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.)
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.