A trio of distinctive new homes claiming an empty corner lot west of Atlantic Station is clearly taking design cues from midcentury-modern immortals such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Richard Neutra.
But it’s Joseph Eichler’s democratization of midcentury modern homes—a philosophy that delivered style to the masses at approachable prices—that’s really guiding a project collectively known as 3 Palms, according to developer Wole Oyenuga, the co-principal of Urban Oasis Development and Sims Real Estate Group CEO.
“Our intention is that this will be the first of thousands [of similar homes] and will open the door to a new, elevated kind of living,” Oyenuga tells Urbanize Atlanta. “[They’re] designed to blur the lines between inside and outside… through open courtyards, patios, and windows allowing the body and the mind to see and experience nature and natural light.”
Designed by the Xmetrical architecture firm, which has active projects dotted across the city, 3 Palms is described as “Atlanta’s Modern Dream” in the city’s “trendiest zip code—30318” in marketing materials.
Each dwelling fronts Abner Place in the Carver Hills neighborhood of Atlanta’s so-called Upper Westside, neighboring places such as Blandtown, Bolton, and Scotts Crossing.
Oyenuga says all three homes—three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,650 square feet each—will be completed and on the market in early December, priced in the high $500,000s.
The first option listed earlier this month, priced at $599,999—the ceiling of the $500,000s indeed.
With bold roof lines, interior courtyards, clerestory windows, and ceilings up to 13 feet (not to mention the project’s name), the goal at 3 Palms was to evoke the easy-breezy, livable feel of Palm Springs. According to the development team, the properties will be the only net-zero ready homes on the Atlanta market priced less than $1 million.
Each is wired for two EV charging stations and optional solar panels, wrapped in specialized insulation with low-energy appliances inside, among other energy-efficient features, per Oyenuga.
“We started by asking ourselves the question: How do we design a house that can truly make someone’s life better? A home that will actually improve your health, your mental state, and work in concert with the environment?” Oyenuga wrote via email. “What if we could build a house that had the potential to create more ‘clean’ energy than it used? And what if, visually, it was livable art? These homes are the result of those questions.”
See for yourself in the gallery above.
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