“Relaxing… peaceful… serene… captivating… beautiful… and luxurious… welcome home!”  

So begins the enthusiastic fly-through video for a housing concept that bills itself as a blend of luxury living, affordability, and sustainability like metro Atlanta’s never seen.

The proposal—called Alexis Luxury Living, or A.L.L., which is also the name of the real estate firm behind it—calls for a full community of homes built from recycled shipping containers between 20 and 40 feet long.

That alone isn’t groundbreaking, but what would surround the proposed micro-home village could be, in that it would set a glittery new bar for amenities.

Planned design for the clubhouse bar. Alexis Luxury Living

It’s not every day, after all, a subdivision of houses between roughly 500 and 700 feet includes opulent gates. Or a 24-hour security guard. Or a shipping-container clubhouse with a bar, near the shipping-container gym and laundromat. Or a pool, spa, and outdoor kitchen area that project leaders say is fit for a resort.

Sophonie Alexis, the company’s CEO and founder, says the goal with A.L.L. is to help tackle a void of available housing for Georgia’s middle class. The concept is described as the first of its kind, with an eye toward quality and high-end finishes other micro communities lack.

“Our goal,” said Alexis in a project announcement, “is to bridge the affordability gap and make homeownership achievable and attractive for a wider segment of the population.”

Overview of the planned A.L.L. community. Location: TBD. Alexis Luxury Living

A.L.L. heads tell Urbanize Atlanta home prices will range from the mid-$100,000s to the high-$300,000s, with a “diverse selection” in between. Beyond the pool digs and guards, features will include a community garden, dedicated parking, an onsite leasing center, and overall aesthetics described as “exquisite.”

So where will it be? That’s TBD, but A.L.L. is targeting somewhere near downtown Fayetteville, located about 24 miles south of downtown Atlanta. (A project rep says land in the area was recently under contract, but that deal fell through.)

“We are working diligently to finalize the details for groundbreaking and delivery,” A.L.L. reps wrote in response to questions regarding location. “While we don't have an exact ETA at this moment, we are committed to keeping our supporters updated as we move forward with the project."

Sample facade for a proposed two-bedroom, one-bathroom option in what's called Community A. The floorplan calls for roughly 550 square feet. Alexis Luxury Living

Example of a marble-clad bathroom. Alexis Luxury Living

In recent years, metro Atlanta has seen villages of micro cottages pop up in College Park and Clarkston, while full subdivisions of shipping-container housing have been floated elsewhere. But the perks of living at those projects focused more on affordability and community—and less on accoutrements like bathroom marble and tanning ledges at the palm-treed pool.

In the gallery above, take a tour of a hypothetical community that would be like nothing else in metro Atlanta, should it come to fruition as planned.


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