Aiming to avoid complaints of cookie-cutter exteriors, developer Minerva tried something different with these Druid Hills townhomes and condos, opting for Art Moderne-inspired architecture that employed wraparound corner windows, painted steel balustrades, horizontal lines, and circular windows.
The community of two dozen flats and condos, called Sophia Druid Hills, finished in 2018. Now, its first resale has come to market within the past week, brandishing a few add-ons.
The gated property is tucked off Briarcliff Road at the entrance to Fox 5’s news headquarters, near Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, featuring a private park and what’s been described as cascading gardens over tiered granite walls.
Overall, the community took cues from the Art Deco Briar Hills condos from 1947 up the street. Townhome offerings—all of them with more than 3,000 square feet—initially started at $795,000.
The resale in question, a three-bedroom end-unit, is listed with Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty for $850,000 (plus $220 in monthly HOA fees).
It initially listed for $859,900 in September but was pulled from the market in November, sales records show.
Per the current listing, the 3,084-square-footer is the only Sophia home with a walk-out lower level, where a big blank space could function as a home gym, office, media room, or fourth sleeping quarters.
Upgrades added after the builder’s work include built-ins and Lutron automated lights, a nice touch.
Other perks: 10-foot ceilings, top-flight appliances, three outdoor spaces for living life, and an aesthetic that can best be described as clean overall.