The Kentucky Derby might have been run Saturday, but on Sunday it was a mad dash to the finish on 14th Street in Midtown.
No2 Opus Place—a project promising to be one of the most opulent residential buildings to rise in the city in years—debuted its sales center, complete with a model unit. Workers added finishing touches even as the doors were being opened, and some finishes weren't able to be installed due to delivery delays.
Nonetheless, the pre-opening drew hundreds of people who had already registered and expressed interest in buying a unit (or two) in the building.
With finishes imported from Italy, completely digitized systems, and views across the entire Atlanta skyline, the building is slated to offer the best of the best.
Plans call for No2 Opus Place to feature some 200 residential units, ranging from $750,000 to more than $12 million—an unheard of price for Atlanta condos.
The building will sit along 14th Street, complete with a restaurant, retail, direct access through the site to Arts Center and the MARTA station, and a massive new art gallery designed by Richard Meier, who designed the High Museum.
According to Kerman Haynes, project director and vice president of Berkshire Hathaway’s CITY HAUS condominium division, the building represents a maturation of the market in Atlanta, where those currently living in some of the city's grandest buildings are looking to move up.
The sales team is sticking to their ambitious timeline for construction, noting that work will begin by October, if not sooner. If all goes according to plan, the first residents will move in at the end of 2019, with the rest of the building finishing up in early 2020.
Unlike other condo projects in the city, No2 Opus Place will not be held back by the number of units purchased. Rather, the project will be self-financed and start construction regardless of pre-sales, says Haynes.
Since pictures are worth 1000 words, here are the latest renderings and images from the sales gallery.