"Penthouse" usually conjures up images of luxe ultra-modern — or in some cases horridly outdated — spaces with sweeping panoramic views of the city, all for an often hefty price tag. But it turns out that's not always the case. The just-listed exception to the rule features two bedrooms and two bathrooms with a price tag of $409,900; downright affordable as far as penthouses in the city go. Until you consider the location — not exactly in the city. Lacking pretty much every amenity of urban life, this high-rise condo building stands among forests and an array of office parks around Windy Ridge. Featuring most of the trappings of a Smyrna single-family home — gaudy chandelier in the dining room, traditional cabinets in the kitchen, wall-to-wall carpeting in the bedrooms — oddly juxtaposed with exposed concrete and floor-to-ceiling windows lording over forests, the condo leans a bit Frankenstein. Though for an Atlanta Braves fan, it might be the best bet for penthouse cred and convenience to The Battery come 2017.
· 3300 Windy Ridge Parkway SE [Dorsey Alston Realtors]