Luxury Village District Townhomes Coming to ITB Raleigh

Oberlin Heights is a contemporary, high-end collection of 11 design-forward townhomes coming to ITB Raleigh adjacent to Hayes Barton and walkable to The Village District. Sales efforts are already underway.

Exterior Rendering of Oberlin Heights

Raleigh, NC Chappell [Powered by Compass], in cooperation with The Raleigh Architecture Company and Concept 8 Holdings, is thrilled to announce a new collection of high-end luxury townhomes coming to Raleigh, near the Village District and adjacent to historic Hayes Barton. Oberlin Heights, located at 1302 Oberlin Road, promises future homeowners walkable inside the beltline (ITB) accessibility, maintenance-free flexibility and all the modern trimmings of a luxury build. Sales are already underway. 

With 11 residences available and various plans starting from $1.2M – $1.6M, Oberlin Heights’ boutique offerings offer buyers unparalleled Downtown access in one of the area’s most coveted neighborhood locales.

Rooftop Rendering from Oberlin Heights

The collection is made up of nine distinct floor plans each with a different approach to open-concept, functional SQ FT across four levels of light-flooded living. 

Residences offer different combinations of 2 – 4 bedrooms, 2.5 – 3.5 bathrooms, and 1 – 2 car garage layouts while ranging from ~2,100 to ~2,800 SQ FT. Staples of each residence include high-end elements like expansive rooftop patios, polished finishes, and modern appliances, while additional features like private elevators, covered decks, additional sheltered parking and skyline views vary by residence.

We’re no strangers to bringing this kind of high-end, high-density ITB development to market, but Oberlin Heights’ layouts & location truly set this collection apart.

– Johnny Chappell, Owner/Broker of Chappell & Member of Oberlin Heights Development Team


“We’re no strangers to bringing this kind of high-end, high-density ITB development to market, but Oberlin Heights’ layouts & location truly set this collection apart,” said Johnny Chappell, Owner & Broker of Chappell and development team member.

“By collaborating with expert engineers and high-quality builders to bring this Missing Middle inventory to life, we’re maximizing ITB acreage without compromising on architecture, aesthetics or accessibility. This by no means solves our city’s inventory issues – but we are proud to be part of the ongoing solution.” 


While high-style and low-maintenance living comes standard in this luxuriously-inspired ITB community, only early homebuyers have the advantage of collaborating with the design team to customize their interiors and incorporate optional plan enhancements. 

“Oberlin Heights offers pre-sale homebuyers the opportunity to work directly with our designers on the defining details of their space. From optional built-in expansions to elevated appliance suites, our first homeowners will have advantages no other Oberlin Heights buyers will have,” explains Chappell. “While our latest collaborative collection with The Raleigh Architecture Company will undoubtedly deliver an inspired Oak City lifestyle – only our first homeowners will have the power to make it intrinsically theirs.”

Aerial view of ITB homesite – future home of Oberlin Heights.

“Oberlin Heights is designed to fit the community well and its walkable locale offers easy access to the Village District, Hayes Barton and greater Downtown Raleigh,” says Shawn Donovan, member of the Oberlin Heights development team and Founder of Concept 8. “Very rarely do buyers get the kind of access offered by these new Village District homes. Then, when you combine expert construction with Oberlin’s cutting-edge design? You’re delivering a turnkey development any future homeowner will love. We began site work earlier this year, and we’re excited to bring the collection to life.”


In addition to the 11 new residential opportunities coming to Oberlin Heights, Chappell is currently delivering several other Downtown-centric developments to market, including Lyon, a collection of duet-style modern homes in the nearby Sunset Hills area, and IDYLE, a Net-Zero-Ready home collection in Downtown. Additionally, the teams have begun initial site work on City Hike an upcoming DTR townhome collection coming to 1111 Garner Road. 

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Further out, Chappell and its development partners are offering 26 duet-style, move-in-ready Lake Johnson area homes at Wrenwood, and an additional 24 craftsman-style, Central Raleigh townhomes at Pleasant Grove Townes. Outside of Raleigh, the teams are delivering Forest on Franklin, a collection of craftsman-style townhomes in Downtown Wake Forest, and will begin preliminary work on Coker Place a large-scale, mixed-residential development community coming to Chapel Hill.

Chappell [Powered by Compass] is the real estate broker for Oberlin Heights. The Raleigh Architecture Company is handling the architecture, Concept 8 is set to complete construction, Jenn Cobb of Verity Design Studio contributed to the project’s design. Rich Paravella of Prime Lending is the preferred lender for the project, while Mann, McGibney & Jordan, PLLC, is the preferred attorney. Concept 8 Holdings is the developer.

For more information on Oberlin Heights, visit or contact 919.737.2669.


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