Atlanta’s penchant for turning sprawling church properties into relatively dense residential nodes continues in Edgewood.

Just south of Kroger and Target’s frenetic parking lots at the Edgewood Retail District, another intown venture by national developer Toll Brothers is taking shape, selling out some floorplans and planning to open model units next month. 

The 51-home project, Oxley Edgewood, is bringing a variety condos, cottages, townhomes, and what developers describe as “Manor homes” to a large plot just east of Moreland Avenue.

Example of townhome facades. Courtesy of Toll Brothers/Oxley Edgewood

All units priced at $310,000 or lower—most of them one-bedroom condos—are under contract now. Allison Nugent, Toll Brothers’ marketing director, tells Urbanize Atlanta that larger, detached “Cottage” home options have sold out, too.

Remaining townhomes start at about $500,000 for 1,898 square feet. The three-story Manor house condos, meanwhile, are commanding higher starting prices of $534,000.

As with the Empire Paintbox townhomes in Kirkwood, and the 1200 Ponce venture claiming Druid Hills United Methodist Church, it’s a case of developers moving in to claim a large swath of land from an intown church congregation willing to sell and move on.

The former church property in September 2018. Google Maps

In Edgewood, the former church’s deep lot covers more than 3 acres, according to LoopNet.

Antioch East Baptist Church, which was founded more than 145 years ago in Edgewood, has since relocated to a larger facility in Ellenwood, south of Atlanta. Services began there in summer 2019, per the church’s website.  

Townhome interior design aesthetic. Courtesy of Toll Brothers/Oxley Edgewood

According to Toll Brothers reps, Oxley Edgewood is designed to nod to Edgewood’s Craftsman-style homes in a quiet setting and “walker’s paradise,” a half-mile from the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail.

Beyond the unique range of floorplans, they say perks of living at Oxley will include a shaded grilling station, communal dining tables, fire pit, dog run, and—this is a new one—a cornhole court.

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