Downing Park, Historic Druid Hills Boutique Community, Launches Sales

Engel & Völkers Atlanta launches sales and marketing for 20-home property with 20% of early release already sold, with prices starting at $1.6 million

Downing Park, the one-of-a-kind, luxury boutique neighborhood in Druid Hills, has officially launched sales, announced Engel & Völkers Atlanta, the brokerage firm leading the sales and marketing for the project. Situated on a historic estate, the exclusive community will feature 20 residences and is being developed by Reed & Co. working with M. Crisler Designs for interior design, TSW as the land architect and Eberly Associates for site planning. The first-released homes, with already 20% reserved, began selling at $1.6 million.

The property is located adjacent to Freedom Park Trail and Park, Candler Park and Olmsted Linear Park at the crux of Atlanta’s most sought-after neighborhoods, Candler Park and Druid Hills.   Downing Park will offer homeowners a variety of lifestyle living options including 11 Villas, 2 Manor Homes, 6 condos located in the existing Tudor Revival mansion, and a modernized residence resulting from the conversion of a historic Carriage House on the property. Each Villa, Manor Home, and the Carriage House will feature a private courtyard. Homes will range in size from 1,500 to over 5,000 square feet. To preserve the historic roots of the estate, each home was designed with a modern approach and nods to the architectural nature of the 100-year-old+ Tudor Revival style mansion.

“With developable land in key intown markets becoming harder to come by and buyer demand for truly unique homes continuing to rise, historic conversions are well-positioned to become the next popular product type,” said Christa Huffstickler, CEO and founder of Engel & Völkers Atlanta. “Downing Park will offer timeless, elevated architecture that upholds the historic integrity of the property, while exceeding the needs of the current homebuyer. Residents of Downing Park will have the privacy they’re searching for but the accessibility to intown’s best amenities.”

Downing Park residents will have the opportunity to select their bathrooms and kitchens choosing from four designer collections featuring neutral tones, a mix of natural materials including quartz and wood and high-end appliances. Downing Park will offer features such as secluded outdoor space, expansive balconies, patios, elevator capabilities, two-car garages, generous primary bedrooms, outdoor fireplaces and more. The community is completed with amenities such as a private outdoor pool, gathering terrace, grilling and outdoor dining spaces, and lush community gardens for residents to enjoy. In short walking distance, residents will have access to Ponce City Market, a host of restaurants and bars in both Inman Park and Virginia-Highland, local parks, the BeltLine and Freedom Park.

Reed & Co. has selected Monte Hewett Homes and Hammertime Construction as the contractors for the Downing Park community.  Monte Hewett Homes will focus on the new construction in the community and Hammertime Construction, Inc. will work on the condominium residences in the historic mansion and conversion of the Carriage House.  Hammertime Construction was chosen based on their reputation as the top intown contractor with experience in rehabilitation of historic properties since 1998. Hammertime is known for their quality of work and their attention to detail. Monte Hewett Homes has hand crafted over 30 of Atlanta’s most adored neighborhoods since its inception in 2000 and was selected due to the shared vision and purpose of building great homes and communities all around Atlanta.  These communities are designed to be places that feels like home in a highly desirable, culturally infused community.

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About Engel & Völkers

Since its beginning in 1977 as a specialty boutique providing exclusive, high-end real estate services in Hamburg, Germany, Engel & Völkers has become one of the world’s leading companies specializing in the sale and lease of premium residential and commercial property, yachts and private aviation. Engel & Völkers currently operates a global network of over 10,000 real estate advisors in more than 30 countries, offering both private and institutional clients a professionally tailored range of luxury services. Committed to exceptional service, Engel & Völkers supports its advisors with an array of premium quality business services; marketing programs and tools; multiple platforms for mobile, social and web; as well as access to its global network of real estate professionals, property listings and market data. Each brokerage is independently owned and operated.