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First look: ‘Modern farmhouse’ hub rises where East Lake meets Kirkwood, Oakhurst

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At townhome community called Bixton, two-bedrooms start in the low $500Ks

A rendering depicting one of two street entrances at a community designed, per developers, to encourage front-porch interaction with neighbors strolling by.
A rendering depicting one of two street entrances at a community designed, per developers, to encourage front-porch interaction with neighbors strolling by.
Renderings courtesy of EA Homes

In the shadow of Drew Charter School’s modernistic campus, sales have launched for a new East Lake townhome community developers say is designed to encourage neighborly interactions.

Offering 32 homes in what’s described as a playful, fresh, modern-farmhouse style, Bixton by EA Homes will be walkable to the commercial villages of East Lake (the evolving 2nd + Hosea, that is), Kirkwood, and—for the adventurous—Oakhurst.

It’s under construction between Cottage Grove Avenue and Memorial Drive.

Bixton will offer two and three-bedroom floorplans ranging from 2,400 to 2,600 square feet, with prices beginning in the low $500,000s, according to developers.

Some residences will feature detached garages, and the project’s nucleus with be a communal green space dubbed “the backyard.”

“Designed to face outward toward the community yet create its own sense of place, Bixton brings a porch-sitting, kids-playing, street-light-popping-on kind of life to intown Atlanta,” reads a marketing spiel. “The architecture at Bixton is simple and clean, inspired by a comfort-driven approach to beautiful design for single-family homes.”

Other attractions—beyond the bold promise of “joy around every corner”—include fresh wall murals a few steps away “by local and emerging artists,” per developers.

Last but not least, the Alder I.

Among other projects, EA Homes is also building a large offering of townhomes called The Swift that neighbors the Beltline’s Southside Trail and Grant Park, and a community of 33 townhomes at Lindbergh.

The company had established itself as a suburban builder, focused largely on Atlanta’s northern arc, but more recently has shifted intown as buyers demanded walkability and transit-connectivity.

Homes with detached garages shown at top, with the central “backyard” green space in the middle. For reference, Drew Charter School’s new campus (photos here) is just south, across the street.
The Brixton’s location in February 2017, prior to major site work.
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Another angle of the site, in October.
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