A recently listed penthouse on Peachtree Street, across from the High Museum, offers a chance to snag a piece of Atlanta's history in an often-overlooked building. Located on the ninth floor of the Reid House, built in 1924 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places — albeit as the Garrison Apartments — the unit features two light-filled bedrooms and bathrooms. The historic elements lend a ton of character, with under-window built-ins, gorgeous original hardwood floors, fireplaces, a crazy floral-print ceiling and some pretty serious wainscoting. Downstairs, the building features an unaltered lobby with marble and brass mailboxes, though it lacks some modern amenities of a newer building — hard to swallow for buyers who'd cringe at $781 HOA fees. Designed by prominent architectural firm Hentz, Reid — for whom the building is now named — & Adler, and attributed to Philip Trammell Shutze by the NRHP listing, the Reid is an important survivor of Atlanta's early-20th century history. For $521,000, the place would be well-suited for an architectural historian, though no architectural historian could afford it.
Updated to correct "Ried" to "Reid."