Living in Atlanta: A View from the Top Take a look inside and outside of Atlanta’s top condo developments
With Atlanta’s thriving economy and ongoing population boom, it’s not surprising that the local real estate market has gone vertical. In fact, with more people than ever looking for exceptional and diverse housing options, the metro area’s luxury condo market is on the rise, having experienced an impressive upturn with both new construction and established developments becoming bona fide hot properties across the multifamily segment. What’s even more impressive is that each condo complex throughout the area has its own unique features and hallmarks. And whether you’re on the outside looking in or the inside looking out, you can be sure that what you get is even more than what you see at these remarkable residential destinations. Here are five condo developments—and the unique qualities—that will give you an amazing and unforgettable view from the top.
40 West 12th
40 West 12th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
These days, Atlanta is replete with outstanding mixed-used developments. One of the newest and most sought-after ones is located at 1105 West Peachtree in Midtown, which is now home to 40 West 12th, a complex of 64 condominium homes that are the epitome of refined elegance. The condos sit in the heart of a development that also includes a Marriott Autograph hotel, 25,000 square feet of retail space, 660,000 square feet of office space and more. And just moments away is a host of additional Midtown community gems, from the Woodruff Arts Center, the Whole World Improv Theatre and the Margaret Mitchell House to the Midtown Market, Flywheel Sports and a host of delectable eateries. It is the type of perfectly placed complex that proves the old residential adage that finding the right home is all about “location, location, location.”
To take advantage of its exceptional location, the developers of 40 West 12th focused heavily on how the property interacts with the surrounding community and how they could use architecture and features to help residents truly enjoy the complex’s unique Midtown setting. That’s why these two-, three- and four-bedroom units, which start in the $800s and range in size from just over 900 square feet to more than 2,500 square feet, boast expansive balconies, floor-to-ceiling glass windows and double-sided indoor/outdoor fireplaces, among other components, which are designed to highlight the outdoors and provide a new perspective of the city. That same thought process helped direct the formation of the interior design options that are offered to buyers; each design collection includes natural woods and marble, as well as finishes like Porcelanosa, which is both high-quality and durable enough to be functional and is used in cabinetry and tile throughout the kitchens and bathrooms. The units also are pre-wired for motorized window treatments, which allows residents to bring Midtown in with the touch of a button.
3107 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
If it’s a panorama that you’re looking for, then The Charles in Buckhead undoubtedly will deliver. Located in Buckhead Village, one of the area’s newest and most renowned mixed-use communities that features deluxe shops, celebrated restaurants and more, The Charles is a collection of 57 full-service condos that range in price from $1.9 million to over $3 million. And there’s nothing quite like the million-dollar views available from each residence, which allow owners to look out over the glistening vistas of Buckhead, Midtown and Downtown. Those views can be enjoyed from expansive terraces that are accessed via floor-to-ceiling folding glass NanaWall doors that provide an uninterrupted transition between the indoors and the outdoors.
Once inside, the spectacular experience continues. The Charles’ interiors are marked by large great rooms that offer excellent entertaining spaces, as well as chef-caliber kitchens with European cabinetry by Pedini, Cambria quartz countertops with a waterfall island edge, state-of-the-art Gaggenau appliances and Franke fixtures. Corner master bedrooms offer floor-to-ceiling glass windows to provide continuous access to the incredible views, and the spacious master baths feature everything from Victoria + Albert tubs to Cambria quartz vanities and Gessi fixtures. The Charles is the first new condo building to be constructed in Buckhead in more than 10 years, and its units were more than worth the wait.
260 18th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30363
Taking a bit of a different spin on intown residential options, District Lofts brings sophisticated urban loft living to Midtown. Located within the renowned entertainment district of Atlantic Station, the multi-level units that comprise this unique property actually sit atop the buildings within the neighborhood, offering exceptional views of the point where Midtown meets the Westside district. And because Atlantic Station is a true live-work-play community, everything residents could possibly want is right outside their door, from entertainment venues (like a movie theater and a bowling alley) to retail destinations to dozens of restaurants. For those who want to revel in a 24/7 lifestyle and be in the center of it all, District Lofts is the place to be.
Of course, excellent access to outstanding intown amenities often comes at a rather hefty price, especially when it’s coupled with the ability to enjoy high-end interior features. That’s not the case at District Lofts, though, which prides itself on providing residents with affordable and attainable luxury. Two- and three-bedroom units range from the $399s to the low $600s and offer an array of upscale features and finishes, including quartz countertops, industrial pendant lighting and neutral-toned hard surface flooring. And every residence incorporates the best of loft living, with traditional elements like exposed ductwork and open living spaces. It’s the epitome of cool, contemporary living.
Seven88 West Midtown
788 West Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA 30318
It’s impossible to miss Seven88 West Midtown, the only new glass and concrete tower within intown Atlanta. The sleek and sophisticated high-rise building is one of 2020’s most anticipated residential destinations, as it offers panoramic Atlanta skyline views that can be experienced through gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows. With 22 stories and 279 well-appointed residences ranging in size from 699 to more than 2,800 square feet, the property, which offers one-bedroom, two-bedroom, three-bedroom and penthouse options from the mid-$300s to $1 million, is a definite standout in the recently revitalized West Midtown district that boasts an impressive array of restaurants, shops and entertainment venues.
To make the condo purchase experience as seamless as possible, Seven88 West Midtown features three interior design packages from the Crosby Design Group; the selections offer a simple, clean aesthetic and textures such as wood flooring, quartz countertops and concrete accents. The three distinct design schemes each have their own unique tones and detail differences, ensuring that every residence has an exclusive sense of style. The goal is to create stylized, modern spaces that are warm and functional and allow residents to enjoy a custom feel marked by a true sense of luxury. The residential interiors of the property, which is slated to open in the fall of this year, take their cue from the spectacular architecture and sleek style of the building itself.
270 17th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30363
The tallest residential building in Atlanta, The Atlantic doesn’t just offer wonderful views of Atlanta from every sweeping balcony it features—it has actually become an integral part of the city’s ever-changing skyline. The 46-story condominium building, which is located in the heart of Atlantic Station and was designed in the Art Deco style of the 1930s, features sleek geometric lines and a famed ornamental crown that helps it stand out among the surrounding structures. The property opened in late 2009 and has remained one of the most sought-after intown addresses ever since, offering 400 luxurious two-bedroom condos starting at $500,000 and three-bedroom residences ranging from $700,000 to over $1.4 million.
The Atlantic’s units are as architecturally and visually impressive as the exterior of the building. Each residence boasts an airy, lofty vibe, with high ceilings and large windows that play up the views to each corner of the city. High-end finishes, hardwood flooring, chef’s kitchens with Kitchen Aid appliances and more are hallmarks of the interiors, which can be styled with one of three carefully curated finish pallets, all of which are bright, neutral and functional to accommodate a variety of lifestyle wants and needs. The Atlantic is a pioneer in offering luxurious condo living in Atlanta, and the building remains one of the most recognizable and highly regarded residential destinations to this day.