It all began in 1927. City planners had a vision for the intersection of Forrest Avenue (now Ralph McGill Boulevard) and Ashley Avenue. Three lots were sold and recorded but sat vacant, waiting and watching as the neighborhood grew around them. From front row seats, these lots have seen decline, diversification and gentrification. Today, with the renewed energy and excitement from Ponce City Market, Historic Fourth Ward Park and the Beltline’s Eastside Trail, new development for these three lots were finally made possible.
715 Ralph McGill, 402 Ashley and 392 Ashley make up the three modern homes in the Ashley Point development. Each home features nearly 2200 square feet of conditioned space on three levels. The height and location of the homes allows for views in all directions. Although the site allows each unit to have its own unique design and character, several themes are present throughout.
The exteriors are comprised of hard coat stucco, re-claimed barn wood and fiber cement lap siding. Energy efficient foam insulation fills the ceilings and floors and LED lighting reduces the overall energy consumption. Each home features large floor-to-ceiling windows and doors to allow natural sunlight to fill the spaces. Each bedroom is designed as a master with its own bathroom. Custom open staircases and natural concrete floors invite you into the ground floor. The second level houses the kitchens, living rooms and dining rooms.
Going undeveloped for 80 years, these three lots have gained new life as this collection of modern homes have complimented the development taking place in the area. Ashley Point is not defined by one singular project but the relationship between each home as they relate to each other and the context.