A unique old-new hodgepodge project in residential Midtown has a name — and an imposing starting price. According to promotional materials, they're calling it "5th & Piedmont," and getting in the door will cost at least $790,000. Buyers will pick between a "brand-new, high-style townhome or a revived historic shingle-style home with its original heart-pine flooring and charm," but the pickings will be slim. Only six "limited edition" homes will be offered, and a
slash mark on an emailed flyer suggests one of them is already taken.
Each townhome will have three stories, though obviously the ones inside the old house will lack the private rooftop decks. Other perks include Toto dual flush toilets, two controlled-access parking spaces, marble countertops and five-inch stained oak flooring in select homes. If the name hadn't clued you in, the project will rise at 5th Street and Piedmont Avenue, about three blocks north of Ponce de Leon Avenue and "near countless premiere restaurants and cultural attractions," the flyer insists. Smith Dalia, the architect, plans to mingle the modern new townhomes with the decrepit but historical home at the corner, which dates to the 1890s.