The latest Old Fourth Ward townhomes to pop up west of Boulevard with a modern bent were met with “high demand” and have now sold out.

That’s the word from developer Empire Communities, which has made building intown townhouses a focal point in recent years in places that couldn’t be more disparate, ranging from Boulevard Heights, Kirkwood, and Pittsburgh to Buckhead.

Empire began construction in 2019 on a 34-townhome venture where Angier Avenue meets Parkway Drive in Old Fourth Ward.

The large corner lot (with skyline views) had formerly housed Premier Academy, a longtime center of childcare and learning for kids around the Village of Bedford Pine, which relocated to a facility on nearby Renaissance Parkway.

The project's location a block west of Boulevard and south of North Avenue. Google Maps

Inside the final home to go under contract in April, a two-bedroom, three-story townhouse priced at $431,500. Photography courtesy of Empire Communities/EAH Brokerage LP

Now called Empire 4Forty4, the project finished construction early this year and offered what was described as connectivity in a setting with diverse architecture, where prospective buyers could “live a life truly uncompromised” in the $400,000s and walk a few blocks to Ponce City Market and the BeltLine.

The last couple of homes available—both two-bedroom, two-bathroom units across three levels—saw prices increase by about $5,000 and $7,000 between December and a final sales push this spring.

The latest advertised prices are $431,553 and $433,872, respectively, with $150 required in monthly HOA fees each.

West-facing balcony views today from Empire 4Forty4, overlooking the ParkHaus townhomes built by DEZHU US. Photography courtesy of Empire Communities/EAH Brokerage LP

Perks with the final floorplan to go under contract in late April, The Welkin, included vaulted ceilings of up to 14 feet, an entertainment-ready loggia, and a 10-foot quartz island in the kitchen.

Some 4Forty4 units have closed in the $420,000s. That’s about $100,000 cheaper than larger townhomes at Dezhu US’ ParkHaus project across the street.

Meanwhile, the new Plexus r+d-designed townhomes called “The Muses” begin just shy of $600,000 a couple of blocks away.

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