million-dollar, semi-detached venture is half-sold months before it’ll be ready for inhabitation.
A block north of the Silver Skillet diner and just south of Atlantic Station, the WilliamMark Designs project will rise four stories on a ridge overlooking Midtown where modern-style houses with enviable views have been popping up since pre-Great Recession times.
Unit B was listed last week at $1 million even, which gets four bedrooms in 2,871 square feet (breakdown: $348 per square foot).
Unit A, also priced at $1 million, is under contract. Construction has started and is expected to wrap by year’s end, per marketers.
The homebuilder has completed or is building nearly 20 duplexes from West Midtown to Edgewood and Candler Park, with a similarly sized offering that’s fully under contract in Old Fourth Ward listing for more ($1.15 million).
A chief draw of this latest venture in Home Park is “amazing skyline views to Midtown,” per listings. The previous house on the property sold for $415,000 in September, records show.
Other perks include the sprawling roof decks on fourth floors, oversized master suites, and covered back decks that overlooked fenced but manageable backyards. There’s no HOA fee, and the Walk Score clocks in at a “Very Walkable” 85. Bathroom count: three full, two halves.
Less appealing for buyers could be the lack of true garage—there’s a carport situation for parking in front—and the fact that elevators cost extra.
But as sellers note, the spaces where an elevator would go can function as four large closets for now.
Have a closer look in the gallery above.
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