Smart and Fancy Living at LEED Certified Oakland Park

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Just south of one of Atlanta’s most unique and cherished green spaces and a couple blocks west of the BeltLine Eastside Trail southern extension sits Oakland Park Condominiums — the first in Atlanta to garner LEED certification. Oakland Park help set the standard early for what smart growth should look like for the BeltLine corridor.

The mixed use complex currently has four condominiums on the market in 1 bedroom/1bath and 2 bedroom/2 bath floor plans. Prices range from $148K – $240K with two of the 1/1 floor plans qualified for FHA financing.

Features of the homes include:

  • one-of-a-kind views that will never be blocked because of historic Oakland Cemetery
  • custom kitchens with granite counter tops and gorgeous cabinetry
  • stainless steel appliances and breakfast bars; large living rooms with floor to ceiling windows
  • fantastic skyline views through floor-to-ceiling sliding glass windows
  • master suites complete with spa-bath
  • huge walk-in closets with laundry
  • walk-out to private, covered balcony
  • 10′ concrete ceilings
  • 2 car garage parking
  • roof-top deck with grill
  • security
  • active HOA

The entire development boasts LEED for Homes certification. Eco-friendly features of the homes include:

  • Operable, low-emittance, double-paned windows
  • Bamboo flooring in kitchen and living areas
  • Dual flush toilets and high performance plumbing fixtures
  • Energy Star appliances
  • High efficiency heating and cooling
  • On-site recycling center
  • Steel and concrete construction
  • Drought-resistance landscaping
  • Moped/scooter/bike racks

One of the first things I noticed when I previewed the brand new project back in July, 2008 was the lack of the typical new construction smell. This was due to the use of low volatile organic compound [VOC] paints, adhesives, sealants and carpeting throughout the building. Typically, my eyes — which are very sensitive to off-gassing of new conventional paint, glue, and carpet — would have been burning within minutes of walking down the carpeted hallways. Improved indoor air quality is a primary benefit of LEED construction.

Owners could enjoy up to 30% in energy usage and water consumption due to the LEED certified construction and features.

Locationally, the development scores well. Aside from it’s premium placement, sandwiched between Grant Park neighborhood and Oakland Cemetery, the lofts rate a “good” transit score of 58 and a “very walkable” walk score of 77¬†with many shops, bars, and restaurants in close proximity. King Memorial MARTA station is a half mile walk or bike ride through Oakland Cemetery.

And how many folks can say they have lions, tigers and bears living in their neighborhood?

FMLS #’s: ¬†5129572, 5176266, 5176306, 5216145

view from Oakland Park

About Burke Sisco

Burke Sisco is an Associate Broker of First United Realty with 20 years of experience in the Atlanta real estate market. He calls the surging infra-culture around the BeltLine both home and business territory and is the founder and managing editor of BeltLandia.com. He has helped a number of satisfied clients buy and sell property in BeltLandia. Those interested in living the BeltLandia Lifestyle can reach Burke at 404.421.9968 or by email at burke@burkesisco.com.

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