Two hot intown real estate trends are continuing in one of Atlanta’s most celebrated bar districts: The rise of two-bedroom dwellings spread across multiple levels, and a groundswell of townhouse living in East Atlanta Village.

As we’ve seen recently in Old Fourth Ward and Kirkwood, and with Toll Brothers’ Portland Row townhomes nearby in EAV, townhomes with two bedrooms are selling as buyers seek living options with more room to stretch out than condos, and builders aim to maximize the number of homes that can fit on available land.   

The latest project to employ this tactic is Epic Development’s The Village Stacks, which has been taking shape since late 2019 along the southeastern rim of EAV, near The Midway Pub.  

Jim LaVallee, Epic’s director for development and strategic planning, tells Urbanize Atlanta the 20-home project’s final phase is about to start construction along May Avenue in the village.

This marks about 75 new townhouses within a couple of EAV blocks that are under construction or have recently delivered in three separate projects.

The lot in question in 2018. Google Maps

The same corner of May and Patterson avenues today. Courtesy of Epic Development

Earlier plans for the formerly vacant lot had called for bigger units with higher prices—starting in the high $500,000s—and fewer of them.

Instead, the Village Stacks started delivering two-bedroom floorplans earlier this year with an exterior style popularized as “modern farmhouse.”

Townhome options range between 1,610 and 1,634 square feet and start in the $440,000s. Recent sales have topped out at $468,000 last month, according to MLS.

The Walk Score comes in at an admirable 88—a nod to abundant eating and drinking options in the area, and also bus transit and nearby greenspace such as Brownwood Park.

“Experience urban living at its finest in the East Atlanta Village,” reads the official spiel, “while enjoying some of the best bars, restaurants, and coffee shops that the city has to offer.”

Head to the gallery above for a deeper dive.

• In East Atlanta Village, next townhome batch has claimed half a block (Urbanize Atlanta)