We have been working on the La France Walk community for the past several years now, and watched the project evolve over the course of that time. Through all the changes, three initial principles have crystalized into core components: inclusivity, connection, and community.
Inclusivity: Creating a development with a significant array of home sizes and types
La France Walk is home to 24 units that range from one bedroom/one bath attached homes up to five-bedroom homes. The larger homes come with an accessory live-work space that offers flexibility for everything from a home office to a granny flat to an AirBnB. Providing a range of housing types makes LFW accessible to residents from a range of economic backgrounds and life stages.
Connection: Prioritizing access to multiple modes of transportation
Being a ¼ block from the Edgewood MARTA station provides a true option to avoid traffic. Uber & Lyft provide the additional flexibility to connect where the trains don’t reach. The Peach Path protected bike infrastructure is only a few short blocks up Oakdale Avenue.
Community: Designing to encourage neighbor engagement
While community is incorporated into the design of La France Walk in highly intentional ways. Significant emphasis has been placed on how every home engages the street. Porches and their railings have been thought through to make sure they are large enough to sit out and enjoy. The sidewalk is pervious pavers, bringing an added level of texture on your walk. A range of street trees are included to make sure you can walk in the shade. The communal gathering space provides a place to sit and relax, with bicycle racks directly adjacent.
“I saw the potential of the place immediately. It only took me two years to finally convince the owner, Hafiz, to sell the property to me, and I’ve been working on the redevelopment ever since” said Eric Kronberg, Partner at Kronberg Wall, one of the country’s leading architectural firms specializing in community centered development that emphasizes walkability and bikeability.
After acquiring the property, Mr. Kronberg dug into its fascinating history, and discovered it was originally part of the town of Edgewood, founded in 1899 as a middle class suburb located on the train line between downtown Atlanta and Decatur. This central location in the city and transit accessibility are now part of the neighborhood’s strength: you’ll have a five minute walk to the stores and restaurants of the Edgewood Retail District, and just 10 minutes to the bohemian chic of Little 5 Points, historic Inman Park and charming Candler Park—you’ll be nestled in the center of Atlanta’s most highly desired neighborhoods and their vibrant culture. Living a car-optional, car-lite life in Atlanta is a rare opportunity. La France Walk offers that chance.
LA FRANCE WALK HAS IT ALL
- 4 classic, yet modern floor plans
- Private road
- Tree lined sidewalks
- 4’ picket fence and gate in every yard
- Low HOA fees
- Energy efficient homes with low maintenance
- Studio space with full bathroom-whether you work from home, need a space for creating, or for long term guests, these studios have been designed for maximum use and flexibility
- Integrated design that balances comfort, design and efficiency without compromising style
- Open and livable floor plans with well appointed finishes
- All houses are solar PV ready
- 220v outlet/car charging station