Last time we dropped by Midtown's 1280 West building, an entire top floor (6,756 square feet) was on the market for $845,000. It seemed like a potential bargain. Now, this recently listed $820,000 penthouse-ish unit might be some of that raw space made inhabitable. Maybe not. There's evidence here of recent alterations: trulia lists the unit at 663 square feet, which would be accurate for a small one bedroom, but not this light-filled sprawler.
Property records indicate the unit last sold for $36,000 — and that three consecutively numbered units (including the one listed) were all purchased by the same individual within the last year, leaving one to deduce that the three were probably combined into one. If this is the case, the resulting unit should be more than 2000 square feet. Other details that support this scenario: the unit includes three parking spaces and three balconies, including a full-blown sky patio. Amenities include a giant lap pool and basketball court in the clouds.
— Michael Kahn
· 1280 W. Peachtree St. NW Apt. 3808 [Zillow]
· At Midtown Tower, Entire Damn Top Floor Asks $845K [Curbed Atlanta]