Emerson Buckhead Is Off to a Hot Start

Earlier this week, I attended an unveiling of sorts for Emerson Buckhead hosted by Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty. And while I was there, I was surprised to learn that 10 of the 41 proposed residences have already been placed under contract, or are in negotiation. Even for one of the most highly anticipated buildings to hit the market in years, that’s an incredibly fast start. Especially considering that prices have landed in the $1,000/sqft range – that’s Beverly Hills territory. From the looks of it, Emerson Buckhead is intent on leaving no doubt that it’s one of the most desirable buildings in all of Atlanta.

One of the things that’s likely driving the brisk sales pace (beyond its incredibly distinctive exterior) is the unique way the floorplans are laid-out. Emerson will have 3 wings that join together at a central service core, and each home will occupy an entire floor of a wing, giving the residences unprecedented privacy. Each home will also have direct elevator access via a private elevator vestibule that only services that unit. The 3-wing design also allows each residence to have a 270-degree view of the surrounding areas via floor-to-ceiling windows on the unshared sides of the home.

An outline of how the 3 wings will come together to form the building’s core:


With construction scheduled to start as soon as 38% of the residences are under contract, the sales team is optimistic that groundbreaking could occur early next year, with completion wrapping up in late 2018 – early 2019. Homes start at $2.2 Million and go up to roughly $6.5 Million for the 2-story penthouse (shell only, of course). Only 41 units are planned, and with options available to combine residences, there could be even fewer than initially anticipated. So if you’re looking for an extremely exclusive, luxurious, and private condo in one of Atlanta’s most desirable neighborhoods, you better act fast.

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Here are a few photos from the event and renderings of what the completed building will look like:

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Renderings of the finished project:

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The outdoor terraces are also one of the most unique features of this building. They’re expansive to say the least, and averaging 450 sqft, they’re large enough to create an actual outdoor living space:



And the basic floor plan design for each wing:


Unit Highlights:

  • 2 and 3-bedroom residences ranging from 2,193 to 3,688 sqft
  • A sprawling, 2-story penthouse with 6,345 sqft of living space
  • Residence combination options available that can increase living space to 8,400 sqft
  • Private elevator vestibules that enhance the feeling of exclusivity
  • Elegant entrances, designed with ample wall space for artwork
  • 10′ ceiling heights with floor-to-ceiling windows
  • 6″ wide, site-finished hardwoods throughout
  • Gorgeous natural gas fireplaces with elegant stone surrounds
  • Separate back-of-house service entrances
  • Expansive master bedrooms with sitting areas and large walk-in closets (islands in some)
  • Fully equipped chef’s kitchens with sprawling islands and breakfast bars
  • Natural stone island, counter tops, and backsplashes in the kitchen
  • Fully-integrated Gaggenau appliances, including wine storage, gas cooktops, and warming drawer
  • Custom crafted European-style cabinetry in the kitchen and baths
  • Natural stone counter tops, floors, and shower surrounds in the baths
  • Elegant Hansgrohe or Waterworks plumbing fixtures
  • Large frameless walk-in showers and beautiful freestanding soaking tubs

Building / Lifestyle: Emerson residents and their guests will enjoy amenities and services comparable to a boutique 5-star hotel, including:

  • A grand porte cochere directly off Peachtree Road, serviced by a full-time valet
  • Fully-staffed lobby including a 24/7 front desk attendant, on-site concierge, and security
  • Access-controlled parking with direct resident access between parking and units
  • Multiple luxurious lounging and entertaining areas
  • Heated lap pool with private cabanas and an open-air pool house
  • Gourmet grilling station and wet bar
  • Formal lawn accented with fire pits and water features
  • Dedicated dog walk
  • Designer furnishings and lighting throughout
  • Gaggenau-equipped, custom catering kitchen and elegant private dining room
  • Glass-walled fitness center with private yoga and pilates studio
  • Intimate spa and private massage facility
  • 5-star guest suite


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