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Clean, Cool O4W Condo Boasts Palms, Relative Affordability

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Here we find a crisp, clean corner unit for sale at one of Atlanta's most distinctive condo buildings: the Wigwam. The listing agent tiptoes out on a limb to call the Wigwam (nicknamed for the Indian figure on the roof) "famous" — Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthplace down the street is legitimately famous — and this two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit "stunning." Well, the aesthetic is certainly fresh, and the $238,500 price relatively affordable, given the Old Fourth Ward's desirability explosion. The $323 HOA fees aren't cheap, especially for a unit of 1,000 square feet, which could be the chief (and only) drawback for condo hunters. The building boasts a Walk Score of 90, which, for Atlanta, is almost off the charts. The unit has new floors, a plethora of natural light and two deeded parking spaces. The community swimming pool leaves something to be desired (lame joke alert!), but the palm-y grounds and Art Deco lines recall South Beach in pleasantly unexpected ways. Prior to an award-winning renovation in 2004, the decidedly greener structure was in rough shape — and was reportedly operating as a crackhouse. So viva la Wigwam.

· 589 Auburn Ave. NE UNIT A [Zillow]
· Recent Old Fourth Ward coverage, discussion [Curbed Atlanta]