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In Old Fourth Ward, twin moderns with roof decks request $879K each

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Near Ponce City Market, contemporary residences emblematic of area’s price explosion are marketed as “modern, yet warm and familiar”

Photos of two modern homes for sale in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood.
Exterior variety on Glen Iris Drive.
Avenue Realty

To understand how drastically the Atlanta housing market has changed in places like the Old Fourth Ward, board the Anecdotal Time Machine and journey to early 2013 near the intersection of Highland Avenue and Glen Iris Drive.

There, on tucked-away Fortune Street, you’ll find a contemporary-style home carved into a hill with skyline views by Epic Development. It made waves for being so different four years ago, though it looks rather tame now.

And it sold for $396,000.

Now, hop back in the Anecdotal Time Machine and journey a mere block away from that house. That’s where you’ll find a double-dose of modern-day moderns, each a bit smaller than their counterpart around the corner. It’s not exactly apples and apples (and certainly material, labor, and land costs have skyrocketed), but the 2017 asking price of $879,000 seems like something from another dimension.

Such is the new O4W reality, and properties with atypical, nonconformist style have been quickly moving in this area for years now.

Sited next to each other on a corner lot, these latest moderns by Regal Construction Group are very similar (with exactly similar square footage of 2,265) only with flipped floorplans that enhance privacy.

Each has three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a two-car garage, and around-the-corner proximity to Ponce City Market and Inman Park.

Helping to validate the listing’s “T O P N O T C H modern” description, presumably, is the fact that each house has two rooftop decks with city views (and a wet bar). Inside, find “a home that is modern, yet warm and familiar,” although stained concrete floors can sometimes disagree. The pot-fillers above the stoves are handy, homey touches, though.

The first home, clad with black panels and situated on the left, was almost finished when listing pics were taken. Have a gander:

And here’s the sibling, which was estimated at 50 percent complete when listing photos were taken: