In many ways, Poncey-Highland’s Sky Hill townhomes typify what’s happened in Atlanta real estate the past few years.
The project seized an underused lot (formerly an automotive shop) that once neighbored a makeshift skatepark and the woefully underutilized City Hall East. Capitalizing on sweeping skyline views and one-block Beltline proximity, the completed townhomes offered upscale finishes and four stories, all perched over the key artery that is North Avenue.
Even the largest units here were selling in the $400,000s, back in post-recession 2013.
Times obviously have changed, and this stylish three-bedroom unit, which is among the smaller homes on site, is asking $779,900.
Sky Hill offers just 12 residences—built as three sets of four—and Zillow pegs the square footage here at 1,908. The advertised “fenced yard” might be little more than tree-shaded wood chips and a simple pathway, but it is indeed extra exterior space.
Inside, find three and 1⁄2 bathrooms, Bosch appliances, custom lighting, California Closets in the master, and smart-home automation. A few splashy art pieces could tone down the almost clinical whiteness that’s going on now—for buyers who prefer warmth over Siberian minimalism.
With Ponce City Market steps away, it’s no surprise the location chalks a “Very Walkable” 82 WalkScore. But for daily drivers, there’s a two-car garage down below. Another, less flashy plus: entrée into Springdale Park Elementary.
The enviable fourth-floor terrace offers both covered and open-sky spaces, a television, fire pit, and Midtown views for anyone willing to lean over railings.
So the Sky Hill prices may have shot sky-high, but this part of town isn’t exactly what it used to be, either.
- 600 Bonaventure Unit 11 [PalmerHouse Properties]