The Atlanta real estate market is loaded with incredible patios in the sky and rooftop decks custom-made for summertime shindigs. Some buildings are so pimp, a single clubroom won't suffice, so they have three. None of this comes cheap, of course. Here's a look at five condos in exceptional buildings in two starkly different parts of Atlanta: Buckhead and Castleberry Hill. Whip up some sangria and meet us on the patio.
LUXURY TO THE MAX AT ST. REGIS:
· 88 W. Paces Ferry Rd Unit 2420 [Estately]
For true high-rollers whose tastes lean toward traditional elegance, this three-bedroom flat at The Residences at St. Regis includes access to the ultra-pimp pool and cabanas. Priced at $3.95 million, the condo's in-house elevator takes you right down to the pool and bar, with ultimate privacy. No need for commingling with plebes here.
ROOFTOP HOTTUB & A GIANT DECK:
· 200 Walker St. Unit C [Estately]
This rooftop deck is so sprawling, it looks like they needed a helicopter to photograph the damn thing. The agent declares this $750,000 unit "the best luxury penthouse in Castleberry." It's a bold statement, and while other units in the neighborhood are more expensive, this penthouse's private deck — with the hottub, bar and spellbinding skyline views — competes with the best of them.
GRITTY, LOVELY URBAN OASIS:
· 500 Means St. Unit F [Estately]
In Castleberry Hill, this industrial-conversion at Allied Factory Lofts is top-notch is almost every respect, especially with the spacious courtyard and skyline views from two decks. It clocks in at more than 3,000 square feet. The price: a cool $579,900.
TREETOP VIEWS AT THE ASTORIA:
· 2233 Peachtree Road Unit 905 [Estately]
This $1.29 million condo at The Astoria is humongous at 3,800 square feet, but let's not forget the balconies with treetop and skyline vistas as far as the eye can see. It has three different terraces, and three master bedrooms, for the love of God. And the communal pool isn't shabby either.
LORDING OVER BUCKHEAD IN STYLE:
· 3344 Peachtree Rd Unit 3804
The listing agent calls the Sovereign "ATL's most significant building" and with an outdoor amenities level this swank, it's tough to argue. There's a zero-entry pool and three clubrooms. The two-bedroom, 2,900-square-foot condo has a "J" floor plan that bends with Sovereign's center curve. And it costs $1.76 million.