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First Look: Upscale Townhomes Bound For Old Fourth Ward

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Ground should break this summer on an "industrial modern" complex bringing eight high-end townhomes and two stand-alone houses to the Old Fourth Ward, all in the shadow of the neighborhood's historic concrete water tower. Epic Development plans to start work soon on the project at 627 Irwin St., a location just one block from the Beltline and two from Krog Street. With price points that will likely range between $500,000 and $700,000, Epic's Scott Eaves said developers hope the project will "look as if it may have been there for a long time and (was) converted recently." Move-ins will theoretically begin nine to 12 months after groundbreaking.

More specifically, Eaves said each unit will have "fabulous" skyline views from the top floor, which will be "half finished and half open." Expect a "retractable wall that opens to the outdoor area on the roof and a wet bar making the rooftops the perfect place to entertain," Eaves said. As if all that didn't sound swanky enough, each unit will also have an elevator shaft. Eaves said a VIP buyer's list is currently being compiled.

It's a safe bet these won't fall under the Beltline's affordable housing offerings. But elevators probably aren't cheap.

— By Curbed Atlanta contributor Tyler Estep

· Epic Development Sells First Modern Home in ATL [Curbed, 2012]
· Recent O4W Sale Portends More Homes to Come [Curbed Atlanta]
· Just what is that tower in the Old Fourth Ward? [Atlanta magazine]