There’s a saying and a corresponding stereotype in Atlanta that even designers subscribe to. Locals either live ITP or OTP – Inside the Perimeter or Outside the Perimeter, which refers to highway that encircles the inner city. Inside the Perimeter, the combination of the downtown scene, high-powered businesses and multiple colleges draws the younger, often hipper crowd. As expected, outside the perimeter into the sprawling suburbs is where those younger people move when life slows down; once you’re OTP, you’re no longer cool.
What if you could have a sense of both?
That’s what the Providence Group of Georgia is hoping for with its newly opened community, the Bluffs at Lenox. Built in Buckhead, an upper-class neighborhood inside the perimeter, the community takes advantage of its location off the back of a main road that goes directly into downtown. Because of its location and acreage, the townhomes offer more than the typical city apartments and cater to the crowd that’s drawn to the area.
K+BB had an insider’s look into the newly opened model home to see what designs were chosen to fit the upscale neighborhood and the more fast-paced client. Featuring a three-story, 2,319-square-foot build with three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms and a two-car garage, the townhome has more than enough space for a city dweller, even one with a growing family.
After walking through the bottom level, where a bedroom and bath are situated, a classic wooden banister leads up to the main level, which opens up into a great room with 10-foot-high ceilings. The eye immediately goes to the kitchen hood, a stainless steel piece that shines on top of a neutral colored, ceramic tile backsplash. A Cambria countertop offers a hint of glitter and covers the perimeter section and a massive island, complete with bar seating. On the other side of the room, a living room with a linear fireplace gives owners flex space for entertaining. A powder room with chrome finishes is off to the side.
Up another flight of stairs, the master bedroom and bathroom boast a freestanding tub with a waterfall faucet and vessel sinks on Tuscan marble countertops, as well as a huge shower. In between the bedrooms, French doors hide a chic laundry room, complete with a stone countertop and extra storage.
The builders told K+BB they designed this property much different from their properties OTP, which are more traditional. Another version of the design in the community will boast the rustic, almost industrial feel proliferating in contemporary city homes. Either rustic or modern, the Bluffs at Lenox shows the ideal example of finding space in the city, while staying as hip as the other ITPs.