Atlanta may not be known for its exorbitant rents like New York, Los Angeles or San Francisco, but that certainly doesn't mean the city doesn't have its own high watermark. Property listing site Zillow has collected the ten spaces with the highest rent in the city from custom English estates to penthouses to just a touch of the modern. Most are going for over $10,000 a month, but none are without considerable amenities. In any case, it's nice to know even those with exceptional incomes might not be building equity. Is it worth it? Take a look and decide.
This condo is located in the Sovereign luxury highrise in buckhead. It features floor to ceiling windows facing south from the 42nd floor and a large terrace with a fireplace and multiple seating areas. Building amenities include a saltwater pool, hot tub with fireplace, two club rooms, guest suite, fitness center, wine cellar and media room. The condo has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and rents for $8,500.
This custom luxury home features a full range of living spaces including a formal dining room, office, study, and gourmet kitchen. Its key selling point, however, is a wide range of additional (and flexible) entertainment spaces including a workout room, home theater, sauna/spa, game room, craft room, music room and a stone wine cellar with a tasting room. The home includes five bedrooms and five and 1/2 bedrooms and rents for $8,500 per month.
This Ritz-Carlton residence overlooks Buckhead from the 30th floor. The windows wrap the entire corner space give brilliant eastern, western and southern views. The condo comes with a full compliment of Ritz-Carlton amenities including the year-round pool and spa, fitness room and three in-house restaurants. The space includes two bedrooms and two and 1/2 bathrooms and rents at $9,000.
This midcentury-modern home was built in 1964, featuring deep, dark hardwoods throughout and an open floor plan. The living room is partially split by a stone wall with a double-sided fireplace, with one side sunk lower than the other. Bedrooms all feature doors to the front or back deck. The house-length back deck overlooks a private, wooden back yard. The house includes three bedrooms and three and 1/2 bathrooms at $9,500 per month.
This Ansley Park home built in 2004 is only available for short-term leases. The wide, main floor sitting spaces and dining room array nicely from the main hallway and hide a large, open cook's kitchen. The basement has been converted to a finished fitness room, and the upstairs includes multiple office or study spaces in addition to the bedrooms, but the true highlight is the split backyard deck overlooking the basement-level patio, part of which is covered and finished as a breezy sunroom. The house includes five beds and five and 1/2 baths and rents for $10,000.
This Brookwood executive home catering to TV and film crowd is only available for two weeks at a time. It features large sitting rooms, cozy bedrooms and a cook's kitchen with an island range. There is an additional apartment above the detached garaged which abuts the tiered backyard and patio. It includes five bedrooms and four and 1/2 bathrooms and rents for $10,000.
4. 1586 Peachtree Battle Avenue
This custom European-style Buckhead villa was built in 1955. Inside, the floors are gorgeous granite or wide, light hardwood throughout and contemporary accents and fixtures. Most spectacular of all is the covered patio with split dining space and kitchen area, and lounge space with fireplace which overlooks the terraced pool and Jacuzzi. It includes four bedrooms and four and 1/2 bathrooms and rents for $12,000.
This two-story space is located at the top of the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Buckhead. The living room and den each have built-in bookshelves and fireplace, and the terrace has an outdoor fireplace and gas grill. It's a toss up as to whether the stunning views or the stunning lap pool are more enticing. In addition to the sundry hotel amenities the space is available fully furnished. The space includes two bedrooms and three bathroom, and is available for $12,500 a month.
This gated custom home was built in 2012, and among its many highlights are a basement media room, large open kitchen and spa-like bathroom fixtures. But most impressive by far is the modern pool and Jacuzzi overlooked by a pool house, which includes a kitchenette and bathroom. It lists six bedrooms and six and 1/2 bathrooms and rents at $15,000 a month.
This massive, custom English estate was actually built in 2003. The main building is well secluded on a 10-acre plot, which includes two large water features, stables, horse pastures and, if the listing isn't over blowing itself, a polo field. The house includes five bedrooms, five and 1/2 bathrooms, a den, formal dining room and a library. Rent is a whopping $20,000.