The clean lines and daring angles of modern residential architecture are old hat in metamorphosing Atlanta neighborhoods such as Old Fourth Ward.
But in Mechanicsville? Not so much.
A young design and build team called Sunny Etc. is out to change that, beginning with a contemporary-style community of duplexes they’re calling truly affordable—in an “overlooked” historic neighborhood shouting distance from downtown Atlanta.
The first offering is called MetroVille. The eight multi-story, semi-detached homes are rising on a corner lot at 555 Pryor St., across The Connector from Summerhill.
Mechanicsville, say hello to rooftop terraces with city views.
The project “hopes to be a small development that will spur more interest in the general neighborhood and fill many of the vacant lots just minutes from downtown,” a rep tells Curbed Atlanta. “We aim to bring the very desirable modern qualities happening around Atlanta for a reasonable price.”
About those prices ...
Units with two bedrooms and two and 1⁄2 bathrooms will start at $229,000.
Larger ones with an addition bedroom and bathroom each will ask $299,000, at least.
Developers are calling them some of “the most affordable handcrafted starter homes available” in the area. Each will have one-car garages, patios, and ancillary decks, too.
They hope to start construction in late August, with completion coming next spring.
- Metro Ville [site]