Luxury Townhomes Coming to Downtown Orlando’s North Quarter District

A new luxury townhome development is coming to Downtown Orlando’s North Quarter district

Construction will start early next year on the project dubbed élan on Marks, which will feature 10 four-story, urban brownstone-style residences with rooftop terraces on Marks Street in Downtown Orlando‘s North Quarter district, said a news release. The project is designed by Winter Park-based luxury-home architect Phil Kean; River Oaks Builders is the general contractor.

Pre-sales are expected to start soon on the units, which will feature two or three bedrooms, three-and-a half baths, a ground-floor lanai, private two-car garage with frosted doors, and elevators. The fourth floor will feature a tiled rooftop terrace with views of downtown that can accommodate a bedroom or home office.

The open, spacious floor plan boasts 10-foot ceilings with large glass windows and doors; floating staircase with thick wood treads and clear glass railings; plus a “host of luxury extras.”

Check out the photo gallery for a look at renderings for the new project, where unit prices could start at close to $1 million.

“élan on Marks offers distinctive, sustainable townhome residences with a clean efficient look inside and out that will appeal to young urban professionals and those who want to live, work, and play in the downtown area,” said Marisol Santiago Soderstrom of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, who is marketing the project, in a prepared statement.

Several other luxury townhome projects are in the works in Central Florida, including Griffin Park in Lake Mary, as part of the Maitland Concourse North mixed-use project in Maitland, and Park Hill and South Interlachen Place in Winter Park.

Some other upscale townhome projects in downtown included Brownstones at Thornton Park and Samsara.

In other North Quarter news

A one-stop shop for groceries, coffee, and gourmet popsicles will open next week in Downtown Orlando’s North Quarter district.

North Quarter Market’s tentative opening date, pushed back because of inspection and licensing delays, is Wednesday, Nov. 9. The market will house Winter Garden organic produce and meat grocer The Farmacy, coffee shop Downtown Credo, and popsicle-maker The Pop Parlour.

“We have all these different people and customer base that can (benefit from) a cool space for people to come together,” said Cathy Clay, co-owner of The Farmacy.

Clay said she hopes the space brings people out of their homes and into a communal space. Customers should expect “staple grocery items” such as local meats and produce as well as organic items from The Farmacy, Clay said.

“Whenever it’s locally available, we’re getting it locally,” she said.

The Pop Parlour, a gourmet popsicle shop near Lake Eola, has made a name for itself with quirky flavors such as coldbrew bourbon, nutella, blackberry kiwi lemonade, and more.

Credo is a nonprofit coffee shop, serves four local partner charities. It offers iced coffee, french press, espresso drinks and more on a donations only basis. This will be Credo’s fourth location – it has cafes on Edgewater Drive, Church Street, and at Florida Hospital.


Sources: “Inside look at new upscale townhomes planned for downtown Orlando,” Orlando Business Journal; “North Quarter Market opening next week,” Orlando Sentinel