New Multifamily Project Combines 1890s Home And Contemporary Townhouses

'5th and Piedmont' to mix historic Midtown residence with 3-story townhomes.

“5th and Piedmont” to mix historic Midtown residence with 3-story townhomes.

One of Midtown’s oldest standing homes, built in the 1890s, is getting a modern commercial transformation.

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The “historic landmark,” on the corner of 5th Street and Piedmont Avenue, will be converted into a “six-unit contemporary style three-story townhome in midtown,” according to Prime Construction, the company that designed the multifamily project alongside Smith/Dalia.

“Currently the site has a historical landmark home from the 1890s, so incorporating this structure with the new construction was a challenge,” the company states on its website.

Units start at $790,000, according to signage at the property.

Would you live here? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

7 Responses

  1. I have lived on 5th for 6 years and look at this place daily. I am so glad to see it repurposed with respect for the original structure.

  2. Finally! I’m glad the project is moving forward. It has taken a long time but glad it’s finally getting a well-deserved makeover. It will compliment the neighborhood. And yes, I would live here.

  3. There’s an art to mixing historical (grammatically it’s not historic) architecture with new construction and this isn’t it.

  4. Hideous! Very happy to see the original structure preserved and the land repurposed; however the the modern town homes do not compliment the building or neighborhood. I am all for mixing it up but this misses the mark completely.

  5. I agree with Aaron. It would have been more in keeping with the neighborhood to have the four added units more in keeping with the neighborhood styles. These units clash with the original building. I am a long time owner in Midtown and would like to see the neighborhood keep its architectual style.

  6. This used to be my family home in the 60’s. It had lovely hardwood details in the paneling, flooring, doors and ceilings. As a teen, I did not appreciate it at the time. My mom rented out rooms like many other of the large older homes in the area. My uncle had another grand home a block or so down Piedmont.

    It’s sad it sat in decline for so many years. I’m glad something is being done there and that they are trying to maintain some of the original architectural details.

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