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Overlooking Pratt-Pullman District, eco-conscious Lake Claire home lists at $460K

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The boutique, modern-style Neoterra Townhomes were built in 2007 along DeKalb Avenue

The interior of a modern-style townhome from 2007 with a living room and floating stairs.
The community was finished 12 years ago with features that included floating stairs and rapidly-renewable bamboo flooring.
Keller Williams Realty, First Atlanta/The Lewis Group; photos by Tai Nguyen Studio

Back in 2007, just before the Great Recession gripped Atlanta real estate, a forward-thinking townhome project of just nine units replaced an abandoned asphalt parking lot along DeKalb Avenue where stormwater runoff had been out of control.

In the years since, the Neoterra Townhomes in Lake Claire have witnessed numerous big-budget movie and TV productions across the train tracks at what’s now called the Pratt-Pullman District, another abandoned property, set for a $100 million overhaul that developers say will launch this fall.

Neoterra was always promoted as being eco-friendly, and aspects of that remain, as evidenced by this new $460,000 townhome listing. It counts rapidly renewable bamboo flooring, interior doors made of recycled rubber tree wood, and other sustainable features.

(Fun fact: Rainwater from the roofs, which are made of maintenance-free Trex composite, trickles into a 1,500-gallon cistern underground; it’s then recirculated into the community’s trees and landscaping, according to Gerding Collaborative architects.)

A courtyard with a four-story townhome complex around it.
The communal area off DeKalb.

All Neoterra units count three bedrooms, but this one falls toward the smaller end of options with 1,899 square feet. It’s marketed as being “one of the rarest opportunities” to live near Pullman Yard’s redevelopment.

But living so close to DeKalb Avenue could be considered an impediment. On the bright side, however, the verdure around the community’s front yard and fire pit has grown to be a substantial buffer in the past 12 years.

It has four levels, a two-car garage, and $304 monthly HOA fees. The Lewis Group holds the listing.

A set of stairs with an office and bathroom at right.
A flexible space off the ground-floor entry.
A long living room and kitchen combo with bookshelves at right and floating stairs at left.
In the main living area, original bamboo floors are described as being in “great shape.”
A kitchen with gray counters and reddish brown cabinets.
A granite-topped island and parawood cabinets in the kitchen.
A master bedroom with white walls and a wood ceiling fan above.
Floating stairs lead to the master bedroom, one of three.
A master bathroom with wood vanity and dual sinks.
Master bathroom.
A roof deck with a large u-shaped couch and decking.
The expansive, partially covered roof deck, with views to the former Pullman Yard across the street.
A view from a  townhome rooftop with a view to downtown.
Around the corner, in the distance, a slice of downtown.