These aren’t your grandma’s townhouses. Real estate agents say Atlanta is hungry for semidetached homes with envelope-pushing modern design. Case in point: The Boulevard at Lenox, a gated, 10-unit complex on Lenox Road near I-85 that was 70 percent sold six months before its expected completion in June. Designed by award-winning Surber Barber Choate & Hertlein Architects, it’s striving to be the gold standard for Atlanta’s semidetached modern dwellings, with base-level perks such as Thermador appliances, floating staircases framed in glass, and covered rooftop hangouts with sleek kitchens and fireplaces. Prices begin at $1,030,000 for three bedrooms and 3,200 square feet. “These are probably the most architecturally interesting townhomes I’ve ever seen in Atlanta,” says listing agent Angela Henderson, who works with Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty. “They are really for that person who wants to wow.”
At half the price—and just six blocks from the Atlanta BeltLine—a 23-unit Reynoldstown project called Reynolds Square also quickly sold out its first phase and has an “interest list” for the second. With prices beginning in the mid-$400,000s for two-bedroom townhomes, round two should deliver this summer, says Pam Ahern, sales manager for developer ICON Residential. “The walkability, contemporary style, and rooftop have been the big features drawing buyers,” she says.
This article appears in our Spring 2018 issue of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME.