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How Poncey-Highland townhomes next to Manuel’s Tavern are shaping up

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The 550 North Highland project is planned to start in the high $700Ks

A long white room with a TV and living room and dining table and kitchen.
550 North Highland interiors; seen here, a living, dining, and kitchen combo.
Renderings courtesy of Selig Development

Years in the making, a boutique community of Poncey-Highland townhomes that claimed what used to be Manuel’s Tavern’s main parking lot is coming to market.

Despite a citywide shelter-in-place order in light of coronavirus concerns, Engel & Völkers Atlanta reps report that 550 North Highland, a 16-townhome Selig Development project, is still expected to see its first units delivered this summer.

The three-story offerings, built by Monte Hewett Homes, will average about 2,400 square feet with three or four bedrooms where North Highland Avenue meets Williams Mill Road. Prices are expected to range from the high $700,000s to mid-$800,000s.

Each townhome will be fronted by a small private courtyard and topped with indoor and outdoor terraces.

A rendering of a long white room with two big windows and a kitchen at the back.
A main-floor dining and kitchen combo.

Listings so far span from a three-bedroom option for $805,000 to a four-bedroom asking $865,000. Both span 2,731 square feet, with four and a half bathrooms and monthly HOA commitments of $283, per listings.

The overall look and choice of finishes is meant to be “a key differentiator that adds to the exclusivity of the community and creates an environment that feels independent of current trends,” Sam Morgan, Engel & Volkers Atlanta’s sales director, said in a recent announcement.

The project marks the first boutique townhome community for Selig, a firm with Atlanta roots dating to 1918.

A row of townhomes being built where cars drive by on a road.
The townhome site, where Williams Mill Road meets North Highland Avenue, earlier this month. Selig is expanding sidewalks and adding street lighting to boost the pedestrian experience, project reps say.
Photos by Josh Green, Curbed Atlanta
A row of townhomes in Atlanta.
Facades along North Highland Avenue.
A row of townhomes being built in Atlanta.
A vehicle entry point, with Manuel’s Tavern at right.
A white row of townhomes with blue skies overhead.
The expected look of finished facades, along North Highland Avenue.
A row of white townhomes with garages and big trees in front.
Access along Williams Mill Road.
A large terrace atop a white townhome.
A sample terrace.
An overview of a townhome community in Atlanta.
The site’s layout.