The former apartment house on the corner of Eastern Star Avenue and Cherokee Road (seen below before construction) was once as stately as its Victorian neighbors. Developers have taken the structure back to the basics in a massive gut-rehab intended to recover some of its past elegance. Changes include a new stucco exterior, new pitched roof, and upscale finishes throughout.
The new building will contain six luxury condominiums including new townhomes built in the back of the building along Eastern Star Avenue. The project is being dubbed The Marseilles of Cherokee Road, continuing the theme of other luxury developments along Cherokee Road invoking the names of Old Europe.
The project was scheduled to have its first units complete by late summer, but by the looks of construction progress, they may miss that mark by just a bit. In fact, after early demolition progress, the site sat idle for most of the summer before a recent flurry of activity has brought the house back to life.
It’s quite remarkable the project got off the ground at all considering the anti-development sentiments of the Cherokee Triangle as evidenced in ongoing negotiations with the Jefferson Development Group over two projects it plans in the area. Hopefully we will see completed units by the end of the year.
- The Marseilles of Cherokee Road (Official Site)
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