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Eight Virginia-Highland townhomes to rise on Ponce, near Freedom Parkway

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An old apartment building was torn down to make way for “The Milo on Ponce,” where units will start at nearly $1M

A rendering of modern townhomes with lots of glass and white sawtooth roofs.
The six townhomes will feature a distinctive sawtooth roof, while the urban villas, at right, will have a butterfly roof.
The Milo on Ponce

An old brick apartment building on Ponce de Leon Avenue, not far from Freedom Parkway, has fallen in the name of new development.

The structure, which formerly housed the Open Door Shelter, was one of many two-story multifamily buildings that line the street in the neighborhood.

In its place, Hudson Development plans to construct The Milo on Ponce, an eight-unit townhome development.

The homes will be built at the eastern edge of the narrow lot, with a long driveway running the length at the west, connecting to an alley at the rear of the property.

Demolition of the early 20th century apartments.
Terry Kearns, flickr

Plans call for two housing types at The Milo on Ponce, with two “urban villas” and six “sawtooth” townhomes. Both options feature three bedrooms and two-car garages. They will stand four stories tall, with rooftop patios and either three and a half, or two and a half, bathrooms.

Shared amenities include a bocce ball court and, well, four guest parking spaces. Predicted to start at $950,000, the homes are not yet available for presale.

Floorplans for the six sawtooth units.
The Milo on Ponce
The floorplan for both villa units.
The Milo on Ponce
A kitchen in one of the villa units.
The Milo on Ponce
The roof porches of each house will boast skyline views, per developers.
The Milo on Ponce
A site plan of the development, with Ponce de Leon Avenue to the left.
The Milo on Ponce
A rendering of modern townhomes with lots of glass and white sawtooth roofs. The Milo on Ponce