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Renderings: ‘Pocket neighborhood’ bound for streets of Ormewood Park

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The project will offer a mix of single-family residences and attached homes

Rendering of houses along a tree-lined street.
A new community on the rise in Ormewood Park.
Images courtesy of TerraCraft Homes

In recent years, as intown land has become more scarce, Atlanta has witnessed the advent of “pocket” communities in places like Edgewood, Kirkwood, and, soon, Druid Hills.

Ormewood Park is no stranger to the pocket approach, as evidenced by The Farmhouses project, and the trend is continuing.

Across Vernon Avenue from Beulah Heights University and backing up to the Glenwood Green Townhomes, a venture called “Vernon” is slated to be a pocket neighborhood at the intersection of Vernon Avenue and Berne Street, two blocks up from the Beltline’s future Southside Trail.

Developed by David Smith with Oak Hall Development and TerraCraft Homes, the community will feature 20 larger single-family residences, cottages, and attached homes (duplexes) in a horseshoe layout.

The three- and four-bedroom homes will range between 1,500 and 2,500 square feet, with prices from the $500,000s to $700,000s, reps tell Curbed Atlanta.

HOA fees will be $125 per month, which covers such expenses as street lights, association management services, landscaping of common areas, and property and liability insurance for common areas.

On the exterior, designs are said to be “within the ‘architectural context’ of the Ormewood Park neighborhood.” One and two-car garages—and what looks to be rare new-build carports—are in the works.

Inside, expect 10-foot ceilings on main levels, gas fireplaces, gourmet kitchens, and hardwood floors throughout.

Right now, no completion date for the neighborhood has been announced, although there is a lot of grading work going on after the previous existing homes on the site were removed.

At the moment, though, four homes are currently under construction—in the drywall stage—and available for sale.