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Photos: How a Beltline-adjacent ‘Farmhouse’ community is shaping up in Ormewood Park

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Along the future Southside Trail, $700K homes boast “modern farmhouse edge” with higher prices than predicted

A photo of the community’s Beltline frontage with the downtown skyline beyond.
The community’s Beltline frontage with the downtown skyline beyond.
Photos courtesy of Anna K Intown Real Estate Services

If there’s any doubt that a new community carved from a wooded lot in Ormewood Park’s southwestern flank is giddy about its placement along a future Atlanta Beltline stretch, just consider its new street name: Belt Loop.

This week, the first listing for a two-phase project called The Farmhouses at Ormewood Park reached the market, lending an idea what the community’s layout, overall esthetics, and updated pricing will be.

Its mailing address: 727 Belt Loop. And the price: $749,000.

“[We] wanted to give them a different feel than what you would typically see—a real community versus one-off homes,” Realtor Anna Kilinski, of Keller Williams Intown, wrote to Curbed Atlanta in an email.

Since news of the eventual 24-home project emerged in early 2017, predicted prices in the $600,000s have climbed into at least the $730,000s, because “the market has really done well” and “the finished product is outstanding,” said Kilinski.

Officials with Atlanta-based C4 Developers, the team behind the project, are reiterating predictions that The Farmhouses could be the last single-family community with direct Beltline connectivity to ever rise along the 22-mile loop, given zoning and development trends geared toward density.

The project joins a flurry of residential ventures banking on intown convenience and the Southside Trail’s eventual popularity.

These include a more typical Beltline build—an under-construction, multifamily venture of roughly 200 apartments—a few blocks north in Ormewood Park, along with other developments in the pipeline nearby, such as The Swift’s 120 townhomes in Boulevard Heights.

Five (white) houses in phase one are almost finished, while other lots will offer customization and upgrading plans. Phase two should see a true modern offering—and several very modern farmhouses that out modern farmhouse the current stock, Kilinski said.

Per the $749,000 listing, the four-bedroom, 2,654-square-foot home brings “extensive architectural craftsmanship” and a “modern farmhouse edge,” punctuated by a social front porch, pergola, and rear deck poised for “magazine-worth entertaining.”

Arched doorways, a kitchen island harkening a farm table, exposed beams, vintage brass accents, and other traditional touches are juxtaposed with a more contemporary fireplace, quasi-industrial deck railing, and the atypical, peaked facade.

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