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Inside The Irby, ‘an instant Buckhead landmark’ and pricey new rental option

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The Buckhead Village building has opened with stylized, classic looks—and rents from $1,600 studios to nearly $5,000 penthouses

A long white and blue hallway at an apartment with wood floors and statues.
Snazzy interior decor begins in a common area hallway.
All images courtesy of The Irby

The days of renting a new studio apartment in Buckhead Village for less than $1,500 monthly just might be over.

Further evidence comes this week with the unveiling of The Irby, a 12-story building with a classic bent that’s being described as “an instant Buckhead landmark.”

The Irby saw its first residents move in this month at what used to be the location of the popular Henri’s Bakery, which has relocated to Andrews Square.

Named for Henry Irby, the man widely believed to have founded Buckhead in the 1800s, the Alliance Residential project has 277 units, with entry points being studios of less than 600 square feet for about $1,600 monthly.

Another “Irby” is in the address: 65 Irby Avenue Northwest. At the base is about 13,000 square feet of retail space.

Project officials point to “magnificent ironwork, curated artwork, elegant herringbone wood floors, and other richly designed details” that lend a “modern take on old-world style” and aim to set the building apart.

A white kitchen and living room with large windows.
A sample layout on a lower floor.

In individual units, the doors are keyless and ceilings high, with bathrooms described as “spa-like” and flooring called “hardwood-style,” per an announcement of the building’s debut.

There’s no shortage of penthouses—22 of them—with custom finish packages that also include wine fridges and perks like soft-close cabinets.

Elsewhere around the property is a theater room, fire pit, private bar, game room, bike repair station, pet spa, and valet dry-cleaning services.

Have a look around, below.

A white bedroom with city views.
Views from a model bedroom.
A white master bathroom with two sinks.
A larger bathroom option.
A white kitchen with blue chairs.
Vintage-style finishes in another kitchen option.

The least expensive floorplan in the building at the moment is the “Henry” studio, with 548 square feet and rents of $1,585 monthly.

A studio apartment floorplan.
The Henry.

On the flipside is the “Adair,” the building’s priciest floorplan option. For $4,835 monthly, it has two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms in 1,434 square feet.

But those wouldn’t be the highest rents at new buildings in the neighborhood.

The nearby Gentry tower, at last check, was offering rents for slightly larger studios from $1,837, while the largest penthouse floorplans are $11,695—and up.

A two-bedroom floorplan for a condo.
The Adair.
A huge white lobby area with a blue couch.
Lobby areas include herringbone flooring and classic-chic aesthetics the overall property is going for.
A lobby area with soft walls and a buck head on the other wall.
A kitchen with marble on the walls.
Demonstration kitchen.
A gym with mauve walls.
The 24-hour athletic club has a yoga studio and Peloton bike.
A small gym area with graffiti on the walls.
A wood-paneled sauna in an apartment complex.
The “luxurious dry sauna.”
A rendering of a tall white brick building.
In light of recent, inclement weather, exterior photos aren’t yet available, per a project rep, but renderings lend a good idea how the exterior and amenities appear.
A pool area in a nice neighborhood in renderings.
Saltwater pool.
A tall white building with a sign that says The Irby.
Designed by The Preston Partnership, the Irby has earned a National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Green Certification for high performance in six areas, including water efficiency and building operation, project reps noted.
A building that’s under construction against a blue sky.
How the property looked last August.
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